The evening of Friday 21st November 2014 saw Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa hold a very special event which saw them officially unveil three new dining initiatives. Entitled the R-Dining Experience, the event marked the re-launch of their signature Thai Restaurant Takieng, the official launch of their new R Beach Club, and the Loca Vore’s Kid Campaign which is part of a pilot project aimed at kids whose parents are members of the Marriott Rewards program.
Here’s what some of the guests had to say about the event:
This is a very nice event being held at Renaissance Phuket tonight. We’re thoroughly enjoying ourselves and like that we’re getting to taste some Thai wines, which is a first for us, and they’re very nice. Simone – I’m very impressed that we’ve got to meet the new Chef, it’s not usual that you get to meet the Chef and talk to them, so that was really nice. Martin –
The food and atmosphere were great at this event, and the people were absolutely amazing. I really loved the ambiance of the restaurant, especially with the lanterns, and the Thai wines were really enjoyable. Ani –
– Tonight has been really great, the food and wine was amazing. We’ve never had Thai wine before so it’s nice to try something different. The food at Takieng is fantastic and we’ve eaten here almost every night for a week. It’s been a really fantastic experience and we love the new decorations. Natalie & Tyler Lewis
I think the whole event here tonight has been very good, the food and the wine have been amazing. Jeerisuda Issarolarn – I actually work for the wine company Monsoon Valley whose wine has been showcased here tonight. This is Thai wine that is grown in Hua Hin and produced in Samut Sakorn. We came here to support the event tonight because this is a great Thai restaurant and we are a Thai wine, a perfect match.
We’ve had a great event here tonight which has seen some 50 guests come and go throughout the evening. Goetz Bauer – General Manager, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa – For the re-launch of Takieng Restaurant we just wanted to showcase our new decor, furnishings and the renovations we’ve done to the buildings, along with offering some of the dishes from our new menu. It’s never easy for a Thai restaurant to stay ahead or be number one in certain areas like we are for the North of Phuket, but for us it’s very important to be number one and this is why we’ve recently brought in Chef O to our signature Takieng Restaurant at the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa. He has adjusted and corrected our menu to bring it more up-to-date and to make sure it’s competitive and we can still be number one in the future. But this evening isn’t only about our Takieng Restaurant; it’s also to launch a new facility in the resort, our R Beach Club. In the past, our Sand Box Restaurant had two operational uses, in the daytime it was a pool and beach restaurant and bar, and in the evening it converted into a market grill restaurant. But from today onwards from 10pm until 12am it will be used as a beach club and targeted at our young stay customers. Aside from that, we also want to announce that we’re being part of a pilot project for the region for a Marriott Rewards Kid’s Program where kids who sign-up can get mini benefits when they and their parents dine in our Loca Vore Restaurant. Once such benefit is “Kid Eats Free” where one kid can eat one item from the ‘kids menu’ per day when their parent orders any main course.
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