Dream of BBQ at InterContinental Pattaya

Zulal Serenity's Himalayan salt room. (Photo: Chiva-Som)

InterContinental Pattaya Resort has launched a Sleep & Sizzling package, especially for Thai-style moo krata lovers.

Sleep & Sizzling covers all room types from Classic and Junior Suite Club Access to one-bedroom or two-bedroom pool villas. Included is daily breakfast and moo krata for two persons, a serving of Thai barbecue Kurobuta pork with five delicious sauces valued at 1,199 baht++ at Elements restaurant or in the private pavilion within the Junior Suite room.

The package is available from now until May 31 with a starting price of 4,300 baht++ or only 3,037 baht net, after a 40% discount through the Rao Tiew Duay Gun (We Travel Together) campaign, or a maximum discount of 3,000 baht per room per night.

Call 038-259-888 or email reservations.icpattaya@ihg.com.

Cape & Kantary Hotel Koh Samui. (Photo: ATIT/SIRIPRAROB)

Cape & Kantary Hotels joins travel discount scheme

Cape & Kantary Hotels is taking part in the Rao Tiew Duay Gun (We Travel Together) campaign where guests pay only 60% of the room rate (40% is paid by the government or not more than 3,000 baht per room per night) and receive food/travel coupons worth up to 600 baht per day (every day). Guests can book a room until May 23 for stays until May 30.

Hotel in Cape & Kantary Hotels has 23 branches across Thailand, including Ayutthaya, Koh Sichang, Rayong, Chiang Mai, Koh Yao Noi and Koh Samui.

Contact Hotel in Cape & Kantary Hotels at 1627.

Meliá Chiang Mai offers circular cuisine concept

Meliá Chiang Mai, an urban hotel located on Charoen Prathet Road due to open in April, is embracing sustainability and promoting healthy eating with the launch of its "360° Cuisine" concept.

The hotel will craft dishes that include produce from its organic farm and use every part of each ingredient before leftovers are returned to the farm as compost.

Under the programme, the hotel's kitchen works closely with local farmers to help them improve sustainability and encourage ethical production, in a bid to make communities and the overall food system more resilient. Meliá Chiang Mai recently partnered with ORI9IN The Gourmet Farm, a gourmet organic farm located in nearby San Sai district, to grow an array of fruits, vegetables and herbs on a plot on the broader ORI9IN property for its restaurants, bars and spa.

Visit melia.com.

Moo krata in a villa at InterContinental Pattaya Resort. .

Chiva-Som ready to open wellness resort in Qatar

Chiva-Som has announced the official opening of the Zulal Wellness Resort on March 29. Zulal Wellness Resort will be Qatar's largest wellness destination, featuring the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine.

The resort offers Zulal Serenity, which is dedicated to adult guests, together with Zulal Discovery, which invites families to connect and embark on a wellness journey together.

Zulal Serenity is the adults-only area of the resort for guests aged 16 and above, with 60 rooms and suites offering a calming backdrop to individual journeys of wellness. Programmes are tailored to individual health needs, whether for relaxation, detox, weight management or fitness, with seven programmes on offer for adults.

Zulal Discovery, on the other hand, caters to guests seeking family experiences and to make wellness an integral part of family bonds, with programmes customised for multi-generations and specific age groups. Facilities have been designed by child and family specialists to bring families together. Accommodation is offered in a range of set-ups across 120 rooms and suites.

Organic farm at Meliá Chiang Mai.

India dominates list of best beaches in Asia

Tripadvisor recently announced the results of its second annual Travellers' Choice Awards for 2022, featuring the best of the best beaches around the world that travellers say are making a splash.

The No.1 beach on the planet determined by travellers this year is Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos. With over 7,200 reviews to date (90% of which are 5 stars), this quintessential Caribbean paradise has travellers raving about its white sand and crystal clear water.

This year, India still retains the crown of being home to Asia's most loved beach, but travellers have crowned a new winner for 2022: Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island, India. The award-winning beach is also ranked as the sixth-best beach in the world. This year, India also had the most winners on the best beaches in Asia list including Cavelossim Beach (#4), Agonda Beach (#5), Varca Beach (#8) and Benaulim Beach (#10).

The only other Asian beach making it to the world list is Yonaha Maehama Beach in Miyakojima, Japan, which came in at No.25.

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