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Pentahotels to Enter Thailand with Pentahotel Bangkok, Ploenchit, in 2020

Pentahotels made an agreement with the Nest Property Company Ltd. This is a management agreement and it will end with a hotel being built in Bangkok. It is going to be built in 2020. It is going to be located in the main business area of Bangkok. This announcement is the first step for Pentahotels and their expansion into Southeast Asia. It is a new build property that will be tailored to pentahotels design standards.

Key Takeaways:

  • pentahotels will offer a newly designed reception area that will include a stylish bar to socialize and to relax when entering their establishment
  • Pentahotels are on the cutting edge with understanding what changing needs and wants are and meeting those needs
  • Pentahotels have had so much success in Europe and Asia that Thailand proved to be the next step in their expension.

“With 27 hotels across seven countries over two continents, pentahotels offers individual and business travellers comfort and style in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Original Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pentahotels-to-enter-thailand-with-pentahotel-bangkok-ploenchit-in-2020-2017-06-08

Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai land hotel awards gold

Hotels.com, using information from nearly twenty five million users has awarded twenty five hundred hotels with a gold rating. These rating span across eighty seven countries, all being recognized for their own remarkable hotels. The country of Thailand has risen up to be among those golden ranks. Bangkok, Chaing Mai and Phuket all three are home to hotels with a gold ranking. Each of these achieving at least a 4.7 score out of five, for impeccable service and hospitality.

Key Takeaways:

  • all the hotels are judged by guests and not travel bloggers/writers. over 25 million members
  • thailand had the highest ratings in the 7 judged categories. luxury, boutique, business, family, beach, new and spa
  • Pimalia resort and spa on Koh Lanta received the highest grade of all with a 4.9

“Thailand’s continuous outstanding performance in the Hotels.com Loved by Guests Gold awards reflects the country’s success in offering hotel and hospitality selections of the highest quality worthy of great reviews from guests worldwide.”

Original Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/business/EconomyAndTourism/30314584

A Mystery Up Above: How Much Are Frequent Flier Miles Worth?

There is a mystery above and it is people wondering how much frequent flier miles are actually worth. Frequent flier mileage bears no correlation to the real world application of miles. Awards are actually given based on price of tickets and class, rather than actual miles. People can be surprised that they did not actually accrue the amount of miles they thought they had. The policies are pretty bizarre. You can go a long distance and get only a few miles from the airline.

Key Takeaways:

  • Looking for the best price is better than trying to look for deals to increase your frequent flyer miles
  • Airlines are adopting the new model of miles representing the price paid and not the actual miles traveled
  • Customers don’t have a lot of choice or complaint in how their miles are accrued

“And travelers should take advantage of the fact that many foreign carriers — including Air Canada, Lufthansa and British Airways, which are partners with the Big Three — still reward (mostly) based on distance.”

Original Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/travel/how-much-are-frequent-flier-miles-worth.html?_r=0

Khon Kaen, Thailand: Isan’s Hippest Hub

Khon Kaen, Thailand is Isan’s hippest hub. There are only two types of weather that a person will find in Khon Kaen. The types are very hot and very wet. There is no debate on the issue either. One minute you are very hot and dry and the next, you are drenched in water. This place is flat and dusty and landlocked. There are hardly and water sources around the area. It is also the first place in Thailand to unearth dinosaur bones.

Key Takeaways:

  • You don’t have the right to an opinion on the matter, either. One minute your skin is melting off your bones, your body fat sizzling away;
  • the next you’re drenched like a wet rag, dirty from the dust and soaked in sweat.
  • Don’t let those massive terrestrial crabs sauntering about fool you. There are hardly any bodies of water nearby.

“At the heart of it is the Laorauvirodge family whose culinary empire arose from the flora-carpeted grounds of Suppaniga Home Boutique Hideaway nestled a few minutes outside the city.”

Original Source: http://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/khon-kaen-thailand-isan-s-hippest-hub.html

5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bangkok, Thailand

There are 5 must-see art and architecture places to visit in Bangkok, Thailand: the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, YenakArt Villa, and MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). The Grand Palace, built in 1782, a collection of more than 100 beautiful buildings, including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, built in 1832, is home to the largest collection of Buddhist images in the country, more than 1,000 in all. Bangkok CityCity Gallery and YenakArt Villa, both introduced to the city in 2015, feature contemporary art by primarily local artists in a variety of forms, and MOCA is one of the largest contemporary art museums in Asia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Between cultural and artistic locations, Bangkok has what an avid traveler would like to see.
  • Both Buddhist and modern culture influence the tourist locations in Bangkok
  • Contemporary art museums are being heavily focused on by the tourism industry in thailand

“Whilst this ancient religion has heavily influenced the city’s visual culture for centuries, a secular contemporary art scene has gradually emerged over the last decade.”

Original Source: http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2017/06/14/5-of-the-best-art-and-architecture-stops-in-bangkok-thailand/