Continued Demand For Condo Units In Bangkok

This 2018, it is expected that there will be continued demand for the latest condominium that were opened to the public this year. Demand is especially higher in three hotspots – Charan Sanitwong, Thong Lor and Phaya Thai. Many are looking forward to the number of projects that are set to open in these areas. These condos are ideal for those staying long-term in Bangkok while a 4 star hotel in Sukhumvit will suffice for those who are staying for only a few days.

Colliers International Thailand is a property consultant firm in Thailand. Its research department’s senior manager is Phattarachai Taweewong and according to him Greater Bangkok will welcome an even higher number of condo units. In the previous year, there was a recorded 58,424 units while this year around 60,000 units will be launching.

He added that developers are set to build and launch more condo projects because they are confident with the current state of the property market in Thailand. They find great potential in locations that are close to the recently completed mass transit system. While things are not picking up so fast on the lower end of the market, there is good news for those that belong in the middle and upper end of the sector as they are deemed to continue being healthy.

The highest number of condo units to be launched is in Thong Lor as there are around 3,300 units available from 11 different projects. The minimum price is quite high because of the prime land costs in the area thus every square meter will cost 250,000 baht.

These new condominiums are developed by listed companies like Ananda and Land & House. Ananda is planning to launch a condo located at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 38 while Land & Houses project is located at the entrance and across Soi Thong Lor.

Sansiri’s future project is to be located in Sukhumvit Soi 34 with a total land area of 495 wah purchased for 332.7 illion baht from its previous owner Prasarttong-Osoth family’s  Bangkok Sky Sukhumvit 34 Co. As more developers are investing into condos, others are buying a 4 star hotel in Sukhumvit because of its potential in revenue.


Dining In Class When In Bangkok

In Thailand, food and fashion are the perfect match. It is not surprising that a number of top designers in the country decided to devote their talent into the kitchen after conquering the catwalk. One good example is Bhanu Inkawat who started Greyhound. Another example is Polpat Asavaprapa who is known as Asava’s founder as well as designer. He is currently busy with his restaurant called Sava Dining which was launched in 2016 in EmQuartier. Ever since the launch, it has gathered the attention of people who are hoping to dine in class. This is also the go-to place of VIPs at a hotel near EmQuartier because it is the best place to dress up and dine.

The restaurant can be found inside the Helix Building on the sixth level. The Sava Dining Restaurant represents the fashion brand of the owner with its blue and navy color theme. The passion of the owner is evident because classic elements are mixed with the latest trends. This was attested by Polpat because according to him he is the same way either planning for his restaurant or creating a new design for his Asava clothing line.

Polpat said that it is his aim to give the restaurant a luxurious vibe and surprise the diners with the comfort food served. In terms of fashion, he admitted that he is not fond of showy designs while in food he is more inclined with those thatare authentic tasting. He describes his restaurant as simple yet not that easy and their signature which is the element of fascination is ever present.

He shared their dish of the year which is the Sen Yai Pad Kua Kling worth 320 baht. This is a tribute to Thais who love noodles and for him who is also fond of noodles. The dish is made with a homemade spicy sauce using chili local and foreign spices.

Locals and tourists at a hotel near EmQuartier should not miss visiting Sava Dining. One of the restaurant’s best seller dishes is the roasted lamb worth 850 baht. Their salad known as the Sava Dining Tuna Salad worth 290 baht is also worth trying.


Thailand Research Expects More Chinese Tourist Arrivals

According to TRF or Thailand Research Fund’s director, Suthipun Jitpimolmard, there will be a gradual increase in the number of Chinese tourists that is arriving in Thailand. In 2009, the number was only 770,000, in 2016 it reached over 8.3 million and last year it has surpassed more than 9.8 million. This is good news for the hospitality department of the country including Bangkok boutique hotel because of the high rate of bookings.

Since the number of tourists coming to the local communities is expected to rise especially in the northern part, it is important more than ever for the country to understand their behavior and have a more improve logistics systems to utilize.

It is expected that in the years to come, Chinese visitors will be the number one source of market for tourists in Thailand. According to predictions, in 2020 there will be around 40 million tourists coming to the country and 12 million of them will be from China.

Based on the predictions made by the Tourism Authority of Thailand together with private sector, the number of tourists coming from mainland China will reach over 10 million for 2018. Majority of these tourists will be staying in local areas because of the tourism campaigns conducted by the government.

Mr. Suthipun said that in 2018 over 154 million of tourists from China will be travelling to foreign countries and it is expected that Thailand will continue to be the top destination for Chinese travelers.

He added that many Chinese are coming to Chiang Mai province due to Lost In Thailand, a Chinese movie that gained popularity in the country which aired in 2012. The film featured locations such as Chiang Mai and other areas in Thailand. A number of tourist attractions have been shown in the film which resulted to a flock of tourists.

Aside from local destinations, the capital remains to be an attraction for tourist. Accommodations such as Bangkok boutique hotel are happy with the number of guests booking with them, both in tour packages and individual tourists, which maintain their presence in the hotel and tourism industry.

By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Hotel

Advantages Of Booking In A Family Residence In Pattaya

There are several advantages in choosing a family residence in Pattaya if you are going to the island for a relaxing holiday. If you are going on a vacation, it would be best not to skimp on your choices since you are not going on a holiday regularly. Although you can book your accommodation on a regular hotel room, you can get more out of the experience if you would choose to stay in a family residence instead. Here are some of its advantages.

Homey amenities

A family residence is generally equipped with furnished kitchen, dining tables and chairs, living area and a room or number of rooms. This gives you the feeling like you are still at home even if you are away. You can still cook your family their favourite dishes or prepare their comfort food. You can enjoy reading or even do your work-related stuff at the lounge chair or at the residence’s comfy sofa.

Panoramic view

One of the best features of family residence in Pattaya is the panoramic view it offers. There are residences that features private balcony where you can enjoy the sleepy view of the ocean or watch the sunset in the afternoon. Choose a family residence that offers open corner window for you to take in the beauty of the mountains and seas that surround the area.

Modern facilities

Choose a family residence that offer ultimate style and comfort through the amenities found in every unit. You can find luxury residence that offers Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), free Wi-Fi access, sleek Jacuzzi, USB charger and charging ports for electronic gadgets and other features that support contemporary lifestyle. It would also be best if the residence uses electronic key card for room access for safety reasons.

More affordable

Compared to booking two separate rooms, a family residence in Pattaya is more affordable and cheaper. You also get to stay with your family or your group in one area making it easier for you to check on them and enjoy their company. To lower your expenses, book in advance or at least 30 days prior to your arrival.


Qatar Airways Operating In Chiang Mai, Pattaya To Follow

On December 13, Qatar Airways celebrated the launched of its new route between Doha and Chiang Mai. The service route is direct and non-stop. For its very first flight, there was a traditional salute conducted known as the water cannon. Guests from Doha staying at Pattaya 4 star hotel will be glad to know that the airline is planning to release a new route going to the city soon.

The new route of Qatar Airways will be flying from Doha to Chiang Mai and vice-versa four times every week. The flight time will take only more than six hours.

Jassim bin Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, the minister of Transport and Communications in Qatar, said that the pilot flight to the historic city of Chiang Mai is an additional proof that there is a stronger relation between the Kingdom of Thailand and the State of Qatar.

He added that he is proud with Qatar Airways because the airline is now operating in four different places in the kingdom. They are already planning to launch their fifth location in the country which is in Pattaya and set to start in January. He also said that they cannot underestimate the fact that the flight support between the two countries was able to improve the trade, tourism as well as business in both nations. They are happy to celebrate along with the locals in Chiang Mai for another milestone.

Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive of Qatar Airways Group, said that Thailand is becoming more popular among travellers coming from his home country.

The new route is only a proof that there is higher demand in terms of high quality destinations for holiday makers, most especially the Far East region.

Holiday goers coming from Chiang Mai and travelling to Doha, a high-tech hub, will be able to take connecting flights going to 150 different destinations in the world. Baker also added that starting January 28, travellers booked with Pattaya 4 star hotel will be happy to know that they are opening a route from Doha to Pattaya and vice-versa. The service in Chiang Mai is only seasonal and will be operation between December 12 and May and will return for the winter season in October of 2018.

By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Hotel

Advantages Of Booking At Hotel Near Central Rama 9

There are several reasons why it would be advantageous to book in a hotel near Central Rama 9 in Bangkok, Thailand. For one, you can easily find a lot of hotels in the area. You can have various choices and pick one that suits your budget. Whether you are looking for a five star hotel or a comfortable one within your budget, you will never run out of options in Bangkok. To get the type of accommodation that fits your preference, place your bookings in advance especially if you are visiting Bangkok during tourist season. Here are some of the reasons why you should find a hotel near Central Rama 9.

Nearby shopping venues

If you are visiting Thailand for leisure and shopping purposes, then look for a hotel that is conveniently located near big shopping malls such as Esplanade shopping mall, Central Plaza, Fortune IT mall and many others. This way, you no longer have to spend so much on transportation and it will not take so much of your time to get from one point to another. Aside from huge shopping malls, there are other shopping attractions when you book in a hotel near Central Rama 9 such as night markets and local markets with cheap commodities.

Access to transportation

By booking in a hotel at the centre of Bangkok, you can easily access to various forms of transportation such as Bangkok’s subway or their MRT and their skytrain or BTS. Aside from that, when you stay in a downtown hotel, you can easily find a local transportation that could get you to your destinations or you can even walk around on foot. This way, not only will you save money, you also get to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bangkok.

Accessible location

When you book in a hotel near Central Rama 9, in just around 45 minutes, you can get to the Suvarnabhumi International Airport or from the airport to your hotel. You would also be a few minute drive or walk to different embassies and natural parks including other attractions. Book ahead to avail of discounts upon booking confirmation.


Interesting Things To Do While In Hotels In Burma

People search and book for hotels in Burma for different reasons. There are those who are visit Myanmar for business purposes while there are those who travel to Myanmar to enjoy a holiday. No matter what your reasons may be for visiting Myanmar, it would be best to book in a hotel that offers accommodation that is comparable with international hotels from advanced countries. There are so many things that you can do in Myanmar and even in the hotel where you are going to stay. Here are some exciting things that you can do while booked in a Burmese hotel.

Get into day tours                              

Myanmar, former Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia with a lot of interesting sights and sounds. You will find gigantic pagodas and ancient, rustic temples that will surely mesmerize you. You can also shop from their huge shopping malls with affordable merchandise. In fact, some of the ready to wear items such as clothing materials sold in the US and Europe are made in Myanmar with all its manufacturing companies. Find out if the hotel offers day tour around Yangon and its nearby towns.

Check thefitness gym

If you are a health buff or you just want to remain healthy as you travel, find out which among the hotels in Burma has a state-of-the-art fitness gym that you can enjoy for free. Most contemporary hotels in Myanmar has a fitness centre and treatment spa that you visit while in the hotel. Check from the hotel or visit their gallery to determine the services that you can get for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Utilize in-house amenities

Booking in one of the luxury and contemporary hotels in Burma is one of the aspects that would make your holiday in the area more enjoyable. Pick a hotel where you will never run out of things to do. Find out if the hotel has a swimming pool, café, lounge bar, entertainment rooms and other facilities for your enjoyment. Find out if there are hotel amenities that you can use for free or services and meals that are discounted.

By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Hotel