25 Degrees Welcomes Guest Burger Maestro

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From June 5-9, renowned burger maestro Kristin Frederick of Le Camion qui Fume–The Smoking Truck will be starring as the guest chef at 25 Degrees Burgers at the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. Frederick has created a special burger menu with two starters, three burgers and a dessert. The feast includes a spinach salad with bacon vinaigrette, a sweet and smoky barbecue burger, the green chilli burger and the New York-inspired pastrami burger. Dessert is Frederick’s take on a classic American sweet, the Cobbler, a crumble which uses local fruits in the place of traditional apples. In addition, chef Sylvain Royer of 25 Degrees Burgers will be creating five side dishes to complement Frederick’s special menu.

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Viands At La Vie

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Head down to La Vie at VIE Hotel Bangkok between June 27-30 for four incredible days of culinary bliss with renowned French chef Alexandre Couillon, who will be demonstrating his impressive skills as the quintessential fish and seafood cook. Heralded with numerous distinctions for his unique talent with seafood, Couillon is the chef and owner of two-Michelin-star restaurant La Marine in the small fishing village of L’Hermbaudiere on Noirmoutier island off the Vendée coast. His famous homemade seaweed bread, using the natural sea salt of Noirmoutier, has captivated the palates of gourmands around the world. Couillon’s four-course set lunch is priced at 3,500 baht per person (5,000 baht with wine pairing), while his seven-course set dinner is 6,500 baht per person (8,500 baht per person with wine pairing).

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High Tea Upstairs

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Guests can experience a luxurious twist on The House On Sathorn’s afternoon tea with High Tea Upstairs on the last Sunday of June at 2:30-5:30pm. A venue boasting opulent neo-classic grandeur with intricate ornaments and details, Upstairs consists of three different rooms—Emerald, Ruby and Secret. To elevate the High Tea Upstairs experience, guests can enjoy live entertainment whilst indulging in pastry delights. Start with a refreshing sorbet of the day followed by traditional scones with homemade marmalade, jam and Devonshire clotted cream. Pastry delights include Canelé De Bordeaux and 64% Valrhona chocolate cake. Savoury treats include a prosciutto-cheese mini bun, Scottish smoked salmon croissants and much more, all complemented by fine TWG teas. High Tea Upstairs is priced 1,499++ baht. 

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All Aglow

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Following the success of GLOW Hotels & Resorts in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, InVision Hospitality has announced the opening of GLOW Ao Nang Krabi, Thailand. Located on a vibrant, family-friendly street with a variety of local restaurants, hawker stalls and seaside shops, GLOW Ao Nang Krabi has everything that makes a holiday perfect. Local beaches are within easy walking distance of the hotel, including the beautiful Hat Noppharat and famous Ao Nang beaches. The 130 contemporary designed guest rooms include king, queen and family suites, which come with a choice of pool, hillside, town or terrace views. Dine at Café’ Au Lait or head to Chen’s for casual poolside dining and cool cocktails.

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Transforming Health With Verita

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Verita Health MahaNakhon (VMH) is offering a Transformation Supreme package for those who are looking to relax and refresh both body and soul. Available until June 30 and priced at 18,000 baht, the special three-and-a half-hour package includes bio-feedback screening to evaluate energy levels and health balance to determine the body’s vital functions and patterns of stress. Also included is a mineral and vitamin-rich Verita Rapid IV treatment, which helps to boost the immune system’s fight against infections and minimises fatigue. The Verita OxiGlow facial treatment promises to help bring a glow to the face and promotes collagen production to enhance the skin’s elasticity. Finally, guests can take in pure oxygen at VMH’s Oxygen Bar while sipping Verita Health’s signature tea in complete serenity.

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Art & Hospitality At Akyra, Chiang Mai

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Akyra Manor Chiang Mai, a stylish and exclusive all-suite luxury hotel in the city’s artsy Nimmanhemin district, will be exhibiting work by two celebrated local artists. As a winner of several awards, including the Asian Tourism Awards 2017, the Boutique Hotel Awards 2017 and the Property Report Awards 2015 for Best Hotel Interior Design, the hotel is proud of its creative approach to hospitality and for building strong links with the local artistic community. Award-winning silver jewellery maker Kosin Pipattanasookmongkol’s Siam Arak brand pieces will be on sale at the hotel’s boutique, while blockprint artist and studio owner Natheephol Charoenturayon’s artwork will be exhibited in the lobby and on each floor of the hotel, until the end of October 2018.

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Santiburi Leads In Samui Luxury

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Known for more than 25 years as Santiburi Beach Resort and Spa, Koh Samui’s only member of The Leading Hotels of the World has announced a name change and is now officially known as Santiburi Koh Samui. A new logo has been created to mark the change and 19 new grand deluxe pool villas have been added to the resort in addition to the new grand reserve pool villas, which offer an impressive 250 square metres of exclusive private luxury. Bedrooms open into a generous en-suite bathroom with standalone tub and powerful rain shower. Other appealing new choices at Santiburi Koh Samui include enticing international dishes created by recently appointed Swiss-born executive chef Adrian Hauenstein. A vast choice of engaging activities including morning monk blessings and Thai cooking classes will ensure guests are never short of activities.

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Siam Kempinski Welcomes New Executive Chef

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Siam Kempinski has appointed Swiss national Stefan Trepp as its new executive chef. He transfers to Bangkok from the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, a Kempinski flagship property in the United Arab Emirates, where he worked as executive chef for more than two years. Trepp started his career at the age of 16 at Hotel Fravi in Switzerland where he worked as an apprentice. His culinary journey truly began when he was appointed as the commis de cuisine at Grand Hotel Kulm, Switzerland. No stranger to Thailand, he has previously worked with Banyan Tree Phuket as well as the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. His extensive international know-how will ensure a wonderful dining experience at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

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Culinary Conjuror

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Known for his contemporary European cuisine with Korean influences, chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre will be serving up delicious treats at The Reflexions, The Atheenee Hotel from June 2-4. Born in Korea and adopted at the age of five by a Belgian family, chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre trained as a butcher before becoming a hugely successful sommelier. In 1997 he opened his own restaurant, L’Air du Temps, with his wife in Belgium. Today it holds two Michelin stars. Known as the flavour magician for his unusual flavour combinations that incorporate Korean culinary influences with vegetables grown in L’Air du Temps’ three-hectare garden, the celebrated chef will be presenting a choice of three- and five-course set menus for lunch and seven- and nine-course set menus for dinner, all with optional wine parings.

theatheneehotel.com, theluxurycollection.com/theatheneehotel; 0-2650-8800

Tastes Of Home

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Independent Thai hospitality brand SALA Hospitality Group is expanding its popular Taste of Place series at its boutique Sala Rattanakosin, Sala Ayutthaya and Sala Khao Yai properties. Launched last year and overseen by the group’s cluster executive chef Fernando Roman, Taste of Place is a celebration of the Thai culinary arts, which vary greatly from region to region. The programme seeks to unearth the unique flavours and the cultural heritage of the areas in which the group’s properties are located. An example of an irresistible Taste of Place dish already offered to guests is locally caught freshwater prawns, where diners at Sala Ayutthaya can choose how they want the crustaceans prepared.

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A Bottega Veneta House Call

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Luxury home décor destination dm home has added Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta’s furniture collection to its portfolio. Introducing innovative colours, textures and materials, the collection features pieces ranging from elegant desks and consoles to seating, lighting, bookcases and picture frames. In the 1970s Bottega Veneta adopted the iconic motto ‘when your own initials are enough’, a defining statement about the importance of discretion, individuality and personalised style. Characterised by luxurious materials and individualistic sensibility, the collection boasts iconic elements such as the Intrecciato weave and elegant and functional hardware in rich hues perfect for the home. 

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Musical Moments

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Say goodbye to tedious screenshot uploads and hello to a fast and elegant new way to share what you’re listening to—and allow friends to listen in too. Through Spotify’s new share to Instagram Stories feature, you can easily post whatever you’re listening to on Spotify to your Instagram Story or to friends via Instagram Direct. When listening to a song on Spotify, simply tap Instagram Stories from the share menu and the app will unlock custom cover art stickers for every song, album, playlist or artist on Spotify. Alongside this new feature users can also enjoy the new ad-supported Spotify available globally for iOS and Android users. 

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Natural Nourishments

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Beat the heat and revive your spirits at Le Méridien Bangkok this June. Combining skilful spa treatments with young coconut essential oils and salts, guests will be pampered for 120 blissful minutes with a body scrub with coconut salt, a body massage with organic coconut oil and a soak in a bath of coconut oil and lavender. Available until June 30 from 11am-11pm, the package is available at SPA by Le Méridien and is priced at 2,600 baht per person. Another fruity option is the Mango Mystique afternoon tea and spa treatment package in which guests can savour mango-inspired afternoon tea followed by a 45-minute mango oil body massage. Also available until June 30, the package is priced at 1,500++ baht for two people. 

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High Comfort

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Singapore Airlines has unveiled the next generation of regional cabin products fitted on its new Boeing 787-10 fleet, which will redefine travel on flights of up to eight hours. The 787-10s are configured with 337 seats in two classes—36 business class seats and 301 economy class seats. The new regional business class seats on the 787-10s are arranged in a forward-facing 1-2-1 staggered configuration to provide every customer direct aisle access. With each seat able to recline into a fully flat bed, business class customers can rest in more comfort even on the shortest flights. Each seat measures up to 26 inches in width with retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered. The 787-10s new economy class seat also offers an enhanced in-flight experience. Arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration, each has an ergonomically designed contoured backrest that provides greater comfort, with a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings to provide more neck support.