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Galleria 10: The Finest 4-Star Experience Found In The Streets Of Sukhumvit

When one speaks of Sukhumvit, they usually talk about the western part of this magnificent boulevard, consisting of the Sois 1 through 63. Soi is the Thai word for street, and here all the streets that branch off from the main Sukhumvit road are referred to as Sois. The even numbered Sois are found branching off on the South-Western side, and the odd numbered Sois are on the North-Eastern side. These Soisare not frequented by those looking for traditional Thai tourist attractions but rather by those looking for quick shopping and street food. The posh streets of Sukhumvitare generally populated by expats who come to Thailand to settle down, and by Thailand’s more affluent. Also present in the area are a wide range of boutique hotels. These boutique hotels are generally the 4-star or 5-star hotels that generally play host to multinational guests and businesspeople. One among these is Galleria 10 which is considered as the best hotel in Sukhumvit and the neighbouring area, as a 4-star hotel.

The location-specific advantages of staying at Galleria 10 are enormous. It is very close to the Asok BTS Skytrain station, and so is easily connected to a lot of tourist attractions in Bangkok. What’s more, it is also located near the heart of Sukhumvit, so it is at a walkable distance from most of the restaurants and bars that surround the Sukhumvit area. It’s also located just a few minutes away from the world famous Terminal 21 mall in Bangkok. This mall houses more than 600 shops and is a paradise for shoppers. Due to the above reasons and those that are to follow, the honour of the best hotel in Sukhumvit must surely go to the Galleria 10.

The hotel itself has a wide range of rooms, and it has some great offers to help bring guests on board. Its most prestigious rooms include the club rooms, with which a guest can avail many exciting discounts and free coupons, such as a free 15 minute head spa, and free breakfast vouchers. The hotel also has some excellent dining options with some great Thai cuisine. If the guests are not particularly inclined to partake in Thai cuisine, they can visit any one of the nearby themed restaurants that offer all types of intercontinental cuisine.

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Personalized Ambience As The Key To The Success Of Boutique Hotels

The term boutique hotel was coined by Steve Rubel in the 1980’s. He used boutique hotel to describe Morgan’s property on Madison Avenue in Manhattan that has more than 10 rooms. If less than 10 rooms are being offered, a better term to be used is bed & breakfast or inn. In Thailand, boutique hotel in Sukhumvit offers a range of rooms from the comfy, cosy, classy and connecting rooms that make guests feel at home.

Boutique hotels are undoubtedly popular for today’s generation of travellers because of the more personal ambience. The property usually exudes an engaging personality which the target audience finds comfortable. Many of the more affluent travellers express their preference for boutique hotels because of its uniqueness from the uniformed staff, interior décor and food and beverage options. Hotel guests are willing to pay extra for the experience.

Boutique hotels are not quaint or old fashioned. Usually boutique hotels have been the result of renovated structures or traditional historic hotels. Some have been newly built and developed in the past 30 years with standardized features. Some are independently owned and managed while others are a part of a hotel chain. Boutique hotels that have been developed through the franchise system are more standardized with an international/local reservation system and marketing program for brand presence.

The boutique market seized the opportunity when big hotels minimized or eliminated food and beverage service. Boutique hotels developed the amenity into a feature that generated a profitable cash flow. Empty spaces in the hotel roof were transformed into rooftop cocktail bars while the pool side and garden became an exclusive dining venue.

Boutique hotels have sprouted in unattractive locations that are outside the usual tourist zones. As a result, the boutique hotel was able to offer more intimacy with more opportunity for local interaction. Levels of luxury and comfort were also increased to become more distinctive.

The stylish and modern boutique hotel in Sukhumvit is situated in the urban jungle of Bangkok. The hotel has an open concept design to create a light, cool and calming environment that effectively harmonizes with the modern and contemporary ambience of Sukhumvit.

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Bangkok Now Considered A Good Option To Reside and Invest In

No one can deny the fact that Bangkok has a lot to offer especially one of the best cuisines in the world and endless chance to shop around. The street life is quite vibrant, it offers a lot of options when it comes to elegant luxury hotels such as the hotel near PhromPhong BTS and a country rich in culture brought by the beautiful temples which are the very reasons why the country has been one of the top tourist destinations for a several decades.

In the last few years, Bangkok has transformed into something more than just a beautiful tourist spot. The metropolis is currently undergoing a growth spurt which is responsible for the decision of the government to invest more in the city by upgrading the entire country with the use of investments worth 2.2 trillion baht. Their focus is mainly to upgrade the infrastructure of the transport sector. Overall, the decision was made in order to increase the level of competitiveness of the country in terms of the international stage.

Currently, there are two airports in Thailand – the Suvarnabhumi International Airport which is dubbed as the seventh largest airport in the world and the Don Mueang International Airport. By 2029, the Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan being constructed in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region is expected to be finished. Its tracks will span 509 km and it will be the reason why Bangkok will be known as a good option for those looking for a residential city and a city to invest their money in.

These developments are also the reason why the prices of the properties in the real estate market have skyrocketed to be recorded as the highest in the history of Bangkok.

The major central business district of Bangkok, Sukhumvitwhich include main areas like PhromPhong, Asoke and Ploenchit, is now easily accessible to commuters. Guests in the city who are staying at the hotel near PhromPhong BTS can use the BTS skyrain and the MRT subway for their daily commute. This is the top spot in the city because of the existence of top restaurants and bar in Sukhumvit which can compete with Tokyo and London.

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Escape The Busy City By Visiting Greece

Greece has a lot to offer when it comes to tourists spots. One will be able to go around the islands like a local by renting their own car at a reliable company such as Flisvos. The good thing about the tourist destinations in the country compared to other countries is that there are no crowds to fight with.

You will be able to enjoy canoeing, swimming and relaxing while dining on the freshest catch of the island. You can watch as the normal day in the island passes by without having to compete with the noise of vehicles everywhere. You will be able to experience the very things that attract many tourists but you won’t have to fight with the crowd to do so.

One might think that they have visited a very remote island when in fact they are still in Crete and the island is called Loutro. It is the largest Greek islands and also the most popular with tourists. The trick in escaping the crowd is by looking for a trusted company that will book you with the most remote places where you can enjoy everything.

Loutro is located on the southwestern coast of Crete with a spectacular view. This island is less accessible compared to the ones in the north but it offers a quieter holiday. Once you have gotten you rent-a-car from Flisvos, you will be able to drive going to the beautiful Paleochora but it will take you 90 minutes to do so. The place is situated between mountains and the clear, blue sea. You have sandy beaches that go on for half a mile and you have a lot of options when it comes to taverns and restaurants which Crete is known for.

You will have to spend a week in each place, Loutro and Paleochora, in order to experience everything. If you get tired of driving around your rented car fromFlisvos, you can visit Corfu where you will have to do a lot of walking. The Corfu Trail covers the length of the island and you will be able to walk among groves of cypress and olive.

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Health Benefits Of Danang Spa Resort

There may be some point in your life where you can say that you are badly in need of rest and relaxation. You can go to a massage parlour or you can opt to book for plane tickets and at a luxurious Danang spa resort for an overall treatment to get rid of all the stresses and worries in life. There’s nothing like getting into a traditional therapeutic massage in a place where authentic traditional massage is offered. Here are some of the health benefits that you can get out of booking in a spa resort.

  • Peace of mind and isolation from the causes of your stress. When you book in a spa resort, you can enrol to a basic yoga class, get into daily health regimen aromatic therapy and other health and wellness techniques that eases the tensions of the mind and body. With the right massage approaches, your blood circulation increases including the flow of oxygen in your body. Apart from that, proper massage delivers the right nutrients to the different parts of the body and its cells.
  • Another advantage of booking in a Danang spa resort is that you can easily schedule for a wellness and treatment session that stimulates the lymphatic system. Ample stimulation of lymphatic system helps in removing toxins in the body thereby making your cells healthier. It will also promote anti-aging reactions on your cells.
  • Getting into a spa resort allows you to gain treatments that could get rid of your muscle pains and other bodily pains such as spasms in the muscles, arthritis and sciatica. A therapeutic massage is suitable for those who are physically stressed with urban activities and badly needs for the muscles to rest and rejuvenate.
  • With spa treatment including sauna allows your cells to breathe thereby giving you a glowing skin that will make you radiate.

A Danang spa resort can be in demand so it would be best to place your booking in advance especially during peak seasons. Booking in advance also allows you to gain discounts for room accommodations and other hotel services.

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Phuket’s Elephant Sanctuary: Promoting Novatel In Patong And Tourism

Elephants are considerably loveable and cute creatures. Despite their gigantic size, some elephants in the right now are used and some, even abused by both legal and illegal logging corporations and trekking industries. Nowadays, there are hundreds of animal sanctuaries in which majority of these sanctuaries are currently under fire by the public for display an unacceptable behaviour towards, mainly elephants and some, even abusing them or not giving them the proper care that these creatures deserve. Fortunately, there’s an elephant sanctuary in the island of Phuket in the Kingdom of Thailand. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is considered as a revolution to the animal tourism because of its philosophy to help elephants around the world to have a place to retire, and have a home which will rehabilitate them. If you are planning to visit the sanctuary any time soon you should consider staying at Novatel in Patong because it’s one of the best 4-star hotels in the town of Patong and you can even take advantage of the hotel’s location because it’s extremely close to the shopping district and there’s plenty of transportation choices if you want to visit the elephant sanctuary.

The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary has been attracting the attention of some of the Hollywood celebrities such as Leonardo di Carprio, Aaron Paul and even the members of the band Coldplay, who have learned about the sanctuary and eventually visited it. These celebrities have nothing but praise especially to the management of the sanctuary owing to the fact that they don’t make the elephants do some funny tricks or carrying people as they ride up the mountains. In fact, the sanctuary and its management are making sure that these elephants will be well taken care of and are comfortable while they are in their natural habitat. It’s also the goal of the sanctuary to give these elephants some dignity and the freedom to be themselves at the comfort of their natural habitat. If you are staying at Novatel in Patong Town and you are to visit the sanctuary, you will have to pay 117 US Dollars for a day visit which includes the chance to elephants do what happy elephants usually do such as: bathing themselves, scavenging for tropical fruits, tramping through the thick mud and others.

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