Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa wins 2 awards at 2018 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for hotels

PHUKET,THAILAND – 23 JAN 2018 – Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa today announced it has been recognized as a winner in the Top 25 Hotels — Thailand and Top 10 Value for Money Hotels — Thailand categories of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Hotels, ranking twelfth out of 25 and fifth out of 10. Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide. In the 16th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top 8,095 properties in 94 countries and 8 regions worldwide.

This year, the awards celebrate hotel winners in 10 categories, including Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Best Service, B&Bs and Inns, Romance, Family, All-Inclusive, and Value for Money. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice hotels winners are remarkable service, value, and quality.

“To say that we are excited to be winning this award would be an understatement. It takes a team full of dedicated ambassadors going above and beyond to provide truly memorable experiences. I couldn’t be more proud of the team for making our resort win this prestigious award and I look forward to continue our journey to elevating our service levels.” said Sander Looijen, General Manager of the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa.

“This year’s Travelers’ Choice awards for Hotels recognize thousands of exceptional accommodations that received the highest marks for overall experience, including service, amenities, and value, from travelers worldwide,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications. “The global TripAdvisor community informed this list of winners that will inspire and help travelers find the hotel that’s right for them, as they plan and book their next amazing trip.”

To see TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa go to https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1223683-d1634352-Reviews-Renaissance_Phuket_Resort_Spa-Mai_Khao_Thalang_District_Phuket.html

For the complete list of Travelers’ Choice Hotel award-winners for 2018, as well as the latest reviews and candid traveler photos, visit: www.TripAdvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #TravelersChoice.

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Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach named  “Best International Wedding Venue”

Phuket, Thailand, 4 January 2018 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has been named as the “Best International Wedding Venue Hotel” in the world at the International Hotel Awards 2017!

The spectacular seafront resort, which is nestled directly on the pristine sands of Nai Yang Beach on Phuket’s northwest coast, received this prestigious award in a gala ceremony held at the famed Savoy Hotel in London on 4th December 2017.

This caps a hugely successful year for the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, which only opened its doors in summer 2016. The resort was named as “Thailand’s Best Wedding Venue” and “Asia’s Best Wedding Venue” at the Asia Property Awards 2017, which allowed it to compete for the global title in the Grand Final event.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach named “Best International Wedding Venue”

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach named “Best International Wedding Venue”

“We are absolutely delighted to have been named as “Best International Wedding Venue Hotel,” said David Ippersiel, General Manager, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach. “The International Hotel Awards sets the standard for excellence within our industry so to receive this accolade is truly exciting.

“When we launched the resort last year we knew that we had a truly unique proposition for the wedding and honeymoon market. With our secluded sandy beach, sublime sunsets and superb team of professional event planners, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach is the ultimate destination for tropical weddings.

“I would like to thank the International Hotel Awards for recognizing these qualities. We look forward to welcoming even more couples to our resort in future as we continue to create magical memories on the pure shores of Nai Yang Beach,” Mr Ippersiel added.

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has an extensive array of options for all types of wedding, from traditional Thai ceremonies to Western white weddings, classical Chinese occasions and impressive Indian celebrations.

The resort’s idyllic private beach can host both intimate ceremonies and lavish celebrations, and the Beachfront Pool Villas provide the perfect place for couples to unwind in luxury before and after their “Big Day”. Groups of wedding guests can be comfortably accommodated in the resort’s collection of contemporary rooms and suites, and delectable wedding menus can be prepared by the resort’s culinary team.

The International Hotel Awards is the only organization in the world to provide five-star accolades to hotels at an international level. The top regional hotels from Asia Pacific, Arabia & Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and UK are judged in 17 categories, and these winners are then entered into the global awards, which ultimately determine the world’s finest resorts and hotels.

Start the new year on the right note with a refreshing retreat at Amari

Bangkok, 4 January 2018 – At the start of the brand new year, now is the perfect time to think about taking a getaway with a difference. Whether it’s reliving childhood memories, reconnecting with a new sport, or giving your skin an anti-ageing boost, Amari destinations across Asia have these all covered. Whether you have already made your new year resolutions or are still setting them, be inspired by this recap of our top ‘new year, new you’ experiences.

Start the new year on the right note with a refreshing retreat at Amari
Reconnect with friends or family over a new sporting pursuit at Amari Buriram United, the only football-themed hotel in Thailand

Take a sporty vacation at Amari Buriram United
Aside from its renowned Thai-Khmer historical sites, Buriram in Northeastern Thailand has become known as a “Sport City Centre”. Being part of the city’s sports hub, Amari Buriram United, the only football-themed hotel in Thailand, invites sport lovers to start 2018 by reconnecting with friends or family over
a new sporting pursuit. Following a breakfast boost at Kick-off, the hotel’s sport-themed all-day restaurant, embark on a cycling adventure across the city or pump up the adrenaline with a round of speed racing at Chang International Circuit. Golf enthusiasts can also tee off at Khao Kradong Golf Club, located just
a short drive from the hotel. Also not to be missed is a visit to the neighbouring i-Mobile Stadium, a world-class football stadium, which provided the inspiration for Amari Buriram United’s architecture and design. Experience a stay at Amari Buriram United with prices starting from 1,250 THB++ per room per night.

Start the new year on the right note with a refreshing retreat at Amari
Give yourself some time with a skin and body regenerating treatment at Amari Watergate Bangkok’s Breeze Spa.

Rejuvenate and renew at Amari Watergate Bangkok’s Breeze Spa
New Year is the perfect time for a ‘new you’. For a dose of rejuvenation and renewal, Amari Watergate Bangkok’s Breeze Spa offers an anti-ageing facial treatment. The 75-minute ritual works its magic to reduce wrinkles and fine lines with an intensive radiance peel while rehydrating the skin. The results include the strengthening of tired skin, a smoother texture and a healthy glow. Should something more uniquely Thai be preferred, guests could try the signature Muay Thai massage featuring soothing Thai rhythmic pressure strokes followed by a warm Thai herbal compress and aromatic oil application. The anti-ageing facial treatment is priced starting from 3,300 THB net and the signature Muay Thai massage is available in 90-minute or 120-minute durations and, priced starting from 2,900 THB net.

Start the new year on the right note with a refreshing retreat at AmariStart the new year on the right note with a refreshing retreat at Amari
Refuel with your favourite Asian street food at Amari Johor Bahru’s Amaya Food Gallery.

Relive childhood memories at Amari Johor Bahru
A new lease of life can start from a healthy and youthful mind. To feel and stay young at heart, here are Amari Johor Bahru’s recommendations for guests. Just a short stroll from the hotel, boundless fun can be found at the Angry Birds Activity Park, an indoor play park at Komtar JBCC Mall inspired by the world-famous video game series. A short drive away from Amari is Legoland, the first international theme park in Malaysia, providing indoor and outdoor activities to let the inner kid run wild. Returning to the hotel, guests can enjoy a variety of beloved Asian dishes at Amaya Food Gallery, the hotel’s market-style restaurant inspired by the local food markets from different Asian countries including China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Rates at Amari Johor Bahru start from 250 MYR+++ per room per night.

For more information and reservations, please contact:
Amari Buriram United – Tel. +66 (0) 4411 1444 or visit https://www.amari.com/buriram-united/
Amari Watergate Bangkok – Tel. +66 (0) 2653 9000 or visit https://www.amari.com/watergate/
Amari Johor Bahru – Tel. +60 (7) 266 8888 or visit https://www.amari.com/johor-bahru/

Amari Phuket welcomes The Members of Swiss Society in Phuket

From left to right: Sarawut Rakwong (Event’s Santa Claus), Pawinee Panan (Manager, Sales of Amari Phuket), Paul Richle (Treasurer of Swiss Society Phuket),
Andrea Kotas Tammathin (President of Swiss Society Phuket and Swiss Honorary Consul to Phuket), Richard Margo (Hotel Manager of Amari Phuket), Jürg Schwendener (Vice-President and Webmaster of Swiss Society Phuket) and Peter Gisin (Secretary of Swiss Society Phuket)

Phuket, 26 December 2017 – Amari Phuket’s representatives, Richard Margo – Hotel Manager (third from right) and Pawinee Panan – Manager, Sales (second from left) gave a warm welcome to the board and members of Swiss Society Phuket at their annual Christmas party and get-together dinner at Rim Talay Restaurant.

Five delegates of Miss World 2017 reunite for a Phuket holiday

Phuket, Thailand – 12 December 2017 – Mr. Oriol Montal (1st left), General Manager along with Mr. Libor Secka (1st right), Director of Food & Beverage, JW Marriott Phuket are delighted to welcome the delegates of Miss World 2016, from five countries; Miss Natasha Mannuela, Miss World Indonesia 2016 and was crowned as the second runner-up of Miss World 2016; Miss Jinnita Buddee, Miss Thailand World 2016 and Top 20 Miss World 2016; Miss Amritaa De Silva, Miss World Sri Lanka 2016; Miss Myat Thiri Lwin , Miss Myanmar World 2016; and Miss Truong Thi Dieu Ngoc , Miss World Vietnam 2016 during their social gathering for Phuket holiday. They had an absolutely tremendous Phuket trip and enjoyed on and off shore programs during 5 – 8 December 2017.

Five delegates of Miss World 2017 reunite for a Phuket holiday
Five delegates of Miss World 2016 were invited to visit the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and learnt about the marine turtle conservation initiative program
Five delegates of Miss World 2017 reunite for a Phuket holiday
Five Miss World 2016 contestants created their own sarong by participating at the hand-on Shibori tie dye activity, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Five delegates of Miss World 2017 reunite for a Phuket holiday
Mr. Oriol Montal (3rd right), General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa hosted a special welcome dinner to five contestants of Miss World 2016 at the seaside restaurant, Andaman Grill
Five delegates of Miss World 2017 reunite for a Phuket holiday
One fine day on the yacht trip and visited the pearl farm, Phuket
The Sustainable island for the future at the JW Marriott Phuket

Phuket – 1 December 2017: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with Marriott Thailand Business Council hosts “The Sustainable island for the future: Multi-stakeholder Forum on Responsible Business Practices for Sustainable Water Management on Resort Islands”, at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Phuket province, Thailand.

On this occasion, Marc Proksch, Investment and Enterprise Development Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of ESCAP presided over the forum. The welcome addressed by guest honored Prakob Wongmaneerung, Vice-Governor, Provincial Government of Phuket and Kanokkittika Kritwutikon, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office.

Forum on Responsible Business Practices for Sustainable Water Management on Resort Islands takes place @ JW Marriott Phuket resort & Spa
Mr. Sean Panton (1st right), Co-Chairman and Director of CSR, Marriott Thailand Business Council alongside Mr. Marc Proksch (1st left), Chief, Investment and Enterprise Development Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP welcomed the guest of honored Mr. Prakob Wongmaneerung (2nd, left), Vice-Governor, Provincial Government of Phuket and Ms. Kanokkittika Kritwutikon (2nd of right), Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office.
Forum on Responsible Business Practices for Sustainable Water Management on Resort Islands takes place @ JW Marriott Phuket resort & Spa
Mr. Marc Proksch (1st left), Chief, Investment and Enterprise Development Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP presided over the forum alongside Mr. Sean Panton (1st right), Co-Chairman and Director of CSR, Marriott Thailand Business Council alongside and the guests of honored.

The representatives also included senior officials responsible for water management and access issues in key island tourism destinations in South-East Asia, key Ministries at national level, resorts operating in island communities, companies offering innovative solutions for water management, civil society and universities based in Phuket.

The forum event aims to build on and broaden last year’s discussion to the South-East Asia regional level, focusing on island tourism destinations in South-East Asia and to share innovative and cost-efficient business practices and technologies for ensuring sustainable water use and re-use in large and small resorts for potential inclusion in a best practice guide.

The background: Water crises present one of the most significant global risks over the coming decade, rated third by the World Economic Forum in terms of potential impact. However, despite being a critical resource for our survival, water remains undervalued and underpriced and thus overused. As a consequence, the world’s groundwater – main source of freshwater – is used much more quickly than it is being replenished. With high economic and population growth coupled with impacts of climate change, it is predicted that large parts of Asia will suffer serious water shortages by 2050.

Tourism is a very important source of income and jobs in many Asia-Pacific economies. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, travel and tourism accounted for 9% of GDP and 8.7% of employment in the region if indirect impacts are included. The region attracted some 300 million international tourist arrivals in 2016, generating nearly 455 billion USD in visitor exports. By 2027 arrivals are expected to nearly double to reach 549 million tourist arrivals per year.

As positive as this tourism is, it takes a heavy toll on our water supplies that is simply not sustainable with our current approach. Maintaining gardens, pools, spas and other resort facilities is already proving a challenge in Phuket where resorts are already often reliant on truck water deliveries to meet resort needs with high resulting costs and if we don’t act now it will only get worse as tourist numbers increase.

The forum shared good practices in water and wastewater management and innovative technology solutions. Participants shared how to reduce water consumption in hotels both at source and by ensuring better wastewater treatment. The government of Phuket shared information on the water situation and wastewater management in Phuket and plans for the future. Participants noted that clear and enforced building codes that integrate sustainability considerations could be useful for pushing better water and wastewater management on a broader scale. The forum shared good practices in water and wastewater management and innovative technology solutions.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations member states in 2015, include 17 goals of which one dedicated to water and sanitation (SDG 6: “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”). The United Nations has also designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism.

Hong island experience by luxury speed boat at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

September 2017, Krabi – Koh Hong, Meaning Room Island is part of a group of stunning islands in the Andaman Sea. Koh Hong’s pelay beach boats Powder white sand, Pristine, Coral and variety of Tropical fish, All surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, this beach has been recognized and awarded as 5 stars for 2 consecutive years in a row by the ministry of national resources and environment.September 2017, Krabi – Koh Hong, Meaning Room Island is part of a group of stunning islands in the Andaman Sea. Koh Hong’s pelay beach boats Powder white sand, Pristine, Coral and variety of Tropical fish, All surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, this beach has been recognized and awarded as 5 stars for 2 consecutive years in a row by the ministry of national resources and environment.

Daily Service
– First Trip 09:30hrs – 14.30hrs
– Second Trip 10.30hrs – 15.30hrs
Special price
– THB 1,750 per person (Leclub AccorHotels), THB 1,950 per person
– Child THB 1,000 per person

Complimentary Beach Mats, Towel, Insurance and the gracious service of our Sofitel Beach ButlersExperience nature with Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort!

For more information or make reservation, please contact 075 627 800 or email h6184-th1@sofitel.com 

Sit back and relax before departure at Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok

Bangkok, 11 September 2017 – Escape from Bangkok’s chaotic traffic on your departure date and rest assured knowing that the airport is only a five-minute leisure walk away from a covered and air-conditioned passageway. It’s time to cast aside all of the pre-flight anxieties here at Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok, which invites business travellers, leisure travellers and families on holiday to stop and stay over before their next departing flight from DMK. Not only does Amari offer the best location next to Don Muang International Airport, it also offers several dining options and even an outdoor pool to ensure that guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

A covered and air-conditioned pedestrian bridge connects Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok directly from its second floor to Don Muang International Airport and Don Muang Train Station, both of which can be reached by an easy five-minute walk. The hotel is an ideal accommodation option where guests can get a full night’s sleep and relax before departing early in the morning or late at night. Whether guests are here for a short stay or a longer break, Amari Don Muang Airport warmly welcomes them all.  Day room rates are available at THB 1,060 nett*. If guests prefer even shorter stay options, the hotel can also offer a three-hour stay package starting at THB 530 nett* For longer stays, the special rates start from THB 1,850++* per room per night.

Sit back and relax before departure at Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok

Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok has much more to offer than a typical airport hotel. Chill on a lounge chair and sip a refreshing drink by the pool or keep in shape at the Fitness Centre. For shopping, guests can hop on a shuttle bus and head to nearby Future Park Rangsit, one of Asia’s largest malls, with more than 70 restaurants and food outlets, as well as a wide range of entertainment options. If an open-air shopping is preferred, guests will fall in love with Chatuchak Market, the world’s largest weekend market. In order to reach both destinations, Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok is at their service with a complimentary shuttle bus service. Each destination is only a 20-minute ride away.

After a day of activities, head back to the good old days on the Hotel’s ground floor at Henry J. Bean’s Bar & Grill, the Texas-Mexican-style restaurant with classic and retro décor. Henry J. Bean’s is ready to serve a variety of snacks, substantial meals and drinks. After a full night’s sleep, wake up refreshed and enjoy a gourmet breakfast buffet at Zeppelin, the hotel’s all-day restaurant overlooking a lush garden.

For guests looking for a nice and affordable restaurant before their flights, Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok also offers The Bridge, a casual restaurant located on the skywalk connecting the Hotel to the international terminal of Don Muang Airport. This restaurant is open from 08.00 – 19.30 hrs and serves a Thai buffet between 11:30 and 14:00 hrs. at THB 170 per person. If guests should prefer something else, they can order a meal from the à la carte menu or have freshly baked pastries with coffee or tea.

For more information and reservations, please contact Amari Don Muang Airport Bangkok.

Tel: +66 (0) 2566 1020 or visit https://www.amari.com/donmuang/

*Rates do not include breakfast and subject to change.