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Enjoy Riverside Tranquility & Experience the Real Bangkok at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa
01 Nov 2011
At the newly opened Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Anantara’s ancient Sanskrit meaning, “without end”, is captured by the flow of timeless Chao Phraya River life, edging 11 acres of exotic landscaped grounds. Impressive leisure and business facilities ensure that no two days are the same. Proximity to the capital’s greatest cosmopolitan and cultural attractions provides journeys of infinite discovery.
Choose from 407 rooms, including 97 suites, which reflect exquisite Thai culture in abstract style inside, and scenic river or lush garden views from private balconies. Unwind in a luxurious home away from home with 24 hour in-room dining and elite amenities including an in-room bar, tea and coffee making facilities, internet access, an LCD TV, DVD player and iPod dock. Indeed the palatial penthouse of the Suan Luang Suite is so spacious and well equipped, that its uses extend from the ultimate urban sanctuary, to an intimate space for business or an exclusive event.
Energise in the fitness centre, inspired by a garden view. Pop into the Jim Thompson boutique located within the resort. Spend wonderfully lazy days at the generous outdoor pool, exchanging a cool dip for the heated Jacuzzi and cocktails at the swim up bar, all the while surrounded by swaying palms, blooming nature and Chao Phraya River glimpses. Let little ones play at the kids’ club or be taken care of by a babysitter, leaving parents free to enjoy themselves. Sign up for a Thai cooking class, which begins with a local market trip to pick up the freshest ingredients, and ends by savouring the flavourful creations. Experience sensual relaxation at Spa, where rituals can be shared side by side in a spacious double suite with a large bathtub, and a private garden courtyard features a rain shower and traditional sala.
10 restaurants and bars dish up culinary diversity. Wake up to a breakfast buffet of world flavours at The Market. Replenish at Numero Uno with a coffee and freshly baked pastry, or the finest handmade chocolates. Enjoy sunset cocktails on the pier at Longtail Bar. Delve into Pacific Rim traditions at Trader Vic’s, where unique flavours are cooked in Bangkok’s only wood-fired Chinese oven. The Japanese steakhouse Benihana delivers lively “eatertainment” through theatrical Teppanyaki style. Savour the Italian way of life in Brio’s Tuscan villa setting. At Riverside Terrace an international buffet and BBQ is accompanied by Thai dance performances overlooking the river. Step aboard a beautifully restored antique rice barge to dine on delectable Thai cuisine and glide past the city’s famous cultural sites with a Manohra Dining Cruise. For the ultimate in secluded intimacy, Dining by Design invites guests to collaborate with a personal chef and choose an idyllic location, such as a candlelit meal along the river or a picnic under the shade of a banyan tree.
Special functions and weddings take place in a range of elegantly appointed indoor venues and scenic riverside spaces. Business travelers balance work with pleasure, courtesy of recent enhancements to the resort’s meeting venues and facilities, and the opportunity to play at eight nearby golf courses.
The luxurious lifestyle choice showcases the resort’s riverside charms to the full, and seems a world away from Bangkok’s bustling heart. Yet a complimentary shuttle boat service connects guests to the capital’s extensive sky train network, giving daily exploration a convenient appeal. Shop in world class malls and uncover Bangkok’s art scene. Call upon the resort’s experienced concierge to plan tours of compelling attractions short drive from the resort. Use the expertise of this “Streetwise Guru” to find out about unforgettable local experiences, or ask him to be a personal companion for a private back
street tour and gain a local’s perspective. Travel in ways that help disover the real Bangkok, taking a thrilling tuk tuk ride through the city’s vibrant streets, or boarding a longtail boat to meander the fascinating maze of canals. Uncover the capital’s secret highlights by visiting one of Bangkok’s oldest markets Talard Plu, the morning market Talard Bangrak to pick up herb and spice souvenirs, or China Town’s vast bazaar network of market stalls, street-side cafés, and probably the greatest concentration of gold shops in the city. Share the Thai people’s love of street food for every sense as spicy aromas and masterful cooking displays tempt passersby to street-side tables. Avoid navigating the city’s overwhelming choice and head straight for vendors which have been given a knowledgeable seal of approval by the hotel’s Streetwise Guru, meaning that Anantara guests can dine on the very best back street cuisine.
Experience Bangkok’s colourful contrasts and an indulgent waterfront lifestyle, with Anantara as your host.