Live and Dine Like Royalty at The Athenee

Wireless Road, a tree-shaded stretch lined with embassies has long been considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the Thai capital. Situated on the manicured grounds of Kandhavas Palace, a former royal residence belonging to Princess Valaya Alongkorn, lies The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. This tastefully appointed five-star has been favored resting place of both well-heeled locals and international travelers for years. Now, following an extensive refurbishment, The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok has managed to maintain its timeless sense of style while imbuing the 29-stories with a contemporary edge. Each of the 374 elegant rooms and suites, as well as the Royal Club Floor, features state-of-the-art amenities and stylish decor. Guests enjoy access to

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Experience Japanese Hospitality in Bangkok

The Japanese have always been known for their artful attention to detail and gracious sense of hospitality. Often minimalist in design, each element of their traditional accommodations reflects careful consideration and a deeper appreciation for aesthetics. When describing these peaceful havens, many refer to the tradition of omotenashi, which means ‘from the heart of hospitality.’ Though the word has no direct translation, it evokes a distinctly Japanese sensibility to service, one which conveys both a sense of dignity and absolute devotion to exceeding their expectations. Travelers need not fly to Japan to experience omotenashi. The Hotel Nikko Bangkok, the 22-story sister hotel to the Okura Prestige Bangkok, thoroughly embodies the concept. Situated in the heart of the trendy Japanese enclave

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The Best Way to Ring in the New Year in Bangkok

The end of the decade is just around the corner, which calls for a serious celebration. While every New Year is significant, this particular occasion calls for stepping it up a notch. That’s why in-the-know Bangkokians are flocking to Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, one of the newest and most luxurious grande dames in the capital. The Champagne Bar Tunnel On New Year’s Eve, diners at the Front Room can indulge in a decadent seven-course tasting menu, complete with show-stopping highlights like King Kong crab served with chile milk and herb emulsion, foie gras terrine with orange purée and almonds, and slow-cooked rack of lamb with morels, potato and truffle sauce. This festive feast Bt5,500++ per person, plus an additional charge for an

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Destination of desire at the pinnacle of Bangkok’s Waldorf Astoria

An unforgettable dining experience in Bangkok Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s 55th-floor is home to Bull & Bear, seafood-and-steakhouse of legendary status. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Bull Bear dining area This Upper East Side’s ritzy indulgences get translated in three floors of epicurean experiences History has witnessed the name ‘Waldorf Astoria’ in its annals on numerous occasions—first, as a towering twin landmark in the middle of Manhattan; second, as a renowned hotel brand finding its home within society’s grandest venues—Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Dubai, Rome and Versailles. Tucked in its past is a revelry of excessive opulence; once the centre of two feuding relatives who literally found a way to bridge their differences. Over time, New York’s Waldorf Astoria has become home to power

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Bangkok’s new dining is a tall order

76th-floor views from Mahanakhon Skybar in Silom Everyone’s favourite city Bangkok just couldn’t get enough of their rooftop bars Mentioning Mahanakhon automatically rings a bell, surprisingly, not because of the duty-free shops King Power is known for, but its startlingly splendid rooftop observation deck spread across three top floors. Barricaded with a clear glass fence and affording 360-degree views of Bangkok’s majestic top view, the 78th-floor platform is nothing less than an adventure. One may have to stop their legs from shaking when walking on the glass floor, Mahanakhon’s cheeky version of Top of the World. After all, the tip of the building is comfortably perched 314 metres above the ground. This walk is not for the weak of heart,

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Avani Sukhumvit – hotel deal

Exclusive offer from Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok This 383-room hotel has special opening rates for guests booking two nights or more. Included is daily breakfast, signature cocktails for two per stay, complimentary upgrade to the next room category when available, late check out until 4 p.m. if available, and 20 percent off dining. The Deal: Mini break special: rooms for two from Bt4,280 until December 31, 2019. Website: avanihotels.com Photos courtesy of Avani Sukhumvit. Article source

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Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance and Music 2019

Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance and Music will return with an eclectic and varied line-up that will keep cultural aficionados completely engaged for eight weeks from Sept 11 to Oct 23. The 21st edition of what is the country’s longest cultural showcase will gather world-class artists and performers from 10 countries to give 13 performances in a total of 20 showtimes. All will be performed at the Thailand Cultural Centre on Ratchadaphisek Road. The festival will kick off with the performance of Turandot, a two-acts opera by Ekaterinburg Opera Theatre, Russia. (Sep 11) For opera fans, catch the Rusalka, a three-acts opera by Ekaterinburg Opera Theatre, Russia (Sept 13). Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, New York, USA will perform

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