Boutique Hotel nominations extended

Thailand February 12, 2014 00:00

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Boutique Hotel nominations extended
Applications for the third edition of KTC's Thailand Boutique Awards have been extended until the end of February as a way of compensating for the difficulties experienced by the public during the political uprising in Bangkok. Candidates must be boutique hotels with 3-49 units. Applications can be completed online at The winners will be announced in August. 
Great at the net
Thanks to a partnership between The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and the Singapore-based tennis coaching provider, Savitar, the resort recently launched a brand new multi-faceted Tennis Centre to serve both guests and local residents. The Tennis Centre consists of three newly-renovated outdoor floodlit synthetic grass tennis courts and one indoor court and is run internationally recognised tennis director, James Corin. A menu of tennis lessons and services is now available for everyone from beginners to semi-professionals. 
A bus to Luang Prabang
Thailand’s Transport Company Limited and Lao PDR’s Naluang Company recently introduced a new bus route No. 14 on the Loei-Sainyabuli-Luang Prabang route. The route covers an approximate distance of 395 kilometres and the journey takes around nine hours. A one-way ticket from Loei to Luang Prabang costs Bt700 (175,000 Kip) and a one-way trip between Loei and Sainyabuli is priced at Bt500.
Warm welcome for German GM
The Unique Collection of Hotels & Resorts, a Bangkok-based hotel and resort management company, has appointed Ole Rehlaender as hotel manager for the Emerald Palace Hotel and Residence@26 in Myanmar. A German national, Rehlaender graduated from the School for Operational Management in the Hospitality Industry, Dortmund, Germany. He joins the Emerald Palace Hotel and Residence@26 from his latest position as the General Manger at Amara Ocean Resort on Ngapali Beach in Myanmar.