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Tempting, Amazing Thailand A Thai Culinary Festival at The Westin Beijing Financial Street

Tempting, Amazing Thailand A Thai Culinary Festival @ The Westin Beijing Financial Street

Beijing, China (April 22, 2011) / — The Westin Beijing Financial Street invites you to discover the "Land of Smile"–Thailand, with us.

Thai cuisine is a perfect combination of East and West. It takes hundreds of years to develop itself as a distinctive fusion with local features. Thai cuisine is quite flexible just like its cultures; it can be different based on the cooking styles of chefs, preference of clients, specific occasions as well as cooking locations.

From May 9 to May 17, you do not need fly all the way to Bangkok to experience the fabulous Thai food, simply come to Sense at The Westin Beijing Financial Street. A trio of exceptional chefs from the award-winning Basil, the celebrated restaurant at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok will present you the most wholesome food to treat you with irresistible lure from amazing Thailand.

Introductions of exceptional chefs from Thailand:

Thanawat Napranboon
A naturally gifted chef, Thanawat Napranboon has enjoyed a rewarding culinary career working at several of Bangkok’s top restaurants. As the Banquet Sous Chef at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit he is part of a dedicated and professional team renowned for creating exquisite cuisine and ensuring a truly memorable dining experience for guests. He is a knowledgeable and versatile chef with a passion for authentic Thai and Western food.

Waricha Triemruktakul
Junior Sous Chef, Waricha Triemruktakul has enjoyed a rewarding culinary career promoting Thai cuisine in countries as diverse as Turkey, Romania, Japan and the United Kingdom. Returning to Thailand in 2004, Waricha was offered a Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s culinary team where her extensive knowledge of Thai cuisine and kitchen management skills contribute to the success of Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.

Kiti Prasitsopakul
Chef de Partie, Kiti Prasitsopakul’s career has included positions at prestigious hotels in Bangladesh and Canada. While always remaining true to tradition, his experiences abroad have helped to inspire and inform his approach to Thai food. Kiti believes that the key to creating delicious Thai food is to never compromise on quality and maintain the highest standards in the kitchen.

Treatment – Signature Menu:
Coconut soup with scallop, galangal and lemongrass
Thai style fruit salad with grilled shrimp
Prawn spicy soup in Thai style
Red curry with roasted duck and pineapple
Pumpkin custard

Launching revels with feasting and dancing on May 9
When: May 9 – 17, 2011
Where: Senses
Price: Lunch Buffet – RMB268+15% per person
Dinner Buffet – RMB338+15% per person including one Singha beer

To embark on your journey to Amazing Thailand, please call 6629 7810 / 7811 or visit

About The Westin Beijing Financial Street
The Westin Beijing Financial Street provides direct access to Beijing’s business, entertainment and shopping district and close proximity to cultural landmarks such as The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
The hotel boasts two 26-floor towers: one housing 486 hotel rooms and suites and the other, featuring 205 one, two and three-bedroom residences. For more information, please visit

About Westin Hotels & Resorts
With a portfolio of more than 150 properties around the world, Westin Hotels & Resorts is in the midst of the most robust growth period in the brand’s 77-year history. Westin Hotels is the fastest growing upper-upscale brand in the world with plans to expand to more than 250 hotels in the next five years. Westin Hotels & Resorts is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT).

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1025 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit


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