Where To Eat, Stay And Play in May
1/12 R-Haan's Culinary Symphony
With the advent of the hot season award-winning Thai restaurant R-Haan features the sultry flavours of summer with select ingredients in exquisite menus to celebrate the Symphony of Thai Tastes. The refreshing dishes incorporate Thai herbs among carefully chosen traditional ingredients to offer a satisfying combination that presents the core flavours of Thai cuisine: sour, sweet, salty, spicy, zesty and more. During this period R-Haan is open daily for takeaway and delivery from 11am to 8pm. The 17-course Summer Samrub dinner set is 1,712 baht. For lunch there is the Royal Summer a la carte menu which includes the hot season khao chae speciality.
2/12 Summer Bites At Blunos
Blunos, the popular restaurant at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn by chef Martin Blunos, has reinvented its menu with the addition of stunning new dishes perfect for the summer. Delights such as smoked fresh haddock and potato scotched eggs, lamb curry, and mushroom and blue cheese pie are just some of the new highlights on the refreshed menu. They taste just as good at home and currently Blunos offers takeaway and delivery services from 12:30pm to 9pm.
Call 0-2210-8100 for more information and orders every day.
3/12 La Bottega di Luca's Future Fare
La Bottega di Luca has launched a dining voucher campaign to combat the difficult times brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak. The vouchers are valid until 31 December and give patrons something to look forward to when things return to normal. Four options are available: pay a starting price of 5,000 baht for vouchers which allow you to eat a value of 6,000 baht, 10,000 baht for vouchers worth 13,000 baht, 25,000 baht for vouchers worth 35,000 baht, and finally 50,000 baht for vouchers worth 75,000 baht.
Email email@example.com for terms and conditions, voucher purchase and more.
4/12 Grab That Chef!
During these difficult times Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is operating a personalised catering service called Grab a Chef, taking culinary professionals straight to homes or offices. Featuring the talented chefs from award-winning restaurants such as Rossini’s, Basil and Orchid Cafe, diners can choose from Western, Italian and Thai menus and more besides. Whether it’s a relaxed breakfast, an informal get-together or an impressive buffet, the finest cuisine and exceptional service are guaranteed to delight. Prices start at 35,000 baht. Until 31 August.
Discover more by calling 0-2649-8368.
5/12 New Supercar
Hofele has unveiled its one-of-a-kind Hofele HE Cabriolet based on the Mercedes-Benz E53 AMG. Meant to be the centrepiece at its stand at the cancelled Geneva Motor Show, the cabriolet offers a new level of luxurious exclusivity. With exterior and interior finished in royal peacock blue metallics and fitted with Hofele’s new turbine forged alloy wheels, the package is an example of the highest levels of luxury craftsmanship. Available for sale now.
Visit hofele.com for details.
6/12 Stay Well With Bangkok Hospital & Movenpick BDMS
Bangkok Hospital, in partnership with Movenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, has launched a 14-day Health Watch programme for those who want to confine themselves away from home. It offers luxury accomodation while being attended by one of the largest and best-equipped medical facilities in the city. The package includes accommodation in a wellness suite with full board as well as consultations, health monitoring and more by the medical staff. Single room occupancy starts at 50,000 baht. Valid until 31 May.
Reservations can be made by calling 0-2666-3333.
7/12 Home Help
Airbnb has announced the launch of Online Experiences, a new way for people to connect, travel virtually and earn income during these troubled times. An array of unique experiences are already available, including meditation with a Buddhist monk, high-intensity interval training with Olympic gold medalist Katherine Grainger and cycling with another decorated Olympian, Alistair Brownlee. Airbnb has also launched its Frontline Stays initiative in Thailand to support Covid-19 fighters and critical workers who need accommodation to do their vital jobs. Airbnb hosts in Thailand who wish to open their homes and be part of the programme can discover more and sign up at airbnb.com.
8/12 In The Pink
Aman has announced new wellness programmes designed to bolster the body’s natural defense systems at its resorts when travel is able to resume. Drawing on both the wisdoms of ancient wellness traditions and the most advanced medicines and scientific knowledge, each new programme tackles every aspect of immunity and more, taking into consideration the changing seasons as well as the state of mind and body. At Amanpuri in Phuket, the new Integrated Medical Immune Support Immersion is a five-night programme encompassing an assessment of the body and other evaluations, consultations and a bespoke nutrition and medical programme.
Visit aman.com for information.
9/12 Mor Chana
A new mobile application called Mor Chana has launched to support the ongoing COVID-19 contact-tracing efforts in Thailand. Designed to track the spread of the coronavirus, prompt quick and accurate public health responses and ensure effective and measurable social distancing measures, the community-driven app enables users to perform self-assessment and determines the risk level of infection based on exposure and travel history through GPS and Bluetooth technology. With the app users are encouraged to check-in at locations they visit and buildings and retailers are encouraged to perform QR code scanning of visitors to create as much extensive tracing as possible. The Mor Chana application is available in the App Store and via Google Play.
10/12 Discover Verso
Verso International School has announced the completion of its extensive campus featuring world-class facilities designed to enhance each child’s learning. Committed to academic excellence, the newcomer to Thailand aims to deliver a powerful student-centred educational experience comprising core academic principles, as well as opportunities for students to work in multi-age groups on a wide range of inter-disciplinary projects. Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Verso is ready to welcome its first students in August 2020.
Visit verso.school for further information.
11/12 Accor Live Limitless
Accor has launched support initiatives for those at home and those who find themselves in need of private office space. Through its Accor Live Limitless global digital entertainment campaign, the hospitality group is giving members access to new experiences themed around sport, food and entertainment. Content kicked off with cooking tutorials with chef Quentin Lechat, morning workout routines with top football players and more. In addition, Accor is offering day-use room packages across 10 hotels in Bangkok for those in need of a hideaway to get their work done. Rooms are available between 8am and 8pm and rates start from 690 baht.
Check out all.accor.com for more.
12/12 Banyan Village
The Banyan Thailand group has introduced Banyan Village, an initiative offering temporary housing to Thais and foreigners who want to stay in Hua Hin as part of the self-distancing practice. 28 fully-furnished pool villas from the former Banyan Resort are now available on a monthly basis. They are priced at 25,000 baht per month and include housekeeping and laundry services. Banyan Village is located on Phetkasem Road and is 10 minutes away from major facilities and services.
Go to banyanthailand.com for more.