AHMS the collection AHMS THE COLLECTION Issue 02 01.12.14 Anchalika Kijkanakorn Founder & Editor in Chief Eugene Oelofse Concept Editor David Johnson Assistant Editor Tina Wu Creative Director Roland Wagner Interactive Designer FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE I have been working in this business or over a decade. Well, i you call it business, I consider it more o a love afair. Ever since I returned rom 10 years with GE Capital in the US and Europe to visit the beach house I spent summer holidays growing up in, in Pranburi. Wonderul memories o that continue to this day, as this was the rst step we took in building AHMS – a business ofering of the beaten track experiences that were able to honestly and wholeheartedly provide guests a true insight into an authentic Tai way o living, with a ew smatterings o what I call bareoot luxury thrown in or good measure. Over 10 years on, Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi continues to ofer down-to-earth, creative and cutting experiences, and its latest Carbon Free Cooking initiative can be read about more on page 9. During this time we have expanded. Our concept o ofering road less travelled destinations, combining them with gourmet and wellness experiences has caught on. We opened Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga eight years ago now and are in the midst o growing it – beginning with adding choices or amilies with young children, like me, adding a Children’s Club, opening Te Edge restaurant, launching Ayurah Wellness Centre and introducing a concept o beach clubbing or grownups. We will also expand the resort with 34 more abulous villas next year. Please read more on page 8. Here’s wishing you all the very best or the estive season – and happy reading! Happy New Year. AKARYN Samui WHA’S GREEN Zero Carbon Cooking WHA’S HO Beach Wedding Attire ips WHAS NEW AHMS Scoops Awards ll AHMS – he Collection’s reputation as a luxury boutique resort operator o the highest standard has been ... ll Given hailand’s tropical climate, comort when choosing your wedding attire is oten the best option. ll Carbon Free Cooking an industry leading initiative where produce is sourced rom the property’s organic arm. 10 04 09 With all our new openings, we can’t wait to introduce you to all the new members of the AHMS team! Can’t wait to introduce you to Chiang Mai’s most exciting luxury boutique hotel, opening May 1st, save the date! AHMS continues to position itself as the pioneer in boutique resorts and will do so in 2015 with our exciting new openings. Resident Manager of AKMC CHRISOPHE GESIN Please check us out online and follow us! You can download a digital version of A Life & Times from our websites Special thanks to the AHMS team and everyone involved behind every single one of our fabulous resorts who helped us put this newspaper together.
So here we are getting into the newspaper business in our very modest way. In the world of AHMS The Collection, staying in touch and being connected is something we place great value upon. Newspapers were once the main way people kept themselves informed. They are also a more touchy-feely way of reading. In today’s world of tablets and iPads, sometimes it’s a luxury to lie back with a folded newspaper or magazine in your hands. A Life & Times is our gift to our guests and fans to keep them up to date, excited and inspired by all the things we are up to. Expect news, features and facts on everything wellness and adventure travel, and prepare to meet the people who make our magic happen. Enjoy the old fashioned feeling of reading a newspaper at your leisure on your holiday, or download the latest issue to your preferred device. The choice is yours. There are some big stories to watch out for as we prepare to launch new properties in Chiang Mai and on Koh Krabeay, a private island in Cambodia, in the next 12 months or so. Indeed, that’s the best reason we have for getting into the newspaper business – the fact that we intend to keep on making lots of news. HAPPY READING! AHMS the collection 02 GO TO www.ahmshotels.com for more information HEAR & Say Aleenta Phuket -Phang Nga A Few words from our leader A LIFE & TIMES Contribution team Anchalika Kijkanakorn Founder & Editor in Chief Delivering Asia Communications Concept and Content Eugene Oelofse Assistant Editor Elena Munoz Creative Director Tina Wu Graphic Designer Special thanks to the AHMS team and everyone involved behind every single one of our fabulous resorts who helped us put this newspaper together A LIFE & TIMES TO OUR FRIENDS AND PARTNERS Issue 01 01.09.14 For enquiries or comments please feel f ree to contact: email@example.com In AHMS, we bring together people who truly care about you and your experience. Our creed, Delivering Promises. The quality of our resorts is reflected in the quality of our guests. Thank you for spreading the word! At AHMS we dont deliver you a holiday, we give you a lifetime experience. Director of Sales & Marketing MARCEL BOENI Executive Director HR EUGENE OELOFSE Brand Director MORE VOICES FROM THE AHMS TEAM WHAT’S HOT Learn to cook with us... ll Check some of out recipes from our blog or cook with us with our suggested menu for the month. Page 04 WHAT’S GREEN Pure Blue Foundation WHATS NEXT Essential AHMS news ll Its finally happening and we want to share it with you. Find all about it . Page 1 1 ll The cream of culinary talent in Greater Phuket turn up the heat for a good cause. Page 10 blog http://blog.ahmshotels.com/ reservation firstname.lastname@example.org facebook Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga Aleenta Hua Hin Pranburi akyra Chura Samui AKARYN tweet @AHMS_hotels CONTACT US. FOLLOW US. STAY IN TOUCH. You can download a digital version of A life & Times from our website 10 11 06 Please check us online and follow us! Anchalika Kijkanakorn Founder AHMS Hotels Chairman of the Board, Small Luxury Hotels of the World For any press enquiries please contact email@example.com AHMS THE COLLECTION MORE FEATURES YOU CAN FIND INSIDE OUR 1ST ISSUE