Five great long, glorious weekend stays for May’s long weekends
After a busy Songkran, the first we’ve been able to spend with family and friends for a few years, it’s time to have a little ‘me’ or ‘us’ time and take advantage of the plethora of extended weekends in May. It’s a wonderful time to enjoy a short getaway and remember the joys of travelling in Thailand.
Whether it’s heading to the islands to catch some sea breezes and enjoy great seafood, or heading to the beach to be pampered and escape the city, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has the right blend of destinations and activities to hit the spot and give you a long, glorious weekend that you’ll remember for a while.
Kimpton Kitalay Samui
One of Thailand’s current ‘talk of the town’ destinations, isn’t it about time you visited and discovered what you’ve been missing? The Kimpton Kitalay Samui epitomises island living and will help you reconnect with the past, as the resort conjures the romance of a village intimately connected to the sea. Villas seem to be connected to the sea, but remain intimate and private, while restaurants turn island dining into the epicenter of every visit. From the signature FishHouse beachside restaurant to the BoHo Thai lifestyle café, quality dining and drinking experiences won’t easily be forgotten at the Kimpton Kitalay Samui.
Live it up on the original holiday island: Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong
Phuket has something for all the family – and you can find it all at the Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong. The hotel boasts amazing amenities including a wellness centre to reinvigorate and refresh yourself, martial arts facilities to put you through your paces, and a rooftop pool that overlooks a magnificent view of Patong city if you want to just sit back and enjoy the view. Look further afield and Phuket can satisfy every desire: take an amazing boat trip to the famous Phi Phi Island, play golf at some of Thailand’s best golf courses, or delight in freshly-caught seafood from the Andaman sea. Whether you’re looking to rest, relax or immerse yourself into local culture and lifestyle, we promise you a unique stay at Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong.
InterContinental Pattaya Resort
Less than two hours from Bangkok, InterContinental Pattaya Resort is a tropical beach oasis that offers unsurpassed views of the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Larn (Coral Island) and beyond. The luxury five-star resort’s spacious guestrooms, suites and villas, offer all day and all night ocean views, so you can sit back and let the world pass you by. If you want a bit of nightlife the hotel’s convenient location offers easy access to Pattaya’s famous attractions, including Pattaya Floating Market and Walking Street. Or to truly relax, head to the Amburaya Spa’s six private suites, perfect for couples and individuals to enjoy signature treatments from experienced masseuses, including the Amburaya Embrace – a full-body massage that features the combination of five massage therapies for a truly relaxing experience.
Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
Did you know the Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin is Asia’s first Holiday Inn water park resort? Staying here gives you direct access from the resort to Hua Hin’s number 1 water park, and you’ll receive complimentary and unlimited access. What better way to let the kids go explore and have fun and let mum and dad relax and enjoy their holiday too. The water park is the first ecologically aware community water park in the region, and Vana Nava Hua Hin has transformed an empty plot of land into a tropical jungle, with over 200,000 plants & trees delivered from across Thailand in its 20 rai (3.2 hectares). At night, Hua Hin has some of the best seafood in Thailand, or you can head up to the Vana Nava Sky bar and just watch the night happen.
Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor – opened January 2020
Making its Asia Pacific entry in Bangkok, one of Asia’s most bustling cities, Staybridge Suites is dedicated to offering a sense of ‘home’ to guests amidst the hustle and bustle of travel. The 303-suite Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor provides a residential-style hotel experience, including a full kitchen in each suite and access to outdoor space via dedicated balconies in select suites. Inviting areas, from The Den, where guests relax and come together, to the onsen and sauna, sky pool and 24 hour fitness centre, each space is thoughtfully designed.
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