BANGKOK is a thriving hub for entertainment and business virtually everywhere you turn, but an upcoming commercial area to watch out for is Rachadapisek Road, the north of the metropolitan area that runs parallel to Viphavadi Rangsit Road from Lad Prao to Sukhumvit’s Soi Asoke 21.
One of the best base points in the area is Swissotel Le Concorde, Bangkok, a five-star hotel just two minutes from the Huai Kwang Subway (MRT) station, and a few train stops away from popular tourist attractions, the central business district, and the Bangkok Convention Center. The hotel is also a 40-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport, a short cruise by Bangkok standards.
The 22-storey hotel is an ideal midpoint for delegates and event planners who want to put up in a central area but still want to avoid the tangle of traffic in the city center. As a bonus, it’s within easy access of hotspots such as Central Plaza Rama 9, Terminal 21, MBK, Siam Square, Jatujak Market, Chinatown, and the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.
The entry-level Premier Room is modern with hints of Thai influence, lending its overall aesthetic a subtle opulence. Delegates can look forward to business-friendly features such as large work desks, ergonomic chairs, internet access, international channels, IDD telephones with connectivity panels, electronic safes, and coffee-making facilities.
For longer stays, Executive Rooms & Suites on the top 22nd floor of the hotel are most suitable, as delegates can enjoy access to the Executive Lounge. Located on 21st floor, the Executive Lounge is a large, elegant, comfortable, and well-equipped space presenting panoramic views of Ratchadapisek and central Bangkok. Complimentary breakfast, beverages, snacks, and international newspapers are offered here, and casual meetings can be arranged over coffee and pastries, without the chatter of the all-day dining restaurant.
In all rooms, wellness is a concept that’s heavily prioritized, and is better known within the brand as Pürovel, literally translating to “a gently flowing mountain stream”. Pürovel bathroom amenities bring a little bit of Switzerland to each room, and make use of herbs and flowers found in alpine gardens. Prepare for heady aromas that transport you to the flower-filled pastures of the Swiss Alps.
For planners, there’s no need to scramble for external event space: There’s over 4,000 square feet of multi-purpose meetings space within Swissotel that can be customized to your event. Available for hire are 23 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, suitable for any gathering small or large, from conferences and incentive events to cocktail receptions.
The largest space is the Le Concorde Ballroom, a sprawling column-free ballroom that can fit up to 800 guests and is equipped with laser and sound technology. The hall has been used for just about any manner of event including grand launches, banquets, trade shows and weddings. A dedicated meetings specialist will be on hand to assist you throughout the planning and execution process.
On top of that, the sales and convention office on the second floor (nearby the Le Concorde Ballroom) is handy for business services such as printing, faxing, photocopying, typing, binding, translation, and of course, to access high-speed Internet. There’s also a remote boardroom-style conference room that can fit up to eight people, and three additional meeting rooms.
The brand’s Vitality program – launched in 2002 – is centered around the concept of general well-being and enjoying a high quality of life. Whether you’re rushing to meetings or to meet a dinner reservation, Vitality aims to promote natural energy and a healthy life.
In tune with the concept, delegates can let off steam at the Spa de Concorde, known for its ancient methods of healing that have been handed down for generations, and certain to make you feel rejuvenated before your trip back. Because what’s a stay in Bangkok without a relaxing aromatherapy massage?
Interested? Make an enquiry at Swissotel Le Concorde, Bangkok.