A New National Landmark to Rise in Thailand
The largest investment ever made by the private sector in Thailand in a property endeavor (THB 50,000 million), ICONSIAM, is a new riverside landmark being constructed in Bangkok. The development, for which piling has begun, promises to be a new landmark of national pride for Thailand. It will include two retail complexes, two world-class waterfront residential condominium buildings, as well as seven attractions that will be the first of their kind in Thailand, and will be called the “Seven Wonders at ICONSIAM.” The completion of the project is scheduled for 2017.
Amari Phuket, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, vice president, area general manager, South Thailand (front row, the third from the left) and the management team received the Smoke Free Hotel Award 2014–2016, which was recently awarded by The Green Leaf Foundation and Thai Health Promotion Foundation.
Hilton Pattaya announced that it has earned HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2014 award for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes the hotels that have been rated exceptionally well by guests who have given their feedback on the hotel review portal HolidayCheck.com.
Rayavadee Krabi appointed Dalin Snidvongs Na Ayudhya as general manager. Snidvongs brings more than 20 years of experience in hospitality to her new assignment, having held posts at the Four Seasons Bangkok as director of restaurants; as managing director of Très Bien Co., and as the first Thai to hold the post of director of food and beverage at The Sukhothai Bangkok. During her seven years overseeing this Leading Hotel of the World property’s restaurant and events operations, she successfully launched its “Art of Dining” program which brought two and three Michelin-starred chefs from around the world and introduced them to Bangkok’s culinary scene.
SALA Hospitality Group’s latest gem, sala ayutthaya, welcomed its first guests and visitors on August 1, 2014. This new property, located along the northern banks of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of historic Ayutthaya, and directly opposite the famous Wat Phutthaisawan (Phutthaisawan Temple), is the fourth sala boutique branded property for the group, joining sala khaoyai, sala lanna Chiang Mai, and sala rattanakosin Bangkok.
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa had the official opening of its New Designed Chilling Place “Deca” And “White Lotus Sky Bar,” the highest bar in Hua Hin town on August 8, 2014, which was held on the 17th floor of the Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa. DECA is located next to the lobby of the resort. This lounge offers live entertainment from the Phillies’s band, it is decorated in modern contemporary style, and has indoor and outdoor areas.
Jan Weisheit (left), director of food and beverages of Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin; On-anong Udomsed (2nd left), restaurant manager (Railway); Pornpirom Suksri (3rd left), restaurant manager (Hagi), and Tosaporn Setachita (right), wine sommelier, received the Award of Excellence 2014 from Wine Spectator magazine, for Hagi Japanese Restaurant and Railway Restaurant. This prestigious award recognizes restaurants with the most outstanding wine lists in the world.