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Slow cooked beef tenderloin with Lagavulin whisky from the visit to Trisara this week of Jordi Roca, one of the renowned brothers who own and run El Celler de Can Roca restaurant in Catalonia, Spain

Phuket ResortWATCH: Amway Air Way

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
INTRODUCING a new column, Phuket ResortWATCH, in which Phuketwan will provide the lowdown on the upbeat world of resorts and clubs around Phuket, Thailand and the region.
Social notes, media alerts, club news, celebrity visits, gossip . . . Send your info to Look for Phuket ResortWATCH regularly.

Amway to Phuket or the Highway

THE month-long Amway gathering at Laguna Phuket for 15,000 is likely to open doors to an increasing number of events as China's love affair with Phuket blossoms.
Delegates are coming from all over China, with several hundred Amway event staff also coming from Hong Kong and Taiwan.

They will travel on private charter flights and Amway's Phuket ground handler is currently working with the Phuket Provincial Government on ways it can ease the flow of Amway guests into Phuket International Airport.

Amway delegates, event staff and external contractors will stay at all seven Laguna Phuket hotels. Amway VIPs will stay at Banyan Tree, with the delegates spread across Angsana, Dusit Thani and Laguna Beach Resort.

Chinese chefs are being brought out from mainland China, restaurant menus have been translated into Mandarin and several hundred Mandarin-speaking university students from Phuket and beyond will be temporarily employed by Laguna to help facilitate the event. Laguna staff have also been offered free Mandarin lessons leading up to this event.

Naka Knocks 'Em Out

After soaking in the Phuket sun and lounging on some of Thailand's most beautiful beaches, reports the JustLuxe correspondent, wash the day away in a private, open-air bathroom before slipping beneath the villas' sheer canopy beds and into the cozy comfort of 300-thread-count linens at the Naka Island Resort and Spa.

In the Family Way at Chava

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website, reveals The Chava Resort was chosen as the winner of Best Family Resort in Thailand by TripAdvisor in its 2012 Travelers' Choice awards. Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business, said: ''Recognising the best of the best based on traveler feedback and reviews, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers' Choice winners.''

Top of the Class Wins Spa Pool Stay

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is giving travel consultants the chance to win a two-night stay in a Spa Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary in Phuket. All travel experts and IATA licensed travel advisors who complete the group's recently launched Xtraordinary Travel Consultants University program between now and May 31, 2012 and successfully pass the final exam are eligible for the prize. Developed to help travel consultants better promote Banyan Tree and Angsana properties worldwide, XTC University consists of several course modules in categories such as accommodation, amenities and F&B. Travel consultants can sign up for the course on Travel Agent University's website (

Heading for the G Spot

Accor, the largest hotel operator in Asia Pacific and Thailand, announces the rebranding of Sofitel Bangkok Silom into Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, and the renaming of Pullman Pattaya Aisawan to Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.


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