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Nov 07 2014

B-Lay Tong Hotel: Patong Beach, Phuket

The B-Lay Tong Hotel, an M Gallery Hotel, is an eye-catching design hotel in the perfect location at the north of Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Details like honey comb shaped mirrors and door numbers adhere to a loose bee theme. The throne in the lobby temporarily dubs those seated in it the King and Queen Bee. The gallery restaurant (The B-hive) features intricate murals by local artists and each room has a unique woven art piece above the bed. The overall feel is trendy and interesting without crossing the...

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Nov 01 2014

Thavorn Beach Village and Spa

As you wander the grounds of Thavorn Beach Village and Spa in Phuket the resort’s history and legends about the area unfold. Statues of mythical and earthly creatures alike emerge from the dense tropical plants and fountains that are incorporated around the resort’s focal point, the lagoon pool. When Mr. Thavornwongwongse built the resort, the land was given to him by an elderly couple who used to farm the area. This couple told Mr. Thavornwongwongse that this property is the place where Naka the dragon-snake fell in love with a woman...

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Oct 30 2014

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort

Our last stop on our journey along the Andaman Coast was at the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort. The resort is located about 20 minutes away from Ao Nang across from a quiet beach and surrounded by palms and meticulously manicured grass. The Sofitel brand is famous for adding their touch of French art de vivre and local culture to their luxury properties. Somehow through the interaction of their attentive and friendly staff and the layout of the hotel, the 276 room resort felt small and cozy. Even while...

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Oct 26 2014

Aonang Phu Petra: Mountain View Villas In Krabi, Thailand

After our short flight from Bangkok and our extremely long and slightly confusing bus ride from the airport, we arrived in the small and beautiful Aonang Phu Petra Resort in Krabi, Thailand. The drive in took us through the busy walking street and endless rows of tour operators in Ao Nang and turned onto a green residential road leading to the resort. The stark contrast of quiet leafy Phu Petra to the bustling beach town down the road emphasized the breathtaking view of the mountains in the distance. The pool, which...

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Oct 24 2014

The Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel

The Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel is located just minutes away from the best nightlife and shopping in the Sukhumvit business district. This hotel boasts classic elegance and sophisticated 1920s Italian-American design. The hotel has many well designed spaces including New York penthouse themed meeting rooms and a rooftop infinity pool with sweeping city views. During our stay we saw business travelers, families and couples alike relaxing in style in this centrally located luxury hotel. The rooftop infinity pool had a great view of the city, especially at night when everything lit...

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Oct 21 2014

VIE Hotel Bangkok

The lobby at the VIE Hotel Bangkok has a lounge-like atmosphere, but the rooms have strong traditional Thai influences. Silk pillow cases on the couches are from the historic Jim Thompson House nearby and the dark wood furniture resembles traditional teak. We were upgraded to a corner suite with expansive views of Bangkok through floor-to-ceiling windows. One of our favorite details at this hotel was the pillow bar. We didn't ask for any other than what was already in our room because the massive down and synthetic pillows on the bed...

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Oct 20 2014

Ibrik Resort: The Smallest Resort In The World

The Ibrik Resort in Bangkok is a cozy boutique hotel in the perfect location to explore the Grand Palace. The website describes this tiny hotel with only three rooms as "the smallest resort in the world." While we enjoyed our stay and the service was incredible, bed and breakfast might be a better descriptor. The entry to the Ibrik is easy to miss, so keep an eye out for the sign. A narrow alley squeezed between a private residence and a small office building goes back through the gate to the entryway....

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Sep 02 2014

Anantara Resort and Spa: Chiang Mai

Our stay at the Anantara Resort and Spa in Chiang Mai was thoroughly enjoyable. The pleasant and engaging staff, serene grounds and delicious food made us not want to leave the property at all during our stay. At night, the lotus flowers decorating almost every surface in the entire resort are replaced with candles, giving the property a quiet, romantic feel. The resort has become famous for its high tea and we can see why. Whether you are looking for some relaxing time to yourself or a tailored romantic experience,...

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