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Amara Bangkok Hotel officially launches

Pool at Amara Hotel Bangkok

The Amara Bangkok opened its doors at the end of March 2016.  In keeping with the Amara brand’s vision of integrated luxury lifestyle living, the Amara Bangkok offers warm and personalized service plus much more, considering the wow factor of its guest rooms.

Sitting in the pulsating heart of Surawong, close to Silom and Sathorn Roads in Bangkok’s vibrant business district, the hotel is amidst the city’s dynamic shopping and partying nightlife district.  This area is part of the historic Bangrak area that overflows with local traditional street food or “curb de cuisine”, which shouldn’t be missed.  Close to Chinatown, Patpong and the Chao Phraya River, it is only 15 minutes by car to the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and the Don Muang Airport.

exterior of Amara Hotel Bangkok

Aimed at both leisure and business travelers, the stylish 250 room hotel is positioned near 2 BTS Skytrain stations, Chong Nonsi and Sala Daeng, with their own custom-made air conditioned tuk tuk available to shuttle guests there, so you don’t have to get hot and sweaty walking.

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Touched with a Singaporean flavor, The Amara Bangkok is one of the few hotels offering the innovative “minibar boutique”, rather than the price gouging traditional mini-bar in guest rooms.  This concept is that the hotel stocks your in-room bar with non-alcoholic usual favorites and hotel guests are then encouraged to go to the mini-bar store in the lobby to purchase their own demon drink or decadent must-do snack items.  The great thing about this is that the pricing of the mini-bar store is either the same price as you can buy elsewhere, sometimes even cheaper.

Sublime decor of original Thai art dresses the walls in public areas, whilst the guest-rooms feature prints to compliment the contemporary furnishings.  Each elegant and spacious guest room features flat screen digital TVs, IP phone with voice mail, high-speed LAN, and Wi-Fi Internet. There is the exclusive Club Lounge on Level 20 that services the Club Guest Rooms (Levels 20 to 24) where guests can grab a decadent breakfast without the hordes, morning and afternoon tea and better yet, happy hour drinks each day.

guestroom at Amara Hotel Bangkok

guestroom at Amara Hotel Bangkok

bathroom at Amara Hotel Bangkok

The Club guest rooms have the luxury of a glorious bathtub to soak in and a mammoth 48-inch digital TV to gaze at. The 6 Cabana rooms on the 9th Level are definitely for those that love to wallow in a Jacuzzi, as these rooms have direct access to 2, both with stunning views over Bangkok’s sparkling skyline. From the Deluxe to the Executive rooms, all have the guest’s ultimate comfort in mind.  If you want the ultimate spread out space in the sky, the Amara Suite is for you, as it has an adjoining living room to strut around in.

There is a well-equipped 24-hour gym on Level 22 with key room card access and the pool on Level 26 is the perfect place to take a dip whilst overlooking the cityscape of bustling Bangkok.  The fully equipped Business Center on Level 8 is for those that do need to do business and not just play during their stay. For the serious conference or meeting, there are 4 meeting rooms equipped with the latest audio-visual facilities, all are light and airy spaces that will get the brainwaves happening. From business conferences to sophisticated weddings or private receptions, the Amara Bangkok has a team of experts to put it together for you and the dynamic spaces you need.

poolside at Amara Hotel Bangkok

For when the hunger pangs arrive and a cafe on wheels just won’t do, head in-house to the restaurant “Element”, featuring traditional Singaporean cuisine such as Hainanese chicken rice and provincial Chinese cuisine from the Silk Road in Singapore. You can grab a coffee at the Barista Cafe or lose time sipping cocktails at The Bar on Level 1. The night owls will love AkaAza on the rooftop Level 26, where you can indulge in a drink or two, munch on a snack and listen to some music in sheer and utter bliss.

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The personal attention flows through to 24-hour reception, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, airport transfers, car parking facilities and babysitting service.  You can even have pre-registration and express checkout if you are in a hurry.  A concierge with a little “brown” book can advise you on literally anything in the city from funky bars to where to get a suit tailored.

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Gail Palethorpe is a self-confessed travel junky and caffeine addict with a penchant for the finer things in life such as expensive wine, designer labels and decadent fluffy pillows to lay her head on at night. Having lived in Thailand for numerous years, she is a bit of an avid hotel bed sleuth where the sheet thread count rivals the depth of the bathtub, free standing of course, and whether there is a rubber duck to play with. It is always those extra touches that win her over.

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