Where To Eat, Stay And Play In August
1/15 All-In Comfort: Mandarin Oriental
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok announces a staycation package featuring discounted accommodation, butler services, daily breakfast, a bottle of chilled champagne on arrival and a special option of hosting an exclusive eight-course dinner at Le Normandie. Guests who stay at the royal suite starting at 249,950 baht per night or the ambassador suite at 192,450 baht per night can choose to have Le Normandie’s eight-course menu served in their suite. Valid until September 30.
Reservations are available at 0-2659-9000.
2/15 Top Box: Trisara Resort Phuket
Trisara Resort Phuket reopens its signature award-winning Pru restaurant for dine-in, with an exciting new dinner menu and gourmet product lines available for delivery called Trisara with you, providing zero-waste gourmet recipe boxes filled with locally sourced produce. At the restaurant guests can be assured of a safe dining experience with increased physical distancing, regular sterilisation and QR code menus implemented.
Visit prurestaurant.com for more.
3/15 Coming Back: Nespresso
Nespresso has launched the second year of its reviving origins initiative aimed at re-establishing lost coffees from regions like Zimbabwe, Colombia and Uganda, where conflict, economic hardship and environmental disasters have blunted growth. The programme aims to revive local coffee economies as well as to preserve the future of some of the world’s rarest beans. Three new tastes—Amaha Awe Uganda, Tamuka Mu Zimbabwe and Esperanza de Colombia—are available at Nespresso boutiques priced at 30 baht per capsule.
See nespresso.com for details.
4/15 Mixed Feast: Athenee Hotel
The Athenee Hotel’s Rain Tree cafe has re-opened with a novel rolling buffet concept together with a chef-to-table cooking trolley service, live stations and a new luxury weekend brunch. With the buffet set up to new safety standards, hot and cold dishes and desserts will be served from trolleys and from a la minute service to tables. The restaurant opens Thursday to Sunday from noon-2:30pm for lunch and 6pm-10:30pm for dinner. Lunch buffets are Thursday and Friday at 1,300 baht and dinner buffets are Thursday to Sunday at 1,700 baht. Special seafood buffets are held on Friday and Saturday at 1,900 baht.
Call 0-2650-8800 for reservations and details.
5/15 Green Beginnings: Banyan Tree
Banyan Tree Group will open Ori9in, its first gourmet organic farm in Chiang Mai in partnership with award-winning chef and sustainable farmer James Noble of the Boutique Farmers. Championing local procurement and sustainably sourced food, the farm leverages the post-COVID quest for better health. It also serves the white menu dining experience observing provenance and zero waste. Ori9in will officially open to the public in October.
Visit ori9inthegourmetfarm.com to discover more.
6/15 Bean Art: Flash Coffee
Newly launched Flash Coffee presents a collaborative exploration of personalised latte art. With new branches coming to Sam Yan Mitr Town and Siam Center soon, it aims to win hearts by blending an award-winning menu curated by accomplished latte art champions Arnon Thitiprasert and Robby Firlian. Introducing its locally produced specialty coffees at prices as low as 40 baht a cup, flash coffee will also be offering the public personalised latte art appointments at select mall locations.
Follow updates on Instagram at flashcoffee.th.
7/15 Nice Spice: Jhol Restaurant
Presenting a new standard in Indian fine dining under chef Hari Nayak, Jhol Restaurant Bangkok has reopened its doors with an updated menu. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner with restricted seating, adhering to the highest standards of health and hygiene. A brand-new delivery menu is also available consisting of Indian comfort foods, some with twists such as the Thai kaffir lime butter chicken. The restaurant opens from 12pm-3pm for lunch and 6:30pm-10:30pm for dinner.
Go to jholrestaurant.com for more.
8/15 Free Spirit: Santiburi Koh Samui
Santiburi Koh Samui is back with a special buy-one-get-one-free promotion on all its services—including accommodation, dining and activities—for residents living in Thailand. For an additional charge, a new chauffeur service will also be available for guests who want to be transported from their home to the resort in style. At 12,000 baht one way, a driver can even transport guests from the comfort of Bangkok straight to Koh Samui using the guest’s own car. Available for stays until December 25.
Reservations and information available at 07-7425-031.
9/15 Technology’s Touch: Chiva-Som International Academy
Thailand’s leading destination spa has launched its Chiva-Som International Academy courses online. Classes provide e-learning to spa owners, managers and therapists conducted through an easy-to-use interactive platform. Three classes are available: the anatomy and physiology course, the spa development course and the spa management course. Students will have a personalised opportunity to interact and gain from the valuable experience of the course educators.
Visit chivasomacademy.com for schedules and registration.
10/15 Art Attack: River City Bangkok
River City Bangkok has opened its CREATE Artist Studio, the newest addition to its contemporary art floor. Led by Andrew Clark and the Smiling Albino travel company, it is a co-creation and co-art space for the experienced and the novice, the young and the old. In addition to offering lessons on sketching and watercolour and still life techniques, the art studio also sells a full range of artist supplies including canvases, brushes and paints. Workshop classes are limited to between four to 10 seats to ensure personalised teaching.
Book classes online via zipeventapp.com.
11/15 Action Station: Thanyapura Sports and Health Resort Phuket
Active living in a safe space at Thanyapura Sports and Health Resort Phuket comes with a special reopening offer starting at 1,999 baht per night inclusive of breakfast, group fitness classes and a range of discounted inclusions. With flexible booking modification and a free cancellation policy available, book by August 31 for travel until October 31. The resort offers unlimited access to world-class sports facilities, clean eating and an active environment with professional coaches and lifestyle medical specialists on hand.
More information at thanyapura.com.
12/15 Private Perspectives: Visajet
Vistajet returns with a portfolio of private and safe journeys for members seeking to experience exclusive escapes and health-enhancing adventures around the world. With privacy and safety becoming paramount and health being factored into travel choices more than ever, the Vistajet Private Office facilitates safe point-to-point journeys from flight to destination in partnership with world-leading travel experts and properties such as Abercrombie & Kent, Velaa Private Island, Roar Africa and many more. Adventures in places such as the Galapagos Islands, Maldives and South Africa await.
Visit vistajet.com/privateoffice for requests and more.
13/15 Card Culture: Thailand Museum Pass
Offering access to 64 museums across the country, the Thailand Museum Pass is a gateway to knowledge and culture. For the sum of just 299 baht it gets you into the likes Museum Siam, the Siam Serpentarium, the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, Chiang Mai’s MAIIAM Museum and Pattaya’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not, among others. The museum passcards are purchasable at all 7-11 outlets, the ticket vending machines at the Thailand Cultural Center MRT station or through the Museum Thailand application.
14/15 Happy Face: Panpuri
Panpuri’s Aruna Youth Treatment centres on the jasmine, a flower that represents purity and also has medicinal properties widely used in traditional medicine. The flower’s essential oils stimulate the skin to restore a youthful look and feel. To highlight the flower’s properties, Panpuri is offering the Aruna Youth skin-lifting facial treatment, which combines gentle pinching techniques and Japanese shiatsu massage with the Aruna Youth hydrogen sheet mask to revive and rejuvenate tired skin. Guests can experience the facial treatment at the Panpuri Wellness Gaysorn.
Further available details at panpuri.com.
15/15 Right Track: Vietage By Anantara
Anantara has launched the Vietage, a 12-seat reservation-only carriage offering memorable rail journeys between Anantara Hoi An and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas in Vietnam. The six-hour day trip features a three-course dining experience with pre-ordered meal selection, free-flow wine, beer and soft drinks. As the train passes through local villages and the countryside, passengers can also utilise the on-board dedicated spa and treatment chairs.
Check out anantara.com/en/vietnam.