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  A round-up of news and great travel offers from members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter…
  • Shangri-La Bangkok Reopens Horizon Club With Special Offer
  • 'Eatertainment' Saturday Brunch at Benihana
  • The 'Ultimate' Stress Release at Paradise Koh Yao, Phuket
  • Ramada's Special Riverside Deal in Bangkok
  • Accor and Erawan Plan ibis and Mercure expansion
  • Seafood Night at Century Park
  • Indigo Pearl Chinese New Year Celebration Packages
  • Special Rate for Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair Attendees
  • Shangri-La Bangkok Reopens Horizon Club With Special Offer
    Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, is offering a special package to celebrate the reopening of the Horizon Club, the top four floors (levels 22 to 25) that are exclusively for business travellers. The package includes one-way airport transfer, buffet breakfast, evening cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, coffee, juices and soft drinks during the day, private check-in and check-out at the Horizon Club Lounge on level 24, suit pressing on arrival, full use of Horizon Club lounge from 6am to. to midnight, and late check out until 3 pm. Prices start from THB 7,780 (US$ 259) per night for a minimum stay of two nights. The package is valid until 31 January, 2011. For more information and reservations, Tel: (+66) 2206 8788. Email: reservations.slbk@shangri-la.com. Online booking at www.shangri-la.com/bangkok
    'Eatertainment' Saturday Brunch at Benihana
    Benihana, Japanese tepanyaki restaurant at Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa presents an 'eatertainment' experience. Lovers of the finest Japanese cuisine are welcome to watch skilful chefs perform Teppanyaki cooking shows in front of you, while you are enjoying the Japanese buffet every Saturday 1130 to 1500 hrs. The Benihana Saturday brunch is priced at THB 1,250 (US$42) per person. Get a special family price of THB999 (US$34) when five people or more dine per table. Free flow Asahi beer is available for THB300 (US$10) per person. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and applicable government tax. Prices are inclusive of soft drinks and fresh fruit juices. Reservations are recommended. Tel: (+66) 2476 0022 ext 1416. Email: restaurantrsvncenter@minornet.com. Visit: www.marriottdining.com.
    The 'Ultimate' Stress Release at Paradise Koh Yao, Phuket
    The Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Resort and Spa in Phuket is offering the 'ultimate' stress release programme. These are four and seven-day experiences focusing on healing root causes of stress while restoring your emotional and physical wellbeing. The programmes include daily massage or body treatment to release physical and emotional toxins, daily therapeutic yoga and guided meditations to dissolve tension and fatigue, and a holistic approach to stress management to achieve balance in mind and body. The package costs THB9,600 (US$320) for a four-day programme and THB16,800 (US$560) for the seven-day one. For reservations, email: info@paradiseyoga.asia.
    'Ramada's Special Riverside Deal in Bangkok
    The Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok is offering a special package to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The package includes buffet breakfast, upgrade to Plaza Suite, 25% discount on food & beverage, laundry, and spa, and late check-out until 1600 hrs. The room rate is THB2,999 (US$99) for a single and THB3,999 (US$133) for a twin. Prices are inclusive of service and tax. Free room upgrades are subject to availability. The package is valid until 30 September 2011. Tel: (+66) 2688 1000. Email: menam@ramadaplazamenamriverside.com. www.ramadaplazamenamriverside.com.
    Accor and Erawan Plan ibis and Mercure Expansion
    Accor has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Erawan Group to develop a network of six new ibis hotels and a Mercure hotel in Thailand. The announcement is in addition to the previously announced ten ibis hotels of which seven are currently operating. Within this new agreement is the commitment to build a combined Mercure and ibis hotel complex in downtown Bangkok, opposite the MBK Shopping Mall and next to the National Stadium BTS station. This one billion baht (US$ 32million) development will feature 190 guest rooms in the Mercure hotel and another 190 guest rooms in the ibis hotel. The construction is scheduled to begin in February 2011 with target opening at the end of 2012. www.accor.com
    Indigo Pearl Chinese New Year Celebration Packages
    Indigo Pearl, Phuket is celebrating Chinese New Year with two and three night packages including a festive Chinese New Year dinner. The packages includes daily Asian breakfast, airport transfers, and shuttle bus services to Patong and Phuket town. Guests also receive a festive welcome gift of rabbit-shaped praline chocolates, and get 10% discount at the Coqoon spa. The package starts at THB18,888 (US$572) for two nights and THB28,888 (US$962) for three nights inclusive of tax and service. Email: reservations@indigo-pearl.com. Tel: (+66) 76 327006. http://www.indigo-pearl.com/
    Seafood Night at Century Park
    Century Park Hotel, Bangkok has started a seafood night every Friday at Café at the Park. Enjoy fresh seafood on ice featuring rock lobsters, oysters, crabs, prawns, sea scallops, New Zealand green shells, salmon and more. The price is THB955 net per person (US$32). Special for PATA members: come two pay one in February and March 2011. Tel: (+66) 2246 7800. www.centuryparkhotel.com.
    Special Rate for Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair Attendees
    Sofitel Silom Bangkok is offering an early bird promotion for guests who would like to attend 47th Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair 25 February to 1 March, 2011. The prices include in-room high speed internet and free Wi-Fi at the club lounge, shuttle bus service to/from the fair, access to club lounge, daily breakfast, personalised check-in, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails and canapés. Rates start from THB 3,550++ (US$116) for a single, THB3,850++ (US$128) for a double in a Luxury Room, and THB4,800++ (US$160) and THB5,100++ (US$170) for a single and double in the Luxury Club Sofitel Room. Reservations must be made before 11 February, 2011. The room rates are applicable for three days before and after the fair date. Tel: (+66) 2238 1991. Email: H3616@sofitel.com. www.sofitel.com.
    About the PATA Thailand Chapter
    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter is a voluntary not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the responsible development of the travel and tourism industry in Thailand. The Chapter organises tourism training seminars, disseminates useful information to its members and the media and supports the strategic objectives of PATA head office. The Chapter comprises both private and government sectors. Further information: www.pata-thailand.org.
    Further information
    PATA Thailand Chapter
    Tel: (+66) 2237 5195-9
    Fax: (+66) 2237 5190
    E-mail: pata@asiaaccess.net.th
     
     
     
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
     
     
     
     
     
         
         
         
         
         
         
     
     
       
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