Opened in May 2014, another boutique offering for the tourists or business traveler in Bangkok, Hotel Icon promises an “iconic experience”. Shiny and new with a sleek modern fit out, the price bracket is similar to that of the Ibis range of hotels but with a more individual approach.
Well positioned, the hotel is in a small soi behind the bustling and hustlers paradise of Soi 4, which is one of the well-known party streets in Bangkok for nightclubs, bars and restaurants. It is situated close to the sky train link and a few stops from all the major shopping centers for those craving a retail fix.
Opened may 1 2014 in a convenient and central location, the Grand Swiss Sukhumvit 11 Hotel Bangkok offers tranquility amidst the vibrant madness and spicy aroma fuelled Bangkok. Tucked away in a little lane, it is a hidden gem of elegance with a four star rating.
With exceptional website booking rates such as a free upgrade to an Executive Room with Club Access on offer for as little as THB2,378++ per night. In celebration of their grand opening if you are staying two nights or more, the rates are even lower. If you are one of the few people that can get organized in advance, a 30% discount is applicable starting at THB 1,843++ per night. They even have a special rate for shopaholics; considering that the hotel is located a mere two minute walk to the Nana BTS Station and all of the famous shopping centers such as The Emporium, Central World and Siam Paragon are two stops away, this has got to be a curse for the credit card and a winner for the women carrying them.
The Khaolak Southsea Hotel at Laem Pakarang Beach was recently been rebranded from The Best Western Premier Khaolak Southsea.
Along this amazing stretch of Thai coastline there is jungle trekking in the hilly peaks, elephant riding, mangrove swamp exploring, and the Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park to wonder through to find little beach coves of pristine water to snorkel in. It is the definitive family playground with 25 kilometers of sand to roll in.
U Zenmaya is another sparkling gem in the crown of U Hotels & Resorts, whose altruistic philosophy is to give back to the local community in which their properties are located. Kalim Beach is five minutes north of the throbbing multitudes in Patong; close enough to visit attractions without too much hassle, and removed enough to create your own bubble of mind and body togetherness in the illusion of oneness with the world. Just as the name “Zenmaya” implies.
Industrial Chic Design on the banks of the River Kwai.
X2 (pronounced Cross to) River Kwai Resort will open on two acres of prime riverside land on the banks of the historic River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, 90 minutes west of Bangkok on July 1 2014.
The industrial chic design by design firm Agaligo studios combines concrete with wood paneled walls and oriented strand board- boards of compressed layers of wood strands- all inside what look like shipping crates, jutting out over a bend on the river.