Since it opened its first luxury resort in the Thailand royal seaside retreat city of Hua Hin in 2001 the name Anantara has become synonymous with resorts and spas renowned for indulgence and luxuriousness.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary this year the company is giving 15 people the opportunity over 15 weeks to win free stays in some of its most sought-after properties, with the final week seeing the winner awarded a multi-destination journey in Thailand.
The Anantara Dream Journey competition requires travellers to go to the dreamjourneys.anantara website where they can describe in seven words or less why they want to win one of the prizes, upload a photo of themself, and agree to receive future internal marketing emails from the luxury resort company.
In the first 14 weeks of the Anantara Dream Journey competition winners will receive stays of between four days/ three nights and 7 days/ six nights, with the promoted property changing each week of the competition.
In the final week of the competition entrants stand a chance of winning a ten day/ nine night stay at three of Anantara’s 13 Thailand properties – the Anantara Riverside Bangkok, Anantara Chiang Mai, and Anantara Bophut Koh Samui – including ‘return economy class flights for two people from select major international airports with Emirates, and domestic flights between the three Thailand properties with Bangkok Air, and airport transfers.
The competition runs from June 6 through to September 18, with the grand prize winner being announced on September 20.
The 14 weekly promoted properties comprise a mix of those located in cosmopolitan cities to others surrounded by lush forests and crystal clear waters, through to those surrounded by desert sands, or culturally-rich heritage relics.
Since its establishment the Anantara brand, part of the Thai Minor International (Mint) group, has grown to comprise 35 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE and Qatar, with what seems like a never ending stream of new properties in the pipeline.
Within Asean the company operates 13 properties in Thailand, one in Cambodia close to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat while in Vietnam it operates two resorts, and two on the island of Bali, Indonesia.
According to the company its spas and resorts are specifically sited to ignite the joy of travel with passion and plenty of inspiration.
Anantara socially responsible
In addition to operating a range of highly desired properties in stunning locations Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas also runs an active corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme supporting social and environmental projects in each country it operates, including a ‘Dollars For Deeds’ programme which matches dollar-for-dollar guests’ donations.
These funds are then channeled to organisations providing vital services such as craniofacial surgery for children at the Princess Sirindhorn Craniofacial Center at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn Hospital. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Anantara contributed to a cheetah breeding programme, while in the Maldives it funded the establishment of an eye clinic, and a coral adoption programme.
According to Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa its CSR programme is now so active and guest participation so high that one good deed takes place at one of its resorts every day of the year.
While the list of ‘good deeds’ undertaken by Anantara is lengthy, perhaps its most high profile is the annual Elephant’s Polo Tournament in Bangkok which over the last 14 years has raised more than US$1.3 million to improve the life of Thailand’s elephants (See: 14th King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament Raises Half A Million Dollars).
Winners of the Anantara Dream Journey competition must claim their prize within 60-days of notification and will have 12 months from the date the prize is issued to take their dream journey.
For more information visit the dreamjourneys.anantara website.
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