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Travel News – December 2013

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The travel news for this December are gladness of 3 luxury hotel for their prize: Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, and Anantara Bophut Koh Samui. And a good new from Emirates.

Dusit Thani Hua Hin Wins a World Luxury Award
MARINIQUE TRUTER and VICTOR SUKSEREEDusit Thani Hua Hin was named the World Luxury Diplomatic Hotel 2013 by the World Luxury Awards in recognition of its success in hosting numerous high-ranking royal and government figures during the previous 12 months.

This is the second time the hotel earned the much sought-after accolade, and the fifth consecutive year that Dusit Thani Hua Hin scooped up a World Luxury Hotel Award. Finalists and winners of the World Luxury Hotel Awards are selected by travel industry experts and professionals from across the globe.

In the photo, Dusit Thani Hua Hin’s general manager, Victor Sukseree, receives the coveted “gong” from Marinique Truter, executive manager of the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Named '2013 Best Hotel in the World' by The Times UK
MOBKK AUTHORS LNG 01The legendary 137-year-old Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok was recently voted the “2013 Best Hotel in the World” by readers of The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Sunday Times Magazine, U.K., recently.

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok clinched the top spot for its “first-class service, elegant suites and sumptuous food,” the last of which is available at the hotel’s nine restaurants.

“We are delighted to receive this accolade. It serves to motivate and encourage our entire team to continue to strive for the service excellence for which we are renowned,” said General Manager Amanda Hyndman.

Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Reopens After THB 170 Million Facelift
Anantara Bophut Full Moon Restaurant low resAnantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa has reopened, welcoming travellers through its grand arched entrance, following an extensive THB 170 million renovation.

The ever-popular resort on Thailand’s Bophut Beach on the island of Koh Samui has tropical gardens designed by Bill Bensley, which complement the charms of Fisherman’s Cove, southern Thai architecture that reflects the local cultural heritage, and world-class amenities enhanced by Anantara’s unique design touches.

According to Anantara Bophut’s general manager, Manish Jha, the seven-month renovation was designed to remodel the existing rooms and public spaces and introduce new facilities to reinforce the resort’s hallmark charms.

Emirates Links Dubai and Bangkok Six Times a Day with Two A380 Flights
Emirates links Dubai and Bangkok six times a dayEmirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has increased its capacity between Dubai and Bangkok with a sixth daily non-stop service that started on October 27, 2013.

“Emirates’ sixth daily service to Bangkok launches on the same day as the start of our second daily Airbus A380 service to the city, demonstrating the importance of Thailand to the airline,” said Barry Brown, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, Commercial Operations East.

“Emirates’ newest service will connect passengers from Thailand perfectly with our morning departures from Dubai onto a vast network of European and American destinations, or for an ideal start of a working day in Dubai,” said Jabr Al-Azeeby, Emirates’ manager for Thailand and Indochina.