Avani Bangkok Riverside set for September opening

If you crave to soar like an eagle and nest on a rooftop, then stay at the Avani Bangkok Riverside for a front row seat over the bustling metropolis of steamy pulsating Bangkok.

Bangkok is not for the feint hearted, but those looking for the brash and bright lights coupled with a swarming mass of humanity.  For the leisure, pleasure and business seeker searching for a decadent and luxurious pillow (without the extreme price tag) to lay their head on at night, the new Avani Bangkok Riverside makes it possible to indulge in the dynamic nightlife, explore gleaming temples, jump on long tail boats, gorge on street food and meander floating markets.

Avani Hotels & Resorts, the “fuss-free approach” to hospitality by Minor Hotels and the sister brand to Anantara, is promising to deliver good design, excellent service and great value with sleep satisfaction, honest food and “a design for life”.  Due to be launched in September 2016, Avani Bangkok in soft open mode is the first “new build” hotel under the brand and it proudly sits on the Chao Praya River with incredible water views.  Believing in the mantra of allowing guests to “live”, rather than just “stay”, this hotel is setting new boundaries for hotel sojourns.

Comprising of 248 rooms and suites of functional and flexible spaces, the guest rooms are swathed in steel greys slashed with deep purple on white soft furnishings. Sleek blond wood walls and furniture on bare wooden floors give way to mammoth windows on the colorful world beyond flush with river views and allowing natural light to flow in.  To allow guests to configure their rooms to their own tastes, there are sliding wooden panels that can be opened to create an open-plan area or closed to hide the bathroom area for privacy.  There are 20 indulgent suites, 2 two-bedroom suites and a sumptuous three-bedroom option on offer.  All of the guest rooms are stocked with boutique amenities and personal touches in a totally understated yet functional way.

corner guestroom at Avani Riverside Bangkok

guestroom bathroom at AVANI Riverside Bangkok

The hotel’s ballroom, the highest one in Bangkok, can accommodate up to 1,500 guests with its own show kitchen, pre-function area, outdoor balcony, car lift and changing facilities plus showers for stage performers or brides to use.  Housing 27 separate meeting spaces that can be configured for any number of people and function type by the use of cleverly designed sliding partitions, it is the perfect space for any event to be held.  The hotel’s main restaurant merges with a lounge area, pantry, bar and working area stretching the length of the 11th Floor.  You can grab a coffee, work on your laptop, grab a nightcap or satisfy the hunger pangs at your whim overlooking the hustle and bustle of the Chao Praya River, the lifeblood of the city.  The entire floor is wrapped in huge windows allowing natural light to flood in during the day and a vista of bright lights at night.

Pool at AVANI Riverside Bangkok

There are 4 in-house dining options:  The Long Bar in the lobby for simple snacks, the Pantry that is a designer deli, the Skyline for riverside indulgence with the wow factor hitting high notes on the rooftop “Attitude”, where you can slowly sip a cocktail and munch on some Asian tapas by the pool or dine al fresco watching the chefs perform in the open kitchen.

The hotel’s facilities include a complimentary shuttle boat to and from the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station and to the Asiatique Night Market.  Its location puts you on the doorstep of the Riverside Plaza with its 68 restaurants to choose from, a plethora of bars and plenty of shops to thrash your credit card at.

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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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