Cosmo Restaurant, the signature all-day dining venue at The Nai Harn Phuket, has built a strong reputation as one of the island’s premiere dining destinations. Executive Chef Mark Jones draws on 20 years of experience in Michelin starred restaurants and 5-star luxury resorts to create an eclectic culinary journey for food lovers, with dishes that focus on the freshest and finest ingredients from sustainable sources.
Stylish and vibrant interiors are key draws for guests at the 257-room Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa where playful use of material are accented by marine shades to bring a feeling of Na Jomtien beach to each space. The use of local Thai silk, cotton, chenille, and jute further complement the design scheme by adding texture and introducing a feeling of real luxury.
When you are looking for a restaurant that offers something a little different – special even – then you need look no further than Nowhere, the latest eatery to open its doors on Ekamai Road. The casual rooftop restaurant brings to the table the best of European and Asian dishes in a Eurasian menu that’s simply bursting with tasty treats and crafty cocktails.
Leading independent resort, Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa, a Compass Hospitality-managed property, has ratcheted up the luxury stakes in Thailand’s royal destination by introducing the first lagoon pool villas to the tourism hot spot, complete with exclusive private lounge facilities available to villa guests only.
International residence and citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners, has secured the global concession to promote Thailand’s exclusive residence programme, which gives foreigners authorisation to live in the country for up to 20 years — for a price. It’s the first programme of its kind worldwide, offering unlimited access to the jewel of Southeast Asia as well as a range of special VIP privileges. The programme was initiated by the Royal Thai Government to attract wealthy global citizens, families, investors, and entrepreneurs who want to spend extended periods of time in the country and take advantage of its beneficial tax regime and affordable but exceptionally high standard of living.
This month, in collaboration with Design Hotels we present eight pioneering, out-of-the-box visionaries who are changing the way we think about travel as a whole. From craftsmen and architects to musicians and visual artists, each of these hotels proves that behind every great hotel, there is an even greater hotelier. So, the next time you sit down to plan a summer or winter vacation, perhaps you should consider the hotel first and location second.
By ‘Chef Nan’ Hongwiwat
From mystical abilities to altered food flavours, and atomic-bomb qualities when heated, as a chef I have heard it all, when it comes to myths surrounding Thai food being paired with olive oil. What if, I told you, olive oil is actually one of my secret weapons when it comes to cooking Thai? Would you still think the same? It also amazes me that one of the most famous global food trends today, just so happens to be, cooking with olive oil, and yet it has been slow to catch on in Thailand – and we are the food-trend champions!
Dusit Thani Public Company Limited, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has announced it has signed an agreement with the Crown Property Bureau to continue leasing the plot of land at the intersection of Silom Road and Rama 4, and on which the Dusit Thani Bangkok is built.
Of all the cities in Northern Europe, my choice for the title of ‘Venice of the North’ would have to go to Amsterdam. This city of canals, cafes, and cobbled streets is nothing short of a traveller’s paradise with something for every taste. Amsterdam is known globally for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, and narrow houses with gabled facades; all legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.
The main tourist attractions are all within easy walking distance from the iconic Centraal Station and include Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House Museum, Dam Square, the Heineken Experience, and, of course, Amsterdam’s famous red light district in the old town. Furthermore, dotted around the city are pockets of high-end shopping districts and numerous markets, many of which feature bric-a-brac stalls.