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WEDDINGS&HONEYMOONS IN THAILAND

Editor’s Note Special issue has always come with the most specialty. This issue is very particular for people around the world who desire romantic weddings & honeymoons in Thailand where paradise awaits just reach a hand. We collected crème de la crème hotels & resorts around Thailand where your dream wedding will be found. Let’s find romantic dining by the delectable cuisine and Michelin Star Chef to create one of good love memories of your special times with your love. More than that we featured the trendy luxury bride and groom’s stuffs which it will be unconditionally impressed. Deep into sweet pink destinations in Bali, Lofoten and new chic hot spots in South Korea where a lovely place hidden.

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CenterParcs Nimman Hotel Chiang Mai A Provence Inspiration 29/6 Soi 7, Nimmanhaemin Road, Suthep, Muangchiangmai, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand Tel. +6653 218 592 Mobile : +6685 562 4524 W W W.CE N T E R PARCSCH I A N GNO MA I .COM WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M

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BRIDE&GROOM ESSENTIALS Uniquely turn to new bride and groom with the trendiest stuffs provided by luxury brands.

TROPICAL BLISS Lovely and romantic dinner with the brilliant restaurants through sea, river, mountain as great backdrops by your romantic scenes

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TRENDS - VERA WANG Be the most beautiful bride, let’s wear Vera Wang’s collections.

INTERVIEW - MR. NICOLAS PETH Exclusive interview with Mr. Nicolas Peth, the cluster manager of VIE Hotel Bangkok Thailand, V Villas Hua Hin Thailand and Mirihi Island Resort Maldives.

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BEST WEDDINGS&HONEYMOONS RESORTS IN THAILAND Explore the A-list wedding & honeymoon resorts in Thailand....

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CITY UPDATE - SOUTH KOREA Enjoy your chic and trendy new hot spots in Seoul.


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CONTENTS Features

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IN FULL VIEW - BALI Bali wonderland, enchanting paths of Bali Swing and more.

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OUT OF ASIA - LOFOTEN ISLANDS Traditional Norwegian travel through the magical lands in the north of Norway.

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2019-2020 NOWTRAVELASIAAWARDS ULTRA LUXURY Announcing the nominees for the prestigious 2019-2020 NOW Travel Asia Awards

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NEWS NOW Latest News & Updates for What’s now going on in Asia Travel Industries.

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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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PAULSMITH : The Soho - Men’s Tailored-Fit

Dark Grey Waffle Wool Evening Suit www.paulsmith.com

Rolex : Blaken Submariner (Black,DLC)

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PAULSMITH : Men’s Black Parma Leather

‘Ernest’ Shoes www.paulsmith.com

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PAULSMITH : Men’s Tailored-Fit White Pleated-Bib Stretch-Cotton Evening Shirt With ‘Artist Stripe’ Double Cuff www.paulsmith.com

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Chopard : Yellow Gold Happy Diamonds 18k

Pierced Halo U9332 www.tradesy.com

Alex Perry : SILK GROSGRAIN BIKINI MIDI

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Chopard : HAPPY SPIRIT RING

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TOMFORD : Orchid Soleil

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Chopard : HAPPY DREAMS NECKLACE

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JIMMY CHOO : Nude Patent

Leather Pointy Toe Pumps www.jimmychoo.com

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A wedding day is a dream of every woman. Go to seek after the worldwide renown of newest fashionable designed collections of a bridal gown, which can turn you into the most per fect bride beyond any doubt.

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DEEVANA PLAZA Phuket Patong Exploring the world beach destination for blissful holiday in the heart of Patong beach, Phuket Gateway Recommended the exceptional hotel destination where is located in the heart of central Patong city only steps away from the world famous beach where truly exclusive vacation, bustling nightlife additional with astronomical themed leisure activities and fully equipped of meeting, incentive and conference perfectly intergraded. Deevana Plaza Phuket Patong brings its distinctive utter contemporary style with a stay at one of the gorgeous pool side terrace. The hotel experiences a complete gorgeous 249 tastefully appointed rooms and suites with comfortable amenities, epitome of beauty Orientala Spa treatment. Offering dramatic of an original Thai & International cuisine at Phuket CafĂŠ. The exceptional romantic dinner provides at the rooftop as well as the recreation program and Thai classic class are privilege for valued guests. The convenience and leisure concept answering hotel itself for individuals, couples, families and business travelers on sustainable vacation in Phuket destination.

ADDRESS 239/14 Raj-U-Thid 200 Pee Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand Tel: +66 7630 2100 Fax: +66 7630 2111 FB: DEEVANA PLAZA Phuket Patong E mail : info@deevanaplazaphuket.com

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WEDDINGS&HONEYMOONS RESORTS IN THAILAND Design your destination dream wedding; make it truly unforgettable in Thailand’s leading wedding hotels and resorts.

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BOOK NOW AND SAVE UP TO 3 5 %* ROMANCE INSPIRED BY YOU

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onrad Koh Samui is one of the ultimate location and best incredible alternatives for all memorable occasions, in particular the brilliant wedding. The creative planners will attractively design your wedding’s wish. Several types of wedding ceremony are fully provided on this sumptuous and spacious resort with extra service, embellished with original artworks, welcoming guests with a natural sense of Thai magnificent contemporary. Where can offer the full view of majestic sunset beyond the legendary ‘Five Islands’ of Koh Samui. High-class exclusive wedding having these superlative and idyllic scenes with the sideways of enormous ocean as romantic backdrops, creating most emotional and eventful way to memorize the moment that about to happen just next a few minutes away. Address: 49/8-9 Moo 4, Hillcrest Road, Tambol Taling-Ngam, Amphur Koh Samui, Suratthani 84140, Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 77 915 888 Fax. ++66 (0) 77 915 899 Email: usmks.events@conradhotels.com Website: conradkohsamui.com

Term & condition: *The exclusive offer subject to day of the week and space availability.

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NEW STAR BEACH RESORT KOH SAMUI Let Some Days Be More Special Than Others

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pend your honeymoon or your wedding day in the ideal location on the Best Beach of Koh Samui at New Star Beach Resort. Where the skyline elegantly crosses over the boundary of love. Let us plan your wedding with your own personal onsite professional wedding planner with no extra cost to you. We have packages to suit your needs from Western Weddings to Traditional Thai Style wedding ceremonies including monk blessing or a combination of all, the choice is yours for special wedding day! Your floral arches, bridal bouquets, catering and entertainment is all beautifully arranged as to your needs. The location and backdrop for your wedding are situated on the best beach of Koh Samui with the tropical gardens of New Star Beach Resort in the background. Address: 83 Moo 3, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320 Tel: +66 (0) 77 414 500

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RENAISSANCE KOH SAMUI RESORT & SPA Located on Koh Samui Island at Lamai Beach, the resort is just one hour flight away from Bangkok and is a perfect getaway for couples, families, honeymooners and friends. Set amidst manicured gardens and tucked along the shores, our resort ensures a tranquil visit. Celebrate your most important day with the most important ones. We can accommodate every wish and family tradition for your ceremony, offering breathtaking natural setting venues to make your fairy tale wedding absolutely perfect. Delight your guests with our timeless and exotic wedding location along the shores of Koh Samui and indulge your wedding party with exquisite culinary delights crafted by our expert catering team. Enjoy coastline views from our largest venue, the Lotus Room, which can seat up to 100 banquet guests or plan your exclusive destination wedding on the lawn and secluded beach for up to 150 guests. Discover our extraordinary wedding venues and exclusive packages designed to exceed your highest expectations. Our dedicated wedding planners will orchestrate every detail from venue selection to entertainment, please contact our associate at bookrenaissancesamui@ marriott.com

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PIMALAI RESORT AND SPA, KRABI LOVE DESERVES TO BE CELEBRATED AMIDST ASTOUNDING BEAUTY

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eserve a favor of the fairy tale wedding at Pimalai, guaranteed that not only just a dream. Said the sincere vows during the elegant sunset on the stunning beach, the gently breeze drifting into all senses, it’s the best setting for the romantic wedding to reminisce the moment of happiness. Optional marvelous wedding style chosen. Ornamentation, food served, drinks, are all so perfectly sublime. The staff are so helpful and listen every request of yours. Highlighted part that should experience once is to get into the private speed boat which is very highly exclusive to look the amazing and wonderful sea views and beautiful isles included enjoy the provided fun activities with your lover, to make an unforgettable day of a life. Word to describe the existence of exquisiteness is not enough except closely get yourself touched it. So, enjoy the best. Address: 99 Moo 5, Ba Kan Tiang Beach Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150, Thailand. Tel: +66 (0) 2 320 5500 E-mail: salesmanager@pimalai.com

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RAYAVEDEE, KRABI LAND OF THE PRINCESS

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edding is the day of the most happiness in couple’s life. Create an unforgettable memory and engrave it in your heart. Sameness of nowhere, the unique locations with the wondrous views of Andaman Sea, elegant white beach frames, natural green, marvelous limestone cliff setting, it’s all the alternative places to be selected to give a good sign of the delightful day to happily begin a life of couple. There are several ceremonial varieties which can be fully customized as your desires. The best period of wedding is November to April, crystal blue sky, cool breeze, warm sunshine and a little rain, it’s the nice weather conditions! Moreover, it’s only here that the boat is accessible, attaching to its extraordinary uniqueness and exotic feelings. The staff is attentive to provide a perfection and protect your day to have no any unexpected circumstances. As if the imagination, but it exists. Address: 214 Moo 2, Tumbon Ao-Nang, Amphur Muang 81000 Krabi Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 2 301 1861-3 E-mail: reservation@rayavadee.com NO WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M / M A Y -J U NE 2 0 19

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ANGSANA LAGUNA PHUKET YOUR ISLAND WEDDING AWAITS

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omantic discovery of Angsana Laguna Phuket. The paradisaical destinations. Truly fascinating to go for honeymoon and create new special memorable moment with your beloved. Make the superb romance by strolling down to the beach during the magnificent sunset time while rekindling and talking about the first-meet story of yours. The best spot is to have a romantic time with panoramic scenery overlooking an elegant seaside lagoon and the nearby beach. Join the marriage among the soft white sand beach and an enormous which is as the witness of the miracle wedding. Get here for the best joy of having the happiest wedding. Address: 10 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76358500 E-mail: MICE-Lagunaphuket@angsana.com

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BANYAN TREE PHUKET LOVE IN THE TROPICAL PARADISE

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eeply experience an unforgettable moment with your loved one in the tropical way at Banyan Tree Phuket. A romantic wedding destination for who desires to ask someone special to stay in a life forever, an extraordinary day to be shared with your lovely friend and family. Or get along with a sense of passion through an exciting honeymoon to fill the love of each other. Joyously watch the scenery of the sapphire ocean on beach wedding. The best emotional point is a diner during the night of bright stars in the private villa that will turn you to forget all of everything that make you feel uncomfortable, all of hard tensions, and focus your valuable time on the person who always stands by your side instead. A happy couple life experience awaits.

Address: 33, 33/27 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand Tel: +66 (0 )76 372 400, +66 (0)76 325 552 E-mail: phuket@banyantree.com

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CAPE PANWA, PHUKET PLANNING YOUR SPECIAL DAY OF ROMANCE IN PHUKET

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luxurious hotel romantically located overlooking the sparkling turquoise sea and gently kissed by dreamy sea breezes simply exudes the warm feeling of romantic promise. Whether you favour a Christian style ceremony or a traditional Thai ceremony to be blessed by nine monks, it is a perfect setting. If the thrill of tying the knot afloat calls to you, there is the option of a discreet ceremony on board a luxury yacht. You may wish to hire a flowing white dress or a traditional costume; personal bridal make-up and hairstyling are available along with magnificent floral displays, a Wedding Cake, photographer, video service, Thai classical music and dance and a spectacular firework display dazzling the night sky to turn the evening into an unforgettable living dream. Make memories for a lifetime as you walk together hand in hand along a private beach at sunset with nothing but the sighing of the waves for company.

Address: 27/2, Mu 8, Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000, Thailand. Tel: 66 (0) 76 391 123-5 | Fax: 66 (0) 76 391 177 E-mail: reservations@capepanwa.com

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CAPE SIENNA PHUKET GOURMET HOTEL AND VILLAS DELIGHT IN MAKING YOUR PERFECT IMAGINATION

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he perfect dream weddings. A perception of love. Happiness of having someone to be in whole lifetime. With the stunning views of the sea, the crystal sky, the natural graceful sound of sea waves among splendidly petal scattering during a walk to the path of the promise at the forefront of the gate, eye-to-eye conveying, which very properly exchange to make a deep kiss and the honest vows of you both that will stay together until the end of the life. Mostly have a great romance, go for a classic dance with your loved one on the floor which strongly romanticize the atmosphere as fancy. An exceptional white wedding on a lovely romantic setting is the best. A unique way to start of your life together and take every step of romantic moment to the most truly memorable one.

Address: 18/40 Moo 6, Nakalay Road, T. Kamala, A. Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 337300 E-mail: mice@capesienna.com

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JW MARRIOTT PHUKET RESORT & SPA MAKE PARADISE YOUR CENTERPIECE, CURATED TO PERFECTION

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icture your perfect wedding at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, followed by romantic honeymoon escape afterwards. Whether it’s an intimate ceremony for two or a grand reception for 400, your dreams become true, here at the award-winning luxury resort and get better with every step. You can choose from various venue options for your ceremony and wedding reception, ranging from the stunning beachfront lawns, picturesque garden surrounded by the lush tropical greenery scene, or a charming chapel breathing with traditional Thai design and cultural heritage to a lavish ballroom. After the wedding ceremony, continue to celebrate with your family and friends at the wedding reception and dinner or go even further to the

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fabulous after party. Our dedicated event & banqueting team will take care of every little details and offer a multitude of outdoor party possibilities, infinite dining choices, entertainments and handle the arrangements, perfection is assured from start to finish But the best has not yet to come, for in every culture the honeymoon is as much a celebration of love as the ceremony itself. Every step you now take will be together. Whether its those joyful walks down the Mai Khao beach hand-in-hand, soothing moments at the Mandara Spa, a dreamy candlelit dinner at the sunset that warms your soul, or the sanctity of your luxuriously inviting suite with the sea views that melt your hearts, each moment and each memory will last for lifetime.

Save the date and say “I Do” in front of mesmerizing sunset and at the sound of breaking waves

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PHUKET MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA, NAI YANG BEACH DISCOVER BLISSFUL BEACHFRONT WEDDINGS IN PHUKET

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ake your wedding day even more magical at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach. Tucked away in a secluded corner of the island, overlooking the azure Andaman Sea, this is a dream destination for blissful beachfront weddings. Whether you’re seeking an intimate ceremony with your closest loved ones or a lavish celebration with all your friends and family, the resort has the perfect option to suit your needs. Nai Yang Beach presents an exquisite setting for seafront weddings, while the elegant alfresco lawn and spacious indoor ballroom can host all types of event, including traditional Thai, Indian, Chinese and Western weddings, supported by creative set-ups and exceptional catering. With such an array of options, it’s no wonder that Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach was named as the world’s “Best International Wedding Venue Hotel” at the International Hotel Awards. Address: 92, 92/1 Moo 3, Tambol Sakoo, Amphur Talang, Phuket 83110, Thailand www.phuketmarriottnaiyang.com E-mail: suparat.b@marriott.com Tel: +66 (0) 76 625 555

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THE NAKA ISLAND, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA, PHUKET Make special moment unforgettable with a picturesque setting boasting never-ending views of the emerald green Phang Nga Bay and idyllic landscapes of the Phuket coastline. The resort is perfect destination to exchange the vows and celebrate new beginning. Each one of our timeless wedding packages is impeccably designed down to the very last detail, whether you are planning a lavish affair or casual beach wedding, our venues will thrill you. Combined with the assistance of our on-site wedding specialists, an unforgettable and stress-free affair is guaranteed.

Allow our wedding specialist to guide you through the process with thoughtful and flawless professionalism, leaving you relaxed and able to enjoy your special day. For more information, please contact our associate at naka.sales@theluxurycollectionhotels.com

Your romantic journey begins with a personal selection from one of our enchanting wedding venues, architecturally crafted to complement the resort’s natural beauty, including; Royal Horizon Pool Villa (For up to 60 guests) The lawn and beach (For up to 100 guests) Multi-purpose Sala (For up to 60-80 guests)

Address: 32 Moo 5, Tambol Paklok, Amphur Thalang, Naka Yai Island, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 371 400 Email: naka.sales@theluxurycollectionhotels.com Website: thenakaisland.com 34 NOWTRAVELASIA.CO M / M AY - J UN E 2 0 1 9


THE RACHA MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME

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hen it comes to saying “I do”, couples can’t find a more romantic destination than The Racha on Racha Yai – one of the Andaman Sea’s most beautiful and lauded island resorts.

Whether it’s a simple barefoot beachfront ceremony for two or a grand affair, the resort’s enthusiastic and dedicated wedding consultants plan every event to its last detail – from luxurious award-winning accommodations to the intricate touches on the wedding cake. It’s no wonder that so many honeymoon and wedding couples choose to celebrate at The Racha. Let The Racha realize your dreams. Contact the resort’s wedding professional today at sales@theracha.com

Address: 42/12-13 Moo 5, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand. Tel: +66 (0) 76 383 655 (Reservations), +66 (0) 76 355 455 (Resort) E-mail: reservation@theracha.com

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THE SHORE AT KATATHANI THE IDEAL SETTING IN WHICH TO BEGIN THE REST OF YOUR LIVES TOGETHER

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ind-blowing location must be perfectly outward to be set on the most memorable day, place to begin a new love story with splendid surprise. The Shore Wedding Chapel offers a tropical cove of Kata Noi overlooking through the ultimate view of picturesque Andaman Sea and romantic environment for a lovely time. Natural magnificence which can’t be denied to look away of its. Many years has passed, every wedding dream of a couple become the reality. Whatever you want, a classic wedding or your uniquely mindful themes, is completely gathered here to certify that the “I DO” speech is the most powerful saying of your life. That goes without saying any of its, this place is not over a fancy for wedding at such a stunningly spectacular setting. Harmonica of sea is blown through a breeze to become majority of the witness of your faithful wedding and overwhelm your memories as long as till forever. Address: 14 Kata Noi Rd. Muang Phuket 83100 Thailand. Tel: +66 (0) 76 318 350

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THE SLATE A PHUKET PEARL RESORT Personalised Wedding Perfection

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ropically paradisaical magical destination for a perfect wedding occasion.

Timeless may be a fancy word, but it’s absolutely not an exaggeration when one visits this surreal fantastical design landscape. Scattered petals with a beautifully crafted floral arrangement leading onto the spectacular breezy beach, or under the banyan tree in the lush gardens where nature abounds. Leave the smooth running to our amazing wedding planners, covering food, decorations, sound and light to allow you, the newly weds, to enjoy the moment. Whatever your idea of a perfect wedding is, we already have all the answers to fulfill all your desires at The Slate. Address: THE SLATE, Nai Yang Beach ,116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 327 006 Fax: +66 (0) 76 327 338-9 Email: weddings@theslatephuket.com

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HUA HIN MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA WHERE YOUR WEDDING DREAMS BECOME A REALITY

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o you dream of getting married in paradise, overlooking the shimmering sea and kissed by the tropical sun? Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa can transform your dreams into reality. Nestled on the golden beach, lapped by the gentle waves of the Gulf of Thailand, this is an idyllic destination for all types of wedding. With a choice of indoor or alfresco venues, including the soft sandy beach, an elegant lawn and a glamorous ballroom, the resort have an array of options to suit your specific needs. From traditional Thai ceremonies to Western white weddings, every occasion is fully supported by the professional team of wedding planners and exquisite catering. Just a short drive from Bangkok, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa will create the beachfront wedding you always dreamed of, here on Thailand’s golden coast. Address: 107/1 Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand www.huahinmarriott.com Email: huahin.reservations@marriott.com Tel: +66 (0) 32 904 666 38 NOWTRAVELASIA.CO M / M AY - J UN E 2 0 1 9


KUNDALA BEACH RESORT HUAHIN ROMANCE AS PARADISE.

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cenes of the sea is one of special offers and pleasure gift that a nature willingly grants to people for having a full enjoyment of the most blissful day in a life. Happiness senses awakening at this picturesque location, which is truly suitable for new honeymooner to return a love of first sight again, where the unique and unforgettable settings exist. Exclusive rooms for a lover can be overlooked of 360 degrees marine views. Adore the elegant sunset while strolling together on the white-sandy seaside among a cool breeze surrounding on your skin, and overlook the highest skyline are forcefully turned to another night of bright stars, it can be referred it as an ideally romantic touch. Joining in the private pool just only you and your loved one to see the foreland as well as outermost islands, or get something more a little adventure then go to explore tropical colorful fish which swimming around the coral reef in underwater. A visit of many lovers here is the best proof of the happiness, it’s a charming way you can’t deny.

Address: 122/64 Khaotakiab Village, Tambol Nongkae, Amphur Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 32 536 800

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SPRINGFIELD@SEA RESORT & SPA GORGEOUS SCENERY OF A DESTINATION WEDDING PARADISE

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ne of the best romantic hotel wedding on Cha-Am Beach. With the high-class luxury and spacious seaside which can accommodate several guests. Every kind of weddings provided, such as traditional Thai, Chinese and Christian ceremonies, additionally, party banquet is also available to service. All things to deliver perfection to completely create the most impressive memory of the wedding to newlyweds and the guests who witnessed at the meaningful ceremony. Address: 858 Jumnong Poomivej Rd., Cha-Am, Petchburi 76120 Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 63 563 9392, +66 (0) 3 270 9300 E-mail: nontree@springfieldresort.com Website: www.springfieldresort.com/atsea Facebook: springfieldgroupresortÂ

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ROYAL CLIFF HOTELS GROUP CREATE YOUR DREAM WEDDING

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et in the most exclusive position situated between Jomtien and Pattaya overlooking the calm waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the world famous Royal Cliff Hotels Group and PEACH (Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall) offer a very unique option to host weddings and matrimonial ceremonies of all scales and types. Everything will be customized to your request whether it’s arranging for other religions or national weddings a la carte style. We will ensure that your dream wedding unfolds exactly as you had imagined it would.

Our innovative culinary team will work with you to create your ideal menu to make your wedding extra special! Live music and entertainment, as well as spectacular fireworks display are also available too. After the wedding, the newlyweds can take advantage of our wonderful spa packages, with relaxing and rejuvenating treatments to enjoy together - at a special price, of course.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group offers 5-star service and the support and facilities of four 5-star hotels as well as an onsite convention and exhibition hall which can accommodate more than 10,000 guests.

SERVICES AND PRODUCTS Western Ceremony

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Indian Weddings

Experience an unforgettable celebration of romance in delightfully romantic settings combining Thailand’s tropical beauty with captivating backdrops. Overlooking the beautiful panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand, the Royal Wing Beach is the perfect place to say, “I Do”!

Filled with ancient traditions, a Thai ceremony is an exquisite ritual that blends perfectly with our charming whimsical atmosphere. An enchanting setting with a touch of exotic flare is guaranteed to make your day truly memorable.

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group has been a popular venue for Indian weddings in recent years, due to the exclusive and scenic location, first class facilities and professional staff with Indian wedding experience, particularly with large scale Indian weddings hosting up to 1,000 guests. With there being a long list of often complex and very particular traditional rituals involved in the different types of Indian weddings, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group are experienced in assisting to make these not only possible, but perfect!

Address: 353 Phra Tamnuk Road, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 38 250 421 E-mail: creative@royalcliff.com www.royalcliff.com

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THE BOTANICAL HOUSE BANGKOK OUR WEDDINGS ARE TAILORED TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

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agical green garden awaits. The valuable moment of wedding that surrounded by the grasses and leaves wobbling due to the breeze which is individually witnessed of the faithful promise rings, so emotional to perceive it. As far in the banquet Room dÊcor, apparently adorned in Europe noble style mixed by the tropical greenery of countryside, brightly elegant chandeliers, white chair shapes, sofa throughout backgrounds, all looks very pretty exquisite in order to give the delightfully precious moment of a couple. Bride & Groom’s Suites, dress up room for bride and groom and provide a living room area for the intimate groups. Additionally, the aliment and sweets are orderly organized for the guests. All details will be followed by your requirement. The enjoyment in the significantly meaningful time is yours. Address: 431 Soi Rama 9, Seri 9 Road, Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 2-301-1868 E-mail: info@thebotanicalhousebangkok.com

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NA NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort, Chiang Mai ETERNAL LOVE SAYING

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A NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort, Chiang Mai is an ideal place for lover who want a wedding like no other in a picturesque setting on the banks of the Ping River. Newlyweds can choose the style of their wedding either a warm, cozy outdoor wedding in “The Garden of Eternal Love” under the shade of “The Heart of Na Nirand” the 100-year-old giant rain tree that is the symbol of stable and secure love or for those who would adore a Thai style wedding, it can be held in the traditional Lanna House. NA NIRAND is the destination for lovers wanting to spend their honeymoon in a quiet, tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by nature while still in the heart of the city. Lovers can begin their lives together feeling impressed with some of the most special services and activities that will season their love with color and sweetness, such as a classic dinner under the starlight at the rooftop of TIME Riverfront Cuisine & Bar. Lovers can also take part in giving alms to monks in the early morning, cooking classes or treat each other to a lover’s spa.

Address: 1/1 Soi 9, Charoenprathet Rd., T.Changklan, A.Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 53 280 988 Email: info@nanirand.com Website: www.nanirand.com

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WINTREE CITY RESORT CHIANG MAI A ONCE ROMANTIC MEMORY ON THE CENTER OF THE CITY

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intree City Resort, one of luxurious hotel that fully offer the best service for the outstanding wedding ceremony standing on the affordable price. Never let any unexpected circumstance happen to be concerned by the professional team which take care every working steps. Place is taken at the 2nd floor meeting room of Wintree City Resort, luxury and spacious, accommodate the guests more than 300 persons and make the ceremony runs smoothly without a problem. The wedding ceremony will be considerably honorary with the attractive decoration, melodious music to serve the superlative impression with the services that it all has. Create the unerased memory imprinting to the hearts of the wedding couple as well as the guest who has honorably witnessed in the invaluable ceremony. Address: 72 Highway Chiang Mai-Lampang Frontage Rd., Tambon Chang Phueak, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai 50300 Tel. +66 (0) 52 081 377 E-mail: rsvn@wintreecityresort.com 44 NOWTRAVELASIA.CO M / M AY - J UN E 2 0 1 9


X2 CHIANG MAI RIVERSIDE RESORT YOUR MOST MEMORABLE DAY

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reams truly become a reality at the X2 Chiangmai riverside resort. Enjoy your wedding in the most perfect setting at this stunning and luxurious riverside resort that uniquely offers a romantic experience designed for your big day. Several atmospheric venues can be chosen including an infinity pool, a rooftop bar and a lush magical riverfront garden. Choose a fairy tale theme or even a traditional Thai-Lanna ceremony celebrating the culture of the North of Thailand. An added bonus is a view of Doi Suthep mountains as your background and the Ping River right next to you. Create your own special menu by their Michelin Star consulting Chef and enjoy service excellence by the friendly and attentive staff. The resort is a photographers dream because the many backdrops for capturing your special romantic moments are endless. This resort will give you the most intimate and unique experience making every moment of your dream wedding come to life. X2 Chiangmai riverside resort is currently the number 1 hotel in Chiang Mai on the worlds largest review site Trip Advisor, and a preferred wedding venue due to the expansive green lawns, hotel buy out options, private riverside location and consulting Michelin Star chef menus.

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ONSEN @ MONCHAM “MAKE LASTING MEMORIES”

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nsen @ Moncham is a cultural retreat where guests will find themselves at one with nature while experiencing a harmonious blend of Japanese Onsen Rituals and Northern Thai Culture.

Sixteen exclusive guest rooms and suites offer exceptional accommodation with international standard. Guest rooms are complimented by multiple Japanese inspired dining outlets, a 3-hole putting green, boutique gym and personalized service in true local style.

The Onsen: Originating deep below the earth’s surface, the restorative waters of Onsen @ Moncham are a combination of copper, magnesium, zinc, calcium and sulfate ions. This natural tonic purifies the skin, body, and mind; the skin softens, the body breathes life and the mind is at peace. Escape to a world of peace and relaxation at Onsen @ Moncham.

EMBARK ON A ROMANTIC JOURNEY OF RYOKAN EXPERIENCES TO MONCHAM, A CULTURAL RETREAT 1200 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL

Onsen @ Moncham is the perfect place to make your wedding dreams a reality. Whether you choose a traditional Japanese, Christian for Thai style wedding, our team would love to help you solidify your love for all of eternity. Address: 293 Moo 2 Tambon Pong Yaeng, Amphoe Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, 50180, Thailand Tel: + 66 (0) 53 111 606 reservations@onsenmoncham.com | www.onsenmoncham.com 46 NOWTRAVELASIA.CO M / M AY - J UN E 2 0 1 9


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RELAXING STAYCATION AT WELL HOTEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 20

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ell Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is located in the heart of the city and within walking distance to BTS Asok and MRT Sukhumvit. It offers 235 rooms and suites with an upscale amenities in guests rooms and facilities in public area including outdoor salted rooftop swimming pool, fitness, Well Spa, healthy & Asian eatery Eat Well Café and The Twist Bar & Bistro offering Western favorites, free Tuk Tuk Shuttle and free WIFI.

Spa Indulgence Package 4D3N (Now – 31 October 2019) - A 3-night stay in your preferred room type - Daily international buffet breakfast up to 2 guests -  One time 60-minute Spa treatment at Well Spa (Indian Head or Thai Massage for two) -  One time 3-course Healthy Meal (Lunch or Dinner) for two -  Complimentary late departure at 4 P.M. -  15% Off on extended nights Price for a 3-night stay Spa Indulgence Package Superior Room 8,283 Baht++ Deluxe Room 9,557 Baht++ Executive Room 12,106 Baht++ Executive Suite 14,655 Baht++

WELL HOTEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 20 10 Sukhumvit 20 Rd., Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Book direct and enjoy exclusive benefits - Eligible for online check-in - Free in-room minibar refilled daily (Soft drink & local beer) - Free entry to daily group exercise class including Muay Thai Cardio, Body Weight etc. at Well Fitness - 25% discount at Well Spa - 25% discount on a la carte menu at Eat Well Café and The Twist Bar & Bistro - Free Tuk Tuk shuttle to BTS and MRT Additional benefits when staying within 30 September 2019 - FREE one famous Thai Street Food at Eat Well Café (1 Dish/person) - FREE Well Signature Gift when booking Executive Room or Executive Suite - FREE Thai Traditional Costume for fun and memorable photo shoot, with complimentary printed photo in a frame. 

T: +66 (0) 2127 5995 welcome@wellhotelbangkok.com www.wellhotelbangkok.com

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TROPICAL BLISS Top-rated memorable scenes in Thailand for a romantic dinner.

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CHIANGMAI Time Riverfront Cuisine & Bar Deliver the love through delicious dish at Time Riverfront Cuisine & Bar with All Day Dining idea of restaurant. Favorably having new cuisine under international Lanna fusion’s concept by the best fresh raw materials to fully enjoy a casual moment with a special flavor of the meal among a friendly Industrial-Vintage atmosphere under the old big tree along with Ping River spread with the romantic scene as a lovely backdrop, truly unavoidable to forget. 1/1 Soi9, Charoenprathet Road., Changklan, Muang, Chiang Mai Tel. 0-5328-0988 Opening Hours: 11.00 am. - 17.00 pm. www.nanirand.com

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Oxygen At X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort Afternoon with coffee and tea at a trendy restaurant like Oxygen At X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort. Restaurant with a cool design by the hall of mirror which can overlook to the elegant river’s view outside. Enjoyable moment at Oxygen restaurant room, recommend to get High Tea Set, assuredly, it will never get you disappointed. In addition to the inside hotel, there is H2O Water Bar and Tea lounge which is collected many types of tea and mineral water more than 30 kinds around the world, Tea lovers shouldn’t really miss it. 369/1 Charoenraj Road, Wat Ket, Muang, Chiang Mai Tel: 053 931 999 Opening Hours: 11.00 am. -17.00 pm. For more infomation : X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort

Michelin Star Chef Nicolas Isnard Having an impeccable meal through a creative Thai-modern cuisine by Michelin Star Chef Nicolas Isnard, to nicely design an extraordinary dish and fine-dining surprises! So attractive to discern an exceptional dinner with a blend of contemporary cuisine.

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Le Coq d’Or Chiangmai One of the oldest and most impressive restaurants in Chiang Mai where can fully enjoy a detectable French cuisine. Dining among an amazing atmosphere accompanying to live soft jazz music playing every night, it’s like going back to the good old days. The restaurant is located in Garden on Ping riverbank, shaded by trees, ideal for all of banquets with the brilliant service. Perfect romantic dinner at this luxury restaurant will give you the most prodigious experience 11 Soi 2 Koh Klang Road, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand Tel. 053-141-555 , 053-801-501 , 089-888-9339

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PHUKET Acqua Restaurant Acqua restaurant is located on Kalim bay, this is Italian-fine-dining restaurant which opens only the night! Cuisine provided by Chef Alessandro, which had been experienced the executive chef at the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket for 4 years.

Try the chocolate lave cake for a dessert, you’ll know “The great is here” and Complete the meal by 3 kind of coffee, illy espresso was chosen. Besides the delicious food, Drink is also a highlight. A lot of wine lists and the price is three-digits of Thai Baht up.

Service, decor and flavor are excellent and definitely surpass your expectations. The decor is modern style with white and black tones. Guests mostly are both Thais and foreigner,s and they usually visit in late evening. The waiter is very friendly, and looks after every one with well-cared service like a professional.

This restaurant is rewarded every year since Wine Spectator in 2010. As to the last year, it was also tagged from the many famous national levels of the announcement, whether it be the winner of Asia’s Top Fine Dining Restaurants by NOW Travel Asia Awards 2018-2019, Thailand Top 5 Asia Fine Restaurant by Michelin Guide and the winner of Iron chef that held on November 2018.

In matters of aliment, Appetizer served by the warm bread which can be freely selected then the first dish is served, those are Scallop and Foie gras, and another dish is Ceasar Salad, guarantee in the deliciousness. Not for a long wait, the main dish is put on the table, the served menu is Risotto and Steak, 100% perfect is not an overstatement.

324/15 Prabaramee Road, Patong Kalim, Phuket Tel. 07 661 8127 Opening Hours: Every day 5.30 pm. - 11.00 pm.

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360 Bar&Grill 360 Bar&Grill restaurant is set in The Pavilions Phuket Resort opposite Layan beach. Along with the impressive sense and sunset view with a light meal and cocktails. The client who is not staying at the resort also can come to enjoy, sit around and chill out together. 31/1 Moo 6, Cherngtalay address, Thalang, 83110, Bang Tao Beach, Cherng Talay Thalang, Phuket Tel: 076-317-600 Opening Hours: Every day 5.30 pm. - 11.59 pm.

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PATTAYA The Glass House Most extraordinary things about this restaurant are the location that set on Na Jom Tien beach, having the special meal amongst chill and romantic atmosphere on the seaside which can sight a moment of sunset when the last light of the day is all completely gone. 5/22 Moo 2 Soi Najomtien 10, Najomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi Tel: 038 253 000 Opening Hours: Every day 5.00 pm. – 1.00 am.

Horizon Restaurant Luxury restaurant and bar setting on rooftop of the hotel provided a welcomed and romantic atmosphere which able to see the sun that is slowly going down surrounded by an elegant panoramic view of Pattaya Beach while sipping the good import wine, new great experience discovers! 34 th floor, Hilton Pattaya, 333/101 Moo 9, Nong Prue, Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi Tel: 038 253 000 Opening Hours: Every day 5.00 pm. – 1.00 am.

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HUA HIN Laciana by the sea Restaurant with simple decoration and nice environment on the seaside. Good flavor of seafood, such as fresh shrimp, New Zealand mussels, horse crab, with the great ingredients that are created the material into the great dishes served to a customer. Hua Hin Soi 3, Huahin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Tel: 081-481-7507 Opening Hours: Every day midday – 10.00 pm.

Shoreline Beach Club Amari Hua Hin Amari’s hotel restaurant is very ideal for a couple to have a candlelight dinner under the night star atmosphere. Recommend to try is a steamed coconut soufflé which is filled with the fresh shrimp, GOOD is not the one word enough! Chom View Road, Nong Gae, HuaHin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Tel: 032-616-600 Opening Hours: Every day 9.00 am. – 10.00 pm.

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SAMUI The Cliff Bar & Grill Another good one restaurant in Samui that is renowned for the outstanding atmosphere and wonderful cuisine. Willingly offer this menu “Jumbo Seafood Platter”, perfectly combined with crab, shrimp, clams, calamari to bring out a new definition of modern deliciousness. 124/2, Mared, Koh Samui, Suratthani Opening Hours: midday – 11.00 pm. Tel: 077 448 508, 082 803 0961

The Ocean Pier @ Le Méridien Koh Samui Stunning view at 360 degrees of the sea. Hand-hold to the long stretch path from the beach to the middle of the sea to closely sense the exclusive ambience while having 5-star international cuisine with the extra drink if just be here only you and your loved one, so impressive moment it is! 146/24 Moo 4, Lamai beach, Koh Samui, Suratthani Tel: 07 796 0888 Opening Hours: Every day 11.00 am. – 10.30 pm.

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INTERVIEW

MR. NICOLAS PETH CLUSTER GENERAL MANAGER FOR VIE HOTEL BANGKOK, V VILLAS HUA HIN, AND THE UPCOMING V VILLAS PHUKET, AND SUPERVISING ON BEHALF OF THE OWNER OF MIRIHI RESORT IN MALDIVES

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ehind the achievements of every leading hotel stands an excellent manager with the experience and positive perspective that are key to worldwide success and acclaim.

VIE HOTEL BANGKOK, MGALLERY HOTEL COLLECTION

Mr. Nicolas Peth has served as general manager for 15 years. He accepted his first position in this role with a Relais and Chateaux member property in the UK in 2004, which he held for five years. This was followed by four years as general manager in Vietnam at the highly awarded beach resort, Evason Ana Mandara, in Nha Trang. Moving to Thailand, Nicolas took on the role of general manager at the stylish Hotel Muse, in the MGallery collection, at its opening in 2012 before joining the cluster group of VIE Hotel Bangkok, V Villas Hua Hin and Mirihi Island Resort last year. According to Nicolas, the three most important elements that push the hotel business forward involve “Totally engaging the customer by offering something special that they can’t receive anywhere else. Next to this, a great location

“IS BEING ABLE TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AT THE RIGHT TIME AND APPLYING THE PROPER STRATEGIES TO EACH TOURIST SEASON AS IT COMES.”

and emphasis on a superb level of service are essential factors. Our job is to make them all come together in a memorable experience for every guest during every stay.” “I am responsible for three properties, VIE Hotel Bangkok and V Villas Hua Hin in Thailand and Mirihi Island Resort in Maldives. With each of them we focus on the excellence of the property and the five-star service it can provide. Promptly acclimatizing to the fast pace of change in

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MIRIHI ISLAND RESORT MANDHOO MALDIVES

today’s consumer is necessary to survive in the competitive world of luxury hotels, and social media has become a significant tool in the business. Facebook, Line, Instagram and other online platforms all increase the properties’ visibility and our responsiveness to our customers.” “We are continually looking for ways to provide a new and remarkable experience to our first-time arrivals and then to turn them into repeat customers with high-quality amenities and our well known personalized service. The challenge,” Nicolas adds, “is being able to make the right decision at the right time and applying the proper strategies to each tourist season as it comes.”

ABOUT NICOLAS PETH

Nicolas accepted his first position as General Manager with the luxurious and acclaimed 5-star Vineyard at Stockcross, in Berkshire, England, which is a member of Relais and Chateaux and includes a 2-Michelin Star restaurant. After this, in 2009, Nicolas held the position of General Manager at the highly awarded beach resort, Evason Ana Mandara, in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Nicolas joined VIE Hotel Bangkok and V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery Hotel Collection in 2018, and Mirihi Island Resort, after serving as General Manager at stylish Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan, also of the MGallery Collection, since its opening in 2012 and successfully positioned the property as the global flagship for the iconic brand in South East Asia.

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CITY UPDATE South Korea,

Where a love story exists

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Lotte World Tower Lotte World Tower, the latest landmark of Seoul. Established to celebrate 50 years of Lotte Group. Currently, this skycrapper is ranked as one of the fifth highest building in the world, and Korean people is very pround of this magnificent building too. As far the interior building, there are full of many recreations whether the mall that provides the many famous brands, Lotte Mart, Movie Theater, shops, aquarium and the plenty of great restaurants. Lotte World Tower is a building that has been often marked down to the world record, such as the fastest elevator, the highest swimming pool and the most transparent mirror in the world on the uppermost observatory deck. In front of Lotte World Tower is also used as the large activity field, additionally, there is the steel golden plate in the middle of the field which is similar to the inscription wall that concern with the people who firmly have the partnership with Lotte Group. Next to the lake, a little pathway that can freely stroll around among the relaxing atmosphere of the garden, especially during the cherry blossom season, the pathway will beautifully become the flowery tunnel, 100% guaranteed by the numerous Korean people which always comes to visit every year. Address: 300 Olypmic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul How to go: Seoul Subway Line 2 exit 1, 2, 10 and 11 Website:Â www.lwt.co.kr

Jungsik Seoul – Best Korean Cuisine Restaurant 2 Michelin Star restaurant in Seoul and New York. Genuinely Korean contemporary cuisine integrated with the creativeness to make a special dish by Owner Chef Jung Sik Yim. Methodically reinvent the traditional cooking technique cooperated with the exclusive ingredients which strongly turn the menu into the new definition of food: New Korean Fine Dining. The restaurant is separated into three parts. First, bar concept at the lower floor. Second and third are for the main hall and VIP rooms. The courses can be freely selected as your wish: 4 or 5 course Choice Lunch (40,000 Won SGD$46, 80,000 Won SGD$92), 8 course Tasting Lunch (150,000 Won, SGD$173), 5 course Choice Dinner (120,000 Won, SGD$138), or Tasting Dinner (180,000 Won, SGD$208). Address: 11 Seolleungro, 158 Gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Tel: +82 2 517 4654 www.jungsik.kr/seoul Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm Last Order 2pm, Dinner 5:30pm Last order 9pm

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Club Chroma Nightlife Destination Chroma is the best party place in Asia where you can enjoy clubbing and music played by world-class DJs. Live night like a dark bat Night-time haunt to the funniest party in Asia, place where can get along with amusement and enjoy music played by the great DJs. Opening Hours: CHROMA is open Thu-Sun only, Opening hours are as follows: 1F (Music Lounge) : Thur~Sun 20:00~05:00 2F (1st Stage&2nd stage) : (Main Stage) Sat 22:00~05:00 (Second Stage) Thur,Fri,Sun 22:00~05:00 3F (Sky Box Zone) : Sat 22:00~05:00  4F (Beach Club) : Contact Info Desk Integrated Admission

Admission ticket for access to all Chroma facilities Discount event for female customers is in progress. Accessible Floors2F & 3F + 4F(Beach club) MenWeekdays 30,000 KRW / Weekends 50,000 KRW WomenWeekdays 30,000 20,000 KRW / Weekends 50,000 30,000 KRW Table Reservation: +82-32-729-7600~7602 Rental: 032-729-7603~7604

Discover Chroma’s outstanding amenities which is able to hold up to 3,000 people.

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WHAT’S NEW ROMANTIC ACTIVITIES IN BALI The complete guide to enjoy a new romantic way enchanting. Worth every minute to spend in Bali, special time deserved surely that you’re visiting the most world destination where it’s taken a romantic background and other fun leisure to get along with!

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Bali is an island where you can find any kind of things to do such as playing on the swing with breathtaking views as background. And it should be on your bucket list on your Bali trip.

The Bali Swing is the new tourism activity in Bali and it has become such a popular activity in Bali. 

The Bali Swing However, the original and best is Ubud, but today there hundreds of others have sprung up all over Bali with breathtaking views. This is worth a visit if you’re looking to experience the freedom and thrill of swinging high above the trees. Get thrilling feelings, adrenaline rush, unforgettable experiences and unique pictures. Imagine swinging and gliding on various spots over lush green forests, rice fields, river valley, awesome cliff view and much more. To make easy how to find and where to get best swing in Bali, below are the best Bali swings with incredible views, but feel free to jump to any section that interests you

Recommended Place:

Bali Swing / Wanagiri Hidden Hills Swing / Ubud Swing at Zen Hideaway / Uma Pakel Swing / Tegalalang Rice Terrace Swing Price: 10 – 50 USD

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Floating Breakfast The New Travel Trend in Bali! The era of selfies and Instagram has brought many changes to the concept of luxury. Bali, for once again, has taken innovated and brought an unwanted-but-still-needed luxury to the way that you are going to eat your hotel breakfast from now and on. Gorgeous hotels and resorts in every corner of Bali brings a new groundbreaking breakfast concept in the hotel scene called “floating breakfast”. Instagramers would love this, take a photo of themselves enjoying their “floating breakfast” in swimming pool. Such a very cool picture! let’s find four places in Bali where you can enjoy that so-wanted breakfast and take the best Instagram photos of the year

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The Royal Purnama, Art Suites and Villas / Visesa Ubud Resort / The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud / The Kayong Jungle Resort, Ubud Price: 36.50USD – 43.39USD

Best Museums in Bali Discovering Art and History When you are travelling, it is essential to understand the history of a place. Museums are the best places to go for this, filled with art, artefacts and mementos of culture. Here in Bali, the culture is rich and to learn and understand it you’ll need to go to the places that display this culture in the best way. NO WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M / M A Y -J U NE 2 0 19

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That’s why we’ve collected a list of the best museums in Bali which not only present the past, but also show a glimpse of the island’s future. Agung Rai Museum of Art (Ubud)

Address : Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar Telephone : +62 361 976659 Website : www.armabali.com

Bajra Sandhi

Address : Jalan Raya Puputan No. 142, Panjer, Denpasar Telephone : +62 823 3027 2304

Visit Traditional Village in Bali Bali is not just the beaches, Seminyak, and Ubud. There are a lot of thing to explore throughout the island. Some of the best way to get to know the Balinese culture is to visit its traditional villages where you get to see the real Balinese people going about their daily lives. Here we list some of the recommended villages to visit in Bali 1. Trunyan Village 2. Tenganan 3. Penglipuran Village 4. Celuk Village 5. Batu Bulan Village 6. Mas Village 7. Batuan Village

Bali Museum

Address : Jalan Mayor Wisnu, Dauh Puri Kangin, East Denpasar Telephone : +62 361 222680

Le Mayeur

Address : Jalan Hang Tuah, Sanur Kaja, South Denpasar Telephone : +62 361 286201

Neka Art Museum

Address : Jalan Raya Sanggingan Campuhan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar Telephone : +62 361 975074 Website : www.museumneka.com

Rudana

Address : Jalan Peliatan, Ubud, Gianyar Telephone : +62 361 975779 Website : www.museumrudana.org

Setia Darma

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WHERE TO EAT Mind-blowing! The Romantic dinners, setting on the beach. Pristine beaches flowing with clear turquoise waters, cool breeze, delectable food, friendly locals, and cheap shopping, complete those picture in Bali. Like a siren call, this place draws the wandering heart. So it should come as no surprise when travellers speak of Bali as a weekend or romantic getaway. And why not, this island can be quite a tease; with abundance in nightlife activities and the ideal honeymoon destination, this place has it all. But don’t let this overwhelm you. Here’s a list of the best romantic dinners that Bali has to offer. So whether you’re planning to propose, win someone’s heart, or simply looking for a magical night out together, these restaurants take the cake.

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OUT OF ASIA The realms of miraculous fantasy Beautiful land in the northern part of Norway, where the arctic spectacular landscape. Dubbed as one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

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Lofoten Islands Lofoten is in NORLAND, the northwest of Norway. Consist of several magnificient islets including the main lands, such as Austvågøya, Gimsøya, Vestvågøya, Flakstadøya and Moskenesøya connected to E10 Road. The island is engulfed in mountainous terrain, towering granite-lined cliffs on seaside, turquoise sea and the fishing village (Rorbuer) surrounded. Indulge with the magical part of natural wonders is the dance of the northern light in winter sky that elaborately draw Lofoten as the fairytale land. This island has everything to satisfy in one place, whether it be ocean, the original fishing village, mountainous landscape, Savannah’s meadow, especially the northern light which is all packed into one in this romantic island in the world, an ideal destination for honeymooner without a doubt.

HOW TO GO Norwegian airline has a flight departing from Suvarnabhumi airport to Oslo airport, approximately 11 hours to arrive. After that take Domestic flight for one hour and a half to Bodo airport then roughly 15-30 minutes on board to go to Svolvaer or Leknes airport on Lofoten Island.

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Kabelvag Village A small cute fishing village surrounded by full tranquilness. Just drive approximately 5 kilometres from Svolavaer down to the south. Absorb the classic of the ancient fishing village called “Robuer” which is first built in 1120 and also keep it well restored. Tranquil and simple to uncomplicatedly show the life of natives in Lofoten. Address: Kabelvåg, 8310, Lofoten Islands, Norway

HOW TO TRAVEL E10 is the main road on Lofoten Island which is connected from Mainland of Norway to Å city, the end of the south on Lofoten Island. A convenient way to get explored around Lofoten Island is to rent a car to admire the beautiful natural scenery while driving and also can take a sweet photograph along the way. By visiting the interesting locations as follows:

Svolvaer Village Over a thousand years of this fishing village. Its location on the south shore of Austvagoy island, the busiest spot Lofoten Island. There is the airport in Svolavaer. The ferry links to the other ferry terminals each town. Additionally, it also can take a cruise to sight Orca whale spot and fjords on the turquoise sea and many shots that is worth to be photographed for the lovers as well. Address: Svolvær, 8300, Lofoten Islands, Norway

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Reine Village A fishing village on Moskenesøy Island, famous in the most beautiful fishing village in Norway. The picturesque landscape of the village along with the river and the mountain as a backdrop. As to the elegant view of the bay and fjords, there are many beautifully romantic photo-taking spots to get shot, plus, this place is considered as one of the favorite locations for honeymooners. Address: Reine, 8390, Lofoten Islands, Norway

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WHERE TO EAT

Paleo Arctic Sit among spectacular views of Svolvær quay and mountainous scenes surrounded. Charmingly traditional cuisine of Lofoten with purest ingredients from true nature, sea and the pastures of the mountainside, to create an innovative experience of dish. Highest of quality and greatest presentation! Address: Paleo Arctic, Thon Hotel Lofoten, Torget, 8300 Svolvær, Norway. Tel: +47 94 86 75 67 Email: post@paleoarctic.no

WHERE TO STAY

Opening hours:

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Rorbuanlegget Svolvær Harbor Perfect in every moment from facilities to unwind out all of your stress and get healed by the privileged location overlooking the splendidly maritime area right through every spacious room. There’s no need to doubt that this place is supposed to be one of the best alternative stay for the most travelers in Lofoten. Address: Robuanlegget Svolvær Havn by Fast Hotels, Vesterøyveien 23 - 33, 8300 Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway. Tel: +47 948 948 06 E-mail: booking@fasthotels.no NO WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M / M A Y -J U NE 2 0 19

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ASIA’S TOP BEACH HOTELS

INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN, THAILAND

1. The Ritz-Carlton Bali, Indonesia 2. Mulia Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia 3. The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam 4. New Star Beach Resort, Thailand 5. Intercontinental Hua Hin, Thailand

ASIA’S TOP DESIGN HOTELS 1. Hotel EClat Beijing, China 2. Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay, Thailand 3. The SIS Kata Phuket, Thailand 4. VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery Hotel Collection, Thailand

HOTEL ECLAT BEIJING, CHINA

ASIA’S TOP FAMILY HOTELS 1. The Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung, Indonesia 2. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam 3. Kata Sea Breeze Resort, Phuket, Thailand 4. Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Thailand 5. Guizhou Fengsan Hot spring Holiday Resort, China 6. Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia 7. Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Thailand ROYAL CLIFF GRAND HOTEL, THAILAND

ASIA’S TOP ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES

1. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 2. The Venetian, Macao 3. Resorts world sentosa, Singapore 4. Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo, Japan 5. Lego Land, Malaysia

THE VENETIAN MACAO, MACAO

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ASIA’S TOP VILLA RESORTS

1. Song Saa, Cambodia 2. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia 3. Shangri-La Boracay, Philippines 4. V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery Hotel Collection, Thailand 5. Shangri-La Boracay, Philippines V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery by Sofitel, Thailand

ASIA’S TOP SPA HOTELS & RESORTS

1. The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Thailand 2. Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16, Macau 3. One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Singapore 4. Le Spa des Artistes, Vietnam SOFITEL MACAU AT PONTE 16, MACAU

ASIA’S TOP LEISURE HOTELS

1. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central, Macao 2. S31 Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok, Thailand 3. Shangri-La, Chiang Mai, Thailand 4. Suiton Plus by Paxton Linzhi, China 5. The Parisian, Macao S31 SUKHUMVIT HOTEL BANGKOK, THAILAND

ASIA’S TOP CHEFS

1. Alessandro Frau, Acqua Restaurant, Thailand 2. Hiroyasu Kawate, Florilege, Japan 3. Vicky Lau, Tate Dining Room and Bar, Hong Kong ALESSANDRO FRAU, ACQUA RESTAURANT, THAILAND

ASIA’S TOP HOTEL CHAINS

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ASIA’S TOP BUSINESS HOTELS 1 . Langham Place, Guangzhou, China 2. Conrad, Hong Kong 3. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan 4. Kempinski Hotel Chengdu, China 5. Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada, Thailand 6. Suiton Plus by Paxton Kangding, China 7. Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Thailand KEMPINSKI HOTEL CHENGDU, CHINA

ASIA’S TOP EMERGING HOTELS

1. BaBa Beach Club, Hua Hin, Thailand 2. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Thailand 3. Amanyangyun, Shanghai, China

WALDORF ASTORIA BANGKOK, THAILAND

ASIA’S TOP HERITAGE HOTELS

1. Eastern & Oriental Hotel Malaysia 2. Sofitel Grand Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam 3. Raffles Hotel, Singapore 4. Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China 5. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand RAFFLES HOTEL, SINGAPORE

ASIA’S TOP BOUTIQUE HOTELS

CELES BEACHFRONT RESORT, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND

1. Celes Beachfront Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand 2. Dream Hotel Bangkok, Thailand 3. Luang Say Residence, Laos 4. The Edison George Town, Malaysia 5. CenterParcs Hotel Chiangmai by Paxton, Thailand 6. Maison Albar Hotel Luxehills Chengdu, China 7. Simple Language Mountain, China 8. Suiton Plus by Paxton Chengdu, China

ASIA’S TOP WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS HOTELS & RESORTS

1. Conrad Bali, Indonesia 2. W Maldives, Fesdu Island, Maldives 3. Bulgari Resort Bali, Indonesia 4. NA NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort, Chiang Mai,Thailand 5. Pimalai Resort & Spa, Krabi, Thailand PIMALAI RESORT & SPA, KRABI, THAILAND NO WTR A V E LA SI A. C O M / M A Y -J U NE 2 0 19

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ASIA’S TOP AIRPORTS 1. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong 2. Beijing Capital Airport, China 3. Hamad International Airport, Qatar 4. Incheon International Airport, South Korea 5. Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore SINGAPORE CHANGI AIRPORT, SINGAPORE

ASIA’S TOP FINE DINING RESTAURANTS

1. La Vie Creative French Cuisine, Thailand 2. Mix Restaurant & Bar, Thailand 3. Acqua Restaurant, Thailand 4. Aqua Restaurant, Hong Kong 5. Colony, Singapore COLONY, SINGAPORE

ASIA’S TOP WELLNESS SPA 1. Thai Oasis Spa, Thailand 2. So Spa At Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16, Macau 3. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong 4. Alba Wellness Resort Hue, Vietnam THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA, HONG KONG

ASIA’S TOP BUDGET AIRLINES 1. Thai Lion Air 2. Thai Airasia 3. Tigerair 4. Vietjet air

LIONAIR

ASIA-PACIFIC’S TOP OUTSTANDING AIRLINES

EMIRATES AIRLINE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

1. China Southern Airlines, China 2. Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam 3. Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong 4. Oman Air, Oman 5. Emirates Airline, United Arab Emirates

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NEWS NOW

EMIRATES’S COOL PROMOTION, NEW WORLD JOURNEYS Smooth travel experience with Emirates in economy class and business class travelling to the dreamily fantasy destinations in Asia, Europe, Middle East and USA by departing from Bangkok and Phuket, just very affordable price. Emirates’s airline tickets can be purchased and reserved at a special price’s rate within 31 December 2019. 155 destinations around the world await to be explored. For more information about flights and reservations, visit at www.emirates.com/th, or call 02-664 1040.

FOUR SEASONS JET 2.0’ TO TAKE FLIGHT IN 2021 The new Airbus NEO family, new luxurious aircraft will soon arrive! Spacious lavatories and expansive lounge area. With 48 passenger rooms and an outstandingly interior design to directly deliver the most happiness to passengers. The new Four Seasons Private Jet also claims an on-board executive Chef who’ll prepare meals and wellness experts are to be held in the lounge area. Each journey provides greatest optional air travel and ground transportation, planned excursions, all meals, drinks and unique accommodation in Four Seasons properties.

FOOD EXCHANGE, NOVOTEL, A NEW DEFINITION OF DELICIOUSNESS Latest restaurant opening of Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit, new concept “Exchange.” A restaurant’s design is created it into Food Market which mainly present the beauty and specialty of Southeast-Asia food. As with the zone that looks very energetic, it’s from Life Cooking Zone, where can watch every cooking method. And another crowded zone is Co-Working Space zone, a long wooden table that allows everybody get along with. 84 NOWTRAVELASIA.CO M / M AY - J UN E 2 0 1 9


MICHELIN GUIDE IN THAILAND EXTENDS ITS REACH TO CHIANG MAI FOR THE UPCOMING 2020 EDITION Michelin today has announced the new edition, The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket & Phang-Nga 2020, which will be released at the end of 2019. This edition showcases the three unique countries and most vibrant regional fare parts. Principally highlight and guide for rich cultural gems, its brilliantly individual native cuisine as well as extraordinary accommodation with the matchless style.

SCARLETT WINE BAR & RESTAURANT LAUNCHES NEW MENU. UNI, THE FINEST MATERIAL FROM THE SEA UNI lovers will absolutely engage it! Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant directly delivers the deliciousness of the special and creative UNI menus and with unique French cuisine provided by Silvang Roer, Executive Chef of the restaurant, which will make the finest ingredients to have full flavors of the sea. Served fresh in every dish guarantees! The course will start on 17 April until at the end of May 2019. Scarlett restaurant daily opens from 6.00 pm-1.00 am (except Saturday and Sunday which open 5.00 pm) Reservation or More information, please call 09-6860-7990.

EMAAR HOSPITALITY GROUP TO OPEN 5 NEW HOTELS IN DUBAI THIS YEAR New hotels in Dubai will soon open under an administration of Emaar Hospitality Group under its premium luxury ideas. A perfect accommodation. Two hotels will open under Address Hotels + Resorts – both in Downtown Dubai: Address Fountain Views and Address Sky View. The new hotels to open under Vida Hotels and Resorts are Vida the Hills and Vida Harbour Point and the new Rove Hotels property is Rove at The Park. The new hotels all offer the spacious rooms overlooking the mesmerizing view of skyline and as well special downtown scenes of Dubai. All the hotels have commenced online booking.

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