W Bangkok

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Bangkok gives me life. The city is everything and anything all at once. Sensory overload is the name of the game. The noise, the smells, the nightlife, the traffic, the people, the food, the lights – Bangkok comes at you from every angle all at once. And yet, at the same time, it is a... Read more »

Interview with Executive Chef Valerio Pachetti

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The word eclectic might have been invented for Chef Valerio Pachetti. With Colombian, Italian and German heritage, as well as a resume full of international luxury hotels in Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Brazil, Chef Pachetti certainly has a varied culinary palette (and, presumably, palate) with which to create his epic fusion cuisine. We managed to... Read more »

akyra Beach Club Phuket

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Right by the pristine sands of Natai Beach just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport lies the boutique hotel akyra Beach Club Phuket. A sophisticated retreat on a secluded stretch of Thailand’s sunset coast with 58 stylish rooms, suites and villas complemented by lashings of in-room comforts, and appealing facilities including beachside massage salas... Read more »

Sri Panwa

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Sri Panwa is one of the top properties in Thailand, perched high atop Cape Panwa and commanding breathtaking views of the Southeastern tip of Phuket, occupying the Cape Panwa peninsula in its entirety. The villas sit 40-60 meters above sea level along the Eastern and Western ridges at the very tip of the cape, commanding... Read more »

The Slate Phuket

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Just a few minutes south of the airport in Phuket, The Slate is a real treat for the design conscious. If you tell someone that you’re staying at The Slate, those with their fingers on the luxury travel pulse will recognise it as the new incarnation of the famous Indigo Pearl resort, but the recent... Read more »

The Edge at Aleenta Resort and Spa, Phuket

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During our stay at Akyra Beach Club, we attended their White Party and met Valerio Pachetti, the Executive Chef for Akaryn Hotel Group, which includes, amongst others, Akyra and the Aleenta Resort and Spa five minutes down the road. After a nice chat with Chef Pachetti, we were invited to have dinner at The Edge... Read more »

The Sarojin Khao Lak

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Nestled on the beach of Khao Lak, just over an hour north of Phuket International Airport, The Sarojin Boutique Beach Resort is named for a Thai nobleman’s daughter whose hospitality became the stuff of legends. Indeed, upon arrival, one is presented with a cold towel and a signature drink flavoured with the distinctive pandan leaves,... Read more »

The House on Sathorn

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Nestled in the courtyard of the W Bangkok, one of Bangkok’s ubiquitous, glitzy skyscrapers sits a beautifully restored historical mansion, The House on Sathorn. At first glance, it looks rather out of place, an old colonial mansion surrounded by the shiny, modern towers of Bangkok. What the team at the W Bangkok has created inside,... Read more »