Marriott International partners with Singapore artist collective Ripple Root for an optimistic piece of art
Your smile travels a thousand miles, they say.
Marriott International is tipping its hat to thousands of its associates and guests through a new commissioned piece of art from Singaporean art collective Ripple Root. Marriott is dubbing the campaign “Your Smile Travels a Thousand Miles” to reflect the creation process, which apparently involved Ripple Root examining stories and images of guests who have stayed at the hotel over the previous year.
Ripple Root, which was part of Sotheby’s first-ever online auction this year, is well-known in the region for their bold use of colors, defined strokes and playful patterns. This specific piece depicts a group of Marriott associates from across APAC, all from diverse backgrounds, who share a similarly radiant smile. The piece is anchored by botanical forms, like tree branches, which are meant to symbolize flourishing hope for the New Year.
From now until Jan 6, 2021, guests can see the original piece at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, while digital versions of the art will be found across Marriott International locations in Asia-Pacific.
The hotel is also inviting guests to share “What makes them smile in 2020, and where would you like to travel in 2021” to the Marriott Bonvoy Asia Pacific Facebook page from now until Dec. 23 to enter a travel giveaway.
To Date, associates from Marriott hotels in APAC have volunteered 85,000 hours of community service, such as supporting nearly 1,000 frontline workers in Wuhan with accommodation during that city’s harsh battle with the virus. In Bangkok, 25 hotels used linen and uniforms to produce 4,800 face masks for local charities when there was a global shortage.
Siam Center is taking a bit of a break from the whole holiday season madness with a pop-up store that will tickle your fancy if you are into cutesy Japanese cartoons. Usagyuuun is a white rabbit of unknown origin that bounces through life with a permanent smile on its face, which it stuff with delicious food as often as it can. The cartoon itself is more of a branding mechanism to sell merch, which you can see a bunch of here, but it also makes for good pop-up shop fodder.
From now until Jan 31, there will be a Usagyuun pop-up at Siam Center as part of a global initiative that sees malls all over the world construct similar stores over the same time frame. The local pop-up shop here will sell all of the beloved goodies that Usagyuun fans usually have to purchase online, and will include some sweet treats like “Very Happy Cake”, “Chocolate Lava” and “Swiss Roll Vanilla Rainbow Macarons” if you feel the urge to feast like Usagyuun. You can find the shop at the Atrium 1, G Floor.
The pop-up is part of a larger event called “Siam Center Celebrates Play to the Full 2021”. There is more to the event than a damn-near ecstatic rabbit, there are also some activities put on by Siam Center. There are several displays throughout the mall meant to act as photo backdrops of sorts, as well as LED sculptures and special Christmas tress to feed you feed.
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Italian-Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco has teamed up with Capella Hotels and Resorts to launch a new signature venture on the banks of the Chao Phraya River: Côte. The theme of the venue is “Riveria on the River”, basically alluding to a nine-course “Carte Blanche” tasting menu that mixes French Riviera and Italian Liguria cuisine together. There are also, smaller, three-, four-, and five-course tasting menus alongside a la carte offerings.
The joint in Bangkok will have its own culinary team, but with direct oversight from chef Mauro on big-picture aspects of the food and experience. One of the people on that team is Davide Garavaglia, a former Chef de Cuisine of Mirazur — Mauro’s breakout restaurant in France that ranked number one in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 and currently holds three Michelin stars.
Like most venues these days, Côte is making good use of Thai ingredients despite the fact the culinary traditions don’t overlap that much—so there are moments when you will taste the familiar flavors of ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime and pomelo. However, the team says produce will be sourced “day by day” and the set-menu will be more fluid than the name implies. Part of that diversity comes from ‘Green House’ where the culinary staff also grows more than 100 different kinds of herbs for use in the kitchen.
Côte by Mauro Colagreco, 2/F, Capella Bangkok, 02-098-3888. Open Wed-Sun noon-2pm, 6-10pm.
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02-098-3888.
Siam Center has always been one of the go-to places around Siam BTS for younger crowds looking to get their fashion fix. Now, a whole host of the city’s leading fashion design brands are launching their Fall/Winter 2020 collections, or are releasing special collaborations with other well-known Thai brands for one-off lines.
There are too many brands and items to cover in a single story, but a lot of the names on the list are ones you will recognize if you are into the fashion scene here. Expect some of the leading fashion design brands in Thailand to take part, like Tube Gallery, Q Design And Play, iCONiC, Senada, Leisure Projects, Rotsaniyom, Pattric Boyle, THEATER, along with PONY STONE and KanapotAunsorn from The Wonder Room.
One of the more interesting launches come from a collaboration between Tube Gallery and Belgian painter Christian Develter. The two have teamed up for the “Develter X Tube Gallery Resortwear 2020” collection, which draws inspiration from the artist’s work in the form of patterns fused with his signature style of portraiture.
Another interesting line is the new “Stronger than Yesterday” Fall/Winter 2020 collection from Thai-owned brand Q Design and Play. We’re not sure if the name is a nod to the horrible year that has been 2020, but the line focuses heavily on screen printing techniques to place logos and other encouraging messages on oversized shirts. The line also extends to include other garments, like masks and wrap skirts.
That’s only a small taste of what’s on offer, but if you want to see more of the new collections you can go to Siam Center, visit the OneSiam Chat & Shop on Line (@OneSiam) or shop at Siam Center’s virtual mall on Lazada.
Planning the splurge this coming holiday season? Maybe on that sorely needed vacation before we trek along into 2021? Marriott International has just struck a deal with Krungthai that should be up your alley then. As of right now, all KTC card holders will benefit from 0-percent interest rates when booking accommodations at Marriott properties (minimum spend is B3,000) and can spread those payments over three, six or 10-month payment plans. The deal applies to over 30 Marriott locations around Thailand — you can get the full list of participating locations here.
On top of this, there are some additional promotions for KTC card holders at Marriott properties.
Accommodation Offer: Up to 40-percent off stays at Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort and Le Meridien Chiangmai valid until Dec 31, 2020.
Buffet Promotion: Up to 35-percent off hotel dining at JW Marriott Bangkok, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, and The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, valid until Dec 30, 2020.
Dine & Stay Promotion: Up to 50-percent off hotel dining and a free night stay* at JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, and Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, valid until Mar 31, 2021.
Wedding Promotion: Earn up to THB 8,000 in cash back per credit card per month when booking wedding packages at participating Marriott's hotels and resorts in Thailand. Earn THB 400 cash back for every wedding package payment of THB 50,000 until Mar 31, 2021.
It’s almost the end of the year (thank god), and you know what that means: hospitality promotions coming out the wazoo. This holiday season and into the New Year, luxury hotel Trisara Phuket is launching a boatload of special dinners, promotions and events to keep you excited (but also relaxed, because let’s be honest you are on vacation) when it comes time to escape Bangkok this December.
From Dec 24 to Jan 3, there will be nine different events or promotions happening at the hotel. Some of them are single, one-off events, while others last the whole 10 days. Some of the highlights include special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners at PRU, Phuket’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. There are also excursions to the local organic farm where PRU sources many of its ingredients, as well as beach barbecues and New Year’s day brunches to keep that Champagne flowing long past the fireworks. There is also a Japanese omakase night as well if you are into high-wire sushi and nigiri.
The best part is that the hotel recently opened its newly finished cabanas on its private beachfront. The location makes it super easy to jump out of the cabanas and hop straight onto a sunset cruise or enjoy the beachside feasts. Parents can pamper themselves at the Jara Wellness spa while the kids enjoy time at the Kid’s Club.
Trisara is an award-winning luxury private pool villa and residences resort situated on a private bay in northern Phuket, Trisara features Michelin-star dining and unparalleled service, making this the ideal venue to celebrate end-of-year festivities with family and friends. The exciting Festive Season offerings have been especially curated to provide guests plenty of enchanting dining and entertainment options during their stay.
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