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Thanyapura Tennis Program Awarded Best Site of 2014

Past 365Playground project, Thanyapura Phuket, recently had exciting news when their tennis facilities and program received the Peter Burwash International (PBI) award for the best site of 2014. Considering other PBI properties include such giants as the Aberdeen Marina Club, the American Club in Hong Kong and Singapore, and the world wide properties of Four Seasons, Ritz…

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Iniala Donates 100% of August Room Revenues to Inspirasia Foundation

Earlier this summer we discussed corporate social responsibility, and all the way it has been done — both right and wrong. One hotel brand that caught our interest in this regard is Iniala Beach House in Phuket. Iniala donates 10% of all room revenues, not profits, as well as 5% of other revenues to the…

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14 August 2014 3:00 am
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3 Much-Desired Improvements to Hotel Bathrooms

Hotel brands have been working on improving the ambiance of their bathrooms for years by partnering with beauty brands — but there’s so much more to be done. Wyndham Worldwide and The Westin are just a few big brands making some small changes that is sure to result in a dramatic change in guest satisfaction:…

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21 July 2014 8:21 am
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When Corporate Social Responsibility is Irresponsible

365Playground’s founder and Managing Director Martin Michalik blogs about some great examples of hotels doing their social responsibility right, and one recent experience in which a large hotel chain manages to do everything wrong! I recently found myself quite dismayed when I stayed at a large international hotel chain. The reason for my unhappiness was…

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16 July 2014 5:29 am
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Brands Aiming for “Aspirationals”

Research has shown, absolutely, that consumers are looking more and more towards wonderful products that also build a wonderful world. Here, Fast Company takes a look at the 5 things brands can actually do to engage, reach, and unleash the buying power of the appropriately named “Aspirationals” to drive business growth and positive social impact….

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8 July 2014 4:03 am
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The Heart & Soul of Food: Mlyn 108

365Playground’s founder and Managing Director Martin Michalik guest blogs about the heart and soul of the restaurant industry, and one restaurant he feels embodies both. Those who know me know that I am blessed with many things — including a love and appreciation for great food. After traveling a huge portion of the world and…

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30 June 2014 9:59 pm

Recycling Goods and Designing Homes for the Homeless

365Playground is a huge advocate for any person or organization working to create a better world for all those around them, and so we loved this story about California-based sculptor Gregory Kloehn. Recognizing that his sculptures would end up in the homes of the rich, he decided to take his talent and use it to help…

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30 June 2014 8:46 pm
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Delving Into the World of Private Hideaways and Luxury Estates

Though the 365Playground team is mainly known for our work in niche resorts, hotels and sports facilities, we’re quickly becoming more and more involved in the world of private hideaways and luxury estate asset and operational management. Our expectation and our mission is to deliver the same top 6 and 7-star products and services, just…

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26 June 2014 10:18 pm
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Branding, Development and a Good Portion of Fun

A large portion of our business is not only to creating products, systems and training teams, but also creating their brand. Since we are “hands-on” in everything we do, our Managing Director took it to a whole new level while working with a client on a Kids’ Club brand development — we definitely recognize the…

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24 June 2014 11:01 pm
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Discovering Myanmar

As Myanmar (Burma) continues to grow out of the shadows from 50 years of isolation, it has found itself in the spotlight for tourism from around the world. With boundless potential for the culture, people and economy, 365Playground looks forward to growing future projects in the region. In this piece from Jetsetter.com, Sara D’Souza describes an…

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2 June 2014 8:38 am
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