Down on the river

Down on the river

Rates start at Bt6,000 for Deluxe Riverview Room including buffet breakfast for two, room upgrade to next available room type, late-check-out until 4pm and one-time credit of Bt1,000 per stay on food and beverage in the hotel and neighbourhood map. A shuttle boat service runs from Saphan Taksin BTS Station to the Hotel every half-hour.

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Sweetness with a Smile 

Thai Smile and Mitr Phol celebrate the hot season with special summer drinks for Smile Plus-class passengers from this month to July. 

Customers will be welcomed on board with a Mittz Lemongrass and Royal Lotus, that combine refreshing lemongrass with refreshing Mitr Phol syrup. 

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Downtown deluxe

Also marking the arrival of the summer is the SureStay Plus Hotel’s Best Western Sukhumvit 2, which is offering travellers a Super Hot Deal from now to October 31. 

Starting at Bt2,199 for a Superior Room and Bt2,399 for a Deluxe Room, guests can enjoy breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi and in-room minibar. Or save even more by opting for the Sabai promotion with room rates starting at Bt1,999 for a Superior Room or Bt2,199 for a Deluxe Room. Both include breakfast for two and free Wi-Fi.

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Island in the sun

The Ko Tao Festival returns to Sairee Beach on Saturday and Sunday to promote environmental conservation and showcase the beauty of island. 

Now in its 15th edition, the festival features several environment-friendly activities including children’s art contest under the theme of coral reef conservation, a design contest for new recycling rubbish bins to be installed across the island and a local food market. Visitors can also enjoy the Opening Parade & Eco Display and Mr & Ms Save Koh Tao and live music performances. 

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Pachyderms on the pitch

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is hosting the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament from tomorrow to Sunday.

Visitors can enjoy an impressive opening parade, children’s educational day, a Ladies Day known as the Bangkok Ascot, great foot, hot bands and spins from top DJs. This year, a group of 20 unemployed ex-street elephants will take part in the event, which they will receive full veterinary checks from the Zoological Parks Organisation of Thailand, under the patronage of His Majesty the King of Thailand and the Department of Livestock Development. In addition, all elephants are given essential vitamins, food and care, which are not available to them during their normal daily lives. 

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