Dusit Thani Pattaya wins Luxury Beachfront Hotel of the Year from the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2018


Luxury Travel Asia & Australia Awards spotlights high-end stay-spots in Asia and Australia that reach a particularly high benchmark of superior quality. In the category of Luxury Beachfront Hotel of the year in Eastern Thailand, the proud winner proved to be Dusit Thani Pattaya.

The honor is no small achievement. Certainly, winners are noted to have exceeded expectations and achieved an overall level of hotel excellence. But, there is actually more to it, as winners have to have excelled in specific areas to qualify for consideration. These areas are innovation, design, facilities, including guest rooms, service caliber and excellence in the area of cuisine.

Key Takeaways:

  • More and more people are looking to visit Thailand as a potential vacation spot for their families.
  • Holiday season brings people who want nice weather to the beautiful coasts of the country.
  • The country, in and of itself, is considered to be extremely cheap to travel to.

“Dusit Thani Pattaya is proud to be an award-winner of the 2018 Luxury Travel Guide Asia & Australasia Awards (LTG Awards 2018) for the “Luxury Beachfront Hotel of the Year, Eastern Thailand, Thailand”, recognized by industry professionals as a prestigious accolade.”

Read more: http://destinationthailandnews.com/tourism/accolades/dusit-thani-pattaya-wins-luxury-beachfront-hotel-of-the-year-from-the-luxury-travel-guide-awards-2018.html


Is Thailand’s tourism ready to tackle crime and safety problems?


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held a large forum with a range of private and public organizations to discuss the need to improve the safety and security of foreign tourists and local Thais alike. TAT and other Thai organizations wish to crack down on tourism-related accidents and hazards, especially in the wake of high-profile incidents impacting Chinese and British tourists. For example, Thai boat tour operators must now provide the local authorities with more information on their activities and routes, and are subject to significant penalties if they do not do so.

Key Takeaways:

  • After two British tourists were murdered in Koh Tao, the British government voiced their concerns about tourists’ safety.
  • The government of Thailand is addressing safety issues involving boating accidents by enforcing more stringent regulations.
  • While the Tourism Authority of Thailand has voiced their dedication to reducing the number of accidents, crime, and threats to tourists, they seem to be focused mainly on preventing accidents.

“This comes on the back of Chinese president Xi Jinping calling on Thai authorities to do everything possible to ensure safety and security for all visitors, not just those from China, following a tragic boat accident that claimed the lives of 47 Chinese tourists.”

Read more: http://www.ttgasia.com/2018/08/15/is-thailands-tourism-ready-to-tackle-crime-and-safety-problems/


SO Sofitel Hua Hin unveils Brand New Wing with New Leisure Facilities and Room Types

The Hua Hin district, located in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula in Thailand, just a couple of hours south of Bangkok, is a highly fashionable seaside resort and the home of the SO Sofitel, Hua Hin, part of a luxury chain of resort hotels, based out of Paris, France. The SO Sofitel in Hua Hin has just announced a new addition to its Hua Hin jewel. The addition is an entire wing with both leisure and recreation facilities as well as suites for both vacationers and business travelers. There’s also a new Signature Pool with an adventure course included. The new wing features specially designed pool access rooms, with private terraces and pool access.

These rooms also have a console that lets users enjoy their television viewing from their bed, or their bath. The new wing’s complement of guest rooms takes the hotel’s total room capacity from 78 to 109. The wing also has a multi-functional room, an executive business room and a ballroom. There’s a golf course, a multi-purpose court, equally serviceable for basketball, or tennis. There’s a bike course too, with bikes available to rent.

Key Takeaways:

  • The new SO Sofitel, Hua Hin has new family suites that feature bunk beds for kids.
  • New SO Studio and Pool Access rooms feature terraces with direct and private access to the SO pool.
  • The SO Sofitel Hua Hin has a multipurpose court for basketball and tennis as well as a golf course.

“The resort also features a pillar-less ballroom, an executive meeting room, and a multifunction room. The beachside Event Lawn provides the perfect backdrop for romantic weddings, dinner & dance and corporate retreats.”

Read more: https://theshutterwhale.com/blog/2018/11/1/so-sofitel-hua-hin-unveils-brand-new-wing-with-new-leisure-facilities-and-room-types

Bangkok Riverside: A QUICK GUIDE

The Chao Phraya river in Bangkok is very well known and it is essential for the life of people that live in the city. The river provides easy access to many parts of the city and some amazing views of it. Boats of all types travel up and down The River of Kings constantly on a daily basis. You can see the amazing Temple of Dawn from the river as well as the historic riverside shopping district. The temples that can be seen from the river look so majestic.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bangkok is one of the most well traveled to places in the whole entire world for good reason.
  • Understand how the city of Bangkok works is essential to knowing how to navigate it.
  • The actual things that are provided by the river are essential for the way that people live in Bangkok.

“The Chao Phraya River is the heart of Bangkok and the riverside one of its most charismatic areas from which you can explore the city from the water or watch the world go by on its riverbanks.”

Read more: https://www.bangkok101.com/bangkok-riverside-a-quick-guide/

Nikko Bangkok dangles special opening rates

Opening early 2019, Japanese hotel brand Nikko will be making its debut in Thailand with The Nikko Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi 55 in the Thonglor area, long popular with Japanese expats. Promising to bring the Japanese concept of omotenashi to the Bangkok hotel scene,  they are offering special opening rates for guests in the fist half of 2019.

Key Takeaways:

  • Even before its scheduled opening in 2019 the Nikko Bangkok is offering a special rate for a superior room.
  • The special price is 5,200++ baht, or 157 US dollars.
  • The offer will be available for stays from February 2019, through June 30 o 2019 and it includes a breakfast for two.

“Located at 27 Sukhumvit Soi 55, within walking distance of the BTS Skytrain Thonglor station, Hotel Nikko Bangkok features 301 guestrooms and suites, including 10 extended stay rooms complete with kitchenette.”

Read more: http://www.ttgasia.com/2018/11/14/nikko-bangkok-dangles-special-opening-rates/