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  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 17:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)




    THE ST. REGIS BANGKOK WON THE 'BEST BUSINESS HOTELS' IN THAILAND BY SMART TRAVEL ASIA


    Bangkok, Thailand, 19 July 2017 – The St. Regis Bangkok is delighted to announce that it has won yet another award as chosen by impartial travellers. The hotel was cited for excellence as 'Best Business Hotels' in Travel Poll 2017, ranked the fourth in Asia and the best in Thailand, voted by the world readers of SmartTravelAsia.com, an online frequent traveller magazine with over a million readership. On hand to receive the award from Mr Vijay Verghese, Editor & Director (2nd from left) and Ms. Pinutda Tanaboonroeng from Smart Travel Asia (Far left), is Mr. Cameron Cundle, Hotel Manager (middle), The St. Regis Bangkok, together with Ms Supansa Bourke, Director of Sales (2nd from right), and Ms Suchana Sasivongbhakdi, Director of Marketing Communications (far right).  


  • Monday, June 26, 2017 11:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)





    The ‘Global Pass’ campaign is a celebration of the 450th year anniversary of Rugby School in England. The campaign features a rugby ball, fitted with a GPS tracking device, being passed amongst former Rugby School pupils (Old Rugbeians) all over the world. This past Saturday, Rugby School Thailand was honoured to host the Global Pass event for M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra and other ORs based in Thailand. The owners, our Founding Head, and one of our Governors, M.L. Taya Kitiyakara, also participated in this historical pass. After that, the ORs were taken around campus to see the Rugby School Thailand facilities, whilst they shared stories of their time back in Rugby School UK. #globalpass2017

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 09:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)




    ASCOTT THAILAND RUNS A SONGKRAN CHARITY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN


    Thailand, 10th April 2017 – CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) continue its Songkran charity fundraising campaign for the second year. This campaign is one of the organisation’s CSR initiatives to work the upliftment of students at Doi Wiangpha Pittaya School, a remote hill-tribe school located within the Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai province.

    This coming water-play-fun Songkran Festival, a thousand of Ascott’s limited edition reusable waterproof bags will be sold across its properties in Thailand. The donation from this campaign, together with other fundraising campaigns during the year will go towards helping more than 500 underprivileged students from kindergarten up to 9th grade.

    Ascott International Management (Thailand) Limited in partnership with iCare Thailand Foundation (iCare) have been supporting Doi Wiangpha Pittaya School since 2014 in order to create a sustainable development at the school of at least 5 consecutive years.

    Currently Ascott is the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Thailand, with 18 properties and more than 3,000 units across Bangkok, Pattaya and Sri Racha (including under development projects). All well-appointed properties are nestled in prime business and entertainment districts, designed for discerning expatriates and travellers on business or leisure.

    For more information on Ascott’s properties, please visit www.the-ascott.com

    About The Ascott Limited

    The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators. It has over 30,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, as well as over 22,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 52,000 units in over 300 properties. The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. It has also launched lyf, a brand designed for and managed by millennials. Ascott’s portfolio spans more than 100 cities across 28 countries.

    Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific's first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. In 2006, it established the world's first Pan-Asian serviced residence real estate investment trust, Ascott Residence Trust. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

    Ascott’s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand; World Travel Awards 2016 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’; Business Traveller UK Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’; Business Traveller China

    Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and TTG China Travel Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’. For a full list of awards, please visit www.the-ascott.com/ascottlimited/awards.html.



    About CapitaLand Limited

    CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it is an owner and manager of a global portfolio worth more than S$78 billion as at 31 December 2016, comprising integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices, homes, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds. Present across more than 130 cities in over 20 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia.

    CapitaLand’s competitive advantage is its significant asset base and extensive market network. Coupled with extensive design, development and operational capabilities, the Group develops and manages high-quality real estate products and services. It also has one of the largest investment management businesses in Asia and a stable of five REITs listed in Singapore and Malaysia – CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.


    Visit www.capitaland.com for more information.

    Issued by: Ascott International Management (Thailand) Limited

    Website: www.the-ascott.com

    41 Sukhumvit 16, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

    For more information, please contact:

    Myla Caceres, Director of Sales & Marketing

    Tel: (66-2) 204 4341 Email: myla.caceres@the-ascott.com

    Juree Umrarong, Director of Sales

    Tel: (66-2) 204 4381 Email: juree.u@the-ascott.com

    Yada Anukoonpittaya, Marketing Manager

    Tel: (66-2) 204 4382 Email: yada.a@the-ascott.com


  • Monday, October 31, 2016 09:48 | Anonymous member



    Why South Australia? 


    Brochure (branded PDF Flyer)

    To check it out, please click at the link => Opening Doors – South Australia, a complete investment package

    To watch Video, please click below:

    Investment Attraction South Australia - Opening Doors


    In South Australia we make it our business to make yours a success.

    South Australia offers a highly competitive environment and an ease of doing business which supports profitable investments. 

    With a highly skilled workforce, cutting edge research and development, competitive labour costs and strong collaboration between industry and academia, South Australia really is a place where your business can innovate and grow. 

    Competitive Business Environment 

    • Labour costs in South Australia are 9% below the Australian average;
    • Adelaide was ranked the most cost competitive city in Australia in KPMG’s 2016 biennial Competitive Alternatives Report

    An Enviable Lifestyle 

    • Adelaide is ranked the 5th most liveable city in the world and was the only Australian city to make The New York Times’ list of “52 places to go in 2015”; 
    • The State is also Australia’s premium food and wine destination, accounting for almost 80% of Australian premium wine production. 

    Skilled and Educated Workforce 

    • There are more than 93,000 students of which 30,000 are international students from 125 countries providing international knowledge and language expertise; 
    • University and R&D in Adelaide has led international change in biotechnology, agriculture, winemaking, animal science and information technology fields.

    Culture of Innovation 

    • South Australian’s excellent technology infrastructure makes it a great choice for enterprises; Adelaide now boasts internet speeds of up 100 times the national average; 
    • The State government announces plans to spend $4.65 million to establish Adelaide as part of the Gig City Network.

    Advanced Manufacturing Capability

    • The State is known as Australia’s Defence hub, having recently secured the Federal Government’s $50 billion Future Submarine program – the largest Defence procurement in the nation’s history; 
    • Emerging technologies such as photonics, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, advanced materials and robotics and digital technology, South Australia is demonstrating emerging strengths and development expertise. 

    Proactive, Stable Government 

    • Ambitious renewable energy targets to make Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city and achieve $10 billion investment in low carbon energy generation by 2025
    • Employment incentives for businesses with a taxable payroll of $5 million who can receive $10,000 for every new employee over the next two years.

    In 2015 the South Australia Government has launched the South Australia - South East Asia Engagement Strategy to support endeavours to increase the State’s profile and presence in the region. 

    The Strategy supports the Government to help businesses gain new markets, strengthen the State’s knowledge base and generate new employment opportunities. 

    For more information, please contact Laddawan Tantisantiwong, Investment and Trade Manager – South Australia, Austrade, at Laddawan@austrade.gov.au or +66 (0) 2 696 4826.

     


  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:17 | Anonymous member




    Introducing Thomas Schmitt-Glaeser

                   General Manager, The Sukhothai Bangkok



    The Sukhothai Bangkok, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Schmitt-Glaeser as their new General Manager.

    Thomas, from Berlin, Germany, has experienced leading positions at top hotels, including the luxury five-star Kempinski Hotel Adlon, Berlin and Kempinski Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Munich. After a successful spell as Director of Food and Beverage at Plaza Athenee Bangkok, he embarked upon a longer, carefully focused period of time with Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts, including the role of General Manager of China World Summit Wing, the tallest hotel in Beijing, and other prestigious Shangri-la hotels at important Asia Pacific locations.

    “The Sukhothai embraces everything that is Thai culture, and has therefore always been my favourite hotel in Bangkok. When the opportunity arose to take the helm at this urban garden paradise as General Manager, I simply had to accept it…” says Thomas, gladly anticipating successful times ahead.

    The Sukhothai Bangkok are very proud to present Mr. Schmitt-Glaeser, and are certain his creativity, credentials and natural expertise in business development will further enhance its reputation for excellence and outstanding quality of service to its valued guests.

    You can contact Mr. Thomas Schmitt-Glaeser at Thomas.Schmitt-Glaeser@sukhothai.com


    For further information or high-resolution images, please contact:

    Chutima Limpasurat (Meaw) - Marketing Communications Manager

    chutima.l@sukhothai.com / Tel: +66 (0) 2 344 8671

    Thank you for your continued support to The Sukhothai Bangkok

    www.sukhothai.com


  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 09:36 | Anonymous member




    News release

    ASCOTT CONTINUES WINNING STREAK AS THE BEST IN ASIA WITH TOP HONOURS VOTED BY TRAVELLERS AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

    Heralded as ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence Group’ in Asia amongst other highly acclaimed titles

    Thailand, 26th October 2016 – CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), received the top honours of ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Vietnam at the prestigious 2016 World Travel Awards ceremony for Asia & Australasia. Voted by travellers and travel professionals globally, World Travel Awards is widely hailed as the Oscars of the travel industry, recognising the ultimate hallmark of quality.

    Ascott also clinched the coveted ‘Best Serviced Residence Group’ at Travel Weekly Asia’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards. Honouring the finest in the travel industry, the awards were presented to outstanding companies for their first-class products, excellent service and their achievements that have helped boost the travel industry.

    Mr Tony Soh, Ascott’s Chief Corporate Officer, said: “Being voted the number one serviced residence brand in Asia, and recently the leading brand in Europe and the Middle East, motivates us to further push the boundaries of excellence. We thank all our staff for their passion in caring for our guests to ensure they have an extraordinary experience, and for upholding Ascott’s reputation as a world class brand. We will continue to stay on top of industry trends, be it embracing technology, tailoring our customer experience and transforming our business model to place Ascott in an even stronger position for the years ahead.”

    Ascott received accolades in the following categories:

    World Travel Awards 2016

    Asia's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand – The Ascott Limited

    Hong Kong's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand – The Ascott Limited

    Indonesia's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand – The Ascott Limited

    Vietnam’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand – Somerset Serviced Residence

    Vietnam’s Leading Serviced Apartments – Somerset Grand Hanoi

    Thailand's Leading Serviced Apartments – Ascott Sathorn Bangkok

    Travel Weekly Asia 2016 Readers Choice Awards

    Best Serviced Residence Group – The Ascott Limited

    In its 23rd year, World Travel Awards is highly contested with many luminary players in the industry vying for top honours. Ascott was recently conferred the title of Middle East's ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’; Ascott Park Place Dubai was named Dubai’s ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’ and Somerset West Bay Doha garnered Qatar's ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’.

    Ascott also took home six accolades at the World Travel Awards ceremony for Europe last month, including ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Europe, France and Germany. La Clef Tour Eiffel Paris was bestowed France's ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’ while Citadines Michel Hamburg and Citadines Sainte-Catherine Brussels were awarded ‘Leading Serviced Apartments’ in Germany and Belgium respectively.

    About The Ascott Limited

    The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be the world's largest international serviced residence owner-operator. It has over 29,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, as well as over 18,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 48,000 units in over 300 properties. The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset. Its portfolio spans more than 100 cities across 27 countries.

    Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific's first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.

    Ascott’s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include World Travel Awards 2016 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’; Business Traveller UK Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’; TTG China Travel Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’; DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and Business Traveller China Awards 2015 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ and ‘Best Serviced Residence’. For a full list of awards, please visit http://www.the-ascott.com/ascottlimited/awards.

    About CapitaLand Limited (www.capitaland.com)

    CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies headquartered and listed in Singapore.  The company leverages its significant asset base, design and development capabilities, active capital management strategies, extensive market network and operational capabilities to develop high-quality real estate products and services.  Its diversified global real estate portfolio includes integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes.  Its two core markets are Singapore and China, while Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have been identified as new growth markets.  The company also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia.

     

    CapitaLand’s listed real estate investment trusts are Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust.

    Issued by: Ascott International Management (Thailand) Limited  

    Website: www.the-ascott.com

    41 Sukhumvit 16, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

    For more information, please contact:

     

    Myla Caceres, Director of Sales & Marketing

    Tel: (66-2) 204 4341       Email: myla.caceres@the-ascott.com

    Juree Umrarong, Assistant Director of Marketing

    Tel: (66-2) 204 4381       Email: juree.u@the-ascott.com

    Yada Anukoonpittaya, Assistant Marketing Manager

    Tel: (66-2) 204 4382       Email: yada.a@the-ascott.com


  • Monday, October 10, 2016 10:27 | Anonymous member







    Shrewsbury Celebrates 10th year of Last Night of the Proms 2016

    Shrewsbury International School hosts its 10th annual Last Night of the Proms event on Thursday 27th October, promising another evening of top quality entertainment and hospitality.

    Celebrating 120 years of British Proms heritage and more than a decade of exceptional music-making at Shrewsbury, the musical programme combines contemporary classics from stage and screen alongside traditional Proms favourites.

    Hosted in our world class auditorium, the concert will feature performances from Shrewsbury’s Senior Choirs and renowned Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Director of Music, Ken Haggarty, and returning guest conductor, John Moore (Shrewsbury School, UK).

    The event starts at 5:45pm with a pre-concert drinks reception followed by a quality buffet dinner of fine international cuisine, and capped with a post-concert fireworks display finale, all to be enjoyed in Shrewsbury’s unique riverside setting.

    The guest list includes business leaders from leading national and international companies, and representatives from a range of embassies and social and professional organisations. Thank you to event sponsors, Four Seasons and Raimon Land who will be showcasing details of some of their latest exciting developments. 

    Prepare yourselves for an entertaining evening and bring your flags, friends and family to join us for another memorable evening at Shrewsbury International School.

    For tickets, please email: tickets@shrewsbury.ac.th or call 02 675 1888 ext 1108 / 1113.

    For more information and VDO from last year please click http://bit.ly/LNOP2016

    For more information contact:

    Ms. Jane ARGHABHADRA

    Director of Marketing

    Shrewsbury International School

    Jane.a3@shrewsbury.ac.th or call at 02 675 1888 ext 1113

                        


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