【抢先体验】穿越新山城心,享一宿泰式精致生活的美好 Finally, a touch of genuine Thai hospitality and Amari in JB!

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[大人在现场] 515是Amari Johor Bahru揭幕的大日子,#恭喜恭喜 大人身为受邀媒体之一,当然得先为各位探探密!由获奖无数的室内设计大师 Warren Foster-Brown (FBEYE International) 操…

Posted by MAGistrate 杂志大人 on 15hb Mei 2017

 

当车子驶入了直律街 (Jalan Trus) 后,大人今日的目的地原来并非柔佛国际会展中心、柔佛古庙或是老街,而是即将於5月15日开张、城中最新的星级酒店 Amari Johor Bahru!其位处「城心」的优越地理位置,相信在地新山人必然了如指掌。

从 Amari Johor Bahru 的套房窗户远眺,古今各异,一方将新山极富历史的老城区风华纳入眼帘,若想慵享慢时光,晨间将步伐减速沿着直律街往下探索,自是不负光阴的托付;而另一方则为活力无限的商城 (Komtar JBCC & Johor Bahru City Square),午后若想调动时尚脉搏,禁不住的购物欲一街之隔即能解除。大人此次有幸成为抢先入住体验的媒体,并处处感受泰式时尚精致的客房与美食料理,着实非常感激酒店各方殷勤款待啊!

Turning into Jalan Trus today is both routine but yet exciting at the same time, as we stopped short of driving past the usual landmarks such as Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Old Chinese Temple or the JB heritage district. Instead, a new oasis of comfort and service, with fresh and modern facilities, just a couple of steps from Komtar JBCC and Johor Bahru City Square, is now bearing witness to the fast-completed Sungai Segget revitalisation works, and the progressive city transformation that best depicts the Johor Bahru’s past and present along Jalan Trus and Jalan Wong Ah Fook.

Sawadee krap, welcome to Amari Johor Bahru!

迎宾大堂 • ARRIVE

由获奖无数的室内设计大师 Warren Foster-Brown (FBEYE International) 操刀的 Amari Johor Bahru,大人才刚踏入位于6楼的酒店大堂,即可处处感受浓郁的精致泰式与本土气息,仔细瞧瞧还能察觉大象图形其实无处不在啊!尤其当热情的接待人员递上了冷手巾与迎宾饮料 Pandan Lemongrass 后,休假模式立即启动,「电梯门关上的那一刻,大人就决定与世隔绝了!」

【大人小分享】来自泰国的高端精品酒店品牌 – ONYX 酒店集团已有52年的历史,是亚洲领先的酒店管理集团,目前共管理44家亚洲物业,ONYX 旗下有多个酒店品牌,包括奢华的 Saffron 品牌,著名的 Amari 酒店和度假村,莎玛 Shama 服务式公寓,The Mosaic Collection 酒店和度假村,以及全新的简约型遨舍 OZO 酒店。

Amari Johor Bahru (新山阿玛瑞度假酒店)为集团旗下的第17家酒店,坐落于马来半岛最南端,与邻国新加坡隔着柔佛海峡相对,距离马来西亚首都吉隆坡大约300公里。从新加坡樟宜国际机场抵达酒店只需60分钟车程;从士乃国际机场到此则约需30分钟车程;由酒店步行至新山关卡 (通往新加坡) 仅需5分钟,而沿直律街步行则可於5-10分钟内达新山各历史景点。欲查询酒店详情,可点击此链接 www.amari.com/johor-bahru/fastfacts.aspx

Incorporating contemporary Malaysian and Thai touches into the interiors at the first Amari Hotel in Malaysia, Amari Johor Bahru bears the hallmarks of exclusivity, distinctive quality and personal touch of the award-winning Singapore-based FBEYE International‘s founder Warren Foster-Brown. Coupled with the warm reception, refreshing cold towels plus signature welcome drink – Pandan Lemongrass upon arrival at the check-in desk on Level 6, the overall process was smooth as silk such that we could slip into holiday mode straight away!

Originally from Thailand and expanding across Asia, the market-leading Amari brand of hotels and resorts is part of the ONYX Hospitality Group, which has a rich and long-standing heritage of over 52 years and prides itself as one of Asia-Pacific’s leading hospitality management companies with a portfolio that includes over 44 operational properties across Asia. Celebrating the colours and rhythms of modern Asia, each hotel highlights the textures and flavours of its unique setting through architecture, design, cuisine and service, as evident from their luxury Saffron portfolio, Shama serviced apartments, The Mosaic Collection of hotels and resorts and the all-new select service OZO, with more new properties rapidly being developed in the next few years.

Being the 17th and latest addition to the Amari brand of hotels and resorts worldwide, Amari Johor Bahru reflects the warmth and energy of an evolving modern Asia. Soaring above the bustling commercial district and conveniently located between Jalan Trus and Jalan Wong Ah Fook, the hotel is a 30-minute drive from Senai International Airport, 60-minute drive from Singapore’s Changi International Airport; while the JB Sentral CIQ complex and the upcoming Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, which will link Johor Bahru and Singapore, is just 5 to 10 minutes away on foot. Bustling night bazaars, booming cultural hubs and chic cafes await as we took a leisurely stroll further down along Jalan Trus towards the old town districts.

精致房型 • SLEEP

Amari Johor Bahru 共有242间豪华时尚的客房和套房 (Superior King & Twin, Deluxe King & Twin, Grand Deluxe King & Twin, Deluxe Pool Access King & Twin, Executive Club Room King and Twin, Junior Suite 与 One Bedroom Suite,面积由28-69平方米不等),大人此次入住的房型为八楼的豪华客房 (Deluxe Twin, 32sq.m, City View)。

「大人不藏私!假期快到了,为各位捎来好消息!酒店现有预开业 (15 May 2017 to 15 Aug 2017) 特别优惠噢,每晚由RM238*起!」欲查询订房优惠详情,可点击此链接 www.amari.com/johor-bahru/special-offer.aspx

As we proceed beyond the lobby to our “home” for the next 2 days, the Thai influences make way for subtle Malaysian design features which are highlighted in all 242 guest rooms and suites. Designed to appeal to the leisure and business travellers in us, the room and suite configurations come in Superior King and Twin, Deluxe King and Twin, Grand Deluxe King and Twin, Executive Club Room King and Twin, Junior Suite, One Bedroom Suite and the Deluxe Pool Access King and Twin, so there’s really room for everyone.

Offering a dynamic city view and furnished in soothing beige hues and purple accents, our Deluxe King and Twin rooms feature subtle references to the locality with a signature bed head depicting fresh winds blowing into the surrounding mountainscapes and custom carpets inspired by the undulating terrain of the nearby hills. The clean and contemporary lines are balanced with traditional Thai motifs which are hand carved on the drawer panels and reinterpreted on cushions, fabrics and bathroom glass panels.

With the upcoming June school holidays around the corner, be sure to experience their amazing pre-opening rates from only MYR 238/night. Delay no more, book now at www.amari.com/johor-bahru/special-offer.aspx

客房内的橱柜格局不俗,双面衣柜一方面向卫浴间,另一方则临床边,「衣柜所隔出的空间让卫浴间外巧妙多出了个玄关位置,外出前可舒适地坐在橱柜椅子上穿鞋或整理仪容,非常贴心的好设计!」

However, the devil is really in the personal detail, as we couldn’t help but fall in love with their delightful dual-frontage wardrobes, with the safe, shelving, drawers and hanging space all nicely fitted with generous storage for our shopping finds!

Amari Johor Bahru 也贴心备有家庭双钥匙套房 (上图,举凡20与25为尾数的房号皆为此房型),就算是阖家数代同堂一起入住酒店也能享有个别隐私,实用与灵活性兼具。

【大人小分享】扫描了房卡后,客房内的智慧管理系统可感应房客是否仍在房内而自动调整室温与光线,无需再插卡於墙上。此外,酒店房内也力求环保,少了一般酒店常见的用纸,一切资讯皆以壁上的40寸LED电视显示,备USB电源插口与国际插座、卫浴盥洗用品、浴缸 (只限Suite)、咖啡茶饮、冰桶等。而在电话里输入了房号后即可无限使用Wi-Fi。

And their attention to details doesn’t stop there, as the “Dual Key” family suites (room numbers ending with 20 & 25) are actually an interesting combination made up of the Junior Suite and a Grand Deluxe room, giving those travelling in a bigger group with spectacular views from the private balcony overlooking Jalan Wong Ah Fook, while retaining ample privacy with an at-home feel for us and our family.

All guest rooms are appointed with highlights such as spa-inspired bathrooms, ergonomic workstations. minibar with coffee/tea making facilities, 40″ interactive LED TV, USB connection and international power panels, ample space to work, free WiFi and modern technology all put together to ensure we have a restful stay.

三位一体多功能商娱设施 • BUSINESS – Library, Social Space & Idea Room

与大堂同处6楼的 Library, Social Space & Idea Room,处处显巧思,设计精致地让人惊叹声不断!「完全就是举办40人内的小型研讨会议、聚会或庆生会的绝佳选择!据悉小型会议室逢周末也将变身为儿童乐园啊!」访客们欲租用此三位一体的多功能空间需提前向酒店预约噢!

To us, the lobby serves as a social hub where we can access other hotel features including Amaya Food Gallery, Amaya Café, Breeze Spa, the Ballroom and meeting venues on the same floor. The Library, Social Space and Idea Room, in particular, impressed us with its generous 3-in-1 lounge area and thoughtfully designed space for meetings, relaxation, working or simply mingling that facilitates shared experiences, unlike most typical hotel business centres we had came across.

大型展厅 • BUSINESS – Lido & Rex Room

若想在此举办中大型会议或婚宴,那内设完善视听系统、视讯会议功能与高速网络,分别可容纳140人的 Lido & Rex Rooms (也可将两房合并,正式晚宴可容300人,鸡尾酒宴则可容400人,连接的户外空间也可进行烧烤派对或户外婚宴) 将会是城中另一优选。此外,酒店亦提供专业的一站式会议、各族婚宴、商娱活动、精致餐饮等策划配套,欲知详情,意洽+60 (7) 266 8888。

Together with its convenient city-centre location, Amari Johor Bahru lends a prestigious context to all types of meetings, events and conferences. Whether it’s an intimate occasion or a grand affair, the highly versatile Ballroom can be divided into two function rooms (Lido and Rex) with a pre-function foyer, all equipped with the latest audio-visual technology, video conferencing capability and high–speed internet access. The Ballroom is also ideal for dinner functions for up to 300 persons, while the Lido and Rex Rooms can each accommodate dinner events for up to 140 persons. Even a fairy-tale wedding can come true, with venue options to include the outdoor Terrace for cocktail receptions for up to 600 persons or sit down dinners for up to 200 persons. For a more lavish affair, the Ballroom is perfect for 400 persons cocktail style or a formal sit down dinner for 300 persons. Either way, our events will be in the right hands of a professional culinary and events planning team, or the equally dedicated weddings team with expertise in arranging traditional Malay, Chinese, Western and Indian weddings to suit varying requirements.

健身房与泳池 • PLAY – FIT Centre & Outdoor Swimming Pools

大人必须先通报各位,由于 Amari Johor Bahru 的美食料理太精彩,不先把燃脂的地点找出来怎行啊?位于8楼的健身房 FIT Centre 与户外泳池 (也备有儿童池) 就是访客们饭后必须报到之处!此外,酒店的 Deluxe Pool Access King & Twin 房型,亦可由房内直达池畔,「蓝天白云绿水!假期快到了,快趁优惠预订才行啊~」

欲查询订房优惠详情,可点击此链接 www.amari.com/johor-bahru/special-offer.aspx

Given our frequent visits to Amaya Food Gallery, we wasted no time to keep in shape at the fully-equipped FIT Centre on Level 8 overlooking the swimming pool. The idea to unwind in the sun or cool off in the outdoor swimming pool while watching the little ones have fun in the children’s pool also appeals, as we look forward to checking into one of the six unique Deluxe Pool Access King & Twin rooms with private terraces, a first of any downtown Johor Bahru hotel, for our next staycation. Before we forget, there’s still the Breeze Spa, where a diverse array of treatments are on offer to help us simply relax and bring balance back to body and soul. We can’t wait to try the Mango Sticky Rice Body Scrub to experience how this popular Thai dessert can works wonders for our skin!

For more special hotel deals, visit: www.amari.com/johor-bahru/special-offer.aspx

养生按摩 Breeze Spa

拥有四间精致按摩房的 Breeze Spa, 才刚进门就立刻想尝试他们家最受欢迎的芒果糯米与咖啡磨砂啊!Breeze Spa 里拥有各式不同的按摩配套 (Dreamy, Serene, Rejuvenated, Invigorated, Energised),按摩师将逐一介绍个中分别后再由看官们自个儿选择,「大人这回选择了全长90分钟的芒果糯米磨砂搭配泰式按摩让疲累的身心恢复生气!」沉醉在香氛中的大人,瞬间脱胎换骨。今日就拨电预约吧!热线 +607- 266 8888

Stepping into Breeze Spa can be a truly “transformational” experience, where we get to be pampered from top to toe, with a diverse array of treatments on offer to help us simply relax and bring balance back to body and soul. Featuring three vibrant single rooms, a double room with a Jacuzzi for couples, a dedicated manicure and pedicure area, we can’t wait to try their signature Mood Massages (choose from Dreamy, Serene, Rejuvenated, Invigorated or Energised) and Mango Sticky Rice Body Scrub to experience how this lip-smacking Thai dessert can works wonders for our skin! Open daily from 10am to 10pm, advanced reservation is highly recommended by calling +607- 266 8888.

各式餐饮 • EAT & DRINK – Amaya Food Gallery

位处6楼大堂旁的 Amaya Food Gallery 色彩艳而不俗,层次多元大器的开放式格局,完全体现了Amari 的 「Colours & Rhythms」 精神啊!全室以泰式传统木器格局为灵感,并巧妙将泰国旧时木板排列 (fa pakon) 的方式幻变为屏风纹案,而柱子上的花案图形里可是有好多大象深藏其中,「藏得太好啦~ 大人可是落足了眼力才看见啊!」

The Amaya Food Gallery is located at the lobby level and is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the setting incorporates influences from the architecture and food market culture of different Asian countries. As a whole, the concept resonates the true heart of the Amari experience with its textures, “Colours & Rhythm“, while the menu features bites and yums from the streets of Bangkok and a variety of well-loved dishes from Chinese, Indian, Malay and international cuisines.

With some of the walls decorated with wood panels styled after the tall rectangular grid pattern of traditional “fa pakon” wall modules, we also couldn’t help but marvel at the specially commissioned panels and screens, while counting the iconic Thai elephants synonymous with Thai culture LOL!

不得不说,大人的三餐离不开这里!饕客们除了可现场感受各个开放式厨房里即席挥舞中、印、马、泰锅铲的动线,还可依个人喜好选择各类亚洲精致「街头料理」的辣度!不嗜辣?酒店当然也少不了国际化的料理噢!快随大人往下看吧!

*Amaya Food Gallery 的料理撰文将另辟专栏重点为各位介绍,敬请留意哦!

We also thoroughly enjoyed watching the chefs at work in the various open kitchens and experience the vibrant flavours of Asian and international cuisine inspired by the rich street food culture of the region. Starting off with a delectable breakfast, followed by all-day delights and an energetic Asian food market-style dinner when night falls, we practically spent about 50% of our staycation, here!

* Watch this space as we bring you a more detailed food review of Amaya Food Gallery in the coming weeks.

早餐 • Breakfast @ Amaya Food Gallery

特地起了个大早就为了这儿丰盛的早点!份量恰好,别忘了咱们还得留点「胃」子给旅程中的美食啊!「大人最喜欢他们家的松饼啊,既蓬松又弹牙,口感不俗!」

享用了早点后,就能出发到酒店附近探索著名景点,详情请点阅: destination.amari.com/en/johor-bahru/

Having eaten our fair share of hotel breakfasts and knowing that it can be challenging to choose wholesome food that will leave us feeling full and energised to start our day of exploring the local area, the (temporary) menu at Amaya Food Gallery still promise to be a scrumptious affair, and it’s hard to resist being lured in by this small but growing options, especially the waffles and pancakes.

For some of the top things to do and places to go in town, be sure to check out: destination.amari.com/en/johor-bahru/

午餐 – 泰式料理 • Lunch @ Amaya Food Gallery

童叟无欺「泰」好吃!(依序为) Som Tam, Gai Yang Jim Jaew, Tom Yum Goong, Larb Gai, Pad Thai Goong 等一系列的泰式料理名称让大人瞬间有点混淆,但是滋味却绝不含糊!你我最为熟悉的冬炎汤,在这可是后劲十足,入口之际好顺滑,吞咽后却有火辣辣的感觉!超刺激!来自泰国东北部依善地区 (Isan) 的 Chef Ball 告诉大人,「这是我妈妈的食谱,泰国东北部的冬炎会较辣,而烹煮时改用椰奶更能呈现香醇浓郁的口感。」

The ala carte menu offered a wide selection with a focus on healthy Thai cuisine based both on the top methods and approaches. Helmed by Chef Ball from Isan (northeastern region of Thailand), we have no doubt the Som Tam, Gai Yang Jim Jaew, Tom Yum Goong, Larb Gai and Pad Thai Goong curated out of his mum’s unique recipes will satisfy even an expert on Asian cuisine or someone who will be tasting authentic Thai food for the first time!

晚餐 – 本地料理 • Dinner @ Amaya Food Gallery

其实 Amaya Food Gallery 的餐谱里融合了样式丰富的亚洲与大马料理,饕客们可依各自的喜好点选,今日的晚餐大人决定为各位推荐几道较道地的美食让远道而来的你也能尝尝本地滋味 (依序为):Chicken Tikka, Kari Ayam Nyonya, Kaidai Jhinga, Asam Pedas Ikan, Wok fried Beef Ginger Szechuan Prawns,道道皆是名不虚传的白饭杀手!

*Amaya Food Gallery 的料理撰文将另辟专栏重点为各位介绍,敬请留意哦!

Having taken our palates on a gastronomic adventure around Thailand and Southeast Asia, the time has come for us to savour some “home-cooked” food, where each dish is cooked to order using fresh and authentic ingredients and methods. From Chicken Tikka, Kari Ayam Nyonya, Kaidai Jhinga, Asam Pedas Ikan, Wok-fried Beef Ginger to Szechuan PrawnsAmaya Food Gallery‘s menu reflects the full spectrum of the Malaysian cuisine that will set all senses alight with flavours that any palate will relish, remember, and long for afterwards!

* Watch this space as we bring you a more detailed food review of Amaya Food Gallery in the coming weeks.

各式餐饮 • EAT & DRINK – Amaya Café

同样位处6楼的 Amaya Café,橱柜上的摆设以泰式旧时杂货铺为场景,在此享用精致蛋糕甜点与顶级名茶TWG,「好优雅!」

【大人小分享】 Amaya Café 的供餐时段为每日6.30am 至 6.30pm。

Designed to complement the city’s evolving cafe scene and operating from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Amaya Café offered a soothing and relaxing atmosphere overlooking the lobby, where we could sit back and unwind while enjoying a wide selection of premium teas from TWG, beverages, cakes and pastries.

英式 & 本地下午茶 English Afternoon Tea Set & Local High Tea Set

两套各属英式与中式的精致下午茶 (English Afternoon Tea Set & Local High Tea Set),份量如此丰盛,还附送二人份的TWG茶品,价格亲民得让大人不得不一再确认,没错!每一套盛惠RM68元 (已含税),每日下午3点-5点,你还有理由拒绝下午茶的邀约吗?据悉这也是本地首家推出中式下午茶的星级酒店噢!「这份量四个人一起享用也没问题!」

We were treated to yet another timeless British tradition in a chic urban setting, served on a classic three-layered tier that includes an assortment of freshly baked scones, homemade sandwiches, cakes and pastries, and bottomless refill of our favourite tea from TWG. Even at a mouthwatering price of RM68 nett for 2 pax, our party of four could still share this, seriously!

非常感激 Amari 酒店集团各位负责人此次牵缘,大人心想这一定是「宿」命的安排,才让咱们在这里渡过了愉悦的一「宿」

欲查询酒店详情,可点击此链接 www.amari.com/johor-bahru/location.aspx

Khorb Khun Mark Na Krup, our sincere appreciation to the hotel management for giving us a taste of true Thai hospitality, and Malaysia’s first Amari property right in the heart of our thriving home city of JB! We have no doubt our brief staycation at Amari Johor Bahru merely serves as the first chapter of the many Amari guest experiences that will be slowly unfolding in time to come.

Amari Johor Bahru

Address: 82C, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor ,Malaysia.
Tel: +60 (7) 266 8888
Fax: +60 (7) 266 8899
Website: www.amari.com

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