Top25Restaurants.com and Travelindex presented on March 11, 2021 its Awards Certificates to the Top 5 Chefs in Bangkok at the international renowned restaurant Savelberg. Bangkok, as the top tourism destination in the world for several years running in Mastercard’s annual travel index and with a very diverse and dynamic dining scene was the perfect choice for this first Top 25 Restaurants Awards Certificate presentation.
The Awards were presented by Khun Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Deputy-Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Mr. Bernard Metzger, Founder of Top25Restaurants.com to the following Chefs:
– Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier of Le Normandie at Mandarin Oriental Hotel,
– Chef Ryuki Kawasaki of Mezzaluna at lebua vertical destination,
– Chef Vincent Thierry of Chef’s Table at lebua vertical destination,
– Chef Henk Savelberg of Savelberg at Oriental Residence,
– Chef Supaksorn Jongsiri of Sorn.
Top25Restaurants.com is celebrating fine dining in five cities across Asia, highlighting in each city its the culinary dynamism, as well as new trends and chefs supporting local community products. Top 25 Restaurants contributes to the prestige of the local fine dining scene and, with the integration into the Travelindex global ecosystem, contributes to attract more visitors and tourists to the cities and countries.
Restaurant ratings and reviews are critical in the consumer decision making process. The Top 25 Restaurants Guide is based on Travelindex owned and patented, “Restaurant Rating Index”. The 3-tier rating combines the power of crowd wisdom (social media and review sites) with artificial intelligence behavioural algorithms and a zest of human expertise from some of the world’s top culinary experts.
“We believe our restaurant guide and awards will contribute to foster the image of Bangkok and Thailand as a prime regional gastronomy destination, once the pandemic is under control”, said Bernard Metzger Founder of Travelindex Group and Top25Restaurants Guide series.
He added; “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, experts were not able to visit and evaluate restaurants as in previous years. Out of respect for the chefs and owners whose primary concern this year has been survival rather than winning awards or improving ratings, we added more context data to our algorithm and feedback from local foodies”.
The hospitality and the restaurant sectors in Bangkok and Thailand have been hardly hit by the pandemic, which has led to some permanent restaurant closures. However, Thailand’s overall response, and ability to curb Covid-19 infections, has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify Thailand, as a success story in dealing with the pandemic.
Travelindex Group and Top25Restaurants.com are committed to further promote Thailand as a gourmet heaven to attract more fine dining lovers by publishing, in 2022 a much-expanded restaurant guide and larger award certificate presentation event.
Presentation partners at the event were Champagne Bollinger and IWS.
About Travelindex and Top25Restaurants.com
Travelindex is content-driven ecosystem for the travel and tourism sectors. The group operates an open and free digital platform connecting directly over 800,000 companies worldwide. With a network of 90+ owned online properties we interconnect the tourism and lifestyle economy. Travelindex offers a unique marketing channel for all organizations, companies and businesses in travel, hospitality and lifestyle. Currently the Top25Restaurants Guide series is published in Bangkok, Singapore Hong Kong, Delhi and Shanghai. Travelindex Group contributes to socio-economic developments by enabling universal and equitable access to data and information.
Travelindex is a United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Member and a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Preferred Partner.