The Slate, the whimsical, art-inspired resort on Phuket’s secluded northwest shore, reaffirms its position at the cutting edge of contemporary culture with the launch of VIBRATIONS, an exciting new series of community-orientated festivities that showcase creativity in all its forms.
The inaugural VIBRATIONS event can now be revealed! Amazônia will be a celebration of all things stylishly South American and memorably Mexican, including upbeat music, great gastronomy, amazing art and, of course, plenty of dancing! Hosted from 16-17 April 2022, this exotic South American weekend is perfectly timed to offer an alternative splash-free Songkran celebration for travellers to Phuket, and an inspiring, enlightening experience for all free-spirited explorers.
Offering 24 hours of lively Latin entertainment and activities, VIBRATIONS kicks off just before sunset on Saturday 16th April with a live music concert, followed by an acoustic guitar performance and painting session by Trey Hurst, the Bangkok-based visual artist and designer. These uplifting events will be hosted on the Coliseum Lawn, an enchanting natural amphitheatre where guests can chill out on the soft grass and sip cool cocktails, such as caipirinhas, surrounded by swaying palms and sparkling pools.
Guests will then be treated to a mouth-watering buffet dinner amid the fragrant tropical gardens, with an extensive selection of freshly-cooked dishes, including many authentic delicacies that will transport diners’ taste buds to the vibrant streets of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires or Mexico City. This will be followed by a live performance by the Amazônia band and a capoeira dance by Junkyard Theatre – an energetic show combining music, dance and martial arts that will leave all spectators spellbound! This exhilarating evening of art and expression ends in style with a second performance from Amazônia and a live set from DJ Markos, as revellers dance under the stars until midnight.
Then on Sunday 17th April, having enjoyed a dream-filled sleep in one of The Slate’s stunning suites, guests will be treated to a blissful Sunday brunch from 12.00 to 16.00 hrs, accompanied by surprise Amazônia performances.
“We are thrilled to launch VIBRATIONS, our immersive programme of inspiring events that will showcase our talented and creative community of partners through an eclectic mix of experiences. Amazônia will introduce our sophisticated clientele to the classical and contemporary heritage of Latin America, and promote the wonders of this captivating country in Phuket like never before. We look forward to welcoming guests at our first-ever VIBRATIONS weekend, and to revealing even more editions in future,” said the hotel’s co-founder and owner, Krystal Prakaikaew Na-Ranong (or “Khun Moo” as she is known to her friends).
To help guests enjoy the VIBRATIONS Amazônia weekend, The Slate has created a series of dedicated packages! A one-night stay in a spectacular Pearl Bed Suite on 16th April 2022 plus the VIBRATIONS activities and Saturday night buffet, including selected free-flow alcohol is priced at THB 15,600 net for two people. Alternatively, a one-night stay in a Pearl Bed Suite plus the Sunday brunch with selected free-flow alcohol is priced at THB 12,800 net for two people. For a fully immersive experience including a one-night stay in a Pearl Bed Suite, all activities, Saturday night buffet dinner and Sunday brunch with selected free-flow alcohol beverages, the package is priced at THB 21,500 net for two people.
For local residents who only want to attend the dining experiences, the Saturday night buffet is priced at THB 3,800 net per person including free-flow* soft drinks, juices and mocktails, or THB 5,300 net with a half-bottle of Chandon Brut sparkling wine, free-flow* South American cocktails, beers, soft drinks, juices and mocktails. Alternatively, the Sunday brunch can be enjoyed for only THB 3,400 net per person including free-flow soft drinks, juices and mocktails, or THB 3,900 net with free-flow wine, sparkling wine, beers, spirits, cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks. For more information and to book.
Sponsors include B-Concept Media Entertainment Group (ticketing and promotion) and Creative Concept AV (sound & light).
This is the latest example of how The Slate is integrating art and culture into every aspect of its guest experiences. From Bill Bensley’s iconic interior design, which reflects Phuket’s tin mining past, its original artworks and installations, which can be explored in a QR code-enabled “Art Journey”, and a collection of Pearl Shell Suites that are inspired by colour psychology, to the authentic southern Thai cuisine at Black Ginger, the Michelin-recommended restaurant, traditional wellness at Coqoon Spa, cutting-edge fashion through a tie-up with This Is Fred, the gender-fluid London clothing label, and a new “Scent Corner” which blends organic essential oils, The Slate is a multi-sensory sanctuary of creativity.
VIBRATIONS will take place at regular intervals throughout the year, with the second edition due to be hosted in the fourth quarter of 2022. Stay tuned for further updates!
For more information, simply visit www.theslatephuket.com.
*Free-flow beverages are available from 17.30 – 21:00 hrs.