1. A Heart Warming Tea Party At Sretsis Parlour

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Celebrate valentine’s day in the lush surrounds of Sretsis Parlour where the new Party of Four tea set arrives on a rose gold cake stand. The set features the best-selling Blossom Baby Cakes Garden—four flavours of scrumptious butter cake assembled with delicious butter cream made from premium French butter. Other confectionary delights include Royale Macadamia Balls of dark chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, Financier Twins of light and buttery French almond cake and much more. Ladies can also try the Gentlewoman Set, a sophisticated combination of petite delicacies served with a mini bottle of Moët champagne. 

02-160-5875

2. Eastern Delights At The InterContinental

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InterContinental Bangkok’s Summer Palace marks the advent of the Year of the Pig with a choice of three auspicious menus for groups of 10 or more persons, available February 5-10 between 11:30am-2:30pm and 6-10:30pm.

Priced at 13,989++ baht, the Emperor set starts with a serving of salmon yee sang, a salmon salad symbolising health, wealth and prosperity that is tossed with chopsticks at the table. The Fortune set, priced at 15,989++ baht, starts with an abalone yee sang and the Wealthy set, at 18,989++ baht, starts with Alaska king crab yee sang. A Chinese New Year à la carte menu, as well as a special dim sum menu, are also available for both lunch and dinner.

bangkok.intercontinental.com

3. Sansiri's Top Table

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Luxury property developer Sansiri has introduced a Sansiri Chef Your Table dining experience for homeowners at all its properties. The exclusive promotion features four celebrity chefs who will prepare special set dinners in your home for the ultimate chef’s table experience. The participating chefs include Chumpol Jangprai of Michelin-starred restaurant R.Haan and chefs Kamol Chobdee-Ngam, Surakit Khemkaew and Vichit Mukura. This dinner service is conveniently accessible through the Easy Living section in the Sansiri Home Service application and via sansiri.com/family/th. Sansiri Chef Your Table is priced at 20,000 baht for eight diners and is available from now until March 31.

093-636-8558 (Khun Bow)

4. A River Rejuvenation

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Chi, the spa at Shangri-la Hotel, Bangkok invites guests to experience the serenity of the riverside with the River Escape treatment. Available until March 31, the River Escape journey begins with a 30-minute detoxifying steam bath, followed by a 60-minute body massage to relax the mind and release tension. Afterwards, guests can indulge in a 30-minute facial treatment to detox the skin before ending with a scrumptious afternoon tea at the Chocolate Boutique overlooking the River of Kings. The full two-hour treatment is priced at 5,450 baht net per person and is available from now until March 31.

02-236-7777 ext 6072

5. Pattaya Pool Paradise

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Set to open this month, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere is located in the fishing village enclave of Bang Saray. Consisting of 59 pool villas, the low-rise resort is unobtrusively tucked into the dense trees and vegetation just 400 metres from Bang Saray Bay. It is built in a unique geometric form that resembles rice terraces gently cascading towards the seafront. Guests at X2 Pattaya Oceanphere have a choice of stylish one- and two-bedroom villas ranging from 137 to 257 sqm. The resort has also announced the appointment of Steve Lockhart as the new cluster general manager for X2 Pattaya Oceanphere and X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere.

x2resorts.com/resorts/pattaya-oceanphere

6. The Green Dream

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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket has launched the Orchid Garden project, which aims to amplify the resort’s lush green surroundings and promote the property as Phuket’s premiere tropical garden resort. Featuring one of the largest green spaces in Phuket, the Orchid Garden project showcases a variety of tropical orchid species including dendrobium and vanda.

Added to these are different species of fruit trees, tropical plants and organic herbs. Begun in January, the project is expected to be complete in 15 months. The Orchid Garden is one of the eco-inspired projects organised by Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket to support its wider strategic goals on environmental sustainability.

movenpick.com

7. Eco Pillars

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After holding a Green Inspirations meeting in 2018, the management of 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has eliminated single-use plastic in its hotel rooms and restaurant outlets and continues to reduce its environmental footprint. Since its opening in 2011, 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai has won much acclaim for its many initiatives to reduce waste. All organic waste is either composted or turned into biochar, which is mixed into the compost to make it richer and more nourishing for plants.

In Bangkok, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences has also followed with initiatives of its own. To conserve electricity, LED lights are used throughout the property, while an advanced heat pump system designed to save energy keeps the hotel cool all day.

137pillarshotels.com

8. Come In No3

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Lebua Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of lebua No3—Bangkok’s newest upscale gin, caviar and vodka bar. The new outlet is located at the 52nd floor of Tower Club at lebua and offers marvellous views of the Chao Phraya River and the city skyline. Serving Effen vodka and Sipsmith London dry, the bar features an elegantly lit spiral staircase that leads to three indoor and outdoor spaces each serving gin, caviar or vodka. The first has a glossy black marble finish with an illuminated bar and a DJ zone, while at one of the two external spaces there is the world’s first P4 digital retina-display dance floor.

To continue the trend of exclusivity when designing lebua No3, the team has released the brand’s first album, curated in partnership with international music producer Andrew Murray.

Open daily from 6pm-1am. 02-624-9555

 9. 80/20 Is Back And Better!

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Charoen Krung’s 80/20 restaurant is back with a bang following a complete refurbishment. The husband-and-wife team of chef-patron Joe Napol Jantraget and pastry chef Saki Hoshino have been keeping themselves busy and are set to introduce a new nine-course tasting menu. Called Episode 2, it will feature only local produce with recipes designed to bring out the unique taste of each ingredient. The restaurant’s new interior has also been transformed by doubling the size of the old space, and now guests can sit at a dining counter to watch the chefs in action.

Working with Choti and Debby Leenutaphong’s Foodie Collection, the new drink list features cocktail creations by Supawit Muttarattana, the genius behind The Art Book for Vesper, while the wine list has been redesigned by Foodie Collection’s sommelier, Thanakorn Mankit.

099-118-2200

10. Hear The Ocean At Scarlett

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Crab lovers will be delighted by Scarlett Bangkok’s king crab promotion with delicious dishes. Caught in cold water, king crab is the largest species of crab in the world and is highly prized by chefs and diners alike for its meaty texture and sweet flavour. Savour appetisers such as king crab terrine with baby carrots, confit red peppers, shallots and fennel coulis or enjoy the king crab remoulade with celeriac mash and crustacean jelly. The main dishes continue with a comforting and flavourful taste such as melon and beetroot crab cannelloni, while the king crab tagliatelle is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Open daily from 6pm-1am, Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant’s king crab menus are available until the end of February, with prices starting at 450++ baht.

02-352-4000, scarlettbkk@randblab.com, fb.com/scarlettwinebarbangkok

11. Valentine Venues Of The Waldorf Astoria

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Indulge your special someone this coming Valentine’s Day with an intimate dinner for two at the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. Start by toasting your love at The Loft and The Champagne Bar atop the hotel, the perfect spot to celebrate with amazing views of Bangkok’s skyline. Following pre-dinner drinks, a choice of stunning restaurants and cuisines await, including a special nine-course Nordic-Thai menu created by chef Fae Rungthiwa Chummongkol at the atmospheric Front Room signature restaurant, priced at 5,500++ baht per person (wine pairing is available at an additional of 2,500++ baht per person), or a romantic dine-in-the-sky experience at the lavishly elegant Bull & Bear steakhouse where chef de cuisine Patrick Morris is serving a Be My Valentine five-course set menu priced at 4,500++ baht per person.

02-846-8888.

12. A World Of Play

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CentralWorld celebrates the grand opening of Playmondo, a world-class amusement zone for kids old and young. The new amusement facility offers world standard rides and activities, including Playsquare Laser Tag for adults and children. Situated at the Forum Zone on level 2 of CentralWorld, Playmondo also has an educational aspect for children aged one to 13. Under a Play, Plern, Learn and Roo concept, children can enjoy adventures in four play areas inspired by nature—desert, ocean, volcano and jungle. Playmondo is open daily from 11am-8pm.

02-103-2499

13. Reach And Relax

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Office Syndrome has become one of the most common ailments amongst urbanites and white-collar workers. To combat this serious health issue, Let’s Relax spa has launched a Stretch Me by Let’s Relax stretching studio. Under the supervision of expert physiologists, the studio adopts the art of static stretching along with therapeutic acupressure to help put the body back into balance. The Office Stretch is an ideal programme for office workers and focuses on the neck, shoulders and back to ease muscle tension, while the Sport and Traveller stretch is designed to increase flexibility and improve blood flow. Starting at 1,200 baht, the programmes are available between 10am-10pm at Stretch Me by Let’s Relax at CentralWorld and IconSiam.

095-372-9985-6, Line: @stretchme

14. So Much Love

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Mark the month of romance with the ultimate pampering experience at SoSPA. The SO Celebrate My Love promotion offers couples total relaxation of the body and the mind. Indulge with the 30-minute pink Himalaya body scrub followed by a 30-minute refreshing marine wave bath before winding down with a 90-minute aromatic massage. Available from now until March 31, the promotion is priced at 9,999 baht net per couple (originally 14,000 baht). SoSPA members can also enjoy an additional five per cent discount. The spa is open from 10am - 10pm daily, with last treatment reservation available at 8:30pm.

0-2624-0000, secure booker

(See also: 7 Family-Friendly Getaways In Asia To Celebrate Chinese New Year)