Where To Eat, Stay And Play In June
1/14The New Spectrum Lounge & Bar
Designed by the Japanese firm Super Potato, the Hyatt Regency Bangkok’s new Spectrum Lounge & Bar is a multi-faceted venue that spreads over three levels from the 29th floor. Spectrum features an intimate room with a shared table and a flat-screen TV for presentations, which can also be used as a private dining facility at night. The alfresco terrace spanning levels 30 and 31 has a large open deck with daybeds and private tables. Spectrum offers a selection of premium tapas such as smoked Scottish salmon and Russian caviar atop bagels and crispy soft shell crab with tamarind sauce, among other treats. A good range of craft cocktails and wines, plus a comprehensive beer selection, are also available. With 280 square metres of space, Spectrum can host 80 guests for indoor gatherings and 295 people when utilising outdoor areas.
2/1480/20's Culinary Cool
Following renovation work, 80/20 has launched its second tasting menu for the restaurant’s Episode 2. It sees chef-patron Joe Napol Jantraget and pastry chef Saki Hoshino presenting a combination of small bites and larger plates aimed at reviving appetites dulled by Bangkok’s summer heat. Many of the dishes are served at room temperature. Now using only Thai ingredients sourced from artisanal fishermen and farmers across the country, 80/20’s new summer menu also highlights water-based vegetables including watermelon, gourd and eggplant, as well as fermentation techniques, long a signature of 80/20. To enhance the experience, Foodie Collection’s talented sommelier Thanakorn Mankit has hand-picked classic and biodynamic wines to best accompany each course. The 11-course tasting menu starts at 3,000++ baht with additional cost depending on the choice of wine pairings.
3/14Dim Sum & Cocktails
Who says dim sum can only be enjoyed during the day? Yào rooftop bar, a Shanghai-themed rooftop bar at the 32nd floor of Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, is now serving a special Midnight Dim Sum menu to satisfy your late-night dim sum cravings. Paired with signature cocktails inspired by the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, guests can enjoy their evening dim sum with a stunning view of the Bangkok skyline. The menu offers a wide choice of delights including shrimp wonton with Sichuan pepper sauce, and foie gras and shrimp dumplings, as well as snacks such as Peking duck roll with caviar hoisin sauce and hand-pulled noodles with spicy minced pork gravy. Available daily from 5pm-2am.
4/14Wheels Of Wonder
Thailand’s home-grown luxury boutique hotel specialist, Akaryn Hotel Group, has become one of the first Asian hospitality companies to catch the cycling bug as it launches a series of fully-equipped bicycle tourism adventures through the spectacular scenery of southern Thailand. The group is positioning its two luxurious beach resorts, Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga Resort & Spa and Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort & Spa, as bicycle friendly beach resorts for enthusiastic cyclists, training triathletes, ironman hopefuls and families who enjoy taking scenic bike rides together. Both seafront boutique resorts now provide an extensive selection of complimentary services for cyclists, including route maps, bicycle stands, bike cleaning and maintenance kits, pocket wifi for map applications and mobile phones for emergencies.
Bike repair shop services and local guides are also available, while guests who want to travel light can rent high-quality bicycles from leading local suppliers.
Luxury resort operator Soneva has revealed its latest villa at Soneva Fushi. The five-bedroom Villa 37 has a total area of 1,823sqm and is one of Soneva Fushi’s private residences under the Soneva Villa Ownership programme. The tallest thing on the island, the villa’s 11 metre-high viewing tower features a winding staircase and a dining table at the summit. The villa itself offers an open-plan dining, kitchen and living area with high ceilings to let in an abundance of natural light. Aside from the master bedroom and the three guest bedrooms, there is also a library and a sauna, shower and a steam room on the ground floor. The villa comes with a 344sqm pool that wraps around the entirety of the front facade and has a children’s pool and a water slide.
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6/14Young & Old
Santiburi Koh Samui is elevating family breaks with Lèn, a holistic new concept that allows parents and kids to stay and play together. There are three elements to the Lèn Family programme including spa treatments, activities and gourmet. The activities have been designed to enhance the quality time that parents and children spend with each other. The Mini Me spa treatments are available for guests aged between five and 13 years. Alternatively, the Family Time option includes 10 hours of spa treatments for all ages, taken over the course of the stay. Other activities include Cooking with Kiddos featuring the resort’s chefs, and a VIP tour of Ang Thong Marine Park. The Family programme is one of five Lèn journeys, the others being Adventure, Relax, Romance and Culture.
137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai is a stunning 30-suite boutique hotel with a rich colonial past built around an original teak homestead that dates back to the late 1800s. First opened in March 2012, 137 Pillars House celebrates its seventh anniversary and reveals a new era of elegance following a refurbishment over the past nine months. In addition to returning the property to its original glory and maintaining the integrity of its colonial elegance, highlights of the refurbishment include the unveiling of a new suite category, as well as a renovated perimeter and garden walls, new gym equipment and enhancements to the spa. The newly launched boutique offers a range of elegant artisan jewellery, handmade home accessories and local silk textiles. The new suites include David Fleming Macfie Suites, so named as a tribute to a former occupant of the original teak homestead and manager of the Borneo Company.
Bringing the brand’s longstanding history in the culinary world to the Thai capital, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is pleased to introduce newly appointed Italian executive pastry chef Andrea Noli’s revamped afternoon tea set inspired by tropical summer delights. The afternoon tea is served at the hotel’s Peacock Alley from 1 - 5pm daily. Pamper you and your loved ones with a selection of tropical-inspired sweets including coconut mousse, pineapple and lime cake, lemon meringue tart, citrusy Japanese cloud cake; home-baked scones with clotted cream and fruity jams; and a range of Asian and Western-inspired savouries. Indulge in these gourmet light bites while sipping a cup of your favourite Mariage Frères tea in the relaxing and elegant confines of Peacock Alley. Guests can choose a view overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports Club or comfortable sofas with a backdrop of a beautiful art-deco bronze clock, a design feature of Peacock Alley.
9/14All About The Dough At The Pullman
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is collaborating with special guest chef-pâtissier Rodolphe Landemaine to create a new pastry and bread menu for the hotel. The culinary tour de force behind Maison Landemaine bakeries in Paris and Tokyo, Rodolphe Landemaine will revitalise the bakery menu at Playground Café in the lobby and create new burger buns and a dessert menu at 25 Degrees Burgers Bar Bangkok. The new menu for Playground Café includes two-colour croissants, lemon meringue croissants, matcha rolls, muffins, pain au cacao and much more. As for the new buns at 25 Degrees Burgers Bar, the renowned chef’s creations feature low-carb, gluten-free and light brioche options that will please any health-conscious diner. Other delectable new savoury items include ham and cheese croissants and the Americano—a mini baguette with sausage and fries.
Siam Kempinski’s Brasserie Europa welcomes the elegant vintage Blanc de Blancs champagne to its new Black & White Sunday Brunch. The brunch features extensive buffet choices including quality fresh seafood such as Canadian lobster and three kinds of oysters, as well as cheeses and cold-cuts. Guests are also treated to bite-sized pass-around samples of dishes selected by the chef and a martini trolley from which the house mixologist prepares a selection of decadent drinks. The Sunday brunch also features à la carte main courses cooked to order. Inclusive of food, the packages start at 2,900++ baht per person with soft drinks. The free-flow champagne package with other alcoholic beverages is priced at 4,900++ baht per person with a complimentary upgrade to Blanc de Blancs champagne available to all diners wearing white or carrying white accessories.
11/14New Attractions At Central Phuket
Offering an all-in-one experience, Central Phuket reveals Tribhum, a 3D walkthrough adventure theme park that features epic rides and attractions. Central Phuket also hosts Aquaria, Thailand’s largest capacity aquarium, where visitors can encounter more than 180 species of marine life and more than 15,000 species of fish from around the world. In addition, there is a section called Tales of Thailand which depicts the Thai way of life and architecture from the four regions of the country through replicas of traditional settings such as the famous Thai floating market. Central Phuket is a global lifestyle destination comprising a shopping centre retailing world-class luxury brands. Welcoming Thai and foreign customers, it also has various photo attractions including the Cocoon, a curved ceiling inspired by a fishing craft, and installations such as The Great Epic, a two-story sculpture from the Ramayana simulating the battle between Rama and Ravana.
12/14Shangri-La Spa Delights
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok invites guests and their loved ones to welcome the summer with a luxury spa escape featuring the Tropical Fruit Party treatment at CHI, The Spa. Available daily from 10am - 6pm until the end of June 2019, the treatment offers three choices of refreshing fruit-infused body exfoliation. Guests can unwind both body and mind with a selection of juicy extracts from natural fruits turned into scented scrubs. These include orange, mango and passion fruit. The highly potent vitamin C in the fruits gently removes impurities from the skin and revitalises to give a fresh feeling, leaving the skin bright and smooth as silk. The 60-minute treatment is priced at 1,500 baht. Guests will receive 20 per cent discount on any succeeding 60-minute body massage or facial massage.
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13/14Arcades, Toys, Candy & Cinema At Novotel Hua Hin
Conveniently located between Hua Hin and Cha Am beaches, Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort and Spa is just over two hours’ drive from Bangkok and 15 minutes from downtown Hua Hin. Announcing a new addition to the hotel, Novotel Hua Hin has revealed an on-site attraction zone. Siam Adventure Club includes a newly renovated Kid’s World with a new arcade games room and a toy and candy shop. There is also a Movie World cinema where guests can enjoy all-time favourite movies and new-release features. Just-for-the-grownups fun includes day excursions and other enriching activities. Adding another dimension are the resort’s ‘rangers’ and mascots who are in charge of organising daily activities such as foam parties, cupcake decorating, Thai boxing, theme nights and much more.
14/14X2's Latest Opening In Pattaya
X2 Resorts officially launched its latest boutique offering, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere, a stylish all-pool villa retreat at Bang Saray beach, a former pirate’s haven and traditional fishing community on Thailand’s idyllic eastern seaboard. Accessible in 1.5 hours by car or taxi from Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere is nestled just 450 metres from the shoreline, making it suitable for those who want to experience design-led luxury in an authentic local ambience. The 59 pool villas include one-, two- and four-bedroom options designed in a unique geometric style that resemble rice terraces gently cascading towards the coast. Guests enjoy meals at Ocean Bistro, a bright all-day restaurant offering a contemporary Asian and international à la carte menu that focuses on locally-sourced seasonal ingredients, including the freshest seafood.
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