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EDITOR'S NOTE

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2018 THAILAND’S LUXURY ESCAPE

Our journey has led us to autumn once again, so why not shed our usual self away like autumn trees shedding their leaves and prepare for something new. Take a journey with an open mind to find new inspiration through different culture and sceneries. You might discover your new self amid peaceful landscape – a new you who will be ready to enjoy the upcoming festive season by the end of the year even more.

We have compiled an extensive list of 80 luxury hotels and resorts in Thailand for you to get away from every day stress. Find your private sanctuary in world-famous destinations around Thailand and get recharged! Next up we fly over to the island of Taiwan which never seem to get old. Discover Taiwan’s fine dining scene at our list of Michelin-star restaurants, and you are guaranteed to be impressed by the experience, from fine ingredients and cooking technique, to well-designed atmosphere and services. Last but not least, if you have always been enchanted by the mysteries of the vast desert, lets venture through Jordan and experience the cradle of civilization at Petra, the Ancient Wonder of the World. Take a look at our 2018-2019 NOW travel Awards Nominee List and vote for your favorite hotels & resorts in Asia Pacific via www.nowtravelasiaawards.com and make them to be the award winners by your choices.

Kanapot Sitthiwong Editor-in-Chief editor.nowtravelasia@gmail.com

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Natural, Partner, Elegance, Warm, Unique Deriving from Franca, Paxton Vacances Hotel Management Group perfectly merges Pax (harmony) and Ton (balance) to composedly keep own brand concept. Moreover, it also adheres to the service concept ‘By Your Side’, to constantly improve the quality of rest and vacation of guests. Paxton has four hotel types which is vacation, business, economic and design respectively. Furthermore, they are spresd over many resorts, developed cities and emerging markets, such as Chengdu, Shenzheng, Suzhou, Xichang, Sanya, Kangding and Nanjing, Huahin (Thailand), etc.

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CONTENTS THAILAND’S LUXURY ESCAPE 14 NEWS NOW Latest News & Updates 22 NOW TRAVEL ASIA AWARDS NOMINEE LIST Announcing the nominees for the prestigious 2018-2019 NOW Travel Asia Awards 32 THAILAND’S LUXURY ESCAPE Find your perfect holidays with world class hotels & resorts in Thailand to experience a truly unforgettable vacation.

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CONTENTS 64 DINING IN STYLE Lets take a culinary excursion through some of Taiwan’s best restaurants and experience extraordinary menus that excite all your sense. 72 OUT OF ASIA Visiting Jordan’s mesmerising sights is now a challenge experience.

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THE RITZ-CARLTON, HONG KONG’S MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANT TOSCA IS LAUNCHING A NEW “LA DOLCE VITA” Tosca’s new “La Dolce Vita” lunch takes culinary aficionados on a sumptuous journey to explore the rich and diverse cuisines in Italy’s Tuscany region. Tosca’s Chef de Cuisine Nicola Russo shines the spotlight on traditional Tuscan delicacies including Panzanella- a refreshing bread salad served with yellowfin tuna tartare; Cacciucco Alla Livornese – a traditional seafood soup originating in the port of Livorno and Tagliata di Manzo – a decadent charcoal grilled Florentine-style steak. Putting a perfect ending to the gourmet journey is the Toscana “picnic basket” – a photogenic sweet surprise that delights your palate.

THE SANYA EDITION INTRODUCES THE SKY BAR AFTERNOON TEA INSPIRED BY THE EDITION BRAND’S ORIGINAL FOUR LOCATIONS – LONDON, MIAMI, NEW YORK AND SANYA – THIS NEW OFFERING TAKES AFTERNOON TEA WORLDWIDE

T h e fi rs t h o t e l t o e n t e r C h i n a f ro m T h e E D I T I O N b ra n d , T h e S a n ya EDITION Hotel has been praised by guests for its simple and stylish design style and exciting multi-functional activities. Inspired by T h e E D I T I O N b r a n d ’s o r i g i n a l f o u r l o c a t i o n s L o n d o n , N e w Yo r k , Miami and Sanya, The Sanya EDITION has created “Skybar Afternoon Te a ” , b r i n g i n g t o g e t h e r c l a s s i c a f t e r n o o n t e a d i s h e s f ro m a ro u n d the world, to be enjoyed overlooking the stunning views from the hotel’s famous sky bar. Sky Bar Afternoon Tea and two glasses of sparkling wine for RMB 388. Book a table over the phone +86-0898 8858 or online www.editionhotels.com/sanya/.

A SYMPHONIC ESCAPADE AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MACAU Mandarin Oriental, Macau has launched two luxury accommodation packages for classical music lovers who wish to expe rience Macau’s 2018/19 Concert Season. Guests booking either the hotel’s A Symphonic Escapade in Macau or An Exclusive Orchestra Evening will receive two VIP concert tickets and other benefits, including 30% reduction on spa tr eatments. Concerts featured in the hotel’s two room offers will be highlights of the Macao Orchestra’s 2018/19 Concert Season and performed at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium. 14 N OWTRAVELASIA. CO M / S EPT EM BER - O CT O BE R 201 8


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ZOUKOUT SINGAPORE RETURNS 1 DECEMBER WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTISTES, DVLM & W&W Following the drop of the first two superstar duo headliners, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (DVLM) and W&W, advance tickets to ZoukOut are now on sale. Regional fans of Asia’s premier dusk-to-dawn dance music festival will now be able to purchase tickets with options including single ($148), VIP ($248), bundles of 4 ($580), and the newly launched 3-part instalment plan for bundle of 4. Returning for its 18th edition at Siloso Beach Sentosa, ZoukOut will be held for one night only on December 1. The move is intended to allow focus all efforts to deliver a festival that is value driven and power-packed with experiences. The move is part of its strategy to refresh the 18 year-old concept from 2019 onwards, with plans to expand the festival ground beyond Siloso Beach to different parts of Singapore.

RAFFLES HOTEL SINGAPORE UNVEILS NEW CULINARY CONCEPTS AND COLLABORATIONS WITH CELEBRITY CHEF “RETURNING SIGNATURE FAVOURITES AND EXCITING NEW DINING CONCEPTS HELMED BY CELEBRITY CHEFS ARE SET TO ELEVATE SINGAPORE’S CULINARY LANDSCAPE”

Raffles Singapore unveiled today its new line-up of dining experiences, which combine the hotel’s muchloved culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by renowned celebrity chefs. Each dining concept promises to tantalise the senses and has been carefully selected to enhance the famed ‘Raffles Experience’ for the local community and the discerning travellers. “For more than 100 years the dining venues at Raffles Singapore have been recognised as an integral part of the vibrant and ever changing local bar and dining scene, exciting the local community as well as city guests alike. Continuing with our tradition and commitment of the highest level of friendly, engaging and anticipatory service, we are more than excited to introduce concepts with partner chefs, who have a reputation of operating successful venues around the world, while at the same time, creating culinary experiences that are new and distinct to Singapore,” said Christian Westbeld, General Manager, Raffles Singapore.

NEWS NOW FAIRMONT BEIJING CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY PARTNERSHIP WITH BLUEAIR Fairmont Beijing celebrated its first year anniversary partnership with Blueair on the successful implementation of the air purification system at the hotel. The hotel received the world’s first “Blueair Zone” solutions in June 2017 with its state-of-the art Blueair Pro air purifiers set up throughout its 222 rooms and public areas designed to improve air quality in the entire hotel. 16 N OWTRAVELASIA. CO M / S EPT EM BER - O CT O BE R 201 8


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NEWS NOW ASCOTT OPENS TWO CITADINES APARTHOTELS IN VIETNAM THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST SERVICED RESIDENCE IN DANANGAND ITS FIFTH PROPERTY IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Citadines Blue Cove Danang overlooking Danang Bay and Citadines Regency Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City’s business district increase Ascott’s operating properties to 12 across five cities in Vietnam Ms Lew Yen Ping, Ascott’s Country General Manager for Vietnam, said: “Vietnam is Ascott’s largest market in Southeast Asia where demand for serviced residences remain high. We currently have 21 properties offering close to 4,700 units across seven cities in the country. Both Citadines Blue Cove Danang and Citadines Regency Saigon have prime locations in key business and tourism districts of Danang and Ho Chi Minh City, which enjoy a huge influx of corporate and leisure travelers.

BEST WESTERN HOTELS & RESORTS BRINGS BW SIGNATURE COLLECTION

JW MARRIOTT PHUKET RESORT & SPA’S MARRIOTT CAFE SCOOPS UP THE CTRIP GOURMET LIST 2018

BY BEST WESTERN TO ASIA WITH EXQUISITE LAKESIDE RESORT IN PRACHINBURI, THAILAND Best Western Hotels & Resorts will introduce its newest brand, BW Signature Collection by Best Western, to Asia for the first time this year, following the signing of an exquisite lakeside resort - Tawaravadee Resort - in Thailand’s historic Prachinburi province. Nestled in Thailand’s verdant countryside, approximately 160km from Bangkok, this low-rise resort w as inspired by the ancient Dvaravati culture that thrived in the area between the 6th and 11th centuries. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is delighted to announce that the Marriott Café recently scooped up Ctrip Gourmet List 2018, by Ctrip. com International Ltd., is the largest online travel groups in China, and acting the leading role in domestic mobile one-stop travel service filed. The rating of Marriott Café scored 4.2 out of 5, under ‘Local Favorite’. “We are pleased to receive this Ctrip Gourmet List 2018 Award. A heartfelt thank you goes to all our esteemed Chinese guests who voted us, over the past 12-month or so, recommended our restaurant as part of their wonderful gastronomy experience at Marriott Café. This recognition definitely would help Marriott Café to increase and reach directly to the Chinese diners, as Food is as important part of the journey as the destination itself.” said, Mr. Matthias Y. Sutter, General Manager.

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Nook Dee Boutique Hotel by Andacura

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R ooftop Terrace L ounge is th e place to unwind at dus k while the swimming pool ser ves guests to all day leisure. The res ort also features a gym for guests t o work out the extra kgs gain during holiday. C omplimentary transfer to the beach is a lso available.

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The one and only designboutique resort in Thailand, Nook Dee is located on Kata Beach, Phuket with solid mission and concept in design and service. Cos y, comfortable and cleverly designed, Nook Dee emphasized in making memories and experiences for all guests.

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The res ort is home to 24 Super ior Se aview R ooms, 25 Deluxe Sea view R ooms, 11 Deluxe Pan orama S eaview R ooms, four Deluxe P anorama C orner S eaview R ooms, four Deluxe J acu zzi S eaview R ooms and one Private Villa Su ite to suite travellers in all palates.

The ‘ R oy-Dee’ Restaurant is focusing on authentic ho mecooking using the best of grannies recipes and sec ret tricks together with fresh organic ingredients and herbs . All this is pres ented in a very ‘boutique’ way with a finedining concept.”

Nook Dee Boutique Hotel by Andacura 216/9 Koktanod Road (Kata-Saiyuan) Kata Beach, Karon, Kata, Phuket, Thailand 83100 +66 (0) 76 688 888 + 66 (0) 76 688 818 info@nook-de e.c om nook -dee.co m

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ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS

ASIA’S TOP BUSINESS HOTELS

1. Novotel Phuket Phokeethra, Thailand 2. Conrad Hong Kong, Hong Kong 3. Marina Mandarin Singapore by Meritus, Singapore 4. Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, China 5. Langham Place Guangzhou, China 6. Swissotel Le Concorde, Thailand 7. The Ritz Carlton Beijing, China 8. JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, China 9. Sofitel Shanghai Hyland Hotel, China 10. Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, China 11. Marriott Guangzhou, China 12. Park Hyatt Guangzhou, China 13. Conrad Guangzhou, China 14. Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20, Thailand 15. The Peninsula, Hong Kong 16. Aman Tokyo, Japan 17. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 18. The St Regis, Singapore 19. DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit, Bangkok 20. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei, Taiwan

ASIA’S TOP BUSINESS HOTELS CONRAD HONG KONG

ASIA’S TOP DESIGN HOTELS

1. Siam @ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, Thailand 2. VIE Hotel Bangkok, Mgallery by Sofitel, Thailand 3. Nook Dee Boutique Resort, Kata Beach by Andacura, Thailand 4. The Parisian Macao, Macau 5. Compass Skyview Hotel, Thailand 6. The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57 Thonglor, Thailand 7. Hotel Pullman King Power Bangkok, Thailand 8. W Hotel Guangzhou, China 9. Maison Alba Chengdu, China 10. Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore 11. G Hotel Penang, Malaysia 12. Hotel EClat Beijing, China 13. Mira Moon, Hong Kong 14. The SIS Kata Phuket, Thailand 15. The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China 16. Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Thailand

1. S31 Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok, Thailand 2. Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20, Thailand 3. North Hill Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand 4. Lanna Dusita Riverside Boutique Resort by Andacura, Thailand 5. Shangri-La Chiang Mai, Thailand 6. Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20, Thailand 7. The Ritz- Carlton Hong Kong, Hong Kong 8. Royal Wing Suites & Spa, Thailand 9. StarWorld Hotel, Macau 10. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central, Macau 11. Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe, China 12. Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou, China 13. Paxton Park Chengdu, China 14. The Interlaken OCT Hotel Shenzhen, China 15. Suiton Plus by Paxton Kangding, China 16. The Ritz- Carlton Guangzhou, China 17. Four Seasons Guangzhou, China 18. The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam

ASIA’S TOP HERITAGE HOTELS

1. Victoria Xiengthong Palace, Laos 2. The Strand Yangon, Myanmar 3. Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China 4. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand 5. Sofitel Grand Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam 6. Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf, Taiwan 7. Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, Thailand 8. Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 9. Raffles Hotel, Singapore 10. Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Malasia 11. Hotel Continental Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 12. Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS S31 SUKHUMVIT HOTEL BANGKOK

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ASIA’S TOP FAMILY HOTELS

1. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Thailand 2. Broadway Macau, Macau 3. Festive Hotel, Singapore 4. Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Penang, Malaysia 5. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam 6. Holiday Inn, Macao 7. Crown Lanta Resort & Spa, Thailand 8. Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia 9. Premier Village Danang Resort, Vietnam 10. The Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung, Indonesia 11. Club Med Guilin, China 12. Kata Sea Breeze Resort Phuket, Thailand

ASIA’S TOP SPA HOTELS & RESORTS

1. RarinJinda Wellness Spa Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand 2. The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Thailand 3. Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, Macau 4. Banyan Tree Macau, Macau 5. Fusion Maia Da Nang, Vietnam 6. Karma Spa at Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia 7. Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa Chiang Mai, Thailand 8. Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, Philippine 9. Le Spa des Artistes, Vietnam 10. Infinite Luxury Spa Kata Rocks, Phuket, Thailand 11. Anantara Spa at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort,Thailand 12. Spa Retreat at One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore

ASIA’S TOP BEACH HOTELS NEW STAR BEACH RESORT

ASIA’S TOP VILLA RESORTS QUNCI VILLAS, LOMBOK

ASIA’S TOP BEACH HOTELS

ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS THE GRAND HO TRAM STRIP

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1. New Star Beach Resort Koh Samui, Thailand 2. JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Thailand 3. Intercontinental Hua Hin, Thailand 4. Royal Wing Suites & Spa Pattaya, Thailand 5. The Ritz-Carlton Bali, Indonesia 6. The Mulia Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia 7. Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand 8. Rayavadee Resort Krabi, Thailand 9. Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Indonesia 10. Atmosphere Kanifushi, Maldives 11. The Legian Bali, Indonesia 12. Abaca Boutique Resort, Philippines 13. Fusion Maia Da Nang, Vietnam 14. The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam

ASIA’S TOP VILLA RESORTS

1. Pimalai Resort & Spa, Thailand 2. V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery by Sofitel, Thailand 3. Impiana Private Villas Kata Noi, Thailand 4. W Koh Samui, Thailand 5. Azur Samui, Thailand 6. Crest Resort & Pool Villas Phuket, Thailand 7. Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Thailand 8. Uma Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 9. Qunci Villas, Lombok, Indonesia 10. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia 11. Shangri-La Boracay, Philippines


ASIA’S TOP WELLNESS SPA SO SPA@SOFITEL MACAU

ASIA’S TOP EMERGING HOTELS

1. Khwan Beach Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand 2. Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villa, Thailand 3. Novotel Suites Ambassador Seoul Yongsan Hotel, Korea 4. Kwai Tara Riverside Villas, Thailand 5. Sriwilai Sukhothai, Thailand 6. Varinah, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand 7. X2 Vibe Pattaya SeaPhere, Thailand 8. BaBa Beach Club, Hua Hin, Thailand 9. Marriott Merlin Beach, Phuket, Thailand 10. Avista Hideaway Phuket, Thailand 11. La Vela Khao Lak Phang Nga, Thailand 12. Sensimar, Koh Samui, Thailand 13. 137 Pillars Bangkok, Thailand 14. Park Hyatt Bangkok, Thailand

ASIA’S TOP OUTSTANDING AIRLINES OMAN AIR ASIA’S TOP WELLNESS SPAS

1. Thai Oasis Spa, Thailand 2. Let’s Relax Spa, Thailand 3. Arom:D Spa, Thailand 4. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong 5. Alba Wellness Resort Hue, Vietnam 6. So Spa@Sofitel Macau, Macau 7. Chiva Som, Thailand 8. Ayurah Wellness Center at ASIA’S TOP OUTSTANDING AIRLINES CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES Aleenta Phuket, Thailand 9. Chann Wellness Spa, Thailand 10. Lagoon Spa Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia 11. Divana Spa, Thailand ASIA’S TOP OUTSTANDING AIRLINES

ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS MANDARIN ORIENTAL GUANGZHOU

1. China Southern Airlines 2. Oman Air Thailand 3. Vietnam Airlines 4. Cathay Pacific Airways 5. Singapore Airlines 6. Korean Air 7. Garuda Indonesia 8. Hainan Airlines China 9. Japan Airlines 10. SilkAir

ASIA’S TOP BUDGET AIRLINES

1. Thai Airasia 2. Thai Lion Air 3. Thai Vietjet Air 4. Nok Air Thailand 5. Scoot Thailand 6. Jetstar Asia Thailand 7. Tigerair Taiwan 8. Peach Japan

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ASIA’S TOP CHEFS

ASIA’S TOP FINE DINING RESTAURANTS LA VIE – CREATIVE FRENCH CUISINE

1. Alessandro Frau, Acqua Restaurant 2. Yuya Okuda, La VIE – Creative French Cuisine 3. Paul Pairet, Ultra Violet Shanghai, China 4. Matteo Caddedu, ATTITUDE (Avani Riverside) 5. Joost Bijster, Park Society 6. Costantino De Luca - Aalto 7. Thomas & Mathias 8. Hiroyasu Kawate, Florilege, Japan 9. Vicky Lau, Tate Dining Room and Bar, Hong Kong

ASIA’S TOP ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES

ASIA’S TOP ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES THE VENETIAN MACAO

1. Galaxy Macau, Macau 2. The Venetian Macao, Macau 3. Resort World Sentosa, Singapore 4. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 5. Lego Land Hotel, Malaysia 6. Lotte World’s Adventure Indoor Theme Park, Korea 7. First World Hotel & Indoor Theme Park, Malasia 8. Sanrio Puroland Tokyo, Japan 9. Trans Studio Makassar, Indonesia

ASIA’S TOP FINE DINING RESTAURANTS ACQUA RESTAURANT

ASIA’S TOP FINE DINNING RESTAURANTS

1. Mix Restaurant & Bar, Thailand 2. Acqua Restaurant, Thailand 3. Attitude Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, Thailand 4. Ultra Violet Shanghai, China 5. Aqua Restaurant, Hong Kong 6. Loop Italian Restaurant Terrace & Bar Bangkok, Thailand 7. Colony, Singapore 8. Tin Lung Heen, Hong Kong 9. Soleil Restaurant, Malaysia 10. Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 11. Mume, Taiwan 12. Corner House, Singapore 13. Burnt Ends, Singapore 14. Mingles Seoul, Korea 15. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo, Hong Kong 16. R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant, Ho Chi Minh City 17. Yang Shin Vegetarian Restaurant, Taipei, Taiwan 18. La Vie Creative French Cuisine, Thailand 19. Li Xuan, Chengdu, China

ASIA’S TOP HOTEL CHAIN

1. Paxton Vacances Hotel Management Group 2. Rhombus Group 3. ONYX Hospitality Group 4. Dusit International 5. Aman Hotels & Resorts 6. Cachet Hotel Group 7. Okura Nikko Hotel Management 8. Marco Polo Hotels 9. Banyan Tree Holding 10. Shangri-La Hotel and Resorts 11. Marriott International 12. Hyatt Hotels 13. InterContinental Hotels Group 14. Hillton Hotels & Resorts

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ASIA’S TOP WEDDING & HONEYMOONS HOTELS & RESORTS

1. NA NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort, Thailand 2. Conrad Bali, Indonesia 3. Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Thailand 4. Park Hyatt Tokyo, Japan 5. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei, Taiwan 6. W Hong Kong, Hong Kong 7. W Maldives Fesdu Island, Maldives 8. Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam 9. Hotel Okura Tokyo, Japan 10. Bulgari Resort Bali, Indonesia 11. Song Saa Private Island Koh Rong, Cambodia 12. El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island, Palawan, Philippines

ASIA’S TOP BOUTIQUE HOTELS

ASIA’S TOP DESIGN HOTEL VIE HOTEL BANGKOK, MGALLERY BY SOFITEL

ASIA’S TOP LUXURY RESIDENCES

1. Diaoyutai Hotel Hangzhou, China 2. The Ascott Bangkok, Thailand 3. Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences, China 4. The Upper House, Hong Kong 5. Pavillion Residences, Malaysia 6. Viroth’s Hotel Siem Reap, Cambodia 7. Shinta Mani Angkor Siem Reap, Cambodia 8. Katamama, Seminyak, Indonesia 9. The Oberoi Lombok, Tanjung, Indonesia 10. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Vietnam

ASIA’S TOP AIRPORTS

1. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong 2. Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates 3. Hamad International Airport, Qatar 4. Incheon International Airport, South Korea 5. Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 6. Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand 7. Tokyo International Haneda, Japan 8. Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China 9. Beijing Capital Airport, China 10. Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia

1. Celes Beachfront Resort Koh Samui, Thailand 2. Hotel Stage, Hong Kong 3. Ovolo, Hong Kong 4. The Olympian, Hong Kong 5. Abba Resorts Izu, Japan 6. Luang Say Residence, Laos 7. Amiana Resort Nha Trang, Vietnam 8. The Farm at San Benito, Philippines 9. The Edison George Town, Malaysia 10. WOLO Bukit Bintang, Malaysia 11. The SIS Kata Phuket, Thailand

ASIA’S TOP BUSINESS HOTELS THE RITZ CARLTON BEIJING

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ASIA’S TOP HOTEL CHAIN DUSIT INTERNATIONAL

AS MARKED AS WORLD’S LEADING HOTEL CHAIN, DUSIT INTERNATIONAL IS EXPANDING ITS LUXURIOUS THAI HOSPITALILTY NETWORK WORLDWIDE. With 27 properties currently in operation across four brands in eight countries, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase which will see the number of Dusit properties top 70 within the next three years across key markets worldwide.

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SHANGRI-LA HOTEL CHIANG MAI AWAY FROM THE CITY RETURN TO TRANQUILLITY Staying at Shangri-La means putting yourself in the heart of the culturally rich city of Chiang Mai. Explore the small quite lanes leading to serene Buddhist temples and refuel at the hotel’s Kad Kafe with a variety of delicious international cuisine. Shangri-La truly is a sanctuary within the vibrant city. ADDRESS: 89/8 CHANG KLAN RD., MUANG, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 253 888

ANANTARA CHIANG MAI RESORT REVEL IN TRANQUILLITY OR UNCOVER CULTURAL TREASURES IN AN ESCAPE THAT UNFOLDS AT YOUR OWN PACE Discover the charm of Chiang Mai from riverside luxury. Anantara Chiang Mai is an oasis of calm close to the hidden treasures around the city, but you can always just enjoy the slow life sipping afternoon tea or savour Peruvian specialties on the waterfront deck overlooking Mae Ping River. ADDRESS: 123-123/1 CHAROEN PRATHET RD., CHANG KLAN, MUANG, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 253 333

LE MERIDIEN CHIANG MAI NEW PERSPECTIVE IN ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF THAILAND’S NORTHERN CAPITAL Le Meridien Chiang Mai commands the majestic views of Suthep Mountain, the city’s famous natural landmark. The hotel is located just a stone throw away from the popular night market, restaurants, and boutiques, as well as myriad of cultural attractions. ADDRESS: 108 CHANG KLAN RD., CHANG KLAN, MUANG, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 253 666

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TAMARIND VILLAGE CHIANG MAI A SECRET SANCTUARY INTHE HEART OF HISTORIC Tamarind Village is the first “Lanna style” boutique hotel in Chiang Mai which was awarded a commendation in the prestigious UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage and inspired many resorts and hotels that came after. The hotel features 46 rooms and suites that reflect the rich ethnic diversity of northern Thailand. ADDRESS: 50/1 RAJDAMNOEN RD., SRI PUM, MUANG, CHIANG MAI THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 418 896 -9

FLORA CREEK CHIANG MAI Flora Creek nestles on an expansive 10 acres of land set against the backdrop of lush forest and colorful flower garden. The resort boasts cozy barn house design, but the real highlight is the renowned Krisdadoi Botanical Garden which is beautifully designed for year-round visit and seasonal inspiration. ADDRESS: 90 MOO 4, HANGDONG-SAMERNG RD., BANPONG , HANGDONG, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 52 001 400

DESIGNED BY USING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS OF BARN HOUSE THAT TREATS VISITORS WITH WARMTH AND COZINESS

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DUSITD2 CHIANG MAI LUXURIOUS 4-STAR HOTEL CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ONLY 9KM FROM THE CENTRE OF CHIANG MAI Convenience is the key to dusitD2 Chiang Mai. It offers 131 well-appointed rooms conveniently located just 9 km away from the city center with an on-site car rental service, so you won’t miss any business deal or worry about running late for a day spa appointment.

KATILIYA MOUNTAIN RESORT & SPA CHIANG RAI

ADDRESS: 100 CHANG KLAN RD., CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 999 999

WHERE LUXURY MEETS NATURE. THE BIGGEST ALL SUITES, PANORAMIC VIEWS CHIANG RAI HOTEL, RESORT.

DUSIT PRINCESS CHIANG MAI AN ELEGANT DESIGN INSPIRED BY THE AUTHENTIC LANNA STYLE. Dusit Princess Chiang Mai is known for its incredible cuisine, friendly services, and excellent facilities. The hotel’s 2 restaurants serve amazing Thai, Chinese and international dishes all day, and it absolutely is something you can write home about.

ADDRESS: 112 CHANG KLAN RD., MUANG, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 253 900

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Katiliya Mountain Resor t & Spa brings luxuriousness to the mist-shrouded hills of Chiang Mai. The secluded all-suite resort captivates you with renowned Thai hospitality and peaceful atmosphere set against a unique backdrop of wilderness, adventure and culture. ADDRESS: 388/1 MOO 4, PHA SANG, MAE CHAN, CHIANG RAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 603 000


AKYRA MANOR CHIANG MAI BOUTIQUE ALL-SUITE FIVE STAR HOTEL IN CHIANG MAI

As the winner of SLH’s Love of Local Award 2017, Akyra Manor is a leading boutique hotel in Chiang Mai with awe-inspiring architecture and design, as well as friendly services and state-of-art facilities, including a contemporary Italian restaurant, a rooftop pool, and your own private hot tub.

ADDRESS: 22/2 NIMMANA HAEMINDA RD., SOI 9 SUTHEP, MUANG, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 216 219

PANVIMAN CHIANG MAI SPA RESORT Nestled high up in the hills, Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort offers a unique luxury hideaway amidst tropical forests of northern Thailand. With charming Lanna architecture, captivating valley views, and one of the best spas in South East Asia, Panviman radiates the wonderfully healing energies to awaken, to delight, and to restore you from inside out. ADDRESS: 197/2 MOO 1, PONG YEANG, MAERIM, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 879 540 -5

SALA LANNA CHIANG MAI A CHIC AND STYLISH RIVERSIDE RETREAT With a private pool in almost all of the villas and suites, SALA Phuket Resort and Spa is a deluxe pool villa resort on the serene Mai Khao Beach. Despite having a private pool in most of the rooms, there are three infinity pools dotting the resort: one for laps, one for kids, and one for simply floating about with a cocktail. ADDRESS: 49 CHAROENRAT RD., WAT GATE, MUANG, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 53 242 588

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BARAQUDA PATTAYA MGALLERY BY SOFITEL SINGULAR AND INSPIRING

Hotel Baraquda - MGallery by Sofitel is the premier golfer paradise in the heart of Pattaya. It’s an ideal location to experience the world-class golf course and the notorious nightlife of Pattaya while enjoying the elegant French touch of Sofitel’s hospitality. ADDRESS: 485/1 MOO 10, PATTAYA 2ND RD., NONGPRUE, BANGLAMUNG, PATTAYA, CHONBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 38 769 999

WORA BURA HUAHIN RESORT & SPA THE UNIQUE CONCEPT OF BOTH LUXURIOUS COLONIAL STYLES AND TROPICAL SEASIDE RESORT Let’s your tranquil journey begin at the Neo-Moroccan luxury boutique resort on the most beautiful and peaceful beach of Hua Hin, Thailand Experience the beauty of Morocco from the tropical shores of Hua Hin Beach at Marrakesh Resort. ADDRESS: 83/199 NONG KAE, HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 655 333

GARDEN CLIFF RESORT & SPA PATTAYA AN AIR OF SERENITY AND PEACE GRACES THE SANCTUARY OF TRUTH Garden Cliff Resort & Spa offers a luxury Thai-inspired escape in a serene residential area of Wong Amat Beach, a few minutes away to Pattaya’s main entertainment and

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shopping areas. Enjoy direct access to the secluded Crescent Moon Beach, as well as the finest Thai and International cuisine, and delicious freshly baked pastries. ADDRESS: 220/21 MOO 5, SOI 16 NAKLUA, PATTAYA, CHONBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 38 259 333


INTERCONTINENTAL PATTAYA RESORT A LUXURY HAVEN WITH SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS INTERCONTINENTAL PATTAYA RESORT Perched on a cliff headland overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, Inter-Continental Pattaya Resort caters to discerning travelers in search for a luxury getaway in Pattaya. The 5-star resort boasts a range of deluxe amenities, including a limousine service and Amburaya Spa. ADDRESS: 437 PHRA TAMNAK RD., PATTAYA, CHONBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 38 259 888

DUSIT THANI PATTAYA SITUATED AMIDST A TROPICAL GARDEN AND BOASTING STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER PATTAYA BAY Combining Dusit Thani’s renowned Thai luxury and hospitality with one of the most popular destination like Pattaya, Dusit Thani Pattaya offers the perfect sanctuary with amazing views, direct access to 2 beachfronts, and conveniently located near the shopping and dining venues. ADDRESS: 240/2 PATTAYA BEACH RD., PATTAYA, CHONBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 38 425 611

CAPE DARA RESORT THE RESORT STANDS AMID LUSH NATURAL SURROUNDINGS INCLUDING ITS OWN PRIVATE BEACH

Towering above a quiet residential area of North Pattaya, Cape Dara Resort welcomes you into a luxury vacation surrounded by lush nature and its own private beach, yet so close to the city center and popular attractions, including Dolphin Circle. It truly is the 5-star hotel in 6-star location. ADDRESS: 256 DARA BEACH, SOI 20, PATTAYA, CHONBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 38 933 888

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OCEAN MARINA YACHT CLUB A COMPLETE ONE-STOP SERVICE HERE AT OCEAN MARINA INCLUDING A WIDE RANGE OF MARINE FACILITIES AND SERVICES. Ocean Marina Yacht Club highlights Southeast Asia’s largest marina and spectacular marina front views from all rooms. The hotel also organizes monthly sailing and cruising events to provide sailors with exciting activity throughout the year. ADDRESS: 274/1 MOO 4, SUKHUMVIT RD., NA CHOM THIAN, SATTAHIP, CHOLBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 20 385 018

DUSIT THANI HUAHIN OVERLOOKING AN IDYLLIC BEACH ON THE GULF OF THAILAND AND SURROUNDED BY LUSH GREENERY Dusit Thani is the reflection of the historic destination ADDRESS: steeped in Thai royal heritage. The self-contain oasis 1349 PETCHKASEM RD., CHA AM, PETCHBURI, features an ornamental lake, lily pond, tropical garden, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 520 009 swimming pools, recreational facilities, and of course, luxury accommodation on its expansive ground surrounded by natural beauty.

CENTARA GRAND BEACH RESORT & VILLAS HUAHIN EXPERIENCE COLONIAL SPLENDOUR IN THE PERFECT LOCATION. The colonial style Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas elegantly offers a taste of luxurious colonial era. The charming resort sits on 16 hectares of lush land with a private beach and within a short drive to world-class golf courses and local markets. ADDRESS: 1 DAMNERNKASEM RD., HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 512 021

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PUTAHRACSA HUAHIN Putahracsa is the sophisticated beach hideaway in the resort town of Hua Hin. Luxury design, privacy, and comfort are the heart of this upscale boutique resort, and with genuine warmth and hospitality, Putaracsa is your family home away from home. ADDRESS: 22/65 NAEB KAEHAT RD., HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 531 470

SPRINGFIELD VILLAGE GOLF & SPA Find yourself in blissful harmony surrounded by majestic mountains on the expansive 1,200 acres ground of Springfield Village Golf & Spa. This environmentally friendly resort is the paradise for golfers and families looking for a memorable vacation in Thailand. ADDRESS: 208,208/1 MOO 2, SAMPRAYA, CHA AM, PETCHBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 22 312 244

EXPERIENCE A UNIQUE LIFESTYLE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH OF LUXURY SPRINGFIELD@SEA RESORT & SPA THE NEW GEM ON CHA AM BEACH Uniting luxurious living with nature, Springfield@Sea Resort & Spa offers 105 nature-inspired rooms and suites with sweeping sea and garden views. The resort gets livelier at night as visually spectacular lights and sculptures glow colourfully. ADDRESS: 858 JUMNONG POOMIVEJ RD. CHA AM, PETCHBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 22 312 244

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V VILLAS HUA HIN, MGALLERY BY SOFITEL A FIRST-CLASS DESTINATION AND MAGNIFICENT SCENERY ON TRANQUIL WHITE SAND HUA HIN BEACH. V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery by Sofitel is the creative vision of renowned French architectural design company, J+H Boiffils. Drawing inspiration from the geometric patterns of terraced rice paddies and the sophistication of Italian villazzos, the result is a refined contemporary lifestyle resort for well-travelled and sophisticated individuals.

ADDRESS: 63/39 PETCHKASEM ROAD, PRACHUAB KIRIKHAN, HUA HIN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 616 039

SEA SAND SUN RESORT AND VILLAS A WAVE OF SERENITY WASHES OVER YOU AS YOU GAZE OUT OVER THE VANTAGE POINT Find yourself embraced in the tranquility of Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas. Relax on a golden beach, try creative menus at the recently renovated “Horizon Restaurant”, or enjoy special cocktails by the pool overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Thailand – there’s no excuse for leaving this piece of paradise at all. ADDRESS: 78/4 MOO 8, SUKHUMWIT K.M. 163, NA JOMTIEN, SATTATHIP, CHONBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 38 238 654 -8

DOR-SHADA RESORT BY THE SEA EXPERIENCE A BEACHFRONT PARADISE IN PATTAYA AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE 5 STAR The glorious Jomtien beach will be right on your doorstep when staying at Dor-Shada Resort. This is one of the premier contemporary Thai resorts in Pattaya and truly the perfect place to find tranquility and relaxation within just a short distance from the heart of vibrant Pattaya. ADDRESS: 256 MOO 4, NA CHOM THIAN, SATTAHIP, CHONBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 38 235 870

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HUAHIN MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA SOAK UP THE SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS FROM THE BALCONY OF YOUR HOTEL SUITE

Experience the extraordinary at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa. Relaxation comes naturally when you stay at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa. The resort features sumptuouslyappointed rooms and suites with plush featherbeds and marble bathroom, 5 distinguish restaurants and bars, and

indulging spa all surrounded by landscaped garden and scenic sea. ADDRESS: 107/1 PHETKASEM RD., HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 904 666

PULLMAN PATTAYA HOTEL G A CULMINATION OF TRADITIONAL THAI AND CUTTING-EDGE DESIGNS SUITED FOR EVERY LIFESTYLE Pullman Pattaya is the definition of “Living a dream”. The newly renovated hotel boasts a seamless blend of traditional Thai and cutting-edge design for every lifestyle. Whether you seek a romantic honeymoon, quality time with family, a quiet getaway, or a location for a savvy event, Pullman Pattaya will have you covered in every angle. ADDRESS: 445/3 MOO 5, WONG AMART BEACH PATTAYA - NAKLUA RD., SOI 16, CHONBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 38 411 940-8

MARRAKESH HUAHIN RESORT & SPA LET’S YOUR TRANQUIL JOURNEY BEGIN AT THE NEO-MOROCCAN LUXURY BOUTIQUE RESORT

Marrakesh Hua Hin captures the magic of Neo-Moroccan design and combines it with the atmospheric setting of the beautiful beach of Hua Hin. Colourful essences of Moroccan culture are imprinted throughout the hotel with distinctive architecture and hand-painted tiles, as well as the flavourful Moroccan, Mediterranean & Thai fusion cuisine at Al Hamra. ADDRESS: 63/411, NONG KAE, HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 032 616 777

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INTERCONTINENTAL HUAHIN RESORT RESORT LUXURY, PERFECTLY EXPRESSED High life begins as you board InterContinental Hua Hin Resort’s private jet from Bangkok to Hua Hin and check

into the colonial Thai style beachfront pool villa. With unrivaled style, sophistication, and comfort, the resort is one of the finest retreat for golfers, leisure travelers, and business travelers alike. ADDRESS: 33/33 PETCHKASEM RD., HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 616 999

SO SOFITEL HUAHIN THE ULTIMATE ESCAPE DESTINATION FOR PURE LUXURY AND RELAXATION Luxurious and playful – SO Sofitel Hua Hin harmoniously converges nature, design, and modern technology into a colourful resort experience. The imaginative resort sits directly on Cha-Am Beach and offers 77 SO rooms and villas with a seamless mix of simple natural elements and lavish French refinement.

ADDRESS: 115 MOO 7, BANGKAO, CHA AM, PETCHBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 709 555

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HOLIDAY INN RESORT VANA NAVA HUAHIN STAY HERE FOR THE PERFECT FAMILY HOLIDAY OR A ROMANTIC ESCAPE As the first Holiday Inn water park resort, Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin is one of the best family retreat seaside resorts in Thailand, but the water park isn’t all its highlight. The resort also boasts delightful local and international cuisines, as well as the 26th floor pool with sweeping views of Hua Hin and the Sky Deck with daring glass floor for the braves! ADDRESS: 129/129 PETCHKASEM RD., NONG GAE, HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 99 354 5495

BABA BEACH CLUB HUAHIN PERFECTLY EMBODIES THE ASPECTS OF IDYLLIC LUXURY AND ELEGANCE With only 29 suites and villas, Baba Beach Club is an exclusive luxury hotel on a pristine beachfront land between Cha-am and Hua Hin. Experience stylish beachfront living that comes with a 160 meter white sand beach, beachfront pool, beach club, and delightful restaurants and bars. ADDRESS: 758 PHETKASEM RD., CHA AM, PHECHBURI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 899 130

ALEENTA HUAHIN RESORT & SPA DESIGNED WITH RELAXATION IN MIND AMIDST THE GENTLE WATERS OF PAK NAM PRAN BEACH Aleeta Hua Hin features white-washed low-rise residences, suites, and villas with tropical style thatched roofs set harmoniously against lush greeneries and sparkling sea. The resort emphasizes on tranquility first and foremost with exclusive adults only wing, and there are a vast array of food and activities to satisfy your body and mind. ADDRESS: 183 MOO 4, PAK NAM PRAN, PRANBURI, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 25 148 112

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HYATT REGENCY HUAHIN THE LUXURY BEACHFRONT RESORT IN HUAHIN Hyatt Regency Hua Hin adds the finishing recreational touch to the beautiful beaches and golf courses of Kao Takiap with large interconnecting free-form pools, giant waterslide, and the award-winning The Barai Spa. This is the dream destination for those of all age looking for a relaxing and fun time. ADDRESS: 91 HUA HIN - KHAO TAKIAP RD., HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 521 234

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residential spa suites on 4.5 acres of serene beachfront land. Experience intuitive personalized treatments inspired by the traditions of ancient Thai health rituals and the best of Western therapies. ADDRESS: 91 HUAHIN – KHAO TAKIAP RD., HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 511 234


SHERATON HUAHIN RESORT & SPA ENJOY OUR LAGOONSTYLE INFINITY POOL AND LUSH GARDENS. Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa set itself as the luxury resort for every occasion. Relax by the beach with tranquil scenery of Gulf of Thailand, drift along the 560-meters lagoon style pool, join an inspiring conference, or plan your dream wedding, Sheraton Hua Hin has everything you’ll need to make your dream perfect. ADDRESS: 1573 PETCHKASEM RD,. CHA AM, HUAHIN, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 708 080

SHERATON HUAHIN PRANBURI VILLAS NESTLED BETWEEN THE OCEAN AND MOUNTAINS, TROPICAL MANGROVES AND ANCIENT WATERFALLS Stay in one of the 53 private pool villas of Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas and experience a truly luxurious escape. Be embraced by waving palms, lush tropical gardens, peaceful beach, and calm water as you relax in your own private infinity pool with a refreshing glass of cocktail in your hand. ADDRESS: 9/22 MOO 5, PAK NAM PRAN, PRANBURI, PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 32 708 080

BURI RASA VILLAGE KOH SAMUI BURI RASA VILLAGE SAMUI IS A TRUE OASIS IN THE HEART OF CHAWENG Find sanctuary in the heart of the bustling Chaweng. Buri Rasa Village Koh Samui let you escape into an enchanting traditional southern Thai haven spread amidst a ‘Garden of Eden’ with all luxury amenities and top facilities at your service, and beaches, nightlife, and Samui adventure just a stone throw away. ADDRESS: 11/2 MOO 2, CHAWENG BEACH, BO PHUT, SURATTHANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 956 055

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LE MERIDIEN KOH SAMUI RESORT & SPA LUXURY HIDEAWAY PARADISE ON KOH SAMUI Thai and Chinese craftsmanship combines seamlessly throughout Le Meridien Koh Samui. Discover an experience far beyond traditional 5-star hotel at the Ocean Pier where you dine above the calm sea and indulge yourself at the world-class luxury Le SPA that blends ancient practices and ingredients to revitalize mind, body and spirit. ADDRESS: 146/24 MOO 4, LAMAI BEACH, MARET, SURATTHANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 960 888

INTERCONTINENTAL SAMUI BAAN TALING NGAM RESORT A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE IN AN EXOTIC HAVEN THAT’S EXCLUSIVELY YOURS

SHERATON SAMUI RESORT

Savour the sunset view over the Gulf of Thailand from your private balcony. Honeymooners will love the Club Beachfront Pool Villas which comes with a private swimming pool and wine bar, while families will enjoy the top of the line Club Napa Reserve Three-Bedroom Residence Villa that includes a dedicated butler service and personal chef. ADDRESS: 295 MOO 3, TALING NGAM BEACH, SURATTHANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 26 560 440

LOCATED ALONG A QUIET STRETCH OF PRISTINE WHITE SAND AT CHAWENG NOI BEACH Your family vacation an be as luxurious as a honeymoon at Sheraton Samui. The family-friendly 5 star hotel is located along a peaceful stretch of pristine beach at Chaweng Noi so all your activities from dining, drinking and swimming are all set against the turquoise ocean backdrop. ADDRESS: 86 MOO 3, CHAWENG NOI BEACH, BO PHUT, SURATTHANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 422 020

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SHASA RESORT & RESIDENCES KOH SAMUI AN ENCHANTING TROPICAL GEM SET AMONG PICTURESQUE CASCADING POOLS Sitting on a scenic hillside location, ShaSa slopes down to the quiet stretch of Laem Set Beach to ensure the most beautiful sea views from the rooms and suites, as well as its cascading pools. Wake up to the sound of waves crashing upon the shore before enjoying a morning coffee on private balconies overlooking the ocean. ADDRESS: 116/1 MOO 2, MARED ,LAEM SET, SURATTHANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 913 888

NEW STAR BEACH RESORT BEACHFRONT VILLAS ARE LOCATED RIGHT ON THE BEACH AND OFFER THE BEST ACCOMMODATION VIEWS ON THE ISLAND If you seek a tranquil couple hideaway, New Star Beach Resort is the place where you can feel truly at home. The hotel reflects the contemporary lifestyle and easy-going attitude of Koh Samui while serving personalized service designed to make your vacation a memorable one. ADDRESS: 83 MOO 3, BOPHUT, SURATTHANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 422 407

SANTIBURI KOH SAMUI BE AMAZED BY 300 METERS OF ITS PRIVATE BEACH AREA AND CHAMPAGNE SANDS ALL SURROUNDED BY SOOTHING TURQUOISE WATERS Set within a landscaped garden framed by turquoise water and champagne sand, Santiburi Samui commands breathtaking panoramas and a private beach in the unspoiled northern coast of the island. The resort is just 15 minutes to Bophut but you won’t have to travel at all to taste the island’s premier gourmet surf & turf dishes – just head to The Beach House. ADDRESS: 12/12 MOO 1, MAENAM BEACH, BAN MAE NAM, SURATTHANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 425 031

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SALA CHOENGMON BEACH RESORT LUXURY BEACH RESORTS AND BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATIONS Be inspired by bright nature-inspired rooms and villas in an expansive beachfront property on northeastern coast of Samui. Couples will love the plush villas that come with opulent outdoor bathrooms and deep plunge pools in their own walled courtyards. ADDRESS: 10/9 MOO 5, BAAN PLAI LAEM, SURAT THANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 245 888

SILAVADEE POOL SPA RESORT BEAUTIFUL ROCK BEACH ON KOH SAMUI Located on a Laem Nan Beach, a beautiful rock beach between Chaweng and Lamai Beach, Silavadee Pool Spa Resort comprises of 44 pool villas with private infinity pool and “Qua Jet Massage Bed” and 36 deluxe rooms in a unique ‘back to nature’ concept with calming sceneries of the romantic Gulf of Thailand. ADDRESS: 208/66 MOO 4, MARET, SURAT THANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 960 555

SALA CHAWENG BEACH RESORT SALA SAMUI CHAWENG HAS A GORGEOUS WHITE SANDY BEACH SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort takes an old hotel built in 1994 and revived it with the brand’s signature elegant minimalist design. The resort’s 286 m2 Oceanfront Two Bedroom Presidential Pool Villa is an exclusive masterpiece for luxury family getaways, intimate weddings or special celebrations. ADDRESS: 99/10 MOO 2, BO PHUT, SURAT THANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 22 312 588

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CONRAD KOH SAMUI NEVER JUST STAY, STAY INSPIRED Stay amidst lush greeneries with alluring panoramas of dazzling sea right outside your floor-to-ceiling windows. Conrad Koh Samui is features 81 private pool villas and residences perched on a secluded hill to ensure unparalleled sea views from the bedroom and your private infinity pool. ADDRESS: 49/8-9 MOO 4, HILLCREST RD., TALING-NGAM, SURAT THANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 915 888


COMO POINT YAMU COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, Thailand, has 360-degree views across the Andaman Sea, with rooms, suites and pool villas by designer Paola Navone. Italian food is served at La Sirena and southern Thai inspired cuisine at Nahmyaa. COMO Shambhala

Retreat nurtures wellness, with a full range of holistic treatments including yoga, biking and watersports are available for the active guest. COMO Beach Club, set on a tranquil island off the east coast of Phuket, is a 40-minute transfer. ADDRESS: 225 MOO 7, THALANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 360 100

ANGSANA VILLAS RESORT PHUKET FIND A HOME, AWAY FROM HOME Angsana Laguna Phuket is one of the first pioneers of the luxury integrated resort, Laguna Phuket. Enjoy spectacular views of Bang Tao Bay with warm white sand beach or laze in the extra-long 323 meter freeform pool around the resort with cooling pool bar at your service. ADDRESS: 142/3 MOO 6, CHERNGTALAY, THALANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 336 900

ANANTARA LAWANA KOH SAMUI RESORT REFLECTING THE ISLAND’S CHINESE MERCHANT HERITAGE

Elements of Samui’s Chinese heritage are reflected throughout Anantara Lawana Samui Resort, offering pieces of the island’s charming past alongside modern luxury and 5-star hospitality. There are plenty of leisure activities to enjoy, from lazing by the beachfront pool overlooking Chaweng Beach, to experiencing heavenly healing journeys at Anantara Spa. ADDRESS: 92/1 MOO 2, BOPHUT, SURAT THANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 960 333

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IMPIANA RESORT CHAWENG NOI SAMUI A BEACHFRONT RESORT IN KOH SAMUI AND IS THE IDEAL PLACE TO UNWIND AND RELAX Located on Chaweng Noi Beach, Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi enjoys a more exclusive northern stretch of Chaweng Beach ideal for unwinding. Feel warm white sand between your toes as you take a morning stroll along the beach, enjoy evening buffets and live music at Sabai beachfront restaurant, or have a drink and a few laughs at Tamarind Bar & Lounge. ADDRESS: 91/2-3 MOO 3, CHAWENG NOI BEACH, SURATTHANI, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 77 448 994

THE SLATE AN ARTFUL BLEND OF INDUSTRIAL BEAUTY AND NATURAL ALLURE The Slate draws inspiration from Phuket’s rich mining history to create the tropical industrial design that combines old traditions with wondrous new design elements. Immerse yourself at Coqoon Spa and really get your hands dirty at the cooking class designed to really teach you the art of cooking. ADDRESS: NAI YANG BEACH 116 MOO 1, SAKHU, THALANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 327 006

ANGSANA LAGUNA PHUKET EXPERIENCE THE BEST IN SUN, SAND AND SEA Angsana Laguna Phuket is one of the first pioneers of the luxury integrated resort, Laguna Phuket. Enjoy spectacular views of Bang Tao Bay with warm white sand beach or laze in the extra-long 323 meter freeform pool around the resort with cooling pool bar at your service ADDRESS: 10 MOO 4, SRISOONTHORN RD., CHERNGTALAY, THALANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 358 500

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ALEENTA PHUKET RESORT & SPA DISCOVER NEW PASSIONS, BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS AND ENGAGE YOUR SENSES. Enjoying the spectacular Andaman sunset from the peaceful Natai Beach in Phang Nga. The 5-star “all suite, all private” Aleeta Phuket Resort & Spa highlights plenty of private space, from the smallest 80 m2 suite to the 5-bedroom beachfront Grand Villa. The resort was recently rewarded as Thailand’s Best Small Green Resort for its environmental-friendly approach. ADDRESS: 33 MOO 5, KHOK KLOI, TAKUA THUNG, PHANG NGA 82140 THAILAND TEL: (+66) 25 148 112

TWINPALMS PHUKET RESORT PHUKET’S MOST EXCITING AND STYLISH CONTEMPORARY RESORT Set in the area known as the “Millionaires’ row”, Twinpalms Phuket Resort offers an exclusive

contemporary tropical getaway designed to indulge and lift your spirit. The resort is just 5 minutes from the lively Surin Beach, but you won’t have to leave the resort to enjoy exceptional cuisine, fabulous beach clubs, and a world-class spa at all. ADDRESS: 106/46 MOO 3, SURIN BEACH RD., CHERNGTALAY, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 316 500`

PULLMAN PHUKET PANWA BEACH RESORT THE HOTEL BLENDS CONTEMPORARY DESIGN WITH SUBTLE THAI ACCENTS Experience gracious Thai hospitality in a private beachfront setting with direct access to white sand beach and stunning backdrop of Makham Bay. Relax in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean and swim up to the Edge Pool Bar for a refreshing drink; or be pampered amidst palm trees and the sounds of the ocean at Talay Spa. ADDRESS: 44/5 MOO 8,SAKDIDESH RD., MUANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 335 600

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SRI PANWA COMMANDING BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN TIP OF PHUKET Occupying most of Cape Panwa peninsula, Sri Panwa is one of finest resorts in Phuket. Uninterrupted panoramas of Andaman Sea and the surrounding islands are offered in every tropical contemporary villa, but for truly enchanting views, head up to Baba Nest, the resort’s exclusive rooftop bar. ADDRESS: 88 MOO 8, SAKDIDEJ RD., VICHIT, MUANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 371 000

BABA BEACH CLUB PHUKET BEACHFRONT HOTEL & STYLISH BEACH CLUB THAT BLENDS THE ICONIC CHINO-PORTUGUESE STYLE OF PHUKET Sitting on an exclusive unspoiled Natai beachfront, Baba Beach Club Phuket is the hipper and more colourful sister of the famous Sri Panwa. Expect tropical contemporary elegance with an added tune, powered by Funktion One Sound System, throughout the resort, as well as weekly live performances by local talents and world-class DJs. ADDRESS: 88 MOO 5, KHOK KLOI, TAKUA THUNG, PHANG NGA, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 429 388

DUSIT THANI LAGUNA PHUKET NESTLED AMIDST ACRES OF TROPICAL GARDENS ON THE IDYLLIC SHORES OF THE ANDAMAN SEA Escape to the neo-colonial sanctuary flanked between the Andaman Sea and scenic garden and coconut grove. Inaddition to Dusit’s renowned Thai hospitality, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket also enjoy all the worldclass facilities of Laguna Phuket, including the 18-hole championship golf course. ADDRESS: 390 MOO1 SRISOONTORN RD., CHERNGTALAY, THALANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 362 999

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PHUKET MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA, NAI YANG BEACH EXPLORE PARADISE FROM NAI YANG BEACH RESORT Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach is the answer to your search for an unforgettable vacation whether it’s a family vacation, a honeymoon, or a business trip in Phuket. The resort features a sparkling lagoon pool, a rejuvenating spa, and superblyappointed rooms and suites with plush bedding and marble bathrooms. ADDRESS: 92, 92/1 MOO 3, SAKOO, TALANG PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 625 555

GRAND MERCURE PHUKET PATONG LOCATED WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF PATONG’S NIGHTLIFE AND THE ANDAMAN SEA Grand Mercure Phuket Patong is an oasis in the bustling Patong district of Phuket. The iconic resort combines natural beauty and cultural heritage into its contemporary Thai design and personalized services, and it’s perfect for young travelers, families, and friends looking to spend an exciting vacation together. ADDRESS: 1 SOI RAT-U-THIT 200 PI 2, PATONG, KATHU, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 231 999

WYNDHAM GRAND PHUKET KALIM BAY PERCHED ON A HIGH CLIFF OVERLOOKING THE ANDAMAN SEA Let go of all your stress and enjoy the soothing sceneries of Kalim Bay and the Andaman Sea from your private pool villa. Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay is a sanctuary of rejuvenation where you get to relax and savour delicious Thai fusion cuisine or share cocktails and panoramic views at the rooftop bar. ADDRESS: 8/18-19 MOO 6, KAMALA, KATHU, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 562 000

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THE WESTIN SIRAY BAY RESORT & SPA A TRANQUIL RESORT ON TROPICAL SIRAY ISLAND IN PHUKET Located on the calmer east coast of Phuket, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa is undoubtedly a piece of paradise within a paradise. There are 6 restaurants, 3 pools, and a ‘Heavenly Spa’ adorning this beautiful gem so you could just spend your entire holiday on this paradise. ADDRESS: 21/4 MOO 1, RASADA, MUANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 335 600

RENAISSANCE PHUKET RESORT & SPA LOCATED IN A WILDLY BEAUTIFUL BEACHFRONT SETTING ON PHUKET ISLAND Located on a wildly beautiful beachfront of the Mai Khao Beach, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa showcases stylish villa design inspired by sea turtles which nest around the peaceful area. The resort offers a range of exceptional facilities, including an array of dining options, lounge and bars, and the award-winning Quan Spa. ADDRESS: 555, MOO 3, MAI KHAO, THALANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 363 999

SALA PHUKET RESORT & SPA A STUNNING DELUXE POOL VILLA RESORT With a private pool in almost all of the villas and suites, SALA Phuket Resort and Spa is a deluxe pool villa resort on the serene Mai Khao Beach. Despite having a private pool in most of the rooms, there are three infinity pools dotting the resort: one for laps, one for kids, and one for simply floating about with a cocktail. ADDRESS: 333 MOO 3, MAI KHAO BEACH, THALANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 22 312 588

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IMPIANA PRIVATE VILLAS KATA NOI PHUKET

AKYRA BEACH CLUB PHUKET AKYRA IS ALL ABOUT EXPERIENCES WITH ATTITUDE Akyra Beach Club Phuket is all about stylish lifestyle and surprising experience. The resort commands a pristine stretch of Natai Beach and offers 58 stylishly appointed rooms, suites, and villas. Jetsetters and hipsters will love to see and be seen at the waterfront Club akyra where fabulous theme parties and fun BBQ are the norm. ADDRESS: 32/7 MOO 5, PILAI BEACH, KHOK KLOI, TAKUA THUNG, PHANG NGA, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 25 148 112

A LUXURIOUS BOUTIQUE RESORT, PERCHED ABOVE THE BAY OF KATA NOI Perched above Kata Noi overlooking the endless views of Andaman Sea, Impiana Private Villas features luxury all-pool suites and villas where floor-to-ceiling windows provides a picture-perfect frame for amazing Phuket sunset. Your private villa also serves as your own private spa for that pampering experience with stunning views. ADDRESS: 10 KATA NOI RD., MOO 2, KARON, MUANG, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 330 770

IMPIANA RESORT PATONG PHUKET NESTLED RIGHT INBETWEEN THE SPARKLE OF ANDAMAN SANDS AND THE BUSTLE OF BANGLA ROAD Impiana Resort Patong let you stay in the heart of all the action of Patong, yet the resort still feels like a serene oasis. With 6 room types from cabana style rooms with private balcony to luxurious traditional Thai suites, the resort is ideal for all travelers. ADDRESS: 41 TAWEEWONGSE RD., PATONG BEACH, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 340 138

THE SIS KATA PHUKET THE SIS KATA RESORT IS TRULY TO ‘STAY IN STYLE’. ‘Stay In Style’ like the resort’s motto. The SIS Kata does everything stylishly from staying in style in the graciously designed rooms and suites, to chilling in style at the Crescent Pool Bar and dining in style at the resort’s signature “Dawn Til Dusk” with its combination of true taste of Thai street food and innovative ‘hot stone’ cooking technique. ADDRESS: 255 KOK TANODE RD., KARON. MUANG. PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 609 555

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THE ELEMENTS KRABI RESORT THE ELEMENTS KRABI RESORT WHERE ALL THE ELEMENTS ARE BALANCED.

RAYAVADEE KRABI

Elements Krabi Resort weaves the elements of nature into a harmonious experience where everything is balanced. With rare tropical flowers and lush landscape setting the mood for a relaxing getaway, the resort is an ideal hideaway for those seeking tranquility away from day to day distractions, yet within easy reach from local attractions and activities.

RESPONSIBILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, COMMUNITY

ADDRESS: 189 MOO 3, NONG TALAY, KLONG MUANG BEACH, KRABI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 75 627 999

ADDRESS: 214 MOO 2, AO NANG, MUANG, KRABI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 75 620 740-3

Nestled on Phranang Peninsula, Rayavadee shows what sustainability and living harmoniously with nature means. The resort’s luxurious, yet low-key pavilions scatter across the property to minimize tree clearing while the spacious interiors and décor provide.

DUSIT THANI KRABI BEACH RESORT NESTLED DISCREETLY IN A SECLUDED AREA,WHITE SAND KLONG MUONG BEACH. The 5-star Dusit Thani Krabi is close to the famous natural attractions Krabi is known for such as spectacular cliff formations, waterfalls, and caves. The resort boasts impressive Thai hospitality as well as incredible restaurants and a spa all within a few steps away from the pristine, white sand Klong Muong Beach. ADDRESS: 155 MOO 2, NONG THALE, MUANG, KRABI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 75 628 000

PIMALAI RESORT & SPA DISCOVER KOH LANTA’S BEST KEPT SECRET, NESTLED WITHIN THE SOLITUDE AND SERENITY OF SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS

The idea behind Pimalai Resort & Spa is to complement the surrounding environment, instead of competing with nature. Expect a luxurious and elegant beach resort experience with genuinely friendly service whether you are there for a dream vacation, romantic wedding or honeymoon, or a diving trip. ADDRESS: 99 MOO 5, BA KAN TIANG BEACH, KRABI, KOH LANTA, THAILAND. TEL: (+66) 23 205 500

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THE NAKA ISLAND, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA The Naka Island is set on the idyllic landscape of Naka Yai Island just off the coast of Phuket and accessible only by a short speedboat ride. It’s a perfect private and intimate retreat free of all distraction, as well as an ideal location for exchanging vows.

NESTLED AMONG LUSH COCONUT GROVES, THE EMERALD-GREEN ANDAMAN SEA ADDRESS: 32 MOO 5, PAKLOK, THALANG, NAKA YAI ISLAND, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 371 400

CREST RESORT & POOL VILLAS WHERE NATURE HEALS Sloping down a gentle hillside by Tri Tang Beach, Crest Resort & Pool Villa Phuket is a savvy option for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing vacation with all premium basic in-room amenities and intuitive services you would expect from leading 5-star hotels. ADDRESS: 95, MUEN-NGERN RD., TRI TRANG, PATONG BEACH, KATHU, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 310 088

JW MARRIOTT PHUKET RESORT & SPA AN UNFORGETTABLE GETAWAY WITH 5-STAR ACCOMMODATIONS AND A BEACHFRONT LOCATION

With beachfront location on Mai Khao Beach, spacious elegantly-appointed rooms, suites and villas, luxurious amenities, award-winning spa, world-class services, and 3 sparkling pools, your dream vacation or wedding can become a reality at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. ADDRESS: 231 MOO 3, MAI KHAO, TALANG,S PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 76 338 000

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HOLIDAY INN RESORT PHI PHI ISLAND KRABI SHELTERED BY PALM TREES AND RINGED BY THE EMERALD WATERS OF THE ANDAMAN SEA Be lost in the wonderous nature of beautiful Phi Phi Island and surround yourself with striking seaside views, secluded sandy beaches and the soothing sounds of nature at the Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island. Experience revitalizing stay with exclusive services rivalled only by the most spectacular sunsets on Thailand’s premier island destination. ADDRESS: LAEM TONG BEACH, PHI PHI ISLAND, KRABI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 75 627 300

HOLIDAY INN RESORT KRABI AO NANG BEACH

A PERFECT FAMILY GETAWAY WITH THE KIDS With easy access to the pristine Nopparat Thara Beach, the largest kids club in town, and a playful sense of tropical fun from waterslides to free-form pools and swim-up bar, Holiday Inn Resort® Krabi Ao Nang Beach will be your ultimate family getaway. There

are endless activities for the kids while adults enjoy refreshing cocktails by the beach at Wave Bar. ADDRESS: 123 MOO 3, AO NANG BEACH, MUANG, KRABI, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 75 810 888

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SPRINGFIELD VILLAGE GOLF & SPA

DISCOVER A HIDDEN PARADISE Springfield Village golf & Spa, Thai contemporary resort in elegant tropical design cottages rooted in basic element that blends perfectly with the nature all around and the open view of the golf course and mountains. ADDRESS: 208,208/1 MOO 2, SAMPRAYA, CHA AM, PETCHBURI 76120, THAILAND TEL: (+66) 22 312 244 E-MAIL: RESERVATIONBKK@SPRINGFIELDRESORT.COM SPRINGFIELDGROUPRESORT SPRINGFIELD_RESORT WWW.SPRINGFIELDRESORT.COM

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SAFFRON

AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE Simple, yet elegant contrasting white façade, black furniture, and red lamp play the main design elements of this distinctive Indian restaurant. Saffron’s exotic setting sets up an appetite for its extraordinary menus such as the signature Murgh Kerala (Kerala-Style Roast Chicken) and Murgh Kothmeri (Coriandor Chicken).

TAIWAN

FOODIE PARADISE The intriguing scent and sophisticated flavours of delicately constructed dishes prepared using carefully selected quality ingredients are the staples of Michelin-starred restaurants. Lets take a culinary excursion through some of Taiwan’s best restaurants and experience extraordinary menus that excite all your sense.

ADDRESS: 38-6 TIANMU EAST RD., SHILIN OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, DINNER 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. TEL: +886 2 2871 4842

GOLDEN FORMOSA THE BEST QUALITY FOOD AND FIRST CLASS SERVICE Run by the third generation, this family-run restaurant serves explosive bar style menus that has been passed through generations since it first opened in 1960. The recipe remains original with the famous double-fried rips leading the charge. Once you bite through the crispy crust your mouth will be overflowed with juicy and tender texture of the ribs. The Monk jump over the wall is another people’s favourite dish and it’s prepared with assortments of quality ingredients to create the powerful flavours many people love. ADDRESS: 101 TIANMU EAST RD.6, SHILIN OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. DINNER 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. TEL: +886 2 2871 1517

SHANG PALACE CANTONESE GOURMET EXPERIENCE Having proudly received “The Plate” distinction from the MICHELIN Guide Taipei, Shang Palace of Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei offers you a good Cantonese gourmet experience with a brand-new menu presented by its newly appointed Chinese Executive Chef Chan Kwok Wah. By virtue of Chef Chan’s two-starred Michelin restaurant experience, the restaurant has successfully surpassed itself. The menu not only includes Shang Palace’s classic delicacies, but is mainly composed of Chef Chan’s creations, which are inspired by the vigorousness of spring and designed to bring guests both visual and gustatory enjoyment with colorful edible flowers and ingredients.

ADDRESS: SHANGRI-LA’S FAR EASTERN PLAZA HOTEL, TAIPEI, 201 TUN HWA SOUTH ROAD, SECTION 2, TAIPEI 106, TAIWAN TEL: +886 2 2376 3138

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IL MERCATO

THE COOKING HAS REAL HEART AND SOUL

PINE GARDEN

IL Mercato is an Italian deli/restaurant, serving authentic Italian cuisine and creative fusion dishes alongside imported Italian wines in a modern 2 storey glass house. With Italian chefs helming the kitchen, the restaurant inherits the true sense of Italian cuisine inside out. Most basic ingredients such as pasta, breads and gelato are made from scratch in house to guarantee the quality in every dish, from the value lunch set menus to the dazzling array of à la carte seafood dishes.

Savour authentic Zen-inspired Taiwanese cuisine in Song Yaun garden on a hill near Taipei City. Pine Garden highlights distinctive Japanese interior, as well as fresh seasonal Japanese, Cantonese, and Taiwanese cuisines.

ADDRESS: 164, SECTION 2, ZHONGCHENG RD., SHILIN OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 0:00 AM – 2:30 PM, DINNER 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. TEL: +886 2 2873 0608

ADDRESS: 160, ALLEY 101, JINGSHAN RD., SHILIN OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, DINNER 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. TEL: +886 2 2861 3578

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MUME RESTAURANT FOCUS ON THE UNIQUENESS AND HYPER SEASONALITY OF LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCTS

If you want an extraordinary dining experience, just head straight to Mume Restaurant. Located in Hotel Mume in the heart of Taipei, this European fusion restaurant hits all the right spot, from clean Nordic interior to Michelin star menu and services. ADDRESS: 28, SIWEI RD., DA’AN OPENING HOURS: EVERYDAY 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. TEL: +886 2 2700 0901

RAW RESTAURANT

Chef André Chiang stirs up the fine dining scene of Taipei with his edgy ‘Bistronomy’ concept that brings together unconventional ingredients and balanced them into surprising dishes. Prepare to be mind-blown with creative and tasty menus.

ADDRESS: 301, LE QUN 3RD RD., ZHONGSHAN OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, DINNER 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM TEL: N/A

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TAÏRROIR THE EXCLUSIVE MEAL INTEGRATED WITH TRADITION AND MODERN CULTURE Venture into the culinary world of Chef Kai and see different sides of Taiwanese cuisine. With great respect to classic Taiwanese cuisine, Chef Kai uses modern cooking technique to enhance the flavours, texture, and presentation of the cuisine for every foodie to come and try his modern classics. ADDRESS: 6F, 299, LEQUN 3RD RD., ZHONGSHAN OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 0:00 AM – 1:30 PM DINNER 6.30 PM – 8:00 PM. TEL: +886 2 8501 5500

YEN CHINESE RESTAURANT THE VISUALLY SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE STARTS HERE Delectable modern Chinese cuisine is served with the view from 31st floor of W Hotel. Yen Chinese Restaurant takes authentic Chinese dishes and reinvent them with modern creativity, from fresh seafood menu, to premium soup and dim sum. ADDRESS: W HOTEL 31ST FLOOR, 10 ZHONGXIAO EAST RD., XINYI OPENING HOURS: EVERYDAY 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. TEL: +886 2 7703 8887

LE PALAIS QUALITY INGREADIENTS SET IN AN AMAZING AMBIANCE

Le Palais specializes in Cantonese cuisine that local and international critics gave it a clear thumbs up. Fresh quality ingredients are carefully crafted with refined culinary technique to ensure the most tantalizing experience. The restaurants also has private VIP dining rooms with western and eastern aesthetic seamlessly combined. ADDRESS: 17F, PALAIS DE CHINE HOTEL, 3, SECTION 1, CHENGDE RD., DATONG OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, DINNER: 5:30 AM - 9:30 PM TEL: +886 2 2181 9985

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THREE COINS

GENEROUSLY ADORNED WITH ANTIQUES AND ART PIECES

LONGTAIL Longtail is where Chef Lam Ming Kin showcases his culinary skill acquired throughout his career working in world-class restaurants. His seasonal menus may look simple, but they are sophisticated in taste and texture, and pair really well with a rotating list of boutique wines, craft beers, and exciting cocktails. ADDRESS: 174, SECTION 2, DUNHUA SOUTH RD., DA’AN OPENING HOURS: DINNER 6.00 PM-0:00 PM. TEL: +886 2 2732 6616

The word “poetic” beautifully describes the setting and the menus of Three Coins. The restaurant is decked in antiques and classical Chinese artworks, and its menus are simply faultless. Just try the Peking duck, steamed abalone with fresh and sundried tomatoes, and chicken soup with bitter tea seed oil, and you’ll see why. ADDRESS: 46 HENGYANG RD., ZHONGZHENG OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM DINNER 5.00 PM – 9:00 PM TEL: +886 2 2381 7180

YA GE Situated in Mandarin Oriental Taipei, Ya Ge is one of the best traditional Chinese restaurants in the city. Only the freshest and the best locally grown ingredients are selected to be in the menu, and when combined with the experience of Chef Tse Man, you’ll have delicious Cantonese dishes and Dim Sum served alongside a selected list of wine and tea. ADDRESS: 3F, MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL, 158 DUNHUA NORTH RD., SONGSHAN OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 0:00 AM – 2:30 PM DINNER 6.00 PM – 10:00 PM. TEL: +886 2 2715 6788

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LA COCOTTE BY FABIEN VERGÉ A LITTLE GEM IN THIS NARROW STREET OF TAIPEI La Cocotte is a hidden French jewel in Taipei. The monochromatic restaurant is led by the culinary wizard, Fabien Vergé, who brings out the best characteristic of each quality ingredient with passion and experience. The menu uses seasonal ingredients and the wine list is carefully constructed to pair perfectly with the menu. ADDRESS: 20, LANE 13, SECTION 2, JINSHAN SOUTH RD., DA’AN OPENING HOURS: WEEKEND LUNCH 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM DINNER 5.30 PM – 2:30 PM. TEL: +886 2 3322 3289

THE GUEST HOUSE THE BEST NORTHERN CHINESE CUISINE IN TAIWAN As the signature restaurant in Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel, The Guest House represent the uniquely tantalizing flavours of traditional Human and Sichuan cuisines. Let your palates dance to the songs of deliciousness, and don’t miss out the signature dishes like double-steamed soups, chicken rice with sesame oil, pork tail braised in red yeast rice, and millefeuille ADDRESS: 17F, SHERATON GRAND HOTEL, 12, SECTION 1, ZHONGXIAO EAST RD., ZHONGZHENG OPENING HOURS: LUNCH 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM DINNER 6.00 PM – 9:30 PM. TEL: +886 2 2321 1818

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MOUNT NEBO “THE MOUNTAIN OF TESTAMENT”

H E B E S T T I M E S TO V I S I T J O R DA N A N D C O M F O R TA B L Y E X P L O R E T H E C O U N T R Y ARE FROM MARCH – MAY AND SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER AS THE TEMPERATURE DURING THE DAY AREN’T TOO HOT AND THE NIGHTS AREN’T TOO COLD.

Mount Nebo plays an important setting in religious history. Moses freed the Israelites from slavery and led the Exodus of the Israelites to the promised land before he died at Mount Nebo. From here you can see the Dead Sea, the Red Sea, Jerusalem, and the promised land Moses Moses was heading to. Mosaic walls at the church in Mount Nebo are invaluable and they depict the relationship between men, animals, nature, and Christianity.

The Dead Sea

Try menus like Baba Ganoush, Labneh, and Chicken Mansaf, and don’t miss Mahalabia (Middle Eastern-Style Milk Pudding), Baklava, and Kanafeh.

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The Dead Sea is so salty that barely any organism, could survive the environment. The salt lake is located between Jordan and Islael, 400 meters below average sea level, the lowest land elevation on Earth. No matter how bad your swimming skill is, you will never sink in Dead Sea, and in addition to the lake, the surrounding views of Dead Sea are as equally spectacular as the lake itself. Layers and layers of fine salt crystal deposit creates the unique scenery of white shoreline against turquoise water. Relax and let yourself float on the syrup-like water and watch the more extraordinary sunset scene of the Dead Sea. Despite its unpleasant name, Dead Sea is a famous tourist attraction with various 5-star hotels dotting its shore, such as Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, and Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. Mud spa is another popular activity and you can find enriching skin products made from Dead Sea mud in almost all shops. From here it’s a 3-5 hour drive to our next destination, Petra.

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PETRA

“THE RED DESERT ROSE” Hidden in the vast desert, the red city of Petra had been hiding its beauty from the world for over a thousand year until it was rediscovered in 1812. It’s one of the seven “Wonders of the Ancient World” everyone should see once in their life. There are many options

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“AL KHAZNEH HAS ILLUMINATED COUNTLESS DOCUMENTARIES AND FILMS.”

to getting around but the most convenient one is the horse-drawn carriage through The Siq. The entrance is flanked by enormous cliff walls and at the far end lies the majestic architecture carved into the red stone cliff face, Al Khazneh. The scene of soft ray of sunlight passes through small opening of the cliff and shines onto this 2,000 years old ancient wonder of the world is truly memorable. Petra is also home to various ancient sites, including Street of facades, Theatre, and Urn Tomb. If you plan to spend a couple of days exploring Petra, you shouldn’t miss the views of Ad Deir and Al Khazneh from Al-Khubtha Trail, and it’ll definitely takes 2-3 days to really explore the best of this desert rose.

PETRA BY NIGHT “THE ENCHANTING PERFORMANCE”

Follow the lamp-lit entrance of The Siq and join Petra by Night, the captivating dancing and singing performance in front of the Al Khazneh. The play is hosted every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8:30 pm, and it feels like a ceremony, telling local folk tales and legends.

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WADI RUM WHERE THE SKY KISSES THE SAND Driving south from Petra, our next destination is Wadi Rum with its beautiful desert landscape and granite mountain where “LAWRENCE OF ARABIA” was shot. Wadi Rum is home to the Seven Pillars of Wisdom and Beduin nomads. Taste intense nomadic tea and gaze the golden desert sceneries, or go on a

camel ride and explore ancient writings on Mushroom Rock as well as fascinating natural rock formation like the Um Frouth Rock Bridges. Don’t forget to visit Lawrence House, the famous rock-climbing spot, and take pictures of Lawrence Face and Inscriptions. Another highlight of the desert is the starry night sky. Sparkling stars fill the dark canvas with the Milky Way clearly visible to the naked eyes. Watch the breathtaking scenery of the sky kissing the endless sea of sand from the balcony of Petra Marriott and be enchanted by the magic of the desert sky.

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REASONS TO VISIT JORDAN

1. Safety: Although Jordan is near the unsettled region of Middle East, violence does not reach this peaceful country. The towns are safe and peaceful, and the people are friendly. Locals will invite you to some tea and you’ll hear “Ahlan wa Sahlan” or “Hello and welcome” everywhere you go. 2. Desert is not so harsh: The desert may look extremely hot and dangerous, but in reality it can be quite cold. Jordan is located above the equator, so it doesn’t get that burning direct sunlight. If you visit Jordan at the end of the year, you’ll see snow as well. 3. Jordanians can speak English despite Arabian being the official language. 4. Cultural diversity: Jordan was a part of many empire, from Jewish, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Arabian. That’s why you’ll see diversity of culture and art, as well as ancient arts which are still in good condition, 5. Sceneries: Jordan has a unique landscape with pink and red cliffs, and emerald waters which featured in many movies. Take a balloon flight above Wadi Rum desert and see why this country is so memorable.

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Lanna Dusita by Andacura

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Lanna Dusita located north of the city and only 15 minutes from the city center. Along the Ping River There are many cultural events throughout the year in the capital of Lanna former empire. Getting comfortable commute Shopping Kad Luang (Warorot Market) Night Bazaar and Tha Pae Gate, all the needs and desires of those who stay in order to get the maximum satisfaction and tight seal in memory.

The view from the hotel ranks among the most beautiful spots facing the vast river bend. “Sai Ping” and “Ing Nam” Buildings are the accommodations in the hotel with Superior and Deluxe room settings, decorating in modern and contemporary Thai. Ruen Fai Building showcases magnificent view of the green lawn leading to the blue infinity-edge swimming pool overlooking the Ping River while Ngam Bua Building is set besides lotus pond.

Eat The ‘Wai’ Restaurant is the place to be for amazingly good and fair priced food in a spectacula lcoation right on the river. The place is popular for a romantic dinner along the river and reservations are highly recommented.

Play The resort focuses on authentic Thai massage, natural beauty, herbal medicine and natural healing to ease your ache and pain during the stay while making sure you rejuvenated after the treatments.

Rate Starts from USD$270

Lanna Dusita by Andacura

146 Pa Ton Rd., Pa Ton, Muang,Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand. Chiang Mai 50300; Thailand (66)53-110-345-6 (66)53-110-349 info@lannadusita.com www.lannadusita.com, www.facebook.com/lannadusitahotel 80 N OWTRAVELASIA. CO M / S EPT EM BER - O CT O BE R 201 8


Cmor Hotel by Andacura

Where Quiet Location and still just three minutes walk to ‘Maya Lifestyle Mall’ and five minutes walk to Nimman Entertainment Center in Chiang Mai. Complimentary Tuk-Tuk to Maya Shopping Center for hotel guests also on offer.

What Cmor Hotel features 15 Superior Rooms (32 sqm), 29 Deluxe Rooms (32 sqm), 4 Grand Deluxe Double Rooms (36 sqm), 7 Junior Suite Rooms (41 sqm), 7 One Bedroom Suites (41 sqm), 1 Two Bedroom Suite (90 sqm).

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Cmor Bistro is the main restaurant of the hotel and is at your service together with Cmor Coffee and Tea Bar.

Cmor Swimming Pool with four spa Jets, Rooftop garden, and Cmor Sky Terrace are the leisure activities guests could engaged during the stay.

CMor Hotel by Andacura

3 Soi Raya, Hasdisevi Road, Chanpuak District; Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50300; Thailand +66 (0) 90 8699380 053-400114 NO WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M / SE P TE M B E R -O C TO B ER 2 0 18 info@cmorhotel.com www.cmorhotel.com

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COZY, COMFORTABLE AND CLEVERLY DESIGNED Casa Marocc Hotel by Andacura is a Moroccan - style hotel at Changklan area and close to Famous Nigh Marketin Chiang Mai by only 5 minutes’ walk to Night Bazar. To get comfortable commute Night Bazaar and Tha Pae Gate, all the needs and desires of those whostay in order to get the maximum satisfaction andtight seal in memory. For additional convenience, the hotel provides a 24 - hour front desk, laundry and luggage storage services. For guests who drive, on-site parking space is available free of charge.

Casa Marocc by Andacura

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324 Charoenprathet Rd, Changklan, Chiang Mai, Thailand +66 (0) 53 272709 +66 (0) 53 272 710 info@casa-marocc.com www.casa-marocc.com


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