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Why Thai? Here’s two great reasons why…

We’re hitting November with two Thai recommendations from our friends at Leading Hotels of the World

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The Okura Prestige Bangkok

The Okura Prestige Bangkok is situated at  the intersection  of Wireless Road, known as “Embassy Row”, and Ploenchit Road, the city’s leading commercial district, conveniently located for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel embraces an  Asian  design  that  harmonizes  Japanese  and Thai cultures, and boasts cutting-edge facilities and Okura’s original hospitality principles of calmness and comfort to ensure that guests have an enjoyable stay. All accommodations are located above the 26th floor and offer spectacular panoramic city views, comfortable furnishings and modern conveniences.

The opening in May 2012 of The Okura Prestige Bangkok,  the first of its kind, marked a new phase in development for Okura Hotels and Resorts. The first Okura hotel opened in Tokyo in 1962. The Okura Prestige Bangkok harmonises the Japanese principle of ‘Wa’ with Okura’s philosophy of ‘Best A.C.S.’  (Best Accommodation, Best Cuisine, Best Service)  to create an hotel that provides outstanding hospitality, comfort and luxury in a city well known and appreciated for its outstanding levels of customer service.

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Prestige Accommodation

All 240 rooms and suites offer impressive views across the dynamic Bangkok skyline through the triple-glazed e-coated panoramic windows. The rooms combine comfort and luxury with the very latest technological developments designed   to impress business and leisure travellers – from the finest Egyptian cotton sheets to environmentally-friendly bathroom amenities, digital bedside control panels and flat-screen internet – enabled TVs. Club Level rooms offer an exclusive level of privacy with bespoke services available at the Okura Club Lounge.

Prestige Dining & Leisure

Guests love the fine dining choices at our three outstanding restaurants: Yamazato, Elements and Up &  Above.

Yamazato is the definitive traditional Japanese restaurant where the quality of each dish is matched only by the attention to detail in the preparation and presentation. The restaurant is open for Japanese set breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Elements is new generation lifestyle dining where East meets West with classic ease. The restaurant, located on the 25th floor, presents French cuisine with Japanese influences. Elements provides outstanding cuisine in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with the added attraction of an open kitchen. The Terrace Bar is the ideal location for pre-dinner aperitifs and post-dinner digestifs. It’s also a pleasant place to chill during Bangkok’s cooler winter months.

Up & Above is their all day dining venue serving international breakfast, buffet lunch and à la carte choices for  dinner.  The traditional Sunday brunch combines popular Asian and western dishes with some dishes cooked à la minute.

Up & Above Bar presents Okura Afternoon Delight with a combination of western and Japanese sweet and savoury items and a choice of coffee, tea and sake. The half-moon terrace is a popular setting at any time of day. The bar is a perfect location for an aperitif and digestif.

La Pâtisserie, located on the ground floor of the Park Ventures Ecoplex, is stocked with sweet and savoury items baked daily by chefs at The Okura Prestige Bangkok. La Pâtisserie offers a teasing combination of classic croissants, savouries, cakes, mouth-watering pralines, an amazing range of macaroons, sandwich and traditional Japanese maki.

Fitness & Spa

One of the hotel’s most dramatic and spectacular features is the 25 metres long cantilevered infinity pool on the 25th floor.

The Okura Spa is their very own hidden sanctuary. The journey begins with a professional consultation and continues to an elegant, fully-equipped treatment room. Trained therapists use exclusive organic teas in a range of treatments designed to conjure relaxation and well-being.

 


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The Nai Harn, Phuket

The Nai Harn is an iconic Phuket resort overlooking immaculate Nai Harn Beach and Bay.  Stunning  scenery  and lack of crowds make Nai Harn Thailand’s finest beach. Nestled in a tropical hillside rainforest opposite Promthep Cape, the resort offers intimacy, privacy and restful seclusion and is only a short drive from key entertainment and shopping areas.

The Nai Harn is a tasteful manifestation of Phuket’s world- famous hospitality. Following a meticulous, 18-month renovation, it offers the largest sea facing hotel rooms on  the Island, and is equipped more than ever to offer the highest-standard luxury service from one of the island’s most-coveted locations. Every indulgent detail has been carefully orchestrated: designer bathroom products, private barbecues on the  terrace  and  beach-side  butler  service, to name a few. With a fresh color palette and a floor plan leading out to a four-poster daybed on the balcony, Phuket’s largest rooms offer glorious views of the beach and  bay.

Rooms

Settle into your own private sanctuary, complete with cutting- edge technology (interactive TVs, built-in USB chargers  and Wi-Fi), contemporary design, plush fabrics and luxurious amenities. The expansive rooms at The Nai Harn showcase the glorious view of Promthep Cape, with thoughtfully laid out floor plans leading out to spacious terraces equipped—in most cases—with four-poster daybeds.

Dining

Enjoy Mediterranean delights and local delicacies at Cosmo, or lounge at the glamorous, chilled-out beachside restaurant Rock Salt as you sip colourful cocktails and nibble on wood-fired pizza or spicy satay. Innovative, international menus and one of the finest dining-with-a- view experiences on the island make The Nai Harn the pre- eminent Phuket dining destination.

Spa

The Spa at The Nai Harn offers a mix of traditional treatments, cutting-edge therapies and sought-after indulgences. Throw in a few  eclectic inventions from our spa team and you’ve  got an ocean of treats derived from the purest of natural ingredients and handpicked products.

They can create bespoke treatments that incorporate natural ingredients, based on the key benefits and results you are seeking.

Simon Balsom