Say Ciao to Pizza

The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok recently opened Ciao restaurant, demonstrating a contemporary Italian flair that goes much far beyond the pizza. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. “We wanted to create something different,” explains executive chef Luca Casini as he joins us towards the end of our dinner. “An Italian restaurant with no pizza.” Hailing from near […]

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InAzia

The Sheraton Hua Hin’s signature restaurant might have a touch of Indochina about its décor, but it’s a Japanese shellfish that takes the biscuit. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. There are times in good meals you realize there is no point in going any further. The dish presented in front of you is just too […]

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Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

With so many great restaurants in Bangkok, there really is no need to resort to five-star hotel restaurants. However, as Mark Bibby Jackson discovers, sometimes the journey is well worth it. Until I came to Asia hotel restaurants were strictly preserved for Sunday brunches. You sleep in hotels and eat in restaurants and never the […]

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Joining the Vietnam Mile Hile Club

Mark Bibby Jackson visits Vietnam’s central highlands hill station and has a right royal experience on the greens of the Dalat Palace. “I’m not sure there’s a prettier setting for golf than Dalat,” said Dave Beman, the former professional golfer who was the Commissioner of the US PGA Tour for 25 years. Beman rated the […]

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Cha Am: Where Sandals and Socks Collide

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a single pair of sandals is in need of a likeminded pair of socks. Well not really. For in truth we all know that the juxtaposition of free-flowing sandals with clinging, restrictive socks is a true clash of cultures – one never to be ventured apart from by those […]

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Thailand: Full Speed Ahead

With the inauguration of the Asian Economic Community (AEC) due to take place at the end of 2015, Thailand is ideally situated to take full advantage of the opportunities that regional economic harmonisation offers. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. Nobody could accuse Yingluck Shinawatra of demonstrating reticence. In announcing a 2.2 trillion baht (around US$70 […]

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Silk Red Carpet

From The Hangover Part II to Lost in Thailand, foreign filmmakers are increasingly choosing to make their films in Thailand. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. As the camera sweeps over the beautiful azure waters of a pristine bay to reveal a luxury resort preparing for a special occasion, viewers are left in no doubt as […]

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Anantara: Taking Thai Hospitality to the World

Since its inception in 2001, the Anantara Hotel Group has become a major player in the region’s hotel industry. Horizon Thailand unveils the secret of its success. Sitting in her office near Ekamai BTS in downtown Bangkok, Marion Walsh-Hédouin looks a satisfied woman. “Yesterday [November 6] we announced the opening of our hundredth hotel,” the […]

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