JW Marriott Phuket Bolds the 5th Triumph of Health & Wellness Weekend Retreat

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Bolds the 5th Triumph of Health & Wellness Weekend Retreat (The 5th Reboot and Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check)
Movement as Medicine session with Hayden Rhodes

Phuket – June 26, 2017: The 18 wellness participants got their health checked and jumped for joy at the 5th Reboot & Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check’, hosted by JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Mandara Spa, luxury spa in Phuket. The annual wellness workshop took place from June 15 – 18 and was conducted by life coach extraordinaire Hayden Rhodes from Royal Phuket Marina Health Club; The nutritional specialist Craig Burton; Phuket’s own yoga aficionado Kim White; The gifted artist Christine Reilly and last but not least, certified pure therapeutic grand essential oils Kathy Russell. The Executive Chef Dietmar Spitzer and his skilled kitchen team spiced up the wellness workshop with 4-day nutritious meals.

All participants who are passionate in health and wellness, embarked on a journey toward a more complete understanding of the relationship between mind and body, learned the basics of yoga, meditation, life tips and personal nutrition, apply aromatherapy and art therapy to healing on every level; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Bolds the 5th Triumph of Health & Wellness Weekend Retreat (The 5th Reboot and Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check)
Gentle rise & shine find your flow, fun practical session on Mai Khao Beach

The wellness workshop kicked off with a gentle rise & shine find your flow and movement as medicine session by Hayden Rhodes, a vitality and celebrity coach who quoted that “Sitting is the new smoking”, the participants practiced the mindful walking and breathing – being aware of each step and of our breath while moving over thousand steps around in the tropical scenery at the Phuket beach resort and being by the Sea is the greatest medicine. The wellness participants also joined in a variety of movement to awaken the body and mind among the gentle rise & shine wake up yoga; steps to meditation; Vinyasa yoga and face off yoga to help build strength, flexibility, balance, focus and inner peace with renowned yoga and the enigmatic Kim White.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Bolds the 5th Triumph of Health & Wellness Weekend Retreat (The 5th Reboot and Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check)
‘Healthy by choice, cooking by heart’ cooking class lunch with Executive Chef Dietmar Spitzer
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Bolds the 5th Triumph of Health & Wellness Weekend Retreat (The 5th Reboot and Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check)
Healthy menu: Melon rice noodle salad with 100% organic foods sponsored by Pura Organic

Throughout the weekend, wellness retreat was followed by comprehensive range of health talks and hand-on workshops, from Oh Crap Dr. Help; reducing inflammation; balancing blood sugar to cooking demonstration and samples from 3 wellness practitioners as well as ‘Healthy by choice and cooking by heart’ a cooking class with Executive Chef Dietmar Spitzer along with Chef de Cuisine Andrea Genio and their skilled kitchen team. The highlights of healthy cooking menu including Asparagus salad with roasted chickpeas, Melon rice noodle salad, marinated Asian turnip in cucumber wild herbs brew and red radish and roasted vegetables with cauliflower mashed potatoes, thanks to the generosity and support of organic foods sponsor, Pura Organic Foods Limited (www.puraorganic.org)

Symbols are a universal means of expression and are a central part of our daily lives. “Art As Therapy: Explore Your Visual Symbols” workshop conducted by talented artist Christine Reilly. The participants created a visual sketchbook of their personal symbols, took time to draw, paint, doodle and notice what symbols are parts of their life and affected them.

Aromatherapy workshop conducted by Kathy Russell, it was another fun, nurturing and informative class that the participants learned to apply essential oils to improve the health and well-being of themselves and enjoyed making their own toothpastes, face spritz, Lavender spray and more

Passed it to Craig Burton, the nutritionist was on hand to do blood screening to evaluate the participant’s blood sugar levels, proteins, lipids, inflammatory markers and solutions, helped determine their own health challenges and as with all nutritional advice, moderation is key and recheck the blood test in every 3 – 6 months to see the better healthy blood results.

Linda Overman and her Mandara Spa’ therapists ensured that the participants were pampering and relaxing at the Mandara Spa throughout the wellness weekend.

Stay tuned with us for the next energising wellness workshop which will be taking place during October 2017. Do not miss out; limited numbers 15 – 20 participants only to ensure VIP treatment.

For more information, please contact Linda Overman, Spa Director, Mandara Spa, email: linda.overman@marriotthotels.com or call +66 7633 8000 ext. 3752. Logon to website www.jwmarriottphuketresort.com

Mandara Spa hosts The 5th Reboot & Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check

Phuket – 11 May 2017: An award winning Phuket beach resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa will host the 5th Reboot & Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check’ which will be taking place from June 15th to 18th, 2017.

The inspirational 4 days 3 nights program flow is designed to educate, motivate and understand such things as health and fitness, aromatherapy, mediation, art therapy and much more. The programs conducted by experienced wellness practitioners Hayden Rhodes, Craig Burton, Kim White, Christine Reilly and Kathy Russell. The woman behind this amazing workshop is Linda Overman, Director of Mandara Spa who connects the Phuket’s local specialists together on this event.

Hayden Rhodes’s Workshop Talk; life coach extraordinaire is on hand to rev up your energy levels with his personally designed programs like, ‘Oh Crap’ – focusing on the importance of Dr. Help Yourself, and nourishment. He offers you reality checks, with answers & solutions on nutrition and has a wealth of knowledge on health & fitness to share with the group and is a steady favourite with past retreat guests. His movement as medicine workshop is legendary.

Craig Burton’s Workshop Talk; our nutritionist, is on hand to do blood screening to evaluate your blood sugar levels, proteins, lipids, inflammatory markers and much more, to help determine your own health challenges. Nowadays, people’s lifestyle combined with high sugar content in foods, dining out or even the odd glass of wine may affect your results dramatically. Learn what you can do specifically to enhance your personal wellbeing.

Kim White’s Workshop Talks and Classes; Joined by the enigmatic Kim, Phuket’s own yoga aficionado who has some awesome talks on how to meditate using pranayama breath work and participants will feel instant benefits on how and why we meditate. Kim has an uncanny ability to provide valuable educational yogic advice on how to strengthen your own practice and is able to accommodate all levels of yoga lovers.

Christine Reilly’s Workshop Class; Christine Reilly is a gifted artist who presently continues her healing modalities integrating her background as a psychiatric nurse and art as therapy. Through collage, drawing and language you will construct a personalized sketchbook to deepen and broaden an ongoing visual dialogue with yourself which you will uncover an auto-biography to take home with you.

Kathy Russell’s Workshop Class; The fun-filled activities and informative hands – on experience with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils.  You will be introduced to 8 essential oils; Lavender, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Melaleuca  or Tea Tree and learn how to apply them most effectively and  how to use them in our daily life for extreme well-being, topically, Internally, aromatically, for cleaning and cooking.  Learn how to make our own toothpaste, face masks and spritz. The workshop includes a fantastic journey in knowledge and understanding, keychain 8-vile holder zip pack with 1 dram of high quality, edible, CPTG DoTerra Lavender essential oil and the products you will make.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Mandara Spa hosts The 5th Reboot & Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check

‘Reboot and Reevaluate Your Healthy Reality Check’ is priced at THB 25,000 net per person for a 4 Days 3 Nights that includes:
Healthy daily meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
Two spa massage treatments at Mandara Spa
Daily seminars and activities with practitioners

Day package and single class are available if you are not able to attend the full program however naturally for the absolute best benefits, we highly recommend the entire program to fully integrate the benefits of each therapy to heal the mind, body and soul where you will learn your new skills to take home and implement into your day to day lifestyle. The single class price starts from THB 900 net per session.

Early bird promotion, receive 15% discount when made a booking within 31 May 2017.

The size of the Wellness Workshop will be between 10 – 15 participants, and is open to the public.

Bookings can be made now by contacting Mandara Spa Director, Linda Overman at linda.overman@marriotthotels.com or Tel:+66 76 338 000 ext. 3752. For more information, log on to jwmarriottphuketresort.com

The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket

17 April 2017 Phuket, Thailand – The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners organized the 8th annual Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran day, April 13. With five hundred hotel’s guests, Phuket residents, tourists and provincial dignitaries gathered at Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s beachfront and were welcomed by General Manager of the hotel, Mr. Oriol Montal.

The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation organized The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Assuring Mai Khao’s Ecological Future
(group photo from left to right position), (1st) Police Lieutenant General Nikorn Chuthong, (2nd) Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, Director of Phuket Marine Biological Center, (3rd ) Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, (4th ) Captain Suthisak Cheumuangpak, Director of Department of Civil Affairs, 3rd Naval Area Command, (5th ) Mrs. Sivaporn Chuasawas, Vice Governor of Phuket, (6th ) Acting Sub Lt. Vigrom Charktee, Thalang Sheriff, (7th Mrs. Juttarat Ninlahut, , Assistant Director of The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket office, (8th ) Mr. Olin Maliwan, Sub-district Headman, T. Mai Khao, (9th ) Mr. Vitoon Dechpramualpol, Intendent of Sirinart National Park
The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation organized The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Assuring Mai Khao’s Ecological Future
Mr. Oriol Montal (2nd right), the General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and alongside with Mr. Kitipun Subkoon (1st right), the Manager of Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation made an annual donation to the The Phuket Marine Biological Center, represented by Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong (1st left), Director of (PMBC). This fund will be used to support the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program
The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation organized The 8th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Release Ceremony on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Assuring Mai Khao’s Ecological Future
Songkran Festival Celebration – The Rod Nam Dum Hua Ritual on Songkran day also known as the National Elderly day: Miss Minelli De Kretser (right), Director of Group & MICE Sales (right), was pouring fragrant water into Mr. Oriol Montal (left), General Manager’s palms as a gesture of humility and got for his blessings.

The ceremony, presided over by Vice Governor of Phuket Sivaporn Chuasawas alongside with guests of honour among Acting Sub Lieutenant Vigrom Charktee, Thalang Sheriff; Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, Director of Phuket Marine Biological Center; Captain Suthisak Cheu-Muang-Pak, Director of Department of Civil Affairs, 3rd Naval Area Command; Mr. Vitoon Dechpramualpol, Intendent of Sirinart National Park; Mrs. Juttarat Ninlahut, Asst. Director of The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket Office.

“This is a fantastic day and phenomenal way to begin the Thai New Year by releasing 53 new batches of rehabilitated green turtles into the Andaman Sea and It’s become our traditional event during Songkran Festival by now. Sea Turtles represent longevity in Thai culture and releasing animals to nature is believed to bring good luck to the participants. The hotel guests were delighted as this is distinctive experience of their Phuket holiday” said, Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager.

All monies have raised through donations during the event, it went towards supporting the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners: the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program and the Third Naval Area Command’s Turtle Hatchery Program.
Furthermore, the Mai Khao Turtle Foundation also organized the exclusive Turtle release programs on April 15 and 16 from 9 am – 10 am together with IUCN once again this year. The event was supported by the Phuket Marine Biological Center, The Royal Thai Navy, Department of Marine & Coastal Resources and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

For more information about the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, please contact Mr. Sean Panton, Co-Chairman & Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marriott Thailand Business Council, email sean.panton@marriotthotels.com or Khun Kittipan, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Manager, via email info@maikhaoturtlefoundation.org or call 076 338 000 ext. 3383

8th Mai Khao Turtle Release Ceremony Takes Place on Songkran Day At JW Marriott Phuket

Phuket, Thailand – April 7, 2017 The JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, in collaboration with The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners, will be hosting the 8th annual Mai Khao Turtle Release, which is scheduled during the Songkran Festival on April 13, from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm. The Thalang District Chief, Acting Sub Lt. Vigrom Wati and representatives from its business partners will be a guest of honour and be part of this Thai New Year celebration.

Furthermore, the Mai Khao Turtle Foundation also has organized the exclusive Turtle release programs on April 15 and 16 from 9 am – 10 am together with IUCN for this year. The event is supported by the Phuket Marine Biological Center and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Taking place on the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s beachfront, the 8th Mai Khao Turtle Release will see 65 new batch of rehabilitated green turtles introduced their natural life in the Andaman Sea, where they belong. Sea turtles represent longevity in Thai culture and releasing animals to nature is believed to bring good luck to the participant.

Phuket residents and hotel guests are invited to join what promises to be a fun, family-oriented and inspirational experience. In doing so they will be helping to protect the area’s endangered turtle population.

Every THB 5,000 raised through donations and additional money raised during the event will go towards supporting the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners: the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program and the Third Naval Area Command’s Turtle Hatchery Program.

For more information about the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, please contact Mr. Sean Panton, Co-Chairman & Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marriott Thailand Business Council, email sean.panton@marriotthotels.com or Khun Kittipan, Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Manager, via email info@maikhaoturtlefoundation.com or call 076 338 000 ext. 3383

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Goes Dark To Shine A Light on Climate Action

-Hotel supports worldwide Earth Hour Movement for the Environment-

March 27, 2017 Phuket, Thailand: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s goes dark to shine a light on climate action with earth Hour 2017. The hotel join millions around the world in turning off lights for one hour on last Saturday, March 25 at 8.30 – 9.30 pm local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The annual global environmental awareness event was created and instituted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007 to emphasize the threat of climate change.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Goes Dark To Shine A Light on Climate Action -Hotel supports worldwide Earth Hour Movement for the Environment-
Mr. Oriol Montal (right), General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa release a Marine Turtle ‘Lucky’ back to the Ocean on this special occasion ‘The Earth Hour’ event
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Goes Dark To Shine A Light on Climate Action -Hotel supports worldwide Earth Hour Movement for the Environment-
The resort turned off exterior signage lighting and non-essential interior lighting area during 8.30 – 9.30 pm on March 25
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Goes Dark To Shine A Light on Climate Action -Hotel supports worldwide Earth Hour Movement for the Environment-
Green Cocktail promotion on Earth Hour Day

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is participating by releasing a marine turtle ‘Lucky’ back to the sea, turned off exterior signage lighting, dimmed non-essential interior lighting; used the candlelight in appropriate public areas, our hotel guests were participated the campaign by swift off the light in their room and joined our ‘Green Cocktail’ at the Sala Sawasdee Lobby bar.
By demonstrating these efforts on social media, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa were participating in Marriott International’s drive to raise funds for WWF, where US $ 1 donated for each Marriott property that tweets their Earth Hour activities.

“It’s a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such a simple gesture,” said Denise Naguib, Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, “Earth Hour reflects a philosophy we try to practice year-round that we all must do our part and together we can make a big difference. Climate change affects everyone and it also has an impact on the continued success of our business”.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is located at 231 Moo 3, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket, tel: +66 076 338 000.
Online: www.jwmarriottphuketresort.com, Twitter @JWMarriottHKT.

JW Marriott Phuket Scoops the Prestigious Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award, Certified by TCEB

March 16, 2017 Phuket, Thailand: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s the leading resort for meetings & events in Thailand, is delighted to announce that the Mai Khao Salon C, hotel’s meeting venue has been certified by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). The certificate recognizes that the hotel has meeting room that has passed TCEB assessments and criteria among 101 MICE venues across the country.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Scoops the Prestigious Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award, Certified by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) - MICE Standards Day 2017-

Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager recently attended the ‘MICE Standard Day 2017’ event and accepted this prestigious award of ‘Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award 2017 -2019’ from H.E. General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand during the award ceremony which held on March 13, 2017 at Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.

The standardization of a wide range of venues under the Thailand MICE Venue Standard program is among the key initiatives TCEB undertook over the past four years. It was created to help MICE venues in Thailand meet internationally recognized standards, as this is one of the key factors for organisers when choosing Thailand as their destination for MICE events. The TCEB is at the forefront of the MICE industry in ASEAN, and are rolling out the program nationwide, with a focus on three target groups including convention/exhibition centers, hotels and resorts, and public/private organisations. More information, visit www.tceb.co.th

“It is an honour to receive the Thailand MICE Venue Standard Award this year. To be certified by the government leading edge agency, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), this will lift up our reputation in meetings & events business segment as well as to benchmark with ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (AMVS). We are very excited to hear about the TCEB strategic roadmap throughout the development courses and programs announced at the event. In 2017, It’s the year of MICE business, we definitely focus and work closely with the TCEB organization to develop our products & services and ensure that our venues and facilities are meet with meetings & events enquiries” said, Mr. Oriol Montal, General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa.

Whether its meetings, events or weddings, Phuket conferences, incentives or corporate retreats, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa combines both business and relaxation with a world-class meetings and events facilities and impeccable teams to be served for every events. The hotel provides 10 meeting rooms and boasts a 636 sqm. Mai Khao Ballroom that can accommodate up to 450 guests. Featuring state-of-the-art latest audio visual system with natural daylight and flexible to breakout rooms. The pristine beachfront with breathtaking tropical setting that can seats up to 600 given the clients a choice of indoor and outdoor venues for MICE and Phuket weddings.