Shop Till You Drop with offers from Amari and OZO hotels across Asia

Bangkok. 26 June 2018 – It’s time for shopaholics to mark their calendars and ‘shop till you drop’ at the grand sale festivals going on across Asia. With their prime locations, well-appointed facilities and service from the heart, Amari and OZO — two hotel brands by ONYX Hospitality Group — invite shoppers to embark on a retail therapy vacation in Johor Bahru, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Here are some ideas about when and where to find the hottest shopping break deals this upcoming sales season.

Located in the heart of the city’s business, entertainment and retail district,
Amari Johor Bahru is the ideal base to go on a shopping spree

Johor Bahru

The Malaysia Mega Sale Shopping Carnival has just started and runs till 31 August 2018, offering events and promotions which will keen even the most avid shopping enthusiasts on their toes. Centrally located in the city’s business district, Amari Johor Bahru provides easy access to shops of Komtar JBCC and City Square, both just a short walk from the hotel. Parents can focus on bargain hunting knowing that the kids are well taken care of and having loads of fun at the Angry Birds Activity Park. After returning to the hotel with the shopping bags off-loaded, enjoy a refreshing treatment at Breeze Spa or take a quick dip in the outdoor pool. Before leaving town, why not make a visit to Johor Premium Outlet, where luxury and boutique items can be found at discounted prices.

To add to the big savings, The Great Escape Package is on offer at Amari Johor Bahru, providing a two nights’ stay in a Superior King room, roundtrip transfers to Johor Premium Outlet and a soothing head-and-shoulder Breeze Spa massage. Rates start at 213 MYR +++ per room per night, available until 31 December 2018.

At the centrally-located OZO Wesley Hong Kong, guests can enjoy full relaxation on signature comfy beds, noise-free surroundings with blackout curtains.

Hong Kong

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s shopping paradise, OZO Wesley Hong Kong is the perfect base with a seamless blend of comfort and convenience, ideal for visitors to the summer sale running until 31 August 2018. Just a few steps from the hotel, guests can kick off at Pacific Place, one of the most popular shopping malls in town. To find more red sale tags, hop on the MTR at nearby Wan Chai Station towards Causeway Bay and Times Square where more mega-shopping complexes are located. To start the next fresh and recharged for more bargain hunting, guests can be assured of a great sleep thanks to the signature comfy beds, noise-free surroundings and blackout curtains.

Experience Hong Kong’s shopping paradise at OZO Wesley Hong Kong. Rates start at 921 HKD++.

Experience the colours and rhythms of Asia with a variety of popular regional street food favourites
at Amaya Food Gallery, a highlight of Amari Watergate Bangkok.

Bangkok
Looking for the finest fashion stores, global brands, accessories by independent designers and the best range of unique products? Look no further than Asia’s shopping capital of Bangkok. For the latest looks at affordable prices, the popular Platinum Fashion Mall just a short walk across the street from Amari Watergate Bangkok. Continue the shopping bliss at Central World and Gaysorn Village, both connected by the elevated and sheltered sky walk, and enjoy fantastic discounts on local designs and international brands. After a day of retail therapy, refuel at the Asian street market-inspired Amaya Food Gallery, Amari’s signature dining concept which takes guests on a journey through the colours and
rhythms of Asia with a variety of sumptuous street food favourites.

Amari Watergate Bangkok’s Great Escape Package offers a two-night stay in a Deluxe King room and a 1,000 THB gift card for happy spending at Central World. Enjoy more with 30% off at Amaya Food Gallery and get easy access from the hotel to Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Muang International Airport with complimentary one-way airport transfer by Toyota Camry. Rate starts at 4,441 THB ++ per room per night, exclusively available for direct website bookings and valid until 31 December 2018.

For more information and reservations, please contact
Amari Watergate Bangkok – Tel. +66 (0) 2653 9000 or visit https://www.amari.com/watergate/
OZO Wesley Hong Kong – Tel. +852 2292 3000 or visit https://www.ozohotels.com/wesley-hongkong
Amari Johor Bahru – Tel. +60 7 266 8888 or visit https://www.amari.com/johor-bahru/

 

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach – Team Building

Phuket, 26 June, 2018 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has demonstrated its continued commitment to “Putting People First” by hosting several days of fun team-building activities at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, Phuket.

Held from 18-22 June 2018, the event gathered 200 associates from all departments of the resort for a series of exercises designed to bring team members closer together.

“Maintaining a positive team culture is a top priority for us. We have many highly-skilled individuals who can achieve much more when they combine their unique strengths and work together as a team,” said David Ippersiel, General Manager, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.

“Putting People First” is one of Marriott International’s core values and team-building events such as these allow associates to work as one in order to achieve common goals.

Marriott International is regularly named as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Places to Work”.

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/

Laguna Phuket Associates Joined Anti-Bribery and Corruption Training

Yesterday (Thursday 14 June), 270 Laguna Resorts & Hotels (LRH) Plc. executives together with Laguna Phuket associates had participated in an Anti-Bribery and Corruption Training at Angsana Ballroom, Angsana Laguna Phuket. The training was separated to 2 sessions; morning session in English language for expatriate associates and Thai-language session in the afternoon.


The anti-bribery and corruption training was held with an objective to educate Laguna Phuket associates on an overview of anti-bribery and corruption, LRH’s “zero-tolerance” anti-corruption policies and corruption-related red flags. The training is also in compliance with the Thai government’s anti-corruption policies and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC)’s measures against bribery and corruption. There was a post-training test to evaluate participants’ knowledge. The test results will be recorded for future reference.

In November 2017, LRH signed the declaration to join Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC). The training is part of LRH’s self-evaluation tool and supporting evidence as required by CAC.

A Unique FIFA World Cup 2018 Viewing Experience at Sofitel Krabi

Krabi, Thailand – Great news for football fans! Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort offers live broadcasting FIFA World Cup 2018 on a huge screen by the pool at Koh Poda, a poolside restaurant and bar from June 30 to July 15, 2018.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 showing times is at 9pm and 1am. The resort’s live broadcasting includes the final 16, the quarter finals, the semi-finals and the finals on July 15. Guests can enjoy the game on a 10X6 meters screen provided by the pool in either cozy lounge sofa or on the bar stools at the swim-up bar. A selection of World Cup Cocktails, drinks, tapas menus and Bento set inspired by football teams are available.

Entrance ticket is at THB400 net/person including drinks and THB 750 net/person on the final night which includes the game at 10pm and an after party “Night Market Buffet” theme featuring Thai and international food, along with drinks upon consumption.

A special accommodation rate for the football fan; booking code FIFA2018, is also available at THB 4,450 net for a superior room inclusive of complimentary breakfast for two persons.

For more information and reservation, please call 075-627-800, e-mail h6184-th2@sofitel.com or https://goo.gl/jVg3vz

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

 

Go Local and double the fun with ONYX Hospitality Group at Sukhothai and Buriram

Bangkok, 28 May 2018 – Travellers planning a holiday are invited to consider domestic destinations within Thailand and the properties managed by ONYX Hospitality Group across the country. As one of Thailand’s leading hotel companies, ONYX offers a series of creative ideas for a perfect getaway to two remarkable destinations: Sukhothai, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam, and Buriram, a sports hub with nearby historical gems. For more than just a memorable experience, domestic travellers making a direct reservation with the respective hotel can take this opportunity to claim the tax back, in line with 
the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s tourism-driven campaign for 2018, “Amazing Thailand Go Local”.

Embrace vintage charm with Sukhothai Heritage Resort

Tucked away in the lower northern region of Thailand, Sukhothai was once the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam more than 700 years ago. Today, the city is renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Aside from taking a stroll or cycling along the historic trail, guests are encouraged to enjoy the various outdoor activities provided at Sukhothai Heritage Resort.

As a nod towards the city’s iconic historical elements, Sukhothai Heritage Resort is inspired by ancient and charming traditional Thai décor. Located adjacent to Sukhothai Airport, surrounded by lush rice fields and an organic vegetable farm, the resort offers a diverse range of outdoor activities. From the resort, nature lovers can hire a complimentary bike and immerse themselves in refreshing nature which surrounds the property. For an even closer interaction with the locals’ way of life, guests can put on the indigo clothes and join the traditional rice planting activity nearby. In the late evenings, guests can cool down with snacks and a cocktail in hand while overlooking the starry skies from Vanda Bar.

As a nod towards the city’s unique historical elements, the architectural
design of Sukhothai Heritage Resort is inspired by traditional Thai décor

Explore ethnic culture and contemporary sport with Amari Buriram United

Travellers are invited to explore ancient heritage sites, get more thrills with sports activities or seek a nature therapy, as Buriram has them all covered. Just a leisurely drive from Amari Buriram United, history-minded travellers can explore the many massive remnants of the Thai-Khmer civilization to be found across the city. The stunning sight of the sun’s rays passing through all 15 doorways of the main temple at Phanom Rung Historical Park can only be enjoyed several days throughout the year, and is a highlight not to be missed. Mark the calendar to experience this during sunrise on 8-10 September and sunset on 6-8 October 2018.

Alternatively, just a short stroll from the hotel, sports enthusiasts can enjoy a football match and cheer on their favourite football team at the i-Mobile Stadium. For added thrills, guests can also join in a high-speed car race or watch the PTT Thailand Grand Prix 2018, Thailand’s first MotoGP, at Chang International Circuit. Cyclists can head to Khao Kradong Forest Park, located on an extinct volcano, which offers scenic views of fertile, natural surroundings.

 Early birds can enjoy an advanced purchase offer with 10% off to reconnect with the good old days at Sukhothai Heritage Resort or take on the thrills at Amari Buriram United. This special deal is available until 31 December 2018.

For more information and reservations, please contact

Amari Buriram United – Tel. +66 4411 1444 or visit https://www.amari.com/buriram-united/

Sukhothai Heritage Resort – Tel. +66 0 55 647567 or visit https://www.mosaic-collection.com/sukhothai-heritage/

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.