In 2001, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas brought a new kind of experiential luxury to Thailand. Since then the brand’s journey has continued across Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, and most recently Africa, extending its portfolio to 35 unique hotels and resorts across 11 countries. Anantara’s properties ignite the joy of travel with plenty of inspirational moments, be it elephant encounters in Thailand’s Golden Triangle, dining on a private sandbank in the Maldives, or dune boarding in Mozambique. To celebrate the twin 15th anniversaries of DestinAsian and Anantara, the hotel group is offering three lucky DestinAsian readers the chance to win a five-night stay at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel in Thailand or two of its newest properties, Sri Lanka’s Anantara Kalutara Resort and Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
Centrally located in the Ratchaprasong district, and just steps away from the nearest Skytrain station, Anantara Siam Bangkok provides an ideal base for travelers in the Thai capital. The hotel lies within easy reach of the city’s main cultural and entertainment attractions, while delighting guests with its local flair. Traditional Thai elements are incorporated into the rooms’ contemporary design, with hand-painted silk ceilings, antiques, and teak furnishings. Inside the common areas, the elegant aesthetic and relaxed charm make for a memorable urban sanctuary amid one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant cities. At Spice Market, the property’s signature Thai restaurant, diners can embark on a culinary tour of regional specialties in a warm, inviting venue designed to resemble an old spice shop.
Anantara Kalutara Resort
Only a 10-minute drive from the historic town of Kalutara and an hour from the bustling capital Colombo, Anantara Kalutara Resort stands on Sri Lanka’s beautiful southwest coast. The peaceful beachfront setting between the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga river boasts private river and lagoon frontage, while the resort’s design was inspired by the vision of the late Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s most famous architect. Travelers will be immersed in nature and a rich tapestry of local heritage, from ancient Buddhist monuments and signs of the island’s early spice trading days to vestiges of its colonial past. Transport to and from the newly opened resort is available with Anantara’s chauffeur-driven SUV service from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport, accessible via a two-hour drive.
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
The recently opened Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort stands 2,000 meters above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon in Oman’s Saiq Plateau. Billed as the highest five-star resort in the Middle East, the mountain retreat is an intimate setting where guests can take in a range of experiences amid an extreme landscape of rugged beauty. Sample Arabian specialties in a fort tower, pair exquisite drinks with tapas in a Moroccan lounge, or indulge in an invigorating treatment at the inhouse hammam. The resort is well placed for excursions to the ancient city of Nizwa, while the area’s mild climate provides a welcome escape from the heat of the lowlands, with plenty of trails for mountain biking alongside opportunities to glimpse village life and the production of damask rose water.
Simply answer the following questions and fill in your details for a chance to win a five-night stay at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Anantara Kalutara Resort, or Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
One entry per person only. • Competition is open to all participants who are 18 years of age or older except for employees of DestinAsian and prize sponsors. • Prizes include a five-night stay with daily breakfast in a Premier Room at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, or a Premier Garden View Room at Anantara Kalutara Resort. Prizes for Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort include a five-night stay with daily breakfast in a Premier Canyon View Room, return airport transfers, cooking class at Spice Spoons, and signature massage at Anantara Spa. • Voucher is valid for six months from January 1, 2017 at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, six months from December 1, 2016 at Anantara Kalutara Resort, and one year from December 1, 2016 at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort. • Prize is not transferable, with no cash and/or alternative benefits. • Rooms are subject to availability and black-out periods. • Advance booking must be made directly with the hotel and prize letter must be presented at the point of reservation for verification purposes. • The winner will be notified within 14 days after the draw and results will be published in the February/March 2017 issue of DestinAsian. • No purchase is necessary to enter.