Pullman Debuts in Khao Lak, Thailand
Located on Bang Muang Beach on the northern tip of the renowned Phang Nga province of Thailand, Pullman Khao Lak Resort is now open, offering travelers an energizing destination to recharge and reconnect.
The stylish resort is enriched by the vibrant local culture, taking influence from Takua Pa Old Town and its Sino-Portuguese design. From the moment Pullman guests arrive they are immersed in local art and handicrafts – designed to inspire.
“The opening of Pullman Khao Lak Resort is our 8th Pullman property in Thailand, joining a collection of hotels and resorts that are focused on fueling success by inspiring the mind and energizing the body. Phang Nga is famous for its natural beauty and pristine beaches so we are excited to debut such a vibrant resort here. Pullman Khao Lak Resort will feature immersive art and design, offer up smart interactions between guests and staff, allow guests to stay on top of their game with exciting fitness offerings, and serve up a happening array of F&B concepts,” said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Accor in Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea.
The 253-room resort features contemporary design that pairs modern amenities with local culture. Boasting private balconies, spacious living areas, and open bathroom concept with rain showers, the resort offers travelers a wide choice of accommodation solutions with 14 room categories, starting from the 44 square meter Deluxe Room, to the 62 square meter Family Suite, and 88 square meter Presidential Suite that overlooks the beautiful oceanfront. The resort also features a collection of two-bedroom pool villas, perfect for families or friends travelling together.
For reservations and general enquiries, please email HB436-RE@accor.com, or contact +66 (0) 76 592 233
Pullman Khao Lak Resort is located at 46/109, Moo 2, Soi 46 Laem Son, Bang Muang Sub-district, Takua Pa District, Phang Nga 82190 Thailand. For more information, please visit www.pullmankhaolakresort.com.
Pro-invest Group and IHG launch Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Australia with 2021 Sydney debut
After years of anticipation, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will arrive in Australia in 2021, with IHG Hotels & Resorts and Pro-invest Group planning to convert and reposition Sydney's Primus Hotel as Kimpton Sydney.
As the industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique concept in the US in 1981, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is renowned for its signature heartfelt service and creating guest experiences that foster genuine human connections. Today, its playful brand philosophy is celebrated worldwide, delivered through thoughtful perks and amenities, inventive meetings and events, distinctive, design-forward interiors, and lifestyle elements including the nightly Social Hour.
As a heritage-listed 1930s Art Deco revival of inter-war period architecture, and a history as the former Sydney Water Board Building, the Primus Sydney property almost sings with Kimpton personality. Its bold design, iconic red columns and boutique luxury personality will embody the brand perfectly and, once it has completed the revamp of its lobby, guest rooms and F&B, it will be undoubtedly a brand-defining flagship product for the region.
Kimpton Sydney will open this October with 172 unique design led rooms and suites, a rooftop swimming pool, conference and event spaces that are bathed in natural daylight, as well as a range of innovative culinary experiences that are built on Kimpton's legacy of locally loved restaurants - including a lobby bar, rooftop restaurant and a café.
The brand's lifestyle programming – part of Kimpton's DNA – will be delivered through various complimentary experiences that can include: a morning kickstart coffee and tea, yoga lessons, bike rentals, and Kimpton's iconic Social Hour – where the brand's vision to enable human connections comes to life as guests mingle with locals over complimentary wines in the evening. Furry, four-legged friends are also welcome, with Kimpton's pet-friendly approach and dialled-up pet offerings (“If it fits in the elevator, come on in!”)
The Royal Commission for AlUla unveils AlUla, Saudi Arabia to the Indian media
The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) officially launched one of the world's most significant heritage and culture destinations to the Indian media. The virtual media launch event was addressed by Melanie de Souza, Executive Director, Destination Marketing; Dr Rebecca Foote, Director, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research from RCU and Huzan Fraser Motivala and Beena Menon, India Representatives of RCU.
AlUla, the world's masterpiece, is a living museum that holds 200,000 years of largely unexplored human history. The vast desert landscape features preserved tombs, sandstone outcrops, historic dwellings and monuments, both natural and human-made. As part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, it has been decreed that the priceless heritage and nature-based experiences of AlUla will be shared with visitors who will now have the opportunity to experience a living museum and a unique journey through time.
AlUla's landscape is as monumental as its history. AlUla is home to a series of fascinating historical and archaeological sites. It is a cradle of human history offering a bounty of ancient and traditional cultural and artistic charms. The first UNESCO World Heritage of Saudi Arabia, Hegra was the centre of the Nabatean kingdom in the region.
Far away from city lights in the vast open space of AlUla's remote Gharameel desert lands, a magical evening of stargazing is a must-do experience for nature lovers. Led by a star expert, visitors will learn about the constellations and their relation to the ancient land's culture and history as they marvel at the brilliance of the dark sky sprinkled with infinite stars.
AlUla is easily accessible by flight from Riyadh, Madinah and Jeddah. Recently, AlUla International Airport has been approved to receive international flights. RCU has increased the airport's annual capacity by 300% from 100,000 to 400,000 passengers per year making it a fifth largest airport in Saudi Arabia.
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Chiang Mai Whiskers: Artisan Treats by Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Pastry Chef Yanisa Wiangnon
The search for the best croissant in Thailand will send any sweet tooth to Bangkok, but here's Chiang Mai's best kept secret – flaky, crunchy and buttery delights, now awaiting a pre-order. Pastry Chef Yanisa Wiangnon's passion for pastry and whisking up delicious treats has evolved into a perfect menu of sweet and savoury artisanal patisserie at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai.
Inspired to re-create the European-style of afternoon gatherings, Yanisa looks forward to seeing patrons enjoying hot-off-the-oven pastry paired with delicious cold cuts and cheeses together with friends and family. “Croissants are trending in Thailand at the moment and no better place to enjoy it than at Four Seasons,” she smiles.
Light and Fluffy
The takeaway menu by Chiang Mai's most skilled "whiskers" is sure to please all palates with its range of croissants starting with plain – a classic that pairs perfectly with an espresso – to the decadent chocolate, white chocolate with strawberry, vanilla blueberry, lemon meringue and even a matcha-filled options. For those who crave savoury over sweet, the ham and cheese croissant is sure hit all the right spots.
Besides an extensive menu of croissants, Yanisa and her pastry team have also mastered the art of creating artisan sourdough breads. “We use 100 percent homemade wild natural yeast,” she confirms. Baked fresh every day, the special method used in-house gives the bread its unique and delicious flavour.
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