Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel
In celebration of Pride Month 2023, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel is displaying diverse art creations by Thai LGBTI artists in the hotel’s public and surrounding areas throughout June.
Curated by renowned artist and writer Oat Montien, the “Blossom Buddies” exhibition features pieces by 12 artists in diverse mediums, including mixed media, fine art, installation, photography, fashion and textile.
Dominating the hotel’s foyer, Ready To Love by 24-year-old Phawit Prawat, aka SM Veed, challenges traditional notions of marriage and norms through a hand-painted bridal gown. Love Blossom by photographer and fashion editor Surachai Saengsuwan is a portrait series that blends nude human forms and flowers, showcasing humanity’s diversity and connection to nature to discover the beauty of individuality and love’s blossoming.
Through photographs and personal narratives, Our Trans Life Journey in the hotel’s panoramic lobby offers glimpses into the lives of individuals on the transgender spectrum and provides a space to share their stories and embrace their authentic selves.
InterContinental reopens Bangkok property
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has officially re-opened InterContinental Bangkok after a multimillion-dollar renovation and makeover.
Located adjacent to BTS Chidlom Skytrain, InterContinental Bangkok is within walking distance of the capital’s main lifestyle shopping locations and major business addresses. For two decades, the hotel has been part of the city’s landscape, and its recent multimillion-dollar renovation and impressive makeover now positions InterContinental Bangkok like never before, re-emerging as a modern grand hotel designed for contemporary living.
The hotel re-emerges infused with artistic nods to the beauty of Bangkok’s magnificent palaces and cultural attractions as well as the city’s famous skyline, offering 381 all-new luxury guestrooms, including Club InterContinental rooms and a range of suites.
Room rates start from 9,000 baht++ for a Classic Room.
Celebrate Global Wellness Day with Chiva-Som
Chiva-Som celebrates Global Wellness Day (GWD) 2023 through the medium of dance. Now in its 12th year, GWD encourages people to focus on their health, prioritising their well-being and self-care. On Saturday, Chiva-Som Hua Hin and Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Qatar will share the joy of dance with guests, in celebration of the annual event. To demonstrate the positive effects of dancing, both wellness resorts have announced a dance programme to embrace the official #DanceMagenta theme.
Chiva-Som Hua Hin will present a Zumba dance class for resort guests. This fun, full-body boogie session promotes benefits such as weight loss, muscle toning and as importantly the social aspect of group exercise. For more information or reservations at Chiva-Som Hua Hin, email [email protected] or visit chivasom.com.
Meanwhile, resort activities at Zulal Wellness Resort are open to the public as well as in-house guests and include a 30-minute Dancing Meditation in which participants are encouraged to let go to release endorphins and euphoria hormones. The 45-minute get fit, stay fit Zumba session for adults is also planned to enable participants to move to the groove, free the mind and add some zest into the day.
There are multiple #Dancemagenta activities for kids aged 16 and below, including two Latin-inspired cardio workouts. The Cha Cha Slide for kids is planned to put hop, clap and stomp power into the party dance. Disco Bingo for kids, in which song titles are marked off the card as they are played, is a groovy twist on the traditional number format and challenges the younger folk to move to the music, twist to the tunes and shake and shimmy away worries. For those who prefer a more relaxed session, a special Animal Yoga class for kids has been added to the schedule. It’s a fun yet calming activity for kids of all ages that strengthens their mind-body connection while supporting the development of balance and coordination, focus and concentration.
Qatar Airways adds another Bangkok flight
Qatar Airways is adding a fifth daily flight to Bangkok to support travel to and from Thailand, from June 22 to Oct 28. The additional flight brings the number from Thailand up to eight per day, joining four existing daily flights from Bangkok and three daily flights from the holiday island of Phuket.
The further expansion of flights will offer even more convenience and flexibility for travellers to connect to over 160 destinations in Qatar Airways’ global network, including popular destinations such as London, Manchester, Paris, New York, Frankfurt and Zurich.