Dusit International Opens DusitD2 Hotels in Thailand and Bhutan

Whether you enjoy scenic views including mountains, seascapes, or sky blue pools, the DusitD2 has a room that can accommodate any of your viewing preferences. The newly opened dusitD2 Ao Nang, Krabi hotel includes 173 rooms and suites for visitors to choose from and even includes a 200 square meter ballroom. Families with children don’t have to worry about their kids becoming bored with the DusitD2’s playground. Tourists are sure to love the boat rides and adventurous treks that are also offered by the branch.

Key Takeaways:

  • As part of its expansion of the DusitD2 brand, Dusit International has opened two new hotels in Bhutan and Thailand.
  • Ao Nang, Krabi, is a beach town and the newly opened DusitD2 hotel puts guests within a walking distance of the beaches here.
  • dusitD2 Ao Nang, Krabi boasts of 173 guest rooms, including suites that give one a choice view of the sea, mountain, or the pool.

” We are delighted to welcome dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu, Bhutan and dusitD2 Ao Nang, Krabi to our fast-growing portfolio of global hotels, and we look forward to delighting guests with our unique brand of gracious hospitality.”

Read more: https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article103381.html

A trip to Phuket: Fun unlimited on a pocket-friendly budget

Phuket is an island that can be found in the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman sea. The island has a lot of beautiful beaches which are popular and well known. The author recommends Patong beach among all the beaches in Phuket although they all equally have something to offer to the visitor. What makes the island perfect and good to the eyes are the beautiful white sands and blue seas that surround it. Direct flights can be gotten from India to Phuket and the costs are not high, in fact, they are very cheap. One best thing that the author recommends is the night life on the Bangla Road where one can enjoy and oil massage or a foot massage for a little fee to relieve the stress of the day. Some facts about Phuket is that it is among the southern provinces in Thailand and the Sarasin bridge connects it to Phang Na province. This Island is the largest in the country but there are lots of smaller islands that are connected to Phuket. The author advises the visitor to Phuket to stay in Patong. Among the luxurious to try out in Phuket are fresh coconut water and the food sold in the street.

Key Takeaways:

  • One good place to visit is Phuket which is an Island and it is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.
  • There are so many beaches and resorts to visit in Phuket and the author recommends that his readers visit Patong beach.
  • To get to Phuket in Thailand to India is not very costly to do by flight and in Phuket there are many perfect locations with beautiful sand.

“Also, one can opt for one-day Phuket tour to cover places like Dolphins Bay show, Big Buddha, Fanta sea cultural theme park, Flying Hanuman zip-lining experience”

Find the perfect Phuket Hotel

Read more: https://www.cnbctv18.com/economy/a-trip-to-phuket-fun-unlimited-on-a-pocket-friendly-budget-3188331.htm

Boutique hotels gain new ground in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. While Bangkok has a plethora of choices of hotels running the gamut from very cheap backpacker rooms to ultra luxurious penthouses,  one thing it could be said to be lacking is quirky and unique hotel accommodations. In some of the older parts of the city there can be found some remarkable old architecture and some young entrepreneurs are beginning to use these buildings in an imaginative way. One way they are doing this is by creating unique boutique hotels, which offer guests a quaint and luxurious hotel setting unlike traditional hotels in Bangkok. Boutique hotels in Bangkok in particular are historic, humble, and best of all, quiet and cheap. While these projects are still ongoing, tourists can expect to see more of these hotels in the very near future. For two examples of heritage status buildings that have been transformed into beautiful hotels in Bangkok, take a look at Phraya Palazzo and The Siam, both on the banks of the Chao Phraya River

Key Takeaways:

  • Heritage hotel accommodations have proliferated in India, Cambodia and Laos, but have been a rarity in Thailand.
  • According to conservation consultant Yongtanit Pimonsathean, heritage status to buildings in Bangkok is often applied to temples and palaces, but rarely to ordinary structures.
  • Young entrepreneurs are now converting older buildings in Bangkok into boutique hotels, but the process is economically challenging.

“Heritage hotels, many in crumbling Rajput palaces, have been one of the main reasons to visit Rajasthan, in India, since the 1960s.”


Read more: https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Life/Boutique-hotels-gain-new-ground-in-Bangkok

Krabi, Thailand: Where you should go instead of overcrowded Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi

When one does the counting you are sure to count about 1,400 Islands in Thailand and this makes it difficult to make a choice of which Island to visit. The author thought that on going to Phuket he could go over to Koh Phi Phi Island which was rumored to be a beautiful slice of paradise. But he was disappointed. People have visited the Island and caused the death of its beauty. This situation became so bad that last year the Thai government shut Maya Bay beach which was usually overcrowded and was featured in the movie, The Beach, which made it famous.

So on his second trip to Thailand, the author had a wish to find his own island that had not been destroyed by over tourism. That meant leaving the bustling parts of Phuket to find a little unknown Island named Koh Yao Noi. This island takes about thirty minutes from Phuket to reach and lies on the famous Phang Nga Bay. The Island has great contrasts to Phuket. The community here are not rowdy and are mostly muslims. One will never find a nightclub, queues, or much noise. The way of life is the traditional way which involves fishing and farming. But one thing that is fascinating is that there are quite a number of hotels that are high end and the author visited the newest of them all.

Key Takeaways:

  • Thailand has many of Islands and it is estimated that there are about 1400 of them, so deciding which one to go to is not an easy endeavor.
  • When the author first went to Phuket he thought that the Island of Koh Phi Phi would be a paradisiacal place for him to visit but was disappointed.
  • Lesser known islands such as Koh Yao Noi as a much safer bet for people looking for unspoilt paradise away from all the tourists.

“Koh Yao Noi doesn’t have nightclubs, queues or noise – the tightknit community has clung to its traditional way of life like fishing, and coconut farming.”

Find the perfect hotel in Krabi

Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au/krabi-thailand-where-you-should-go-instead-of-overcrowded-maya-bay-at-koh-phi-phi-h1cxtb

Ascott launches serviced residence loyalty programme

Recently, The Ascott launched the Ascott Star Rewards program, which is thought to be the first loyalty program of its kind worldwide. Members will be entitled to a host of benefits, including 10% discounts off of Best Flexible Rates, up to 50% discounts off of seasonal offers, and birthday discounts of close to 40%. Other perks include complimentary airport transportation, breakfast, and room upgrades. The Ascott Star Rewards program has no points earning cap, no redemption minimums, and no blackout dates.

Key Takeaways:

  • It was announced recently by Ascott that it is launching the Ascott Star Rewards and this rewards is touted to be the first in the serviced residence industry.
  • Some of the privileges that members of the loyalty program will enjoy include ten percent discount off Best Flexible Rates for the rest of the year.
  • It is stated that there is no limit to the number of points of rewards members can earn in the program and no minimum redemption points required.

“We are rolling out Ascott Star Rewards to drive more direct bookings on our websites and reduce our cost of sales. We aim to increase our brand websites’ share of online revenue to 40-50 per cent of total online revenue by 2021.”

Ascott properties in Bangkok

Ascott Sathorn Bangkok


Read more: https://www.ttgasia.com/2019/04/24/ascott-launches-serviced-residence-loyalty-programme/