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EDITOR'S NOTE JULY - AUGUST 2018 ASIA’S LUXURY BEACH HIDEAWAY

It’s such a surprise how half a year has already gone by so quickly. This year is full of excitement with new luxury hotels and resorts opening all around Asia. That’s why we are catching up to some of the most intriguing hotels that recently opened their doors to the public in 2018, and it seems like hotels are getting more and more unique every year.

It might be low season here in South East Asia, but the real upside to low season is you won’t have to share beautiful destinations with the crowd. Explore the jewel of central Vietnam and experience its stunning land and seascape of Danang. If you love the sea and golf, we also have just the destination for you. Hua Hin came a long way from a small fisherman village to a famous resort town, and we are here to give you a glimpse of fun and leisure activities that could make your trip a memorable one. Last but not least, we extended our reach to the sand and sea of the Mediterranean and bring you the lovely island of Capri, just off the coast of Naples. Feel what it’s like to be among the rich and famous as Capri is the destination for movie stars, politicians, and even royal families. We hope the contents we have brought you will inspire your adventurer soul and get you on the path to a new journey. Have fun and lets make the rest of the year your best!

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

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CONTENTS ASIA’S LUXURY BEACH HIDEAWAY 14 NEWS NOW Latest News & Updates 20 TRENDS Divana : ENCHANTÉ PAR LE POEM 27 NOWTRAVELASIA AWARDS NOMINEE LIST Announcing the nominees for the prestigious 2018-2019 NOW Travel Asia Awards 36 NEW LUXURY HOTELS & RESORTS This is the list you have been waiting for. 6 luxurious new hotels opening in 2018

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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 46 ASIA’S LUXURY BEACH HIDEAWAY Hua Hin is pretty much a perfect choice for a private and luxury travel 60 INTERVIEW Ms. Suphajee suthumpun, The Group CEO of Dusit International 66 DANANG The Jewel of Central Vietnam 74 CAPRI The land of remarkable wine, fine Mediterranean cuisine, classy perfumes, and romance 8

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NEWS NOW

SWEET SIGNS OF JAPANESE SUMMER TIME

HOTEL EDEN LAUNCHES NEW SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE WITH CAMPOMARZIO70

SEA URCHIN, PACIFIC SAURY, AND AYU SURFACE ON TOP OF KISSO MENUS Three eagerly anticipated ingredients inspire the season-centric chefs at muchawarded KISSO Japanese Restaurant throughout the high summer months of July and August this year.Fresh Sea Urchin, Japanese Pacific Saury, and Ayu Sweet Fish are assigned their own special section where each ingredient, now in its prime, is offered in irresistible traditional recipes. Indulge in the season’s prime seafood specialties steps from BTS Asok and MRT Sukhumvit at level 7, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, as Kisso yet again gets closest in Bangkok to the authentic experience of dining in Japan.

KOREAN AIR INTRODUCES FLIGHTS TO CROATIA Korean Air will expand its network to Europe with the launch of a direct scheduled service between Seoul, South Korea and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Starting from September 1, 2018*, Korean Air will commence the direct service three times a week (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday), flying

between Seoul/Incheon to Zagreb. The flight from Seoul/Incheon to Zagreb (flight number KE919) will depart Seoul/Incheon at 11:05 and arrive in Zagreb at 15:45 the same day. On the return from Zagreb to Seoul/Incheon (KE920), it will depart from Zagreb at 17:20 and arrive in Seoul/Incheon at 11:30 the next day. Korean Air’s new Seoul/Incheon-Zagreb route will be operated with an Airbus 330200, seating 218 passengers. The launch of the new Korean Air route is the first regular service connecting Croatia and Asia directly.

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Dorchester Collection’s Roman property, Hotel Eden, has announced a unique collaboration with niche fragrance company, Campomarzio70, to create a new immersive cocktail experience, the Fragrance Bar. Exclusively for the partnership, Hotel Eden’s bar manager, Gabriele Rizzi, has created a range of light, floral, spicy and aromatic cocktails, inspired by each of the fragrances. Those visiting La Libreria will be encouraged to choose their favourite scent from each glass case, besides which a bottle of perfume will display the name of its partnered cocktail. At the end of the experience, guests will receive a small sample of their chosen perfume and the name will remain a secret, only to be revealed upon entering one of Campomarzio70’s boutiques in Rome and throughout Italy.


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NEWS NOW

NOSTALGIC HONG KONG SEAFOOD DINNER BUFFET PLUS COCONUT AND NUT TREATS WEEKEND AFTERNOON TEA BUFFET AT CAFE MARCO

BEST WESTERN HOTELS & RESORTS OPENS INTERNATIONAL HOTEL AT NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT, THE GATEWAY TO HOKKAIDO Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened a brand new upper-midscale hotel at New Chitose Airport, the gateway to the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

During July and August’s nightly dinner buffet, Cafe Marco serves up an authentic experience of Hong Kong’s local cuisine with specialty seafood dishes prepared in the traditional ‘Hong Kong style’, together with M5 Wagyu beef grilled a la minute at the buffet counter. At weekends, a sweet selection of nut and coconut desserts will be prepared to pamper your sweet tooth. Cafe Marco Address: Level 1, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Tel: 2113 3912

Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Chitose, which is situated just 3.2 km from the airport terminal, welcomed its first guests on June 1, 2018. This brand new hotel offers guests a convenient base from which to explore Hokkaido’s top business and tourism destinations, including the vibrant city of Sapporo and the upmarket ski resort of Niseko. It also becomes one of the closest internationally-branded hotels to New Chitose, Japan’s fifth busiest airport.

SLEEP WELL, EAT WELL AND RELAX WELL AT WELL HOTEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 20 THE AWARD-WINNING LIFESTYLE WELLNESS HOTEL LAUNCHES WELL HEALTHY PACKAGE INCLUDING A 3-NIGHT STAY, SPA AND A 3-COURSE HEALTHY MEAL AND MORE

If you are planning a trip to Bangkok and would like to keep well and healthy as well as stay in the heart of the city, you should not miss this exclusive 3-night stay package offered by Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20. The award winning lifestyle wellness hotel launches Well Healthy package which includes a 3-night stay, daily breakfast, a 60-minute Thai or Indian Head massage for two and a three-course healthy lunch or dinner for two. The menu include white omelette with rocket, Cherry tomato and Balsamic dressing, Streamed salmon with cherry tomato and orange sauce, Baked chicken breast chicken breast with mango salsa. Other benefits include free access to the daily fitness class including Muay Thai Cardio, Sexy Abs, Aero Cardio and body weight, free mini-bar and 25% discount Well Spa and Eat Well Café. Plan your next trip and book the package, visit www.wellhotelbangkok.com or call +662 1275995.

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NEWS NOW W Hotels brings the innovative beats to the island of Samui, organizing the Backstage Festival 2018. The second musical episode at W Koh Samui will be held for two nights on August 3 and 4, 2018 at the hotel’s beachfront ‘W Mega Area’ from 6PM – 2AM.

JW MARRIOTT PHUKET RESORT & SPA LAUNCHES ‘MANDARA SPA DAY PASS FAMILY BY JW’ The family-friendly resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa recently has launched ‘Mandara Spa Day Pass – Family by JW’ to keep little ones and parents entertained during the school holidays on Phuket Island. Enjoy getting pampered together with your little prince and princess. Mandara Spa offers ‘Parent’s Spa Pampering’ package which included 60-minute choice of body massage and a choice of 30-minute for head, neck and shoulder or 30-minute aromatic facial. To spoil the little ones, the Mandara Spa also has created an exclusive treatment for children ‘Junior Treatment’, 45-minute body massage with chocolate orange oil. Mandara Spa Day Pass is valid from 1 July - 26 August 2018. For more information or reservations, please contact Ashlyne Nair, Mandara Spa Sales Executive. Tel +66 076 338 000 ext. 7350

BACKSTAGE FESTIVAL BRINGS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC ACTS TO W KOH SAMUI

Daniel Simon, General Manager of W Koh Samui said, “With the success of last year’s event, we are thrilled to host the Backstage Festival again this year and are excited to double the fun with two nights full of high energy performances featuring local and international headliners including the Thai fan’s favorite, Thaitanium on August 3, 2018 and Tensnake from Germany on August 4, 2018. A lineup of 6 DJ’s each day will keep up the vibes with outdoor activities in our tropical beach setting. We would like to invite and welcome everyone to join our shows and activities, no matter where you stay.” To book, visit www.eventpop.me For more information, call 077915999 or email bf.wkohsamui@whotels.com. 18 N OWTRAVELASIA. CO M / J UL Y - AUG US T 2 0 1 8


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TRENDS

DIVANA ENCHANTE PAR LE X POEM Divana and POEM launched elegant fragrance product range for their latest Pre-fall collection. DVN International Co., Ltd., the leading producer of fragrance products and the producer and distributor of “Divana”, is bringing the new experience of aroma for city ladies who love the art of fragrance. The “Art of Living” collection emphasizes the experience of senses through touch, taste, scent, and sound, and deliver them in modern perspective. Four new signature scents of room fragrances, perfumes, and colognes are launched, including Raya Vedic Rose, Mango Mantra, White Orchid Holistic, and Queen of The Night.

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Divana is ready to create an elevated experience together with the internationally renowned high-end fashion brand “POEM”. The results are 4 elegant Pre-fall signature scents under the “Divana” brand which debuted at the “Divana Enchante Par Le x POEM” event. Four celebrities were selected to present 4 different city lady characteristics matching the signature scents and POEM’s apparels at Beacon 3 Space, Central World Shopping Mall, on Tuesday 12th June, 2018.

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Sean Chaowanon Kaisiri, the designer and owner of “POEM” said, “the “CIRQUE de BLOOM” 2018 Pre-fall collection was inspired by the 4 signature scents of Divana. Each scent tells a charming and intriguing story of classy city lady, and it is enhanced by apparels of matching design and technique which can be mix and match for different occasion.”

EXPERIENCE THE AESTHETIC OF THE “ART OF LIVING” THROUGH DIVANA’S NEW COLLECTION OF FRAGRANCES, PERFUMES, AND COLOGNES AT ALL DIVANA STORES AND OUTLETS TODAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO WWW.DIVANASPA.COM.

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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.

What

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 BUSINESS HOTELS

ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS

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. Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou, China 17. Four Seasons Guangzhou, China 18. The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam

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 Beijing, China 9. Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, 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 17. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 18. The St Regis, Singapore

ASIA’S TOP BUSINESS HOTELS CONRAD HONG KONG

ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS S31 SUKHUMVIT HOTEL BANGKOK

ASIA’S TOP HERITAGE HOTELS

ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS ROYAL WING SUITES & SPA, PATTAYA THAILAND

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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 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 Macaao, Macau 5. Compass Skyview Hotel, Thailand 6. The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57 Thonglor, Thailand 7. W Taipei, Taiwan 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 Warehouse Hotel, Singapore 15. The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China 16. Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Thailand


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ASIA’S TOP FAMILY HOTELS

ASIA’S TOP BEACH HOTELS NEW STAR BEACH RESORT

1. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Thailand 2. Broadway Macau, Macau 3. Festive Hotel, Singapore 4. Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Penang, Maleysia 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

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 Resort, Vietnam 6. Karma Spa at Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonisia 7. Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa, Chiang Mai 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 SPA HOTELS & RESORTS BANYAN TREE MACAU

ASIA’S TOP BEACH HOTELS

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

1. New Star Beach Resort, 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, Indonisia 6. The Mulia Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia 7. Banyan Tree, Samui, Thailand 8. Layana Resort and Spa, Koh Lanta Yai, Thailand 9. The Racha, Koh Racha Yai, Phuket, Thailand 10. Rayavadee Resort, Krabi, Thailand 11. Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Indonesia 12. Atmosphere Kanifushi, Maldives 13. The Legian Bali, Indonesia 14. Abaca Boutique Resort, Philippines 15. Fusion Maia Da Nang, Vietnam 16. The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam

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ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS THE GRAND HO TRAM STRIP

ASIA’S TOP VILLA RESORTS V VILLAS HUA HIN, MGALLERY BY SOFITEL


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 Aleenta Phuket, Thailand 9. Chann Wellness Spa, Thailand 10. Lagoon Spa Seminyak, Bali, Indonisia

ASIA’S TOP WELLNESS SPA SO SPA@SOFITEL MACAU ASIA’S TOP EMERGING HOTELS

ASIA’S TOP OUTSTANDING AIRLINES OMAN AIR

ASIA’S TOP OUTSTANDING AIRLINES CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES ASIA’S TOP OUTSTANDING AIRLINES

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

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. The SIS Kata, Phuket, Thailand 11. Avista Hideaway, Phuket, Thailand 12. La Vela Khao Lak , Phang Nga, Thailand 13. Sensimar, Koh Samui, Thailand 14. 137 Pillars, Bangkok, Thailand 15. Park Hyatt, Bangkok, Thailand

ASIA’S TOP BUDGET AIRLINES

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

ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS MANDARIN ORIENTAL GUANGZHOU

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ASIA’S TOP CHEFS

ASIA’S TOP FINE DINING RESTAURANTS MIX RESTAURANT & BAR

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 HOTEL CHAIN PAXTON VACANCES HOTEL MANAGEMENT GROUP

1. Galaxy Macau, Macau 2. The Venetian Macau, 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 10. The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam

ASIA’S TOP FINE DINING RESTAURANTS ACQUA RESTAURANT PHUKET

ASIA’S TOP FINE DINNING RESTAURANTS

1. Mix Restaurant & Bar 2. Acqua Restaurant, Thailand 3. Attitude Rooftop Bar & Restaurant 4. Ultra Violet Shanghai China 5. H Bistro, Samui 6. Loop Italian Restaurant Terrace & Bar, Bangkok 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 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

ASIA’S TOP HOTEL CHAIN

1. Paxton Vacances Hotel Management Group 2. Rhombus Group, Hong Kong 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 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 AIRPORTS

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

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

ASIA’S TOP BUSINESS HOTELS LANGHAM PLACE GUANGZHOU

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 7. W Maldives, Fesdu Island 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 W TAIPEI

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

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HOTELS & RESORTS IN

New luxury hotel emerges every year and they keep getting better and better, offering more unique experience of the location and highly personalized hospitality. These hotels and resorts are the latest addition to the already impressive accommodations we already have in Asia Pacific.

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OBLU SELECT, SANGELI, MALDIVES A FRESH LOOK OF MALDIVES Maldives never lack impressive resort for an unforgettable getaway honeymoon. OBLU Select is opening a new door to an uninhibited island of Sangeli in North Male Atoll which will soon be the destination for those seeking romance in style. The cutting-edge resort sits on 2 islands linked by a over-water villa jetty and features 137 standalone villas and suites, some with private pool and direct access to the lagoon. OBLU Select highlights a creative modern design which breaks away from the rustic atmosphere of other resorts in Maldives and reflect a refreshing and innovative side of the island paradise. ADDRESS: 5TH FLOOR AAGE, BODUTHAKURUFAANU MAGU, MALE CITY, 20095, MALDIVES TEL: (+960) 400 4501

SIX SENSES BHUTAN OPEN IN AUGUST 2018

AN ENCHANTED JOURNEY THROUGH THE KINGDOM Six Sense Bhutan isn’t an ordinary luxury resort we are familiar with today. It’s a collection of 5 jewels located throughout the mysterious Kingdom of Bhutan. Each location is a gateway to different wonderous experiences with stunning natural scenery. Six Sense Bhutan allows you to journey through the culture-centric Thimphu, the traditional farmhouse of Punakha, the Himalayan lodge of Gangtey, the forest of Bumthang, and the stone ruins of Paro. Six Sense Bhutan sets to open this August, and it will be a whole new experience through Bhutan, the ‘happiest place on earth’. 38 N OWTRAVELASIA. CO M / J UL Y - AUG US T 2 0 1 8


ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG, LAOS LOST IN THE JUNGLE Celebrate your explorer spirit and be lost in an idyllic hilltop jungle in north central Laos. Rosewood Luang Prabang offers an exotic luxury getaway in 23 exclusive tented villas surrounded by the cultural and spiritual heritages of the historic royal settlement of Luang Prabang. Highlighting the unique French-Indochina architecture, the villas takes after the concept of Laotian hill station in late 19th century and they are located adjacent to a river or waterfall or float above the ground amongst the treetop foliage. The resort also boasts Rosewood’s signature Sense Spa which combines Asian wisdom with Western technique for a tailored-made treatment amidst the lush green forest. ADDRESS: NAUEA VILLAGE, LUANG PRABANG, LAOS PDR TEL: +856 7121 1155

MORPHEUS, MACAU THE NEW FLAGSHIP OF THE CITY OF DREAMS Macau keeps surprising us with bigger and bigger complexes, but despite its grand size, Morpheus now focuses on quality rather than quantity. This new flagship hotel of the City of Dreams is one of the last legacies of the renowned architect Zaha Hadid before he passed away. Morpheus stands out from afar with its innovative architecture and striking free-form exoskeleton, and the interior seamlessly matches its ambitious exterior with 35

meters tall lobby atrium, 780 luxury rooms and suites, 40th floor infinity pool, and an entire floor dedicated to food and beverages from Alain Ducasse called “Voyages by Alain Ducasse”. ADDRESS: CITY OF DREAMS, ESTRADA DO ISTMO, COTAI, MACAU TEL: +853 8868 6688

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THE MURRAY, HONG KONG A NEW CHAPTER OF AN ICONIC BUILDING The Murray took an old 1960s architectural icon on the legendary Cotton Street and gave it a new breath of life of the 21st century. Led by Sir Norman Foster of Foster+Partners, the ambitious renovation turned the award-winning building into a timeless jewel in the heart of Hong Kong, specially caters to savvy business travelers and discerning global travelers. The 25 storeys urban sanctuary features 336 spacious suites and rooms, as well as some of Hong Kong’s

finest dining destinations and rooftop bars, serving fine wines from remarkable vineyards, craft beers, and creative cocktails with stunning views of Hong Kong cityscape.

ADDRESS: THE MURRAY, HONG KONG, A NICCOLO HOTEL, 22 COTTON TREE DR, CENTRAL, HONG KONG TEL: (+852 3141 8888

AMANYANGYUN, SHANGHAI, CHINA AN OASIS BEYOND SHANGHAI Who would have imagined a peaceful haven can be just outside the bustling megapolis like Shanghai. Amanyangyun preserves a piece of Chinese history by saving a camphor forest and Ming and Qing dynasties structures deemed to be flooded due to the development of a reservoir and relocating them piece by piece 700 kilometers from Jiangxi. Twenty-three historic cottages, including thirteen antique villas, were revived by Kerry Hill Architect by seamlessly balancing charming traditional architecture with modern design, while the thriving camphor forest sets the tone for a peaceful, introspective retreat, where old and new, natural and manmade, coexist in perfect harmony. ADDRESS: 6161 YUANJIANG ROAD, MINHANG DISTRICT. SHANGHAI, CHINA TEL: +86 21 8011 9999

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RECOMMEND ROSEWOOD PHUKET A TRANQUIL FAMILY ESCAPE Commanding a 600-meter beachfront strip of Emerald Bay, Rosewood Phuket offers a stunning luxury Eden for the whole family. There are 71 pavilions and villas harmoniously blended into the serene tropical landscape with natural materials, subtle Thai accents, and lots of natural light, while at the same time offer all the modern amenities of a luxury resort.

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Whether you love to relax at the indulging Asaya Spa or take a slow stroll along Emerald Bay, Rosewood Phuket has everything for everyone to unwind or have fun in their own ways. The kids might come back with a new skill in the art of Muay Thai and traditional kite-making while adults enjoy a yoga class. And when it’s time for food, you have plenty of fine options from Thai, Italian, and grilled seafood – all with sweeping views over the bay. ADDRESS: MUEN-NGOEN ROAD, TRI-TRANG BEACH, PATONG, KATHU DISTRICT, PHUKET, THAILAND TEL: +66 76 356 888


THE GRAND HO TRAM STRIP THE GRANDEUR OF VIETNAM Spanning over 400 acres of beachfront land with 2 kilometers of pristine beach of Ho Tram, The Grand Ho Tram is an ambitious integrated complex which features the largest casino in Vietnam, 11 food and beverages venues, 3 outdoor pools, a night club, amazing beach, and stunning views. You’ll need at least a week to explore major attractions at this lavishing world-class complex. Starting at the beach where myriad of water activities await like surfing and kayaking, or you can just relax and lounge by the picturesque sea. Golfers may take all day conquering The Bluff Golf Course, while others try their luck at the casino, or enjoy exciting activities at the beach and relax by the poolside.

ADDRESS: PHUOC THUAN, XUYEN MOC, BA RIA VUNG TAU, VIETNAM TEL: +84 254 378 8888

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RECOMMEND THE CONTINENT HOTEL BANGKOK AN ELEGANT SETTING FOR A ROMANTIC GETAWAY The Continent Hotel Bangkok, where you will experience the peak of luxury and convenience in a 5 star boutique hotel in the heart of Bangkok. The bright lights and densely packed skyscrapers will be all around you.

The Continent Room will provide the comfort you need after a hectic day of exploring Bangkok city. Decorated in an exquisitely luxurious style. Choose the destination that calls your name and experience it in authentic luxury, Services and facilities for your comfort and enjoyment, including Swimming pool, O2 Sky gym and Airport transfer. Here you are free to enjoy the use of the entire meeting space or create smaller ones with the use of divisible wall partitions. 44 N OWTRAVELASIA. CO M / J UL Y - AUG US T 2 0 1 8


ENJOY PERFECT SERVICE IN AN EXQUISITE ATMOSPHERE Enjoy traditional Thai and tantalizing Italian food or the international breakfast buffet served at Medinii or sip on cocktails at H2O pool bar. It’s the kind of place to have dinner and then enjoy some cocktails with your friends or colleagues. Elevate authentic Thai cuisine to a whole new level at “Bangkok Heightz”. Located on the 39th floor of the hotel. Try Spicy & sour soup with prawns (Tom Yum Goong) and Soft shell crab with black pepper, salted egg (Poo Nim Pad Prik Thai Dam Kai Kem). Bangkok Heightz has shown it’s capable of adeptly blending ingredients. This perfectly allows anyone stopping by to taste unforgettable Thai food.

Overlooking the dazzling lights of Sukhumvit Road at Axis & Spin, Sky Lounge and Bar is The Continent’s premier boutique lifestyle sky bar. Located on the 38th floor of the hotel. For a relaxed drink in exclusive surroundings, we highly recommend Post War signature cocktails topping the extensive bar menu (which also includes fine wines and beers)

ADDRESS: 413 SUKHUMVIT ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND (NEAR ASOKE BTS & SUKHUMVIT MRT INTERCHANGE STATIONS) TEL: +66 26 867 000 WWW.THECONTINENTHOTEL.COM

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ASIA’S LUXURY BEACH HIDEAWAY FOLLOW IN OUR FOOTSTEPS THROUGH 5-STAR HOTELS IN LUXURY RESORTS IN HUA HIN HUA HIN IS A POPULAR RESORT DESTINATION NOT FAR FROM BANGKOK. RELAXATION IS ALWAYS IN THE AIR OF THIS PEACEFUL LITTLE TOWN AND THE HISTORY, TRADITIONAL THAI ART & CULTURE, AND OF COURSE THE SEA AND STUNNING SCENERIES JUST KEEP HUA HIN AN EVER-INTRIGUING TOWN TO VISIT.

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GOLFING BY THE SEA Luxury golf courses and clubhouses are easy to find in Hua Hin. The town frequently holds world-class competitions which see world leading golfers visit the town. Besides remarkable green, clubhouses, and facilities with renowned Thai hospitality and a splash of Thai accent, these golf courses also have amazing views of Gulf of Thailand and the surrounding mountains in the background. Golfing in Hua Hin will be an experience for all golf lovers and pros alike.

PLAYING GOLF IN SOUTH EAST ASIA IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE. THE WILDLIFE FRIENDS FOUNDATION THAILAND Be a part an effort to save wild animals! The Wildlife Friends Foundation’s “Full Day Experience” activity is designed to give visitors an opportunity to help wild lives and learn about Thai national animal like elephant. There are many unethical tourist destinations that allow visitors to unknowingly harm animals such as elephant riding and holding baby apes and tigers for a photograph. The foundation promotes responsible conservative tourism where you can meet and help rescued animals without further harm to them. ADDRESS: 108 MOO 6, TAMBON THA MAI RUAK, AMPHOE THA YANG, CHANG WAT PHETCHABURI 76130 TEL: +66 32 458 135

QUAN SPA Treat yourself to an indulging time at Quan Spa, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, while you are in Hua Hin. The elegant luxury spa welcomes you into the aromatic sanctuary of wellness where art of wellbeing and wisdom meet. Quality spa ingredients are balanced together to offer variety of personalized treatment courses that release you from stress. Experience the oriental wisdom and beauty at Quan Spa. ADDRESS: 107/1 PHETKASEM ROAD, HUA HIN 77110 THAILAND TEL: +66 32 904 666

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LUXURY DINING EXPERIENCES Taste variety of cuisine inspired by the diversity of visitors from every corner of the world. Hua Hin may have a laid-back vibe, but when it comes to food, its an exciting and vibrant scene to jump into.

BIG FISH & BAR Enjoy a casual lunch alongside pristine white beach and an upscale dinner as the sun goes down. Big Fish is separated into 2 main dining areas, a modern air-conditioned indoor and a tropical al fresco dining by the beach. You won’t be dwelling on the menu so much, because instead of giving you an overwhelmingly wide variety of dishes, they have thoughtfully selected a list of dishes you’ll love. Western cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood is the main theme here, so you should not miss Big Fish’s seafood buckets of prawns, clams, and mussels from the restaurant show kitchen. ADDRESS: HUA HIN MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA, 107/1 PHETKASEM ROAD, HUA HIN, THAILAND TEL: +66 32 904 666

BEACH SOCIETY, SO SOFITEL HUA HIN Dine barefooted on the beautiful shore of Cha-Am at Beach Society, SO Sofitel Hua Hin. The casual, yet sophisticated beachfront restaurant excels in western comfort food using fresh Thai and quality imported ingredients. Local born Chef Puwasa combines her experiences in the Mediterranean with her Thai root to create delicious simple menus like Squid with polenta, mushroom, and sun-dried tomato, as well as assortments of BBQ seafood, and rich choco lava cake – all served to the oceanfront views, relaxing beach party vibe, and chill out background music. ADDRESS: SO SOFITEL HUA HIN, 115 MOO 7, BANGKAO, CHA-AM, PHETCHABURI, THAILAND TEL: +66 32 709 555

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WHERE TO STAY

PERFECTLY EMBODIES THE ASPECTS OF IDYLLIC LUXURY

BABA BEACH CLUB Just a 2 hour drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and 15 minutes away from Hua Hin’s downtown, Baba Beach Club is within easy reach of key amenities such as golf courses, shopping centers, local markets, and famous attractions. Baba Beach Club has quickly become a renowned culinary destination in the Chaam & Hua Hin area providing guests with imaginative and unforgettable gastronomic experiences with all-day international dining, exclusive cafe & eatery as well as offering cross-cultural pairings with pan-Asian specialties @ Baba Beach Bar & Restaurant, and Baan Chok cafe & eatery.

HOTELS & RESORTS Considering Hua Hin’s close proximity to Bangkok and the beautiful seaside setting, it’s not a surprise to see a list of luxury hotels and resorts in Hua Hin. Be amazed by the modern design and the famous Thai hospitality service delivered to a laid-back vibe of this peaceful town.

HOLIDAY INN VANA NAVA HUA HIN Splash in without having to splash out! The Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin is the first Holiday Inn Water Park Resort in the region, delivering unforgettable fun and unbeatable value. Making waves in Hua Hin, the resort is the tallest building in Hua Hin and bold and stylish in its design approach, featuring architectural details and vibrant colours reflecting the area’s long history as a fishing village. With our great vantage point, look forward to panoramic views of the ocean, mountain and Hua Hin when you stay our resort or dine at Plamong, our all-day dining restaurant. Enjoying the best views of the house will be our Vana Nava Sky Bar and Restaurant as well as the Vana Nava Observation Deck, located on the rooftop. ADDRESS: 129/129 PETCHKASEM ROAD, NONGGAR HUA HIN, PRACHUABKIRIKHAN, THAILAND TEL: +66 32 809 999 VANANAVAHUAHIN.HOLIDAYINNRESORTS.COM

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Designed and decorated to combine the iconic Colonial style of Hua Hin with modern design, Baba Beach Club has become known for its Neo-Colonial style where guests can fully immerse themselves into an indulgent tropical oasis offering accommodation of the highest quality, maximum privacy, and superior service. ADDRESS: 758 PHETKASEM RD., CHA AM, PHETCHABURI, THAILAND TEL: +66 32 899 130 WWW.BABABEACHCLUB.COM


INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN RESORT InterContinental Hua Hin elevates the lazy coast of Hua Hin with its style and sophistication. The luxury low-rise resort combines Western design and charming Thai accent to create the resort’s bold design and classic East Asian- inspired décor which Hua Hin is known for. The Beach Wing and BluPort Wing, the resort’s 2 separate wings, offer for an alluring setting along a prime stretch of pristine beach, spacious rooms and suites, swimming pools, the signature Spa InterContinental, a fitness center, and 8 food and beverage venues that serve a range of authentic flavours of fresh, local dishes as well as seafood and imported international specialties. ADDRESS: 33/33 PETCHKASEM ROAD, HUA HIN, PRACHUAB KHIRIKHAN, THAILAND TEL: +66 32 616 999

HUA HIN MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa sits on the main Phetkasem Road in the heart of Hua Hin town and within a walking distance to Hua Hin Market Village and the famous Hua Hin night market. Despite its central location, the resort is a true sanctuary with a serene beachfront setting. The rooms and suites are perfect to relax and recharge after a day of exploration. The resort’s signature Big Fish restaurant

is a destination on its own as chef Xavier CharestRéhel serves innovative international cuisine with a hint of Asian influence to the azure water of Gulf of Thailand. ADDRESS: 107/1 PHETKASEM ROAD HUA HIN, THAILAND TEL: +66 32 904 666

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DUSIT THANI HUA HIN ENJOY A WEALTH OF RECREATIONAL OPTIONS TO COMPLEMENT THE SCENIC TROPICAL SURROUNDINGS

Overlooking an idyllic beach on the Gulf of Thailand and surrounded by lush greenery, Dusit Thani Hua Hin provides the ultimate resort experience in a historic destination steeped in Thai royal heritage. Dusit Thani Hua Hin combines classic Thai design with modern amenities, offering guests a serene and lavish getaway that echoes Dusit Thani Hua Hin’s past as a summer retreat for the Thai royal family. In addition to the natural beauty that surrounds, it contains an ornamental lake, lily pond,tropical gardens and two magnificent swimming pools.

This self-contained oasis also provides a range of recreational options, including watersports venues, tennis and squash courts and fitness facilities. When guests want to wind down, they can take their pick from a number of dining and entertainment options, visit the tranquil Devarana Spa to rejuvenate or simply retreat to the comfort of their well-appointed guest rooms.

ADDRESS: 1349 PETCHKASEM ROAD, CHA-AM, PETCHBURI 76120, THAILAND TEL: +66 32 520 009 WWW.DUSIT.COM/DTHH

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“FEEL THE COOLING BREEZE OF AN EXTRAORDINARY VACATION IN THE GULF OF THAILAND” Hua Hin is the perfect destination to take a romantic trip or a family vacation. Embraced by the lagoon style swimming pool, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa lets you indulge the stunning sceneries of Hua Hin’s beautiful skylin e and relax to the cooling breeze of the Gulf of Thailand on the balcony of your luxury spacious room.

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SHERATON HUA HIN RESORT & SPA

PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE FROM EXPERIENCED TEAM WILL ALSO BE THERE TO HELP YOU IN EVERY DETAIL IN EVERY STEP ALONG THE WAY TO GUARANTEE A SUCCESSFUL EVENT One of only 5 recipients of the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard Award in Thailand, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa will inspire an event beyond your expectations. Count on everything you need to make your vision a reality across some 2,800m2 of indoor space and 2,200m2 of vibrant, tropical outdoor space. The jewel in our crown, “The Chandelier” ballroom, can be comprehensively accessorized and configured according to your theme or brand, as can all the original function rooms. At Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa we have the perfect space to suit every formula for success.

ADDRESS: 1573 PHETKASEM ROAD, CHA-AM, PHETCHABURI 76120, THAILAND TEL: +66 32 708 000 WWW.SHERATONHUAHIN.COM

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V VILLAS HUA HIN, MGALLERY BY SOFITEL A SOPHISTICATED LUXURY RETREAT, THE AWARD-WINNING V VILLAS HUA HIN, MGALLERY BY SOFITEL IS DESIGNED FOR DISCERNING GUESTS IN SEARCH OF ROMANCE, REVIVAL AND RECREATION.

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.

The 28 exclusive pool villas have been created to tailor to every stay, whether a couple who appreciates intimate privacy, a small get-together of friends and families, or a glad reunion. Drawing inspiration from the geometric patterns of terraced rice paddies and the sophistication of Italian villazzos, V Villas Hua Hin is a private haven where guests can enjoy a life

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of secluded luxury in a serene natural setting. Each villa’s outstanding facilities and amenities include welcoming bedrooms, spacious en suite bathrooms fully equipped with world-class luxury amenities by Hermès, a large private pool, an iPad, complimentary Wi-Fi coverage throughout the whole resort and butler service.


ADDRESS: 63/39 PETCHKASEM ROAD, HUA HIN, PRACHUAB KIRIKHAN, HUA HIN, THAILAND | TEL: +66 3261 6039 | WWW.VVILLASHUAHIN.COM

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LA VIE – LUXURY COFFEE & TEA LOUNGE AT V VILLAS HUA HIN, MGALLERY BY SOFITEL T H E O N E A N D O N L Y I N H UA H I N

La Vie – Luxury Coffee & Tea Lounge. An oasis of elegance imported from the café culture of France, this a superb atmosphere in which to take a break, catch up on some reading or have an intimate chat along with a fine tea or coffee in a sophisticated environment of luxury by the sea.

of gourmet coffees and teas from Mariage Frères, world-renowned maker of top quality and classic teas. This legendary brand, established in 1854, grows its product in over 500 of the most prestigious estates around the globe and is synonymous with luxury and fine beverages.

Destined to become the meeting point for the highend of Thai society and visitors in Hua Hin, La Vie – Luxury Coffee & Tea Lounge offers a delicious range

In its perfect location within V Villas Hua Hin, observing the busy world go by from a pinnacle of bliss, guests also have the opportunity to bask in the

refreshing breezes and tranquil environment of the Gulf of Thailand as they enjoy the world’s truly finest coffees and teas. Delicious afternoon tea sets have been prepared for discerning guests, serving a selection of one or two kinds of Mariage Frères tea and some delightful treats complement these excellent teas perfectly.

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PUTAHRACSA HUA HIN EXPERIENCE A UNIQUE LIFESTYLE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH OF LUXURY

On Hua Hin’s quiet shore, Putahracsa blends its owner’s personal touch in the design of urban living lifestyle, allowing guests to relax in this heritage beach residence, in harmony with the heartbeat of this charming historic town. Unveil quality and architectural beauty in natural design elements within a total of 67 rooms and villas in three different zones of privacy.

Offering uninterrupted views of the sea and sounds of waves crashing right at the foot of the restaurant providing the perfect atmosphere for an ideal beachside dining experience. Seating options at the restaurant are in the dining room or bedsides. Putahracsa DaySpa focuses on locally sourced ingredients to create the balance between the effectiveness of the fresh product and the relaxation of the treatments. The fine balance between traditional spa theories of mind, body, and soul combining with the modern techniques to create the Putahracsa spa experience.

ADDRESS: 22/65 NAEB KAEHAT ROAD, HUA HIN, PRACHUAB KIRIKHAN 77110 TEL: +66 32 531 470 WWW.PUTAHRACSA.COM

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Lanna Dusita by Andacura

Where

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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 NO WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M / J U LY -A U G U ST 2 0 18

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INTERVIEW SUPHAJEE SUTHUMPUN GROUP CEO DUSIT INTERNATIONAL Dusit International has been in the forefront of the world hospitality scene with its renowned Thai hospitality and unique Thaiinspired concept. NOW Travel Asia is delighted to bring you the keys to the company’s success, the upcoming travel trends, and Dusit’s future plans from the perspective of Ms. Suphajee, the Group CEO of Dusit International.

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT DUSIT INTERNATIONAL AND WHAT MADE YOU JOIN THE COMPANY? I first joined Dusit in October 2015 on the Board of Directors, and then became the company’s Group Chief Executive Officer in January 2016. While my background is in technology, I share the same passion as Dusit’s founding family to uniquely deliver Thai-inspired, gracious hospitality to the world. I also strongly believe in promoting education, which is a key component of Dusit’s operations. So to be given an opportunity to take on a role which is perfectly aligned with my passions, for such a renowned company, is truly an honour. And I am delighted to be here.

DUSIT INTERNATIONAL IS ONE OF THE FIRST LEADING THAI HOTEL CHAINS. PLEASE TELL US THE CLEAR CONCEPT OF THE COMPANY AND WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS? As a hospitality company, Dusit is unique. Founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok’s Charoenkrung Road, the company has since gone on to establish a presence in key markets across the globe and is one of only a few Thai-owned hospitality brands to have a multinational presence. The secret to our success is our gracious, Thaiinspired hospitality, which includes thoughtful, personalised service delivered with care, warmth and respect at every Dusit property worldwide. The wording in our company vision – Proud of our Thai heritage, uniquely delivering gracious hospitality to the world – is very important as it gives us the flexibility to create distinctive experiences that blend the best of local and Thai hospitality customs in each destination. We have four core brands which cover midscale through to luxury segments (Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess, and Dusit Devarana), and we recently introduced ASAI Hotels, an offshoot affordable lifestyle brand designed to link millennial-minded travellers with authentic local experiences in vibrant destinations worldwide.

DUSIT INTERNATIONAL AIMED TO HAVE MORE THAN 14,000 KEYS IN OPERATION (BASICALLY DOUBLE OUR CURRENT PORTFOLIO) ACROSS MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES BY 2021.

Dusit Princess Phu Quoc

We also operate Dusit Residences, the signature Devarana Spa, and have a fast-growing hospitality education division. The latter, established in 1993, comprises Dusit Thani College, which offers vocational and postgraduate hospitality degrees at campuses in Bangkok and Pattaya; and Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School, which will celebrate its 11th anniversary this July. This August, we will open the pioneering Dusit Hospitality Management College, a unique fully integrated hospitality school and dusitD2 hotel in Manila, Philippines.

WHAT ARE THE COMPANY’S FUTURE PLANS IN THAILAND & OVERSEAS FOR THE DECADE AHEAD? Following a three-pronged strategy for sustainable and profitable growth – which includes balance, expansion, and diversification – we aim to have more than 14,000 keys in operation (basically double our current portfolio) across more than 20 countries by 2021. And we will, of course, continue to build on this

as we expand our operations worldwide. Over the next decade, we also plan to augment our core operations by expanding our lines of business in related industries. A good example is our recent strategic investment in NR Instant Produce Co., Ltd., (NRIP), a renowned producer and exporter of ready to cook, ready meals, seasoning powders, dipping sauces, drinks and juices. With time, we hope to create a partnership with NRIP to develop a line of Dusit-branded, premium products for local and international consumer markets. Following the opening of Dusit Hospitality Management College in Manila, our first college in the Philippines, we plan to expand our hospitality education in other key locations worldwide. We also plan to introduce standalone versions of our popular signature restaurants. Perhaps the best example of our long-term vision for the company can be seen with the redevelopment of our flagship property, Dusit Thani Bangkok, which will open alongside a USD 1.1 billion landmark mixed-use project being developed in partnership with Central Pattana PLC.

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Designed to mirror the same vision Thanpuying Chanut had when she first opened the property some 48 years ago, the new hotel is destined to become a new landmark, for a new era of tourism, which benefits the community and city as a whole. Not only will we embrace a green concept which reflects the property’s prime location opposite Lumpini Park, but we will also create direct links to both the MRT and BTS mass transit rail systems, alleviate traffic in the area by providing new infrastructure, and considerately implement the latest technology to enhance, not detract from, our renowned human touch.

The hotel as it stands will hold its last day of operations on 5 January 2019. The new hotel is expected to open in 2022.

more disposable income for travel, so we are confident that intra-ASEAN tourism will only continue to grow.

TRAVEL TRENDS IN ASIA AND THE WORLD IN YOUR OWN VIEW AND HOW YOU PLAN TO MANAGE WITH THESE TRENDS?

We have responded by introducing our first hotels in Vietnam (Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort, Phu Quoc, now open), Singapore (Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, opening Q1 2019), and Myanmar (under the ASAI brand, opening TBA), and by expanding our operations in the Philippines, where we currently operate one hotel and now have six in the pipeline.

With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), established in 2015, facilitating a rapid rise in the middle class across the region, more young travellers now have

In line with the rapid rise of travel in China, where we currently operate five hotels, we have signed agreements for 27 more properties. Four of these are

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slated to open before the end of the year. And in India, whose outbound travel market is predicted to reach a staggering 50 million people by 2020, we recently opened a Global Sales Office so we could actively promote our international hotels to the market. To respond to the global rise in millennial-minded travellers, we have introduced our new offshoot brand, ASAI Hotels, which currently has five hotels in the pipeline across Thailand, Philippines, and Myanmar. And to respond to the rise of online disrupters such as Airbnb, we have invested in Favstay – a Thai hospitality

Dusit Thani Maldives

MORE YOUNG TRAVELLERS NOW HAVE MORE DISPOSABLE INCOME FOR TRAVEL startup offering condos and villas for rent in Thailand’s top destinations – so we can enhance our knowledge in this area. To keep up to date with changes in technology, we are revamping our systems to improve online booking and enhance operational efficiency – without losing our distinctive human touch, of course. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

And we are continuously looking at ways to add value above and beyond the typical guest experience – such

as introducing our new online portal, dusitjourney.com, which provides engaging and useful information about the best things to see and do wherever we have a hotel or resort. This can be accessed via the website, or via the official Dusit App.

YOUR FAVOURITE PLACES OR COUNTRIES WHEN YOU TAKE VACATIONS? While I love travelling and experiencing many different countries and cultures, my favourite place to take a vacation is my family’s holiday home in Hua Hin. This seaside city in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, only a few hours outside of Bangkok, has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is home to beautiful beaches, splendid golf courses, lively markets, exciting water parks, breathtaking sunsets, and some of the best seafood in Thailand. It’s also home to our very own Dusit Thani Hua Hin Resort (which is also a great place to stay, of course).

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SERVICED OFFICE If you are looking for office space in downtown Bangkok to test the market or expand your business, but you don’t want to waste time decorating or setting up your own computer systems, OfficeFirst is an ideal option for you. We can handle all business aspects for you, providing single office spaces for up to 12 people. FULLY FURNISHED RENTAL OFFICE

OfficeFirst provides modern office equipment and professional services, with support that is flexible according to your schedule. Whether you need a big or small space, for a short or long time – even if you need space urgently – we can take care of your needs.

NEVER MISS A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Open a new office within hours. OfficeFirst is furnished with high-tech equipment, including a state-of-the-art phone system, high-speed Internet, comfortable chairs and tables, and more. Just bring your laptop and you can start working right away. A WORLD-CLASS IMAGE

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To help establish a world-class image for your company, we offer English-speaking receptionists. Our staff can answer your call and take excellent care of your customers. We are conveniently located in Empire Tower on Sathorn Road.

You and your customers will enjoy convenient access to our building, which is ideally situated in Sathorn financial district. Empire Tower connects with BTS and BRT stations as well as three major expressway exits.

STATE-OF-THE-ART OFFICE EQUIPMENT

NO HIDDEN COSTS

Our state-of-the-art technology and office equipment is one of our biggest selling points, and we have on-site IT staff available to help you operate printers, scanners, faxes, high-speed Internet, the VOIP telephone system, security system and more.

You will never receive surprise bills from us. We only charge you for what you use. You will finally be free of headaches resulting from unnecessary expenses.

EASY-TO-USE IT SYSTEM We want you to be able to concentrate on work without distractions. We can always help answer your questions about your high-speed Internet system, telephone system and more general technical issues.

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If you work alone with your business, doing sales and marketing as well as accounting and other tasks, you might sometimes need a conference room or a receptionist to answer your phone while you are in a meeting. OVO Office First Virtual Office offers you an ideal solution. START IMMEDIATELY OVO sets up a telephone and fax number for your company as soon as you start. We also take care of your mail and offer a professional operator to direct your calls. A meeting room is also available, as needed. OVO can prepare registration documents to set up your company within one day. You will never miss a business opportunity, because we understand that your time is important.

MODERN MEETING SPACE

DASHBOARD & WIDGET

Our modern meeting room accommodates up to 30 people for all purposes, including training sessions, seminars, presentations and interviews. The room is fully furnished with modern, high-tech equipment, including a projector for video conferencing and highspeed Internet.

Here you can monitor your business operations, including sales and marketing, finance, human resources, customer service and much more. You can also access other office services that are just a few clicks away.

A PROMINENT ADDRESS

BUSINESS SUPPORT

You will earn instant credibility with a business address in Bangkok’s central financial district. We are located on the 47th floor of Empire Tower on South Sathorn Road. You will create the right first impression just from the address on your name card.

Your time is valuable. OVO offers many types of support services, including company registration, name-card printing, domain names, CRM services and much more. OVO helps you set up your new company quickly and conveniently.

LEGALLY REGISTER YOUR COMPANY You can use OfficeFirst’s address at Empire Tower to register your company legally and legitimately, allowing you to concentrate on your business worry-free. YOUR PERSONAL RECEPTIONIST We offer a telephone system with smart technology and a professional receptionist who can handle your calls and perfectly pronounce your company name. The receptionist can take messages and alert you immediately even if you are outside the office. You will never miss a business opportunity at OVO. ADDRESS: 1 Empire Tower, 47thFL., Unit 4703, 4704, 4709, 4710, South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok,10120, Thailand

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TRAVEL THE JEWEL /OF CENTRAL VIETNAM/ “Danang” boasts itself for being not just the home of spectacular coastal landscape, but the home of many world heritage sites. Accompanying the beauty of the land and unique cultural heritages are high-end hotels and resorts and exceptional restaurants which welcome both domestic and international travelers with their impressive specialties. Let’s check out what this amazing city has to offer!

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An old French colonial resort

BA NA HILLS urrounded by mysterious mountain range, the famous Ba Na Hills is arguably the best resort in Vietnam. Visitors across the globe will be met with colourful splashes of spectacles and music, including a winery, restaurant, flower garden, and endless activities, as well as incredible architecture and design. Getting there means you have to ride the longest cable car in the world, and it is a flying journey over lush green valleys and cooling mist below to the dreamy castle at the end of the line. The European castle was built over a century ago and it provides the perfect setting for a fun paradise full of parades and laughter.

Ride the longest cable car in the world

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MY KHE BEACH

White pristine beach stretches alongside clear blue sea and surrounded by green mountains and bright sky. The scenery of My Khe Beach is a lively scene dotted with colourful fishing boats along the skyline, making it the summer paradise and one of Danang’s most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike. If outdoor activities excite you, My Khe Beach offers plenty of options from hiking, snorkeling, diving, and jetskiing, plus many spots to take photos, including a traditional port.

ENJOY SUNBATHING AND SWIMMING AT MY KHE BEACH AND EXPERIENCE A RELAXING SOUTHEAST ASIAN SUMMER PARADISE.

My Khe, the most beautiful beach in Viet Nam

MARBLE MOUNTAINS Take photos of spectacular peaks majestically standing over Danang. These marble mountains are home to peaceful villages, mysterious caves, and renowned temples in Vietnam. Catch the elevator to the top of the peak and experience its wonderful atmosphere and scenery. Venture through the caves and temples hidden in the valley like the Linh Nham cave with its spectacular natural light feature.

EXPLORE NATURAL TUNNELS AND CAVES, AND TAKE THE PATH OF THE FAITHFUL IN DANANG. THE ANCIENT FOLKLORE…

Find heaven and hell in Da Nang’s Marble Mountains

A dragon emerged from the water on Non Nuoc Beach and laid an egg. A thousand days and a thousand nights followed before the egg hatched, and out stepped a beautiful girl. The fragments of the shell were left on the beach and eventually grew into the five mystical Marble Mountains.

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WHERE TO EAT

LA MAISON 1888 French Fusion

NEN RESTAURANT Vietnamese Cuisine

WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR International Cuisine

As the signature restaurant of InterContinental Danang, La Maison 1888 offers more than just exquisite French cuisine – it’s an avant-garde fine dining experience! The restaurant captures the essence of haute French fine dining with refined classic dishes served in a distinguish setting that tells the story of a colonial French-Eurasian family through architecture and interior design. In the kitchen, Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire creates an extensive menu of French fusion cuisine in his inimitable style. Highly recommended menus are sea bass carpaccio, lobster tail, suckling pig with bigarade sauce, salted mackerel and poached octopus.

The name “Nen” derives from the name of a local ingredient distinctively used in Danang and surrounding areas. With that, Nén focuses on highlighting local ingredients in both reinvented and new Vietnamese dishes that push the boundaries of traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Most herbs, fruits, and flowers, as well as basic ingredients like fish sauce, pickles, chili sauce, and cooking liquor, used here are grown right on the rooftop garden of the restaurant. Expect fresh dishes with bold, yet delicate flavours like Vietnamese crab bisque, Quail with wild mountain spices, and Soft-shelled crab in tamarind sauce beautifully presented in sophisticated modern presentation.

Waterfront Danang is separated into 2 zones – the upstairs restaurant and downstairs bar. Fresh modern interior with Vietnamese accent provides a comfortable setting for an elevated casual dining overlooking Han River waterfront scenery. The menus here caters to everyone’s taste, from Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese, to European and American such as Pumpkin ravioli, Lobster Tortellini with fermented black bean sauce, Vietnamese pork belly, and Thai green curry. The bar downstairs offers an extensive drink list, including a usual array of malt whiskies, ciders and tequilas, vodkas, rums, and cocktails, as well as imported wines and a huge selection of local and imported beers.

ADDRESS: 5 TRUONG SA STREET, HOA HAI WARD, NGU HANH SON DISTRICT, DANANG, VIETNAM TEL: +84 236 398 1234

ADDRESS: 5 TRUONG SA STREET, HOA HAI WARD, NGU HANH SON DISTRICT, DANANG, VIETNAM TEL: +84 236 398 1234

ADDRESS: 5 TRUONG SA STREET, HOA HAI WARD, NGU HANH SON DISTRICT, DANANG, VIETNAM TEL: +84 236 398 1234

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WHERE TO STAY

INTERCONTINENTAL DANANG SUN PENINSULA RESORT A PLACE MYTH MEETS LUXURY Your ultimate central Vietnam getaway begins at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. The low-rise resort blends itself into the hills with lush mountain at its back overlooking aqua blue sea at its front. While the resort makes the most out of the stunning views, the interior drapes you in Vietnamese inspired décor with hardwood floor and bold black, white, and yellow colour scheme. What makes InterContinental Danang stands out is the worldrenowned HARNN Heritage Spa. The award-winning spa features 8 specially designed treatment villas in an idyllic private lagoon, and offers a sanctuary where traditional Asian wisdoms allow you to escape from busy urban life and recharge your body and soul. ADDRESS: SON TRA PENINSULA, DANANG, VIETNAM TEL: +84 236 393 8888 Inter Continental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

HYATT REGENCY DANANG RESORT AND SPA BLISSFUL SANCTUARY

Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa

Ideally sitting by a peaceful stretch of pristine beach facing the breathtaking views of East Vietnam Sea, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is the gateway to the vibrant city of Danang. The resort offers luxury accommodation, impeccable hospitality, and high-end facilities you would expect from the renownred Hyatt brand. The room design is clean, subtle, and inviting with Vietnamese accents and wooden furniture. But with oceanfront setting, why not step out to the beach or take a dip in the pool overlooking Danang’s stunning sea. Indulge yourself in a blissful afternoon at the resort’s full-service spa then enjoy either sumptuous Vietnamese cuisine and Western favourites at Green House and Pool House. Seafood and grill can be enjoyed at Beach House, while martinis and Saigon coffee are available at Terrance Lounge and Bar. ADDRESS: 5 TRUONG SA STREET, HOA HAI WARD, NGU HANH SON DISTRICT, DANANG, VIETNAM TEL: +84 236 398 1234

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PULLMAN DANANG BEACH RESORT THE HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME Situated on the stunning white Bac My An Beach, Pullman Danang Beach Resort is an oasis of leisure, yet it also caters to every needs of business travelers as it’s only 15 minutes away from Danang downtown. Unwind and soak in the tropical views from your stylish rooms and suites, or classy cottages with private balconies and an infinity pool. Pullman Danang Beach boasts extensive sports and activities offerings, from biking, boating and kite flying, to golf and cooking classes. If you ever want to just sit back and relax, Azure Beach Lounge is the place to sink into the sand and unwind with a glass of refreshing, light snack, and unparalleled views. ADDRESS: 101 VO NGUYEN GIAP STREET, KHUE MY WARD, NGU HANH SON, DANANG CITY, VIETNAM TEL: +84 (0) 236 395 8888 Pullman Danang Beach Resort

VINPEARL LUXURY DA NANG THE LEADING OCEAN RESORTS IN VIETNAM Occupying a prime stretch of Non Nuoc Beach, Vinpearl Luxury Danang Hotel is ideal for a memorable dream holiday amidst wonder ful nature. The hotel is only a 15 minute drive to Danang famous attractions like Marble Mountains and Museum of Cham Sculpture, and Bac My An Beach and My Khe Beach are just merely a 10 minute stroll away.

Front Pool of Vinpearl Luxury

The rooms and suites are a magnificent blend of contemporary Vietnamese design and pan Asian design with an accent of French touches. At Vinpearl you can easily explore the best Danang has to offer or stay in the resort and enjoy myraid of leisure activities, from poolside sunbathing and indulging spa treatments, to savouring gourmet international cuisine at Triton Restaurant and ending the day with a glass of creative cocktail or two at Monsoon Lounge. ADDRESS: TRUONG SA STR., HOA HAI, NGU HANH SON, DA NANG, VIETNAM TEL: (+84) 1900 636 699 - (+84) 236 393 8220

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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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Capri Tiberio Palace

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CAPRI THE MAGICAL ISLAND OF CAPRI HAS CHARMED VISITORS FOR CENTURIES. “Capri”, a small island in the bay of Naples in South Eastern Italy, is the land of remarkable wine, fine Mediterranean cuisine, classy perfumes, and romance. It was the resort island for lords and ladies, and today it is still the destination for the riches, including celebrities, politicians, and even royal families. So, don’t be alarmed by the number of high-end boutiques, expensive brands, and 6-star hotels.

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The unique “Red Taxi” is for sure the funniest way to explore the Island reliving the lightheartedness, joy, music and feelings of the wonderful 50s.

Freshly made Capri lemonade served on ice is the best lemonade you’ll ever have as Capri is known to grow the best lemon in the world.

The most spectacular view on Capri.

AUGUSTUS GARDEN ANACAPRI Anacapri sits on a steep mountain on the western coast of Capri. Catch a red taxi into the town and ride the ski lift to the scenic point on top of the mountain where you can literally see panoramic views of the whole island, including the famous Sorrento Peninsula. The amazing sceneries from above will keep you breathless and you will wish you could stop time and enjoy the views for eternity. Spare some time to explore the street of Anacapri and don’t miss out Capri’s original pizza!

Augustus Garden is just a few minutes drive from the city center. The fascinating garden above steep mountain commands spectacular views of the calm blue water of Mediterranean Sea with majestic cliffs contrasting the vast scenery. If the sky is clear, you might see large flock of sea birds flying in the background, making the whole experience looks like beautiful scene from a movie. BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND BUILDINGS DOTTING THE MOUNTAINS ARE THE UNIQUE CHARM OF CAPRI.

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Lights reflecting off the emerald water and lit the cave up with a beautiful glow.

BLUE GROTTO (GROTTA AZZURRA) Blue Grotto is a cave with a very low entrance. The entrance is only a meter high and you have to lay flat on a boat to get inside. School of fishes can be seen through the crystal clear water and the cave reveals its true beauty once you pass the entrance. It’s a spectacular display of sparkling lights passing through small cracks and splashing shades of blue on the dark ceiling of the cave.

LIGHTS REFLECTING OFF THE EMERALD WATER AND LIT THE CAVE UP WITH A BEAUTIFUL GLOW


The best time to visit Capri is August. During this time the weather is warm and the seafood from Mediterranean Sea is at its best.

Find colourful display of yachts and boats docking at “Marina Grande

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apri is home to agriculture and fisherman communities. Quality local ingredients are reflected clearly in Capri’s delicious cuisine which uses fresh ingredients grown under the warm sunlight of Southern Italy.

CAPRI IS RENOWNED FOR ITS FINE WINE AND SUMPTUOUS MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

LA TERRAZZA DI LUCULLO Just like our first restaurant, La Terrazza di Lucullo is a splendid restaurant in an iconic hotel - Hotel Caesar Augustus. Dine on a clifftop terrace overlooking Sorrentine Peninsula and the Bay of Naples, the restaurant serves Capri on a plate with vegetables and herbs sourced locally or grown in the kitchen garden and fresh fishes delivered directly by fishermen every morning. The secrets to impressive dishes here is not much of a secret. They are simply quality and passion put together carefully with cooking technique to create dishes that exalt the flavor, aroma, and freshness. ADDRESS: CAESAR AUGUSTUS, VIA G.ORLANDI, 4 - 80071 ANACAPRI (NA) ITALY TEL: +39 0819787111 LUNCH: FROM 12.45 TO 14.45, DINNER: FROM 19.30 TO 22.30 EVERY DAY FROM APRIL 11TH TO OCTOBER 28TH 2018

JK KITCHEN RESTAURANT & TERRACE Stylishly decorated in elegant white, grey, and black, JK Kitchen serves refined Mediterranean cuisine in a cliffside location of JK Place, one of Capri’s most popular boutique hotel. Native Neapolitan Chef Eduardo Estatico creatively crafted fresh caught seafood and organic seasonal ingredients into his specialized traditional Neapolitan slow food such as Sea bass poached in acqua pazza, and Cod drizzled in Vesuvian olive oil with puttanesca sauce. ADDRESS: JK PLACE, VIA PROV.MARINA GRANDE, 225 - CAPRI TEL: +39-0818384001

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RENDEZ-VOUS Rendez-Vous is the place to meet and eat on Capri. Set on Via Camerelle Street in front of the famous Grand Hotel Quisisana, the luxury restaurant offers effortless elegance and gourmet cuisine. The ornate dark wood panel wall plays the role of the supporting actor to the leading white leather banquettes and glossy black Louis chairs, while the white glove service provides a luxurious start to your fine dining experience. Expect a list of savoury traditional Caprese menus as well as some international flairs like zucchini flowers filled with delicate ricotta, ravioli stuffed with local caciotta cheese, and grilled swordfish with capers and veal cordon bleu with fired potatoes. ADDRESS: GRAND HOTEL QUISISANA, VIA CAMERELLE, 2 80073 CAPRI (NA) ITALY TEL: +39 081 8370788 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, 7:00PM – MIDNIGHT


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JK PLACE Setting itself into the cliffside, JK Place Capri overlooks the unobstructed panoramas of Mediterranean blue sea and the port below. The sophisticated, yet cosy design allows sumptuous amount of natural lights inside and brilliantly use shades of white against dark and wooden décor, as well as the deep blue sea and bright sky in the background. There are only 22 rooms available but most of the rooms are superbly appointed with modern amenities and terraces with unparalleled views of the Bay of Naples. JK Place is simply an elegance home away from home you’d love to return every year. ADDRESS: VIA PROV.MARINA GRANDE, 225- CAPRI TEL: +39 0818384001 WWW.JKCAPRI.COM

THE BEAUTY OF A VILLA SUSPENDED BETWEEN THE SEA AND SKY SURROUNDING CAPRI

CAPRI TIBERIO PALACE Intimacy and exclusivity are keys to Capri Tiberio Palace. The 5-star hotel shines as the destination for sophisticated jetsetters, and it has always been an intimate and private retreat since the 1900s. The luxury boutique resort exhales timeless glamour of the 1950s and offers an unequalled experience in the heart of Capri within a short stroll to the famous Piazetta. And although you are surrounded by amazing list of restaurants in Capri, you’ll find the only Kosher restaurant on the island at the hotel’s La Terrazza Tiberio restaurant where Mediterranean cuisine and fresh ingredients meet Kosher tradition. ADDRESS: VIA CROCE 11 – 15 80073 CAPRI TEL: +39 0819787111 WWW.CAPRITIBERIOPALACE.IT

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CAESAR AUGUSTUS Caesar Augustus turned a 2 centuries old private retreats for artists and intellectuals into a lovely luxury hotel for discerning travelers around the world. Perched on a cliff edge 300 meters above the sea, Caesar Augustus boasts 49 beautiful rooms and 6 magnificent master suites in white with playful splashes of fresh lemon, peach, and turquoise colours. Guests will enjoy double level infinity pool and the secluded wellness center in the garden that looks out to the skyline where deep blue sea touches the bright blue sky. ADDRESS: VIA G.ORLANDI, 4 - 80071 ANACAPRI (NA) ITALY TEL: +39 081 8373395 WWW.CAESAR-AUGUSTUS.COM

GRAND HOTEL QUISISANA A LUXURIOUS OASIS OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY AWAITS. The rich and famous has been walking through the iconic entrance of Grand Hotel Quisisana Capri since its establishment in 1845. Inside, a luxurious oasis of peace and tranquility where shimmering chandeliers, elegant décor, and the warmest welcome await. The rooms and suites are washed in Quisisana’s trademark bright white to bring out the lush green island, bright Mediterranean sky, and deep turquoise water backdrop. Your suite may already feel like a memorable retreat, but for an ultimate relaxation, let yourself sink into the warm water of the spa pool at QuisiBeauty Spa and allow the expert hands pamper you.

ADDRESS: VIA CAMERELLE, 2 - 80073 CAPRI (NA) ITALY TEL: +39 081 0901333 WWW.QUISISANA.COM

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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 / J U LY -A U G U ST 2 0 18 info@cmorhotel.com www.cmorhotel.com

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