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.

Angsana Laguna Phuket Accredited with Official Thailand MICE Venue Standard Designation (TMVS)

Phuket, Thailand, May 2018 – Angsana Laguna Phuket has been recognised by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau ( TCEB ) for its outstanding services in providing meeting rooms of the highest standard. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau ( TCEB ) has awarded the resort with full Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) accreditation, continuing its continuous run of formal recognition for quality in this arena since it was first awarded the same certification three years ago.

Angsana Laguna Phuket has long maintained an excellent standard for its meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions areas. Its Angsana Ballroom 1 and 2 had first been given TMVS accreditation in 2015, and this recognition has now been renewed for another two-year period. Three additional meeting rooms – Anchan, Orchid and Tabak – were also certified by the same organisation in 2017, for a period lasting until 2019. Currently, the beachfront resort has the most number of meeting rooms that are TMVS-certified in Phuket, and by 2020 all 11 meeting rooms will be TMVS-certified.

The two ballrooms can accommodate up to 350 guests. With a 6.6-metre ceiling and an excellent atmosphere, the space is ideal for conferences, product launches, themed dinners and more. Anchan and Orchid Room can similarly be combined into a daylight superb 120-sqm location for large meetings or private celebrations. Tabak Room is also a daylight 60-sqm meeting space perfect for executive meetings.

Michal Zitek, Area General Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket, commented on the TMVS certification, “This award represents a great deal of effort at all levels of our organisation, and another big step forward for Thai hospitality on the world stage,” he said. “It signals to the business world that Thailand is capable of hosting events at an international standard.”

The TMVS accreditations follow a detailed submission and official on-site inspections. They reflect the resort’s commitment to providing world-class MICE services, as overseen by Director of MICE & Events Watcharapong Saikaew. “To have five meeting rooms certified by the official government body is a terrific achievement for the resort, and for myself as director. Apart from having certified meeting venues, we are investing in having event management team certified by internationally renowned MICE organizations. With expectation by end of 2018, Angsana will have the team that holding 3 major certifications which are CMP (Certified Meeting Professional), CIS (Certified Incentive Specialist) and CEM (Certified Exhibition Management). This will make Angsana Laguna Phuket the first and only venue in Thailand that has acquired all three major certifications on MICE” he said. Mr. Saikaew himself has been individually honoured as the first Thai citizen to receive the industry standard Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Certification.

Angsana Laguna Phuket has a total of 10 meeting rooms, in addition to a selection of team-building activities. The resort is also the site of XANA Beach Club, which can host outdoor events of up to 1,500 people. With 399 luxury rooms to choose from, Angsana has ample accommodation for groups of virtually any size. Its setting by the quiet shores of Bang Tao Bay, with its scenic lagoon and golf course easily accessible, help make Angsana Laguna Phuket one of the most celebrated resorts in Thailand.

More information about Angsana Laguna Phuket and reservations are available at MICELagunaPhuket@angsana.com or +66 76 358 500.

Angsana Laguna Phuket welcomes new Executive Chef Jose Borja

Phuket, Thailand, May 2018 — Angsana Laguna Phuket is delighted to announce the arrival of Executive Chef Jose Borja to the beachfront resort. Chef Jose brings 25 years of his global knowledge and culinary experience to Angsana Laguna Phuket.

As Executive Chef, Jose oversees the resort’s seven dining venues, including signature Italian restaurant Bodega & Grill , Loy Krathong Bar known for its afternoon tea and live band, Thai seafood restaurant Baan Talay, XANA Beach Club – a premium day and night beach club, Market Place Restaurant and Poolside Restaurant. Chef Jose also oversees the resort’s In-Villa dining and banquets, catering events ranging in size from small meetings to large weddings of more than 1,000 people.

Originally from Spain, Jose joined the dining industry in 1982. He has held previous positions in luxury hotels including JW Marriot in Dubai and Kuwait, Courtyard in Middle East and Renaissance in Mumbai India and Bangkok.

During his time in Bangkok, he had the privilege of cooking for the Royal Family of Thailand and was awarded Renaissance Hotels Chef of the Year in 2013.
“I am excited to bring new culinary experiences to share among our guests and build a strong team to deliver these experiences 100%.” says Chef Jose.

Angsana Laguna Phuket invites guests to enjoy his culinary creations along with its signature hospitality and stunning location beside a tranquil lagoon and world-class 18-hole golf course. Stay tuned for some exciting food and wine pairing events and themed buffets this year!

More information about Angsana Laguna Phuket and reservations are available at https://www.angsana.com/en/thailand/laguna-phuket or +66 358 500.

Angsana Laguna Phuket and XANA Beach Club celebrated Thai New Year “Songkran Festival”

Songkran Festival, one of Thailand’s most anticipated and celebrated annual festivals on 13th April each year.

The festivities led by Michal Zitek, Area General Manager and management team together with associates and guests gathered for a celebratory religious session, followed by a water blessing ritual at the Poolside Garden. The pouring of fragrant water over the hands of elders is a symbol of paying respect and giving blessings for the New Year. Then activities continued with a long drum parade to the XANA Beach Club where hosted the event highlights from noon till midnight which includes “Get Wet”, a water fight with foam to cool down in the summer heat and an all-star lineup of DJs to keep the beach party grooving. Specials on food and drinks, along with plenty of extra beachside entertainment alongside the serene waters of Bang Tao Bay.

Promotion: Strawberry afternoon tea set at Loy Krathong Bar, Angsana Laguna Phuket

Price: THB 699++/serves 2-3 people
Served Daily: 14:00 – 17:00
Menus: Strawberry Panna cotta, Strawberry Eclair, Strawberry Tart, Strawberry Lamington, Strawberry Crumble, Fresh Strawberry and Selection of Tea, Coffee or Thai Tea (free flow)

Contact information:
Loy Krathong Bar, Angsana Laguna Phuket
Address: 10 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang Phuket 83110
Tel: 076 358 500

Angsana Sales Blitz – We will visit you!

We bring FUN at your door steps! Meets Angsana Players from “Angsana Laguna Phuket and Angsana Villas Resort Phuket” the largest Sales & Marketing team on Phuket Island. Our team will rock you with Big greetings and FUN activities. Don’t miss! Special giveaway prize and special packages from us. Takes some cool shot with us, share with hashtag to your social media and WIN a cool prize! Let’s meet us during 27-28 February.

XANA Sunset Matinee

Exclusive party from sunset time until the night with Bermudos, young creative and unique style group of DJs. They are the partystarters and atmosphere makers.
Bring your weekend to a close at the most iconic beach club destination in Phuket while sipping your favourite tipples and grooving to the sound of music.
Come on up for the beats that will take you from night to dawn!

FREE ENTRANCE !!!

Reservation Call 076 358 500 ext.XANA Beach Club

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XANA Sunset Valentine

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day for a truly unique experience watching the dramatic sunset during dinner over Andaman Sea at Xana Beach Club. Choose your own romantic venue for a sensual evening; whether it is a romantic sunset dinner on the horizon deck with bubbles and hors d’oeuvre or an exclusive private dinner by the shore, five courses set menu served by your private butler.

Price
Exclusive Romance Dinner: 9,888++ per couple
Romantic Sunset Dinner: 3,888++ per couple

Reservation call 076 358 500 ext.XANA Beach Club

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Lunar New Year Celebration – Angsana Laguna Phuket (农历新年快乐)

Welcome the Year of the Dog with fabulous Chinese New Year buffet. Celebrate your family reunion at Market Place restaurant with traditional cuisine.

Enjoy the live broadcast of CCTV New Year’s Gala (Chunwan).

(欢迎来到狗年和中国新年自助餐。在集市餐厅庆祝家庭团圆享用传统菜。享受中央电视台新年联欢晚会的现场直播 (春晚) )

Reservation call 076 358 500

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Bodeaga & Grill Valentine’s Dinner – Angsana Laguna Phuket

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a romantic-filled experience with delectable dinner infused with aphrodisiac flavors at Bodega & Grill.

Reservation call 076 358 500 Ext.Bodega&Grill

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Angsana Laguna Phuket celebrated New Year Eve Beach party at XANA Beach Club

Angsana Laguna Phuket celebrated New Year Eve Beach party at XANA Beach Club, a party in style with “Wonderland” themed night on 31st December 2017, bringing guests to the magical and fun night party with Alice and her friends from Wonderland. The event featured the March Hare, Cheshire Cat, magic poker and a series of inspirations from the classic fairy tale. Event started from Gala Dinner buffet by the beach before counting down to the year of 2018 with fireworks and joys.

Angsana Laguna Phuket celebrated New Year Eve Beach party at XANA Beach Club

Angsana Laguna Phuket celebrated New Year Eve Beach party at XANA Beach Club

Angsana Laguna Phuket celebrated New Year Eve Beach party at XANA Beach Club

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Phuket, Thailand, September 2017 –  Angsana Laguna Phuket will once again celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with an array of festive activities, sumptuous feasts and a lavish New Year’s party.

On the week before Christmas, guests can spark a sense of wonder in their children’s eyes with specially planned activities for the little ones. Christmas cookies and festive card-making are sure to help kids get excited about the magic of the holiday season, and a special Christmas movie on the 24th will excite them for Santa’s arrival.

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Throughout the Christmas week and until the New Year, guests will be spoiled with choices of delicious meals and fine dining experiences at Angsana Laguna Phuket’s Bodega & Grill, Market Place and Baan Talay. Guests can savour this special time with family while enjoying exceptional wine and delicious cuisine. They will recollect fond Christmas childhood memories as they enjoy the sweet harmonies of a kids choir singing their favourite Christmas carols. Holiday classics will also be reimagined to the tune of live bands.

A number of holiday promotions are sure to delight Angsana Laguna Phuket’s guests. Bodega & Grill’s Christmas Eve and Christmas specials will satisfy gastronomic cravings. Wine pairings with dishes such as lobster soup, grain fed Australian black angus tenderloin and grilled river prawns await guests (THB 3,950++ per adult).

Buffet lovers will discover their Christmas bliss at Market Place. December 24th will feature a buffet of festive classics such as roasted turkey with chestnut and onion stuffing, oven roasted ham, and yummy Christmas cookies and pudding for dessert. Delicious pastry delicacies of beef wellington and salmon coulibiac are buffet highlights; while Som Tum, Thai Yam and other Asian Favorites will be prepared fresh at live cooking stations (THB 2,950++ per adult).

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

Angsana Laguna Phuket decks the halls with special holiday promotions

For families and couples interested in tasting the finest specialties of the sea, a seafood smorgasbord awaits at Baan Talay. Guests will be spoiled as they sink their teeth into sautéed river prawns, deep- fried stuffed crab, and a mouthwatering sautéed lobster (THB 3,950++ per adult).

No Christmas holiday would be complete without a visit from the man in the big red suit. On Christmas day, Santa pays all children a surprise visit at Xana Beach Club’s Christmas brunch. Guests can indulge on a buffet of international cuisine, glazed ham and of the live carving stations with an array of fresh seafood. (THB 1,850++ per adult & 1,050++ per child).

Celebrate New Year Eve at Xana Beach Club’s special Wonderland-themed gala dinner buffet. Set on the beach, the extravagant feast will feature a live barbecue of lobster, swordfish, wagyu oyster blade and more; a carving station of imported prime rib, honey glazed BBQ ham and whole turkey trimmings; Indian, Thai and other international cuisine; and unlimited cocktails, beer, wine and bubbles (THB 9,900++ per adult).

Don’t miss the final countdown into 2018 with Xana Beach Club’s New Years Eve Beach party. As the clock strikes twelve, fireworks will light up the night sky over the serene blue ocean. With a complimentary glass of wine or champagne in hand, guests will raise their glasses in a toast to their most unforgettable new year (THB 1,000++ per adult).

Angsana Laguna Phuket invites guests to cherish this special time of year with world-class dining, 5- star customer service and the most memorable of holiday experiences. The resorts idyllic setting beside its private lagoon offers the perfect destination for a festive Christmas and New Year’s celebration with a splash of tropical luxury.

Best Available Rates start from THB 20,000 per night.