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BANGKOK: Downtown deluxe

The five-star Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok invites guest to stay longer and save more with its new "Leisure for Longer" packages.

You'll enjoy 20-per-cent off the best flexible rates when booking 3 nights or more and also receive daily buffet breakfast and high-speed Internet. The rate per night for a Deluxe Room is Bt4,032 and a Grand Deluxe Room goes for Bt4,752. A minimum three night's stay is required. Call (02) 204 4000 or e-mail: rsvn@grandmillenniumskv.com.

Eating for the boys

The ancient Japanese traditions associated with Tango-no-Sekku or Kodomonohi, otherwise known as Boys' Festival, are being celebrated until Monday at the Okura Prestige Bangkok's Yamazato restaurant where chef Shigeru Hagiwara is creating special lunch and dinner menus to celebrate the festival. The special set lunch is priced at Bt800 and features such traditional dishes as sesame tofu with mugwort and okra and seared bonito Tosa-style. The celebration Kaiseki set dinner, which includes boiled salmon and deep-fried figs; is priced at Bt 3,000. The children's set menu costs Bt350. Call (02) 687 9000 or e-mail: yamazato@okurabangkok.com.

KOH KOOD

Grapes of luxury

Wine lovers from Asia and beyond will convene at Soneva Kiri Koh Kood over May 29 and June 1 for a long weekend of sipping, savouring and learning at the table of a modern master - Hong Kong-based Asia Tatler wine editor James Suckling. Guests will sit down to the Italian Wine Collectors dinner, view the documentary "’Cannubi: A Vineyard Kissed by God", join the seminar: How to Taste Like a Wine Critic, enjoy a picnic on Koh Rang and dinner under the stars at Soneva’s observatory. The price starts at US$3,600. Call (039) 619 800 or e-mail: reservations-kiri@soneva.com.

PHUKET

Fun for all the family

A family holiday on the beach at Karon is a whole lot more affordable with the Family Fun package being offered by Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. Available through October 31 and priced at Bt35,500, the package includes five nights in a Deluxe Ocean Facing room for two adults and two children, daily breakfast, and complimentary lunch or dinner at Mare or Cove restaurants and other benefits. Conditions apply. Check out www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com/package/familyfunphuket.

KOH SAMUI

Par for the course

Tee off in style with the Hansar Samui's Golf Package. The offer is available until December 19 with rates starting from Bt36,500, depending on room types and seasons. The package includes three nights for two persons in a Sea view or Sea view XL, private airport transfers, green fee for 18 holes at Santiburi Golf Club for two golfers including golf cart and caddie and more. Call (077) 245 511 or e-mail: reservation@hansarsamui.com.

Osakan opportunities

Krungthai Card launches its new Exclusive Osaka, Fly Well, Eat Well" campaign inviting cardholders to enjoy three nights' accommodation at Crowne Plaza ANA Osaka, return flights on Thai Airways as well as experience one of Japan's top three festivals: "Aoi Matsuri". The package is priced at Bt59,900. Members are entitled to 4 times the Royal Orchid Plus Miles. Reservation can be made until Monday for travel between May 13 and 18. Call the KTC World Travel Service Centre at (02) 665 5530 or visit www.KTCWorld.co.th.


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