Latest Scandinavian Thailand Hotel News

Free help with Special Tourist Visa to Thailand – for naturists

Naturists or nudists who are dreaming to spend 2 -3 months in Thailand during the winter can ask for help from Naturist Association Thailand to apply for the new Special Tourist Visa and find an affordable quarantine stay for the first two weeks. Currently, some hotels offer affordable prices from 30.000 baht to 50.000 baht…

On Covid-19 and the future of hospitality: Sam-Erik Ruttman

Back in the 1990’s and until the early 2000’s Swedish-Finnish hotelier Sam-Erik Ruttman was a well-known face within Bangkok’s expatriate community. Then, working for Dusit Hotels & Resorts he was appointed to manage their Phuket-based property, where ScandAsia interviewed him in 2004. Sam-Erik then continued with the Thai hospitality brand’s expansion into the Middle East,…

Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce congratulates hotel member on reopening

Thailand has recently lifted restrictions for various business after a full month of no new case of Covid-19 spreading domestically. Although activity such as clubbing and concerts with mass gathering is still prohibited, other services such as restaurants, bars and hotels are resumed back to operations. The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce published a statement to…

Phuket’s heritage and cuisine part of old and new favourites

While Phuket’s tourism is having challenges in 2019 to draw enough visitors, this island destination nevertheless has a formidable smorgasbord of attractions, including new waterparks, shopping centres dining destinations and five-star stays that is more comprehensive than ever before – especially within the high-end segment. Join in as ScandAsia leaps into Phuket’s latest luxury with…

Swedish hotelier within Bangkok’s latest luxury wave: Björn Richardson

137 Pillars Residences & Suites in Bangkok, is the opulent, specific hotel that has once again re-united two really good Swedish friends as well as hoteliers. Hotel manager Björn Richardson tells the story how and shares insights about his latest very luxurious hotel environment and the local luxury scene. Going back nearly twenty years destiny…

Big meeting for Danes in Thailand

A big meeting for Danes living abroad will take place at the Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant, (Oakwood Residence) Sukhumvit Soi 24, Bangkok on Wednesday 30 October 2019, 1900 – 2130. The meeting is organized by Danes Worldwide and supported by all the institutions and associations involving Danish expats in Thailand: the Royal Danish Embassy in…

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort among worlds best islands for romantic honeymoon

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is a highly recommended stay for honeymooners from around the world visiting Thailand. Koh Phi Phi was the only destination selected in Thailand in a list recently published by Travel + Leisure magazine alongside other idyllic islands including Mauritius in Africa, Hainan Island in China, Cebu Islands in the…

Agneta’s World: Escape the noise and traffic of Bangkok

 I’d like to take you with me to four hidden, beautiful boutique hotels in the heart of Bangkok. Are you in the mood to disappear for a night with your husband, lover, best girlfriend or anyone? You are spoiled for choice between these “wild strawberry places”! Believe me; I have explored them all… Hotel Cabochon…

Hotelier Jonas Sjöstedt appointed Centara’s Area Manager in Jomtien, Pattaya

Among the Scandinavian choices in Pattaya/Jomtien beach, visitors, and in particular Swedes, are guaranteed to have a fellow countryman in a hotel management position at a preferred Thai hotel brand for at least some more years to come. On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, Jonas Sjöstedt takes up his latest position within Centara Hotels &…

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts increases environmental sustainability efforts

In respect for environmental sustainability luxury boutique hotel group 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has taken a significant step by eliminating single-use plastic in its hotel rooms and restaurant outlets. The group’s COO, Christopher Stafford as well as their General Manager for 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, Björn Richardsson, are Swedes. After holding a…