Complete Guide To Sukhothai

Sukhothai is an ancient city that is known for its tropical climate and sites such as the Sukhothai Historical Park. If you’re interested in visiting Sukhothai during a trip to Bangkok, you can expect to travel approximately 270 miles until you reach the destination. Most tourists find that November is the best time to travel due to the accommodating temperatures. April tends to be the hottest month for Sukhothai, so it is best to avoid April trips accordingly.

Key Takeaways:

  • The cultural city of Sukothai is ancient and mysterious and was once the heart of the Thai Kingdom.
  • Most tourists prefer to avoid the rainy season when they want to visit Sukothai but prefer doing so in November.
  • You can get to Sukothai from either Bangkok or Chiang Mai. The transportation link from these places is good.

“Contemporary Sukhothai comprises the glorious ruins of the old capital — now a UNESCO world heritage site — the peaceful contemporary city surrounds, and nearby tourist attractions and historical sites.”

Where to stay in Sukhothai

Read more: https://whatsonsukhumvit.com/complete-guide-to-sukhothai/

Bangkok to host first Orient Express hotel following Accor acquisition

Tristen Auera has created a residential spin-off of the beloved Orient Express trains that ran luxuriously through Bangkok by introducing the new AccorHotels suites. They started planning its developing back in 2017, and it will feature approximately 154 rooms for guests to stay in. Bangkok residents and tourists alike are eager to see if the hotel truly embodies what the Orient Express used to offer onlookers and riders back when it was in its prime.

Key Takeaways:

  • The King Power Mahanakhon building will be the site of the first new Orient Express Hotel, since the Accor acquisition.
  • The original Art Deco motif of the Orient Express carriages will be artistically translated into a modern skyscraper.
  • Tristan Auer is the architectural designer who will create the artistic translation.

“The original Orient Express trains were famous for the highest standards of fine craftsmanship, the newest innovations and the most exquisite dining and so Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok will bring together the best names in these fields to reinterpret the art of luxury travel.”

Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok is included in our 2019 New Thai Hotels Master List

Read more: http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/bangkok-to-host-first-orient-express-hotel-following-accor-acquisition/#When:10:58:53Z

Finding luxury in the rice fields of Thailand

Some people travel for the love of seeing the world, others choose to travel to experience the world as a native of that country. Thailand combines the unique experience of luxury living with authentic day to day work of its citizens. At this Four Seasons resort in Chiang Mai , you’ll be able to work in the rice fields, experience morning visits with Monks, sight-see on their nature trails and even learn to cook traditional Thai food. This once in a lifetime experience is a must see for all travel enthusiasts!

See 60 photos and check rates at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai

Pool at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai

Key Takeaways:

  • Thailand is home to rich history, art, Buddhism, and luxury; there are countless reasons to make the long trek to its capital, Chiang Mai.
  • Chiang Mai offers luxurious afternoon tea, relaxing yoga, spas, nature trails, and countless private retreats.
  • For those looking for adventure, Chiang Mai offers an authentic rice planting experience, a morning monk blessing, an exciting cooking class, and a private signature restaurant called Khao.

“All of the Four Seasons’ accommodations are aspirational but if you want the ultimate in indulgence, book a Private Retreat.”

Read more: https://www.10best.com/interests/hotels-resorts/finding-luxury-in-the-rice-fields-of-thailand/

Five Reasons To Book The Park Hyatt Bangkok

Even in a city with some truly fantastic hotel options, the Park Hyatt Bangkok stands out among its peers. Amanda Levete’s AL A design house teamed up with local Pi Design to create a unique appearance for the exterior of the hotel, with a shape inspired by the number eight. The Park Hyatt boasts a multilevel complex of diverse and delicious dining options, engineered to the finest detail by AvroKo. Other unique amenities include the Panpuri Spa and the 9th floor Infinity Pool.

Key Takeaways:

  • Choosing a hotel to stay in Bangkok is an overwhelming experience because the hotel rates in Bangkok are not only attractive, but the service, food and ambiance are great.
  • The architecture and design of the Park Hyatt hotel in Bangkok was inspired by the number 8 which is a lucky number in Chinese culture.
  • New York design firm, Yabu Pushelberg, added elegance and serenity to the inside of the Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel, defining its spaces, furnishings and color palettes.

“Indeed, Bangkok is a fever dream destination for hotel junkies.”

See 41 more pictures and check rates at the Park Hyatt Bangkok.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lmowery/2019/01/28/five-reasons-to-book-the-park-hyatt-bangkok/

Hyatt reduces points needed for free night in 4 Hyatt properties in Thailand

Great news for Hyatt fans traveling to Thailand.

Hyatt announced changes to their award chart this week, with the number of World of Hyatt points required to redeem a free night changing for 259 hotels throughout the world. While there is a pretty even split between the number of hotels that will require more points and hotels that will require less points (130-129), the news is all good for Hyatt fans traveling to Thailand.

Of the Seven Hyatt branded properties in Thailand, 4 are affected by this change in the Award Chart, and all now require less points for a free night due to them moving down a category. This is fantastic news as free nights at the Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok and the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin both now only require 12,000 World of Hyatt points for a free night in a standard room, down from 15,000 points. These two properties will move from award category 4 to award category 3.

Meanwhile, The Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit, and the Hyatt Place Phuket Patong, both category 2 hotels, will drop to category 1, meaning free nights in a standard room will drop from 8000 points to 5000 points.

It is not just free nights in standard rooms that will become cheaper (pointwise), Regency/Grand Club rooms, as well as Standard and Premium Suites also become a better deal. See the table below for the changes in more detail.

The changes come into effect March 18, 2019

Free Nights

  • Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
  • Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Room Type Current points per night New points per night
Standard room 15,000 12,000
Regency/Grand Club room 21,000 17,000
Standard Suite 24,000 20,000
Premium Suite 30,000 24,000
  • Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit
  • Hyatt Place Phuket Patong
Room Type Current points per night New points per night
Standard room 8,000 5,000
Regency/Grand Club room 12,000 7,000
Standard Suite 13,000 8,000
Premium Suite 16,000 10,000