Chiva-Som in Hua Hin has introduced a Sustainable Weight Management retreat with special promotional rates valid until Sept 30. The programme is designed for individuals who struggle with weight, particularly those who have yo-yo dieted in the past. Yo-yo dieting is not only frustrating but also unhealthy — the repeated weight loss/gain cycle can lead to a greater risk of developing conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Guests wishing to embark on the Sustainable Weight Management retreat may benefit from a complimentary Vital Genomic Test valued at 30,000 baht++ when staying 10 nights or more. This elevates each weight management programme to an even more individualised level, with the ideal diet and exercise regimen drawn up based on the guest’s unique genetic make-up. Thai nationals and expatriates may also enjoy 15% savings on two-night wellness getaways, or alternatively 50% off a second room booked when travelling with a friend or loved one.
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Novotel opens property in Rayong
Novotel has opened a city hotel in Rayong. Novotel Rayong Star Convention Centre brings the brand’s signature experiences to life with naturally intuitive design and spacious modular rooms, nutritious food and a wide range of rewarding experiences for business guests and families alike.
For business travellers seeking a prime location near the Map Ta Phut Industrial Area, the hotel is just a 30-minute drive away, while U-Tapao Airport is located within an hour’s drive. Novotel Rayong Star Convention Centre will connect guests to the industrial zone, markets, restaurants, beaches and tourist attractions.
The Hut at The Standard, Hua Hin.
The Standard Hua Hin opens a playroom
Kids staying at The Standard, Hua Hin will get to enjoy extra play time bundled with learning thanks to the opening of the resort’s playroom. Known as The Hut, the beachside kiddy heaven comes with all sorts of fun games and activities, from an extensive art and craft station and playboards to multicoloured building blocks.
The award-winning resort partnered with Elate, a progressive learning institute based in Bangkok that offers a personalised STEAM curriculum in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics, to host weekly supervised activities for future superstars at The Hut every Saturday. Youngsters can look forward to beach buggy races, sandcastle and beach house building sessions, kite and tote bag design classes, planet-naming games, and other wild and whimsical activities that Elate’s educators have customised to promote curiosity and a thirst for learning.
The Hut is open daily from 9am to 6pm, with supervised two-hour Elate sessions taking place every Saturday between 1pm and 6pm for children aged five to 12. Prices are 850 baht per child, with parents getting a 15% discount on food and drinks and 25% on spa treatments.
Hilton Okinawa Miyako Island Resort.
Hilton opens hotel on Miyako Island
Hilton recently unveiled Hilton Okinawa Miyako Island Resort, the first Hilton property on Miyako Island. Nestled approximately 300km southwest of the main Okinawa Island, Miyako Island has become a sought-after destination, known for its enchanting natural beauty and unique cultural experiences.
The resort is located a 15-minute drive from Miyako airport which is a short direct flight from Tokyo Haneda or Osaka Kansai airports, and a 25-minute drive from Shimojishima airport. The hotel’s prime location, adjacent to the pristine Miyako Sunset Beach, provides visitors with panoramic views of the Miyako Blue Sea and the engineering marvel that is Irabu Bridge.
Special month-end offers at Thai Vietjet
Thai Vietjet has announced the exclusive “July’s Final Offers” promotion, offering special fares starting from 1,690 baht (inclusive of taxes and fees) for travel on the airline’s entire international network. The promotional fares are available for booking from now until July 30, with the travel period from Aug 1 to March 27 next year (not inclusive of public holidays, with terms and conditions applied) at vietjetair.com.
The special promotional tickets are applied to Thai Vietjet’s entire international flight network from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Japan and Taipei. The promotional fares are also available on all other distribution channels including vietjetair.com, mobile app Vietjet Air, Facebook at facebook.com/VietJetThailand by clicking the Booking tab, as well as travel agencies and booking offices. Payment can be easily made with TrueMoney Wallet and international debit/credit cards.