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Friday, November 27 2020 - 13:00
Media Alert: Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok launches the first in Asia tactile hotel reviews
SINGAPORE, Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

In collaboration with a Thai multidisciplinary artist and jewellery designer

IHG's luxury boutique brand, Kimpton(R) Hotels & 
celebrates the opening of its first property in South East Asia, with a 
multi-faceted campaign titled "Meet The Human 
Difference(". Driven by the 
brand's passion for forging heartfelt human connections through thoughtfully 
curated and artfully delivered details, the campaign centres around two Thai 
creators' unique experience of staying at Kimpton Maa-Lai 
Bangkok( "Reminiscence" by 
multidisciplinary artist, Torlarp Larpjaroensook, and "Blooming Wings" by 
jewellery designer, Supatchana Limwongse, encapsulate the personal and 
unscripted interactions with the Kimpton team. At the same time, the hotel's 
bold and playful design and world-class dining offer an inspiring setting for 
these immersive hotel reviews.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:

Meet Torlarp Larpjaroensook, Multidisciplinary Artist

"As an artist, my vision is to craft art using everyday objects around us and 
to portray seemingly ordinary objects in a different light, giving them new 
found value.

During my stay at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, I met Chef Nui and chatted with him 
about my passion for art and upcycling. He surprised me the next day with a 
special dish that used every part of a coconut, a nod to our conversation. It 
may seem like a small detail, but it touched me and eventually inspired my 

'Bringing together ordinary ingredients to create art' -- I linked the idea of 
using everyday cooking or serving objects such as pans, containers, or bowls to 
create something extraordinary.

This sculpture not only reflects my art philosophy, but also aims to connect 
people with a shared passion for creative reuse of material or ingredients to 
avoid waste and finding beauty in simple things."

Meet Supatchana Limwongse, Jewellery Designer, and Founder and Design Director 
of Jewellery Brand La Orr

"As a jewellery designer, I try to reinterpret Thai traditional culture into 
everyday pieces. For me, accessories can not only be eye-catching, but also 
tell a story when you look at it.

Kinnaree was a Thai fairy tale that my parents told me as a bedtime story when 
I was young. It was the story that bartender Lolo and I bonded over during our 
chat at Ms.Jigger. To me, Kinnaree represents happiness, and it echoed how I 
felt when Lolo gave the book to me as a gift. 

The piece I created is an interpretation of the fairy tale inspired by the 
tale's four key elements -- bird, woman, forest, and flower. The creation 
weaves in all these aspects -- from texture, form and colour, to the feelings 
put forth by my imagination. The main material is Thai silk, styled in an airy, 
feather-like texture, and then combined with a dynamic metal shape, similar to 
flying wings.

My vision was to mimic how Kinnaree lived in a peaceful and abundant forest, 
much like how my jewellery will stay at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok." 

Meet The Human Difference at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

"At Kimpton, the people you meet and the human connections you make changes the 
way you stay. Indeed, bringing the hotel to life has been a true labour of love 
for many over the last 18 months. The creations by Torlarp and Supatchana are 
heartfelt and personal reviews from their stays that we're delighted to share 
with all our guests," Patrick Both, General Manager, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok 

Both creations by Torlarp and Supatchana will be on display at Kimpton Maa-Lai 
Bangkok permanently, with Torlarp's art piece displayed at Stock Room, and 
Supatchana's art piece displayed at Maa-Lai Lounge. Watch the full videos 
here( and access the 
creators' bios and campaign assets 

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SOURCE:  IHG Hotels & Resorts

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   Caption: Reminiscence by Torlarp Larpjaroensook


   Caption: Blooming Wings by Supatchana Limwongse


   Caption: Torlarp Larpjaroensook


   Caption: Supatchana Limwongse