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Bangkok Tree House

Bangkok Treehouse

Less than two kilometers from the heart of Bangkok, you will find the  semi-rural “green lung of Bangkok” surrounded by mango palms and lamphu trees.

Bangkok Treehouse

It may be hard to believe, but travel less than two kilometers from the bustling heart of Bangkok, across the muddy river waters of the Chao Phraya River, and you are in the semi-rural “green lung of Bangkok” surrounded by mango palms and lamphu trees.

It is in this setting that the highly anticipated, all-green, 12 suite Bangkok Tree House makes it’s debut in January 2012. Originally scheduled to open in November 2011, the recent floods that devastated Thailand have delayed the opening by a few weeks.

Green Philosophy

Owner Joey Tulyanond envisioned and built Bangkok Tree House to be more than carbon neutral. They promise to clean up one kilo of trash from the Chao Phraya River for every booking made.

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Hansar Bangkok

Vertigo Suite at Hansar Bangkok

A truly unique property in Bangkok and one of my personal all-time favorites. – me.

The Hansar Bangkok is one of the newest boutique hotels to open on the city’s bustling Rajdamri Road.  The location is excellent, close to a great variety of shops and plenty of restaurants.  Lumpini Park is walking distance away, and the SkyTrain station is nearby, putting the entire city within easy reach within minutes.

While the location is excellent, the real delight here is the hotel itself.  It offers a fascinating blend of Thai style and modern contemporary luxury, all accented with fresh flowers, local artifacts and homey touches such as floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.  Guests are welcomed with a plate of seasonal Thai fruit in their room after checking in.

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Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket opens

Westin Siray Bay

Stunning views of Siray Bay and beautiful sunsets every night from every room.

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket opened on August 1st on stunning Siray Island on the east coast of Phuket. The entire resort overlooks picturesque Siray Bay and boasts a secluded beach and beautiful ocean views from every vantage point.

A bridge connects Siray Island to Phuket Island and is an 8 minute drive from charming Phuket town, 45 minute drive from Phuket International Airport and a short boat ride from world renowned islands such as Phi Phi, James Bond, Similan and Maya Islands famous for their pristine beaches and abundant marine life.

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Banyan Tree Samui opens

Banyan Tree Samui

The Banyan Tree group marks their third property in Thailand with the opening this month of the Banyan Tree Samui.

Every one of the 78 villas at the new Banyan Tree are private pool villas. Sizes are generous, starting at 130 sqm for the Garden Pool Villa and going up to 316 sqm for the Sanctuary Pool Villa.

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Haven Hua Hin

Haven Hua Hin

An Exclusive Pier of Pleasure

Haven Hua Hin Suite

 

Despite the unfortunately erotic sounding byline of this new resort in Hua Hin, 2 hours drive south of Bangkok, The Haven Hua Hin does not appear to be an adults only venue.

The Haven Hua Hin resort features 46 guestrooms and 7 private villas. Rooms range is size from 45 square meters for superior and deluxe rooms up to 87 square meters for the suites. Each category of room has two types, regular with a pool view and “@sea” with ocean views.

The villas at Haven Hua Hin are “Private and spacious villas are elaborately decorated in our unique tropical style with the private balcony and Moon Deck on the top of each villa, surrounded with the peaceful tropical natures.” These rooms feature an outdoor rain shower and “moon deck”, and are detached from the main resort building and feature either a view of the water pond or ocean views in the case of the @Sea villas.

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