Take inspiration from the royal family of Thailand and enjoy a regal vacation at a former royal residence with The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok.
Located on the grounds of Kandhavas Palace, a former royal residence, The Athenee Hotel is the ideal option for a regal stay in the heart of downtown Bangkok, close to embassies, malls (such as Central Embassy, Gaysorn Plaza, Central World, and Siam Paragon), and the peaceful Lumpini Park. The nearby BTS SkyTrain station and MRT Sathorn subway station serves as a great connect to explore the capital city seamlessly. Indoors, within the five-star hotel, similar enticing wonders await.
Introducing The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok
Designed to reflect the destination’s history, culture, and location, The Athenee Hotel brings together Thai and European influences under its roof. Built on the grounds of a former royal residence of Princess Valaya Alongkorn, daughter of Chulalongkorn, King Rama V and the grand-aunt of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Rama X, this 29-storeyed hotel offers 374 elegant rooms and suites, a Royal Club Floor with an exclusive lounge, multi-functional meeting rooms and venues, lagoon-style swimming pool on the fourth floor, a luxurious day spa, and more. All this comes with the assurance of green celebrations and events as the hotel boasts of being the world’s first to achieve ISO 20121 certification for planning and delivering sustainable events.
Expect nothing short of luxury and refinement in every nook of the guestrooms and suites of The Athenee Hotel. Each opulent personal space brings elements of Princess Valaya Alongkorn’s summer palace to the fore. Think classic furniture, elegant Thai motifs on curtains, and a sophisticated palette of whites, greys, and maroons. The various rooms also come enriched by the renowned Luxury Collection bed, contemporary comforts and gadgets, one-touch lighting, and an illy capsule coffee machine.
Rooms and Suites
The Athenee Rooms, located between the seventh and 23rd floors, showcase elegant décor that blends authentic local touches with contemporary chic. The Athenee Prestige Rooms, located from the seventh floor to the 17th floor, take this up a notch and bring scenic views of Bangkok into the picture as well. Head higher, to the Athenee Suites between the 18th and 23rd floors, for spacious suites that marry contemporary styles with traditional Thai design, artefacts and fabrics. A sparkling crystal chandelier and extravagant floral Jacquard framing the television in the room adds to the charm.
Royal Suite Rooms
The Royal Club Rooms located on the 24th and 28th floors of The Athenee Hotel houses large bay windows, refined comforts, and modern conveniences including a spacious work area and the signature Luxury Collection bed. The Royal Club Prestige, located between the 25th and 27th floor, open to stunning views of downtown Bangkok, courtesy of two large floor-to-ceiling windows. Add to this royal blue and silver-grey wall panels accented with original artworks and Thai motifs. The Royal Club Suites between the 24th and 26th floors add a separate living room, a bedroom with a king size bed and walk-in closet, and panoramic city views to the mix as well.
Exclusive access to the Royal Club Lounge makes each of these rooms the ideal choice for discerning guests. This gives the guest exclusive benefits like a full international buffet breakfast at The Rain Tree Café, afternoon tea, evening cocktails at an open bar with a selection of drinks and hors d’œuvre, access to meeting rooms for two hours a day, personalised check-in at the Royal Club or guestroom, personal concierge services, priority check-out, complimentary high-speed WiFi for up to three devices, and two items of laundry per day.
Royal Theme Suites
For a stay doused in exotic Thai culture, opt for the uniquely themed two-bedroom suites. The Royal Pimai Theme Suite on the 27th floor is complete with a contemporary interpretation of the Khmer period and grand Pimai Temple. Stone and marble accents with ambient light add to its relaxed, earthy residential vibes. At the Ruern Thai Royal Theme Suite, also on the 27th floor, expect to find semblances of an authentic Thai house from the prosperous Ayudhaya period, wood paneling and exquisite handwoven silks. A floor above, at the Vimarn Siam Royal Theme Suite, glimpses of Vimarn Mek Palace, the 19th century summer residence for King Chulalongkorn Rama V, comes to light. Similarly, at the Ratanakosin Royal Theme Suite, find influences of Rattanakosin, founded by King Rama I in 1782, amid exquisite silks and ornate local artifacts.
Rain Tree Café
This all-day dining venue brings gourmet international cuisines to the table. When here, find live cooking stations where talented chefs create delectable dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Rain Tree Café is also famous for its Sunday brunch buffets, and the Valaya Room where guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or private gathering. The Secret Garden and The Bakery, two intimate venues that look out over the lush greenery bordering Wireless Road.
The Allium Bangkok
Savour modern French cuisine featuring high quality imported ingredients, courtesy of Chef Remi Verrier, a talented French chef with Sri Lankan ancestry. The Allium Bangkok also offers a range of wines that have a strong emphasis on old-world wines from France and Italy, along with natural, biodynamic and organic wines.
The House of Smooth Curry
Chef Montri Jiratitankit puts the spotlight on authentic Thai cuisine from four regions of the country, all while highlighting recipes from royal palaces and residences, and the enormous diversity of curries. What’s more — each of the dishes that find a spot on the menu feature vegetables, rice, fruits, spices, and herbs sourced from local suppliers who farm using organic methods.
The Silk Road
Classic Cantonese cuisine with a 21st-century edge, that’s The Silk Road at The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok for you! Here, Chef Cheng Kam Sing prepares dishes that are rooted in age-old traditions and married together with modern interpretations and cooking techniques. Each of the finest ingredients celebrate natural flavours accentuated with seasonal ingredients.
Kintsugi Bangkok by Jeff Ramsey
Translating to the art of repairing broken ceramics using gold lacquer, Kintsugi Bangkok by Jeff Ramsey is the place to be for classical Japanese Kaiseki cuisine that remains true to its ancient roots and explores the potential of daring new directions.
The Glaz Bar
The Glaz Bar is a sophisticated venue for cocktails, tapas, and music. Located next to The Rain Tree Café, this chic venue is the ideal place to meet, greet and enjoy fine wines, creative and classic cocktails, and enticing light bites.
Staying true to its name, The View offers a spectacular backdrop for all meals: the shimmering swimming pool! Located at the heart of a peaceful oasis, this spot is great to relax al fresco and enjoy gourmet delights. Think exquisite appetisers, delicious sandwiches, signature cocktails, freshly squeezed juices, and much more. To heighten the fun, take a dip in the pool, soak up the sun in the terrace, or join friends for a cocktail at dusk against the glittering Bangkok skyline.
Overlooking the leafy Wireless Road, The Bakery is an elegant and atmospheric conservatory where guests can savor exquisite Thai-French patisserie. These sweet treats are complimented by freshly brewed coffees, teas and herbal infusions.
Meet and Celebrate
The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok offers 30 flexible venues, totaling over 6,500 square meters. Every space is detailed with exceptional facilities and accompanied by a professional team for personalised service.
The Atheneum Meetings Rooms and Lounge are the ideal choice for business events and social gatherings, both. Located on the hotel’s sixth floor, the venue offers a choice between six meeting rooms, the largest of which can comfortably seat 80 guests in a theatre-style setup. Guests can enjoy a Themed Coffee Break which features cuisine inspired by the Princess Valaya Alongkorn’s travel to countries such as the USA, France, India, Japan, Italy, and of course, Thailand.
Higher up, sitting majestically on the 29th floor, the Pimarn Siam Hall is your calling for grand events. The banquet hall recalls the splendour of the historic Kandhavas Palace, and infuses it with contemporary Thai designs.
Break away from the bustling city-life and relax at the in-house spa at The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok. The Athenee Spa is designed to indulge the body, mind and spirit every step of the way. Each journey here begins with a personal consultation, followed by treatments tailored to individual needs. Take the Comfort Zone, for instance. This set of facial products from Italy are created using natural and organic massage oils, and work wonders to boost, revitalise and rebalance the body, mind and spirit. The spa also has an array of Italian facial products to choose from — be it organic or vegan!
Athenee Fitness offers personalised exercise programs with supervision from professional trainers. When here, gain muscle with weight training equipment, test yourself with cardiovascular equipment, unwind at the steam and sauna rooms, take a dip in the Jacuzzis, dance it out at the aerobics studio, and savour juices and snacks at the health bar.
The free-from pool area at The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok is a secluded oasis for guests to escape the city. Paired with it are lush greens that add to the relaxing ambience of the space.
The Luxury Collection Concierge
Available round-the-clock, The Luxury Collection Concierge team proudly wears the Les Clef d’Or gilt insignia of the celebrated Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hôtels. These local experts are ready to reveal the hidden experiences of the city through personalised itineraries that tap into ancient and contemporary Thai culture, art, markets, malls, cuisine, and more. They can also help in making restaurant reservations, arranging transport, or presenting a special bouquet to your loved ones.
The key to a great holiday is a comfortable one, and the butler service at The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok understands this. Upon check in, butlers greet with a chilled welcome drink. This intuitive hospitality continues in-room where the butler can unpack and pack the luggage, shine shoes, iron suits and dresses, and even provide morning teas and coffees with the day’s newspaper to pair. As the guest goes through the day, the butler will be only a summons away should a coffee or soft drink be required from the Butler Menu.
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