Kids in the Hut: The Standard, Hua Hin Partners with Progressive Learning Institute ‘Elate’ to Launch a Whimsical Kid’s Playroom

Hua Hin, Thailand (July 12, 2023) — Starting from 8 July 2023, kids staying with their caretakers at The Standard, Hua Hin will get to enjoy extra play time smartly bundled with learning thanks to the opening of the resort’s kid’s playroom. Known as The Hut, the beachside kiddy heaven comes with all sorts of fun games and activities, from an extensive art and craft station and playboards to multicolored building blocks.

The award-winning resort partnered with Elate (, a progressive learning institute based in Bangkok that offers a personalized STEAM curricular in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics, to host weekly-changing supervised activities for the future superstars at The Hut every Saturday. Youngsters can look forward to beach buggy races, sandcastle and beach house building sessions, kite and tote bag design classes, planet-naming games, and other wild and whimsical activities that Elate’s educators have customized to promote curiosity and thirst for learning.

“The Hut’s Saturday sessions are for everyone: long-stay guests, local community, weekenders visiting from Bangkok and farther afield – everyone is welcome,” said Mai Timblick, Chief Creative Officer, The Standard Hotels. “It’s a fun and safe place for the little ones to express themselves with the Elate team bringing their expertise to ensure that learning is fun and playing is educational.”

The Standard, Hua Hin is also offering the ‘Are You Kidding?’ stay package that takes the hustle out of holiday planning, leaving families with more time to enjoy each other’s company and the resort’s many charms. In addition to very tempting rates, the package comes with numerous other perks:

• Book a Pool Villa for the fam and get 50% off a Canopy Villa for the teenagers when you stay 2+ nights or have your stay in Corner Family Room from only THB 7,999

• Up to 15% off on food & beverage

• A VIP kid's arrival experience

• Playtime at The Hut

• A delicious breakfast

• A complimentary crepe cake at The Juice Cafe upon arrival

• Up to 2 kids below 12 can stay for free in a shared bed in each room

• Kids dine for free on the kid’s menu during their stay. This includes 1 dish and 1 dessert when dining with a parent

• A postcard pack with pencil colors

• A selection of toys available on request

The Hut is open daily from 9 am till 6 pm, with supervised two-hour Elate sessions taking place every Saturday between 1 pm till 6 pm for children aged 5-12 years old. Prices are THB 850 per child, with parents getting 15% discount on food and drinks and 25% on spa treatments.

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About The Standard, Hua Hin:

Hua Hin has been a beloved beach getaway for over a hundred years, dating back to the construction of the railroad connecting the bustling metropolis of Bangkok with this dreamy seaside town. By the mid-1920s, it became the chosen holiday retreat for Thai nobility drawn to the undiscovered pristine coastline. Over time, this sleepy fishing village transformed into a popular coastal destination while maintaining its old-world charm and natural beauty. This beach town has been even further awakened with the arrival of The Standard, Hua Hin. The property was awarded as one of the best hotels in the world in Conde Nast Traveler's 2022 Hot List, as the only hotel listed in Thailand, and was voted the #1 resort in Southeast Asia. The Standard, Hua Hin was also voted the #7 best resort in Asia and the #35 resort in the world in The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022. This seaside retreat is nestled in a lush garden dreamscape with native flora and greenery, just steps from the Gulf of Thailand. The colorful collection of 199 rooms, suites and villas is complemented by an innovative spa program seamlessly paired with a lively and vibrant pool scene, and a variety of drinking and dining options to suit every taste. There’s the Lido restaurant and bar for all-day indoor or al fresco dining, elixirs and fresh pressed juices at The Juice Café, and the impeccably restored Heritage House, Praça, for authentic Thai food and craft cocktails in an unparalleled setting.

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About Standard International:

Standard International is the parent company of The Standard hotels. Created in 1999, The Standard hotels are known for their pioneering design, taste-making clientele, and unrelenting un-standard-ness. Launched originally in Hollywood, The Standard has now opened properties in marquee locations across the globe including in New York, Miami, London, the Maldives, Hua Hin, Ibiza and Bangkok. Standard hotels in Lisbon, Brussels, Dublin, Dubai, Mexico and Austin are under development. The goal of every Standard project—be it a city hotel, a seaside resort, or a rooftop bar—is to defy convention, up the aesthetic stakes, and deliver an experience that only The Standard can. The Standard’s unconventional and playful sensibility combined with careful consideration of design and service details, have established its reputation as a pioneer in hospitality, travel, dining, and nightlife. Standard International also owns a majority stake in the Bunkhouse Group and The Peri hotels. @thestandard

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