SOURCE: Marriott


July 05, 2011 12:09 ET

Learn to Cook and Pamper Yourself at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Thai Cuisine, Legendary Spa Treatment Included in Unique Thailand Resort Package

PHUKET, THAILAND--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - Fine food and total relaxation add up to an impressive getaway that offers insight into the art of Thai cooking while enjoying pampering resort accommodations at one of the finest luxury resorts in Phuket. The JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is offering a unique package that includes a Thai cooking class at Ginja Cook followed by some serious pampering at its award-winning Mandara Spa.

With insights to hidden secrets of the Thai cuisine heritage, cooks are sure to come away with tips for impressive holiday treats and every day culinary wonders that shadow the remarkable entrées found in premier restaurants that offer rich Phuket fine dining experiences.

Ginja Cook is a modern learning facility located at the resort and provides a program of classes introducing a variety of Thai cuisine along with top favorites. Thai cooking includes a medley of flavors, textures and aromas blended to create the distinct and tantalizing Thai taste.

Aspiring chefs or those just seeking insight into Thai culinary twists, will receive a Ginja Cook cooking course with the "Learn to Cook and Pamper Yourself" package along with a 60-minute Thai Treat from the prestigious Mandara Spa. These two fun amenities are accompanied with opulent accommodations in one of this 5-Star Phuket hotel's Sala Garden View or Sala Terrace guest rooms, daily International breakfast and round trip airport transfer.

Available seven days a week through December 31, 2011, accommodations for this incredible package may be booked online at by using promotional code CUE or by calling 1-800-228-9290. Rates start at just 14,503* THB.

The Mandara Spa provides guests with a tranquil, exotic and relaxing experience amidst the lush tropical paradise of a fabulous resort. Embracing ancient legends, this exclusive Phuket spa offers unique and exotic spa treatments that replicate the beauty, spirit, soul and cultural traditions of ancient times.

*Rates are per room per night based on availability at the time of reservation. A minimum three-night stay is required and package amenities received are per stay. Charge for an extra bed is 1,600 THB. Advance reservations are required and offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms and may not be used in combination with any other discount or promotion.

Please visit hotel website for additional terms and conditions.

About JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
As a premier choice among Phuket resorts, the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa offers a tropical paradise setting with more than a dozen on-site restaurants and bars so guests can experience native Thai cuisine or indulge in a variety of international menus. From trendy poolside bars, traditional restaurants and romantic beachfront dining, guests are treated to unsurpassed service and surrounded by luxury. Elegant guest rooms feature polished wood floors, rich silks and sumptuous bedding while the hotel's spacious suites provide beautiful sea views and private pools.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.

About Marriott International
Marriott International is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites Inn and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 yearend. It is recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information, please visit our web site at


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