Unique insights on the Amari lifestyle brought to you in full colour
Are you fortunate enough to be visiting Thailand during Songkran? Be sure to make the most of it as this is one of the most colourful and festive times of the year. To mark the occasion, there are an array of events to enjoy, from traditional merit making ceremonies and beauty pageants, to parades brimming with life and entertainment.
The highlight of this festival though has to be the fun-filled water fights - where thousands of residents and tourists take to the streets to drench each other in water, whether for cleansing and good luck, or just to enjoy a good time! And whilst this may seem a little off from your run-of-the-mill holiday, the Thai Lunar New Year celebrations is an experience you will not soon forget. To ensure you are well prepared, we bring you our top 8 Songkran survival tips:
So there you have it, everything you could possibly need for the Songkran festivities. Get prepared and most importantly, have fun and enjoy yourself!Sawasdee Pee Mai!
Arts for The Planet was first launched in 2010 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. This year, we are delighted to be holding The Third Annual Arts for The Planet Competition.
The event aims to inspire critical thinking about environmental responsibility by engaging Thai youths through art.
Students from primary school, junior high school, high school and equivalent learning institutions in Bangkok, Central and Southern Thailand have been invited to take part in this year’s contest with winners enjoying scholarships and a variety of valuable prizes.
Peter Henley, President and Chief Executive Officer of ONYX Hospitality Group said of the competition:
“ONYX is extremely proud to take this project into its third year as part of our CSR initiatives, to demonstrate our dedication to the environment and the education of Thai children. The event also aims to help with development of Thai youth by providing them a platform for their creativity and artistic skills. We are very excited to see how they respond to this year’s theme; ‘Colouring the Future.’”
180 paintings will be available for sale at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from 14 - 23 September 2012. All proceeds will go to the ONYX Hospitality Group Foundation in support of “Baht for a Better Life”, an education program for underprivileged children in Thailand.
Our partner this year is Sakura Products (Thailand) Co., LTD. this year ensures the continuous process of the project.
*Paintings in this post were created by the winners and runner-ups of The Second Annual Arts for The Plantet Competition 2011
Amari Watergate Bangkok wins Lonely Planet's Best Value Hotel International in the world award for 2012.
Announced at the recent annual Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2012, the ‘Best Value Hotel International’ award is given to budget, mid-range or luxury hotels that reader’s feel gives them the most value for money. It was a tough category and our hotel managed to beat great competition from as far as the US, the UK, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
Why Lonely Planet readers chose Amari Watergate Bangkok
A few words from our General Manager, Mr. Pierre Andre Pelletier“It’s a great honour and privilege to win an accolade from the world's largest travel guide and digital media publisher. What makes this award more special is that it was a Reader’s Choice Award, nominated by real people. We hope that traveller’s from India will be influenced by this endorsement and look forward to welcoming them soon”. Congratulations Amari Watergate Bangkok!
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