Special train ride for Queen Mother's birthday

The State Railway of Thailand joins the nation in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother's 90th birthday on Friday with a special steam ride to Chachoengsao province.

Reclining Pink Ganesha statue at Wat Samarn Rattanaram.

Tomorrow's train ride leaves Hua Lamphong Station at 7.30am where passengers will be welcomed by a team of tour guides and then arrives at Chachoengsao Station at around 9.50am. Then, participants will be taken to Wat Samarn Rattanaram to pay respect to the world's largest reclining pink Ganesha statue as well as statues of Guanyin, Indra and Brahma.

After lunch, visitors will be taken to Wat Pak Nam Jolo to visit Thailand's only golden chapel and enjoy many other religious activities. The trip concludes at 100-year-old Ban Mai Market at around 2.30pm. The train leaves Chachoengsao Station at around 3.45pm and arrives in Bangkok at 6.10pm.

Tickets are priced at 2,999 baht per person are and available via dticket.railway.co.th/DTicketPublicWeb/home/Home. The price is for a round-trip first-class air-conditioned train ride.

Four Points Bangkok unveils exclusive rates

Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 unveils its special "Earn Eat Enjoy" offer with exclusive rates and more benefits.

The offer includes a complimentary breakfast, generous hotel credit and much more. Available from now until Sept 30 for stays until Dec 31, the starting rate is from 3,900++ baht for a night in a deluxe room with breakfast, 500 baht hotel credit per night and 1,500 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points per stay. Further terms and conditions may apply.

Conveniently located next to the BTS Asok Skytrain, Sukhumvit Metro Station and the Terminal 21 shopping mall within 5 minutes walking distance, Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 provides 268 rooms and suites, with various restaurants and bars, a swimming pool and gym.

Call 02-309-3000 or email BKKFPRevenueReservation@marriott.com.

Best Western gets new property near Don Mueang

Best Western Hotels & Resorts recently announced the opening of a new hotel located close to Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport.

Best Western Nada Don Mueang Airport Hotel.

Best Western Nada Don Mueang Airport is positioned in North Bangkok, just 15 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of the Skytrain. This modern midscale hotel features 235 rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant and facilities for meetings and events, including a 200-guest ballroom and six additional function rooms. The hotel is also close to Phahonyothin 59 BTS station.

The new property will join the global network of Best Western Rewards, the group's award-winning guest loyalty programme, which offers exclusive member-only benefits at approximately 4,500 hotels and resorts in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide.

Visit bestwesternasia.com.

Oakwood Premier to open in Phnom Penh

Oakwood also announced the opening of Oakwood Premier Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

Centrally located in the Cambodian capital's business and entertainment district, the new landmark with 207 hotel rooms and serviced apartments adds contemporary elegance infused with traditional Khmer art to the cityscape. Hallmark experiences such as the innovative Oakwood Premier Mobile Bar will elevate the residential lifestyle appeal of the capital.

Oakwood Premier Phnom Penh.

The debut of Oakwood Premier Phnom Penh extends the Oakwood Premier brand presence to 10 destinations in some of the world's favourite gateway cities such as Melbourne, Seoul, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Bangalore, Incheon, Tonglu and Jakarta.

Oakwood Premier Phnom Penh blends luxury with cultural charm in the capital's vibrant business and entertainment hub. Hospitality, for both short and long-stay business or leisure travellers, is delivered across its mix of deluxe rooms, studios, and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The crowning glory is a magnificent 547m² penthouse that offers panoramic views of the city skyline.

Visit oakwood.com.

Emirates looking for enthusiastic cabin crew

Emirates is looking for candidates to join its multinational cabin crew team with an "Invite Only" assessment day planned for Aug 20 in Bangkok.

The airline is looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering simple yet personalised and impeccable hospitality while creating memorable moments for its customers. Safety being one of Emirates' highest priorities, the ideal candidate will lead confidently and take control when it comes to managing aircraft services, security and safety procedures. All Emirates crew will receive a world-class learning experience at the airline's state-of-the-art facility in Dubai.

Applicants are required to submit an online application with an up-to-date CV in English and a recent photograph. Candidates will need to come prepared to spend the full day at the venue. The "Invite Only" recruitment day is open to aspiring cabin crew candidates who apply online and receive an invitation to the recruitment event.

Emirates has been flying to Thailand for over 32 years and currently offers 21 weekly flights from Bangkok to Dubai and seven weekly flights from Phuket to Dubai, as a hub to other international destinations worldwide.

Visit emiratesgroupcareers.com/cabin-crew.


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