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Oct
22

Phuket New Years

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Phuket New Years with Paris Hilton

One Night in Bangkok or is it New years eve in Phuket as Paris Hilton was in town to endorse Sydictive Element Phuket New Year’s party.

Now this might be something great for Phuket as the party is going to be held in the up market beach area of Surin with apparently a floating stage on the Ocean. Is that a first for Phuket?

Whatever happens this is great news for Phuket and Hilton went on to say ““I believe you should live every day to its fullest, filled with fun and laughter. This time, Sydictive is going to make that so easy and I’m proud to be a part of it,” Hilton who made a small speech announcing the official lineup artists which include LMFAO, Dash Berlin, MSTRKRFT, Ken Ishii, Tiga, and Marco V.

You can read the full report here at Coconuts Bangkok and for sure full details will be announced soon of ticket prices and other details to asist with booking.

Today news and Party launch took place at Central world’s rooftop Zense Panoramic restaurant, with a pyrotechnic display and numerous Thai celebrities including Woody Milintachinda in attendance.

So what are you planning to do for the New Year? It certainly looks like Phuket is fast becoming a Hi So place to go and with the likes of Paris Hilton bring promotion that can only mean one thing.

 

Oct
14

Ironman Champions

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Ironman Champions

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii , Oct. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — New Ironman champions were crowned as Pete Jacobs (AUS) and Leanda Cave (GBR) overtook a challenging, world-class field under difficult conditions at the 2012 IRONMAN World Championship presented by myList. Jacobs, who finished second at last year’s race, captured his first IRONMAN World Championship title. Finishing in 8:18:37, the Australian ran his way to the title after beginning the marathon more than seven minutes behind Marino Vanhoenacker , who led off the bike. An Australian has claimed the men’s title at the last six consecutive IRONMAN World Championship races. Cave had a solid race from start to finish and overcame surges by multiple competitors throughout the run to secure her first IRONMAN World Championship title, crossing the line in 9:15:54.

Ironman Champion Leanda Cave

Jacobs excelled over an impressive men’s field that included last year’s third place finisher Andreas Raelert (DEU), Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) and last year’s champion Craig Alexander (AUS). Andy Potts (USA ) exited the water first for the second year in a row, but Vanhoenacker (BEL), Sebastian Kienle (DEU) and Jacobs established themselves through the lava fields of the bike course with the Belgian and German ultimately pulling away just before the turn-around in Hawi . Kienle got a flat tire, leaving Vanhoenacker to lead the way into T2 with the lead. He held his position for almost 16 miles of the run until Jacobs, who posted last year’s fastest run-split, made the pass to take the lead.  The rest of the race was a dash to the finish as the Aussie secured the title in convincing fashion.

“It still hasn’t sunk in, it’s all a bit surreal how it happened,” Jacobs said after the race. “I was confident heading into the race that I could do it, and I just still can’t believe it finally happened.”
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The great news for Phuket is that Cave is scheduled to race this December at the Laguna Phuket Ironman. The full story is here Cave, an ITU World Long Distance Champion, has been hitting peak form in the run-up to Kona and today has proved her fitness.

Laguna Phuket Ironman race will now be awesome, despite an indifferent start to the year that followed a spectacular end to her 2011 season when she recorded a third-place finish at the Ironman World Championship, a win at Ironman 70.3 Miami, runner-up finish at the ITU World Long Distance Championship in Las Vegas and her first Ironman title in Arizona. Cave can now look forward to  a thrilling duel with 2011 Ironman 70.3 World Champion and defending Laguna Phuket 70.3 Champion Melissa Hauschildt of Australia and fellow Australian Belinda Granger and a field of other top pros on the first weekend in December.

Oct
11

Phuket Boutique Resort, Sala Expands

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Phuket Boutique Resort

SALA diversifies

Three new sala boutique brand properties in Thailand

Phuket Boutique Resort, SALA Resorts and Spas is excited to announce a major company expansion with 3 new properties in the sala boutique brand due to open in the next 6 months: sala lanna, Chiang Mai (Dec 2012), sala rattanakosin, Bangkok (Jan 2013) and sala ayutthaya, Ayutthaya (April 2013). These new hideaways & retreats join the hugely popular sala khao yai, the flagship of the sala boutique brand; the well known SALA Samui Resort & Spa and SALA Phuket Resort & Spa complete the SALA portfolio.

Sala lanna Chiang Mai, opening in December, is conveniently located along the popular east bank of the Ping River, just a short walk to many of Chiang Mai’s enjoyable tourist attractions, bustling street markets and historical sites, which date back to the renowned Lanna Kingdom. This relaxing escape is just a short 5-minute ride from the famous Chiang Mai night market. Many of the 16 rooms have beautiful river views, including the 2-bedroom ping riverview pool suite, destined to become one of Chiang Mai’s premier accommodations. Guests will be able to experience two exciting dining options; the river – a romantic all day dining cafe that subtly transforms into an evening wine bar and bistro, and italia, Chiang Mai’s engaging new Italian dining experience.

Sala rattanakosin Bangkok, named for the current Thai Kingdom of Rattanakosin, is set to debut in January 2013. This boutique retreat is conveniently located in Bangkok’s old city, within walking distance to numerous Thai tourist attractions and historical sites. sala rattanakosin will feature 17 stylish rooms and suites, most with spectacular views of the mighty Chao Phraya River, the inspiring Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and also the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho). sala rattanakosin also be home to the river, one of Bangkok’s most romantic riverfront dining experiences and the roof lounge, an exciting rooftop bar with dramatic views of the Chao Phraya River and the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

Sala ayutthaya, located on the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Ayutthaya, just a short drive from Bangkok, will launch in April 2013. Guests will enjoy discovering and exploring the many historical sites and ancient ruins of the former Siamese Kingdom of Ayutthaya, founded in 1350. This historical haven, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers 27 guest rooms and suites, many with beautiful river and temple views. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, art gallery and the river, certain to be one of Ayutthaya’s most popular bars and restaurants.

Brian Moodie, Chief Operating Officer for SALA, remarks, “We are thrilled to be expanding our sala boutique branded properties in these cultural Thai cities, all of which have important historical significance to Thailand. These retreats, escapes and getaways, in addition with the flagship – sala khao yai – are the ideal enhancements to the beach resorts & spas SALA owns and operates in Samui and Phuket.”

For more information related to media, please contact marketing@salaresorts.com

Phuket Boutique Resort

Sala Phuket is a real Phuket Boutique Resort and well worth a vists if only to sample the excellent dinning and beach side views.


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