Relive the Thai colonial experience at the remodeled Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok

Relive the Thai colonial experience at the remodeled Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok

Not many people can claim to have stayed at a royal palace in Thailand, but Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok is the closest you will get to royal treatment.

Once the Kandhavas Palace - residence of the Princess Valaya Alongkorn, aunt of the current monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej - Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok reprises the charm of the Thai colonial style reminiscent from the days of the princess.

The design of the 5-star hotel drew inspiration from the ancient Thai culture to reflect a deep sense of serenity, and is well furnished to meet the demands of modern-day travel.

Originally designed by Dr Sumet Jumsai - Thailand's most renowned architect, and also the kingdom's leading architectural conservationist, the 15-year-old Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok recently underwent a renewal to create a fusion of Thai transitional luxury, combining Thai tradition with a contemporary European touch.

It is no wonder that in May 2015, Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok was awarded the prestigious Five Star Asia Pacific Property Awards for its elegant and royal heritage interiors and deep-rooted environment awareness, judged by an international panel of design experts.

Located five mins away from Phloen Chit BTS Skytrain station, the award-winning hotel is within walking distance to more than 20 embassies. Suvarnabhumi Airport is a 30 mins drive away, while shopping centres along the main shopping belt like Siam Paragon, MBS Shopping Centre, and Central World are just two train stops from the hotel.

Its prime location is matched by the hotel's facilities and dining options. Besides boasting a stunning Thai style pool on the 4th floor overlooking Bangkok's skyline, guests can also stay fit with amenities like a jogging track, gym and squash court. At Spa Athenee, guests can indulge in tailored spa treatments for different blood groups or massage rooms with magnificent views of the pool and gardens.

With 374 remodeled rooms, of which 57 are suites, Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok attention to detail and impeccable service upholds the standards of its New York namesake. Four of the suites are also themed reflections of Thailand's historic past, allowing guests to explore the timeless beauty of exotic Thai culture.

Guests residing at the Royal Club rooms and suites will be treated to majestic views in their spacious rooms with floor to ceiling windows and access to Bangkok's premium club lounge. The Le Royal Club lounge offers complimentary buffet breakfast and all-day refreshments, besides a host of other exclusive services like concierge service and private meeting rooms.

Guests residing at the Royal Club rooms (pictured below) and suites
Guests residing at the Royal Club rooms (pictured below) and suites

Guests will be spoilt for choice with the eight distinctive dining outlets offering cuisines like authentic Thai dishes, creative modern French cuisine, Cantonese specialties, Japanese food, and international food.

The unpromising attention to detail at Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok is synonymous with the world-renowned Thai hospitality. All designs, craftsmanship, and workmanship at Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok are 100 per cent home-grown in Thailand, such as the art pieces by Dr Sumet Jumsai adorning the Le Royal Club lounge.

The splendor of Plaza Athénée Hotel Bangkok can be overwhelming, especially when it is built on royal ground, but it is that heritage that lends to the elegance and environmental consciousness, promising to be a serendipitous experience in the Kingdom of smiles.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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