Join Chiva-Som for mangrove preservation
Krailart Niwate Mangrove Conservation Project
Chiva-Som in Hua Hin continues its commitment to sustainability with mangrove planting and a fundraising gala for its mangrove preservation project to celebrate the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem that falls annually on July 26.
The day was designated by Unesco in 2015 to raise awareness about the uniqueness and vulnerability of mangrove ecosystems, and to promote solutions for their conservation, sustainable management and utility.
On July 26, Chiva-Som will host mangrove planting led by Friends of Chiva-Som ambassadors Suquan Bulakul, a renowned Thai actress, and chef Dan Bark, with team members and guests joining in.
That same evening, chef Dan will then collaborate with Chiva-Som executive chef Sinchai Srivipa to serve an eight-course tasting menu of wellness cuisine at Taste of Siam restaurant which overlooks the ocean. Highlight dishes include an amuse-bouche of kingfish and caviar, root and truffle, tender Australian beef with kimchi and miso, grouper and a unique savoury-sweet dessert inspired by the Thai dish miang kham. Many of the dishes will feature fresh, organic produce sourced from Chiva-Som’s own gardens.
Tickets for the evening are priced at 9,000 baht per person and 10,000 baht with wine pairing. All proceeds after expenses will go to the Krailart Niwate mangrove preservation project.
Cape Fahn Hotel, Private Islands, Koh Samui.
Cape Fahn Samui voted as one of the best again
Cape & Kantary Hotels was named one of the top 10 of Thailand’s Best Beach or Island Resorts 2023 by Travel & Leisure: Luxury Awards Asia Pacific as voted by its readers.
Their valued opinions have given Cape Fahn Hotel, Private Islands, Koh Samui the honour of appearing in the top 10 for two consecutive years. This year, it is at No.8.
Surrounded by blue waters and white sandy beaches, Cape Fahn Hotel is like a jewel off Koh Samui with its excellent service, luxury facilities and a gorgeous location for the best view of sunset beauty from the crest of the private island, a glory open to tourists from around the world.
Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.
Sindhorn Kempinski gets sustainability certification
Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has achieved EarthCheck Certified Silver through EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry.
To avoid catastrophic climate change, the world needs to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Today, we are already at 1.1C and feeling the effects, meaning that the window for achieving our target and avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change is rapidly closing. The very environmental values and cultural assets that attract visitors to destinations need to be protected and responsibly managed. The tourism industry and its operators are key to creating this change.
Mandarin Oriental, New York launches bike programme.
Explore like a local at Mandarin Oriental, New York
Mandarin Oriental, New York recently unveiled its latest initiative, a bike programme designed to allow guests to explore the Big Apple while championing environmental sustainability.
In time for summer in the city and valid year-round, guests are invited to Bike the City and leisurely explore city attractions at their own pace with complimentary use of a signature specialised or cannondale bicycle for two hours or e-bike for one hour.
With hundreds of kilometres of bike lanes and enhanced safety regulations, it’s easy to explore NYC like a local and get to know the scenic rivers, hilly parks, quiet neighbourhoods and historic landmarks.
For an enhanced New York City experience, travellers can book the Central Park by Bike Room package to enjoy a one-night stay in the hotel and a two-hour guided private bike tour of the iconic park. After the bike experience, guests may opt to enjoy Central Park from a different vantage point, perhaps from the hotel’s MO Lounge which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and offers a bird’s eye view of the 341 hectare park and NYC skyline, or relax with a spa treatment or dip in the pool overlooking the Hudson River.
Central Park by Bike is available through Oct 31 with rates starting at US$1,549 (53,800 baht) per night.