…One of the most highly anticipated hotel openings in Bangkok this year.
If search referral terms and traffic is any indication, The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, which just opened this past Saturday, June 1, is one of the most highly anticipated hotel openings in Bangkok this year. While not really my style- the shiny brass & marble lobby and large rooms seem destined to be filled with busloads of Chinese tourists- it is a sleek property in one of Bangkok’s hip shopping districts.
Fishing Culture Influences at the soon to open Prana Resort Nandana on Koh Samui
Forget concrete-block style buildings, hotels in Thailand are influenced by the exotic and history of the culture. A prime example- the soon to open Prana Resort Nandana in Koh Samui. The property, set to open in mid-2013, was inspired by the Thai fishing basket known as the kwhaang. The interiors reflect undulating woven basketwork with soft lights and high ceilings. The colors, patterns and textures create a relaxing atmosphere and reflect the talent of local artisans. Outdoors, gardens with lush local plants and flowers bring guests back to nature.
Serious style and sweet savings are on tap at the brand new Mode Sathorn Hotel in the center of Bangkok, Thailand.
The fashion-forward property is enticing guests by offering special deals as low as THB 3,000/night during their soft opening. That period runs from May 16th until the end of October.
The hotel’s Deluxe Mode room category allows guests to truly customise their experience. Guests select from the traditional king bed or double queen room configurations as well as from their favorite design theme. Choices include Metropolitan Chic with adjustable ambient lighting, Multicultural Facet featuring either East or West-inspired design schemes and sleek, slick Urban Stylish.
Accor is bringing their brand of style and service to Southern Thailand in late summer of this year.
The Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach is scheduled to open in August 2013 on the beach at Kamala. The 174 guestroom property will feature all the anticipated amenities plus a few extras like some seriously sweet bonuses for families.
The Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach features eight suites and 166 non-smoking rooms. 30 square meter Superior King rooms boast en-suite rain showers, private balconies, flat screen televisions and free WIFI. Suites offer sweeping views of the ocean and beach, two private balconies, lounge areas, separate bathtubs and rain showers, espresso machines, IPOD docks, flat screen televisions and free WIFI. Rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with all the modern comforts.
The effortless cool glamour of Miami has come to Thailand in the form of the Wave Hotel in Pattaya.
This brand new boutique hotel purposely stands out with pastel colors and a hot pink Cadillac parked out front during the daytime and neon lights come nightfall. However, when it comes to Thai hospitality and service the Wave Hotel should fit right in with other whimsical and flirty hotels in the Pattaya Bay area.
Located next to the Central Festival entertainment complex, the Wave Hotel has 21 rooms decorated in a Tiffany-blue palate with black and white upholstered furniture. Balconies come with comfy chairs and rooms are equipped with 42-inch LED televisions and free WIFI. Top-end Twilight Rooms are furnished with four-poster canopy king-size bed and have expansive views of the bay. Bathrooms are extra big with black and white mosaic tile and marble as well as deep soaking tubs, rainshowers, his and her sinks, thick robes and delicious-smelling bath amenities.