BANGKOK is the most-visited city in the world, and business travel heavily contributes to its arrival numbers.
While it acts as a hub between south and east Asia, Bangkok also attracts international visitors for its modern infrastructure, range of meeting spaces, exciting culinary scene, and well-connected public transport.
Here are three properties to consider when in town for business.
This five-star hotel is 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. Read more…
Operating for more than four decades now, Dusit Thani Bangkok has become an institution in the Thai capital. Located just adjacent to the BTS Sky Train and Metropolitan Rapid Transit or underground MRT, it’s convenient for those who want to skip the Bangkok congestion and hop on the trains instead.
For a touch of old-fashioned Thai glamor, the Thai Heritage Suite has all the amenities you’d expect in a modern luxury hotel but with an ornate twist. Each suite is named after a different ancient city and decked out in accordance to the many historic kingdoms of Thailand.
A little more lush is the Ratanakosin Suite, a 110-square-meter space divided into a bedroom, living room, and private dining room. If you’re looking to entertain business clients, simply whisk them to your room for an excellent impression and as a bonus, a view of Lumpini Park.
Planners can choose between multiple meeting and convention rooms including the Napalai Ballroom, a sprawling room that can fit up to 1,500. The ballroom has seen many successful events in its days including gala charity events, fashion shows, weddings, and trade exhibitions.
This hotel in the trendy district of Sukhumvit is where you want to be seen. Apart from its reputation as a stylish stay, it’s also within easy access to business and tourist landmarks including Terminal 21 Shopping Center, Queen Sirikit Convention Centre, and the immensely popular Chatuchak Weekend Market.
All 297 rooms are designed for the discerning traveler – while modern, touches of Thai heritage pop up in subtle details. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, walk-in rain showers, a minibar, 46-inch LED televisions, and free 24-hour access to tuk-tuk shuttle service.
The Executive Suite is great for those in town for a longer stay and need the extra space for entertaining. Not only do guests in this room get access to the Executive Lounge, they also get to enjoy panoramic views of Bangkok, free breakfast, and a free smartphone with unlimited 3G access for use during the stay.
Meeting spaces at the hotel strays from meeting rooms at more traditional business hotels with features like unique artificial grass flooring, plenty of natural light, and integrated stages. Flexibility is also a bonus here if you want to break out expandable walls, or use in-house audio-visual equipment to customize presentations.
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