The SIS Kata Phuket celebrated its 1st Anniversary

Phuket – June 18, 2018: The SIS Kata, Phuket has marked its 1st year anniversary with a cake cutting ceremony and monk blessing ceremony attended by team members and management team led by Managing Director Khun Supaporn Phatharaworanee and her daughters Kanokkorn and Phanwara Phatharaworanee.

Khun Supaporn Phatharaworanee, MD said “To celebrate the first anniversary of The SIS Kata, Phuket on, we have set a cake cutting and following with merit making ceremony to celebrate our 1st year”

The SIS Kata, Phuket also have activities to celebrate 1st anniversary by click: http://www.thesiskata.com/whats-on/

Bastian Ballweg appointed Executive Chef at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang beach

Phuket, Thailand, 19 June 2018 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has appointed Bastian Ballweg as its new Executive Chef, as it aims to raise the bar for culinary excellence throughout the resort.

A German national, Chef Bastian was inspired to embark on a culinary career by his grandparents, who owned a popular restaurant and pub in Germany. He entered the hospitality industry in 1999 and quickly rose through the professional ranks at a series of European restaurants and hotels, including Mövenpick Hotel Zurich Airport.

He then commenced a new challenge in 2006 by attending hotel school in Luebeck, Germany.

In 2012, Chef Bastian moved to Southeast Asia for the first time when he joined the South American Steakhouse in Phuket, leading the kitchen team as Executive Chef. Then in 2015 he joined The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket – the prestigious property that now forms part of Marriott International’s portfolio.

Chef Bastian will now showcase his extensive culinary experience and expertise at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach. An innovative master of global cuisine who takes inspiration from around the world, he focuses on fresh, local ingredients to create authentic dishes.

“I am delighted to become Executive Chef at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach and look forward to bringing my distinctive culinary style to our guests. With two great restaurants and a stunning sandy beach, this is a fantastic destination to showcase high-quality cuisine,” commented Chef Bastian.

Guests can experience Chef Bastian’s exciting culinary creations at The Andaman Kitchen and Big Fish Restaurant & Bar.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach Celebrates First Two Years of Success

Phuket, Thailand, 4th June 2018 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach recently celebrated its second anniversary with a ceremony that included a traditional Buddhist blessing.

Top executives from the resort, Asset World Corporation and TCC Hotel Asset Management Company Limited welcomed senior monks from a local Buddhist temple in Phuket to conduct the ceremony. The blessing took place on 5th May 2018 at the auspicious time of 9.39 hrs.

In the two years since it opened in summer 2016, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has delighted thousands of guests and won multiple awards. It is hoped that this blessing will ensure many more years of success for the resort in future.

The ceremony was led by Mr Nishant Grover (pictured third from left), Chief Operating Officer of Asset World Corporation, which owns the resort, and attended by Mr David Ippersiel, General Manager of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach (second left).

Also in attendance were Ms Ratchanida Hararak, the resort’s Director of Finance (far left); Ms Potjanee Darakamas, Assistant Vice President Asset Management, TCC Hotel Asset Management Company Limited (third right); Ms Sabrina Cai, Assistant Vice President Asset Management, TCC Hotel Asset Management Company Limited (second right); and Mr Francois Poletti, the resort’s Director of Operations (far right).

From left to right:
1. Ms. Ratchanida Hararak, Director of Finance of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach
2. Mr. David Ippersiel, General Manager of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach
3. Mr. Nishant Grover, Chief Operating Officer of Asset World Corporation
4. Ms. Potjanee Darakamas, Assistant Vice President Asset Management, TCC Hotel Asset Management Company Limited
5. Ms. Sabrina Cai, Assistant Vice President Asset Management, TCC Hotel Asset Management Company Limited
6. Mr. Francois Poletti, Director of Operations of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

 

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Reveals New Executive Sous Chef Brian Raymond Moore

Phuket – 1 June 2018: – The award winning Phuket beach resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has appointed Brian Raymond Moore as the new Executive Sous effective immediately.

In his new role, Brian will be supporting the Executive Chef Dietmar Spitzer at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa in supervising daily operations at the resort’s ten onsite Phuket restaurants and bars, banqueting, catering for meetings and events as well as overseeing all culinary initiatives and entire kitchen team.

Executive Sous Chef Brian Moore
New Menu: Andaman Sea Bass Fillet
New Menu: Big Eye Tuna Tartar

New Menu: Duck Breast
New Menu: Mango & Passion Fruit Pavlova
New Menu: Poached Andaman Sea Prawns Tian
New Menu: Spinach & Watercress Soup

Chef Brian is an established leader in the restaurant industry with a career spanning more than two decade. He brings with him 27 years of culinary experience and restaurants expertise with will be a great asset for the resort. Brian’s passion for food shines through his love for classic and modern European cuisine. He has a strong track record in food operations, successfully developing and managing new culinary initiatives.

44, a native Australian, he was born and raised in the city that renowned world’s top foodie town, Melbourne. Brian completed his Apprenticeship of Cookery in 1994 at the William Angliss Institute, Australia’s highly regarded specialist center for hospitality, tourism and culinary arts.

He started his culinary journey as apprentice chef in Grand Hotel (now Hotel Windsor) in Melbourne. He continued to hone his skills working in fine dining restaurants among Italian, French to European cuisine like Rogalsky’s restaurant; Laconda Veneta; Arigo Harry’s Bar; Rospar’s Restaurant; The Willow; Riva St Kilda Marina; Peter Rowland Catering; Chiones Restaurant; Arthur’s Seat Restaurant in Australia.

Chef Brian joins JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa from his previous role as the Corporate Group Executive Chef at the Epicurean Group in Hong Kong where he contributed his long 10-year service with. His limelight with Epicurean Group, he developed the French bistro concept with 3-star Michelin Chef Yannick Alleno at Terroir Parisien and launched numerous new restaurants in Hong Kong and Kowloon.

His passionate approach has gained Brian a number of awards like Michelin guide recommended restaurant Steik World Meats for 5 consecutive years from 2011 – 2015; Steik World Meats named Hong Kong Tatler’s Best Restaurants 2014 – 2015 just to name a few.

Now he is up for a new challenge and ready to bring the culinary scene on the island of Phuket to the next level.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Andaman Grill will be launching the new menu created by Chef Brian from 24 June onwards. The degustation dinner on the new menu will be ‘Spinach & Watercress Soup’ 63°C slow-cooked free range egg; Poached Andaman Sea Prawns Tian – crushed avocado, organic melon, gazpacho dressing; ‘Big Eye Tuna Tartar – Crushed avocado, preserved lemon, red radish, crème fraiche and lattice potato crisps; ‘Andaman Sea Bass Fillet – Honey mustard caulifloweretes, cauliflower cream, radish and fresh tarragon; Duck Breast – Sous-vide and 5 spiced duck breast sautéed bock choy, sweet potato puree and duck jus; Mango & Passion Fruit Pavlova – Chantilly cream and mango gel and more sampling menu to delight your taste buds.

Advance reservations are required. For more information or reserve a table, please contact Restaurant Reservations on +66 76 338 000 or via e-mail to mhrs.hktjw.fbdiningexperience@marriott.com or log onto jwmarriottphuketresort.com

 

Meet mushrooms galore menus in La Gritta’s June promotion

Phuket, 28 May 2018 – La Gritta Restaurant at Amari Phuket launches a special promotion in June 2018 called “Dalla Foresta” and invites guests to journey through the forest with a premium selection of various wild mushrooms imported from Europe. Chef Patrizia has selected four popular mushroom varieties – portobello, porcini, morel and chanterelle – to craft five authentic Italian dishes. These exotic mushrooms offer natural flavours, freshness and tenderness and are rich in nutrients.

Funghi Ripieni al Formaggio, priced at 410 THB++

Funghi Ripieni al Formaggio, priced at 410 THB++
Portobello mushrooms filled with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Recommended for vegetarians.

Ravioli ai Funghi Porcini, priced at 580 THB++

Ravioli ai Funghi Porcini, priced at 580 THB++
Home-made ravioli filled with porcini mushroom and burrata cheese and mixed with Parmesan cheese sauce. Recommended for vegetarians.

Risotto alle Spugnole e Gamberi Rossi di Mazara del Vallo, priced at 880 THB++

Risotto alle Spugnole e Gamberi Rossi di Mazara del Vallo, priced at 880 THB++
Creamy risotto with morel mushrooms and red prawns.

Pizza Funghi e Salsiccia, priced at 580 THB++

Pizza Funghi e Salsiccia, priced at 580 THB++
Pizza topping with chanterelle mushrooms and fresh Italian sausage.

Gnocchi ai Funghi Selvatici, priced at 480 THB++

Gnocchi ai Funghi Selvatici, priced at 480 THB++
Home-made potato gnocchi with a mixed wild mushroom sauce, porcini, chanterelle and morel mushrooms. Recommended for vegetarians.

All prices are subject to a 10% service charge and 7% VAT. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information and reservations, please contact +66 (0) 7634 0112, email lagritta@amari.com
or visit www.lagritta.com and https://www.facebook.com/LaGrittaPhuket.
Address: Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

Angsana Laguna Phuket brings Wallet-free Travel ‘Alipay’ for resort’s Chinese Travelers

Phuket, Thailand, May 2018 — Angsana Laguna Phuket presents a new service for Chinese hotel guests by accepting payment via the Chinese platforms Alipay and WeChat Pay – mobile wallet systems. Alipay is a world-leading third party digital payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group. Wechat Pay is an offshoot of the biggest Chinese social network, Wechat. It has over 450 million active users in China and beyond and a pioneer in the now-ubiquitous mobile payments market.

Popular with Chinese travellers, Angsana Laguna Phuket seeks to cater to their needs and serve guests with effective and seamless mobile payment systems via Alipay and WeChat Pay utilised by over 620 million Chinese users.

“With the integration of Alipay and WeChat pay into our payment systems, we ensure a pleasant guest experience with ‘one click’ from check-in to settling the bill. With Alipay we offer Chinese travellers the payment service that they are used to. While, Alipay is the most convenient option as it is cashless and worry-free” said Michael Yang, Front Office Manager and Chinese National. Alipay is China’s leading online payment provider and the primary means of online and mobile payments for Chinese consumers allowing its users to pay for products and services by scanning QR codes on their smartphones or tablets. Its presence is ubiquitous in Chinese cities, where mobile payments are a way of life.

“Angsana Laguna Phuket is delighted to bring this service of convenience to our guests as well as provide Chinese-speaking associates to ensure a memorable stay experience. We are seeing an increase in individual leisure travelers at the resort so are pleased to provide convenient and familiar services and payment facilities to ensure total satisfaction. At Angsana Laguna Phuket, guests can enjoy the best in sun, sand and sea within a minute walk to Bangtao west-facing sunset beach plus onsite facilities including Angsana Spa and retail Gallery and seven restaurants and bar. For family travellers, Tree House Kids Club is a fun and safe place, children cared by certified- staff. We are a destination resort that is always ready to make our guests to feel at home” said Michal Zitek, Area General Manager.

Amari Phuket wins two traveller’s choice awards

Phuket, 25 May 2018 – The Amari Phuket team is proud to announce its recent achievement with two major TripAdvisor awards: Amari Phuket is one of only 25 hotels across Thailand to receive TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, while the flagship La Gritta Restaurant was named one of TripAdvisor’s Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Thailand.

These awards are significant as they are based on reviews and opinions left by worldwide hotel guests on TripAdvisor based on criteria such as quality, service and value. In 2017, Amari Phuket was also named by TripAdvisor as the most widely reviewed hotel in Thailand.

“TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, enables travellers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 600 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants — TripAdvisor provides travellers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat.”

Seaside Scallops: A True Taste of Summer

Add scallops into your meals, experience preparations of Chef’s creation menu from around the globe while enjoying the picturesque scenery of Andaman Sea.

Available every day during 10.00 -22.00 hrs from now until 30 June 2018
For reservation Tel: +66 76 358500 Ext.XANA Beach Club Bar E-mail: info@xanabeachclub.com

“Thumbs Up” to Ginja Taste Restaurant Names One of Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants 2018

Phuket – 18 May 2018: An award winning Phuket beach resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has added to its global reputation with its authentic Thai restaurant. Ginja Taste recently received the gastronomic award in an annual Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurants 2018, the respected guide to the best of fine dining in Thailand and reliable source for Thailand’s food lovers.

Now in its 17th year, for the 2018 edition 234 premier dining outlets across the country – 150 in Bangkok and 84 upcountry – were reviewed anonymously and scored in four key categories: food, setting, drinks and service. Ginja Taste was scored 83 out of 100.

Ancient Wild menu: Southern sour fish curry with “Phuket pineapple”
Highlight menu: Stewed pork with cinnamon, ginger and lychee
Ancient Wild menu: Appetizers – Phang-Nga style rice salad with local “Pa Ohm” leaves; deep fried yellow tofu and crab meat roll
Ginja Taste, Thai restaurant, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

The two thumps up for this accolade also go to the culinarians behind the kitchen, run by Ginja Taste’s Thai Chef Tanasub Trisub and his skilled team. His exceptional dishes inspired by the home grow herbs, spices and local products. The culinary team also works closely with local fishermen who deliver daily with catch of the day, fresh seafood among black crabs, soft shell crabs, and fresh fishes to prawns from the Andaman Sea. For a true taste of island rich culture, the signature ‘Ancient Wild’ set menu, is a must try. The other highlight of a la carte menu includes Pu Nim Nam Makham – softshell crabs with tamarind sauce; Moo Hong Som – stewed pork with cinnamon, ginger and lychee; Gaeng Lueang Pla Pak Tai Sapparod – Southern sour fish curry with Phuket pineapple just to name a few.

Ginja Taste set in a traditional sala, the Thai restaurant is surrounded by tropical gardens and boasts a stunning view of the Andaman Sea. Relish a flawless blend of creative culinary techniques, authentic flavours and warm Thai hospitality. It is one of 10 restaurants and bars at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and overseen by Executive Chef Dietmar Spitzer alongside with Libor Secka, Director of Food & Beverage.

The restaurant operates from 6 pm – 10 pm. To reserve a table for dinner at Ginja Taste, contact the Food & Beverage Dining Experience Team,
email: fbdiningexperience@marriotthotels.com or call +66 (0)76 338 000
For more information, log on to www.jwmarriottphuketresort.com

Promotion: Taste of Pad Ka Prao, Deevana Patong Resort & Spa

Deevana Patong Resort & Spa has a promotion must try for “Taste of Pad Ka Prao (Fried minced pork with hot basil and egg bean curd.) at Dalah Cuisine. Promotion Start from May 16th, 2018 to June 15th, 2018

Contact information
Address: 43/2 Raj-U-Thid 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 76 317 179
Email: info@deevanapatong.com
Website: http://www.deevanapatong.com
Facebook: Deevana Patong Resort & Spa

Congratulations to Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa Junior Chef

Congratulations to Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa Junior Chef Fhon, Noon, and Nu for awarding the second runner up of Junior Chef Cooking Battle at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa on May 4, 2018.

From left to right:
Chef Fhon or Ms. Apatsanan Maliwan
Position: Commis l at Taking Restaurant
Age: 24 years old

Chef Noon or Ms. Saratcha Uabamrung
Position: Commis ll at Main Kitchen
Age: 22 years old

Chef Nu or Mr. Anusak Sealao
Position: Commis ll at Main Kitchen
Age: 31 years old