mylifestylenews

2018-08-17

Banyan Tree Bangkok - Experience The Urban Sanctuary

Soaring sky high, the Banyan Tree Bangkok is a shimmering slice on Sathorn road and right in the heart of its business precinct offering a stress-free business and leisure accommodation. mylifestylenews writes.


The Banyan Tree logo shines bright atop the slender slab and now partly joint venture with the Accor Hotels yet retaining its contemporary Thai design and hospitality. Grand is the word to describe the first impression upon stepping into this comfort of luxury.


The grand and spacious lobby housed a live piano playing to sooth the ambience with soft and easy listening melody well spread out with plush cushion sofas at the lobby bar and a superb view looking through the gigantic glass window to its tropical garden landscaping next to the Romsai coffee house one floor behind the ground level. 


Our arrival was warm and we were led directly to the Executive Club Lounge to proceed for our check-in.


Located on the 19th floor, it can also be accessed by different lifts from the ground level and is one of Bangkok’s largest Executive Club Lounge.


Elegantly designed with modern contemporary comfort with a touch of Thai ornamental on display which harmonized the entire club floor, with ample space for the dining area as well as cozy lounges divided into various sections for everyone to enjoy the city skyline from directional angles.


The club benefits includes the late breakfast till 11am, business centre facilities, light snacks, happy hours and canapés , complimentary laundry or pressing and other upgraded services that are to be discovered.


Our 48sqm Serenity Club Suite is generously sized on the 58th floor with a stunning view overlooking the Chao Phraya River exuding a touch of comfort serenity. The studio-like lifestyle living concept of this suite separated the bedroom with plentiful of plush cushions covered with smooth and glossy Thai silk in classic, sophisticated motifs to brighten the mood with a touch of modernity.


Low ceilings may not gives you the majestic emotion but the beige tone sofas, wall and carpet selected harmonizes the room and the oversize mirror on the walls gives a perspective vision contrasting the traditional Thai art painting above the bed board. You may not find so much Banyan Tree’s elements in this upgraded and new Serenity Club Suite in comparing to the brand image that you would have expected, especially the subtlety of understated rustic charm and elegance from its existing brand standard.


The bathroom comes with a standard size of bath tub but a narrow triangular shape standing shower. Full toiletries amenities offer to ease your stress if you have forgotten to pack the essentials from home as well as the tastefully designed light cotton bathrobes and sleepers.


The sky high swimming pool on the 21st floor is sharing the same entrance with the renown Banyan Tree Spa and a work out gym next to it. Shimmering under open sky, despite the pool is narrow and feels claustrophobic with its design layout as well as the sun lounges allocation, yet there are plentiful potted and blossoming water lilies scatted around the pool area adding a graceful Thai motif and provides a nest of tropical tranquility and seclusion for relaxation.


Since the opening of its globally known Vertigo & Moon Bar, Bangkok has set a trend of setting up Sky Bars throughout the entire city. The success of this unbeatable Sky Bar in Bangkok offers 360c° uninterrupted panoramic views of the city has its latest add on to the hotel with its new Saffron Sky Garden that is also another achievement from the Banyan Tree Bangkok.


This casual al fresco concept offers daybeds and loungers to chill with a view from the 52nd floor which is the tallest outdoor sky garden in Bangkok. The casual Thai street food inspired menu is available here with an elevated touch. Do check out the Khao Soi curry noodles that is a special northern Thai dish with surprising depth of flavor, puree chilies, shallots, garlic, ginger, cilantro stems, coriander, turmeric and curry powder curated by Saffron’s Chef with secret add on to make this dish even more special here.


Saffron garden is best to visit before sunset, where the trees are lit with bamboo lampshades and mini light bulbs around the sky garden with Thai ornaments displayed which adds more romance to the evening.


Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok is another highlight by staying in this hotel. It is a retreat to the tender touch to rejuvenate your senses and to replenish your body with the best of nature’s gifts. Advance booking is essential and there are many non-hotel guests that come in for their pilgrimage.


Breakfast can also be enjoyed at the all-day dining Romsai which is rather enticing. Lots of live cooking stations offer a-la minute orders especially the Thai noodles and curry section is not to be missed from its wide spread buffet.


Gazing at the tropical garden through soaring high oversized windows is definitely a highlight while enjoying your meals here. Man-made waterfalls splashing running waters to the koi fish pond surrounded by tropical plants and trees are simply mesmerizing with such a calming effect.


Stay, play, experience, discover and indulge your senses by enjoying the serenity of the Banyan Tree lifestyle in Bangkok’s cosmopolitan city magical structure and quiet sanctuary. Travel is about what you explore and discover, but sometimes travel discovers us…with quality pleasures.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 4/5
Food  Beverage:4/5 
Housekeeping: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 4/5


21/100 South Sathorn Road
Bangrak, Bangkok
Thailand
Tel: +66 2 679 1200

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