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Natai Beach Resort & Spa, Phang Nga is an intimate 106 room resort with large inviting rooms, suites and beach houses situated on the unspoilt golden sandy shore of Natai Beach, just 30 minutes from the Phuket International Airport. It is a perfect vacation haven created to provide comfort and relaxation, an ideal place for both families and honeymooners. Tranquil and undisturbed. Observe a fisherman in the morning, working his simple, lengthy nets as they extend into the quiet ocean; children, during the day, digging innocently in a sea-froth sand pile with their shovels and tiny buckets; couples holding hands on the Western shore at twilight, adoring the silent, setting sun seeking sinking evening solace beneath the horizon. Natai is infused with an abundance of enchanting sea-faring fish-stories. It is suffused with imagination and farming folklore: rice paddies, vegetable gardens, coconut trees, rubber plantations, tin mines. This fertile, tourist-friendly, gentle region has become a new luxury beach alternative for Phuket travelers, as the new beach destination of southern Thailand. Leelavadee Restaurant - with its luxury resort-style décor and enthralling views of the Andaman Sea, enjoy fine dining in a relaxchic atmosphere. The dinner menu represents an elegant array of fine dining authentic Thai cuisine and international favorites. Wine cellar offers a huge selection of beverages including premium wines from around the world. Natai Restaurant - experience the delights of Thai cuisine in its full variety. Natai Restaurant presents distinctive delicacies from four different regions of Thailand – Northern, Northeast, Central and Southern. FireFly Bar - located right on the roof top, this bar in Phang Nga opens onto gorgeous sunset views for its visitors. Relax under the stars amid the picturesque beauty of Natai beach. Unwind with a collection of cocktails and snacks, live music and panoramic views of the Andaman Sea.

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Dotted along the outskirts of Phuket, are smaller islands and a seascape indigenous to the area. The Sunseeker Manhattan 60 is a superbly engineered and finished vessel. It hosts three bedrooms and generous spaces throughout this luxury yacht, featuring exquisite interiors and comfortable abodes to rest and spend the night, only to wake up to majestic limestone karsts that is indigenous to our waters and breakfast served either at the fly bridge or in the air-conditioned comfort of the indoor saloon. Maikhao Dream Spa - perfectly planned and subtly appointed in a classical Thai style, the Spa offers exclusive authentic treatments to rejuvenate revive and revitalize. This is a place where your dreams of an ultimate luxury Thailand spa experience truly come true. Sunken in the green tropical garden, the 3-story spa in Natai features three double treatment rooms, two single rooms, and two romantic spa suites. Maikhao Dream Wellness Program - sedentary lifestyle has become a rapidly growing epidemic that needs to be tackled. Maikhao Dream Hotels & Resorts has spent 25 years in search for answers and found them in the concept of what we refer to “Back to the Roots”. The integration of mind, body and spirit is the fundamental part of our wellness philosophy. It is based on very simple set of rules that we have identified based on historical data and integrated with modern lifestyle demands and balanced the perfect fusion of Nutrition, Physical Activities and Spiritual harmony. Maikhao Dream’s Wellness team expertizes in Detox, Anti-stress and Weight management programs and directs you through therapeutic, nutritional and meta-physical aspects of life. All of these programs are designed to rid the body of harmful toxins, alleviate mood by relieving mental tensions and stress, assist in reduction or gaining of weight that was a result of poor lifestyle choices. Each program can be personalized to an individual’s liking and revolves around 3 major Disciplines; Traditional Thai, Ancient Ayurvedic, Eco.

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“ e are creating an everlasting dream holiday in harmony with nature and an experience of traditional Thai hospitality that is extraordinary and luxurious. Our Mission is to establish Maikhao Dream Hotels and Resorts as a prestigious and globally recognized Hotel Brand. We build life-long guest relationships by delivering exquisite services and fulfilling their ultimate dream holidays. We care about and respect the Earth and the environment�

ADDRESS Natai Beach Resort & Spa, Phang-Nga 55 Moo 6, Kok Kloi Takuathung, Phang-Nga, Thailand 82140 CONTACT Tel: +66(0) 76 401 301 Fax: +66 (0) 76 401 305 Email: natai@maikhaodream.com

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A luxury high-rise condominium development located in the heart of Jomtien Beach. Designed by KTGY, The Riviera Jomtien gives buyers ultra-stylish building architecture, combined with highly desirable lifestyle facilities that aim to create memories to last a lifetime. The Riviera Jomtien comprises of a single story masterpiece, designed to make a statement and stand out from the skyline whilst enjoying direct commanding views over the entire Jomtien Beach area. The Riviera Jomtien reflects success, glamour, excitement and prestigious in it’s feel and culture. Being a part of this glamorous lifestyle, means entering a desirable and privileged world, with access to some of the best and well thought-out facilities available in Pattaya.

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The Sukhothai Residences Adjacent to The Sukhothai Hotel, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok

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Duplex 4-bedroom en suites penthouse with private swimming pool located on level 36th – 37th of The Sukhothai Residences. Total area of this unit is 1,182.69 sq.m. This penthouse is designed by the renowned Thai-based interior firm, August which brought Thai culture and modern architecture into a romantic and aesthetic environment, and extend the spirit of The Sukhothai hotel. A majority of the furniture is from the luxury furniture brands exclusively made in Italy including Promemoria, LigneRoset, Henge, and Porro. Tailor-made furniture and decorative items specifically made by top quality suppliers such as Tanyarin and Alexander Lamont adding a sense on uniqueness to this penthouse. Total fit-out cost was about one hundred million Baht. Overall Design Theme The design concept of this unit is contemporary Thai. We have applied Thai architecture characteristics and adapt it into a contemporary context. For example, round columns and high ceiling, as well as the space arrangement in the unit are derived from traditional Thai houses. The furniture is discreetly selected among the well-known luxury furniture brands exclusively made in Italy, which is known for its reputation in luxury design and bestquality furniture. These prestigious brands include Promemoria, LigneRoset, Henge, and Porro, all distributed by Boundary Collection. However, we have also added the Thai touch into the unit by selecting some art-piece furniture from Alexander Lamont, which creates a flawless combination between art and furniture, as well as Eastern and Western culture. All of the furniture from Alexander Lamont is a refined expression of meticulous craftmanship, rare materials and aesthetic taste.-

The key color scheme of this penthouse is based on the belief of ‘ManeeNoparattana’ or The Nine Precious Gemstones. In Thai culture, ‘ManeeNopparattana’ refers to the 9 precious gemstones that is traditionally believed among Thai people to be the most auspicious. Rama IIII, The king of Thailand, respected ‘ManeeNoparattana’ as an antique royal insignia that signifies the status of the king. The possessor of ‘ManeeNoparattana’ will not only be indicated in terms of social status, but also become the ultimate owner of great fortune and wealth. These 9 gemstones are 1. Diamond (attractive and sexual power) 2. Ruby (power of leader and prestige) 3. Emerald (mental power and health) 4. Yellow Sapphire (safety in traveling and good luck) 5. Garnet (successful in business) 6. Blue Sapphire (charismatic and intelligent) 7. Pearl (mental peace of mind) 8. Zircon (balance and stability) 9. Cat’s Eye (wealth)

Picture clockwise: Living room, Living Room Display Shelf, Master bedroom, Coridoor

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Editor talk

Luxury Stays | vol 3 No. 18, 2016| Oct - Dec 2016

Our Team PUBLISHER Sunny Alisa Udomsilp

Editor talk

IIndia t is an auspicious time of the year in with the festivities lined up. As we come upto the Diwali celebrations we take time out to reflect upon how spiritually connected we are with our family and friends. And with the festivities comes the time to celebrate togetherness. Spending quality time with closed ones is sure to leave behind cherished memories. In this issue we give you a peek into the best luxury suites across the plush properties of Asia. These suites can boast of reaching the horizon when it comes to opulence, exclusive experience and leaving you feeling pampered like a royal. The Concierge Corner explores the experiences which would transcend you into a world of elegance. Our travel diary takes us onto the streets of surreal Stockholm. Read about the first hand experience of planning a holiday there. We catch up with one of the most accredited dermatology specialist – Dr. Pao of YSC Clinic to know about the latest trends in skin treatments. Our Elite dining shortlist takes us to some of the new unique and exciting gourmet selection in Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the read as you plan for your festive celebrations. Wishing all the readers a happy and joyous Diwali .

Hiral Pandey

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Hiral Pandey EDITOR Mrugank M. Shah

Hiral Pandey (Editor in chief)

Khemika Udomsilp (Media PR Manager)

Krisha Nagrecha (Graphic Designer)

Jeffrey James Keyes (Travel Editorial)

Alexander de Mira Granskog (Travel Editorial)

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ART Art Director Parvez R. Shaikh Graphic Designer Krisha C. Nagrecha Production Manager Haresh Patel Art Assistant Ashish Mehta FEATURES & LIFESTYLE Editorial & Content writer Alisa Udomsilp Travel Editorial Alexander de Mira Granskog Content & Articles Mrugank M. Shah Travel Correspondent Jeffrey J. Keyes

Mrugank Shah (Editor )

ACCOUNTS & ADMINISTRATION Media PR Manager Khemika Udomsilp Coordinator Kirana Nipaspongsa

Sunny Alisa Udomsilp (Publisher & Content Features Manager)

Ashish Mehta (Art Assistant)

Parvez R. Shaikh (Art Director)

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Elegant In Style

Contents WHAT’S ON SPECIAL FEATURES Anantara / Avani Weddings Venues 18

The Caviar House / Thailand 24 “Touch of Nature” by Asita Eco Resort 38 The Venice of The East ‘UDAIPUR, INDIA’ 44 ‘KIRIDARA’ Lao’s Old World and River View Hotel & Villa 56

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IGNITED MINDS INTERVIEW

Dr. Hemmawan Yongratanamongkol (Pao)

THE LUXURY HOTELS & RESORTS COLLECTION

Natai Beach Resort & Spa Phang Nga / FROM THE COVER Banyan Tree Phuket 15 Sri Panwa Phuket 13 Cape Sienna Phuket 23 Point Yamu phuket 63 Civilai Hill Khao Yai 43 The Silver Palm Rama9 Boutique Hotel 21 Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn 29 Springfield @ Sea – Cha Am 36 Cher Resort – Cha Am 53 The Pelican Krabi 54 Shangrila Srilanka 60 KC Beach Club Samui 49

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Preferred Luminesce Top 10 Elite Dinning CHAR Roof Top Dinning / Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Rd Park Society / Sofitel So Bangkok The River Barge / Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok Red Sky / Cenatara Grand CWT Café Edge & Bar / The Silver Palm Rama9 SRA BUA by Kiin Kiin / Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok UNOMAS Brunch Buffét / Centara Grand CTW Le Normandi / Mandarin Oriental Bangkok NY Steak Style & Burger / Sukhumvit Soi 22 The Iron Fairies / Sukhumvit 55 Rd

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Bangkok Best Restauarnts Asia’s Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts Bar & Restaurant hospital –Travel Agent

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PHUKET, THAILAND – Amatara Resort & Wellness has introduced its Amatara Yoga range of inclusive packages, offering beginner and advanced yoga practitioners a perfect, personalized yoga sanctuary stay. The 3, 5 and 7-night programs offer a chance to deepen yoga practice, and are customized to achieving happiness and the ideal yoga outcomes during the stay. Together with the Yoga Master, guests explore their own personal ‘why’ in their yoga practice, looking at what it is they are seeking to achieve through yoga, whether that be spiritual, physical or stress management goals, or a combination. Wild Mushroom Promotion from Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok at LUCE - From appetizer to main course, native Italian Chef Edoardo has prepared some simply sublime creations including Porcini, bamboo, girolle and yanagi mushrooms glazed with honey and thyme served on a fregula tabbouleh with chef’s own recipe porcini nut-cheese and porcini & bean cream (THB 350 net), Homemade Italian lasagna with porcini and yanagi mushroom sauces (THB 410 net), Slow-cooked pork belly in a cinnamon-infused broth served with simmered girolles (THB 650 net) and Tuna fillet with clams “macchiato” and foamed porcini (THB 750 net).

W BANGKOK DEBUTS ITS FIRST-EVER MOONCAKE COLLECTION AVAILABLE IN 5 FLAVORS! Presenting Mooncakes With a Unique W Twist Just In Time For The Mid-Autumn Season. Mooncakes are great any time of the year, but they’re especially delicious around the Mid-Autumn Festival. This year, Bangkok’s mooncake scene introduces a new kid in on the block as W Bangkok lives it up with five new flavors, to be exact – with W Bangkok’s first-ever mooncake collection. Each W Mooncake has been homemade by our Directory of Culinary, Chef Steven Kim and his team, to promise you the best quality ingredients and freshness!

Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s first boutique hotel J Plus Hotel by YOO officially unveiled a new pop art exhibition titled “Rupa” by Chinese urban contemporary artist Fansack to much acclaim and success in late September. Complementing 17 curated art pieces exhibiting in the Hotel’s dedicated art space Art@JPlus from 22 September to 31 December 2016, the launch also saw the unveiling of two stunning murals crafted by Fansack on the exterior of the hotel, adding a vibrant new look to the boutique property. Bangkok Thailand - Riva Arun Bangkok, managed by SilverNeedle Hospitality, is a 25 room boutique hotel located on the Chao Phraya River, surrounded by some of the city’s most treasured historical sites such as Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Museum of Siam, and the Grand Palace. The hotel is within walking distance of the Flower Market, Tha Tien Fresh Market, and Tha Maharaj riverside community mall at Maharaj Pier.

This year why don’t you celebrate Loy Krathong Festival in

Amphawa and stay in the middle of Nature @ asita eco resort on November 14th, 2016 . Package starts from 3,500 baht included one night stay in superior room with breakfast for 2 persons, krathong, shuttle boat to take you to the famous Amphawa Floating Market where you will be able to enjoy shopping, sightseeing and dinner along the Maklong River. Be amazed with hundreds of Fireflies on the way back to the resort. For RSVP please call 081 999 1692, 089 866 2168, 034 767 333 or visit our website at www.asitaresort.com, www.facebook.com/ asitaresort

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Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, The hotel, designed to resemble a falcon’s head CARNIVAL RIO & SAO PAULO | in recognition of Qatari falconry – the Feb & Mar 2017 country’s historic and elite pastime – is Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo adorned with museum-quality art pieces honouring the rich heritage of the Qatari Two of the most famous carnivals in the peninsula which are on loan from the world: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Are Sheikh Faisal Collection. Strategically you ready? In LUMINESCE we have located close to the business and prepared best Tour and VIP experiences diplomatic areas, Shangri-La Hotel, Doha so you only have to relax and enjoy the offers a direct link to the City Centre Mall, Sumba. The Carnaval do Brasil is an annual the city’s largest mall, and is only five festival held between the Friday afternoon minutes from the waterfront promenade. and the Ash Wednesday at noon. Rythm, participation, and costumes vary from one region of Brazil to another. Is the most famous holiday in Brazil and has become an event of hoge proportions. Please contact: +66 88 8595 668 Sunny Alisa

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL | 3rd June 2017 Cardiff, Wales In LUMINESCE we look forward to get you best final of finals. The end of the Champions league could be the perfect plan. We found best hotels and accomodation in Cardiff to make your stay unforgettable. As always you can order your tickets with 360Experience for all the matches along the competition, and of course you have the chance to secure your tickets for the final rounds before than anyone. We can offer you the best possible tickets at the best price. Please contact: +66 88 8595 668 Sunny Alisa

THE REFRESHING SIDE OF BOURBON!

Jim Beam brings Thailand the refreshing side of Bourbon with the Jim Beam Citrus Highball! BANGKOK, THAILAND– Jim Beam brings the refreshing side of Bourbon to Bangkok, Thailand with the Citrus Highball Party by Jim Beam, a tall cocktail of Jim Beam Bourbon over ice, topped with soda, and finished with a squeeze of citrus! For one night only, Jim Beam will bring you through this delicious summer cocktail, complemented by the delightful spread of food and groovy live band performance and end the night off with dance music by Bangkok’s popular DJ SG. Jim Beam Citrus Highball is the star of the show; the ultimate drink for our tropical climate, it is without equal as a noon-time tipple, an after-work refresher or a weekend party-starter… it pairs perfectly with sumptuous, spicy Thai food for the perfect refreshing drink anytime, anywhere! Acclaimed mixologist and Jim Beam Ambassador for Southeast Asia Ricky Paiva will be behind the bar whipping up fresh glasses of the Jim Beam Citrus Highball for guests, serving up a delightful mix of Jim Beam’s signature Citrus Highballs all night long! The Jim Beam Citrus Highball Party is also held to celebrate the re-packaging of Jim Beam, which is a global initiative to change and update the Jim Beam bottles and labels to have a new, premium look with bolder bottles, higher quality finishes and a more beautiful and refined “rosette” logo.

For the latest updates, please follow Facebook.com/JimBeamThailand

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Oktoberfest festival themed buffet The World, Centara Grand at

CentralWorld Time to celebrate once again “Oktoberfest festival” which has arrived at ‘The World restaurant at Centara Grand at CentralWorld’, offering an authentic Oktoberfest themed buffet every Friday night. Full range of German Food and drink the specialties include of Carving Board and tasty hot dish items. Not only that fresh green salad corner and chilled platter are fully integrated; mixed cold cut, Blood sausage, Smoked Black Forrest Ham, Smoked Mackerel, Liver Sausage Spread with Pate en croute, Bismark Herring, Potato smoked Eel Terrine also inclusive of seafood on iced shrimps & Oysters. This promotion is available from October to November 2016, 18.00 – 22.30 hrs. Price only at 1,890++ per person with free flow of Paulaner Draught beer.

From left: Mr. Jaturon Himathongkom, Director Corporate Strategy International Sports Marketing, Singha Corporation; Lt.Col. Ruj Saengudom, Deputy Governor for Professional Sports and Privileges, Sports Authority of Thailand; Mr. Eric M. Gottschalk, Chief Executive Officer, MMC Sportz Marketing; Mr. Mark Kar, Development Director, Sport 360.

From left: Elvin Ting, Managing Director of Orange Room Pte Ltd, Yo Yossavadee Hassadeevichit, Brand ambassador of TRI-Factor Series™ and Jonathan Fong, Sports Scientist and Founder of Morph Performance, together for TRI-Factor Series™ official launch in Thailand at Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok.

BANGKOK, Thailand – The shortlist for the 2016 Asian Sports Industry Awards (SPIA Asia) was announced today with Thailand performing strongly – 12 submissions have been shortlisted across the 13 Asian Award categories while 60 entries made the final cut for the four Thai only categories, joining the region’s leading rights holders, marketing agencies, sports brands, events, organizations, and venue operators. Also announced by organizers MMC Sportz and Sport360 was the conference program for “The Business of Sports – Asia’s Sports Industry in the Fast lane II”.

The TRI-Factor Series™, the fastest growing triathlon series in Asia, is coming to Thailand! TRI-Factor is launching new races across 8 new countries in Asia including China in the next few years, with Thailand’s inaugural triathlon to be held on November 6th 2016 at the Sattahip Naval Base. Asian Championship 2016 / 2017 is a four-leg mass participation sports series comprising individual swim, bike and run events and a finale triathlon in a number of countries throughout Asia.

Lub d Phuket Patong Good news for hostel-bookers!

This what people say: “It’s a home while you are far from home…”

Lub d Patong is a newly built property located in the vibrant city, relax on the beach and then sleep comfortably in the heart of the bustling area of Patong.It brings a new age of hostel catering for crowds of all budgets and backgrounds. Whether you’re a Backpacker, with family or on business, from chic beach style dorms to private rooms, Lub d has you covered with the beach also only five minutes walk away and other prime tourist attractions. You are absolutely staying at the best location in Phuket indeed! Lub d Boutique hostel with rooms that match the majority of budget holiday hotel that also comes with your privacy, view of nice see-through infinite pool, splash bar & restaurant, energize your day with good Tiger Muay Thai session in a full-size boxing ring at the lobby and cool spot to get yourself socialize at our coworker space…cool right! ‘In the guest Rooms provide unlimited towels, large and clean shared bathroom, safe and sounds for ladies and techno supported.’

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Comfort Dorm: High-tech custom built dorms, bespoke made with luxury and comfort in mind, re-inventing traditional dorm design and giving it a fresh and modern touch in Lub d style. Each custom dorm features purpose built large, comfortable

beds, equipped with universal sockets, charging ports, reading lights and of course free Wi-Fi. All the benefits of our dorms plus the added security of being in the ladies only area, receive their own electronic keycards which allow access to the ladies only dorms ensuring the sleep safely at night at our Comfort Ladies Dorms. Added a bit of sleep tight in privacy of Lub d twin or double bed junior rooms. A large bed with all the luxurious is perfect for guests who want a large comfy space of their own. Then towards the premium, large, spacious rooms with luxury in mind of a Deluxe type comes with their own large ensuite modern styled bathroom, to ensure every guest has the best possible stay at Lub d. Restaurant & bar are just around the area If you want to be updated with the latest news and update to your Thailand travel trip, we recommend you to visit www. TATcontactcenter.com but if you are looking for top rated hostel in Thailand then it is a must to visit http://www.lubd.com/patong Contact us: LUB D PHUKET PATONG Tell: +66 (0) 76 530 100

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Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has completed a comprehensive renovation of the historic Authors’ and Garden Wings. Designed to significantly enhance the facilities and services of this award winning hotel, the renovation has restored the historic heart of the property to its original splendour. The project comprised a significant room reconfiguration resulting in the creation of new spacious suites, including a Grand Royal Suite in the Authors’ Wing and twelve suites with balconies in the Garden Wing. Spa Studio by Mandarin Oriental is located at the newly refurbished Garden Wing and consists of four luxuriously designed treatment rooms offering powerful, effective and less time consuming treatments, for ladies and gentlemen in a calming yet sophisticated setting. A new spa studios offer exclusive world renowned beauty treatments for the first time in Bangkok, including the Podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez PEDI:MANI:CURE, QMS Medicosmetics, which is a Gala Spa Award winning product range from Germany and also Waxing, Express foot, shoulder and head massages. PEDI: MANI: CURE BY BASTIEN GONZALEZ Bastien Gonzalez is internationally famous for his unique approach to foot treatments. Using his professional expertise and experience as a Podiatrist, he designed and developed exclusive treatments for the feet, nails and hands whose uniqueness lies in the fusion of well-being and beauty. Bastien selects and trains every member of his team in his treatment protocols and standards, ensuring the excellence of his knowhow all over the world.

QMS Medicosmetics Exclusively in Thailand, the new Spa Studio by Mandarin Oriental Bangkok offers a range of luxurious and results-oriented signature treatments from QMS Medicosmetics, experts in the field of skin aging and skin regeneration. Founded 29 years ago in Germany, QMS Medicosmetics is recognized for its scientifically advanced skincare products and spa treatments. Spa Studio offers four treatments with facial add-on options, including Collagen Vita Skin Facial, an anti-aging skin treatment, and Advanced Cellular Hydration, a rejuvenating treatment designed to infuse energy into the skin through the use of a high-performance cellular formulation developed to stimulated cell regeneration. Relax in the comfort of the private facial studio while our skilled beauticians administer effective, long lasting treatments. To complement the service menu, the Spa Studio also offers a full line of retail products for sales. WAXING SERVICE An exclusive facility dedicated for painless waxing and performed by our expert waxologist. Both natural and elastic wax is carefully selected to suit different skin types in flavors such as chocolate, strawberry and lemon for a perfect smooth skin. EXPRESS MASSAGE Are you crunched for time and need to relax? Our Express Massage Studio is an ideal spot for you to sit back and recharge with our less time consuming treatments. Choose from back, neck, shoulder, head, arm, foot, joints, eye and ear massages.

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ESPAÑA CONDO RESORT PATTAYA 6 STARS RESIDENCE “ A PROMISE OF PLEASURE ” Blue Sky’s narrative of success consistently continues to this day...We would like to introduce you to a new enchanting journey to Spain by the name of “ESPANA” The spectacular architecture, exquisite designs, and Spain’s rich and dignified history are meticulously combined with touches of colorful allure to create the quintessential characteristic of THE SIGNATURE CONDO RESORT, shaping a new living experience to fulfill all your aesthetic living needs and creating the perfect balance of blissful living. Diverse function facilities hidden in Spanish-style residence inspire us to discover “harmony in expanding space in your life”,an essential feature in the project’s interior and exterior disigns. A perfect combination of contemporary disign and classic style is the sophisticated signature of the ESPANA, an exquisitely detailed condominium with amenities to fulfill all your emotions. Sales Representative:

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A special day in majestic style by the river

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Set on the riverbanks of the majestic Chao Phraya River, the enclave of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort & Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel spare no compromise in showcasing a romantic getaway or a wholehearted celebration with family and friends. Offering some of the best selection of stylish indoor and outdoor wedding venues in Bangkok, couples have the choice of creating the wedding they have always dreamed of, whether it is an elaborate ceremony stretching over a series of days or an intimate ceremony just to be shared between two. Indeed the attractions of saying ‘I do’ at the city’s only true riverside destination stretch well beyond the promise of scenic tranquility. Offering a choice of 2 ballrooms - the Grand Riverside Ballroom at AVANI Riverside and the Chaophraya Ballroom at Anantara Riverside and with 5 sizeable halls in total, large-scale celebrations are integral to the Riverside’s identity. The Grand Riverside Ballroom can also open out to include a show kitchen that adds a touch of flair and energy to any occasion. Perfect for after-parties, ATTITUDE offers intimate group dining, bar, a pool and dance floor on the AVANi rooftop. Magnificent cityscape views under starlight offer the ultimate backdrop for a very special evening. The Grand Sala and Riverside Terrace at Anantara Riverside offer openair facilities on the banks of the river and are ideal for cocktail receptions or ceremonies with the majestic river as the backdrop. Bring the evening to a spectacular finale with a fireworks display over the majestic river and enjoy the views across the Bangkok’s skyline.

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Every wedding is also a focus on culinary experience which adds up to making

this occasion extra memorable, and the hotel’s renowned chefs present a decadent choice of international cuisines where importance is given to the use of organic ingredients, regional menus and locally grown produce, and bringing the flavours of Thai, French, Chinese, Japanese and Indian fares in a culinary journey of tastes and culture; whether it is a gala buffet with live cooking stations or customised East-Meets-West celebration menus.

A selection of well thought of and specialised packages are available, from a traditional Thai, Chinese, Indian or Western ceremony. A team of professional wedding consultants will ensure that every last detail is realized in precisely the way it is envisaged, leaving the happy couple and their guests to enjoy every memorable moment. The wedding flair is further complemented by 644 rooms and suites, a choice of the Thai-inspired luxury at Anantara Riverside or contemporary fresh comforts at AVANI Riverside. The possibilities are boundless in Asia’s most iconic and versatile venue. From a vibrant dance party, to an exquisite engagement and wedding ceremonies, and inspired celebrations, every fantasy is brought to life with impeccable attention to detail.

For more information please call:

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort AVANI Riverside Bangkok 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand T: +66 2 476 0022 | F: +66 2 476 1120 www.anantara.com / www.avanihotels.com

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Thailand Bangkok

The Silver Palm Rama 9 – Bangkok Urban Resort & Residences 69 Soi Sa-Ngobsuk Rama 9 Road Suan Luang Bangkok 10250 Thailand General Manager: Mongkol Jancha

The perfect bangkok hotel for medical tourism A four star hotel within only few minutes distance of Vipharam and Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital. Undertaking medical treatment of any sort can be a stressful experience and being in close proximity to your hospital or treatment center can help to provide peace of mind and enable you to enjoy your time in Bangkok. We are one of the only four star hotels near Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital and are also in close proximity to Ramkhamheang Hospital, Piyavate Hospital, Bangkok Hospital and Vipharam Hospital. With world-class medical facilities close by, staying at The Silver Palm minimizes the stress associated with travel and provides you with the peace of mind that if any complications arise from your treatment, professional help is nearby. We understand that while recovering from a treatment, you may not feel well enough to leave your accommodation. To ensure our medical tourism guests want for nothing during their stay, we have fitted out the rooms with all the amenities you need to feel at home including a television, Wi-Fi, kettle, air conditioning and hairdryer and private balcony in every room.

Activities & facility

Café Edge: is an all-day dining bistro and bar boasting a menu with Thai, Asian and International delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Edge Bar: located on upper level terrace with surround perfect ambience. Fitness Center: facing the pool and a verdant garden, features full equipment, excellent changing room with steam room accompaniment.

Get to know the hotel

Rooms: 89 Residences Check out & in: From 02:00 PM, late checkout till 6:00 PM half day charge after 6:00 PM full day charge Rates:  Price: $$$

Specail offer “staycation at the silver palm” Booking reference Valid: October 31, 2016 Stay: Staycation Package 3 days 2 Night From: 5,200++ per package Offer: Choice of lunch or dinner per stay

Email: res@thesilverpalm.com Tel.: +66(0)2 322 3679 Fax: +66(0)2 322 3678 Web: www.thesilverpalm.com Line ID: silverpalmofficial


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yourself to the tropical island vacation of your dreams at The Sea Koh Samui Boutique Resort and Residences. Nestled on an idyllic palm fringed beach with crystal clear waters, the resort commands spectacular views over the magical Gulf of Thailand and the surrounding islands.

cliffs connected by rope bridges, a cavern that reveals a jungle with a river and waterfalls, and a pathway leading down to the golden sands of Wong Amat Beach in North Pattaya. You are in the Lost World, a place of indulgence and great fun. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is an exciting themed five-star resort that is a destination in its own right, an entire world of pleasure.

Warmth. This former governor’s residence has been restored and converted into Vietnam’s newest boutique hotel. La Residence Hotel and Spa is located on the banks of the Perfume River in the city centre, overlooking the famous citadel and close to tombs built during the Nguyen Dynasty in the 1800s. The hotel is 17 km from the airport and features 122 art deco rooms, a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, spa, and health club and tennis court.

Wora Bura Hua Hin Resort & Bandara Resort & Spa, Samui Kacha Resort & Spa Koh Chang Spa | Thailand. Feature: The Beautiful | Thailand. Feature: Nestled among the | Thailand. Feature: On the island’s most Blending of Cultures Inspired by the Thai History during the Majesty King Rama V made his formal visit to Europe, Wora Bura Resort & Spa, a unique Thai Cultural Resort & Spa is designed to represent a beautiful city reflecting the atmosphere of 19th century Thailand when his Majesty King Rama V made his formal visit to Europe. At that time, Thailand adopted many features of western civilization.

mountains, blue ocean waves, and luscious palm trees, surrounded by a fresh ocean breeze and the smell of bliss, the Bandara Resort and Spa is the travelers’ favorite destination for an idyllic beach holiday and getaway resort. Our resort has become a home away from home for many guests who return again and again to the warm beaches, warm waters, and warm smiles of Thailand’s most popular beach location.

privileged location, Kacha Resort & Spa is set in the heart of Koh Chang’s most beautiful White Sand Beach. The resort is a beachfront resort with a great sea view and is a perfect place for a holiday with your loved one, a group of special friends, or your whole family. Not only that you will enjoy living by the sea, lazing around on white sand beach and clear sea-water, but also you will have wonderful moments with such beachside activities.

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Thailand. Feature: Woodlands Resort is a stylish luxury hotel snuggled down in the northern end of Pattaya’s exquisitely curving bay, just 500 meters from the vibrant Pattaya Beach. Centre Pattaya lies merely 50 meters away and this splendid hotel is positioned about a kilometer from the famed Walking Street. Set amid the lush tropical garden, all the wellappointed accommodations are lavishly designed and spacious. Each unit comes with either a private balcony or a patio.

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Feature: Located in the heart of Saigon’s business district, the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon offers first-class amenities and hospitality. Choose a deluxe room or suite with large desk and ample lighting, luxurious bedding, in-room coffee and tea service, highspeed Internet, safe and well-stocked mini-bar. After a day of meetings or sightseeing, relax at our poolside terrace or enjoy a leisurely dinner at Kabin, known as one of the finest Chinese restaurants in the city.

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Villa Resort & Spa amaze you with one of the best holiday experiences. Whether it’s short or long stay in Phuket, this enchanting resort has it all to cater all your needs. Within 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, this resort lies on the northwest coast of Phuket island amid tranquil surroundings of the pristine Maikhao Beach, far enough to elude the city hustle and bustle, yet all major attractions can still be easily reached by the resort’s convenient chauffeur services.


HISTORY and TARGET In 2014 Thai Sturgeon Farm Co., Ltd (Thai limited company with Thai and Russian investors) started construction of the farm for growing sturgeon fish in Hua Hin, Thailand for meat and caviar with a maximum production capacity of 2,000 kg black caviar per year. Please find out more information about the project, breeding techniques and products on www.sturgeon.co.th

CAVIAR HOUSE Co., Ltd. Web-site: www.caviarhouse.co.th Tel. +66825258887 +66907900997 Fax +6622363500 Contact for orders: 08-2525-8887 (Khun Noppadon) 09-0790-0997 (Alex)

To prepare the local market the owners of TSF set up a new company, Caviar House Co., Ltd., with the aim of preparing Thai market for luxury products such as classic and premium sturgeon caviar, exclusive beluga caviar and fine sturgeon meat. Caviar House Co., Ltd. is importing into Thailand caviar from the partners’ farm that is designed and built by the same technology; breeding the same types of fish and even feeding it by the same food so the imported caviar and the one that will come later from Thai Sturgeon Farm will be the same grade and taste. ABOUT BLACK CAVIAR In all times black caviar has been considered as the most delicious and luxury product; and nowadays it’s still on the same top position being served in the best restaurants, hotels, cruise ships and first class of international flights. Black caviar is produced only by sturgeon family of fish originally living in the Caspian Sea, Volga and Amur rivers however a very high demand of this delicate product and developed techniques recently allowed farming sturgeon, sterlet and even beluga fish; and also making new hybrids between the family members with new different taste of caviar. CAVIAR TYPES Caviar House Co., Ltd proudly presents the most famous and popular caviar types:

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Many connoisseurs prefer its more intense flavor compared with Beluga and its subtle, elegant and nutty taste. It excels with pleasantly firm eggs and typically nutty taste in different colors from black to dark brown. The Russian sturgeon (Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii), Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser Baerii), Iranian sturgeon (Acipenser Persicus) all are known also as Oscietra caviar. Egg size: 2.8 ‌ 3.0 mm (black / dark hazel color). 2. Royal oscietra caviar made from roes of hybrid sturgeon (Huso Huso female & Acipenser schrenckii male). This caviar has firm and bigger eggs close to Beluga in size, mostly in colors of pearly gray or dark hazel, the flavor is refreshing, then lush buttery, long aftertaste, and crisp with aroma. This is one of the most popular types nowadays considering its delicious taste, size and price. Egg size: 3.0 ‌ 3.2 mm (dark hazel color). 3. Beluga and Kaluga caviar is the most famous and expensive one among all black caviar types. Beluga (Huso Huso) originally lives only in Caspian sea and Kaluga fish is even large as Beluga sturgeon and living in Amur River. The largest grain and most delicate in flavor of sturgeon eggs, Beluga and Kaluga caviar tastes somewhat like the sea with buttery overtones. Its color varies from medium to dark brown with a clear and glossy finish. Huso dauricus (Kaluga sturgeon) of the sturgeon family is a large freshwater fish living in Amur River and as the special product of Russia and Northeast China; this fish is one of the only two kinds of the Huso Genus. Egg size: 3.5 ... 3.6 mm (golden brown). NUTRITION FACTS and BENEFITS The great benefits of black caviar are determined by its unique balanced composition. Besides the perfect proteins, it contains vitamins A, B, C, D and E as well as micronutrients such as iodine, zinc, potassium, sodium and magnesium. Black caviar helps to improve the cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract. Each little egg contains necessary substances for healthy development and functioning of the body. Scientists have proved that people who regularly eat black caviar live for about 4-9 years longer than the others. LUMINESCE vol 3 No. 18, 2016 | www.lumimg.com

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And they maintain strength and power of the body and clarity of mind longer, which is not surprising, because black caviar slows down the aging processes. Black caviar prevents the formation of cancer. Black caviar is recommended to those whose hemoglobin level is low because it compensates the deficiency of iron in the body. In addition, black caviar contains phosphorus which is also needed for bone formation. Regular consumption of phosphorus helps to cope with insomnia and mental fatigue. Black caviar is rich in lecithin and omega fatty acids and therefore has beneficial effects on brain and improves memory as well as stabilizes the condition and function of the nervous system. Omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids have a regulating effect on metabolic processes in the body, enhance immune system and normalize blood pressure. Consumption of black caviar reduces the likelihood of heart disease. Black caviar contains vitamin D which regulates the digestibility of calcium in the body, thus it has a major impact on the proper formation of bone tissue. Black caviar is rich in iodine, so it is a good prevention of diseases of the thyroid gland. Recently the miraculous beneficial characteristics of the black caviar began to be used for cosmetic purposes. It is been proved that nutritional characteristics of eggs are extremely useful for the maintenance of youthful skin as well as gloss and density of hair.

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Black caviar can be easily used for the low-carbohydrate diets. In this case you just don’t eat it with bread and butter or pancakes but you substitute them with the protein of a boiled egg. The new researches prove that black caviar is the way to extend youth, strength and potency. This delicacy is beneficial for collagen which improves skin quality. Besides that black caviar can prevent the harmful effects of alcohol on the body due to its content of acetylcholine which increases human tolerance to alcohol. Eating this delicacy during a party will make you feel fresh and full of energy after a long cheerful night. CONSUMING CAVIAR Firstly, black caviar is a certain lifestyle that shows a successful life; it’s a tradition developed during several centuries in all European Royal houses and Russian imperial house and it always has been a sign of luxury and nobility. Black caviar can be served with a small slice of butter or cream cheese together with a sprig of dill; on crackers, toasts or pancakes accompanied by a glass of champaign or a shot of chilled vodka. Along with black caviar sturgeon meat itself is extremely tasty and in the time of Russian Empire sterlet, the smallest sturgeon, has been called Tsar fish as it was served for the Royal family. Sturgeon meat is soft and juicy; it can be baked in the oven, cooked in a pot, being stuffed into famous Russian pies and of course being a part of delicious sturgeon soup.

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The Dharmawangsa | Jakarta Indonesia. Feature: In modern Jakarta, space and tranquility are the most precious gifts a host can offer. At The Dharmawangsa spaciousness, serenity and sanctuary are hallmarks. Here, the art of gracious living is a blend of subtle sophistication and elegant intimacy, where guests are received as honoured visitors to a private residence.

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Ritz Carlton Bali |Bali - Indonesia Feature: With the Indian Ocean providing a mesmerizing backdrop, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali welcomes guests to this luxury resort’s cliff top setting in distinctive Balinese fashion – warmly, spiritually, and full of new discoveries. For it is here that relaxation, rejuvenation, and finding a harmonious balance is easily attained. Experience it on the white sandy beach lapped by calm, gentle waves. Give in to it under the expert hands of the spa therapists.

Feature: Viceroy Bali offers 25 luxurious villas in the highlands of Ubud. At Viceroy Bali all the villas are luxurious with private pools and spectacular views over Petanu River gorge and tropical forests. All villas have luxurious European fittings combined with Balinese architectural features.

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Bali - Indonesia. Feature: A signature feature of Samabe Bali Suites and Villas is offering the luxury all-inclusive concept called “Unlimited Privileges.” It is a fresh new concept of luxury benefits that includes special welcome amenities, the full gamut of premium meals and beverages on tap, a wide selection of Samabe signature activities, entertainment, meeting room facilities and spa treatments.

Resort Bali is located on the southern tip of the island of Bali on the northeast slopes of Bukit peninsula. The resort’s luxurious villas are built into a gently terraced hillside named Bukit Permai literally meaning beautiful hill. The location offers spectacular vistas of Jimbaran bay and Bali’s sacred mount Agung. An Indonesian spa. Dramatic hilltop and Oceanside dining. All immersed in the mystique of this spiritual land.

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Kalima resorts & spa | Patong Phuket. Feature: Kalima Resort & Spa is the only hillside resort overlooking the bay to offer such luxurious seclusion so close to Patong Beach. From Uber-romantic honeymoon suites for couples to stylish studio- type rooms for single travellers and private pool villas for families.

The Sukosol Bangkok| Bangkok - Thailand. Feature: Mixing colonialstyle architecture and Asian aesthetics, The Sukosol Bankgok, formerly Siam City Hotel is a wonderful place to stay for a uniquely Thai experience. All rooms and suites are equipped with contemporary amenities to ensure the comfort and convenience of all guests. Executive “Club Siam” guests also benefit from the Club Lounge and its special privileges.

essence of Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve is all about enlivening the senses. Guests will subtly and gently have their senses enriched and stimulated with the resort’s own scent, signature drink, beautiful and stunning scenery both inside the suites and in the environment of the resort, as well as by the sounds of traditional Thai music coupled with the gentle lapping of the sea on the shores of Phulay Bay.

de la Paix is the first stylish, boutique resort in the charming coastal town of Cha-Am on the North West coast of the Gulf of Thailand close by the famous resort town of Hua Hin. Located just 20 minutes’ drive from Hua Hin airport, it’s bold, unconventional design fused with luxurious contemporary living makes it one of the region’s hottest resorts.

U Chiang Mai| Chiang Mai - Thailand Feature: U Chiang Mai is a boutique 4 star hotel in Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally important city in the north of Thailand. This 4 star Chiang Mai hotel offers 41 luxurious rooms, decorated to the highest standard providing all the necessities that the sophisticated traveler will require.

La Flora Resort and Spa Khao The Majestic Malacca | Raya - Bukit Bintang Hotels | Malaysia Lak| Khao Lak - Thailand. Feature: The Malaysia. Feature: Located to the rear of the Feature: Bukit Bintang has always been popular elegant and boutique La Flora Resort & Spa is located right at the beautiful golden sandy beach of Bang Niang. Only an one hour ride from Phuket International Airport, we offer a choice of thirteen exclusive and fascinating villas, as well as various types of deluxe rooms, all designed in finest contemporary Asian style.

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lobby, the Library is a tranquil sanctuary created to invite an immersion into the literature of your choice. Colourful floor tiles offset the polished porcelain of traditional lamps, fine ceramic ware and portraits of the past are bathed in the soft light entering through louvered windows.

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and fashionable however in the last few years has undergone gentrification and come away as both historical and chic at the same time. Whether you fancy haute cuisine or hawker stalls, brand name fashion or quirky local boutiques it’s all available in Bukit Bintang. And being inside the ‘Golden Triangle area, most offices are just a few minutes away making it ideal for business and holiday travelers alike.


‘Where nothing is out of reach!’

While the word “concierge” stands for someone who aids in managing all the needs of a client, in the present day where the needs have been redefined, the concierge too has to adapt. Understanding the true meaning and responsibility of being a concierge, we at Luminesce VIP Concierge take pride in delivering above and beyond the needs of our clients.


VIP Access to international events International Football/Soccer: From the best matches from leagues in Europe and South America to the greatest finals of continental and international competitions; we provide our clients with best locations and tickets so they can enjoy the king of sports’ greatest matches. Popular Artists: We ensure our customers enjoy the best live performances from the most important artists in the world. We offer you a completely personalized service so you get the best experience you can imagine. Would you like to meet your favourite artists back stage? Luminesce can make that happen. Tennis Tournaments: For those who enjoy a good game of tennis, you cannot pass up the opportunity to attend the most important tournaments in the world. Meet the world’s top players whilst enjoying a professional and friendly service. We provide you with all the necessary details in order to offer you a complete experience. Formula 1 and Motor racing: We want all motor racing enthusiasts to enjoy the Grand Prix, whilst being seated in VIP seats, boxes or paddock with the best views of the circuits, an unparalleled experience with an exclusive service.

The Luminesce Co,. Ltd 389 /445 The Seed Mingle Project,Sounplu Rd, Sounplu Soi 8, Thung Maha Mek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 Thailand. Office: + 66 (2) 287 1152 Tel: +66 88 8595 668 Web: www.lumimg.com E-mail: alisa@theluminesce.com, alisa@lumimg.com https://www.facebook.com/LuminesceMag/


VIP 4 hours driving outside of the circuit in a lamborghini Gallardo

Champions leagueoff-site event in Lisbon with Paulo Futre

Private Champions league with RicardoCaravalho

As a part of Luminesce VIP Concierge, we not only endeavour to source and make available tickets to the most exclusive events worldwide, be it football matches or musical concerts, we ensure that our clients truly experience the event as a VIP. We can arrange for unrestricted access to meet athletes or artists along with once in a life time experiences such as driving a Ferrari around Silverstone track. Our experienced team can handle all our clients’ requests from point of pick up to drop – handling all details such as accommodations, caterings and other personal preferences for the tour.


‘The words “sold out” don’t really apply when it comes to Luminesce VIP concierge.’

The Luminesce VIP Concierge is for those who love exclusivity and smart luxury. We not only cater to individual client requests but have a team which can expertly handle corporate events such as Team Building, Corporate services & Entertainment as well as Conferences. Some of the events where VIP passes can elevate the experience include Formula 1 races, International football matches, prestigious tennis tournaments and live performances of famous artists.

‘If its exclusivity and leisure that you are looking for than Luminesce VIP Concierge is perfect for you.’


What products and treatments WOULD YOU RECOMMENd ON OTHERS who want to CARE FOR THEIR OWN COMPLEXIONS? • • • • • •

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Provide the skin treatment to medium to high-class consumer Basic Skin Treatment (Skin disease, Acne, Laser, Facial Treatment) Beauty Treatment (Surgery & NonSurgery) Anti – Aging: Youth (Treatment & Medical) Body & Shape Care (Technology Base , Medical & Treatment) Bring the complete beauty & anti-aging clinic to serve affordable segment (High Growth Potential Segment) who care on their appearance and having ability to pay Provide reasonable offering to target customers and aim for long term purchase Delivery of genuine consulting and service to all customers.

WHAT TREATMENT DO YOU OFFER FOR DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CONDITIONS CONSULTATION? WHO SPECIALIZES IN TREATING THIS DEMAND? Treatments we offer are: • Meso-Therapy for facial skin rejuvenation – collagen, MSC’s (Stemcell therapy), PRP, Growth factors • Facial lifting – botox and threading • Facial sculpting – fillers of forehead, lips, chins, and frown lines • Body conturing – Strawberry Laser, Fat- dissolving injections, Liposuction • Vaginal health – vaginal tightening, vaginal care by Thermiva Laser DO YOU OFFER LASER TREATMENT FOR SKIN PROBLEMS? WHAT WILL YOU PREFER AND HOW WOULD YOU GUARANTEE THE RESULTs? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS AND THE RECOVERY PERIOD AFTER TREATMENTS?

Dr. Pao

From my experience, laser treatments cannot answer every facial skin problems in the long run. If a patient’s problem needs a long term treatment, I prefer interventions of mesotherapy (skin injections) like Growth factors, PRP, and MSC’s (stem cell). The methods of meso-therapy are introduced to reduce laser-use so that my patients can benefit from modern breakthroughs. A good example of often-carried-out-treatment at the clinic is skin pigmentation can be effectively treated with above mentioned interventions.

Results depend on each patient’s response which is dependent on age, sex, and original skin condition of the patient. In most cases, results are

Dr. Pao is a key person in dermatology and Medical Treatments, Director to YSC private dermatology Clinic, Bangkok- Thailand. Their commitments are to research and their passion to increasing awareness of healthy skin led to development of their expertise. Experienced in non-surgical & surgical treatments: fillers, botox, plastic surgery, Thread-lift, derma-roller and skin revitalization cure.

Dr. Hemmawan Yongratanamongkol (Pao) 2004 - Bachelor of Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University 2010 - Doctor of Medicine, Rangsit University 2013 - Vaser Liposuction (Hands on) Certificate, Mae Fah Luang University Hospital 2013 - Thread Rejuvenation Training, Klothread TR LINE Thread rejuvenation by Dr. Haewoo Lee, The head of Medical Academy in Korea. 2015 - Specialist Obstetric and Gynecology, Rajavithi Medical School

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visible after 4 weeks. We, at YSC Clinic, make sure that we inform every patient of risks, possible side effects, and things to avoid before every procedure that is carried out. Therefore, unexpected results are extremely minimal if none at all. Most of the patients who visited YSC Clinic are happy with the service and our professionalism that they return for other problems. HOW DID YOU BECOME A PROFESSIONAL DERMATOLOGIST AND SURGICAL SPECIALIST? I started my career as gynecologists to understand a woman’s anatomy, hormones, and esthetics. And the majority of the patients who visit YSC Clinic are women. We, then, focused our expertise on making women more beautiful and helping them solve their problems whether it be health, figure, or skin. Now, we can proudly say that we are experts in the structure of a women’s face. Many treatments and surgical procedures we offer at YSC aim in re-shaping and tightening this curvature of a woman’s face to appeal to others who lay eyes on her.

ABOUT YSC CLINIC: YSC Clinic is located in the heart of Bangkok, Ratchatawee BTS station. We offer various services such as, facial mesotherapy, facial contouring, facial treatments and massages, various cosmetic surgeries, liposuction and other body shaping treatments. YSC Clinic also has its own lineup of premium skin care products. At YSC we offer up to date, professional and affordable beauty solutions by our caring Aesthetic doctors within a relaxing contemporary atmosphere in the heart of Bangkok. We want to make your medicalesthetic-treatment experience as unique and memorable as you are. Our mission is to consistently bring you the most modern technology and freshest techniques, by keeping up with the current medical trends and constantly educating ourselves about the best practices. All of our doctors support one another in their personal strengths and goals within the beauty industry and the community. We promise to pay close attention to the details of your service, to maintain the highest standard in the cleanliness of our clinic, to exceed your expectations, and to keep you coming back for more!

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We, then, focused our expertise on making women more beautiful and helping them solve their problems whether it be health, figure, or skin. Now, we can proudly say that we are experts in the structure of a women’s face.

Address: 318 L Building G floor, Phayathai, Rachathevi, Bangkok – Thailand Tel: + 66 86 615 8895

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SPRINGFIELD @ SEA RESORT & SPA Dedicated to nature, devoted to you.

Inspire relaxation as much as Springfield @Sea Resort & Spa makes the most of its location with spacious grounds, family with small kids friendly and gardens. From this unique vantage point, you will discover one of the most breathtaking infinite-pool to spend your day reading your favorite book while lounging around our unique designed or sooth yourself in our Jacuzzi in your private villa.

Springfield@Sea, the new gem on Cha-Am beach, the latest creation in the Springfield Group, provides the finest in boutique resort elegance, uniting luxurious living with nature. Featuring 105 rooms, each one offers guests sweeping views of the sea and beach from private, sweet-scented botanical verandas. Pocket gardens provide greenery throughout the resort. Natural elements abound. A tall rain curtain furnishes soothing sound and the shimmering sight of falling water. At night the visual sensation is elevated with lights that illuminate the drama. Sculptures also glow at night, changing colors as well as vibes. A fully equipped fitness center ensures that guest will not lose their body tone during this vacation. From the Gourmet Restaurant, guests get a breath-taking panoramic view of the ocean and beach. The Restaurant offers an exotic medley of fusion taste delights. All aspects of Springfield@Sea are designed to be as natural as possible. Even the architectural configuration of the rooms, for instance, resembles a gentle ocean wave. The resort is comfortable, the rooms are adequate, and all the staffs are pleasant. If you too respect nature and all it provides, if you care about the future of the planet and all the creatures dependent on it, we truly hope that you will find Springfield@Sea an inspiring resort. Set along in the center between Cha-Am and Hua Hin at the Riviera Gulf of Thailand as its backdrop, the incomparably natural beauty with superior luxury, unrivalled infinite swimming pool with

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accommodation consisting exclusively of opulent suites and superior luxury private pool villa, an expanse of beach and an array of the finest ambience, dining and entertainment on the offer, indulgence and unforgettable pleasure.

“The Villas are on the finest stretches of sea-view in the Thailand Gulf, from guest private pool to romantic balconies or, in the villas indoor living room with open-air, brushed-oak flooring and beige furniture define to cool tropical color scheme in the rooms.� Dining & entertainment

From the Gourmet Restaurant, refreshing cocktails, drinks and

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Guests get a panoramic view of the ocean and beach. For a real treats, the restaurant offers an exotic medley of seafood and an Asian flavours fusion taste delights. An all day dinning outlet which provides you the full option of culinary arts of food and drink with a cozy atmosphere. All you desire to eat for your refined taste and passion. With the best ingredients selected for full filling you is healthy appetite. Contact Us: Springfield @ Sea Resort & Spa Cha-Am 858 Jumnong Poomivej Road, Cha-Am, Petchburi 76120 Thailand. Tel: + 66(0) 3270 9300 Fax: +66(0) 3270 9333 Bangkok Office: 9M Floor, Thaniya Plaza Building, 52 Silom Road, Suriwongse, Bangkok 10500 Thailand Tel: + 66(0) 2231 2244 Fax: +66(0) 2231 2249 E-mail: reservatiobkk@springfieldresort.com Web: www.springfieldresort.com www.facebook.com/springfieldgroupresort springfield_resort

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Touch of Nature Nestled in the peaceful, green surroundings of Amphawa, Asita Eco Resort promises a holiday that is in harmony with nature

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mphawa may not yet ring a loud bell among many foreign visitors to Thailand. But among locals, it has been a consistently growing favorite holiday spot in the last few years. Located just about 63km west of Bangkok, this district of Samut Songkhram is favored for its picturesque riverside scenery, laidback ambience that is already slowly disappearing in some other Thai destinations, not to mention the array of activities and boutique accommodations that have made many “back-tonature” breakaways perfect. Among these accommodation properties, one stands out not only because it is setting a new benchmark in service and facilities in Amphawa but also because of its absolutely eco-friendly character. This is Asita Eco Resort, an intimate boutique property consisting of just three traditional Thai houses and 20 villas; a perfect holiday haven in Amphawa. How eco-friendly or ‘green’ is Asita Eco Resort? Amazingly, for such an intimate resort, Asita is “green” as green” should be. The entire operation is “green” – eco-friendly from cleaning and gardening products to guest room amenities – and the staff are trained to protect the environment. Best green practices are implemented every step of the way. Energy consumption is controlled and analyzed every month. Green energy and water consumption are standard operating procedures and recycling is normal practice. As importantly perhaps, guests are encouraged to participate in the green initiatives during their stay albeit without compromising opportunities for their fun, memorable stay. Guests just love the resort’s peaceful setting, which is enhanced by countless pine trees surrounding it and an enormous canal nearby

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that helps recreate the yonder years of simple but elegant Thai upcountry lifestyle. But here’s a twist: it is run by a veteran team experienced in managing five-star hotels of international caliber and built with facilities equivalent to four-star hotels. Needless to say, the resort is built with eco-friendly materials in harmony with its natural surroundings. Room decorations use natural products to help preserve the environment while also emphasizing space and comfort. The Villa (Standard and Deluxe) and Thai Deluxe are both 42sqm in size and fully furnished. Each room enjoys a view of green trees, spacious bathroom, and separate shower. The Villa Deluxe has exterior shower and garden. All the rooms are filled with expected mod cons plus wireless high-speed Internet. There’s even a private natural swimming pool in front of the rooms’ porch for that ultimately relaxing dip. The bar and restaurant is run by a “green and healthy” policy. While it serves Thai and international food, focus is on local food, with seafood freshly caught from their own marine farm, and cooked with organic vegetables and fruits also grown from their own garden as highlight.

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“But don’t think Asita Eco Resort neglected the fun side. It has an outdoor swimming pool and recreational space and offers tour packages, transport to Mae Klong Market, Pak Tor Train Station, Amphawa Floating Market (5-8 minutes), and even provide activities such as bking with a tour guide and map, Thai cooking class, and yoga.” Truly every detail have been taken cared of to ensure that every guest at Asita Eco Resort will enjoy an unforgettable leisure holiday without worrying whether their holiday fun has been infringing too much on keeping a healthy, better environment for us all!

Contact Details: Asita Eco Resort 33/3 | Tai Hard, Amphur Mae Klong, Samut Songkhram Tel: 089-8662-168, 081-9991-692, 034 767 333 Visit: www.asitaresort.com or www.facebook.com/asitaresort

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Private World of Luxury Holidays Your Preferred Destinations:

Mode Sathorn Hotel| Bangkok – Thailand. Feature: Mode Sathorn Hotel, carefully decorated with fashionable lifestyle design, offers you immaculate business services, a pleasurable Borisud Pure Spa, incredible views from the rooftop bar at the 38th floor and a mouth-watering dining service with Thai specialties, daily buffet breakfasts and delicious cocktails and tapas. Enjoy an ideal hotel for business and leisure trips for couples and families in Bangkok.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Hotel Indigo Bangkok | Bangkok – | Bangkok - Thailand. Feature: Discover Thailand. Feature: At the Hotel Indigo Bangkok

the heartbeat of Bangkok through luxurious authenticity. In the heart of one of the world’s most enigmatic capital cities, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel offers discerning travellers a luxurious retreat to enjoy life’s finer pleasures and engage in soulful, original journeys. Relish elegant simplicity and natural luxury, with traditional Thai architecture.

Wireless Road hotel, our stylish guest rooms offer stunning views of downtown Bangkok, and combine vintage details and modern materials to share our neighborhood’s contrasting story of technology and tradition. Our team seeks to aid your pursuit of sanuk, the search for the pleasures of life.

Chiang Mai - Thailand. Feature: Yaang Come Village in Chiang Mai, Thailand welcomes travellers with tranquil fervor and first-class service. Here, guests stay in rooms and suites that have decor crafted by local artisans. The accommodations are appropriated with basic travel comforts and modern amenities such as Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite TV, and coffee and tea.

Sala Ayutthaya Resorts | Thailand Feature: Sala Ayutthaya is an oasis offering intimate and indulgent experiences that is located in the heart of Ayutthaya, along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Our boutique accommodation in Thailand is opposite the famous Wat Phutthaisawan and situated near tourist attractions along with archeological and historical sites.

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa | Phuket – Thailand.

Awa Resort | Koh Chang - Thailand

Manathai Surin Phuket | Phuket - Thailand. Feature: Endless shades of blue. Lush, fragrant flora. The aromatic flavors of local cuisine. The warmth of Thai people. The peaceful philosophy and rich traditions of this majestic country. Discover Thailand’s exotic diversity with MANATHAI Hotels & Resorts. Located in some of the most stunning areas of Thailand, MANATHAI properties embody the epitome of Thai hospitality. Each of the tropical sanctuaries offers natural splendour, authentic culture and aesthetic refinement. Gracious, heartfelt service makes every visit an unforgettable getaway.

Yaang Come Village |

Feature: Discover and experience Koh Chang or Chang Island with AWA. Situated in the north of Kai Bae beach and by 700 meter south of our unique brother resort THE DEWA, AWA is proudly accented for the charming of zen and oriental simplicity. The hotel stunning and distinctive architecture aesthetic is meant to be one of the most dramatic settings and flagship of Koh Chang. Relaxing on your balcony in our beachfront deluxe admiring the most peaceful sunset scenery is just not to be missed.

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Feature: The Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa is ideally located in the popular area of Karon in Phuket. The newest Novotel Resort in Phuket, all 224 rooms feature state of the art inclusions that you would come to expect from Novotel. While staying at this Karon Beach Resort relax by one of the 3 outdoor pools or indulge a treatment at the InBalance Spa.

La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa |

Phnom Penh – Cambodia. Feature: Combining attributes of contemporary design and touches of French Indochina blended with practical comfort reflective of the urban lifestyle, La Rose Boutique is comprised of 10 luxurious rooms. Each room meets the standard of a luxurious boutique hotel. What is even better, it is just minutes away from major city attractions such as Independence Monument, the Royal Palace and the National Museum, to name just a few.


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The Venice Of The East Udaipur-the city of lakes, the city of romance and home to the longest ruling dynasty in the world; now located in the state of Rajasthan, it stands a memory of erstwhile Indian royalty. It was founded in 1559 AD by Maharana Udai Singh II and was established as the capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom.

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“ hile walking along the banks of the lake Pichola I see the rays of the morning sun glinting over the placid waters, there gleams in them the reflection of palaces, temples all testaments to manmade beauty. It’s almost as if time stood still in this little hallow where kings still rule and palaces are every bit as majestic as they seem is fairy tales. This idyllic place has filled me with a yearning to linger here and to never depart, for such wonders abound here.”… 46

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trip to Udaipur is incomplete without mentioning the entire gamut of palaces and lakes that can be found in this one city, the most famous among them is the Jag Niwas or the lake palace which is situated on an island in the middle of the lake, now converted into a heritage hotel, an evening dinner here put quite a few check marks on my bucket list. As I visit the Suraj Gokhdathe formal balcony of the royal family and the Mor chowk or the peacock courtyard, so called because of the mosaics in glass decorating its walls, I wonder what minds were there that could perceive such beauty. A visit to the Mahrana Pratap memorial fills me with awe as I listen to his deeds and I’m reminded of these immortal lines, “here was a man, whence comes another”. But more so for the bibliophile in me I visit the Gulab Bagh which hosts quite an impressive collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts and books. Also in Udaipur for those fond of astronomy and cosmology is the Udaipur Solar Observatory, which is on an island in the Fateh Sagar lake. Being an ardent collector of automobiles I but had to visit the vintage car museum which consisted of the personal car collection of His Highness the Maharaja of Udaipur, one


of the most extensive collections in India. Any visit to Udaipur would be incomplete with a visit to the Lok Kala Mandir which is near Chetak circle, a folk art and history museum it has been showcasing the tribal culture of rajasthan and a must see is their puppet show and dance programme which generally takes place in the evening, I am mesmerized by the deftness of the dancers and intrigued by the craft that breathes such life into these small wooden puppets. There are also some places around Udaipur that pique the interest of a natural born traveler there is the Ahar museum which is located about 2km east of Udaipur which has about 19 cenotaphs of the Mahranas that were cremated there. On this very same site I found on display a collection of very rate earthen pottery, some magnificent examples of Indian sculptures and other such archaeological marvels. To the north west of Udaipur is a crafts village by the name of Shilpgram that hosts an annual crafts fair, one of the biggest fairs in India that is where I headed next and needless to say it did not disappoint. Having come so far I pay a visit to the Ghanerao Castle, which is a mere 140 kms outside of Udaipur, a beautiful castle owned by the rulers of Ghaneroa they bear the noble distinction of being the only Rajput royalty possessing a seat among the premier nobles of both houses of Mewar and Marwar. Other nearby historic sites include the Chittorgarh fort one of the largest forts in India, and the scene of many a historic battle of the Rajputs. The fort has within it several palaces including the Rana Kumbha palace, in the cellars of which Queen Pamini committed Jauhar (self immolation through fire) with her children, each palace is unrivalled in it’s beauty and splendor, the fort is also home to the majestic Vijay Stambh or the “the tower of victory”. My heart was not quite content with the cerenity of the city and I felt a bit jaded with the quiet calm of Udaipur, so I headed out to the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary for some adventure. The sanctuary boasts of rare species including the Wolf, Leopard, Sloth bear, jungle cat, the Chinkara and the Chausinga (the four horned antelope) and many such others. Other than these historic sites there are other ways to unwind including the camel safari, a novel idea this took up an entire day, the trip took me into the interiors of the deserts and provided a wonderful opportunity to observe the tribal lifestyle firsthand. Other than that the city of Udaipur preserves its rustic charm by not observing active nightlife, there might not be quintessential discotheque or pubs, but their absence is little missed.

‘The best time of the year to Udaipur is known to the world over as a famous shopping destination for visit Udaipur is during one miniature paintings made in the traditional Mewar style and Pichwai paintings of its festival, the Mewar synonymous to the taste of Mewar rulers clothes in the Batik and hand prints, festival takes place in the ,pottery, traditional handicrafts including toys, puppets, souvenirs, brassware months of March and April and handmademarble greeting cards. Shopping and it welcomes the onset of centers include the Hathi Pol, Chetak circle, Bada Bazaar, Rajasthali and the Palace spring. Teej is the festival that Road. Bargaining is a must in these shops and the government run markets including celebrates the onset of Mon Sadhna are also a must visit, however are fixed price shops. Traveling in soon in July and August and these Udaipur is most commonly done by Auto Unfortunately these do not run the Shilpgram festival is the Rickshaws, by meter and drivers are known to charge local arts and crafts festival is more, bargaining is a must here before you board the auto and fares of about 40 Rs the local arts and crafts festival will be enough to cover most of the travel destinations at night all autos will charge celebrated during the winter more. Another novel way of travel is by using or horse carts which are cheaper. months. It takes place near Tongas In the end Udaipur manages to combine charm of a lost generation with the the Havala village and is a the contemporary nuances so required by daylong fiesta of local artistry the traveler of today. As the pale moon glimmers in the waters of the lake Pichola and cultural craft.’ I rest my head in the comfort of a palace on an island in the middle of a lake, what man could possibly ask for more! Photo by: Sunny Alisa

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The Concierge Corner

Luminesce

We at pride ourselves in providing the best concierge services on demand. Our years of experience in the industry ensures we can provide the best experiences of luxury that our clients can enjoy. Some of our picks of the best services to enjoy are listed below

The Flying suite in the sky When the elite wish to travel, they tend to do so in style and comfort. Amongst the several private charter airlines providing this service, one of the stand out service provider is Taj Air - A pioneer service provided by one of the most renowned corporate in India – the Tata group. Since 2002, Taj Air has been providing immaculate service and 7-star experience aboard their charters matching the standards of Taj Hotels and Resorts. It has been recognized as one the finest private charter providers in the world for redefining luxury, by consistently placing a premium on privacy, flexibility, safety, and reliability. Taj Air is

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Luxury Sails The Oberoi MV Vrinda: If you are looking for a luxurious and memorable way to experience the Kerala backwaters, look no further than The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda. Akin to an Oberoi hotel, the vessel is of a five star standard providing exemplary service and attention to detail on all aspects of accommodation, food and excursions. All staff from the Captain downwards are trained to the highest standard, friendly and prepared to cater for all guest’s requests with a smile. As mentioned above, the food was of the highest standard and far from repetitive. The upper deck houses a lounge and bar with panoramic views of the backwaters. The breakfast served on the sun deck at sunrise creates a magical ambience of peace and serenity. Enjoy a cup of traditional cardamom tea sitting on cushions or wicker chairs watching the tropical world float by. Motor Vessel Vrinda can proudly boast of her International and South Indian cuisine. At each meal, the well-trained crew works with you to create a unique menu. The area is rich with coconuts, bananas, rice, local freshwater fish like pearlspot and small red prawns called Chemmen, which make for innovative recipes like Meen Moily and Malabar fish curry.Indulge in this boat’s other signature dishes like Crab and orange salad, Masala prawns and Espresso cheese mousse. There was a reasonable selection of beverages on board at all times but if you had a request for specific refreshment, the staff would try to ensure this was sourced before the Vrinda departed the Oberoi berth in the morning.

Dining experience like never before: Bukhara Restaurant @ ITC Maurya During your time in Delhi, enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at one of Asia’s top-rated restaurants, Bukhara. You’ll be whisked off from your hotel to the luxury ITC Maurya hotel to relax and indulge in a 4-course candlelit dinner of scrumptious traditional Indian food, perfect for any special occasion. You’ll also get to watch your food being prepared in the open kitchen, and enjoy private round-trip hotel transportation. You’ll be picked up from your Delhi hotel in the evening and whisked off to the luxury ITC Maurya hotel, where you’ll be seated at one of Asia’s top award-winning restaurants, Bukhara. Frequented by public figures and celebrities like Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bukhara serves exquisite traditional Indian food in a relaxed, elegant setting. LUMINESCE vol 3 No. 18, 2016 | www.lumimg.com

Below decks, in the well-appointed cabins opening off the long, cool corridor that runs along the spine of the ship, you can enjoy comfortable privacy with world-class room service. The Vrinda returns to the Oberoi berth every night and short cultural performances are arranged prior to the evening meal. The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Backwater Cruiser is a great option to soak up the fun and charm of the backwaters. Ultimate Yacht Experience: Ocean Blue Charters is one of the best choices for chartering yachts. Whether you fancy a weekend getaway or are looking for a long vacation in Lakshwadeep to VIP yacht rentals or to hire yachts, Ocean Blue has an answer to all your private yacht charter dreams. The Yachts and on board services that one experiences goes well beyond expectations. Through consultations with clients, they ensure that not even a single detail is missed out on when planning. Their knowledge and experience of the charter yachts, crews, destinations and cruising itineraries is un- paralleled. So whether your adventurous spirit is drawing you to sail to the exotic Lakshadweep islands or you simply want to experience the sun setting from the bridge of your private yacht, it can become a reality.

Watch your food being cooked in the open kitchen and then enjoy a dinner by candlelight. Truly a private dining experience @ Devigarh Private should reflect personal. With its professional private dining team that handles every detail of the evening with the chefs to create an exceptional one-of-a-kind experience customized to the suit the size of the group and the nature of the occasion, the Devigarh ensures guests can sit back and savor every extraordinary moment. Devi Garh, by lebua, Udaipur, offers a stunning collection of nine original heritage dining venues. Among them are Sheesh Mahal, the most charming and magical venue, replete with traces of a romantic past in the form of faded frescos and mirror work that blend into the traditional low Indian seating; Hawa Gokhda, where Rajasthan’s rich art and culture come vividly to life in the natural cool breeze with traditional low Indian seating reminiscent of a bygone era when the royal family escaped the heat and spent moments of leisure together; and the

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Chef’s Garden, a naturally elegant venue where guests are surrounded by our homegrown herbs and vegetables as they enjoy the chef’s nutritious and savory cuisine.

Travel like royalty on rails When a train journey is usually referred to, a traveller always gets the image of cramped coaches, small berths and hygiene issues. However, when one looks at Palace on Wheels, the only image one gets is of royal luxury and etiquette all rolled into one unique experience aboard this train. Started way back in 1982 and then re-introduced in 1990 with 14 saloons, 2 restaurants cum bars, one lounge and four service cars. All of the saloons are named after princely states in Rajasthan. Each name saloon has interiors matching with the aesthetics of the particular royal state it was named after. The saloons are spacious and large so as to accommodate their own shower rooms. The decor of each saloon has highlighted the cultural ethos of the state, represented through the use of furniture, handicrafts, paintings and furnishings. The ceiling in the lounge is of particular interest. Each coupe is different but the overall ambience of the decor of the saloons has been taken care of to provide continuity. The train has two lavish restaurants “The Maharaja” and “The Maharani” with a Rajasthani ambience serving palate tickling Continental, Chinese, India and Rajasthani cuisines. The train also boasts of a well stocked bar offering the choicest of sprits of Indian and international brands. Each coach also offers a good collection of books to choose from. Though times have changed and the winds have shifted, the Palace On Wheels cruises along in royal style, the kind only the Maharajas of yesteryears could have perpetuated and enjoyed.

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Thailand Cha Am, Petchaburi

Cher Resort 


924 Bureerom Road Tumbon Cha-am, Amphor Cha-am, Petchaburi 76120

Providing quality and unique services to leisure travelers … Cher resort is a tropical gateway that is set in the charming coastal town between Cha-am and Hou-Hin, on the North West coast of the Gulf of Thailand. This luxurious beachside resort is designed as a “Modern-Nature” destination. Cher Resort has 36 rooms each with 5 unique styles that offer guests a perfect retreat from the outside world. In keeping with the name “Cher” encompassing the logo of “tree”, this modern Black-White architecture is surrounded with a variety of trees and landscaped gardens. This will ensure that you truly surrender to the charms of the Modern-Natural seaside resort.

Activities & Facilities Bar & Restaurant “Buffy’s Belly “ an exclusive location beach front, Swimming Pool, Free Wi-Fi in public area, Shuttle bus/car and Bicycle.

Get to know the Hotel Rooms: 36 Rooms Check out & in: 14.00pm Check out 12.00 pm. Rates:  Price: 3,500-15,000

Grand Exclusive Offer

Booking References Email: rsvn@cherresort.com Tel: 032-508-508 Fax: 032-508-057 Website: www.cherresort.com


The Pelican Residence and Suites The Refined Tropical Modernity The impressive subtlety, pleasurable ambience and standard facilities are harmoniously incorporated so as to yield a homey comfort and everlasting balance living, appealing all luxury global clientele.

Krabi province is rich in natural beauty, featuring a myriad of stunning limestone cliffs and mountains that can be seen from the golden shores and from the azure waters off the coast. There are numbers of family-friendly destinations, tranquil and serene beachfront accommodations, and the extensive ranges of leisure activities waiting for you to lavish on. Whatever you wish to do spa, go shopping, sleepover night at swanky hotels resorts, boutique, small luxury, upscale beds, get yourself involved in exciting outdoor activities or opt to stylishly stay in Pool Villa resort or even decide to live long term at an exclusive serviced apartment or mixed-use establishments, Krabi is really the place to be. If you are currently very much looking for an exotic destination to empty your holiday break or honeymoon time and indulge with the beautiful sea, sun, and sandy beach, Krabi province is your right choice for having a whale of the time with your beloved and family members. Meanwhile, the province is sensually famed for its hedonistic elements and its uniqueness in the natural wonders is absolutely the key recipe to help you achieve a memorable traveling experience. Looking at the lifestyle development in Krabi, as a result of the massive tourism campaigns and the thriving tourism industry, the province has conspicuously seen a smorgasbord of exceptionally awe-inspiring hotels, resorts, residential and mixed-used developments that continue to raise the bar in terms of quality, design and lifestyle, aiming to well response to all individual preferences of people in the modern, luxury, and rich market.

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Actually, the property industry is fluctuated while people don’t only look for the location and convenience for a day-to-day basic of living, but they are also growingly in search of the residential project that can sport conceptual design and style, the quality of value for money, idea in construction, and management and modern market also view that a residential project should be capable of exuding the homey feeling to all customers or residents. The newly opened “The Pelican Residence and Suites� is a case in point to fulfill your modern luxury lifestyle with superb range of eateries and recreational facilities to indulge. The modernluxury habitat has been exquisitely established in accordance with the chosen luxury lifestyle activities of people in the up-market. Its impressive subtlety, pleasurable ambience and standard facilities are harmoniously incorporated so as to yield a homey comfort for all discerning guests, travelers, and/or long-term residents and also to ensure an everlasting balance living with the nature. Idyllically located at Klong Muang beach, just roughly 45minute driving from Krabi International Airport and only 15km north of the famous Ao Nang beach, The Pelican Residence and Suites is a distinctively luxury heaven, featuring captivating layer of the design in all suites. They are tastefully equipped with everything to meet all business concerns as all the en-suite daily necessaries and amenities will indefinitely help enhance homey moment, appealing to the most discerning clientele.

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Based on our hands-on experience, The Pelican Residence and Suites emphasizes on providing guests and residents with the occidental hospitality experience with subtle Thai essence amidst the sought-after tropical modernity and contemporary in mind, which such is regarded as the indispensable element for hotels resorts to help guests achieve an enduring pleasure and a harmonious living with the nature by the sea. A resort that comes with a stunning and tranquil ocean view is indubitably the most sought-after hideaway for vacationers to come to sleepover, but to guarantee that discerning travelers will stay for a longer period of time, a resort has to provide a superlative choice of accommodation, dining venue for the ultimate indulgence while the blend of the distinctive Thai hospitality is to make sure that they will come to empty their vacation or honeymoon. The private and stylish beach club offers exclusive rights to the beach club It offers an impressive choice of accommodation to meet pool bar, Café shop, Restaurant, Recreation center. It’s where you can enjoy

the needs of its diverse guests with the size ranging from 81 to 242 sqm, available from 1 to 3 bedrooms. They feature built-in wardrobe and private balcony, 1 to 2 unsuited bathrooms with shower and bathtub, western kitchen, dining room and living room. Penthouse unit features rooftop gardens and large individual plunge pools. All suites are view-concerned and exquisitely designed in modern contemporary characteristic with the emphasis on spaciousness to maximize privacy.

bubble drinks and fashionable cocktails or premium wines pairing with wide selection of creative dishes finished through unique method of cooking using prime-grade ingredients for your perfection.

“Deluxe Ocean View Pool Suite” is where the Luminesce magazine recently experienced the hospitality service, it’s recommendable if you wish to experience the new lap of modern lifestyle, it’s quite airy and spacious, and fully equipped with everything to meet individual comfort with well-appointed bathroom, private plunge pool, but it’d be great to the sense if it also allows for showering alfresco.

Traveling in Krabi is unbeatable; the province is teemed with the unscathed natural wonders and the gift of nature that is regarded as an invincible element in tourism industry that other countries can’t afford to emulate. What’s considered a good bonus for all guests staying here may be the provided options of indoor and outdoor leisure and recreational activities for those wanting to take time out testing their adrenalin in snorkeling, scuba diving, rock climbing, kayaking, and island hopping before coming back to enjoy a romantic dinner at the Nest at the end of the day.

“As for the culinary side, you will not be forgiven for forgetting to experience the taste at The Globe Bar Café & Restaurant and the establishment’s signature seafront Nest Beach Bar & Restaurant. The later boasts as the most exquisite and exclusive beach club on Klong Muang Beach, featuring various artists playing local live music amidst a distinctively inviting atmosphere and the unparalleled views over the cerulean waters of the Andaman Sea.”

The Nest Beach Bar & Restaurant is remarkably a perfect venue not just only for the regular lunch, dinner or a drink, but also for holding a special occasion such as family celebration, a corporate function or wedding celebration or even the fun-filled party which is slated to be officially reopened on November 15st, 2016.

The Pelican Residence and Suites

185 Mu 3 Klong Muang, Tub Kaak Rd. Nong Talay Krabi, Thailand 81110 Tel: +66(0)75 817 000 E-Mail: reservation@thepelicankrabi.com www.thepelicankrabi.com

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Kiridara

Luang Prabang Hotel & Villas Known as a retreat for elite travelers Beautiful designed by Bounkham Chaleunphol.

Old world glamour and River View style at this heritage site in Laos, which houses authentic interior designed rooms, suites and villas, complete with lush panoramic courtyards and flexible event space and romantic escape. Set in historical neighbourhood just a few minutes away from down town Luang Prabang, Kiridara is the perfect getaway for those seeking an exclusively private location and alternate pampering.

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uang Prabang was the first capital of Lao kingdom and the legend of million elephants land during 1353 – 1545. Today Luang Prabang is small lovely town and is home to one of the UNESCO - protected gems. A former French colony is situated in the north of Central Lao PDR, where it sits at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan River. This little town is one of the world famous for its ancient Buddhist temples, monasteries, French – Indochinese architect and warm – hearted people.

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Kiridara has 3 additional villas situated in Luang Prabang town, Villa Kili, Villa Visoun and Villa Mekong where you are nested to experience a true Laotian way of life. The ambience of staying at our villa will make you forget the outside world during your time there.

Kiridara Luang Prabang Hotel has been dedicatedly designed and built in 2011 by a well-known Laotian architect Mr. Bounkham Chaleunphol who has long been in architectural world of design. He has skillfully created this small boutique hotel with a philosophy in reserving nature and the beautiful landscape as much as he can and that makes Kiridara Luang Prabang Hotel & Villas very unique. This hotel is scaled on Phou Weane, one of historical hill of Luang Prabang in the ancient days, it consists of 24 Laotian contemporary style rooms and spacious suites. Each room has its own uniqueness with different layout and configuration, a few of them come with rock wall. All this creation comes with the aim of preserving the original resource. Most of the rooms offer panoramic a mountain view by just stepping out of the balcony except the suites which offer a mountain view right from the bedroom.

Hotel offers a vast selection of experiences in the resort

and cultural activities outside including night and morning markets, temples, alms giving and adventure experience. To experience the pure nature and tranquillity in the timeless city sometimes does not come often. That is why we would like to recommend you to make your stay at Kiri Mountain View Suite overlooking stretch lines of greenish mountains, to enjoy the dawn and the sunset just from the room.

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The hotel and the 3 villas in town are currently managed by SilverNeedle Collection. Make a day and set yourself free to try out our treatment at ‘The SPA’, a boutique spa where your will find an equilibrium. Allow yourself and your loved one to be tucked amidst dense teak forests. Serene and blissful, the aroma of essential oils and the breezy surrounds of the teak forest truly make the small Kiridara Spa is a unique place that demands undivided attention. Something you must try at The Spa is our original Laotian steam in wooden steam room. Here we preserve the old way of the steam set up. To ensure you truly make your trip to Luang Prabang memorable, have one evening to experience an authentic Luang Prabang specialties at Phu Doi restaurant. We recommend Luang Prabang noodle soup, mixed Lao starter and Luang Prabang sausage, something you can not miss out!

For outdoor activity, we would like to recommend a short trip to Nahm Dong Park, which is located on the mountain only 10 kilometres away from hotel. You can enjoy aquamarine waterfall just 1.2 kilometres away. If you love adventure, this park provides zip lining, trekking trail, or cycling tour around local villages. For those who would like just to relax, this park also offers spa treatment either next to the waterfall or on the tree house or just sipping a cold drink next to Nahm Dong water fall. This place is a perfect country getaway where you can spend a quality time without a hassle. Kiridara offers a hotel package combined with a visit to Nahm Dong Park. For reservation please contact hotel directly to email stay@kiridara.com. Tel +856 (0)71 261 888 or www.kiridara.com Comment Notes: “Nice staffs, beautiful views from the room, nice swimming pool, clean room, good facilities. It’s a little bit far from the town, but that’s not a big deal. The hotel has a shuttle van. They took us to town and back to hotel. Staffs are good at English and satisfy all our needs.” MINCHEOL K., TRIPADVISOR “Good: Very nice resort, beautiful room & very comfortable bed, staff are very friendly & helpful , car service to city centre or free bicycles available , great pool area with views of the mountains.” Peter Australia, Booking.com “We spent three amazing nights in a beautiful Villa. The pool is amazing, the bathroom is very beautiful and the room has everything you need. Overall it was an amazing stay for us and the staff was very helpful. We will come again.” Demi E, TRIPADVISOR

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Shangri-La’s

Hambantota Resort & Spa, Srilanka

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sun-drenched setting of ShangriLa’s Hambantota Resort & Spa encourages guests to bask by one of three salt-water swimming pools, including the Sunset pool and a freeform pool, that blend with the resort’s scenic landscape of flora and leafy surrounds. Nestled beside the Indian Ocean and framed by swaying king coconut trees, the resort doubles as a quiet retreat or spirited getaway, with some of the world’s most captivating wildlife and exotic birds in nearby national parks. The island nation boasts a colourful heritage, and its southern coast caters to leisurely exploration with historic temples, quaint fishing villages and secluded beaches.

complement the modern luxury style, and spacious bathrooms are accessorised with stone-clad bathtubs and rain showers. Each of the 21 suites, ranging in size from 96 to 240 square metres, provides the ultimate in privacy and butler service. Thoughtfully designed with a balcony and oversized rattan furniture to lounge in, the interiors reflect the island’s beauty through vibrant colours and look out to the emerald green hues of the fairways or Indian Ocean. All guests can stay connected with free Wi-Fi. Spa enthusiasts can indulge at CHI, The Spa, where Ayurvedic treatments are delivered using 100 per cent organic herbs and natural products after a personal consultation with the guest. In all, twelve indoor and outdoor treatment rooms are a haven for stress relieving massages, facials and body treatments, and a treat for the senses.

Showcasing the essence of the tropical setting is the resort’s open-air lobby – made of natural materials and dotted with local handicrafts. Upon arrival, guests are met by turquoise sea views, the sound of breaking waves and Indian Ocean breezes before they are whisked away by electric tuk-tuk to their private guestroom. Beginning at 48 square metres, the guestrooms feature louvered shutters and polished wooden floors that lead to balconies suited for admiring the resort’s lush garden – where peacocks can be spotted roaming the grounds – or ocean vista. Handwoven rugs and ocean blue-coloured panels

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Golfers can expect to be challenged on the par-70 course at Shangri-La’s Golf and Country Club when it opens in mid June. The resort is the first in Sri Lanka to have its own golf course. Designed by Rodney Wright, it encompasses a revitalized former sapphire mine. Players encounter three zones that present infinity ocean views, wide fairways and testing water and bunker features. Lush vegetation and birdlife can be seen along the 5,584-metre long course of salt-tolerant grass. Eco-friendly attributes include the use of degradable organic balls (filled with fish feed) at the driving rage and an irrigation system that harvests and recycles rain-water for the course. With pleasant temperatures most months of the year, outdoor experiences along nature trails are ideal as is taking up one of the resort’s many recreational pursuits, including beach volleyball, mountain biking and jogging. Enhancing the already extensive list of resort activities is an on-site Health Club offering state-of-the-art fitness facilities, yoga classes and stretching. Craftsmanship Providing a first-hand window into the local culture, Kadamandiya Village enables guests to learn about the artistry of rural craftsmen that keep the traditions of Sri Lanka alive. Five traditional studio huts house artisan weavers, sculptors, painters and potters. Their hand-crafted creations are available for purchase in the village to support the artists. In the evening, Kadamandiya Village is transformed to stage scheduled dance, music and Angampora – Sri Lanka’s indigenous martial art – performances amid servings of local cuisine and refreshments.

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Private World of Luxury Holidays Your Preferred Destinations:

Cher Resort | HunHin -Thailand

Feature: Cher resort is a tropical gateway that is set in the charming coastal town betweenChaam and Hua-Hin, on the North West coast of the Gulf of Thailand. This luxurious beachside resort is designed as a “Modern-Nature” destination. Cher Resort has 36 rooms each with 5 unique styles that offer guests a perfect retreat from the outside world.In keeping with the name “Cher” encompassing the logo of “tree”, this modern Black-White architecture is surrounded with a variety of trees and landscaped gardens.

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Springfield @ Sea Resort & Spa| Cape Dara Resort Pattaya | Thailand. Feature: Springfield@Sea - Resort & Spa what everybody looks for in a tropical resort hotel. Sea, sun swimming to make your spirits soar. A light, flowing, relaxed environment to soothe your soul. Springfield@Sea, very 21st century, is where some of the most stylish new digs are happening. Laid-back for young families, this is a tropical resort that also offers adventure around every corner.

Thailand. Feature: Cape Dara Resort invites you to experience five-star luxury at a sixstar location. Rising 26 storeys above a quiet residential section of North Pattaya, the resort stands amid lush natural surroundings including its own private beach on beautiful Pattaya Bay. At Cape Dara, guests enjoy the calm and tranquillity of a seaside retreat, yet all the while are but minutes from the pulsing centre of one of the world’s top destinations for leisure and business travel.

Nora Buri Resort & Spa Koh Kacha resort & spa, Koh Chang| Way Hotel Pattaya | Thailand Samui | Thailand. Feature: Nestled Thailand. Feature: On the island’s most Feature: Way Hotel Pattaya is a four star luxury comfortably in the Gulf of Thailand sits the elegant gem of Koh Samui, a small tropical paradise which offers a genuine aura of relaxation. A short 45-minute flight from Bangkok to Samui Airport then 3-minute ride to the resort is that only to take you in the midst of white sand, teal water, vibrant coral reefs and a wealth of coconut trees, all complimented by a slow and simple life.

privileged location, Kacha Resort & Spa is set in the heart of Koh Chang’s most beautiful White Sand Beach. The resort is a beachfront resort with a great sea view and is a perfect place for a holiday with your loved one, a group of special friends, or your whole family.

property, featuring 2 conference venues, 2 outdoor pools and free internet access. The hotel offers banquet, meeting & conference facilities, babysitting service and free parking. Featuring beautiful views of the city or sea, elegant rooms of the hotel come with modern decor and floorto-ceiling windows.

The Residence Resort and Spa Radisson Suites Bangkok KC Resort & Over Water Villas | Phuket | Thailand. Feature: Stay with Sukhumvit | Thailand. Feature: Reward Thailand. Feature: Feel on top of the world from

us for a totally unique and luxurious holiday experience in your own private pool villa on the west coast of Phuket.The Residence is much more than a resort.The Residence Resort & Spa Retreat in Phuket is your own luxury home from home with your very own private pool and garden near the beautiful west coast of this tropical island in southern Thailand.

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yourself with a rejuvenating stay at the Radisson Suites Bangkok Sukhumvit hotel. These luxurious, well-appointed, apartment-style suites feature oversize accommodation and all the services and amenities you need to feel at ease at this hotel’s location in Bangkok. One of the city’s major commercial thoroughfares, and is within walking distance of the nearby BTS Station.

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the exclusive paradise retreat KC Resort & Over Water Villas as you admire the views of Chaweng Bay, the stunning sapphire Gulf of Thailand and tropical Matlang Island. The luxury hillside hotel is a romantic hideaway nestled amongst lush nature with exotic accommodation, a sublime infinity-edge pool and elegant dining venues in the sky.


Thailand Phuket

Point Yamu by COMO 225 Moo 7,Paklok, Talang, Phuket 83110 Thailand

General Manager: James Low

Experiencing Thailand’s favourite island from a new perspective Point Yamu by COMO on Phuket’s east coast is among Asia’s hottest new resort openings. Italian designer Paola Navone has injected bolts of turquoise and purple into the all-white interiors, creating a spectacular world-class retreat for the world’s most discerning travellers. Views over Phang Nga Bay will punch the air from your lungs, while the refined spirit of the resort—reflected in both La Sirena and Nahmyaa restaurants—make Point Yamu into a unique excuse to disappear for a few days with family and friends. Add in the villas with large private pools, one of COMO Shambhala’s award-winning wellness retreats, daily yoga, a dive centre and the opportunity to dart about Phang Nga Bay’s hidden coves and beaches, and you’ve found your own private heaven where you can count on COMO’s passionate, pin-sharp service.

Activities & Facilities Service The hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar, lobby lounge, 100 metre pool, spa, gym, yoga studio, steamroom, sauna, whirlpool, shop, kids’ pool and kids’ club. Free activities include island excursions, Yamu village bike tour, Yoga and Pilate class and kids’ activities. Events and Celebrations We arrange every event and celebration with care and attention to details, from flowers to music and a seafood feast overlooking Phang Nga Bay, everything is presented flawlessly. We have three meet­ings rooms for sit-down or standing cocktail event and a sea-facing courtyard that accommodates up to 200 people. And for an exclusive, private cel­ebration, the resort can be booked in its entirety.

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Grand Exclusive Offer

Rooms: 29 rooms, 50 suites and 27 one to three For special offer, please visit bedroom luxury pool www.comohotels.com/pointyamu villas. All have sea views. Ratings:  Price: $$$$$

Booking References Email: Res.pointyamu@comohotels.com Tel: : +66 (0)2 6253322 Website : www.comohotels.com/pointyamu


Punjab Grill

Bangkok The crown jewel of North Indian frontier gourmet cuisine in Bangkok P

unjabi cuisine is associated with the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. This cuisine has a rich tradition, with many local distinctions. At Punjab Grill we give our dishes a modern interpretation and contemporary twist, both in flavour and presentation. It becomes on the top 5th ranking on TripAdvisor for restaurants in Bangkok. (as of 5th September, 2016)

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cuisine in India, Abu Dhabi or Singapore will now be able to enjoy the restaurant’s signature dishes of ‘Avocado Papdi Chaat’ (avocado tossed with sweet and spicy chutneys and marinated cherry tomatoes, and served in flour roll cones), ‘Tawa Scallops’ (pan-seared, spiced king scallops, served with saffron scented Tandoori cauliflower puree and topped with cauliflower fritters) and ‘Tandoori Jheenga’ (tiger prawns scented with carom seed and char-grilled in a tandoori oven, served with mint and coriander chutney) right here in the City of Angels.

India-based Lite Bite Foods Pvt. Ltd., owners and operators of fine-dining Indian cuisine under the brand name of “Punjab Grill”, now is opened as the third overseas branch in Bangkok to further expand its footprint into Southeast Asia, at Radisson The menu at Punjab Grill Bangkok has been designed by Chef Bharath Bhat, who brings Suites Bangkok (Sukhumvit Soi 13). with him a wealth of experience from 5-star Punjab Grill Bangkok commands a total hotels and resorts such as Grosvenor House space of 280 square meters including the Dubai, Armani hotels, St. Regis, Le Meridien bar and lounge, and has a seating capacity and Alila resorts. He has played a major role to ensure that not only high quality fresh for 70 guests. ingredients and local produce are available, Diners who have experienced Punjab Grill’s but also that the dishes selected reflect the LUMINESCE vol 3 No. 18, 2016 | www.lumimg.com


Chef Bharath S. Bhat

Quality of Service and Food for Which Panjab Grill Has Been Reputed

discerning standards and authenticity of the Punjab Grill brand. Punjab Grill has live music six nights a week with international Indian artists serenading you and taking requests. The jazz trio will feature venerable stalwart of the jazz music scene in Bangkok, Karla Silvestre on Wednesday 7:00pm to 10:30 pm and Saturday 6:30pm to 09:30pm. Our brand: Presenting authentic Indian cuisine using modern culinary techniques. Since its inception, Punjab Grill has become one of the most critically acclaimed gourmet fine dining restaurants in India. The experience is an exploration of the

extraordinary diversity and richness of are lovingly prepared. Our food is our pride Pathani, Punjabi, and Haryanvi cuisine. and our passion, and we do not compromise on authenticity or taste. Our Chef: Bringing you an diverse range of dishes from India’s Northwestern frontier Punjab Grill Bangkok opens daily for Led by Chef Bharath S. Bhat, who brings dinner from 6:00 – 11:30 p.m., every diner with him over 12 years of experience making a reservation through its website: creating Michelin standard cuisine across www.punjabgrillbangkok.com or the globe, our menu features an exciting call +66 (0) 2 645 4952 and choice of dishes - many of which are expertly +66 (0) 91 818 5248 prepared using our three copper tandoors. Our Taste: Transporting your taste buds on an epicurean journey of delight We use only the freshest ingredients including morels procured from the foothills of the Himalayas in Kashmir — all of which LUMINESCE vol 3 No. 18, 2016 | www.lumimg.com

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CHAR Restaurant

@Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road

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the epicureans of Bangkok, the unique dining destination can elevate a night out into a memory with new attitude and altitude via its outstanding location, concept and cuisine. This signature restaurant and bar on the 25th floor and the rooftop of Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road features three components – CHAR Restaurant, CHAR Private and CHAR Rooftop Bar – each of which offers its own unique charm. Grilled to Perfection CHAR Restaurant, on the 25th floor of the hotel, serves topnotch grill and steak under the “contemporary grill” concept in the refined yet informal atmosphere. Premium meats and responsibly-sourced seafood are grilled to sizzling perfection to delight your senses. A selection of freshly shucked oysters and several signature dishes from its namesake and sister restaurant, CHAR at Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, adds a wow factor to CHAR Restaurant at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road.

Responsible for the scrumptious selection of CHAR Restaurant is Lionel Vinatier, CHAR’s Chef de Cuisine. He draws on 20 years of culinary experience in Europe and Asia to create a one-of-a-kind menu incorporating artisan and organic produce. Exclusively Yours - For the ultimate exclusivity, patrons can enjoy a private dining experience at CHAR Private, also on the 25th floor, where they can dine and socialise in style and privacy. The intricatelyset private room can accommodate up to 24 people for an exclusive meeting or dining experience, and offers unparalleled city views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Dinner gets even more special with an exclusive set dinner menu thoughtfully

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created by the talented chef and his dedicated team. Inspired Evenings - Cap off the night after a day at work with cocktails underneath a blanket of stars at CHAR Rooftop Bar on the 26th floor of the hotel. Award-winning Italian mixologist, Francesco Moretti, concocts classic and signature drinks that will both delight and surprise with a view of Bangkok at night.

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Operating Hours CHAR Restaurant & CHAR Private: Everyday from 6:00pm – 12.00am CHAR Rooftop Bar: Sundays to Tuesdays from 5:00pm – 1:00am Wednesdays to Saturdays from 5:00pm – 2:00am Please call 02 207 4999 or visit: www.hotelindigo.com/Bangkok.


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PARK SOCIETY RESTAURANT & BAR

SO Sofitel Bangkok is shaking up the BKK culinary scene with a relaunch of Park Society, putting the “SO” into “SO-cial dining and wining at So Sofitel Bangkok.” They say if ain’t broken, don’t fix it, but there’s nothing wrong with an occasional R&R (revamp & refresh), oui?

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he sky-high culinary creativity stays the same, but the award-winning restaurant is infusing a down-to-earth social buzz with the help of tempting sharing menu options. Highlight dishes which reflect the eatery’s “modern Western cuisine” calibration include: Prince of the Sea: Live Canadian whole lobster cooked fresh to order and served with two sauces – traditional lobster reduction and Thai red curry. Seaside Garden: Fresh Tasmanian salmon panseared and served with white asparagus, leek, fennel and hollandaise sauce. Burratta Balloon & Heirloom: Fresh Italian Mozzarella cheese filled with super-soft stracciatella di bufala and served alongside heirloom tomatoes.

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o help translate our new restaurant concept into tangible SO-tacular cocktails and theatrical gourmet presentations, we’re delighted to introduce our new chef de cuisine Chef Joost Bijster. “We’re just as excited as our guests to experience the 2016 version of Park Society restaurant and terrace bar, which has all the makings of an instant classic social hive for the city’s young execs and fashionable visitors,” says Mr. Falko Flamme, Assistant Wine & Dine Director of SO Sofitel Bangkok. Park Society Terrace has also been finetuned to complement the jazzed-up adjoining restaurant. A program of exciting events promises evenings of starlit cocktails and DJ-fueled parties.

Open every evening of the week, the bar is poised to become a capital spot for the city’s SO-sters to mingle and schmooze. Two signature cocktails, custom-concocted by Diageo’s World Class team, encapsulate the trendy vibe of Park Society Terrace.

The new chef de cuisine Chef Joost Bijster

joins Park Society from an executive chef posting at Savelberg Thailand – a modern French restaurant. It’s been a stellar destiny from the get-go for Chef Joost: following his culinary degree, he shot up the ranks, along the way honing his culinary specialties in a number of Michelin-starred kitchens in his native Netherlands, including De Zwethheul, Niven, Parkheuvel, and ‘t Raethuys. LUMINESCE vol 3 No. 18, 2016 | www.lumimg.com

At Park Society, he will be unleashing his creative wizardry and presenting So Specials – a daily menu of unique dishes, which capitalize on the freshest, most inspiring ingredients available. Contact us So Sofitel Bangkok 2 North Sathorn Road Bangrak 10500 – Bangkok Thailand Phone: (+66) 2 624 0000 Fax: (+66) 2 624 0111 Mail: H6835@sofitel.com www.sofitel.com

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RIVER BARGE RESTAURANT

A NEW UPSCALE DINING EXPERIENCE

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an extensive refurbishment, River Barge Restaurant at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok has reopened its doors with a luxurious, vibrant new look inspired by the beauty of the Chao Phraya River and the engraved designs of the Suphannahong Royal Barge. Our River Barge Signature Dinner Buffet is available every Sunday to Wednesday, the Thai Night Dinner Buffet is every Thursday, the Remarkable Riverside Dinner Buffet is offered every Friday and Saturday, while Sunday Brunch by the River is every Sunday. All offerings are bound to delight diners as they enjoy their meal overlooking the panoramic views of the majestic Chao Phraya River. • River Barge Signature Dinner Buffet Every Sunday to Wednesday, Chef’s special daily signature dishes, including imported snow fish, smoked salmon and San Daniele ham.

We cordially invite you to experience all the delicacies on offer within the sedate ambience and laid-back sounds of our live band. • Thai Night Dinner Buffet Every Thursday is a celebration of the very best Siamese cuisine with the Thai Night Dinner Buffet at River Barge Restaurant. Get together with your friends or family to taste well-founded. • Remarkable Riverside Dinner Buffet Every Friday and Saturday with a truly expansive international dinner buffet featuring a virtual smorgasbord of dishes and creative culinary delights, including foie-gras, Wagyu beef, oysters, crab and

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fresh seafood while listening to the mellow sounds of a 5-piece band. Sunday Brunch by the River Every Sunday, let your River Barge experience begin even before your arrival with welcome drinks served on Chatrium’s shuttle boat from Saphan Taksin BTS Station. To make this a truly memorable occasion we’ve got an international brunch buffet of impressive proportions including whole roasted pig, Pecking duck, foie gras, Wagyu beef, oysters, fresh seafood and a decadent homemade dessert buffet in the Lobby Lounge area plus pre-lunch Sparking Wine on the 36th floor Club Lounge from 11.30 a.m. onwards. Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok offers an exquisite buffet

experience in a new upscale riverside dining location with a range of international and local culinary delights giving guests the chance to sample a variety of decadent dishes from around the world. Get together with your family and friends for a dining occasion to remember; available every day starting from 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. with Sunday Brunch by the River starting from 12.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. with the dessert buffet available until 4.00 p.m. Contact Us: River Barge Restaurant at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2307 8888 ext 1923 e-mail:riverbarge.chrb@chatrium.com

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Red Sky

@ Centara Grand at Central Word

Surfing In The Red Sky Once we mentioned that travel and food are natural partners in style, but far fewer people forget to realize the connection as food is a true gateway to sensually get in touch with the culture of many countries. In Asia, particularly in Thailand, the land of infectious smiles, there are still so many places whose cuisines, cultures and experiences that might have not yet graced your culinary notebook. ‘New’, ‘Exciting’, and innovatively ‘Changing’ are three rudimentary disciplines and culinary bibles for our consideration while brainstorming what’s going on in the gastronomic side of life. We recently re-visited the “Red Sky. Though it is not regarded as a new restaurant but its quality of being exciting and the exceptionally awe-inspiring ambience still enthrall visitors and diners thoroughly.

The interiors create a subtle, sheer, chic, modern and trendy atmosphere while the subtle red light and dark tone adds a mysterious touch. Its indoor dining area is very spacious, featuring a long wine bar, dining tables, one exclusive private dining room complimented with the enhancing melodies and silky voice of the resident jazz musicians. The exterior is chic and stylish, featuring a sparkling martini bar that is enhanced your mood by LED light and the outstanding giant curve as the background, which make the ambience more inspiring.

All savvy food critics and epicures have realized that the “Red Sky” is unforgettably a seafood heaven that offers guests jawdropping view and unparalleled nightscape of Bangkok.

Meals are exquisitely prepared by Chef Alan Wesley Kwa, included in the luscious “Surf & Turf Tower” are Rib-eye Wagyu, Australian lamb rack, grilled Maine lobster, giant Andaman shrimp, Alaskan crab and Hokkaido scallops all served with fresh seasonal vegetables, double stuffed potatoes and delicious sauces and dips. All are available at Bt 5,955 ++ per couple.

Red Sky Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre 55th-56th Floor, CentralWorld Plaza Tel +66 (0) 2100 6255 Email: diningcgcw@chr.co.th www.centarahotelsresorts.com

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The Café Edge & Bar @ The Silver Palm Rama 9

Café Edge is an all-day dining bistro and bar boasting a menu with Thai, Asian and International delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner including comfort dishes that remind guests of home, takeaway sandwiches and salads, relaxed poolside vibe, the ideal place to enjoy great coffee, juices and cocktails. It offers a la carte and buffet dining.

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his loft contemporary style located in Hua Mak, only 15 minutes to Suvanabhumi In’t airport, 5 minutes walk to airport link heading to downtown or to the terminal. The city get-away hangout spot, though overlooking the greenery garden, is quite a heaven for those of us in search of a quiet bite and sip after long working day or during your waits for airport journey.

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o escape the heat of Bangkok sweating traffic, we often chose the closest chilled-out spot with cool air conditioner when it comes to an increase a relaxing mood option and convenient choices of food and drinks to pamper your wanting.

comes to group of family. It is highly recom “This is exactly what Café Edge & Bar brings mended that this should be the ‘one & you. Now that’s a treat you’ll keep coming only’ boutique resort with the ambience back all over again!” of tropical serenity modern loft interior designs which permits a rare possibility to For RSVP please contact: have an open sky salted water infinite-pool The Silver Palm Rama 9 for selfie photo shocking backdrop. Urban Resort & Residences Bangkok 69 Soi Sa-Ngobsuk Rama 9 Road Suan his Poolside refreshments venue is also Luang available for private and semi-private Bangkok 10250 Thailand events, please contact the venue for more Tel. +66 (0) 2 322 3679 information on rental space, catering www.thesilverpalm.com provided as part of your swimming party, t this alfresco café & bar is by far our please contact the café direct to discuss most impressive ideal place for drinks, you availability. can even let your kids swimming while you enjoy experimenting our menus when it

If you are here by 6pm, you might even get a glimpse of the setting sun as it paints the surrounding nature to cozy and even more joyously. Café Edge featuring menu ranging from tapas, Starters & Snacks like Burgers, Buffalo Wings, Crab Rangoon, Salads, Tom Yum Soup. Meats & Seafood Dishes of Spaghethi Phad Khee Mao, Fried noodle, Pasta Carbonara, American-AsianEuropean Breakfast and striking list of drinks along with our selected music hits to smooth your appetite.

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Sra Bua New Journey begins at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin

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The renowned Michelin-starred chef Henrik Yde Andersen has returned to Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, the award-winning modern Thai fine dining restaurant at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok to unveil his latest creative and innovative Thai dishes on ‘The Journey’ set menu. This new menu is available from today onwards.

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The new dishes include Laksabased ‘crab on crab cornetto,’ grilled squid, oysters tempura with miso- mayo-coco; Lobster served with kra chai and red pepper; beef massaman with potato, five spiced beef soup, DIY noodles and Flower Shop. This new set menu from Chef Henrik’s is an impressive combination of Thai dishes and ingredients with modern culinary touches. ‘The Journey’ set menu is priced at THB 3,100++ per person

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6. 1. Flower Shop 2. Lobster served with Kra Chai and Red Pepper 3. Tom Ka with Baby Corn and Chanterelles Mushroom 4. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin_Dining Area 5. Laksa Based Crab on Crab Cornetto, Grilled Squid, Oyster Tempura with Misomayo Coco 6. Peach with sticky rice 7. Tom Ka with Baby Corn and Chanterelles Mushroom

Following the same concept as its sister restaurant Kiin Kiin in Copenhagen Denmark, awarded one Michelin star in 2008, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin incorporates the art of Western cooking techniques into traditional recipes that produce unique Thai-inspired modern cuisine. With every beautifully composed food presentation the familiar flavours of original Thai dishes are maintained. The culinary concept that Chef Henrik Yde Andersen offers at his Michelin-starred restaurant Kiin Kiin matches perfectly with Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s philosophy – bringing a ‘new’ Thai culinary experience to the heart of Bangkok.

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Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

991/9 Rama I Road Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 2 162 9000 Fax +66 2 162 9009 www.kempinski.com/bangkok Email: srabua.siambangkok@ kempinski.com

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UNO MAS

The Spanish Boundary In East

~ A perfect option should you are looking for a stylish and ritzy comfort to spend your evening break enjoying Spanish delicacies paring with world-class wine list.~ Idealistically located on the 54th floor, Uno Mas is pleasingly representing the magnificent culinary milestone of Spanish dining territory amidst the raft of globally famous eateries in the world-famous hotel chains in Bangkok in recent years. “Uno Mas” literally means “One More”, as the restaurant offers three dimensional zones for indulgence. Wine Cellar (indoors): 42 seats, Tapas & Raw Bar (Semi-Alfresco weather permitting): 60 seats, and Dining Deck (SemiAlfresco weather permitting): 78 seats. The overall atmosphere is formal, modern, and chic, but not so intimidate. The huge blue glazed floor and decorated bamboo clad walls are perfectly employed to maximize the subtle sense the moment you enter.

“Don’t miss to try wild porcini mushroom croquettes, raw galician razor clam ceviche, and “Mock Tuna, Seafood assortment and Cold Selection, which include tempting treat like Tequila cured salmon with orange and coriander, Smoked Atlantic salmon, Prawn and avocado salad”

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appetizing dishes at the ‘Marisqueria’ (Raw Bar).

Meanwhile, the WOW effect and feel-good

factors can be felt at the ambrosial buffet at the Tapas bar that features assorted cured Spanish cold cuts and foie gras Oreo cookies. You would not be disappointed trying Actually the “Brunch” is about showcasing signature dish, the suckling pig ‘Cochinillo’ the hotel’s culinary uniqueness and as the live vocal and instrumental Spanish professionalism in hospitality service. and Latin tune are a perfect compliment. You will be spoilt for brilliant choices of fresh seafood imported from some of the Uno Mas’s “Sunday Bubbly Brunch” best sources around the world, including is available at very first Sunday of each varieties of fresh Oysters from France, month, from 11.30am – 2.30pm. Priced Maine Lobster, stupendous Spanish salmon at Bt3,555++ /person including premium or enticing King Crab amongst many other beverage package. LUMINESCE vol 3 No. 18, 2016 | www.lumimg.com

Uno Mas Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre 54th Floor, CentralWorld Plaza 999/99 Rama 1, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand Tel +66 (0) 2100 6255 Email: diningcgcw@chr.co.th


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“I think fine dining is 70% about the products that you select for your dish. So yes all of the products for the recipe are handpicked by me.” Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier

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focus has been more on the products and to make use of the best available products which we can import from France. I would also say that we have taken the creativity to a next step. Initially we were trying to get to the taste of people more. We are still using vegetables from Thailand but for the recipe we have been more creative. My loyal guests from Thailand, Japan and elsewhere know me well and so now I think I can try innovation being confident that they will follow. They really enjoy the new menu. I now don’t wait for many months to change the menu but rather change it when I am onto something new.

This is one of the new introductions and we have more variety for lunch and dinner. Like the new Asparagus dish which is prepared by wholly imported Asparagus straight from France. Asparagus has a bitter sweet taste at the same time and Caviar brings saltiness to the dish. The egg yolk is added for high lighting the sweet flavour a bit. On the sides we serve the dish with ‘sea urshin sabayo. The first course was Blue Lobster, the king of lobsters, again a French speciality.

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NEW YORK STYLE STEAK & BURGER BEYOND EXPECTATIONS: NEW YORK STYLE STEAK & BURGER IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN

Bangkok’s New York Style Steak & Burger continues to wow its Thai and International diners with its dedication to premium grade quality USDA-certified Angus beef, its modern, chic New York styled interior and the care and attention placed into sourcing and preparing the best ingredients available. After experiencing overwhelming success in Shanghai and Beijing, bornand-bred New Yorker Dennis Braco met with former model, Thai cooking and catering expert, and self-confessed ‘steak freak’, Khun Naalinlat, better known as Lina. Together they decided to open a New York Style Steak & Burger restaurant on the bustling Bangkok street known as Sukhumvit Soi 22. They chose to locate the restaurant at Park 22, a stylish, modern dining complex, with Lina as the owner and manager. The restaurant has already sent waves through the Bangkok food scene with news of the uniquely delicious dishes on offer. Talk around town is all about a new special, playfully named ‘The Burger Queen’ , a

genius recipe that surprised and impressed judges at the U.S Embassy’s “The American Burger Festival” in Bangkok where it was named 3rd winner. Another brilliant creation is the restaurant’s signature burger aptly named ‘The Manhattan Monster’. This behemoth of a burger truly represents the ‘Go Big or Go Home’ mantra synonymous with the United States. Of course, the burger includes a more than generous serving of the exquisitely prepared, delicious USDAcertified Angus beef. “The New York Style Steak & Burger in Bangkok follows the same proven recipe for success the restaurant group is known for elsewhere – the best burgers and the juiciest steaks grilled to

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perfection every time.”Lina tells us, “all priced to deliver real value in a contemporary, urban chic environment.” These three dishes give you a taste of the experience you’ll have at New York Style Steak & Burger; you certainly won’t go home hungry. The décor and ambience at the restaurant creates a true feeling of life in the chic New York borough in a clean, modern style with metal chairs placed around retro wooden tables and simple, yet beautiful chandeliers hanging above. Recently Bangkok’s New York Style Steak & Burger announced a special promotion to celebrate the timeless marriage of great red meat with great red wine. For a limited time they are offering an LUMINESCE vol 3 No. 17, 2016 | www.lumimg.com

irresistible deal, bringing together an 800g premium grade Black Angus Tomahawk Steak (a favorite cut amongst steak aficionado’s) with a bottle of Catena Zapata Malbec, a red wine of exceptional quality from the vineyards of Argentina. For those who ‘always have room for dessert’, they are including a slice of creamy and delicious authentic New York cheesecake. All this is being offered for only THB2, 999, for a limited time only! New York Style Steak & Burger Sukhumvit Soi 22 Tel: +66 2 262 0920 Facebook.com/NYsteaknburger www.nysteakandburger.com


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The Iron Fairies T

he Iron Fairies is the most original spot in Thonglor, and the driving force behind the recent transformation of the area. A magical bar built like an ironsmith’s workshop: dark and broody, with wrought iron staircases, exposed pipes and dilapidated timber and brick. Bottles of fairy dust are stacked in rows and everywhere you look you could chance upon little iron figurines of the winged creatures that give the bar its fabled name. There are so many things to see, absorb and consume at The Iron Fairies that all of your six senses are inspired. Once you enter, you are transported into a different place and time. You enter through a small door with a thick satin curtain and behind is a magical place; a one of a kind dining experience that will blow your mind! The food menu is famed across the city for its Burgers. The kind of giant, hulking creations served on a wooden chopping board and held in place with a steak knife. Choose between

premium Aussie beef, fish or even the tropical with pineapple and egg. Craft Cocktails are the fairies preferred potions: Signature cocktails, created by Joseph Boroski (Bangkok’s most acclaimed mixologist), come in all shapes and tastes. The most popular being “Smoke in a bottle. But numerous other concoctions, such as the “Miner’s Old Fashioned” or the “Fairy Jasmine Fizz” make sure that there is always a liquid remedy to cure any sorrow.

Like everything at The Iron Fairies, close your eyes and dream of a whimsical place of fantasy and fun. Open your eyes and you will realize you are already there!

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Asia’s best Luxury hotels & Resorts

Maikhao Dream Hotels & Resorts / Thailand. 138/21 Moo 4, Maikhao Beach, Thalang, Phuket 83110. Tel: +66 (0) 76 371 371 Fax: +66 (0)76 371 372

Bagan King Hotel Mandalay / Myanmar No. 44, corner of 73rd & 28th Street, Chan Aye Tharzan Township 11221 Tel: +95 2 67 123

One & Only The Palm / Dubai info@oneandonlythepalm.com Tel: +971 4 440 1010

Belmond Governor’s Residence / Myanmar 35 Taw Win Road, Dagon Township, Yangon Tel: +95 1 229 860

The Chedi Muscat / Oman P.O. Box 964 Al Khuwair, Muscat 133, Oman Tel: +968 24 524 400

The Hermitage, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel / Indonesia Menteng, Jl. Cilacap No.1, Central Jakarta City Tel: +62 21 31926888

Le Gray Beirut/ Lebanon Martyrs’ Square, Beirut Central District Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 971 111

Paradise Hotel & Casino, Busan / South Korea 1408-5 Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Tel: +82 51-742-2121

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur / India Haridasji Ki Magri, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001 Tel: +91 294 243 3300

Dusit Devarana New Delhi / India NH-8 ,Samalkha, New Delhi, Delhi 110037 Tel: +91 11 3355 2211

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali / Indonesia Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selaton Lot III, Badung Regency, West Java Tel: +62 361 849 8988\

The Strand Yangon / Myanmar 92 Strand Road, Yangon 11141 Tel: +95 1 243 377

Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak, Bali / Indonesia Jl. Pantai Double Six No. 66, Double Six, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung Tel: +62 361 730 466

Chateau Star River / China 1 Panyu N Ave, Panyu, Guangzhou, Guangdong Tel: +86 20 3993 6688

Viceroy Bali / Indonesia Br Nagi, Jl. Lanyahan, Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali Tel: +62 361 971777

Fuchun Resort Hangzhou / China Huanchi Rd, Fuyang, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Tel: +86 571 6346 1111

Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Bali / Indonesia Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Kabupaten Badung Tel: +62 361 8471000

Fairmont / Singapore 80 Bras Basah Rd,189560 Tel: +65 6339 7777

Monaco Suites De Boracay / Philippines Tulubhan, Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Boracay, 5608 Tel: +63 36 288 4800

Capella / Singapore 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, 098297 Tel: +65 6377 8888

The Shilla Seoul / South Korea 249 Dongho-ro, Jung-gu Tel: +82 2-2233-3131 Banyan Tree Club & Spa / South Korea 60, JangChungdan-Ro, Jung-Gu, Seoul 100-857 Tel: +82 2-2250-8000

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo / Japan Muromachi Chuo-ku, 103-8328 Tel: +81 3-3270-8950 Hotel Seiyo Ginza, Tokyo / Japan 1-11-2 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061 Tel: +81 3-3535-1110

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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya / Thailand 8/277. Soi Naklua 16/2 Pattaya, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150. Tel: +66 38 301 234 Wora Bura Resort & Spa Hua Hin / Thailand 83/199 Soi Moo Baan Nonggare, T. Nonggare, Hua Hin 77110. Tel: +66 31 536 999 The Reverie Saigon / Vietnam 22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Ho Chí Minh Tel: +84 8 3823 6688 The Nam Hai Hoi An / Vietnam Block Ha My Dong B, Đien Duong, Đien Bàn, Quang Nam Tel: +84 510 3940 000

Imperial Hotel Tokyo / Japan Tokyo: 1-1, uchisaiwai-cho 1-chome, chiyoda-ku, tokyo 1008558 Tel: +81-3-3504-1111

Riverside Boutique Resort / Laos Viengkeo, Vang Vieng Tel: +856 23 511 726

Four Seasons Tokyo At Marunouchi / Japan 1-11-1 Pacific Century Place, Tokyo 100-6277 Tel: +81 (3) 5222-7222

Burasari Heritage Luang Prabang / Laos 44-47 Unit 03, Khiri Village, Kingitsarath Road, Luang Prabang Old Town Tel: +856 (0) 71 213331

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The Square Restaurant 220 FL, .6 Hotel Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, Petchaburi Road, Ratchatevee, Bangkok 10400. Tel: 02 160 7123

Chili Hip 567 Ratchaprarop Rd, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400. Tel: 02 625 1234

Bangkok Balcony 81th Floor, Baiyoke Sky Hotel Ratchaprarop Rd, 222 Ratchaprarop Road Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400 Tel: 02 656 3000

Park Society & Hi So Bar SO Sofitel Bangkok 2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: 02 624 0000

The Rain Tree Cafe 61 Wireless Road (Witthayu) • Bangkok, 10330 Thailand. Tel: 02 650 8800

Attica Sky Lounge 1091/343, Eastin Hotel & Spa 23F, New Petchburi Road, Khet Rajthevee, Bangkok 10400 Tel: 02 651 7600

The World Restaurant 999/99 Centara Grand Central World Fl. 24, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330. Tel: 02 100 6255

Too Fast To Sleep Thanon Rama IV, Si Phraya, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500. Tel: 086 300 9955

Daiichi Japanese Restaurant 99/1 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400. Tel: 02 276 4567

My Cafe the Library Nawamin City Avenue Road, Kaset-Nawamin, Bangkok 10230. Tel: 02-907-2220

Roof 409 Bar & Bistro 540 Fl,4 Mercury Ville, Chitlom, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: 02 658 5655

FU.5 Coffee 2790 New Petchburi Road, Huaykawn Bangkok 10310. Tel: 092 097 2990

Water Y 614/126 12th Floor, Pisavit Tower, Phaholyothin 24, Ladyao, Jatuchak Bangkok, Thailand. Tel: 02 939 4917

Think Tank 9 Nang Linchi Road, Thungmahamek, Bangkok 10120. Tel: 086 784 9384

Up & Above Bar 57 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330. Tel: 02 687 9000 Octagon Bar 540 Pleonchit Road, Chidlom , Lumpini, Bangkok 10330. Tel: 088 842 4044 Panjab Grill Gourmet fine dinning Radisson Suite Bangkok Sukhumvit 23/2-3 Sukhumvit 13, Sukhumvit Road Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110. Tel: 02 645 4962 Red Sky Centara Grand at CentralWorld 999 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330. Tel: 02 100 6255 Above Eleven Restaurant 38/8 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Vadhana, Bangkok, 10110. Tel: 022079300 Blue Sky 1695 fl, 24 Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Phaholyothin Road, Jatuchak, Bangkok 10900. Tel: 02 541 1234 The Roof Restaurant 865 Rama 1 Road,Opposite National Stadium, Wang Mai, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330 Tel: 02 217 3000 Breeze Restaurant 1055 State Tower, Silom Road, Bangkok 10500 Tel: 02 624 9999 The Nest Bar 11 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110. Tel: 02 305 4000 Long Table 8 Column Tower Fl.25. Soi Sukhumvit 16, Klongtoey noe, Wattana, Bangkok 10110. Tel: 02 302 2557

Owls by Sometime’s 39/9 Soi.Ekamai12 Sukhumvit63 Road, Klongtannuah Bangkok 10110. Tel: 02 391 4509 Tom N Toms Coffee River City Bangkok, The Arts & Antiques Shopping Center, Bangkok 10100. Tel: 02 236 3084

Holly Coffee 219/1 Sukhumvit, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110. Tel: 02 651 1062

Starbucks the Scene Town in Town The Scene Town In Town, Si Wara Road, Wang Thonglang, Khet Wang Thonglang, Bangkok, 10310 Tel: 02 108 5818 Wake Up Cafe 130 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330. Tel: 02 250 0211 Bug & Bee 18, Silom Road, Bangrak District, Bangkok 10500 Tel: 02 233 8118 Park View Restaurant 199 Sukhumvit 22, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110. Tel: 02 261 9000 Lord Jims 48 Oriental Ave, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Tel: 02 659 9000 Next 2 Cafe &Terrace 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu Bangkok 10500 Tel: 02 236 7777

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Bumrungrad International Sukhumvit soi 3 Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand 10110 Tel: 02 667 1000

Samitivej Sukhumvit 133 Sukhumvit Soi 49 Klongton Nua, Bangkok 10110 Thailand Tel: 02 711 8000 BNH Hospital 9/1 Convent Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Tel: 02 686 2700 Bangkok Hospital 2 New Petchaburi Rd, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10310 Tel: 02 310 3000 Vejthani Hospital 1 Ladprao Rd 111, Klong-Chan Bangkapi, Bangkok Thailand Tel: 02 734 0000 Synphaet Hospital 9/99 Ramintra Rd, K.M.8.5, Kannayao, Bangkok 10240 Tel: 02 793 5000 Kasemrad Hospital 953 Prachachuen Rd, Bangsue, Bangkok Tel: 02 922 3344 PhayaThai 3 Hospital Pak Klong Phasi Charoen, Bangkok, 10160 Tel: 02 467 1111 YanHee International Hospital 454 Charansanitwong, Bangplad, Bangkok 10700 Tel: 02 879 0300 Vichaiyut Hospital & Medical 71/3 Setsiri, Pyathai, Bangkok, 10400 Tel: 02 265 7777

Skin Hospital 18 Asoke Dindang, Bangkok 10310 Tel: 02 246 5111 Rutnin Eye Hospital 80/1 Sukhumvit 21, Asoke, Bangkok 10110 Tel: 02 639 3399 RAMA 9 Hospital 99 Rama 9, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10320 Tel: 02 202 9999 Camillian Hospital 423 Sukhumvit 55, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Tel: 02 185 1444 The Bangkok Christian Hospital 124 Silom Rd, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Tel: 02 625 9000 Central General Hospital 290 Phaholyothin Rd, Bangken, Bangkok 10220 Tel: 02 552 877 ChaoPhya Hospital 113/44 Boromarajchonanee, Arun Amrin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700 Tel: 02 434 0117 Hua Chiew Hospital 665 Bumrungmuang Rd, Pomparb, Bangkok 10100 Tel: 02 223 1351 Ladprao General Hospital 2699 Ladprao Rd, Bangkok 10310 Tel: 02 530 2556 Mongkutwattana General Hospital 34/41 Jaengwattana, Lak Si, Bangkok 10310 Tel: 02 574 5000 Paolo Memorial Hospital 670/1 Phaholyothin Rd, Samsan, Bangkok 10400 Tel: 02 271 7000

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Piyavate Hospital 998 Rim Klong Samsen Rd., Bangkapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310Tel: 02 625 6555 Ramkhamhaeng Hospital 436 Ramkhamhaeng Road, Bangkapi, Huamark, Bangkok 10240, Tel: 02 743 9999 Rajburana Hospital 377 Susawad 27, Bangpakok, Rat Burana, Bangkok Tel: 02 872 1001

Thainakarin Hospital 345, Bangna-Trad Highway KM. 3.5 Rd., Bang Na, Bangkok 10260 Tel: 02 361 2727

Sikarin Hospital 4/29 moo 10 Sinakharin Rd, Bangna, Bangkok, 10260 Tel: 02 366 9900

Saint Louis Hospital South Sathorn Rd, Bangkok 10120 Tel: 02 210 9999

Vibhavadi Hospital 51/3 Namwongwan Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Tel: 02 941 2800 Theptarin Hospital 3850 Rama 4, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Tel: 02 348 7000

Petcharavej Hospital 2496/13-15, New Petchaburi Rd, Bangkapi, Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10310 Tel: 02 718 1515

Wonderful Package 1429 Sriwara Town in Town 3/3 Soi Ladprao 94, Pabpla, Wangthonglang, Bangkok 10310 Tel: 027929292

H.I.S. 399 Interchange Fl. UL Sukhumvit Rd, Klongtoeynua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Tel: 02-264-6899

Quality Express 1111/30-31 Fl.1-2, Jankaseam, JatukjakBangkok 10900 Tel: 02-511-3000 We Travel Center 2922/142 Charn Issara Tower || 4th Floor New Petchburi Road, Bangkapi, Huaykwang Bangkok 10310 Tel: 02-716-5229 Thai Travel Center 24/2 9 Ramkhamhang, Huamark, Bangkok 10240 Tel: 02-308-8333

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Hazara @ Face Bangkok Sukhumvit 38 Prakanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Tel: +66 (0) 2 713 6049

nahm 27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 Tel: +66 (0) 2 652 3333

MAYA Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit 22, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 683 4888

Basil 250 Sukhumvit Road, 1F, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok 10110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 2 649 8366 The Rock Restaurant and Bar 7/1 Soi Chumnanaaksorn Paholyothin 9 Road, Samsennai, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 82 688 8200

ZUMA At St. Regis Hotel, Prathumwan, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 252 4707 Tenyuu Grand Japanese Restaurant 66 North Sathorn, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok Tell: +66 (0) 2 632 1777

Sala Rim Naam 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 2 659 9000 Thiptara at The Peninsula 333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600

Tensui Sukhumvit 16, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 663 2281

International

Thara Thong 2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30 (Captain Bush Lane), Siphya, Bangrak • Bangkok, 10500 Tel: +66 (0) 2 266 0123 Ruen Mallika 189 Sukhumvit Soi 22, in sub-soi to Soi 16, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 663 3211

Mugendai Penthouse 9th Fl. The Helix Quartier Emquartier, Sukhumvit Rd, Klongton nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Tel: +66 (0) 2003 6333 Tsu & Nami 4 sukhumvit rd, Soi 2, Bangkok 10110 Tel: +66 (0) 2 656 7700

Salathip at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Riverside, Bangkok 10500 Tel: +66 (0) 2 236 9952

Mahanaga Modern Thai Cuisine Restaurant & Bar 2 Sukhumvit soi 29 Bangkok 10110,Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 2 662 3060 The Local by Oam Thong Thai Cuisine 32-32/1 Sukhumvit 23, Klong Toey Nue, Wattana, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 664 0664 Patara 375 Soi Thonglor 19 Sukhumvit 55, Klongtonnua Vadhana, Bangkok 10110 Bo lan 24 Sukhumvit Soi 53, Bangkok. 10110 Tel: +66 (0) 2 260 2962

Indian Cuisine

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Osha Bangkok / Thai Restaurant and Bar 99 Wireless Rd.,Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok. 10330 Tel: 02-256-6555, Fax: 02-256-6551

Japanese

Thai Cuisine

Bangkok best restaurants

Gaggan 68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330 Tel: +66 (0) 2652 1700 Rang Mahal 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Sukhumvit Road, KlongToei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. Masala Art 88,Thonglor Soi 8, 2nd Floor,Unit L-205, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok 10110 Tel: +66 (0) 2 713 8357

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Beirut Restaurant / Lebanese Sukhumvit Rd, Klong Tuey, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 656 7377 NADIMOS / Lebanese Ban Silom, Silom soi 19, Bangkok 10500 Tel: +66 (0) 2 266 9081

Chesa / Swiss Sukhumvit 20, Klong Tuey, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 261 6650 ARABESQUE / Egypt Sukhumvit 38, Prakanong, Klong Tuey, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 656 9440 Moulin Restaurant / Continental Third Floor, No.88 Thong Lor Soi 5, Sukhumvit Soi 55 Tel: +66 (0) 2 712 9348

Charley Browns / Mexican Sukhumvit soi 11, Klong Tuey, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 652 2215 Maxicano / Mexican Sukhumvit Soi 19, Klong Tuey at Rambrandt Hotel Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 261 7100 UNO MAS / Spanish Centara Grand at CTW, 999/99 Rama I rd. Pathumwan, Bangkok Tel: +66 (0) 2 100 6255 Sixpence / British Pub & Restaurant Tel: +66 (0) 116 5923

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Luxury Cruise Charter ~Thailand & Indonesia~ A stay onboard Lamima will always be a mixed of authenticity and luxury. Our Indonesian crew (20) with their natural warmth will make the guests feel at home from the moment they step onboard. On board we have 7 luxury, on suite cabins with a maximum occupancy of 14 guests. Our prices are inclusive of all activities, the use of all water sport equipment (2 x jet skis [where allowed], wake board, water ski, 10 stand up paddle boards, 2 sea kayaks, 3 Indonesian canoes),use of 2 big tenders (1 RIB 11m 440Hp jet drive and 1 RIB 7 m 100 HP outboard), excursions, all gourmet meals, drinks(soft drinks, draft beer, expresso, juices, selected wines and spirit) snorkeling, all dives (including Padi dive certification), massages, beauty treatment, internet via satellite and airport transfer.

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