Ravindra Beach Resort
opens at Jomtien
The Sunshine Hotel and Resort Group officially opened its new
Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa on May 23, a modern colonial-style
development at Jomtien Beach that has an investment of more than one
Suornsahatrangsi, director of the Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa poses in
front of the complex’s beachside pool.
Resort director Tanet Suornsahatrangsi and general manager Prachak
Svastisinha hosted a reception, with a demonstration of spa cooking and
a dinner laid on for the guests.
Tanet confirmed that the investment for the resort, which stands on an
area of 35 rai, was more than one billion baht. The resort had its soft
opening in February, and the response from guests has been very
favorable, he said.
Designed in a colonial style, Ravindra has 277 guestrooms in four
styles, namely Superior, Deluxe, Family Suite, and Pool Villa. Along
with the spa, amenities include a fitness center, a disco, a library,
internet connections, and a limousine service. The resort’s current main
target markets are the EU and Japan.
The Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa is built in
a modern colonial style.
Great Escape 2008 includes Asia
The Great Escape 2008 will kick off a shorter scavenger hunt across Asia on
November 8. The organiser’s event director, William Chalmers, said: “We have had
many folks in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok apply in the past for The Global
Scavenger Hunt, so the interest is there.”
While the global hunt is a 23-day competition, the Asian challenge will last two
weeks. It will take a maximum of 20 two-person teams on a scavenger hunt through
at least six secret Asian destinations, kicking off in Sydney and ending in
Melbourne on November 22.
Teams will be challenged to use their Indiana Jones-like travel savvy to
overcome language barriers, cultural differences, logistical challenges, and the
thrill of competition, as they uncover lost cities and seek out specialty
marketplace items, among other activities.
The entry fee of A$7,495 (US$7,177) per person includes all international air
fares, 15 nights accommodation, double occupancy, some airport transfers and
about 30 per cent of meals. (TTG)