This April, Accor is inviting Thai residents to celebrate the Songkran Festival in style with an inspiring overseas vacation across Asia Pacific. Thailand’s New Year holiday provides an opportunity to feel fully refreshed for the year ahead and withwith ALL – Accor Live Limitless, revitalising escapes can be experienced in many dream destinations, including Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam.
Explore Hong Kong’s captivating countryside
One of the world’s most iconic cities, Hong Kong is famous for its high-rise skyline and sparkling harbour. Outside the urban centre however, this destination is blessed with rugged countryside, diverse wildlife and endless ocean views. Get back to nature with an invigorating walk along scenic trails, and scale the 268 steps to Lantau Island’s 34-metre-high Tian Tan Buddha – a serene and deeply spiritual experience.
During their stay, guests will feel a sense of harmony at The Park Lane Hong Kong – A Pullman Hotel, a contemporary oasis located in vibrant Causeway Bay, which features a wealth of world-class facilities, including a 27th floor rooftop restaurant which overlooks Victoria Harbour. ibis Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan also frames stunning views of Hong Kong’s famous harbour from its position in the heart of Sheung Wan. Guests can grab a coffee from the lobby before taking a short ride into the city – as a tram stop is located right outside the hotel.
Meditate in nature in New Zealand
Meditation is a wonderful way to achieve inner peace. Simply head out and find the perfect place to unwind, away from the crowds. The breath-taking landscapes around Auckland, such as Mokoroa Falls, Mount Eden and Shakespear Regional Park, will let every guest reconnect with nature and find their own sense of serenity.
Pullman Auckland Hotel & Apartments rises above the hustle and bustle while inducing a sense of calm, with naturally-inspired interiors and five-star services, including a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, Luxe Spa, sauna, steam room and a high-tech fitness centre. Mercure Auckland Queen Street embraces the city’s vibrant local culture with its eye-catching interiors, colourful wall murals and artworks. The Lone Star restaurant showcases homegrown New Zealand cuisine and drinks with a casual vibe.
Seek blessings in Singapore
Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and Waterloo Street provides a focal point for multiple faiths to come and worship. Beautifully crafted and almost 140 years old, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in the Lion City and attracts many Thai devotees at this auspicious time of year.
Pullman Singapore Orchard is one of the city’s newest hotels. Situated on Orchard Road, the famous retail hub, this stylish hotel features diverse dining and social venues such as a glasshouse restaurant and P.S.O. Beach Club, with cabanas and a swim-up bar. Located in the heritage district of Jalan Besar, the locally inspired Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt is surrounded by traditional shop-houses, specialty coffee shops, boutique cafés and urban artworks, allowing travellers to discover the rich history of Singapore. The rooftop pool is an ideal vantage point for guests to enjoy and soak in the unique streetscape below.
Be revived in Seoul’s heavenly hot springs
Mineral-rich waters bubble under the surface of South Korea’s vibrant capital city, creating outstanding opportunities for visitors seeking a revitalising wellness break. Seoul is home to a series of “jimjilbangs” (Korean bathhouses), such as Woori Yuhwang Spa, where bathers can soothe their bodies in strong alkaline waters heated to over 25 degrees Celsius and featuring high levels of healing sulphur.
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae lets guests uncover the ancient and modern wonders of Korean culture. Located in Hongdae, a district renowned for attracting Seoul’s younger crowd and vibrant spirit, this hotel showcases its design through a series of trendy art pieces and murals. ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong puts travellers in the city’s main retail district, close to Cheongyecheon Stream. At an affordable price point, guests can stay in well-designed comfortable rooms, workout at the gym and admire panoramic city views from the rooftop restaurant and bar.
Visit the world’s biggest Buddhist temple in Indonesia
Nested in the volcanic hills of Central Java, Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. This makes it an unmissable part of the travel itinerary. Dating from back to the 9th Century, this spectacular landmark houses over 500 Buddha statues and has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Grand Mercure Yogyakarta Adi Sucipto is conveniently situated near the airport and only a 45 minutes’ drive from Borobudur. After discovering the city’s cultural heritage, travellers can dine at the restaurant, cool off in the outdoor pool or soothe their senses in the spa. For those seeking a relaxing break in the heart of the city, Novotel Suites Yogyakarta Malioboro is located on Malioboro Street, Yogya’s main entertainment district. Perfect for every type of travellers, the hotel features a restaurant, spa, kids’ club, swimming pool and pool bar.
Cool off in Vietnam’s highlands
Vietnam’s Central Highlands are the ideal destination for Thai residents who want to beat the heat in April. Famed for its cool air, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls, this stunning scenic area is also adorned with enchanting French colonial architecture. For beach lovers, the soft, sandy shores of Cam Ranh are only a three hours’ drive away.
Mercure Dalat Resort is a locally-inspired hotel that blends classical French charm with contemporary interiors and gracious service. Just 10 minutes from Dalat’s famous market, the hotel houses a restaurant, 1920s-style bar, swimming pool and fitness centre. Beach lovers can head to the beach and unwind at Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, which offers a choice of rooms, pool villas and apartments with sea views, plus a full range of five-star facilities and seafront restaurants to create the ultimate beachfront vacation.