Romantic river cruising with Peninsula Bangkok

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Spend V Day on the Chao Phraya River aboard an exclusive yacht. On February 14 the Peninsula Bangkok’s Luxe & Amour Champagne Valentine’s Day Cruise promises an idyllic afternoon on a 76-foot luxury vessel. Take in the views of iconic and historical landmarks as you sail down the River of Kings from the Memorial Bridge to the Temple of Dawn, Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. Also take advantage of romantic opportunities accompanied with chilled champagne, traditional delicacies and personally inscribed Peninsula chocolates. Alternatively, those who prefer to take in the scene from the riverbank can enjoy handmade Valhrona chocolates from the Valentine’s-inspired Peninsula afternoon tea at The Lobby.

diningpbk@peninsula.com;  0-2020-2888

Celebrate CNY or V Day at Silver Waves, Chatrium Hotel

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog and Chinese New Year at Silver Waves Chinese restaurant on the 36th floor of the Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok with an auspicious meal. Two set menus are available. Set A, for 15,000 baht net, features creative Cantonese classics such as Peking duck, braised abalone with Taiwanese tofu in brown sauce and more, while at 17,000 baht net, set B offers barbecued suckling pig, deep-fried snow fish with salt and chilli and wok-fried crab with XO sauce among other dishes. Those looking for a romantic Valentine’s celebration can also opt for the five-course meal on February 14 at 3,800 baht net per couple, which includes a glass of wine and a red rose.

silverwaves.chrb@chatrium.com;  0-2307-8888 ext 1948-49

"Oui Oui Mon Cheri"

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From February 14-17 visit La VIE French restaurant at VIE Hotel Bangkok for an exquisite meal and a romantic stay. Returning to the hotel, chef Sylvain Sendra, padrone of the Michelin-starred Itinéraires restaurant in Paris, has prepared four days of culinary delights for lovers. Choose between a four-course set lunch for 3,000 baht net per person (food only) or 4,500 baht net per person for drink pairings. Alternatively, opt for the six-course dinner for 6,000 baht net per person or 8,000 baht net per person with drink pairings. Both menus include foie gras ravioli, a choice of cod fish with orange purée or black angus beef tenderloin with Jerusalem artichoke foam.

afbm@viehotelbangkok.com; 08-3820-4224

Crossing the centuries in Chiang Mai

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Inspired by Chiang Mai’s iconic Wat Umong—a forest temple known for its unique tunnels and meditation spaces—and also referencing Chiang Mai’s ancient walled city, X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort offers guests a unique experience that salutes the past while being undeniably modern. Built on the site of an old rice winery, the hotel has preserved many of the natural features of the original estate, which include a dramatic row of 120-year-old tamarind trees that add to the hotel’s unique character. Guests will have a choice of stylish rooms and suites ranging from 50 to 177.5 sqm in size, each decorated with red brick walls to reflect the Lanna architectural influence. Dine at the Oxygen Dining Room, the first restaurant in Chiang Mai to boast consultation from a Michelin-starred chef, Nicolas Isnard.

book.cmr@x2resorts.com or call 0-5393-1999

Make a splash at Holiday Inn Vana Nava

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Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, the first Holiday Inn water park resort in Asia is just a two hours’ drive from Bangkok and less than 15 minutes away from Hua Hin. Children can enjoy the Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle, which features an amazing array of aquatic attractions including the largest and longest water slides in Thailand, while parents can unwind at the resort’s infinity pool and the Tea Tree Spa. Opening rates at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin start from just 2,999++ baht per room per night (room only) and are valid for bookings throughout February 2018 for stays up to April 30, 2018. The rates are applicable for weekday stays only (Sunday to Friday) and exclude long weekends and public holidays.

ihg.com/holidayinnresorts/hotels/us/en/hua-hin/hhqhi/hoteldetail

Debut of Lancaster Bangkok

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Bangkok welcomes the newest member of the renowned Landmark Lancaster Hotel Group. Beautifully designed and lavishly furnished, the five-star Lancaster Bangkok with 231 guest rooms pairs luxurious Thai heritage with a highly-trained team dedicated to providing guests with heartfelt and generous service. Situated near the intersection of Phetchaburi and Asok Roads and easily accessed from both Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi airports, the new hotel is also close to both the Airport Rail Link and the Phetchaburi MRT station. Savour Asian and international cuisines from Siam Brasserie, which serves authentic Thai cuisine, classic Western dishes and seafood buffets, or head to The High Bar for al fresco dining with views of the Bangkok skyline.

lancasterbangkok.com, facebook.com/lancasterbangkok; 0-2252-6890

A new JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok

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In celebration of its 20th anniversary, JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok is undergoing an enhancement process to transform rooms and public areas. A three-year project, the first and second phases have been completed with the addition of 176 new rooms and suites and a makeover of a further 178 guest rooms, meeting rooms and the all-day dining outlet. The final phase will commence in mid-2019 to refurbish all remaining guest rooms. Visitors are able to enjoy the newly designed completed facilities now. Famed architecture firm PIA Interior Company is tasked with the hotel’s new look and their designs seamlessly combine traditional Thai elements with a sleek architectural language.

marriott.com/hotels/travel/bkkdt-jw-marriott-hotel-bangkok; 0-2656-7700

Bangkok Airways opens new passenger facilities

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Bangkok Airways introduces its new international passenger lounges at Suvarnabhumi Airport, offering extra comfort and convenience for passengers. The new lounges are located on the third floor of concourse D, opposite Gate D7. Neatly designed, the spaces incorporate the airline’s identity boutique touches. All Bangkok Airways passengers can make use of the Boutique Lounge which can accommodate up to 120 passengers, while the Blue Ribbon Club Lounge is 200 sqm in size and can accommodate up to 50 passengers. Travellers on departing Bangkok Airways international flights can enjoy these brand-new lounges from today onwards. Opening hours are from 4:30am - 10pm.

bangkokair.com, 1771

Find the better you at Panacée, Khao Yai

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Retreat from the chaos of the city and recharge at Panacée Wellness Khao Yai. The three signature health programmes available include the Weight Loss programme, the Ozone Signature programme and the Perfect Detox programme. For five days and four nights, the Weight Loss programme takes a holistic medical approach that will ensure a safe and efficient way to lose weight with a nutritious diet and exercise regimen tailored to each individual. For three days and two nights, the Ozone Signature is a health restoration programme using an ozone treatment from Germany, and the Perfect Detox therapy includes BMI, muscle mass and metabolism measurements and an assessment of cell functionality throughout the body to determine internal health problems. All three programmes are inclusive of a stay at Nusa My Ozone Khao Yai, various activities and healthy food.

panaceewellness.com; 0-4400-9113 ext 114, 06-3205-7510

Seventh heaven at Erb Bliss Room

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Erb Bliss Room is a beauty and lifestyle concept store presented under the concept of a spiritual healing sanctuary right at the heart of Bangkok on the second floor of Gaysorn Village. Promoting a blissful life, which is ingrained in Erb’s brand DNA, customers can shop for 100 per cent organic products ranging from bath and body creams to Erb’s signature facial care line—Erb Seven Pollen 100% Natural. Scented home products are also available at Erb Bliss Room, such as the signature reed diffuser and Essential & Fluerfume oils. Have fun at the Fluerfume Bar where guests can create their own personalised scent. Erb Bliss Room also offers crystal therapy to balance your inner chakras. Facial treatments include the Seven Pollen Golden Therapy, the Seven Pollen Face Detox and the Japanese Reiki touching therapy.

0-2253-8559

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