Tree House Kids Club by Angsana Laguna Phuket made a Haunted Halloween Houses and Not-too-Spooky Walks for Kids on Tuesday 31 October 2017. This outdoor haunted hike, where children were visited by zombies, wolfmen, vampire, Thai ghost, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters. Afterward, hit the Nethermead for an all-ages Halloween-themed carnival started with ‘ Trick or Treat Parade ‘ around the resort, then continued with Halloween movie, popcorn, games and treats. 60 children had joined our activities and they had so MUCH FUN!
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.
“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).
Bangkok, Thailand. 2 October 2017 – A charming landscape, iconic sights, influences from its colonial heritage, rich cultural traditions and friendly locals blend perfectly in Sri Lanka, making it a one-of-a-kind South Asian holiday destination. With three hotels spread across some of the island’s most beautiful destinations, ONYX Hospitality Group presents a guide of how best to take it all in when visiting the Resplendent Isle.
Start the Trip in the Capital City
Make the capital, Colombo, your quick introduction to Sri Lanka. This port city offers a variety of experiences ranging from a spiritual break in the temples, exploration of culture in the museums, taking the vantage point from rooftop bars to a wide range of markets and retail options. The vocal local team at OZO Colombo recommends a late morning visit to Pettah Market and being amidst the energy of the historic streets crammed with fresh fruit, daily supplies and fabrics. This bustling area provides an adrenaline filled discovery through the city’s busiest neighbourhood. The dynamic arrangement of heritage buildings, makeshift stores and generations-old shops is like a living museum, offering authentic insights into the local lifestyle and culture, as well as providing a unique backdrop for your photo gallery.
Take a Scenic Train Ride
The three-hour train journey connecting Sri Lanka’s capital to Kandy, the cool city located in the inland hills, is a scenic delight. This train ride is not just a mode of transportation to OZO Kandy, but the highlight of the visit itself. The train leaves from the coastal lowlands and chugs up through the hill country past rolling and lush green rice fields, local communities, forests, gurgling rivers and tea plantations. All scenes provide photogenic snapshots of Sri Lanka’s dramatic scenic contrasts. For the best views, locals recommend sitting on the right side of the train while en route to Kandy.
Explore the Birthplace of Ceylon Tea
Crucial to the nation’s economy, Ceylon tea is renowned worldwide and has an interesting 150-year history which can be traced back to the period of the British Empire. In Kandy, the first successful experiments in tea cultivation were made and the first tea plantations were established, making the city a great destination for tea lovers. To learn about the production of tea, marvel at the old machinery, and taste the various blends, the team at OZO Kandy suggest a visit to the Ceylon Tea Museum, located three kilometres from the hotel, or a venture into the countryside to the Geragama Tea Estate.
Wander through Time in One of The Country’s Best Preserved Colonial Towns
Be transported back to colonial times at Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest remaining European fortress in Asia. The fort was first built by the Portuguese in the 1500s and later fortified by the Dutch. Wander around impressive monuments and museums from Dutch Reformed Church to the iconic Galle Light House. Today the fort is no less vibrant with chic boutiques, cafes and galleries. Destination Amari, a local guide curated by the team at Amari Galle, recommends Stick No Bills, a poster gallery featuring a rare variety of vintage movie posters as well as retro postcards depicting the vibrant colours of Sri Lanka.
Lounge around the Beach, Swim, Lay Back, Take a Nap and More
Sri Lanka is well known for its beaches. For beach enthusiasts, seeking a day at a beachfront retreat in Galle is recommended. From Amari Galle which offers an expansive beach-facing pool and guaranteed sea views from every room and suite, take a Tuk-Tuk ride to the shores of nearby Unawatuna and get active with watersports such as diving, fishing and boating. To laze the day away, head to the stunning, intimate and isolated Jungle Beach to take a dip in the Indian Ocean. No trip to Galle would be complete without checking out the traditional stilt fishermen at the Ahangama and Koggala Coasts, the best places to catch this centuries-old activity in full action.
Rest well after days of exploration at OZO or Amari
ONYX Hospitality Group offers three unique hotels in Colombo, Kandy and Galle under its two brands – Amari and OZO. Situated a short Tuk-Tuk ride from the city centre, OZO Colombo offers rooms with ocean views, a rooftop infinity pool and bar, and delectable meals at EAT. OZO Kandy is the ideal base for exploring the temples, lush landscapes and the tea plantations. The newly-open Amari Galle offers the street-food inspired Ahara Gourmet Gallery, the sun-drenched Shoreline Beach Club, and a wide range of amenities and services. Until 31 December 2018 at OZO Colombo and OZO Kandy, get 15% off on room rates when booking a minimum stay of three consecutive nights. Discover Amari Galle with this special offer. Get 15% off when booking at least 45 days in advance or 10% off when booking at least 14 days in advance, along with free early check-in for stays until 31 December 2018.
Phuket, 28 September 2017 – The Amari Phuket team gave a warm welcome to the teachers and students from Pluk Panya Municipal School during their visit to the hotel for the key annual CSR activity named “First Step 2017”.
The purpose of this project is to link the hotel to the community by supporting education and introducing students in grades 11 and 12 to the hotel industry, possibly encouraging them to become professional hoteliers in the future. The students observed and learnt about hotel operations under the guidance of Amari Phuket’s experienced senior team from the Food & Beverage and Housekeeping Departments. The students learnt about mixing beverages, making beds, folding towels into various shapes, and setting up full dining tables. After the tour, the students and Amari Phuket team had lunch together.
Phuket, Thailand, 13 August, 2017 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, held their Fire Evacuation training session.
The activity, which took place at the resort’s evacuation point, was hosted by 5 representatives from Mai Khao Municipal Administrative District and Emergency Response Team from the property, who champion basic skills of Fire extinguisher usage, Steps of evacuation on the simulated situation and team work.
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Bangkok, 31 August 2017 – Looking for an ideal place as an outdoor wedding venue? Amari, part of ONYX Hospitality Group, is ready to make all wedding dreams come true at its three most lovely and romantic wedding destinations in stunning tropical paradise locations across Thailand. For anything a couple could wish, our professional wedding team will be at their service in planning every step from start to finish and creating a memorable celebration of endless love.
Feel the cool ocean breeze, listen to the gentle swash of the waves on the white sandy beach while gazing at the colourful, dusky sky and the crystal clear aquamarine sea. No other place but a tranquil and secluded cove minutes from Patong Beach in Phuket could quality as the perfect wedding venue. Even though this dream destination is bustling with people and activity, couples find peace and serenity at Amari Phuket due to its unique location tucked away from all the downtown action. The bride and groom-to-be can celebrate a warm and intimate wedding ceremony with their closest friends and family members in a green garden overlooking a picturesque beach. A traditional Thai wedding ceremony can be organised for the starting price of THB 79,500++. If a Western-style ceremony is preferred, Amari Phuket is also happy to offer a package starting at THB 69,800++.
Lounge around the pool and enjoy the ever-changing seascape at Shoreline Beach Club near Cicada Market, where Amari Hua Hin can arrange a chic lounge-style beach wedding party. At this beachside venue a short distance from the main resort, couples can cherish every romantic moment on Khao Takiab Beach under the starry night sky. Amari Hua Hin offers special ceremonial events accommodating a maximum of 50 guests. Both Western and Thai weddings are tailor-made to suit their needs with packages starting at THB 78,000 net for the Western Nuptial Ceremony and THB 82,000 net for the Thai Nuptial Ceremony.
Imagine saying, “I do”, on the island of Koh Samui with a panoramic view of the blue water and turquoise horizon while exchanging unforgettable vows. The resort’s location on a secluded stretch of Chaweng Beach is an idyllic destination for a lovely wedding with everyone standing barefoot on the golden sand. Let the sky and sea witness the couple’s amour and enjoy the precious moment of love with their beloved ones and friends. Amari Koh Samui can fulfil their desires by offering either traditional Thai or Western ceremony, with packages starting at THB 94,000 net for the Western Marital Celebration and THB 98,000 net for the Traditional Thai Wedding Ceremony.
From left to right: Pierre-Andre Pelletier (Regional Vice-President, Operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives), Craig Ferguson (the Australian Consulate-General to Phuket), the Hon. Julie Bishop MP (Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia), and Richard Margo (Amari Phuket’s Hotel Manager)
Phuket, 18 August 2017 – Amari Phuket’s team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, Regional Vice-President, Operations – Southern Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives (left) and Richard Margo – Hotel Manager (right) gave a warm welcome to the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs in Australia (second from right), and Craig Ferguson, the Australian Consulate-General to Phuket (second from left), during the latter two’s visit to Amari Phuket for a reception to mark the formal opening of the Australian Consulate-General in Phuket.
From left to right: Sawaeng Yiti (Amari Phuket’s Florist), Chansupa Suanya (Amari Phuket’s Florist), Katapunyo Songkhun (Amari Phuket’s Commis III Chef) and Kritsada Ketphu (Amari Phuket’s Executive Sous Chef)
Phuket, 25 July 2017 – Amari Phuket is proud to announce its winning of three awards from the Andaman Hotelier and Tourism Fair 2017, the biggest event for the hotel industry in Phuket. Representatives from the kitchen and housekeeping departments participated in the competitions. Katapunyo Songkhun (second from right) won the silver medal for the live cooking event of the Phuket Lobster Culinary Freestyle Challenge Individual Junior Category. Kritsada Ketphu (right) won the bronze medal for the live cooking event of the Phuket Lobster Culinary Freestyle Challenge Individual Professional Category. Sawaeng Yiti (left) and Chansupa Suanya (second from left) were both the second runner-up in the event for making flower arrangements from banana leaves. The awards inspire our team to continue their dedication to delivering high-quality service to our guests.
Phuket, Thailand, 18 July 2017 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has launched its luxurious seafront sanctuary as the ultimate destination for dream weddings.
The secluded Nai Yang Beach, located on the pristine northwest coast of Phuket, provides the perfect place to pledge your life-long vows to your partner. As the only international hotel on this sublime stretch of sand, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach offers not only stunning natural scenery, but also the service and facilities to cater for all types of dream wedding.
David Ippersiel, General Manager of the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, said that his goal is to become the wedding destination of choice for couples from across the world.
“With its golden sands, azure seas and verdant palms, Nai Yang Beach is an idyllic destination for all types of wedding,” Mr Ippersiel said. “But spectacular scenery alone is not enough to ensure an unforgettable ‘big day’. At Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, we provide the support and service to ensure that every wedding runs seamlessly.
“From diverse dining facilities, including authentic Thai dishes, fresh seafood and excellent international cuisine, to a choice of different venues, our expert team of professional event planners we will make sure that all your wedding dreams come true. Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach really is a one-stop service for your big day,” Mr Ippersiel added.
Mr Ippersiel and Francois Poletti, Director of Operations at the resort, recently welcomed members of the media to the resort to showcase the wealth of services and packages it offers to wedding planners. Following lunch at the resort, the journalists were given the chance to experience various aspects of the wedding day experience, including flower arranging activities, a wedding cake display by Chef Poss, Supolwat Eua-umakul, and the chance to see a mock-up of the wedding day set-up.
Since opening in 2016, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has developed a strong standing in the wedding sector. To date, the resort has successfully hosted ten weddings, building a reputation for exceeding the expectations of discerning couples.
All events are handled with a care and attention-to-detail by the resort’s certified event planners, professional chefs, floral specialists and other wedding experts. With a choice of creative set-ups, dynamic concepts and distinct venues, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach exceeds every expectation and delivers many wonderful surprises along the way.
From lavish occasions to simple ceremonies, luxurious ballroom receptions to casual beach parties, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach provides a dream destination package for every couple.
Crest Resort and Pool Villas has warm welcomed FREESPACE to launching their new application which help to reduce the customers purchase process. The event has been held at Crest Resort & Pool Villas’ Grand Ballroom from July 11-12, 2017.