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The Pavilions Phuket gears up for a summer of inspiring art and culture

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The Pavilions Phuket, the island’s romantic and intimate luxury resort with a choice of exceptional villas and suites overlooking the Andaman Sea, will become a cultural showcase this summer as the resort introduces a series of events tailored to sophisticated global guests and visitors.

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts global philosophy is rooted in romance, art, culture and adventure.

Throughout June, the resort will express these passions by hosting a charity art exhibition dedicated to the sea, a lively salsa dance party featuring live Latin music, and exquisite culinary journeys to the north of Thailand.

From June 15 to July 30, Brazilian-born, Phuket-based artist Leticia Vaz Marques will showcase her acclaimed “Emotion of the Ocean” exhibition at Firefly Restaurant – the contemporary dining venue and poolside club at The Pavilions Phuket.

Inspired by the power of the sea and the pure beauty of Mother Nature, Leticia’s eye-catching artworks will be on display around the restaurant with bold yet calming colours creating a serene oceanic ambience to captivate guests and visitors.

The Pavilions Phuket gears up for a summer of inspiring art and culture | News by The ThaigerEmotion of the Ocean by Leticia Vaz Marques.

The opening night of the exhibition with feature live music and creative canapés by Chef Belinda. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase some of Leticia’s artworks with a percentage of each sale donated to the Phuket Hotels Association and its campaign to keep the island’s beaches in pristine condition.

The PHA’s next Island-wide beach clean-up event is scheduled for September 15, in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup Day, and will take place with support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Phuket Governor, and The Pavilions Foundation.

Adding to the cultural mix in June, Firefly’s ongoing series of lively Latin-themed evenings will continue on Tuesday, June 5 when the venue hosts its fourth Havana Salsa Night.

Guests will be able to lose themselves in Latin America’s vibrant dance culture, with genres including salsa, cha-cha-cha and merengue performed by acclaimed musical duo Roma and Malika.

Phuket’s famous salsa teacher, Luc, will also be on the dance floor to offer expert tips. Guests can get into the Latin groove with traditional Cuban mojitos, created using Phuket’s own Chalong Bay Rum.

Culture also feeds cuisine and The Pavilions Phuket will be continuing its authentic Thai Culinary Series in June with a special Northern Cuisine set menu at The Plantation Restaurant.

Food lovers keen to explore the rich culinary traditions of Northern Thailand will discover an array of delectable dishes created by Chef M and his team, available every evening in June from 6pm onwards, this exclusive set menu is priced at 1,890++ baht for two people.

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A special Northern Thai set menu is available at The Plantation Restaurant


“At The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, we understand that our guests appreciate authentic and engaging cultural experiences that enable them to gain a deeper insight into the destination. Through regular artistic, cultural and culinary offerings, we aim showcase the creativity and diversity of Thailand and move beyond the typical tourist activities so often served up for visitors,” commented Gordon Oldham, Founder of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts.

With its luxurious accommodation choices and a spectacular hilltop setting with incredible views of the Andaman Sea sunsets, The Pavilions Phuket is the ultimate tropical sanctuary. The resort is located just 20 minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport, which makes it easily accessible for guests arriving from around the globe, whether they’re seeking an extended island vacation or a short break from the city.

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Thailand’s food delivery business up 14% in 2019

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“Diners are increasingly ordering food online platforms, and eating out at restaurants less.”

We’re eating in more and dining out less. But we can still enjoy our favourite restaurant food. Welcome to the latest ‘disrupter’ making inroads to our eating habits.

KResearch (a part of Kasikorn Bank) estimates that the food delivery business in 2019 will amount to 33-35 billion baht, up 14% from last year. Food delivery apps are another example of ‘digital disruption’, and are transforming consumer behaviour as well as the restaurants’ food supply chains.

(Thing Food Panda, LineMan and Grab Food among many other franchises and individual restaurants now offering boutique delivery services.)

It’s estimated that food delivery apps and businesses will account for 8% of Thailand’s total restaurant business in 2019.​

The findings show that 63 percent of the respondents to a survey believe that the advent of food ordering apps has changed their food consumption behaviour. Diners are increasingly ordering food online platforms, and eating out at restaurants less.

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The burgeoning food delivery and related application business has increased opportunities for players in restaurant supply chains, including small and big restaurants, to generate more income as they can reach out to new groups of customers beyond their regular catchment of regular eaters.

Delivery motorbike riders can also earn extra income by receiving business from online food delivery platforms; the market share of the delivery motorcycle services is estimated at 3.9 billion baht this year.

Restaurant chains are being forced to add channels for receiving food orders from outside customers and offer a wider variety of menu options.

One thing is for sure, you will see more motorbikes zipping around your area delivery all sort of foods to homes around Thailand.

Mmmm, I feel like a pizza!

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“Probably the best pork spare ribs in the world” – Naughty Nuri’s Patong

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Naughty Nuri’s Phuket, also known as Naughty Nuri’s In The Forest in Patong, was the first restaurant from the iconic Indonesian chain to open its doors in Thailand. The indoor/outdoor venue can easily accommodate more than 500 diners in an alfresco setting.

Their signature dish is the BBQ Spare Ribs – “probably the best spare ribs in the world” – which was created in 1995 when Brian Aldinger and his wife, nicknamed ‘Nuri’, opened their first restaurant in Ubud, Bali. The rest is history, and since then more than 10 locations have opened around in South-East Asia.

The meat on the BBQ Spare Ribs simply falls off the bone and the sweet and spicy BBQ sauce provides a nice kick to the palate. Other dishes of interest are the traditional Nasi Goreng and the Satay Lilit, a Balinese-version of the tender satay style of cooking.

Naughty Nuri’s Phuket also offers great cocktails, and the team members know for sure how to provide a great atmosphere, with the regular dance off and a cool band to accompany your meal. The venue offers regular happy hours and a fantastic Sunday brunch, with all-you-can-eat options for four hours (with a special price until the end of July).

Parking can be found in front of the restaurant, but is limited, so it is advised to arrive early. A kids-friendly dining area is also available, with small tables perfect for children.

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Thailand’s highest restaurant and bar open at the Mahanakhon building

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Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar, Thailand’s highest restaurant and bar is now open at Bangkok’s landmark, the King Power Mahanakhon building.

Located in the heart of Sathorn and directly connected to Chong Nonsi BTS station, the new dining venue is situated on the 76th and 77th floor of the famous pixelated building. Inspired by the Chao Praya river and the concept of an eclectic journey, a visit to the upscale modern brasserie allows one to step into an exotic escape from the usual hustle and bustle of Bangkok.

Tastefully designed indoor and outdoor seating areas, along with exclusive VIP lounges offer a comfortable dining venue for guests to enjoy world-class mixology and unique dishes. As Wilson Associates’ latest interior masterpiece led by Tristan Auer, Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar is Bangkok’snewest iconic dining destination.

Marc Begassat, Managing Director of King Power Mahanakhon said, “Following the successful launch of Thailand’s highest observation deck last November, it is a pleasure to announce the opening of Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar, Thailand’s highest restaurant and bar.”

Thailand's highest restaurant and bar open at the Mahanakhon building | News by The Thaiger

The modern brasserie features a menu of sophisticated Western and Asian dishes along with signature creations by Executive Chef Joshua Cameron. Previously based in New York’s world-renowned Eleven Madison Park, the well-travelled US native finds culinary inspiration from his passion for travel and exploring international flavors. The menu is accompanied by an extensive list of classic cocktails and over 100 curated wines with an emphasis on natural wines.

An outdoor terrace is transformed to resemble an urban jungle, surrounding guests in abundant greenery to evoke the feeling of a forest in the sky. Designed by Tristan Auer’s world famous team at Wilson Associates, Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar is a journey that represents an urban escape for the modern city dweller and worldly traveller.

Thailand's highest restaurant and bar open at the Mahanakhon building | News by The Thaiger

“The eclectic, yet elevated nature of this oasis in the clouds mirrors the style that our team is known around the world for bringing to our work,” said Auer, Principal of Wilson Associates’ Paris Atelier.

“Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar was designed to be equal parts welcoming and energetic, and we are honored to have been selected as the team to bring that vision to life.”

Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar will be led by Johan Per Simon Davidsson, a legendary force behind the success of multiple unique concept venues in the Bangkok hospitality industry. With over 15 years of high profile management experience and a passion in cocktail innovations, visitors can expect spectacular beverage, entertainment and shows in the near future.

Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar is open daily for dinner and drinks from 5pm – 1am . For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.mahanakhonbangkokskybar.com

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