Where to Eat
Apsara is a perfect combination of delightful cuisine and essential sightseeing provided by the Banyan Tree Bangkok. Newly built from teak wood with modern furnishings, Banyan Tree Bangkok's first vintage-style rice barge Apsara celebrates the grace and culture inherent in its sleek timber design. The Aspara accommodates 64 guests and serves Royal Thai cuisine. Departing at 8pm daily, Apsara's Dinner Cruise traverses along the Chao Phraya River, passing the famous Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun Ratchawararam) and the Royal Palace, illustrating snapshots of Thailand's Ayudhya heritage.
Founded almost 40 years ago in Bayswater, London, and having established its first Bangkok branch at the Siam Paragon Mall since five years ago, the Four Seasons Restaurant has earned a reputation for its fantastic roast duck and authentic Cantonese cuisine. It's arguably the largest Chinese restaurant in Thailand with approximately 250 seats and four VIP rooms. Its second branch is situated at MegaMall Bangna, the third one at Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor 10). In the near time, the Four Seasons Restaurant will open new branches at the Central Chidlom and New Emporium 2 Mall (EmQuartier). For more information, call +66 2392 6212.
Tucked away at a prime location by the Chao Phraya River, the Chakrabongse House is a sophisticated 19th-century Royal residence-turned-hotel, which is calm and secluded. Experience the ultimate private dining at an ornately decorated, riverside pavilion sitting on a private dock overlooking the majestic River of King and the Temple of Dawn. Offering the true meaning of luxury dining with a view, Chakrabongse Private Dining boasts a wide variety of exquisite Royal Thai cuisine made with the freshest local ingredients. The set menu is always different every day. As the establishment is very exclusive, booking a table in advance is a must (the restaurant is closed on Monday).
Where to Drink
Perched on a wooden deck hovering 247 metres up in the sky, Sky Bar prides itself on its inspiring cocktails, striking atmosphere, and spectacular views. The bar is a stone's throw from the world's highest alfresco restaurant, Sirocco. The glittering, post-modern, and multi-hued island bar, whose colour changes every 90s seconds, attracted mixologist Ron Ramirez, who since then has been on a mission to take Bangkok's cocktail scene to a greater height. Among Ron's recent creations are the Senses Signature Cocktails, which are purposely designed to surprise and delight each of the sense, and the legendary Hangovertini -- created for the cast and crew of The Hangover Part II.
The Vault Speakeasy Club
Combining straightforward jazz in the 1920s' Swing Era, along with cutting-edge dance beats, The Vault Speakeasy Club is a must-visit. Stepping inside The Vault is entering a realm where opulence and hedonistic enjoyment coexist. Guests will find a luxurious space including the stylish Le Derrière bar where they can mingle and enjoy a selection of fine Cuban cigars. Events and entertainment at The Vault include regular themed parties and live music performances, along with The Vault's resident DJ, Fred Jungo, one of Bangkok's most popular DJs, spinning current and retro funk, R&B, and disco classics. Speakeasies and the glamorous art-deco artchitecture of 1920s' banks are the inspiration behind The Vault.
Apoteka Bangkok derives its name from an out-dated word for "pharmacists," and the place is meant to emulate a 19th-century apothecary. Dotted with high ceilings, red bricks, and Dr. Jekyll and Ms Hyde being projected onto the wall, this cool haunt boasts an outdoor and indoor area, the latter of which is decked with a mix of tall tables for larger groups. Large cases filled with vintage bottles of medicine flank the bar. Drink selections include a great option of beers, and keep your eyes on the prize: the whiskey and the cigar lounge, a hidden room next to the staircase.
Where to Stay
Siam Kempinksi, Bangkok
A perfect blend between European style and the exotic culture of Thailand, Siam Kempinski neverfails to please its guests through its service, comfort, and top-notch facilities. Located in the heart of Bangkok's premier shopping and entertainment district, the hotel is 50 minutes' drive from the Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport and 4o minutes' drive from Donmuang International Airport. The Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok features the 900-square-metre pillar-free Chadra Ballroom, qhich is an ideal place for lavish social events. Its 10 banqueting and meeting rooms are named after lotus flower varieties, and are equipped with modern technology.
ROOMS AND SUITES
Book its Royal Suite, which is one of the largest private suites in Bangkok. Three hundred square metres in size, this fancy suite has a secluded terrace complete with Jacuzzi. Located on the 16th floor of the Royal Wing, this suite includes a master bedroom with a king-sized bed, a second bedroom with twin beds, and a third bedroom for personal staff or security, Accommodation includes a spacious living room, a seperate dining room, a private bar, a private gym, a study room, and a kitchenette. For other types of room, suites, and serviced residence, visit www.kempinski.com/bangkok.
Drink and Dine
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin
Checking in at The Siam Kempinski Bangkok will never be complete without dining at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin restaurant. Conceptualised by renowned Chef Henrik Yde Anderson, whose Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, was awarded one Michelin Star, this lavish restaurant pays homage to modern Thai cuisine, which is presented with a unique contemporary twist. Sra Bua is an ideal venue to have a quality dining moment with your loved ones.
Hanuman Bar is a perfect choice for you to chill and relax. Situated in the majestic lobby, the bar sure adds the lively vibe to the space and serves early breakfast, a quick delectable lunch menu, a sophisticated afternoon tea menu, pre- and post-dinner champagnes, fine wines, and rare spirits.
The Executive Lounge
The Executive Lounge is a special spot for guests staying on the Executive Floors and Suites. Located on the 17th floor of the Royal Wing, the lounge offers personalised check-in and check-out service, as well as providing business-center service. Equipped with small meeting rooms, the lounge serves complimentary beverages throughout the day, and also a snack buffet breakfast, lunch snacks, and an afternoon menu with Thai and European hot dishes, followed by an evening snack buffet.
Kempinski The Spa
Pamper yourself at Kempinski The Spa with its signature treatments, which can be customised according to your body type. Using seasonal and natural ingredients that have been hand-selected to soothe and relax your skin, the treatments are rich with traditional Thai influences.