Jewel of Phuket; Regent Phuket Cape Panwa Set to Open Dec. 1

Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

Christmas is coming early for travellers this year with the opening of a spectacular resort in Thailand.

The Regent Phuket Cape Panwa is opening its doors December 1st, giving guests the perfect place to indulge in sun and sand this upcoming holiday season.  Even better, it’s set on a private beach in a secluded bay.

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The Siam opens today

Maenam Suite of The Siam

Bangkok’s only hotel to offer private pools villas opens on the banks of the Chao Phraya River

Today the highly anticipated The Siam Hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok’s Dusit district welcomes its first guests.

In Bangkok’s saturated hotel market, newcomers need to strive to bring something new in order to attract more than a day’s worth of interest. The Siam is bound to hold more than it’s fair share Bangkok travelers’ attention spans for some time to come, due in no small part to the introduction of Bangkok’s first private pool villas.

The Siam is owned and operated by the Sukosol celebrity family of hoteliers and popular musicians. When rock singer and actor son Krissada Sukosol Clapp inherited 3 acres of riverfront land it enabled the fulfillment of his lifelong dream and provided a venue to showcase his extensive collection of antiques, which are displayed in each guest room and in public spaces throughout the hotel.

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Ibis Hua Hin Grand Opening

Ibis Hua Hin

Well-priced food and drinks at the signature TASTE restaurant as well as eight hours non-stop breakfast concept starting from four am to 12 noon.

While not actually on the beachfront, the ibis is located in Khao Takiab with easy access to the beach within 200 meters. The 200-room property aims to provide all guests with a perfect seaside getaway offering international standards, warm and friendly services and excellent value for money. ibis Hua Hin is the first ibis hotel in Hua Hin and the eighth ibis property in Thailand.

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Bangkok Tree House

Bangkok Treehouse

Less than two kilometers from the heart of Bangkok, you will find the  semi-rural “green lung of Bangkok” surrounded by mango palms and lamphu trees.

Bangkok Treehouse

It may be hard to believe, but travel less than two kilometers from the bustling heart of Bangkok, across the muddy river waters of the Chao Phraya River, and you are in the semi-rural “green lung of Bangkok” surrounded by mango palms and lamphu trees.

It is in this setting that the highly anticipated, all-green, 12 suite Bangkok Tree House makes it’s debut in January 2012. Originally scheduled to open in November 2011, the recent floods that devastated Thailand have delayed the opening by a few weeks.

Green Philosophy

Owner Joey Tulyanond envisioned and built Bangkok Tree House to be more than carbon neutral. They promise to clean up one kilo of trash from the Chao Phraya River for every booking made.

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Hansar Bangkok

Vertigo Suite at Hansar Bangkok

A truly unique property in Bangkok and one of my personal all-time favorites. – me.

The Hansar Bangkok is one of the newest boutique hotels to open on the city’s bustling Rajdamri Road.  The location is excellent, close to a great variety of shops and plenty of restaurants.  Lumpini Park is walking distance away, and the SkyTrain station is nearby, putting the entire city within easy reach within minutes.

While the location is excellent, the real delight here is the hotel itself.  It offers a fascinating blend of Thai style and modern contemporary luxury, all accented with fresh flowers, local artifacts and homey touches such as floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.  Guests are welcomed with a plate of seasonal Thai fruit in their room after checking in.

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