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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”