Top 5 – Private Dining Asia

A private dining experience must meet various requirements to be memorable –  the food obviously needs to be great, and ideally on-trend, and the location should be private but not boring. For the added wow factor, the private dining space should have a unique edge, something that makes it stand out, such as the following five Venues with Menus Cover and above image courtesy of … Continue reading Top 5 – Private Dining Asia

Amari Phuket – A Review

Checking In – First Impressions & Facts  My notes, taken in the moment, read — if first impressions are the indication of a stay, my stay at Amari Phuket is going to be great, stunning and tasteful. The stunning began with the spacious lobby with its tasteful decorative art, including the hanging rose light feature from a local artist, creating a Modern Thai ambience. Then … Continue reading Amari Phuket – A Review

Amari Vogue Krabi – A Review

Checking In – Facts & First Impressions  Situated on secluded Tub Kaek beach, Amari Vogue Krabi is a 57-room property, that includes 39 deluxe, eight grand deluxe jacuzzi, four grand deluxe, four one-bedroom villas and two spa suites — all rooms have a balcony or terrace. The architecture and interiors are based on the Northern Thailand Lanna style. The first impression is welcoming, with a … Continue reading Amari Vogue Krabi – A Review

Dinner with a chef – Koh Samui

During a week-long visit to Koh Samui in late 2012 I was disappointed with the food, –  I knew there must be authentic Thai food around, but most restaurants I tried were catering to the tourist palate. I mentioned this to the wonderful PR pro, Nicola, when I was arranging a stay at the Four Seasons Resort (divine) on the island, and before I knew … Continue reading Dinner with a chef – Koh Samui

Hotel Review: Hansar Samui Resort & Spa

Checking in — facts and first impressions Meaning happiness/joy in Sanskrit, Hansar is an award-winning resort that opened in July 2010. The beach-front property has 74 rooms, all with a sea view; the website has a series of virtual tours for a closeup look of rooms and facilities. It is located in Bophut Bay, which is only around 10-minutes from Koh Samui’s international airport. Arriving at … Continue reading Hotel Review: Hansar Samui Resort & Spa