LUX Maldives

With sun-kissed beaches, clear waters and exciting family programmes by LUX* Resorts & Hotels, Easter is a great time to bring families and loved ones to the stunning islands of Maldives for an extended weekend respite. Crafted with children and the young-at-heart in mind, LUX* Resorts & Hotels presents a curated selection of exotic vacation ideas for families to indulge in luxurious fun over the Easter holiday. From Athens-inspired themed activities, exciting DIY workshops to the whacking of chocolate piñatas, it will be an unforgettable family affair.

Revel in the magic wonders of the Circus at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives

Enjoy an eight-night, Circus-themed Easter at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas. The programme brings you beyond the magic hat of rabbits, clowns and sparkling light shows of ballerinas and acrobats.  Families can look forward to learning more about Maldivian marine life while planting corals with the resident Marine Biologist.  Visit the unique whale sharks around the island, take part in the annual pirate cruise, fashion show or a family-bonding Easter egg decoration contest and more.

Rates start from USD 1113 per night on Half Board basis in a Beach Pavilion for two persons.

A Magical Alice in Wonderland Retreat at LUX* North Male Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives

Bring imagination to life at LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas with the five-night Alice in Wonderland-themed Easter programme. Guests can indulge in a resplendent buffet dinner like in Alice In Wonderland, an interactive “It’s Always Tea Time” Mixology Masterclass and Alice’s underwater Easter egg hunt to add novelty to the extended Easter break.

After engaging in the themed activities, guests can let their hair down at the Mad Hatter’s After Party at Beach Rouge. For those who prefer to take things easy, wind down at Coconut Beach, watch Alice In Wonderland at Cinema Paradiso or a enjoy a simple Sandbank Picnic with their family and loved ones.

Rates start from USD 2600 per night on Half Board basis in a Beach Villa One Bedroom for two persons.

Book a stay at the resort of your choice at or contact +230 698 9800/ 698 2727 for more information.

Azerai Can Tho Introduces 4- and 6-Day Healthy Yoga Retreat Packages

Yoga fans and wellness enthusiasts will learn to master essential poses while calming their minds and re-energizing their bodies with new, multiple-day healthy yoga retreat packages at Azerai Can Tho.

The retreats are for experienced practitioners and newcomers alike, and include 6 day/5 night (“Ultimate Yoga Retreat”) and 4 day/3 night (“Essential Yoga Getaway”) options. All retreats feature twice-daily yoga sessions, daily spa treatments and specially designed healthy “yogic menus” for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Located on a private islet on the Hau River in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and accessible only by boat, Azerai Can Tho offers a peaceful natural setting for the retreats, with a breezy outdoor yoga pavilion overlooking mature banyan trees and lush greenery. The resort is secluded but close to the city of Can Tho.

“Azerai Can Tho is a popular destination for wellness holidays, and these new yoga retreats allow guests to embrace the natural splendor of our surroundings in an active, immersive and completely rejuvenating new way,” said General Manager Vuko Kralj.

All retreats begin with a wellness consultation and introductory yoga session on the first evening, followed by a healthy dinner at the resort’s Cafe.

Mornings typically begin with a special detox tea made with turmeric, ginger, lemongrass and orange peel (and optional lime juice and honey). Then it’s time for the first of the day’s two yoga sessions: a 60-minute dynamic hatha yoga and static asanas session.

During their stay, guests will have one breakfast served on board the resort’s luxury boat, as they take in the sights and smells of the Nine Dragon River Delta. All meals served as part of the healthy yoga retreats feature detailed calorie counts and dietary highlights, with most dishes including vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free options.

Each afternoon, guests will experience a different spa treatment, such as traditional Vietnamese oil therapy or a harmonious facial treatment, at The Azerai Spa, in addition to steam and sauna sessions to detoxify the body and relax the muscles. An evening 60-minute hatha yoga session caps each day before another healthy dinner at the Cafe.

Also included in the retreats are pranayama breathing practice, meditation sessions, a live cooking session, and herbal teas and snacks, including nourishing natural juices such as “Immune Booster,” made with spinach, celery, lemon, ginger and apple, and “Glowing Skin,” which features beetroot, orange, apple, cucumber and celery.

Healthy yoga packages are priced at 65,850,000 VND ($2,833 USD) for the “Ultimate Yoga Retreat” and 38,500,000 VND ($1,656 USD) for the “Essential Yoga Getaway.” For more information or reservations, please contact

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Offers Unrivaled Technology Enhancements

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, a 5-star luxury hotel and a leading venue for MICE events in the heart of the capital, has enhanced its already extensive offerings by investing AED 5 million in upgrades to its meetings, events and room facilities.

Ideal for business travellers, the 527-key deluxe hotel is located a short drive from Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center, the Eastern mangroves, Corniche, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Embassies and the business district. Alongside a dedicated club lounge floor, the property offers award-winning dining and recreational facilities, and intuitively curated MICE spaces.

With the recent investment and upgrades, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi now offers cutting-edge audio visual technology in all guest rooms, meeting and conference rooms, and also in its 700-capacity Onyx Ballroom, which spans 785 sq m and is divisible into three separate rooms.

Kagi Maldives Spa Island to Open in July 2020

A 360° Wellness Experience in the North Male Atoll

The Wellness-Focused Resort Will Offer a Holistic Retreat for Mind, Body and Soul

The five-star Kagi Maldives Spa Island will launch in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll in July 2020. The boutique 50-villa property will provide couples, friends and solo travelers with a 360°wellness experience, just a 15-minute seaplane or 60-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport.

Design & Rooms

Kagi has partnered with esteemed architect Yuji Yamazaki on the design of the resort. At the heart of the island will sit Kagi’s 1500-square-meter spa and wellness hub, complete with an open-air, teardrop-shaped floating yoga pavilion at its centre. Kagi will also house a state-of-the-art gym, two restaurants, three bars, a dive centre and a house reef.

Guests will be able to choose from three room types, a Beach Pool Villa, a Lagoon Pool Villa or an Ocean Pool Villa, all of which will be distinguished by their unique locations and will house a private pool, a sun deck and an expansive indoor-outdoor bathroom.

Spa & Wellness

Positioned at the lagoon of the island, Kagi’s Baani Spa will offer a personalized, outcome-focused wellness programme that will take guests on a journey to Release, Restore and Regain.

A fully integrated wellness centre, the spa will consist of four treatment rooms with outdoor bathing facilities, a relaxation lounge, beauty salon, fully-equipped yoga and sound-healing studio, steam rooms and a spa wellness boutique. A ‘Spa Corner’ will raise the ‘juice’ bar with superfoods and ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, offering a variety of drinks that are as delicious as they are energizing and nutritious.

Alternative therapies including crystal and sound healing, lifestyle and health coaching and nutrition lessons will complement a comprehensive range of beauty and massage treatments. For those looking to improve their fitness, a state-of-the-art gym, tai chi, qigong, yoga and Pilates will all be on offer, with a rotation of visiting expert practitioners providing dedicated retreats.

The more adventurous will also have a chance to sample a variety of watersports including day-and-night snorkeling, scuba diving, catamaran and sailing boat trips, and much more.


Kagi will house two restaurants, three bars and an expansive wine cellar. The resort’s fusion cuisine will take inspiration from the geographical ‘ring of fire’ that surrounds the Maldives, from the highly spiced and fragranced cuisine of South East Asia to the bold, fiery flavors of South America and Oceania.

The resort will provide an ‘out-of-home kitchen experience’ across its dining outlets, with a focus on whole foods and locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. Menus will be designed to create dishes that are rich in flavor and intense on the palate.

One of the Maldives’ few resorts with a well-balanced gender diversity among its management team, Kagi will embody the country’s island spirit.

For more information on Kagi Maldives Spa Island, please visit

The Anam Spa Introduces Vietnamese Zodiac Spa Journeys

One of Vietnam’s most acclaimed resorts is ushering in 2020 in a state of zen, launching restorative spa packages tailored to guests’ birth years, zodiac signs and zodiac elements.

Inspired by the Vietnamese zodiac elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water, the Anam’s new spa therapy begins with a consultation with the resort’s ‘elements’ spa specialist, who assesses the guest’s birth year to determine his or her zodiac sign and zodiac element.

The specialist then crafts a customized treatment plan including reinvigorating treatments designed to align mind, body and soul.

“It’s all in the stars and in the elements at our spa, as we begin the year of the rat with a focus on our spa guests’ birth years,” said the resort’s founder Pham Van Hien. “This is how to really turn up the heat on an individual spa journey.”

Examples of bespoke packages, available to book now, include:

Wood-horse combination:

Those born in 1954 and 2014 are of the horse zodiac sign and wood zodiac element. Although horse signs are generally optimistic, these individuals are prone to high levels of stress from work demands.

A wood-horse spa package offers a bamboo massage, using real bamboo to roll and knead bodily tissue, helping to alleviate mind tension and soothe muscle aches and pains. A cleansing coffee scrub, and rosemary-essential oil and aloe vera tea evoke a sense of relaxation.

Earth-tiger combination:

Those born in 1938 and 1998 are of the tiger zodiac sign and earth zodiac element. Lovers of sports and physical activity, tiger signs are mentally and physically strong, meaning it is important that they stay focused and refreshed to continue to perform at their optimum level and avoid feeling overworked.

An earth-tiger spa package reconnects guests with their inner spirit with a full detox and deep cleansing mineral mud wrap. A refreshing lemongrass essential oil and chrysanthemum tea results in guests feeling grounded and ready to hit the ground running, after leaving the treatment room.

Water-snake combination:

Those born in 1953 and 2013 are of the snake zodiac sign and water zodiac element. Snakes tend to thrive in a peaceful environment and thus find it difficult to be productive when faced with a heavy workload or stressful situation.

A snake-water spa package targets symptoms of stress, with a relaxing back massage and nourishing facial treatment helping to relieve tight muscles and eradicate blockages. A lavender essential oil and artichoke tea instills a sense of inner peace and calm.

To complement the spa treatments, the resort offers yoga and meditation sessions with the resort’s resident yogi, Umesh.

The Anam affords three swimming pools, four restaurants, three bars and a 300-metre stretch of private beachfront set on what is often cited as Vietnam’s best beach.

Nightly rates at The Anam start from $180 for a Balcony Garden View Room. For more information or to make a reservation visit, call +(84) 2583 989 499 or email

The Vietnamese Zodiac spa packages are offered from The Anam until June 2020. Treatments range from 110 minutes to 130 minutes and are priced at 3,000,000 VND per person per treatment.


Dusit International continues expansion in Vietnam with the signing of Dusit Tu Hoa Palace, Hanoi

Upscale hotel is slated to open in Q4 2023 on the northern shores of West Lake in the city’s high-end Tay Ho district.

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a long-term agreement with Vietnamese real estate developers General Technology Joint Stock Company to develop and operate Dusit Tu Hoa Palace, Hanoi, in the city’s affluent Tay Ho District, at the northern end of the city’s largest freshwater lake, West Lake.

Comprising 207 well-appointed guest rooms, the upscale property will put guests at the heart of a vibrant lakeside community renowned for its international restaurants, trendy cafes, chic nightlife venues, and fascinating lakeside temples. Noi Bai International Airport is only 30 minutes away by car, while Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the city’s business hub and main tourist destination, can be reached in just 15 minutes.

In line with Dusit’s mission to uniquely deliver Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to the world, the hotel will feature a distinctive blend of Thai and Vietnamese design elements to offer high levels of comfort and convenience for business and leisure travellers alike. Hotel facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop bar, meeting rooms, and a swimming pool. Many of the guest rooms will offer views of the lake and its surrounds.

Guests will also enjoy easy access to local attractions such as Vietnam’s oldest temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, which was built in the 6th century; and Quan Thanh Temple, which is renowned for its detailed wood carvings.

“We are delighted to partner with General Technology Joint Stock Company to bring our unique brand of Thai inspired, gracious hospitality to Vietnam’s vibrant capital for the first time,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “As a destination, Hanoi keeps going from strength to strength. Last year the city welcomed more than 6 million foreign visitors in the first 11 months – up 12% year-on-year. The country’s strong GDP growth rate is also driving a rapidly growing segment of high-spending domestic tourists. With this in mind, now is the perfect time to expand our operations in Vietnam’s capital city and strengthen our brand for further growth in Vietnam.”

Mr Le Minh Thanh, Chairman of the Board of Management, General Technology Joint Stock Company, said, “Dusit’s ability to translate its Thai heritage and industry expertise into impressive localized experiences is fully evident at its international properties, including its first hotel in Vietnam, Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort Phu Quoc, which opened in 2018. We now look forward to working with Dusit to offer a distinctive hotel experience in Hanoi that delights guests and customers, and which delivers long-term, sustainable value for all stakeholders.”

Dusit International’s property portfolio now comprises 307 properties operating under six brands across 15 countries. The company has also recently diversified into food business, with strategic investments designed to mitigate risk, expand its customer base, and generate revenue from adjacent lines of commerce.

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River

Designed by award-winning architectural and interior design legend Jean-Michel Gathy, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning early 2020. Jean-Michel Gathy, the mastermind behind the new spectacular riverfront hotel in the capital of Thailand, reveals his definitive interpretation to the interior and landscape design of the hotel – the dominance of water features blending successive indoor and outdoor spaces and integrating elegant touches of Thai influence throughout the design delivery.

Occupying 200 metres of pristine river frontage, exceptional design immerses focus into the natural riverfront landscape. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River provides a unique environment for a superlative sensory guest experience within the environs of a luxury urban resort.  The hotel will also introduce modern meeting and function spaces, including a riverfront Grand Ballroom with expansive outdoor terrace; and world-class entertainment offerings along the hotel’s waterfront promenade featuring an array of restaurants and bars.


“The core challenge that drew me to this extraordinary project was the chance to craft the ultimate urban resort experience and at the same time to create an incomparable city hotel that would not only complement but also enhance its unique, expansive riverside location” comments Jean-Michel Gathy, founder and principle designer at the multiple-award winning firm Dennison.


Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River’s 299 guest rooms including suites with garden terraces provide a warm and sophisticated welcome with their contemporary interiors and hand-selected furnishings, which combine with abundant natural light to provide a genuine sense of place along Bangkok’s riverfront.


The two-story Presidential Suite is the most lavish suite with three light-filled bedrooms, uninterrupted river views and ceilings that soar to twice the regular height. A rooftop terrace overlooks panoramic river views, a stunning backdrop for hosting events or simply relaxing in the private pool.

Encapsulating the essence of riverside experience

The Chao Phraya River embodies the spirit of Bangkok’s life on its banks and waters reflecting the colorful and dynamic nature of the intriguing city. Inspired by the majestic river, Jean-Michel Gathy infuses the energy, flow and movement into the design of the hotel to reflect the natural splendor of the location. Expressing the inherent fluidity of the water demanded far more than interior design touches in the lush and abundant outdoor landscapes.


Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River’s cascading design and open spaces afford an array of views. Its riverside setting seamlessly unifies the natural beauty of Thailand with both the historic and modern aspects of the city of Bangkok for an urban resort vibe. High ceilings and glass walls provide breathing space, while pools and flowing water echo the constant movement of the Chao Phraya River.


Staying in tune with the urban resort concept, the peaceful hotel ambiance invites guests to feel instantly relaxed and at home. The hotel grounds are uniquely arranged around a series of cascading green courtyards, each one with its own distinctive but interconnected and related mood and points of interest. A combination of structural elements, trees, fountains, reflective ponds and materials are used to achieve subtle distinctions between them. A distinctive example can be seen at The Lounge where reeds are introduced into the design to create a soothing natural statement.

A seamless transition

Paying homage to the site’s culturally rich and vibrant Chao Phraya River, Jean-Michel Gathy seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces, converging landscape together with interior design. Working closely with the architects and making the absolute best of the hotel’s generous proportions, Jean-Michel Gathy has enriched the stunning variety of volumes in the architectural design, while infusing a rare sense of seamless transitions between each of the hotel’s distinctive spaces.


Jean-Michel Gathy also adds: “In such a magnificent setting, transitions are paramount. Dramatic ceiling alignments, open arches, and the use of parallel exquisite materials within and outside the buildings all contribute to a defining sense of unity amid variety. The overall effect is supremely engaging yet also restful.”


Classy with a hint of Thai

“Bangkok is a truly engaging and incredible city that inspires me with its energy and rich heritage.” shares Jean-Michel Gathy who has also drawn on the inherent contrasts of locality, bringing a subtle approach to Thai influences which he describes as “Classy with a hint of Thai”. Jean-Michel Gathy integrates elegant touches of Thai influence into everything from the elevator frames, to fabrics and other intricacies.


Gentle tones and silk are selected and used for the interior to inspire a feeling of refined lightness and as a contemporary expression point and more importantly to inspire a feeling of Thai culture and values. When guests enter the tranquil grounds from Chareoenkrung Road, a nature-inspired welcome awaits before the atmosphere becomes grander in the interconnected courtyards.


A defining art collection by Jean-Michel Gathy

Thailand’s natural beauty and the city’s urbane charms come together in every aspect of the interiors, punctuated by a defining art collection curated by Jean-Michel Gathy himself. Celebrating the country’s legendary craftsmanship and artistry, a dedicated Art Space in the hotel showcases the talents of contemporary Thai artists along with individually commissioned art installations throughout public and private spaces, both indoors and outdoors.


Jean-Michel Gathy has thoughtfully imbued along the way, the luxury DNA of the legendary Four Seasons brand. Quality, sophistication and understated elegance prevail, all essential characteristics that perfectly encapsulate the prestige thoughtfully encapsulated at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River.


The concept of wellness is transforming almost every aspect of travel, with individuals in constant search of the best ways in which not only to unwind but to take time for reflection and discover methods and lifestyle habits to cope with the stress and burnout of everyday life.


With the growing desire to improve one’s wellbeing wherever we are, Aman has curated holistic experiences with physical and mental wellbeing at their heart. From highly personalised Individual Wellness Immersions at Amanzoe in Greece and Amanyara in Turks and Caicos, to insightful and meaningful retreats at Amankora in Bhutan, Amangani in Jackson Hole and Amangiri in Utah, 2020 will see the naturally restorative and mesmerising Aman destinations introduce a calendar of new holistic experiences designed to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and re-energise.

Amanyara and Amanzoe Introduce Individual Wellness Immersions



The birthplace of modern medicine, renowned for its philosophers, natural beauty, and healthy cuisine, Greece is soon to become the fifth Aman destination to offer personalised Individual Wellness Immersions. Three life-enhancing, multi-day programmes will launch at Amanzoe on 1 April, 2020, promising guests expert guidance and cossetted time in which to reflect, recalibrate and reset the course of their long-term wellbeing. Following the success of the multi-day Individual Wellness Immersions at Amanpuri in Thailand, Amanbagh in India, Amanoi in Vietnam and Amanemu in Japan, Aman is pleased to bring the concept to the shores of the Peloponnese.


Travelers looking to relax, rejuvenate and restore for the New Year can find ultimate serenity at Amanyara, a Caribbean oasis in the Turks & Caicos and the sixth Aman destination to offer personalized solutions for overall health and well-being. Following the multi-day Individual Wellness Immersions at Amanpuri in Thailand, Amanbagh in India, Amanoi in Vietnam, Amanemu in Japan and Amanzoe in Greece (launching Spring 2020), Aman is pleased debut the concept in the Caribbean in January 2020.

27 Top House in Beijing

CHAO unveils the opening of the 27 Top House – a 1,600 square metre multi-dimensional and multi-possibility venue overlooking Beijing’s skyline. As its name suggests, 27 Top House is located on the 27th floor atop the CHAO building to inspire creativity and host unique experiences, suitable for art exhibitions, fashion shows, immersive performances and corporate events.

Unintentionally left raw with undefined elements on its concrete interior and metal pillars, 27 Top House exudes the primitive nature of the interior design of the modernised geometric building. The1,600 square metre L-shaped space over two floors includes a large event space and smaller private room offering a 360 degree panorama and a different perspective of Beijing.Soaring ceilings of a maximum height of 7 metres promotes open space and elevated angles within the event space, while the 4K high definition arc screen set among the 4 built-in wall screens at 4.6m height can accommodate a range of audio-visual needs.

A destination to connect, discover and share experiences, CHAO features 180-rooms, 40 serviced apartment units, a 15,000 square metre Clubhouse space as well as the CHAO Art Centre. Spanning 2 floors and covering an area of more than 3,000 square metres; CHAO Art Centre contains four art exhibition spaces, an Amphitheater, a private screening room – Cinema Club, and a Printmaking Studio to house the city’s most exciting exhibitions and events.

Rosewood Bangkok

The recent opening of Rosewood Bangkok with interior design undertaken by Celia Chu of Celia Chu Design & Associates (CCDA) introduces a timeless design inspiration which draws upon aspects of Thailand’s rich culture while celebrating the cutting-edge creativity and contemporary design ethos of the dynamic capital city.

Located in the prime business and retail district of Ploenchit, Rosewood Bangkok reflects a remarkable contemporary architectural design. The striking 30-story architectural marvel is inspired by wai, the famous Thai gesture of greeting, as a modern silhouette of Thai spirit. Celia Chu has led this successful design interpretation of Rosewood Bangkok for the interiors with every small detail considered to deliver the most impactful translation of the overall hotel design.

“When designing the concept, we become heavily involved with the culture, and all decisions have to come from the heart. To me, it’s important to first understand what kind of a story you want to tell and how you want the guests to feel.” Celia comments.

Designed to celebrate Rosewood’s hallmark A Sense of Place® philosophy and display the harmonious coexistence of the contemporary and the classical, Celia has defined a strong statement for Rosewood Bangkok’s interior design by integrating sophisticated tones, extraordinary surfaces, a décor of rich materials, soothing neutral colour palettes, wall mouldings and textures. Luxurious materials have been used throughout the design such as marble, metal and leather combing with traditional materials including wood carvings and textiles to establish a multi-layered and visually compelling stage set.

Rosewood Bangkok’s 159 guestrooms, including 34 suites and studios and 3 houses with private pools and terraces, all reflect a contemporary residential look and are designed to infuse a modern interior design sensibility into the indigenous elements. Celia skillfully utilises the colour scheme to incorporate dark and light areas to envision a residential feeling in each distinct area while echoing the overall design of the hotel.

Guest Rooms

All guest rooms are enriched by books, art, accessories and personal touches furthering the relaxing residential feel including the clever use of screens to maximize the use of space. The pervading sense of an urban manor fused with a modern Thai aesthetic is reflected through tropical accents of rich woods and rattan-inspired patterns, weaves and panels, while the colour palette is accentuated by bursts of turquoise blue and emerald green against a calming backdrop of white, cream, brown and luxurious gold tones. The bathroom in each guestroom is elegantly designed with refined ornamentation and pattern piles to resemble a royal ambience of the Grand Palace, celebrating Thai craftsmanship and culture.

Celia has also designed Rosewood Bangkok’s public areas, Sense spa and selected F&B outlets – Lennon’s, Lakorn European Brasserie and G&O, with a distinct sense of intimacy and privacy evident throughout the entire guestjourney.

The Pavilion

Artistry is central to Celia’s design aesthetic where she harmoniously blends old-world charm and new rustic applications. The Pavilion at Rosewood Bangkok is a purpose-built, high-end residential-style venue featuring a stunning bespoke metal and glass chandelier and swirl carpet design which reflects the spins and turns of traditional Thai dance. The luxurious interior offers a state-of-the-art concept for event and function spaces with high levels of privacy and exclusivity to create a backdrop for truly memorable celebrations.

Sense Spa

Drawing from the long heritage of Thailand’s healing culture, Celia’s vision for Sense Spa is to draw reference from the caves found in Thailand’s countryside which perfectly complement the authentic Thai experience. The fibre glass walls shaped and painted by a local artist transforms the space and offers a sanctuary of tranquility amidst bustling Bangkok for a journey of rejuvenation, relaxation and the pursuit of well-being.

Sky Lobby

From the moment guests approach the Sky Lobby on the 7th floor, the serene journey begins with a mesmerizing scene. Taking inspiration from the owner’s family history of collecting art, the wall panels are made of glass overlaid with gold leaf exemplifying this notion as Celia explains, “They are the same shape as the roof tiles of the traditional houses from the old town, which I love, but I wanted to transform them in an architectural way so that people would take more notice of them. It also reflected the Rosewood’s philosophy of a sense of place.”

Lakorn European Brasserie

Combining the traditional with an open uninterrupted space creates a timeless presence in the western dining venue Lakorn European Brasserie. Celia makes use of curved panels to create a sense of intimacy in the seating zone where the space has drawn inspiration from an antique musical box. A closer look at the metallic window mesh reveals Thai traditional dance ornaments reinterpreted as individual brass fingernails which are intricately woven into gleaming curtains, blending cultural elements into every detail.

Celia has proudly led Rosewood Bangkok to win The Commercial Interior Design Association (IIDA) 2019 Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards – Hotels category. The annual Best of Asia Pacific Design Awards seeks to recognise and honour the highest level of creativity and design excellence in interior design as well as interior architecture projects. The accolade acknowledges Celia’s design flair in hospitality and residential work with her trademark ofsophistication and layered richness, combining practical functionality to create a unique visual expression and design sensibility.