No, I am not back to Thailand. But I attended the ‘Luxurious Pleasure in Amazing Thailand’ event held in New Delhi. The venue was the ever beautiful Dusit Deverana.
This was my third visit to the hotel and it still remains as charming for me. The event was held in the ball room. So, I walked through all the beautiful water bodies again to reach there.
The idea was quite simple, there were about 15 luxury brands under one roof and you could talk to all of them at one place. Anantara, Sofitel, Dusit Thai (where I have stayed in Bangkok) Amari (where I have stayed in Hua Hin), Sheraton, Soneva all were there and this is a partial list. Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways were also present. It was fun looking at the pictures of the various properties. The Sofitel at Krabi has an amazing looking pool and Soneva is on a resort island where it is the only hotel. As I have stayed with Dusit Thani and Amari Hua Hin I had fun talking to them about the hotels!
It was also a lot of fun to meet the TAT New Delhi team again. I was happy clicking the director Runjuan Tongrut. Whenever I have met her, she is brimming with energy. It was also fun to meet Aso who has been an amazing host for two of my recent Thailand trips. And when I say amazing, I mean simply amazing.
I got some beautiful mugs to carry home. The condition was that I need to talk to everyone in the hall. Since I had stayed with some of the hotels, they were easier to chat to. Then I got in conversation with a manager who said he was working in Thailand for the last 12 years! I asked him, “You are not from Thailand so how come you stayed so long?” I added that I hope he didn’t find my question rude. He said it was not rude at all. He was Finnish-Swiss and living in Thailand for 12 years! He said it all just happened and it was not by great design. But he found Thailand a great place to live in, the people were nice, the standard of living was good and he liked it there!
If you are looking for luxury holidays in Thailand check out some of the resorts I mentioned. For me, it was a wonderful afternoon of Thai hospitality again at Dusit Devarana!