ONYX Hospitality Group expands its OZO presence with a new hotel in Phuket’s Kata Beach

Bangkok, Thailand. 22 November 2017 – ONYX Hospitality Group continues its portfolio expansion with the introduction of OZO Phuket in Thailand. Currently under development and scheduled to open in mid 2019, the hotel will offer 255 guest rooms and features which deliver the midscale OZO brand’s hallmarks of sleep, connectivity and exploration.

ONYX Hospitality Group expands its OZO presence with a new hotel in Phuket’s Kata Beach
Scheduled to open in mid 2019, the 255-room OZO Phuket will focus on offering an enhanced sleep experience
and seamless connectivity for travellers who are keen to embark on a deeper exploration of the destination

Located a short walk from the Kata beachfront on the western coast of Phuket, OZO Phuket will offer guest rooms specifically designed for enhanced sleep, smart connectivity of personal devices in rooms and public areas, and curated destination tips by team members presented through interactive digital panels. The hotel will also feature OZO’s signature EAT all-day dining restaurant best known for energising breakfasts, the EAT2Go grab-and-go deli, TONE fitness centre and TALK meeting room. A unique highlight of OZO Phuket is its two separate pools – an activity pool designed for kids adjacent to a free-form main pool.

Douglas Martell, President and CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group, said: “Capping off an eventful year of hotel openings and new deal agreements across several Asian countries, we are proud to announce this new development in a prime destination within our home base of Thailand. This new hotel will complement our flagship Amari Phuket, which has been relaunched following extensive renovations and the introduction of an all-suites Ocean Wing. We look forward to offering travellers more options with our two distinct brands present on the island.”

OZO is a smart, simple and savvy midscale hotel brand offering an enhanced sleep experience and seamless connectivity for travellers who are keen to embark on a deeper exploration of the destination. Since the opening of the first OZO in Hong Kong in 2013, the brand has generated consistently positive feedback and continues to exceed midscale accommodation expectations. OZO is currently available in Hong Kong, Koh Samui, Colombo and Kandy, with new hotels being developed in Hoi An, Pattaya, Phuket, Johor, Penang and Xiamen.

2017 has been a significant year of expansion for ONYX Hospitality Group, with its flagship Amari brand being launched in new locations including Sri Lanka, Malaysia and China. Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 44 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of over 20 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.

Festive Celebrations at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Phuket – 21 November, 2017: Bask in the revelry of joyous tidings this festive season at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, our crafted food & beverage team offers a variety choice of special festive food & beverage promotions during 24- 31 December 2017. An extraordinary gourmet experience awaits you at our luxury beachfront resort.

  • 24th December: Christmas Eve’s Buffet Dinner; at Out Of The Blue Drink Bar’ s Beachfront; from 6.30pm- 11pm. THB 3,400++ per person.
    The Out Of The Blue Drink Bar will host the traditional Christmas Eve Dinner with a uniquely designed menu by our Executive Chef Dietmar Spitzer. The delectable buffet menu including a range of sumptuous flavours; sushi; sashimi; Australian lamb chops; pepper rubbed grain-fed flank minute steaks; Yakitori chicken skewers; traditional roasted turkey cooked to perfection and more. There will be entertainment throughout the night with a Christmas choir, live band and a special visit from Santa Claus and his helpers.
  • 25th December: Christmas Brunch; at Andaman Grill; from 11 am – 3pm. THB 1,600++ per person.
    Indulge in a Christmas Brunch, at the seaside restaurant, Andaman Grill. A selection of our most delicious salad, meat, seafood and grill offerings paired with fantastic dishes prepared by our culinary team, not to forget the carvery and extensive dessert spread. The highlights menu include Fine de Claire oysters; tandoori snapper tikka; clove studded honey ham, apple sauce and Dijon mustard; stewed beef shoulder with tender root vegetables, all palates will be pleased.
  • 25th December: JW Traditional Christmas Buffet Dinner, at Marriott Café; from 6.30pm- 11pm. THB 3,200++ per person.
    JW Marriott Phuket is proud to present its signature Christmas buffet dinner, serving all of your festive favorites and live stations from Foie gras; pasta; Christmas carvering; seafood on ice; selection of cheeses; pot pies; Japanese dishes; soup; favorite entrée and of course, cinnamon Eggnog.
  • 25th December: Beach BBQ Buffet Dinner, at North lawn- in front of the main swimming pool; from 6.30pm – 10pm. THB 3,200++ per person.
    A night to immerse yourself into the delicious tastes of International menu. A variety of grilled seafood, meats, and Asian cold & hot dishes accompanied with a selection of salads, appetizers. Be sure to save some room for tantalizing desserts.
  • 25th December: Mai Khao Festive Christmas Buffet Dinner, at Zest Restaurant, Marriott Vacation Club Mai Khao Beach, from 6.30pm – 11pm. THB 2,000++ per person.
    Designed to whet your appetite and rekindle the spirit of Christmas, The Zest restaurant is offering a sumptuous spread that includes turkey with trimmings, prime rib of beef; hot dishes and sensational desserts.
  • 31st December: Mai Khao Countdown Event, at Zest Restaurant, from 7 pm until late. THB 4,000++ per person.
    Celebrate the New Year in style by enjoying an exquisite dinner at Zest restaurant. Festive menu including a wide range of choices such as roasted Thai marinated lamb legs, whole snapper baked in salt crust, truffle chicken tortellini; Braised veal shank with apricot orange and fennel and slow cooked chicken goulash sour cream, sweet paprika.
  • 31st December: New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner; Marriott Café, from 6.30 pm – 11 pm. THB 5,000++ per person.
    Usher in 2018 with an extravagant New Year’s Eve spread at Marriott Café, culinary highlights include Canadian lobsters, home-made BBQ skewers; seafood on ice; slow roasted stuffed goose with apple cinnamon; beef wellington; salmon en croute; just to name a few.
  • 31st December: JW Signature New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, Beachfront at Out of the Blue Drink Bar; from 7pm until late. THB 8,500++ per person.
    Farewell to the last night of 2017 in style with our Gala Dinner. Delighted with the lavish collection of JW Marriott’s cuisine as well as our artfully created beverage collection. Guests will enjoy our Festive drinks package, live band “Ignite U.K.” live DJ, Fire show, and will be entered into our lucky draw for a chance to win great prizes. Continue to join to the countdown and after party celebration on the beach at Out Of The Blue Drink Bar.

For more information or reservations, contact Food & Beverage Team, Tel: +66 (0)76 338 000
Email: fbdiningexperience@marriotthotels.com or visit jwmarriottphuketresort.com

Celebrate this Festive Season with Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Enjoy time with family and friends at our unique beachfront location. Let us make all the arrangements.

Christmas Eve: Sunday 24th December 2017
Traditional Christmas Eve Buffet @ Locavore
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Treat the family to our sumptuous buffet brimming with slow-roasted grain fed Australian sirloin, roasted leg of lamb, a selection of Christmas desserts and more while the band serenades you with its festive sounds.
Adult: THB 1,290++ (food only), THB 2,490++ with free-flow beverages
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 495++ with free-flow soft drink
Celebrate with us now»

Lobsters & Oysters under the Stars @ Edgewater
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Take full advantage of our divine beachfront location with a delectable beachfront BBQ highlighting grilled lobster and Fine de Claire oysters and more. Irresistible and tempting, this is the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations.
Adult: THB 2,990++ (food only), THB 3,100++ with a glass of Prosecco DOC, Bianca Nera
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 1,200++
Celebrate with us now »

Christmas Day: Monday 25th December 2017
A Perfect Match @ Locavore
12 noon – 10 pm
Featuring Wagyu Beef Entrecote Double with all the trimmings, paired with 2 glasses of Reserve St. Martin, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Adult: THB 3,990++ for two persons
Celebrate with us now »

Beachfront Christmas BBQ @ Edgewater
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Enjoy a fine, intimate selection of grills and fresh seafood accompanied by live music and the soothing sounds of lapping waves. What could be more perfect than Christmas by the beach?
Adult: THB 1,600++ (food only), THB 1,800++ with a glass of Prosecco DOC, Bianca Nera
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 800++
Celebrate with us now »

New Year’s Eve: Sunday 31st December 2017
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner & Dance @ Locavore
From 8 pm
Wave farewell to 2017 and welcome in the New Year with our enticing selection of seafood, carving station, foie gras, imported meat, Thai classics and delectable desserts, and then settle back for an exceptional night of live entertainment featuring a live band, DJ, table magician and spectacular midnight fireworks. A night not to be missed!
Adult: THB 7,400++
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 3,600++
Celebrate with us now »

Lobster Beach @ Edgewater
From 8 pm
The Edgewater presents a gourmet five-course menu for lobster lovers to close out 2017. Complete a wonderful alfresco dinner under the stars with your toes in the sand and a firework display at midnight
Adult: THB 6,000++
Child aged 4 to 12: THB 3,600++
Celebrate with us now »

Terms and Conditions
– “Lifestyle Membership” discount does not apply on Christmas dinner and New Year’s Eve dining events.
– Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.

Please contact our Food and Beverage team at 076 360 600 for full details and reservations.

“Pizza Charcoal with spinach” only 139 THB at Deevana Patong

Deevana Patong Resort & Spa has a promotion must try for “Pizza Charcoal with spinach” (139 THB. net) at Dalah Cuisine. the Promotion Start from 16/11/17 to 15/12/17

"Pizza Charcoal with spinach" only 139 THB at Deevana Patong
“Pizza Charcoal with spinach”

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

Outrigger Unveils Distinguished Chinese Guest Care Program

PHUKET, THAILAND – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts today announced the official start of “Guibin” its distinguished guest care program that was designed specifically to meet the unique needs of Outrigger’s guests from China.

Guibin – which translates as “Distinguished Guest” in Mandarin — begins today at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort – with more to follow.

The Guibin platform encompasses three key areas of guest care and engagement: relevant service offerings, amenities desired by the Chinese traveller and rigorous training for Outrigger hosts on the holiday expectations and cultural traits of Chinese guests.

At the aforementioned resorts, Chinese guests will experience qualified Chinese (Mandarin) speaking staff on duty, Chinese menus and breakfasts, a hotel services directory inserted in the room key packet, in-room tea kettle with tea, Chinese TV, slippers, fitted robes and other courtesies such as complimentary Wi-Fi.

Outrigger Unveils Distinguished Chinese Guest Care Program

Outrigger Unveils Distinguished Chinese Guest Care Program

Outrigger Unveils Distinguished Chinese Guest Care Program

Outrigger Unveils Distinguished Chinese Guest Care Program

“It is a privilege to host an increasing number of Chinese visitors at our Outrigger properties and we’re pleased to now provide this demographic with enhanced services and amenities that best suit their vacation preferences,” said Sean Dee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Outrigger Resorts. “Guibin is the Chinese extension of The Outrigger Way – a process of caring for the guest, the host and the place that has guided Outrigger’s corporate culture for decades.”

Outrigger is committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of all of its Chinese guests. Today – guests from China account for 8 to 50 percent of bookings at the properties that will begin the Guibin program.

Outrigger’s new China-friendly services and amenities are being underpinned by Guibin staff training that has been conducted over the last 12 months by Wei-Wei Sun, Outrigger Enterprise Group’s special advisor for Greater China. Wei-Wei and her China experts have implemented guest survey metrics and an internal brand audit, which applies to front desk, activities, spas, menus, table service and food presentation. The audits include Chinese language proficiency checks for hosts.

Outrigger Resorts has had a Chinese website since June 2015 and already has a dedicated social media platform on Sina Weibo and We Chat (Outrigger_Resorts).

Vegetarian Food Tasting at Seedlings Phuket

Vegetarian Festival in Phuket is celebrated by hundreds of thousands of devotees and foodies every year. It’s certainly one of Phuket’s most celebrated events.

Seedlings invites you to join in the sharing of “Phuketian vegetarian” food. Our Vegetarian Food Tasting is designed to provoke foodie curiosity and inspire awareness on living healthily and happily while supporting our Seedlings interns to make a difference in our community by way of cooking and sharing our passion in culinary art.

Vegetarian Food Tasting at Seedlings Phuket

Taste Phuket’s best-kept vegetarian recipes such as Bua Thod, Paco Fern Salad, Massamun Tofu, Pizza Panang Tofu, and many more. This new menu is available from October 14 until October 31 only, so come try it and share it with friends and loved ones! Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re on a health kick, there’s something for everyone at Seedlings Phuket!

**Limited Time during October 14 – 31, 2017 Only**

For reservation, please call 076 324 465-6.

Note to Editor: Located in the heart of Laguna Phuket at Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort, Seedlings Phuket is the first social enterprise restaurant in Thailand under Banyan Tree Group (Singapore). Opened in 2015, the restaurant has been a part of Laguna Phuket CSR’s Seedlings Mentorship Programme which gives local underprivileged youths an opportunity in professional culinary and hospitality training and, subsequently, opens door(s) to their dream career path.

The Nai Harn brings German gourmet delights and Bavarian brews to Phuket during (Rock)toberfest

Rock Salt beachside restaurant will offer revelers a choice of delicious homemade German delicacies washed down with a selection of refreshing beers

PHUKET, THAILAND – THE NAI HARN, Phuket’s leading luxury resort, is inviting guests and foodies to break out the dirndls and lederhosen in honour of fine German cuisine and beer during a special (Rock)toberfest event to be held at the resort’s stylish Rock Salt beachside eatery on 6 – 7 October.

Transporting Bavaria’s best-loved festival to Phuket, diners will be able to enjoy a range of traditional house-made German specialties, including Bratwurst, Rostbratwurst and Weißwurst, all created specially for The Nai Harn by guest master butcher Marc-Frederic Berry, who trained the kitchen team to prepare all the items in house and will also attend the events himself.

The Nai Harn brings German gourmet delights and Bavarian brews to Phuket during (Rock)toberfest
Rock Salt provides the perfect venue for relaxed beachside dining and special events like (Rock)toberfest.

Other delectable specialties on the menu will include Schweinshaxe, or roasted pork knuckle, and Flammekueche, the famous white pizza from the south of Germany. More familiar German classics such as Chicken schnitzel, as well as a modern interpretation of Black Forest Gateau will add to the unique gourmet attractions.

An Oktoberfest celebration wouldn’t be complete without Bavarian beers, and as diners soak up Rock Salt’s seaside atmosphere and savour the German flavours, they can sip on a variety of imported Bavarian brews. The line-up includes Kloster Weltenburg Dunkel, Kloster Weltenburg Urtyp, Erdinger Urweisse, Erdinger Dunkel and Erdinger Oktoberfest, each one offered at the special price of THB 220 per 0.5-litre bottle.

With a range of different treats on offer during lunch and dinner, guests can grab a bite and beer before heading to the beach during the day or, as the sun sets, absorb the ambience of stunning Nai Harn Bay while they enjoy soothing tunes from the decks of the resort’s new resident Thai DJ, LEEBREE, who spins his musical magic for an even more chilled holiday vibe. “The Nai Harn is known for its eclectic mix of world class cuisine and thanks to the enviable beachfront setting Rock Salt has become a favourite dining spot for hotel guests and Phuket residents,” says the resort’s General Manager, Frank Grassmann.

“(Rock)toberfest will not only offer diners even more international flavours, it will also showcase our culinary team’s wide ranging skills while offering a picture perfect opportunity to enjoy a rare taste of Bavaria by the Andaman Sea,” he adds.

For more information on THE NAI HARN’s exceptional dining offerings, or to make a reservation, visit https://www.thenaiharn.com/dining.

The Nai Harn brings German gourmet delights and Bavarian brews to Phuket during (Rock)toberfest

La Gritta launches exclusive menus for cheese lovers

Phuket, 29 September 2017 – La Gritta restaurant at Amari Phuket introduces five new dishes as part of the “Formaggi e Pasta” promotion, which is a special menu for cheese lovers. Chef Patrizia has selected exclusive Italian cheeses to cook with home-made pastas, including Paccheri, Ravioli, Pappardelle, Gnocchi and Lasagne. These menus are available daily throughout October 2017.

Paccheri al cusie’ malto ed whiskey in salsa di noci, priced at 580 THB++

Paccheri al cusie’ malto ed whiskey in salsa di noci, priced at 580 THB++
A tender Paccheri pasta cooked with cusie’ malt and whiskey cheese, which is a fine cheese from Piemonte in the north of Italy and is perfect with Paccheri and walnut sauce.

Ravioli di pecorino sardo con ragu’ di salsiccia, priced at 490 THB++

Ravioli di pecorino sardo con ragu’ di salsiccia, priced at 490 THB++
This is a tasty and traditional Sardinian dish. Home-made ravioli is filled with pecorino sardo cheese and potatoes, then stewed with fresh Italian sausage ragout and tomato.

Pappardelle ai funghi porcini con salsa di Toma alle castagne, priced at 580 THB++

Pappardelle ai funghi porcini con salsa di Toma alle castagne, priced at 580 THB++
This home-made Pappardelle is cooked with Toma cheese, to which porcini mushroom sauce and chestnut are added. Pappardelle and porcini mushrooms pair well with the Toma cheese. All ingredients come from the forest.

Gnocchi di patate al gorgonzola, priced at 490 THB++

Gnocchi di patate al gorgonzola, priced at 490 THB++
This is one of the most popular kinds of pasta in the world. Home-made potato gnocchi are cooked with Gorgonzola cheese sauce.

Lasagna con stracchino e pesto, priced at 490 THB++

Lasagna con stracchino e pesto, priced at 490 THB++
This light lasagne is recommended for vegetarians. This dish is cooked with pesto, Béchamel, mozzarella, parmesan and stracchino cheese.

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

Hong island experience by luxury speed boat at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

September 2017, Krabi – Koh Hong, Meaning Room Island is part of a group of stunning islands in the Andaman Sea. Koh Hong’s pelay beach boats Powder white sand, Pristine, Coral and variety of Tropical fish, All surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, this beach has been recognized and awarded as 5 stars for 2 consecutive years in a row by the ministry of national resources and environment.September 2017, Krabi – Koh Hong, Meaning Room Island is part of a group of stunning islands in the Andaman Sea. Koh Hong’s pelay beach boats Powder white sand, Pristine, Coral and variety of Tropical fish, All surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, this beach has been recognized and awarded as 5 stars for 2 consecutive years in a row by the ministry of national resources and environment.

Daily Service
– First Trip 09:30hrs – 14.30hrs
– Second Trip 10.30hrs – 15.30hrs
Special price
– THB 1,750 per person (Leclub AccorHotels), THB 1,950 per person
– Child THB 1,000 per person

Complimentary Beach Mats, Towel, Insurance and the gracious service of our Sofitel Beach ButlersExperience nature with Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort!

For more information or make reservation, please contact 075 627 800 or email h6184-th1@sofitel.com 

Sit back and relax before departure at Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok

Bangkok, 11 September 2017 – Escape from Bangkok’s chaotic traffic on your departure date and rest assured knowing that the airport is only a five-minute leisure walk away from a covered and air-conditioned passageway. It’s time to cast aside all of the pre-flight anxieties here at Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok, which invites business travellers, leisure travellers and families on holiday to stop and stay over before their next departing flight from DMK. Not only does Amari offer the best location next to Don Muang International Airport, it also offers several dining options and even an outdoor pool to ensure that guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

A covered and air-conditioned pedestrian bridge connects Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok directly from its second floor to Don Muang International Airport and Don Muang Train Station, both of which can be reached by an easy five-minute walk. The hotel is an ideal accommodation option where guests can get a full night’s sleep and relax before departing early in the morning or late at night. Whether guests are here for a short stay or a longer break, Amari Don Muang Airport warmly welcomes them all.  Day room rates are available at THB 1,060 nett*. If guests prefer even shorter stay options, the hotel can also offer a three-hour stay package starting at THB 530 nett* For longer stays, the special rates start from THB 1,850++* per room per night.

Sit back and relax before departure at Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok

Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok has much more to offer than a typical airport hotel. Chill on a lounge chair and sip a refreshing drink by the pool or keep in shape at the Fitness Centre. For shopping, guests can hop on a shuttle bus and head to nearby Future Park Rangsit, one of Asia’s largest malls, with more than 70 restaurants and food outlets, as well as a wide range of entertainment options. If an open-air shopping is preferred, guests will fall in love with Chatuchak Market, the world’s largest weekend market. In order to reach both destinations, Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok is at their service with a complimentary shuttle bus service. Each destination is only a 20-minute ride away.

After a day of activities, head back to the good old days on the Hotel’s ground floor at Henry J. Bean’s Bar & Grill, the Texas-Mexican-style restaurant with classic and retro décor. Henry J. Bean’s is ready to serve a variety of snacks, substantial meals and drinks. After a full night’s sleep, wake up refreshed and enjoy a gourmet breakfast buffet at Zeppelin, the hotel’s all-day restaurant overlooking a lush garden.

For guests looking for a nice and affordable restaurant before their flights, Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok also offers The Bridge, a casual restaurant located on the skywalk connecting the Hotel to the international terminal of Don Muang Airport. This restaurant is open from 08.00 – 19.30 hrs and serves a Thai buffet between 11:30 and 14:00 hrs. at THB 170 per person. If guests should prefer something else, they can order a meal from the à la carte menu or have freshly baked pastries with coffee or tea.

For more information and reservations, please contact Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok.

Tel: +66 (0) 2566 1020 or visit https://www.amari.com/donmuang/

*Rates do not include breakfast and subject to change.