Raggae sounds rock The Standard, Hua Hin
Standard Sounds, The Standard's music talent-scouting arm, is bringing its latest discovery -- Thai reggae band Roots Tone -- to The Standard, Hua Hin on May 20.
Formed in Bangkok in 2010, Roots Tone brings together diverse musicians from different ethnicities and backgrounds who jointly compose original scores and lyrics that combine the band's early rocksteady sound with later excursions into reggae dub. Their latest song Reflection Trip offers musings on the fleeting nature of life and the uncertainty of the future, while encouraging the listener to accept and understand the impermanence of things.
To add a special touch to this edition of Standard Sounds, chef Ox of The Banana Ketchup will be serving up his signature Caribbean tapas, creating the perfect blend of reggae music and Caribbean cuisine.
Those who want to make a weekend out of it can book the new Villa Vibes promotion by using promo code "villavibes" on the hotel website. Canopy Villa (8,999 baht per night based on double occupancy) includes breakfast for two. Standard Pool Villa (11,499 baht per night based on double occupancy) also includes breakfast for two.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
Mandarin Oriental takes global honours
Travel + Leisure magazine announced the results of its highly anticipated annual It List and 500 List of the Best Hotels in the World, with Mandarin Oriental receiving top honours.
Known for their outstanding service and commitment to excellence, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech, and Mandarin Oriental, Paris were recognised in the 500 List of the Best Hotels in the World, chosen by Travel + Leisure's team of hospitality experts.
Earning a spot in the highly coveted It List is the newest hotel to the Mandarin Oriental portfolio, Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern, which just opened at the end of September 2022. The landmark property which has been on the shores of Lake Lucerne since 1906 reopened last year after extensive renovation with 136 exquisitely designed rooms and suites, elevated dining experiences, a holistic spa and elegantly appointed function rooms.
David Beckham ready for The Londoner Macao party
Sands China will formally launch its rebranded integrated resort, The Londoner Macao, with a grand celebration on May 25 to be attended by David Beckham, the British soccer icon and a Sands Resorts Macao global ambassador.
With a theme of "The Journey Begins", the gala event looks to the future as Sands China renews its commitment to Macao through a new 10-year gaming concession.
The Londoner Macao comprises five opulent hotels including the all-suite namesake flagship, The Londoner Hotel. Formerly known as Sands Cotai Central, the integrated resort has been undergoing a spectacular rebranding process since 2021 and today, as The Londoner Macao, exudes a wow factor in a city already known for superlatives.
The integrated resort's hotels offer nearly 6,000 rooms in total, complemented by three spas, four health clubs, more than 20 dining options, boutiques from 150 world-renowned brands, and state-of-the-art conference facilities, including the new 6,000-seat The Londoner Arena. The refurbishments and additions have cost approximately US$2 billion (68 billion baht).
Paddington promotion at The Langham Hospitality Group.
Langham hotels partner with Paddington bear
The Langham Hospitality Group has partnered with the beloved bear Paddington to offer exclusive travel experiences to guests around the world, featuring unique activations and themed-rooms in hotels across Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the US and the UK.
On offer are exclusive Paddington-themed offerings and rooms, designed to delight the entire family. The charming bear, known for his friendly, kind and polite nature, holds a special place in the hearts of millions of children around the world. The Langham hotels are also offering our selected room packages for guests looking for an unforgettable stay with their loved ones. These packages include a range of Paddington-themed moments to share with family and friends.
As a special treat, Paddington, who hails from Peru, has been given a new duffle coat in The Langham's signature pink. Guests can enjoy a variety of exclusive Paddington-branded gifts, including a Paddington plush, a fine bone China mug, porcelain diner set, a children's raincoat in pink and a children's drawstring backpack, alongside a themed setup in the hotel's luxurious rooms featuring Paddington pillowcases, bed runners, cushion covers, tepee tents, children's bathrobes and slippers. These exclusive co-branded items offer guests the opportunity to take home a souvenir from their magical Paddington experience.