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BANGKOK: Conference calls

Talk business in style at Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit.

From now until October 31, the hotel is offering all-in-one meeting packages covering meeting room usage, audio-visual equipment, wireless Internet access alongside with lunch and beverages. The half-day meeting package costs Bt800 per person while the full day goes for Bt1,100 per person with additional complimentary cocktail reception at Dee Lounge. Call (02) 305 6232 or e-mail: H7176-SL13@accor.com. Visit www.NovotelBangkokPloenchit.com/meeting-events/

Mouthfuls of love

Yamazato Japanese restaurant at The Okura Prestige Bangkok is celebrating the Tanabata Festival all this month with Gozen lunch and Kaiseki dinner menus created exclusively by chef Shigeru Hagiwara. The Tanabata fest celebrates the annual meeting on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of weaving princess Orihime and her lover Hikoboshi. The Gozen lunch is priced at Bt800 while the seven-course Kaiseki dinner menu costs Bt3,000. Call (02) 687 9000 or e-mail: yamazato@okurabangkok.com

Perfect pairings

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to enjoy an evening by the River of Kings. As an extension of Sheraton Social Hour, join other wine lovers every third Friday of the month for an evening full of gourmet cheeses coupled with Chilean wines such as Cantavida Merlot 2011 and Cantavida Sauvignon Blanc 2012. This month's event takes place on June 20 from 6.30 to 8.30pm at the Royal Orchid Sheraton's Sambal Bar & Grill. The cost is at Bt599 per person and there's a complimentary shuttle boat service between Saphan Taksin BTS station and the hotel every half-hour. Call (02) 266 9214 or e-mail: events.rosh@sheraton.com.

So sensational

Freshen up your face this month with a So After Sun Facial Treatment at So Spa o 11th floor of Sofitel So Bangkok. You'll pay Bt2,300 per person instead of the usual Bt 3,200 per person and can enjoy the treatment anytime between 10am and 10pm. The last treatment reservation is at 9pm.

Call (02) 624 0000 or e-mail: H6835-TH2@Sofitel.com.

KOH SAMUI

Wellness of being

Until the end of June, guests of Away Spa at W Retreat Koh Samui who choose to indulge in a combined package of Themae Well Delight Body Massage (Bt 3,200) and Anti-Aging Facial (Bt 4,500) treatments will also receive a complimentary 30-minute treatment and a sauna (Bt1,600). Book your pampering session now at (077) 915 999 or e-mail: awayspa.wkohsamui@whotels.com.

Barefoot in the sand

Luxury resort Akaryn Samui Resort and Spa is celebrating its second anniversary with special offer starting at US$200 (Bt6,500) a night in an opulent pool suite. Upgrade to a Pool Suite Seaview or Pool Villa for $262 or a two-bedroom Pool Villa for $494. Additional benefits include early check in and late check out, daily a la carte breakfast, return transfers from Samui International Airport for guests who stay three nights or more, complimentary Wi-Fi and a 10-per-cent discount on all treatments at Akaryn's destination spa. The promotion is valid through July 14. Quote "Celebrate" when booking at (02) 514 8112 or e-mail: rsvn@akaryn.com.


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