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Four Seasons unveils new luxury lodge in remote northern Thailand

The Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Mai has expanded its lodging offering. This new offering consists of a tented camping site along the Mekong river in the north part of the country. The tents offer two rooms per tent alongside an expansive deck and luxurious pool. This new accomodation is hoped to attract families and travelers from all over the world.

Key Points:

  • New lodge created to better accommodate families
  • The move forms part of the resort’s efforts to attract more families to the remote destination
  • The new lodges are safari style, which includes two bedrooms.

“Billed as a “safari-style lodge”, it features two bedrooms and an outdoor deck featuring a plunge pool”

Original Source: Four Seasons unveils new luxury lodge in remote northern Thailand

Keep hounding illegal hotels, Thai hotel association urges govt

Thailand has long been a place that foreigners visit to find adventure and exotic delights. Unfortunately its capital city Bangkok, along with some other areas, has also earned itself a bit of a harsh reputation. Part of this problem comes from the fact that unlicensed boarding houses provide a seemingly cheap option to crash out after a long day of sightseeing. Unfortunately they also provide a lower level of safety.

The Thai government has definitely noticed the problem incurred by these illegal hotels and has recently started cracking down. Luckily the licensed hotel operators not only know about it but actively support this move, and why not? It helps reduce that bad name that these facilities breed with their poor security and service and drives more custom their way.

Keep hounding illegal hotels, Thai hotel association urges govt

What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol’s death?

It’s mourning time across Thailand in the wake of the death of the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and it goes without saying that tourists visiting the country now must behave in such a manner that respects the sentiments of millions of sorrow-stricken Thais.

With the Prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha calling for toning down of all functions for a period of one month, visiting tourists may do well in joining the mourning by all possible means.

While the UK has advised its citizens to wear sombre and respectful clothing, BBC says swimsuits should be fine in resort beaches.

Australia has urged its people visiting Thailand not to indulge in any behaviour that may be interpreted as festive, disrespectful or disorderly.

On its part, the Dutch foreign ministry has reminded travellers to avoid any actions – declarations or discussions – that may prove critical of the royal family.

What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol’s death?

The Definitive Guide to the Starwood and Marriott Loyalty Programs after Merger

Last week Marriott International, Inc. finalised the merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. With a change this big, everyone is wondering, “What will happen to my rewards points?” Marriott has released a statement saying that the rewards programs for Marriott and Starwood would remain separate until 2018. But there will be some increased flexibility with your points. There are five changes that are coming with the merger.

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New hotel openings: September 26 to 30, 2016

Last week saw the openings of three new hotels, the 500-room Best Western Premier Genting Ion Delemen in Malaysia’s Genting Highlands, the 285-room Compass Skyview Hotel in Bangkok and the 37-room The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore. All three hotels offer many other services like salt-water swimming pools, Jacuzzis, bars, fitness centers, meeting rooms and restaurants.

Key Points:

  • Best Western International will be opening the 500-room Best Western Premier Genting Ion Delemen in Malaysia’s Genting Highlands by the end of this year.
  • Standing tall in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit 24, steps from Phrom Phong station is the 285-room Compass Skyview Hotel, currently in its soft-opening phase and slated for an official opening in January.
  • Singapore’s The Lo & Behold Group is venturing into the hotel space with the opening of the 37-room The Warehouse Hotel this December.

“Best Western International will be opening the 500-room Best Western Premier Genting Ion Delemen in Malaysia’s Genting Highlands by the end of this year.”

Original Source: New hotel openings: September 26 to 30, 2016