Experience thai during the songkran festival at Amari Phuket

Phuket, 3 April 2018 – To celebrate the traditional Thai New Year, or Songkran (Water) Festival, when Thai people splash water on each other in the belief that the water will wash away bad luck for the upcoming year, Amari Phuket invites guests to journey through the culinary delights of the world-famous Thai cuisine, created by the talented chefs at Rim Talay Restaurant on 13 April 2018 from 18:30 to 22:00. Popular dishes from the north to the south of Thailand, including many street dishes and local barbecue favourites, will be presented on the buffet, together with dessert and seasonal fruits. Moreover, guests will experience a truly Thai evening, with wow decoration provided by models representing Thai culture, such as the shadow play or Nang Talung, a public entertainment in the south of Thailand; the King of Nagas, which is the legend of holiness and sanctity of the Kong River in north-eastern Thailand; and the Royal Barge Suphannahong, which is a blend of craftsmanship and traditional Thai art, this model is usually on show only during the most significant cultural and religious events. On this special day, guests will be able to relax at the beachside seating area reserved for this special dining event while enjoying the cool sea breeze and the fantastic views of Patong Bay.

The price for the buffet dinner is 1,190 THB++ per person. Children between 5 and 12 years old will receive a 50% discount and children under 5 years old will be free of charge.

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 0106-14, email rimtalay@amari.com or visit the Rim Talay Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RimTalayPhuket.
Address: Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150

La Gritta launches “Risotto fiesta”, celebrating the famous culinary delight of Italy

Phuket, 30 March 2018 – Chef Patrizia at La Gritta Restaurant has crafted five special dishes for the “Risotto Fiesta” promotion running throughout April 2018. All the dishes are created with a properly boiled stock and gentle, constant stirring before mixing rice with quality ingredients that include pumpkin, radicchio, beetroot, mushrooms, tiger prawns, beef, pancetta, Italian sausages, Gorgonzola and mascarpone cheeses.

Risotto ai Gamberoni, Zucca, Pepe Nero e Whiskey, priced at 780 THB++

Risotto ai Gamberoni, Zucca, Pepe Nero e Whiskey, priced at 780 THB++
Creamy pumpkin risotto with tiger prawns, black pepper and whiskey

Risotto al Radicchio, Pancetta e Gorgonzola, priced at 580 THB++

Risotto al Radicchio, Pancetta e Gorgonzola, priced at 580 THB++
Creamy risotto with Gorgonzola cheese, pancetta and radicchio

Risotto alla Genovese, priced at 780 THB++

Risotto alla Genovese, priced at 780 THB++
Creamy risotto with slow-cooked beef in herbs and white wine

Risotto al Mascarpone e Barbabietole, priced at 580 THB++

Risotto al Mascarpone e Barbabietole, priced at 580 THB++
Creamy risotto with beetroot puree and mascarpone cheese

Risotto ai Funghi e Salsicce, priced at 580 THB++

Risotto ai Funghi e Salsicce, priced at 580 THB++
Creamy risotto with mushrooms and fresh Italian sausages

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

Amari Phuket welcomes Chinese superstar

Phuket, 29 March 2018 – Amari Phuket’s representative, Pierre-Andre Pelletier, Regional Vice-President, Operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives (left), gave a warm welcome to Chinese actress Guo Xiao Ting (right), also known as Cristy Guo, upon her arrival to stay at Amari Phuket. Cristy is popular on Chinese TV (A legend of a modern man gets back to Qin dynasty 2017) and is a social media influencer with more than 2.6 million followers.

Experience the colours and rhythms of Asia’s cultural festivals with Amari

Bangkok, Thailand. 14 March 2018 – One of the best ways to truly discover a culture is through its celebrations. Whether it’s a traditional ceremony that ties into local beliefs or the welcoming of a new season, each destination offers an adventure for the senses, from a new world of colours, flavours and music to understanding the beauty of Asia. Join Amari in experiencing these unique festivals throughout Asia this year for an adventure packed with diversity and new discoveries.

Set in the heart of the city’ business district, Amari Johor Bahru is where comfort meets convenience.
With a few steps from the hotel, guests can embark on their city exploration.

Festivities and Feasting for Hari Raya
After the annual fasting period of Ramadan comes Hari Raya Eid al-Fitr, the celebration day. The end of Ramadan highlights the importance of forgiveness and appreciation for loved ones through faith, food and acts of kindness. Celebrated this year on 15 to 17 June, the occasion marks a time for family gatherings with many travelling from afar to reunite and rejoice.

Public areas are brightly decorated with oil lamps, colourful lights and folded ketupat leaves in preparation for the festivities. Throughout Hari Raya, shops, bazaars and local eateries will remain open and offer a feast of Malaysian cuisine to enjoy. Traditional dishes, such as satay, lemang and curries, can actually be tasted at the street-market style Amaya Food Gallery at Amari Johor Bahru. Offering an all-day dining experience, travellers are guaranteed authentic flavours of Malaysia during this festive time of year.

Join Amari Johor Bahru in the Hari Raya festivities this year! The Angry Bird Family Package is perfect for travellers with children, including tickets to the nearby Angry Birds Activity Park, late check-out until 17:00 and a Set Dinner at Amaya Food Gallery. The package starts at 510 MYR ++ for a two-night stay in the Deluxe King room.

After a day of exploration, guest can casually lounge in the Superior room at Amari Yangshuo.

Experiencing the Mid-Autumn Festival in Yangshuo
A seasonal tradition celebrated around August and September of each year, the Mid-Autumn Festival welcomes a bountiful harvest with sweet moon cakes, candle lit lanterns and a time for families to reunite. Like Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival is dependent on the lunar calendar, meaning the dates change each year. In 2018, it will be held on 24 September, though festivities often last for several days.

The locals of Yangshuo also practice their own customs unique to this area by folding little paper boats with candles and floating them down the Li River with good wishes for the future. Another unique tradition practised by the Zhuang minority in Yangshuo is the Folk Singing Festival, where young men and women gather to sing love songs under the moonlight.

Book your stay at Amari Yangshuo to secure your Mid-Autumn Festival experience in one of the best downtown locations. All bookings made on Amari.com also receive complimentary 50 CNY dining credit at Cascade until 31 December 2018. Superior rooms start at 650 CNY ++ per night.

A scenic sunset by the ocean at Amari Galle Sri Lanka.

Lighting Up Galle this Deepavali
For four days every year, the Hindu community in Sri Lanka celebrates an important holiday, known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, which will be held on 7 November 2018. While there is more than one backstory behind the festival, it is agreed that Deepavali celebrates the triumph of good over evil by lighting up the darkness.

Lamps and colourful designs decorate buildings, fireworks are set and there is music and gatherings everywhere. One of the more delicious aspects of Deepavali is the making and sharing of sweets. Festive desserts, such as halwa, a soft carrot pudding that melts in your mouth, and ladoo, made of Semolina and coconut flakes, are popular favourites that friends and neighbours share during the holiday.

Amari Galle currently offers exclusive rates starting at 119 USD ++ per night for stays until 20 December 2018. All rooms offer ocean views, guaranteeing a peaceful seaside experience.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.amari.com.

Discover home-made gnocchi at La Gritta

Phuket, 8 March 2018 – Savour La Gritta’s special recipes in March 2018 with tasty, authentic home-made pasta gnocchi crafted by Chef Patrizia. Guests will enjoy five different potato gnocchi dishes mixed with a variety of sauces and ingredients, including Italian sausages and pork ribs, mozzarella, Parmesan and Gorgonzola cheeses, Wagyu beef cheek and tiger prawns.

Gnocchi con Salsicce e Spuntature, priced at 490 THB++

Gnocchi con Salsicce e Spuntature, priced at 490 THB++
Home-made potato gnocchi mixed with pork ribs and Italian sausages which offers a slightly salty taste well paired with a sauce that is slightly spicy and sour. This kind of pasta originated in Rome, Italy.

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, priced at 470 THB++

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, priced at 470 THB++
Home-made potato gnocchi, originally from the city of Sorrento in Italy. This dish offers a great combination of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses with a rich tomato sauce. Recommended for the vegetarian.

Gnocchi al Gorgonzola, priced at 490 THB++

Gnocchi al Gorgonzola, priced at 490 THB++
Home-made potato gnocchi with a nice Gorgonzola cheese sauce, great for the vegetarian.

Gnocchi al Brasato, priced at 690 THB++

Gnocchi al Brasato, priced at 690 THB++
Home-made potato gnocchi with a slow-cooked Wagyu beef cheek in red wine and a rich sauce. This is a special recipe by Chef Patrizia.

Gnocchi alle Mazzancolle, priced at 750 THB++

Gnocchi alle Mazzancolle, priced at 750 THB++
Home-made potato gnocchi with a spicy taste. Chef Patrizia adds tiger prawns which are well paired with a creamy sauce.

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

La Grita’s gourmet pasta promotion in the month of love

Phuket, 16 February 2018 – Head Chef Patrizia of La Gritta crafts a special menu “Gourmet Pasta” for pasta lovers during the month of love in February 2018. Guests will experience authentic Italian cuisine with five recommended dishes.

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia, priced at 850 THB++

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia, priced at 850 THB++
Black ink spaghetti with salmon caviar, bottarga and fresh peppercorn

Paccheri alla Vodka, priced at 550 THB++

Paccheri alla Vodka, priced at 550 THB++
Paccheri pasta in vodka pink spicy sauce

Linguine all’Aragosta, priced at 950 THB++

Linguine all’Aragosta, priced at 950 THB++
Linguine with Phuket lobster sauce

Gnocchi di Patate alle Capesante, priced at 590 THB++

Gnocchi di Patate alle Capesante, priced at 590 THB++
Potato gnocchi with Hokkaido scallop sauce

Fettuccine ai Porcini e Crema di Tartufo, priced at 680 THB++

Fettuccine ai Porcini e Crema di Tartufo, priced at 680 THB++
Fettuccine with porcini mushrooms and truffle cream sauce

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

Celebrate the year of the dog at Amari Phuket

Phuket, 14 February 2018 – Gong Xi Fa Cai! Ring in the Year of the Dog at Amari Phuket. Amari Phuket invites guests to experience a fantastic night to celebrate Chinese New Year’s Eve at Rim Talay Restaurant on 15 February 2018 from 19:00 to 22:30. Enjoy an exclusive buffet with a variety of Chinese delicacies whilst being entertained by a Guzheng performance, a traditional Chinese lion dance and other Chinese dance performances. A DJ will also be on hand to entertain amidst the many colourful decorations to wow the senses, against the backdrop of the spectacular view of Patong Bay.

The price is 1,590 THB++ per person (excluding beverages). Children between 5 and 12 years old will receive a 50% discount. The price is subject to a 10% service charge and 7% VAT. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information and reservations, please contact +66 (0) 7634 0106-14, email rimtalay@amari.com
or visit the Rim Talay Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RimTalayPhuket.
Address: Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150

A celebration of love at La Gritta, Amari Phuket

Phuket, 13 February 2018 – La Gritta invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February 2018 at 19:00 with someone special to experience an unforgettable romantic dinner. Chef Patrizia has crafted a delectable four-course menu, including Marinated Hokkaido Scallops wrapped in Pancetta, followed by a creamy Langoustine Risotto. For the main course, a choice of Australian Wagyu Beef Tenderloin served with Sicilian Red Prawns or Monk Fish with Creamy Lemon and Juniper Sauce, and a Mixed Berry Panna Cotta for dessert to complete the romantic night.

The price of dinner per couple is 4,800 THB++. Couples will receive a surprise Valentine’s Day gift set from Clarins.
The price is 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

Amari Phuket delivers fun activies to Phuket special education center’s students

From left to right: Tipaporn Koonphol (Deputy General Manager of Amari Phuket), Wanida Suraban (Director of Phuket Special Education Centre), Chaianan Sutthikun (Mayor of Kathu Subdistrict Municipality), Chonnanan Prakarn (Director, Human Resources of Amari Phuket) and Atthaphong Chantharattanawong (Deputy Mayor of Kathu Subdistrict Municipality)

Phuket, 15 January 2018 – The Amari Phuket team, led by Ms Tipaporn Koonphol – Deputy General Manager (left) met Dr Chaianan Sutthikun – Mayor of Kathu Subdistrict Municipality (middle) and Ms Wanida Suraban – The Director of Phuket Special Education Centre (second from left) during a participation of the Children’s Day activities and presented food, gifts and stationery to the students at Phuket Special Education Centre.

La Gritta launches an authentic italian kitchen meets bar promotion

Phuket, 11 January 2018 – To celebrate the New Year and welcome the first month in 2018, La Gritta, an Italian restaurant at Amari Phuket, presents the “Kitchen meets Bar” promotion, a perfect combination of five creative menus paired with five cool beverages for a sumptuous dinner. Guests can savour a refreshing aperitif matched with a mixed antipasto, sea bass and beef carpaccio, roasted foie gras and slow-cooked beef.

Antipasto Misto di Finocchiona e Salame Felino Gorgonzola e Pecorino Toscano

Antipasto Misto di Finocchiona e Salame Felino Gorgonzola e Pecorino Toscano
Antipasto, mix of finocchio and Felino salami, paired with Negroni beverage
Price: 780 THB++ with beverage and 580 THB++ without beverage

Carpaccio di Spigola Marinata Agli Agrumi

Carpaccio di Spigola Marinata Agli Agrumi
Sea bass carpaccio with citrus juice, paired with Spritz beverage
Price: 720 THB++ with beverage and 520 THB++ without beverage

Carpaccio di Manzo

Carpaccio di Manzo
Beef carpaccio, paired with Bellini beverage
Price: 790 THB++ with beverage and 490 THB++ without beverage

Foie Gras Grigliato

Foie Gras Grigliato
Roasted foie gras in salsa Madeira sauce, paired with Rossini beverage
Price: 890 THB++ with beverage and 690 THB++ without beverage

Brasato di Manzo al Barolo con Pure di Patate

Brasato di Manzo al Barolo con Pure di Patate
Slow-cooked beef with Italian herbs and Barolo red wine, and mashed potatoes, paired with Americano beverage
Price: 680 THB++ with beverage and 480 THB++ without beverage

This promotion is available throughout January 2018.
All prices are subject to a 10% service charge and 7% VAT. Terms and conditions apply.

Amari Phuket La Gritta Bar

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

Phuket Rajabhat University students meet Amari Phuket’s professional hoteliers

Phuket, 29 December 2017 – The Amari Phuket team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, Regional Vice-President, Operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives (front row, third from right) gave a warm welcome to a group of students from Phuket Rajabhat University during their visit for a special lecture on hospitality. The students are studying Tourism and Hospitality Management (International Programme) at the Faculty of Management Sciences. The head of each department spoke to the students about how to be a professional hotelier. The students also learnt how staff at Amari Phuket perform to place the hotel amongst the best in delivering great hospitality on Phuket island.

Savour the freshness of the ocean at La Gritta

Phuket, 28 December 2017 – To celebrate the festive season, La Gritta Restaurant at Amari Phuket launches a special promotion for seafood lovers. Five mouth-watering menus have been crafted perfectly by Chef Patrizia, including salad, pasta and risotto, cooked with Alaskan king crab and Canadian lobster as the main ingredients mixed with other kinds of seafood, imported Italian ingredients and seasonal vegetables. Guests can enjoy all five exclusive menus, which are available to explore until 31 December 2017:

Savour the freshness of the ocean at La Gritta
Insalata di Granchio, priced at 980 THB++

Insalata di Granchio, priced at 980 THB++
Alaskan king crab salad offers the sweetness of crabmeat perfectly mixed with red onion, potato, caper berry, cherry tomato, lemon and oregano-infused extra virgin olive oil.

Savour the freshness of the ocean at La Gritta
Insalata di Mare, priced at 1,180 THB++

Insalata di Mare, priced at 1,180 THB++
A great salad combination of Canadian lobster and Alaskan king crab with saffron vodka mayo, salmon caviar and marinated beetroot.

Savour the freshness of the ocean at La Gritta
Paccheri all’Astice, priced at 1,080 THB++

Paccheri all’Astice, priced at 1,080 THB++
A well-balanced recipe of Paccheri pasta with Canadian lobster, zucchini, pecorino cheese and light tomato sauce.

Savour the freshness of the ocean at La Gritta
Risotto alla Polpa di Granchio e Funghi Porcini, priced at 980 THB++

Risotto alla Polpa di Granchio e Funghi Porcini, priced at 980 THB++
Creamy risotto with Alaskan king crab meat, porcini mushroom and Parmesan cheese. This dish represents the ocean (seafood) meets the mountain (porcini).

Savour the freshness of the ocean at La Gritta
Fettucine all’Astice Polpa di Granchio e Vongole con Arucola e Pistacchi, priced at 1,280 THB++

Fettucine all’Astice Polpa di Granchio e Vongole con Arucola e Pistacchi, priced at 1,280 THB++
A chef’s recommended dish, a mix of home-made fettuccine pasta cooked with Canadian lobster, Alaskan king crab, clam, wild rocket leaf and pesto with pistachio.

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