Amari Watergate Bangkok
Bangkok is a city steeped in history with unique neighbourhoods that were once connected by canals, thus giving the city the sobriquet Venice of the East. This network of canals still plays an important role today and the area known as the Pratunam or Watergate in English is home to the Amari Watergate Bangkok, is part of this important system in the middle of one the city’s most bustling commercial district.
Entering the hotel, guests are greeted by the sleek lobby awash with warm earth tones, at its heart is the streams of lights cascading from the lighting sculpture featuring 847 pieces of hand-crafted Murano glass signifying the hotels street address 847 Petchburi Road. The installation is reminiscent of falling rain and titled Water of Life, inspired by the hotel’s location and the significance water is to this city and to Thai culture.
Ideal for both business and leisure travellers, Amari Watergate Bangkok offers 564 guest rooms ranging from deluxe rooms to the presidential suite, all with panoramic views of the city skyline. The newly renovated Premier rooms are thoughtfully curated keeping in mind the comfort of guests with beautiful touches to the décor, cosy beds and spacious work space. For an extra touch of comfort, guests staying in the executive rooms, executive suites or presidential suite will enjoy the benefits of a dedicated executive lounge offering a private reception for easy check-in and check-out, exclusive breakfast area and a roof terrace offering breathtaking city views.
A journey to Bangkok is not complete without sampling the vibrant cuisines the city has to offer, and taking street foods to new heights is Amaya Food Gallery. The menu at this all-day dining restaurant takes its inspiration from the street food of Asia, complemented by a separate Italian section. With show kitchens dedicated to specialties from Thailand, Southeast Asia, India and Italy, Amaya Food Gallery invites diners to share and savour the diverse flavours in a fun street market setting.
For those with a sweet tooth, the dessert kitchen offers the largest selection of shaved ice treats in town. These Ice Kachangs come in 40 varieties including pandan vermicelli, mock pomegranate seed, gingko nut and lotus roots as highlights, along with toppings of multiple flavours, a rotating selection of traditional Thai treats, seasonal fruits and an international selection of cakes. The food and sweets are complemented by a collection of inspired cocktails at Amaya Bar.
For Italian favourites and casual gatherings, Prego Bangkok offers a chic ambiance featuring both open-air and air-conditioned dining areas, a fully equipped bar and lounge, and a pizza station with an original wood-fired oven. Under the helm of world renowned Chef Marco, Prego first opened its doors in Koh Samui in 2003. Enjoy a high quality yet comfortable dining experience while indulging in local Italian flavours.
Guests with energy to burn can also visit the FIT Centre on the eighth floor, a professional facility offering extensive exercise equipment and fitness programmes; or take a dip in the pool and lounge away whilst enjoying a drink from the Pool Bar serving refreshing drinks, juices, smoothies and snacks. Or put the happy back in happy hour by stopping at the Aqua Pool Bar between 5pm – 7pm to chat with friends or to make new ones.
Also located on the eighth floor is the Breeze Spa with smart and fun treatments focusing on boosting energy especially after a day out exploring the city. Breeze Spa brings balance back to busy lives with a diverse range of therapies and relaxing treatments based on mood analysis.
For more information and reservations, call +66 (0) 2653 – 9000.
Source: Onyx Hospitality.