Laid-back Rayong offers easy access to the islands of Koh Samet, waterfalls, national parks and limestone caves.
So many of the hotels profiled on our site call bustling Bangkok or famed Phuket home and for good reason- these areas are beautiful and growing at a rapid pace. However, there are thousands of other spots in Thailand that may not receive quite as much press but are still fantastic spots for a holiday. A perfect example of this is Rayong, located on the eastern Thai coastline. This laid-back portion of the country offers easy access to the islands of Koh Samet and Koh Mun as well as waterfalls, national parks and limestone caves.
Same location, same numbers of rooms, same service, different price points.
If one is good then two is better, right? That’s what the Accor brand is banking on with the opening of two new properties under the same roof in Bangkok. The Mercure Bangkok Siam and ibis Bangkok Siam share the same prime location, same number of rooms and same friendly service. Where they differ however, is the type of budget each caters to.
The Mercure Bangkok Siam is aimed at midscale travelers with a selection of spacious rooms and a warm, modern style. Rooms are done up in sleek grey colors accented with playful fluorescents. Accommodation options range from superior to privilege to suite rooms with bathrooms outfitted with showers and hair dryers.
An intimate boutique hotel with 16 stylish guest rooms including 2 bedroom pool villa suite.
With so much new construction happening on the beaches of Thailand, it can be easy to overlook what’s going on in other parts of this diverse country. However, that would be a mistake. Case in point- the up and coming and very sophisticated Sala Lanna Chiang Mai. Currently, reservations are being accepted from today April 1st, 2013.
Home-grown luxury hotel brand Sala Resorts and Spas is getting ready to unveil their latest property, a seriously boutique Bangkok venture with some seriously great views.
Sala Rattanakosin, named after the 1792 Kingdom of Rattanakosin, is accepting reservations starting April 15th.
Sala Rattanakosin is located on the Chao Phraya River, across the water from the historic Temple of the Dawn. The neighborhood is known as Old Town, a formerly walled part of the city, and is home to many of Bangkok’s most famous attractions including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) and the National Museum. The hotel is also just a few minutes’ walk to fantastic culture, food and shopping.
Chic The Senses Resort is the newest addition to Patong’s getaway scene and resort managers vow to build a loyal following of repeat guests.
To do so, they’ve unveiled a company philosophy that echoes their name: a sense to serve guests instinctively, a sense of warm welcome and a sense of natural service within the environment.
The Senses Resort is positioned on a thickly forested hill in Patong overlooking the colorful city and the sparkling Andaman Sea. It’s located about five minutes from Patong Beach, 30 minutes from Phuket Town and 45 minutes from Phuket International Airport. The resort is comprised of eight modern buildings, housing guestrooms as well as dining options, an outdoor pool, the Just Play fitness center and Unwind Spa. In addition, The Senses Resort offers scrumptious and spicy Thai cooking classes and the Smiley Face Club for the smallest vacationers.