Newest Hotels in Thailand

  • Waldorf Astoria

    Last year, the long awaited opening of The Park Hyatt Bangkok was the high point of the Thailand hospitality calendar of 2017. This year the most anticipated luxury hotel opening in Thailand is The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. A stunning property
  • The Salil

    Upscale and stylish, The Salil has been decked out with a Japanese bent where you can wallow in your bed, sip tea, have a meal, or merely hang out and chill. This is where you can wear pajamas all day,
  • Ritz Carlton Ko Samui

    An ethereal vision of sheer unadulterated grandeur clinging to a cliff so that you feel like you are floating in the air, the Ritz Carlton Koh Samui is where you "can escape in the middle of it all". See 38
  • Splash Beach Resort Mai Khao

    The Langham Hospitality Group's Splash Beach Resort Mai Khao offers some of the best value available on the island of Phuket with spacious rooms at incredible prices. Less than a kilometer from the airport, you'll be at the resort in
  • Cape Fahn Samui

    Cape Fahn Hotel sits on its own private island at Koh Samui where you can play with the other jet setters in pure unadulterated luxury
  • Baba Beach Club

    A luxury hotel with a residential estate, Baba Beach Club Hua Hin is for those who love great music and great food, who won't compromise on standards and want total self-indulgence from lush accommodation where you will be lulled to

New hotel openings: October 10 to 14, 2016

A series of state-of-the-art hotels are opening in popular locations to offer travelers an exciting staying experience.

Coming up in Hanoi’s Cau Giay District is AccorHotels’ Novotel Suites. Making available 87 studios and 64 apartments, the suites are provided with walk-in closets and all-day dining restaurant, among several facilities.

The boutique five-star North Hill City Resort throws open 42 rooms adjacent to Chiang Mai. Special features include an Italian-Thai restaurant, a fitness centre and an outdoor amphitheatre.

The 347-room Cosmo Hotel, Kualalumpur, can be spotted close to the Masjid Jamek Interchange Station. This is an ideal spot for those who look for typical guestrooms and family-style suites.

Standing tall with 150 rooms and resort facilities is the Hakone Kowaki-en Tenyu, which is not more than a two-hour drive from Tokyo. Another five-star attraction on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu, Maldives, is the Lux Resorts & Hotels.

New hotel openings: October 10 to 14, 2016

Four Seasons unveils new luxury lodge in remote northern Thailand

The Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Mai has expanded its lodging offering. This new offering consists of a tented camping site along the Mekong river in the north part of the country. The tents offer two rooms per tent alongside an expansive deck and luxurious pool. This new accomodation is hoped to attract families and travelers from all over the world.

Key Points:

  • New lodge created to better accommodate families
  • The move forms part of the resort’s efforts to attract more families to the remote destination
  • The new lodges are safari style, which includes two bedrooms.

“Billed as a “safari-style lodge”, it features two bedrooms and an outdoor deck featuring a plunge pool”

Original Source: Four Seasons unveils new luxury lodge in remote northern Thailand

Keep hounding illegal hotels, Thai hotel association urges govt

Thailand has long been a place that foreigners visit to find adventure and exotic delights. Unfortunately its capital city Bangkok, along with some other areas, has also earned itself a bit of a harsh reputation. Part of this problem comes from the fact that unlicensed boarding houses provide a seemingly cheap option to crash out after a long day of sightseeing. Unfortunately they also provide a lower level of safety.

The Thai government has definitely noticed the problem incurred by these illegal hotels and has recently started cracking down. Luckily the licensed hotel operators not only know about it but actively support this move, and why not? It helps reduce that bad name that these facilities breed with their poor security and service and drives more custom their way.

Keep hounding illegal hotels, Thai hotel association urges govt

What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol’s death?

It’s mourning time across Thailand in the wake of the death of the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and it goes without saying that tourists visiting the country now must behave in such a manner that respects the sentiments of millions of sorrow-stricken Thais.

With the Prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha calling for toning down of all functions for a period of one month, visiting tourists may do well in joining the mourning by all possible means.

While the UK has advised its citizens to wear sombre and respectful clothing, BBC says swimsuits should be fine in resort beaches.

Australia has urged its people visiting Thailand not to indulge in any behaviour that may be interpreted as festive, disrespectful or disorderly.

On its part, the Dutch foreign ministry has reminded travellers to avoid any actions – declarations or discussions – that may prove critical of the royal family.

What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol’s death?

The Definitive Guide to the Starwood and Marriott Loyalty Programs after Merger

Last week Marriott International, Inc. finalised the merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. With a change this big, everyone is wondering, “What will happen to my rewards points?” Marriott has released a statement saying that the rewards programs for Marriott and Starwood would remain separate until 2018. But there will be some increased flexibility with your points. There are five changes that are coming with the merger.

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