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Celebrating Loi Krathong with Small Luxury Hotels of the World™

September 11, 2013 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

One of Thailand’s most beautiful festivals, Loi Krathong, is taking place on 17 November 2013 and Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has a fantastic collection of Thai hotels for those seeking to experience the magic of this festival. 

Loi Krathong is celebrated in Thailand at the end of the monsoon season, which originally began as a way for Thai people to give thanks to the Goddess of Water.  These days, people float krathongs – delicately crafted floats made of lotus or banana leaves, a candle and incense sticks, on the river to wash away misfortunes and make wishes for the future. It is an incredible photo opportunity too, with colourful events taking place all over the country.

Aleenta Resort and Spa Phuket, Thailand – www.slh.com/aleenta  

Aleenta Resort & Spa Phuket, set on a sandy white beach facing the crystal clear Andaman Sea is celebrating the Loi Krathong festival in grand fashion. The hotel is offering a package that includes:

  • three nights’ accommodation in a 2-Bedroom Pool Residence
  • Return transfers from Phuket International Airport
  • Daily gourmet breakfast served in residence
  • Daily children activities and full supervision at the Turtle Club for children aged 2 – 12
  • Loi Kratong Celebrations on 17 November including baby elephant visit, Kratong workshop and fruit carving class
  • Invitation to Miss. Noppamas beauty pageant – a beauty contest that is synonymous with Loi Krathong
  • Loi Kratong dinner for four ( food only) with live entertainment and fire show
  • KomLoi ( Thai Dream lantern) release

This package is valid for two adults and two children aged 0-18 sharing a 2-Bedroom Pool Residence and is priced at THB 14,000 per night and is valid from 15th to 19th November 2013. Alternatively for those who are keen to just join in the Loi Krathong festivities on 17 November can do so at THB 3,500++ per adult and THB 1,750++ per child. This includes dinner with show, welcome drink and access to all activities during the day. 

The Siam, Bangkok, Thailand – www.slh.com/siamhotel  

Set on three acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Praya River, The Siam is a private 39-room luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district. The Siam features the most spacious suites in the city, as well as villas with a private pool and roof terrace and stunning views of the Chao Phraya River. For Loi Krathong, The Siam is offering a special package priced at THB 19,500++ for a one night’s stay which includes a Loi dinner for two, breakfast for two and a shuttle boat ride from The Siam to Taksin Pier. This package also includes complimentary wifi and butler services and is only available for bookings for 17 November 2013.

137 Pillar House, Chiang Mai, Thailand – www.slh.com/137pillarshouse  

Built in the 1880s as part of the East Borneo Company headquarters, 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai is a beautiful teak wood building that has been carefully restored to reflect its 19th-century origins.  This stunning 30-room property revives the old world elegance and provides every modern luxury to guests, allowing them to be as comfortable as they would in their own homes. 137 Pillars House has created a special Loi Kratong Dinnerevent to celebrate the festival which includes Lanna (Northern Thailand) entertainment and a sumptuous authentic “Kad Mua” buffet dinner.  Guests can also learn how to make their own krathongs. This dinner is available on the night of 17 November 2013 and is priced at THB 2,650++ per person.

Akatsuki Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand – www.slh.com/akatsuki  

Set on Lipa Noi Beach in Koh Samui, with panoramic sea views facing the Five Islands, Akatsuki Samui is a wonderfully remote resort that pushes the boundaries of exclusivity with just five exquisite pavilions. The design inspiration for the pavilions at Akatsuki Samui is taken from a fusion of modern Thai and Japanese aesthetics, cleverly combined to create a sophisticated and relaxing ambiance that blends perfectly into the tropical environment. For Loi Krathong, Akatsuki Samui is offering a two nights’ accommodation package which includes a Krathong-making workshop and a paper lantern show for all guests in the evening. This package is priced at USD 1,800 per night for six guests and USD 1,640 per night for four guests. This package is valid from 1st to 30th November 2013.

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