Following the first 2018 edition of The MICHELIN Guide dedicated to Bangkok, Michelin recently announced the extension of The MICHELIN Guide’s reach to Phuket and Phang-nga, with a new 2019 edition to be released at the end of 2018.
According to Michael Ellis, International Director in charge of the MICHELIN Guides, this year, apart from Bangkok, The MICHELIN Guide has explored new territories in the South of Thailand, in search of the finest restaurants and hotels.
“While placing more focus on the inner zone of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, the 2019 edition of MICHELIN Guide will draw more international attention to the restaurant and hospitality industry in Phuket and Phang-nga. The local cuisine in Phuket is distinctive and flavourful with a wonderful blend of influences from India, Malaysia, China and the Peranakan ethnic group,” said Mr. Segsarn Trai-Ukos, Country Director of Michelin Siam Co., Ltd. and Secretary General of Michelin East Asia and Australia.
Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said: “In line with TAT’s policy, The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Phuket, and Phang-nga will help in sustaining the momentum of the debut edition of The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok in promoting Thailand as an international gastronomic destination.”
The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Phuket, and Phang-nga 2019 will be available in a bilingual edition (Thai and English), in both print and digital versions.