Archive for November 2nd, 2009

Spanish Wine Tasting at The Bangkok Club presided over by H.E. Mr. Ignacio Sagaz, Ambassador of the Spanish Embassy – Bangkok

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

H.E. Mr. Ignacio Sagaz of the Spanish Embassy (photo credit:

On the occasion of the “October Spanish Wine Event & Introduction” Maison du Vins S.A. and The Bangkok Club request the pleasure of your company at a reception on Friday 30th October, 2009

H.E. Mr. Ignacio Sagaz & Madam Aurora Sagaz, Ambassador of the Spanish Embassy, presided over the event.

The following wines were presented for tasting:




Putahracsa Resort, Boutique Hotel & Spa – Hua Hin

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Ocean Pool at Putahracsa, Hua Hin (photo

22/65 Nahb Kaehat Rd.
Hua Hin Prachaub
Kirikhan 77110
Tel. +66 (0) 32 531-470
Fax. +66 (0) 332 531-488

Velvadi Sritrairatana, the present owner of Putahracsa Resort, inherited her grandmother’s property from her mother, a well-known Thai stage actress, who bestowed it upon her to manage. She has turned it into a beautiful boutique resort with the help of her husband, interior designer, Viboon Techakalayatum, owner of Design Scene Co. Ltd.

Pool at Putahracsa, Hua Hin (photo credit:

The exterior design is marvelous with its stark-white, thatch-roofed  buildings and villas contrasting with the well tended, lush green foliage and deep blue, free-form swimming pools, interspersed with over-sized white umbrellas and king-sized pool chaise longues.

Pool at Putahracsa Resort, Hua Hin (photo credit:

The property extends on both sides of the road with villas surrounding each of the three pools and a beach restaurant on the seaward side directly facing the beach. On the other side of the road is the lobby, another restaurant and two additional pools. Another added touch, is a network of Bose speakers that sprout out of the ground like giant mushrooms and blanket the entire property with soothing, rhythmic sounds that neither disturb nor are they too faint to hear. Well done!
The restaurant at the beach offers a well put together menu featuring a few Thai and International dishes; the few that I sampled were all deftly executed and the cocktails properly made. They have a properly-selected wine list and even the house wines chosen by the management were agreeably good.

Mojito at the beach restaurant, Putahracsa Resort (photo credit:

Pad Thai at Putahracsa Resort, Hua Hin (photo credit:

Hamburger Frites, at the Beach Restaurant, Putahracsa Resort (photo credit:

The  Hotel Manager, Franck Rodriguez, personally escorted us to the beach restaurant on our arrival and was very helpful throughout our stay. I would, and will, without hesitation return to Putahracsa Resort, a lovely and well-managed boutique hotel.