Thailand Décor Insider’s Shopping Tour – 19 – 23 May’2023

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Thailand Décor Insider’s Shopping Tour – 19 – 23 May’2023 2022-06-29T11:37:43+10:00

We all know and adore Bill Bensley, and his wonderful decorating charming hotels, he’s built, and designed. Now we get an opportunity to see first hand and experience Thailand as well.

Bill Bensley is adamant: ‘Luxury as we knew it is stone-cold dead!’ He’s not the first person in the hospitality industry to make that remark, or something like it. But as the man who has done more than anyone else to redefine the luxury hotel resort in Southeast Asia, it sounds like Elon Musk saying there’s not much of a future for electric cars.

This Glam Girls Lux Tour includes – Bangkok – Chiang Mai and Phuket 

19 – 23 May’ 2023

a few highlights –

viewing the private tour of Baan Botanica – Bill’s private home in Bangkok (subject to availability)

visit the finest Bangkok Décor stores, escorted by a well seasoned insider shopper

fly to Chiang Mai

dinner at Bill Bensley designed Four Seasons Chiang Mai

meet a local host who will share her heritage family secret recipes with us as we indulge in a cooking class at her home

visit the unforgettable Warawot Market – where locals shop for everything

visit the décor shops selling the finest Thai silk and other enticing goods

pay a visit to Howie’s Homestay – a Bill Bensley private villa design (subject to availability)

fly to Phuket – check into The Slate Hotel – another masterpiece of Bill Bensley

tour through the DC Beach House – (subject to availability) another masterpiece from Bill Bensley

DAY 1 : F R I DAY, 19 MAY 2023

B A N G KO K

Accommodation: W Hotel Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok with VIP services at the airport. Private transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an hour-long spa treatment at your hotel.

This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Suggested venue: (included) Sirocco (at the lebua). Set on the 63th floor of the State Tower, Sirocco is the world’s highest al fresco restaurant with an open-air terrace commanding an almost 360-degree view of the city.

 

DAY 2: SATURDAY, 20 MAY 2023

BANGKOK
Accommodation: W Hotel Bangkok

Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning, enjoy a private tour of Baan Botanica, Bill Bensley’s private home. Note: Subject to availability.

Spend the afternoon shopping, stopping at Bangkok’s finest decor stores, led by a seasoned shopping expert. Depending on your unique style and requests, your guide will design a custom tour, during which you can discover the best Bangkok has to offer.

 

DAY 3 : S U N DAY, 21 MAY 2023

C H IA N G MA I

Accommodation: Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort Meals Included: Breakfast

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Bangkok airport (approximately 1 hour). Fly to Chiang Mai, the former seat of the Lanna Kingdom and the second largest city in the country. The city is known for its misty mountains and laidback atmosphere.

Upon arrival, head to Wat Prathat, a Buddhist temple perched at the top of Doi Suthep. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and the scenic countryside, and after climbing down, relax at a hidden waterfall at the foot of the mountain. Next, head to a magical temple of tunnels, Wat Umong, and wander the labyrinthine paths to discover Buddha heads, relics, altars, and monk cells.

Enjoy dinner at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, (not included) designed by Bill Bensley, before transferring to your hotel and checking in for an evening at leisure.

 

 

DAY  4:   M O N DAY ,  22 MAY 2 0 2 3

C H IA N G MA I

Accommodation: Na Nirand Boutique Resort Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, meet a local host who will share with you the secrets of home-style Thai cuisine. Head to the market to gather then ingredients before heading into the kitchen for a private hands-on lesson. Typical dishes in northern Thailand include tomato chili dips, Burmese-influenced pork curry, and grilled chicken.

In the afternoon, tour the city’s small lanes by rickshaw and see Chiang Mai’s intact wall and moat, landmark gates, and numerous statues. Stop at Warorot Market where the locals shop for everything, including produce, flowers, baked goods, herbs, clothing, shoes, and fireworks. See other iconic sites in the Old City, such as the Monument of the Three Kings and Wat Phra Singh. Finally, visit MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum.

 

DAY 5 : T U E S DAY, 2 3 MAY 202 3

C H IA N G MA I

Accommodation: Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort Meals Included: Breakfast

Morning at leisure.

Spend the afternoon shopping, discovering the city’s decor stores and shops selling Thai silk and other enticing goods.

Pay a visit to Howie’s Homestay, a Bill Bensley-designed private villa resort. Note: Subject to nvoilnbility.

 

DAY 6: W E D N E S D AY , 2 4 M AY 2 0 23

P H U K ET

Accommodation: The Slate

Meals Included: Breakfast

Private transfer to the airport. Fly to Phuket. Private transfer to The Slate, a Bill Bensley-designed hotel taking inspiration from Phuket’s past.

Enjoy relaxing spa treatments at your hotel.

 

 

DAY 7: T H U R S DAY, 2 5 MAY 202 3

P H U KET

Accommodation: The Slate

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, tour the DC Beach House, a delightful turquoise beach  house on the edge of the water, designed by Bill Bensley. Note: Subject to ovnilnbility.

Meet with a local architect or designer for unique insight into the local design world. Note: Subject to ovnilnbility.

Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. (included) Suggested venue: Baan Rim Pa, a traditional open-air two- story teak house perched above Patong Beach and the Bay of Kalim.

 

Our superb Boutique hotels  

  • W Hotel – Bangkok 2 nights
  • Na Nirand – Chiang Mai  3 nights
  • The Slate Hotel – Phuket  2 nights

Exclusive pricing

USD $ 4969 twin share

single rate USD$ 550

contact jeanw@glamgirlsluxtravels.com today, to add your name onto my list