Banyan Tree Appoints Marketing Director for New Resort in Krabi

Banyan Tree Appoints Marketing Director for New Resort in Krabi

Craig McMahon to oversee sales & marketing at Banyan Tree Samui and Banyan Tree Krabi. Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has announced that Craig McMahon, a veteran in Asia with more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, will take on the role as Area Director of Sales & Marketing at its latest resort […]

Meliá Hotels in Koh Samui and Chiang Mai Welcome Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing

Meliá Hotels in Koh Samui and Chiang Mai Welcome Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing

A hospitality veteran with three decades of industry experience across Europe, Asia and Africa has been named cluster director of sales and marketing for the first two Meliá Hotels International properties to be launched in Thailand. In his new role, German-born Christian Lueke will oversee sales and marketing at luxury hotels Meliá Koh Samui, which […]

New Meliá Koh Samui Appoints Kantima Chompoolad as Wellness Manager

New Meliá Koh Samui Appoints Kantima Chompoolad as Wellness Manager

A professional with more than 15 years of hospitality wellness experience and a passion for motivating her staff has been named Meliá Koh Samui’s wellness manager. Thai national Kantima Chompoolad joins the 159-room and 41-suite luxury resort, on Koh Samui’s north-eastern coastline in the Gulf of Thailand, after working for a decade as the spa […]

Banyan Tree Looks to Sustainable Nutrition in Post-Covid World

Banyan Tree Looks to Sustainable Nutrition in Post-Covid World

Group announces organic farm partnership with Michelin 2-Star Chef James Noble The Banyan Tree Group, one of Asia’s leading hotel brands for sustainability and environmental awareness, has announced that it will launch a range of organic, plant-based menus at its resorts around the world, starting in Thailand later this year. The Singapore-based Group said it […]

Meliá Koh Samui Awarded ‘Amazing Thailand SHA’ Certification In Wake of COVID-19

Meliá Koh Samui Awarded ‘Amazing Thailand SHA’ Certification In Wake of COVID-19

Meliá Koh Samui has been granted the Thai government’s new ‘Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA)’ certificate, recognising the resort’s health, safety and hygiene measures designed to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The first Meliá property launched in Thailand, the 159-room and 41-suite luxury resort overlooking Choeng Mon Beach on Koh Samui’s north-eastern […]

How hotels are helping the community in the wake of COVID-19

How hotels are helping the community in the wake of COVID-19

Switching from farm-to-table to farm-to-staff-table during Covid-19 The team at the Bali property, Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, has always placed high importance on farm-to-table (most of the produce served is grown on the grounds and interactive dining/cooking experiences play a big part in their offering). With Covid-19 they’ve now switched to a farm-to-staff-table […]

Banyan Tree Samui Awarded Safety & Hygiene Certification

Banyan Tree Samui Awarded Safety & Hygiene Certification

Resort recognized in new Thai government initiative to create visitor confidence Banyan Tree Samui, a luxury 88-villa resort commanding spectacular vistas of an idyllic beach cove, has been awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certificate by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in recognition of the hotel’s upgraded health and hygiene standards […]

Vietnam golf scene on road to recovery, say country’s leading clubs

Vietnam golf scene on road to recovery, say country’s leading clubs

The Bluffs, Laguna believe nation’s robust response to virus will help it lure back visitors Two of Vietnam’s leading clubs, The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip and Laguna Golf Lang Co, are backing the nation to reassert its reputation as one of the world’s hottest golfing destinations as the country eases its COVID-19 lockdown. Golf was […]

New Meliá Koh Samui Welcomes Director of Sales and Marketing

New Meliá Koh Samui Welcomes Director of Sales and Marketing

A talented hospitality professional with two decades of diverse experience in sales and marketing and a passion for building strong business relationships has been named five-star Meliá Koh Samui’s director of sales and marketing. Thai national Phatsalawadee Pimpila’s appointment to the new 159-room and 41-suite luxury resort on Koh Samui’s north-eastern coastline in the Gulf […]

New Meliá Koh Samui Welcomes Azizskandar Awang as Executive Chef

New Meliá Koh Samui Welcomes Azizskandar Awang as Executive Chef

A talented professional with a passion for leadership and coaching who has won a string of coveted awards during his 20-year career has been named Meliá Koh Samui’s executive chef. Malaysian national Azizskandar Awang has joined the 159-room and 31-suite luxury resort on Koh Samui’s north-eastern coastline in the Gulf of Thailand, with ambitions to […]

Meliá Koh Samui Announces Ernesto Osuna as General Manager

Meliá Koh Samui Announces Ernesto Osuna as General Manager

A seasoned professional with two decades of luxury hospitality experience across Europe, North America and Asia has been appointed to the helm of the new nautical-themed beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui. Spanish-born Ernesto Osuna has taken charge of the opening of the 159-room and 31-suite luxury resort overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, on Koh Samui’s north-eastern […]

Giant Turtle Lays Eggs on Samui Beach

Giant Turtle Lays Eggs on Samui Beach

Hotel acts act to protect nest Khun Veeraphat, a waiter at Sands beachfront restaurant on Koh Samui, made a startling discovery on 13 February when he spotted what appeared to be tracks coming from the sea. CCTV footage at Banyan Tree Samui clearly showed a giant sea turtle laying eggs on the beach the night […]

Turning a Hotel ‘Plastic-Free’

Turning a Hotel ‘Plastic-Free’

One Thai resort shows what dedication it takes to lead the way in sustainability The tipping point for Banyan Tree Samui might have been the 213,314 plastic bottles the resort passed out to guests in 2017. Or the 42,150 plastic bags they used to haul away trash that year. Or the 176,880 meters of cling […]