Four Seasons Hotels Limited (Four Seasons) and the owner of Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, Minor Hotel Group (MHG), announced today that effective March 1, 2015, MHG will operate the Hotel under its own luxury hospitality brand, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas.
After a long and successful partnership in Bangkok, Four Seasons and MHG have agreed to transition management of the Hotel to Anantara. Four Seasons and MHG will continue to work together for years to come to provide the premier luxury hotel experience in Thailand to discerning travellers at three award-winning resorts: Four SeasonsResort Chiang Mai, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, and Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle.
Over the past 22 years, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok has become a preferred destination for luxury travellers and an integral part of the community, hosting a Cancer Care Charity Fun Run every year and most recently the 15th Annual World Gourmet Festival, both in association with the Thai Red Cross in support of local causes.
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The “Toscana Castelfalfi Resort” is an ancient medieval borough set between Florence and Pisa in Montaione. This Resort covers 1,100 hectares of land with groves, woods, vineyards and lakes. At the center of this idyllic structure you can find a Castle with a restaurant, an American bar, a cooking school and a space where it is possible to organize private events. Moving on to the center of this building, there are gorgeous apartments divided in 3 historical property such as Terraces 1-2 and “Ghialla”. There is also a hotel, called la Tabaccaia because it used to be a factory which dryed tobacco in order to produce cigars in the past. It has 31 rooms and each of them has a different luxurious design. Toscana Resort offers many fun experiences, such as: 4 swimming pools, a 30-meter long one for training and a smaller one for children, an extraordinary 9.400-meter long golf course with 27 holes.
Visitors can enjoy a tour of the property accompanied by agronomists and visit its 23 hectares of vineyards and 10.000 olive trees, as well as attend the traditional agricultural activities like the production of wine or olive oil.Customers may also be adviced by high-level concierges about other interesting activities like bike excursions or horse rides. In fact Tuscany offers great views with magnificient landscapes and horse rides are among the best ways to visit the town of Montaione.Another incredible experience customers cannot miss out on is the excellent choice of regional specialties, with fresh and handmade products, thanks to the experience of Chef Francesco Ferretti, who runs “Rosmarino” restaurant, the first place where you can have dinner in this property that bases its dishes on the freshness of the near farm. The ground floor of this medieval castle hosts an international restaurant and an American bar managed by Michele Rinaldi, a 27 year-old Michelin star, who amazes his guests by serving food of the Italian traditional cuisine added to advanced gastronomical researches. In the Castle you may also find a cooking school that holds various classes from classical cuisine, like how to make handmade pasta to more creative kinds like desserts or finger food. Moreover, this holding offers many interesting and fun activities with highly qualified and available staff in every sector; This is the best solution for a short break away from chaos, pollution and stressful city life and to embrace total relax and delve into uncontaminated nature, all provided with high levels of comfort.”
The UAE’s toughest ever obstacle challenge is making its Abu Dhabi debut at the home of the Formula 1 in the UAE on April 24th and registrations are open now. This extremely gritty endurance race is designed to test participants’ physical and mental strength to the maximum and with tickets anticipated to go fast, this is definitely one not to be missed.
The course layout will see competitors navigate military-based, custom-built obstacles such as running up huge giant ladders, dunking themselves into frigid water, a 6m water plunge, swinging across monkey bars and crawling though the calf-cramping sand obstacles.
Last year’s event, the first of its kind in the Middle East, was held in Dubai and this year the Desert Warrior Challenge promises to be bigger and better with a brand new ‘Marine Madness’ course, where warriors can enjoy the cool water after building up a sweat on the course.
A choice of three categories are on offer for those wanting to release their inner warrior and take up the ultimate desert challenge. The main category, the ‘Desert Warrior’ has more than 20 obstacles scattered over 10 kilometres of track; the ‘Ultimate Warrior’ category is open to those wishing to push themselves a little harder and is the same course as the Desert Warrior but timed. ‘Fearless Warrior’, a shorter option for ‘Warriors in Training’, consists of 12 obstacles spread over 5 kilometres, and a ‘Junior Warrior’ event – a shorter obstacles course for children.
Finally! I can’t believe it took nearly 3 years to renovate them, entire buildings are being built in that time. I won’t forget the embarrassment of having people visit me back home and not being able to show them the one monument which represented the entire country.
“The landmark Kuwait Towers have reopened in the Gulf state’s capital after they were closed for nearly three years for refurbishment, Kuwait Times has reported. The three iconic structures, two of them with spheres that house a viewing deck and restaurants, were built in the 1970s to replace water tanks in the old city area but have become a distinct tourist attraction.”