Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket hosts  ‘The Taste of Siam Monsoon’ Exclusive Wine Dinner

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Wine Dinner

Phuket, Thailand – Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket together with Siam Winery Co., Ltd. will proudly present ‘The Taste of Siam Monsoon’, an extraordinary wine dinner paired with prestigious Monsoon Valley wines from Hua Hin Hills, Thailand on Friday January 23th, 2015 at Ruen Thai Restaurant.

The four-course menu has created by The award-winning Danish Chef and Dusit International Group
Chef of Thai cuisine Mr. Morten Bojstrup Nielsen who will swift from the Royal Thai restaurant, Benjarong, Dusit Thani Bangkok to be in collaboration with our Executive Chef Silvano Amolini and his skilled Thai chefs for its exclusive wine dinner night.

Ruen Thai Restaurant - Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

To make the event even more special, Kathrin Puff, Winemaker and Deputy Director Technical Support who will be a guest speaker and share the vineyard’s history throughout the night.

The innovative wine dinner menu featured the following dishes paired with wines:

Welcome canapé: Oyster Thai style, Crispy Pork with salted cabbage and Chicken meatball on the bone. Paired with Monsoon Valley Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs

First course: Hot and Sour soup with roasted river prawns and coriander, crispy Catfish salad with green mango and Tom Yum custard paired with Monsoon Valley Chenin Blanc Medium Sweet.

Second course: Salad of Fresh Tuna and sweet melon, dehydrated tomato and Yam pudding paired with Monsoon Valley White Shiraz (Shiraz Rose).

Third course: Roasted duck breast and smoky Aubergine with flower Chives and oyster sauce paired with Cuvee Siam, Monsoon Valley (Shiraz/Sangiovese).

Fourth course: Basil ice cream and preserved pineapple, salty meringue and crumble paired with Monsoon Valley, Muscat (fortified wine).

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Wine dinner priced at THB 2,200++ per person, commences at 6.30 pm onwards. Bookings are essential, please contact our Food & Beverage team by email: dtlpfb@dusit.com or call +66 (0)76 362 999.

La Trattoria celebrates the 8th International Day of Italian Cuisines (IDIC)

La Trattoria celebrates the 8th International Day of Italian Cuisines (IDIC)

Phuket, Thailand – La Trattoria, an award wining and one of Phuket’s most distinguished fine Italian restaurants, will participate in the eighth International Day of Italian Cuisines (IDIC) 2015, celebrated worldwide on 17th January.

The official dish of the IDIC 2015 is Parmigiana di Melanzane (Parmigiana eggplants), it is a traditional dish originated in Southern Italy and widespread in Naples, Campania, Calabria, Sicily and worldwide. The dish was celebrated by the Virtual group of Italian Chefs, a network of over 2,500 culinary professionals working in 70 countries. Our Executive Chef Silvano Amolini, Chef de Cuisine Lorenzo Stelzer and his team will join the celebration by offering the dish on a special menu on 17th January at La Trattoria. For reservations, please contact our Food & Beverage team, email: dtlpfb@dusit.com or call +66 (0)76 362 999.

La Trattoria celebrates the 8th International Day of Italian Cuisines (IDIC)

The International Day of Italian Cuisines helps to ensure that consumers receive authentic and quality Italian cuisine in eateries labelled “Italian,” as the organisation believes that when the name of a traditional Italian dish is used, that dish should be prepared in the traditional manner.

Thousands of chefs, restauranteurs and lovers of Italian food worldwide join the annual IDIC appeal, a tradition launched by the Virtual Group of Italian Chefs. To find out more about International Day of Italian Cuisine and its standards, visit www.itchefs-gvci.com

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket begins a glorious New Year 2015 in Thai Style

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket begins a glorious New Year 2015 in Thai Style

Phuket, Thailand – Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket’s guests had a joyful countdown on New Year’s Eve with a Thai Temple Festival themed night.

The celebration, led by General Manager Mr Denis Thouvard (centre) along with the management team and staff, ensured guests were delighted with lavish buffets including traditional live cooking stations, games, lucky draws and comtemporary Thai performances. At the after party, guests danced the night away, watched a stunning fireworks display and counted down to the brand new year on the resort’s stunning beachfront.

On the first morning of 2015, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket also invited guests and staff to participate in a New Year merit-making ceremony which included offering food to monks as well as a water blessing ceremony at the Dusit Laguna Hall, in order to bring good luck and fortune to all.

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket begins a glorious New Year 2015 in Thai Style

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket begins a glorious New Year 2015 in Thai Style

Dusit Thani Phuket lights Christmas tree for the festive holiday

Dusit Thani Phuket lights Christmas tree for the festive holiday Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony marked the official start of the resort’s holiday season on Monday, 16 December 2014.

Held at the resort’s lobby lounge, Horizon Lounge, the festivities led by General Manager Mr Denis Thouvard, General Manager alongside the resort’s management team and entertained by the Jammers band.

A cocktail party followed, with guests toasting to the start of the festive season.

Dusit Thani Phuket lights Christmas tree for the festive holiday Dusit Thani Phuket lights Christmas tree for the festive holiday Dusit Thani Phuket lights Christmas tree for the festive holiday

Dusit Thani Phuket unveils new look Laguna Café

Dusit Thani Phuket unveils new look Laguna Café Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket officially unveils its new look Laguna Café, following a THB 6 million refurbishment and extension carried out over the last few months.

Laguna Café has been redesigned with Phuket’s Old Town as an inspiration. Create Great Design Co., Ltd. used the area’s Sino-Portuguese architectural heritage to inform the design, and throughout the café there are distinctive elements such as: textured, weathered woods; chairs and cushions upholstered with oriental-style fabrics; painted floor tiles and fine porcelain pieces. Artwork has been chosen to reflect the resort’s storied history with images of members of the Thai royal family, international heads of state and celebrities adorning the walls.

An open show kitchen adds a fun, interactive element to the space and an extensive al fresco dining area with views across the swimming pool and lush tropical gardens now accommodates 176 guests. The vibrant venue offers a creative all-day dining offering, highlighting comfort foods from Portuguese, Chinese and Thai cuisines, coupled with the signature warm Dusit hospitality.

“We are delighted to launch our new Laguna Café just in time to celebrate our 27 years in business”. We are confident that resort guests and Phuket residents alike will thoroughly enjoy what is on offer. The new Laguna Café is charming and welcoming with something for every taste, and the service is exceptional and efficient,” said, Mr Denis Thouvard, General Manager.

Dusit Thani Phuket holds beach cleaning activity

Dusit Thani Phuket holds beach cleaning activityIn cerebration and honouring to the HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 87th Birthday anniversary, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, led by Mr. Bejamin Perera, Resident Manager along with associates, local businesses and students in collaboration with Cherngtalay Or Bor Tor for cleaning up the beach from Surin-Bang Tao-Lay Pang-Layan beaches yesterday morning.

Dusit Thani Phuket holds beach cleaning activity Dusit Thani Phuket holds beach cleaning activity

Dusit Thani Phuket celebrates His Majesty King Bhumibol

Dusit Thani Phuket celebrates His Majesty King BhumibolDusit Thani Laguna Phuket held a joyful event to celebrate the 87th Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 5th December 2014.

In the evening ceremony, a candle-lighting and singing of the National Anthem was led by Mr Benjamin Perera (3rd from right in main photo), Resident Manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket along with management team. Guests and staff of the resort eagerly took part in the auspicious celebration.

Dusit Thani Phuket celebrates His Majesty King Bhumibol Dusit Thani Phuket celebrates His Majesty King Bhumibol

Dual Triathlon Champs Dine at Phuket’s La Trattoria

Dual Triathlon Champs Dine at Phuket's La Trattoria  The dual champions of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2014, Italians Massimo Cigana (2nd left in photo) and Alberto Casadei (2nd right), recently celebrated their victory at Dusit Thani laguna Phuket’s award winning Italian restaurant, La Trattoria.

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket ’s Executive Chef – Silvano Amolini (1st right), Restaurant Director – Khun Chakrist Pongrong (centre) and Restaurant Manager – Khun Panya Faipetch (1st left), were delighted to welcome them to the resort.

Dusit Thani Phuket relay team win at Tri-fest

Dusit Thani Phuket relay team win at Tri-festBig congratulations go out to the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket relay team who recently took first place in the Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-fest 2014’s relay team category.

The team, made up of Mr. Piyawut Ponpongsa (left), Mr. Surasak Thaweesamart (centre) and Mr. Sinchai Saka (right), finished with a time of 04:21:22 (swim: 00:32:09; Bike; 02:29:16 and Run; 01:17:41).

Festive Season Dining at Dusit Thani Phuket

Festive Season Dining at Dusit Thani PhuketThe festive season at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket kicks off with the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on December 16 at 6:30 pm at Horizon Lounge. It will be followed by festive songs performed by Resident Band, Jammers throughtout the evening.

Special festive food & beverage promotions will be offered from 24 December 2014 – 6 January 2017:

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 sees a traditional Christmas Eve with a special poolside Christmas buffet that includes seasonal favourites like roast turkey, pork pate, oysters, grilled seafood and festive desserts. Children are catered for with their own special buffet corner and gifts from Santa. The ‘Fivera’, first and only pop opera band will perform throught the magical night. The Christmas Eve gala dinner buffet is priced at THB 2,900++ per person.

Festive Season Dining at Dusit Thani PhuketChristmas Day, 25 December 2014, guests will be delighted with the day and night programs, starting with the Christmas day, The resort will host a complimentary Christmas party and activities for children in the Laguna Café garden where Santa will come along with a clown and baby elephant and entertain the young ones with fun games, activities and a magic show. Whist the parents feast on a delectable festive themed buffet brunch at Laguna Café, priced at THB 1,450++ per person.

In the evening, guests can choose from a magnificent four-course traditional Italian Christmas set dinner, specially prepared by our Chef de cuisine Lorenzo Stelzer and his skillled team, at the award winning Italian restaurant La Trattoria, priced at THB 1,500++ per person – or a sumptuous Chirstmas Seafood & Barbeque buffet dinner at the seaside restaurant, Casurina Beach Restaurant & Pub, priced at THB 1,900++ per person.

Festive Season Dining at Dusit Thani PhuketWednesday, 31 December 2014, Counting down every minute on New Year’s Eve and usher in 2015 with local atmosphere, colours and cuisne under the theme of Thai Temple Fest. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket will transform its pitch and putt garden into a fabulous New Year’s party. The Gala New Year’s Eve celebration features a cocktail reception, a lavish buffet, live music, special DJs and entertainment. A special buffet corner for children is also available. The New Year Eve’s Gala dinner is priced at THB 9,800++ per person.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015, Celebrate the Orthodox Christmas Eve and enjoy a spectacular feast on a white sand beach with stunning sunset views of Bang Tao bay amongst family and friends. The Orthodox Christmas BBQ buffet dinner is priced at THB 2,500++ per person.

A special discount of 50% for children aged from 6–12 years will be applied to all festive dining programs.
For more information or reservation, contact our Food & Beverage team, Email: dtlpfb@dusit.com or dial +66 076 362 999 ext 7303.

Festive Season Dining at Dusit Thani PhuketDuring the festive holiday season, Deluxe Lagoon View Rooms is start from THB 10,000+++ per room per night. For more information, please contact our reservation team on email: dtlprsvn@dusit.com, by phone on +66 (0)76 362 999, or by visiting www.dusit.com/offers.

Dusit Thani Phuket Celebrates 27th Anniversary

Dusit Thani Phuket Celebrates 27th AnniversaryDusit Thani Laguna Phuket proudly celebrates its 27th anniversary on 25 November 2014.

The official ceremony, led by resort Resident Manager Mr. Benjamin Perera (centre), included a traditional religious blessing ritual in the morning. A gala dinner reception and award ceremony for 54 long-serving resort staff followed in the evening. Those being recognised have worked at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years.

“As we celebrate the 27th anniversary of Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all our dedicated staff for working hard to deliver splendid holidays to our guests for 27 years running,” said Mr Thouvard, resort General Manager.

Dusit Thani Phuket Celebrates 27th AnniversaryThis year is a significant one as Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket earned prestigious national and international recognition, including:
• Thailand Tourism Standard’s ‘5-Star Resort Standard’ accolade for 2014 – 2016, certified by Thailand Hotel Standard Foundation and Department of Tourism Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand;
• EarthCheck Silver Certification 2014;
• TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence;
• Thailand’s Best Restaurants award for La Trattoria Italian Restaurant;
• “Top Rated 2014” by AsiaRooms.com