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Despite popular beliefs that Thailand is unsafe after the military coup that took place in May, some travellers are putting the smile back on Thailand's face. SLH is helping that smile and has a wide selection of boutique properties and special offers for every occasion.
Paul Kerr, CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH), says, “A number of measures have been put in place in the country to encourage tourism back to the land of the smiles, such as the Thailand Travel Shield offering special travel insurance to inbound tourists, and a fee waiver programme for Taiwanese and Chinese residents. SLH offers luxury breaks in the destination to our customers, whether they are looking for a city break in Bangkok, a beach getaway or a retreat in the Thai countryside.”
Furthermore, the list of upcoming events and festivities in Thailand appeals to all types of travellers. Shopaholics can't miss the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale that runs until the end of September, where discounts of up to 80% are offered at both large department stores and smaller boutiques. Chonburi Buffalo Races on 7 October, 100km from Bangkok have been featured on CNN and the BBC as a must-see event.For culture-lovers, Bangkok's International Festival of Dance & Music, which runsfrom 13 September to 26 October, Loy Krathong ('Festival of Lights') from 5-7 November, and The King's Birthday on 5 Decemberall provide a fascinating insight into Thailand's traditions and heritage. Bangkok is also one of the best cities in the world for New Year's celebrations, with spectacular firework displays across the city, globally-acclaimed DJs at trendy nightclubs and a wonderful array of restaurants.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World's handpicked properties in Thailand offer guests an authentic Thai experience, while providing the utmost in luxury and service.
For a city break in Bangkok, Hansar Bangkok, Maduzi Hotel Bangkok and S31 Sukhumvit, are luxurious havens located in the heart of the city yet provide a tranquil sanctuary away from the urban hustle and bustle.
For beach getaways, Aleenta Resort and Spa Hua Hin and Cape Nidhra Hotel in Hua Hin both serve as a tropical paradise. On picturesque Koh Samui,villa retreats includeAkaryn Samui Resort & Spa, Akatsuki Samui, Bo Phut Resort and Spa and Tongsai Grand Villas, and in Krabi,Nakamanda Resort & Spa is a nature resort nestled among one of the world's great diving sites. Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket, La Flora Patong, and Twinpalms Phuket are all lavish properties on the country's largest island of Phuket, and The Racha can be found on its own Island just south of Phuket.
For more secluded island getaways, Pimalai Resort & Spa is tucked away on the tiny island of Koh Lanta; Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa is located on the secluded north-eastern tip of Koh Phangan; and Zeavola Hotel which is nestled on a prime stretch of soft white sand on the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi.
Alternatively, 137 Pillars House set in stunning gardens in Chiang Mai and Guti Resort by AKA, an idyllic hillside retreat in Hua Hin, are relaxing countryside boltholes.
Please visit http://www.slh.com/destinations/asia/thailand/hotels/ for more information.
*SLH advises travellers check with the foreign office for travel advice/safety before travelling.