4-7 Oct 2021

LUXPERIENCE BESPOKE EVENTS

Luxperience was pleased to partner with Tourism Authority of Thailand to host a bespoke event to explore the world of luxury travel in Amazing Thailand.

This intimate event connected luxury travel advisors with exclusive Thai travel suppliers to network and gain insights, to help travel advisors design inspiring travel experiences across Thailand.

The event was honoured to be opened by H.E. Ms. Busadee Santipitaks, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Australia, while guests indulged in a lunch located in waterfront sophistication at the Sofitel Darling Harbour, and were entertained by Buddharangsee Thai classical music, and experienced a cooking demonstration by Michelin-starred Chef Bee Satongun of Paste Restaurant.

See more details below about the event.

Event Program

Thursday 24 March 2022, Sofitel Darling Harbour, Sydney

Official welcome by H.E. Ms. Busadee Santipitaks, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Australia, followed by a presentation from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Entree and Main will also be served during this time.

Join representatives from Thai Luxury travel suppliers as they take you on a journey across Amazing Thailand. This session will include video presentations from suppliers.

Join Michelin-starred Chef Bee Satongun of Paste on a live culinary adventure into Thai cuisine. With restaurants in Bangkok, and now in the lush Southern Highlands of NSW, Chef Bee will showcase Paste's bold and masterful approach to Thai food, merging age-old customs and contemporary flair.


Desserts, coffee & tea will be served at this time.

Take part in a bespoke Luxperience meeting schedule with informal appointments with attending Thai tourism luxury suppliers, in a tabletop format.

The lucky winners of the Paste Australia Restaurant vouchers will be drawn, followed by closing remarks from your hosts.

Connect with Luxury Travel Suppliers

Amatara Wellness Resort Phuket


Amatara Wellness Resort offers the life-enhancing and transformative wellness experiences under a luxury resort setting in Phuket and with the view of picturesque turquoise Andaman Sea in a peaceful corner of Cape Panwa. This resort was established with the vision of creating this place to be the comprehensive wellbeing sanctuary. The place to support guest’s life journey with continuous improvement, learning, and sharing aligned with mindful practice and sustainable wellness approach.

Contact:
Juthamart Lipikornsukthaweekul
juthamart.l@amataraphuket.com

Anantara Chiang Mai


Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, has been voted Thailand’s #1 resort and #8 in the world in the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler US and UK Readers’ Choice Awards. Designed by legendary architect Kerry Hill, the resort’s centerpiece, the stunning colonial house, was once the British consulate of Chiang Mai. The house is now The Service 1921 Restaurant and Bar, charming guests with a British secret intelligence concept, complete with secret dining rooms, a dungeon and a fusion of culinary journeys full of mystery and intrigue.

Contact:
Varun Mahajan 
vmahajan@minor.com

Blue Voyage Cruise


Blue Voyage is a yacht charter company based in Thailand operating in Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui and Krabi. We have a selection of sailing catamarans and motor yachts from the world’s famous builders with professional captain and crews providing first class service. Allow the Blue Voyage Family to customize your experiences and fulfill your wishes as we welcome you upon “The iconic Blue Voyage Yachting journey whose services is not just the best, but Legendary.”

Contact:
Ploypailin
reservations@bluevoyagethailand.com

Capella Bangkok


Capella Bangkok is the new-age urban resort nestled on the Chao Phraya river. Situated along Thailand’s first paved road – Charoenkrung - the resort offers panoramic views of the Chao Phraya River from every vantage point. The resort boasts a One Michelen starred restaurant – Côte – curated by Three-Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco and a Thai specialty restaurant in a sun-dappled terrace on the river’s edge. Tucked away in a boudoir-like corner, an intimate cocktail bar – Stella – serves up storyful drinks alongside an Omakase dessert experience and Auriga Wellness, Capella Bangkok’s spa, blends traditional treatment techniques with advanced science.

Contact:
Phatthawut Wutthipraphanphong
Phatthawut.Wutthipraphanphong@capellahotels.com

Centara Reserve Samui


The first resort in Centara’s new luxury collection of refined hotels, Centara Reserve Samui opened its door in December 2021 and is fast becoming one of the most sought-after addresses on the island, idyllically located on Chaweng Beach. Formerly Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, the distinctive property has been completely reimagined and redesigned with impeccable upgrades that seamlessly integrate its celebrated colonial aesthetic with contemporary allure.

Contact:
Charlie Ridout
charlie@ctmarketing.com.au 

Chiva-som


Since 1995, the award-winning Chivas-Som has pioneered transformative wellness practices to global acclaim. Its commitment to an innovative, holistic approach which expertly balances mind, body and spirit continues to this day with its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand. Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each Chivas-Som experience. With its unique synergy of indigenous traditions and evidence-based wellness, Chiva-Som partners with guests on highly personalised wellness journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation.

Contact:
Clare Wheeler-Smith
clarews@traveltheworld.com.au

COMO Phuket & Bangkok


Thailand is the beating heart of Southeast Asia: a country that combines beaches, culture and a thriving capital. The Central Business District in Bangkok is one of the world’s most fast-paced neighbourhoods, where COMO Metropolitan Bangkok offers an escape from the melée, promising nights slept well and one of the most celebrated restaurants in Asia. The COMO experience on Phuket is the antidote to Bangkok: a peaceful oceanside paradise overlooking the Andaman Sea, where COMO Point Yamu offers luxury villas, world-class food, contemporary design and a deep commitment to holistic wellness.

Contact:
Svetlana Jovanovic
Svetlana@UniqueTourism.com

Four Seasons Bangkok


Overlooking the Chao Phraya River in the centre of Thailand’s energetic capital, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is a true urban resort. Cascading architecture, seamless indoor-outdoor transitions and interconnected green courtyards form a natural extension of the flowing river. A true dining destination, it's easy to find the perfect spot to indulge in culinary wonder. From authentic Cantonese cuisine at Yu Ting Yuan, to seasonally inspired Italian at Riva del Fiume; the approachable Riverfront French Brasserie Palmier, to the Glamorous BKK Social Club.

Contact:
Cathy Favaloro
cathy.favaloro@fourseasons.com

InterContinental Phuket Resort


Nestled on the powder-soft sands of Kamala Beach, InterContinental® Phuket Resort is a stunning five-star beach resort in Phuket. Sleek, sophisticated and elegant, this beachside hideaway is cocooned by jungle-covered hills and offers heavenly views of the Andaman Sea. Thai-inspired architecture is sprinkle. InterContinental Phuket Resort is situated on an expansive land extending from the beachfront to the hillside of Kamala Beach. Our 221 rooms, suites and villas are heavenly havens of modern luxury. Each abode is decorated with rich hues and warm woods, creating elegantly chic spaces brought to life by inspirational touches of the locale.

Contact:
Nampetch Tipaxsorn
nampetch.tipaxsorn1@ihg.com

Keemala Phuket


A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the Worlds, Keemala is an all pool villa resort nestled well away from the crowds and overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea. Positioned in the lush woodlands, Keemala offers a retreat from every day life and welcomes you in to an enchanting wonderland. Keemala is close enough to the village and the liveliness of Patong, yet far enough removed to take time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the rainforest. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a special occasion with friends, your stay will be memorable.

Contact:
Nurat
sm@keemala.com

Soneva Kiri Ko Kood


Soneva Kiri offers unforgettable experiences on the unspoiled island of Koh Kood, just a 90-minute flight from Bangkok. Thirty-four luxurious pool villas are found next to the beach, hidden among jungle on the hillsides, or commanding spectacular views from the clifftops. Eight dining destinations offer a tempting array of cuisines, while the subterranean Wine Cellar features more than 350 labels. Rare experiences delight and inspire, whether the bucket-list Treepod Dining, high in the treetops, exploring Thailand’s best beaches or swimming in cascading waterfalls. For younger guests, The Den and Eco Den are playgrounds for the imagination.

Contact:
Tess Willcox 
tess@slojourn.studio 

Trisara Phuket featuring PRU Restaurant


Trisara is Phuket's most exclusive pool villa beach resort. Trisara, meaning “The Garden in The Third Heaven” in Sanskrit, is set in a protected nature preserve surrounded by a tropical forest, exotic gardens and the sparkling Andaman Sea. The resort features 60 spacious ocean facing pool villas and private residences, a private beach, Jara Spa, three unique dining venues including PRU, the only MICHELIN Starred restaurant in Southern Thailand and an organic on-site garden. Located just 15 minutes from Phuket Airport, Trisara represents a peaceful and secluded departure just outside the tourist-centric town.

Contact:
Panjama Leamsuwan
panjama.l@montarahospitality.com

Tiphathai Ngamsiriporn
tiphathai.n@montarahospitality.com

Luxury travel returns to the skies

Thai Airways presented the latest updates on traveling to Amazing Thailand, including new services, products and luxury experiences, and information and requirements of travel. Discover all the exciting destinations across Thailand with the luxury of Thai Airways hospitality and service. To find out more about their services, contact:
Pauline Leong
Pauline.leong@thaiairways.com.au

PLUS! Door Prizes

Lucky winners were treated to a series of door prizes at the event, including one of three dining experiences at Paste Australia Restaurant in the Southland Highlands, NSW.

Set amid the historic streetscape of Mittagong, renowned chefs Bee Satongun and husband, Jason Bailey, take diners on a palate-tantalising adventure that showcases their bold and masterful approach to Thai cuisine. The innovative, award-winning duo use the freshest, Australian ingredients to re-imagine ancient Thai recipes, unearthing hidden and surprising culinary combinations in the process. We had three vouchers available, valued up to a total of $1000, drawn at the conclusion of the event.

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