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Hotel Review: Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel

A hotel fit for a princess is exactly what the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel is.

The hotel’s Thai colonial design reflects a royal heritage and deep-rooted environmental awareness. This property has a unique story, previously a palace which to this day holds the charm and character of the princess that lived there.

The hotel is very regal, but not assuming so you can feel comfortable waltzing around in your casual clothes. Staff were so amazing and tentative.

Located in the city center of Bangkok, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel is just minutes’ stroll from the Phloenchit BTS station, Central Embassy Shopping Mall and Soi Nana.

Rooms

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Athénée Room

Located on floors 7-23, the newly remodeled Athénée rooms showcase an elegant award-winning Thai colonial décor coupled with the lastest in-room technology. Soft sunlight suffuses each luxuriously appointed space. Rooms feature King or Double/Double sized signature bed, a contemporary Thai sofa (King Room), and a spacious bathroom with seperate bathtub and shower cubicle with rain shower to name a few.

Royal Club Room

Located on top floors of the hotel from level 24-28. Large bay windows and a special sense of privacy are characteristics of the Club level guest rooms. Taking hospitality to a regal level, this large room surrounds you with refined comforts and modern conveniences, including a spacious work area and the supremely comfortable signature bed. Royal Club guests also enjoy a host of additional benefits and facilities including access to the exclusive Le Royal Club Lounge. This room also comes with complimentary Le Royal Club Benefits and facilities.

Athénée Suite

Located on floors Level 18 – 23, the spacious Athénée Suites are perfectly poised to enjoy scenic views of Central Bangkok’s impressive cityscape. Blending traditional Thai artefacts and fabrics with contemporary amenities, the suites are characterized by a spacious living room, luxurious bathrooms and highly functional working area. Regal red accents over shimmering greys and beneath a sparkling crystal chandelier include an extravagant floral Jacquard framing the television. Guests staying in a Athenee Suite also enjoy a host of additional benefits and facilities including access to the exclusive Le Royal Club Lounge.

Ratanakosin Theme Suite

The grandeur Ratanakosin Suite pays tribute to the original Bangkok, founded by King Rama I at the start of the Chakri Dynasty. Capturing the intricate handicraft of the Royal Thai style and undeniable grandeur of the period, the two-bedroom suite is resplendent with glorious Thai silks, priceless local artifacts and original artwork.

Life lived on a grand stage that is the philosophy that underscores our stunning Rattanakosin Theme Suite. Step into the glorious living room and prepare to be amazed by the unrivalled luxury of the setting. A glittering round chandelier hangs in the middle of the room over a cluster of silk-upholstered armchairs, ottomans and couches. Gilded pillars rise up to meet the artfully moulded ceiling. All of the furnishings, many with intricate inlay and gilt brushwork reflect the glamour of Siam. Nearby, find yourself in an elegant dining area complete with grand mahogany dining table and seating for 10 guests. The adjoining kitchen is equipped to serve lavish meals for you and your guests. The gleaming parquet floors that flow throughout the suite are inlaid with wide bands of deep grey marble, creating artful dividers between different areas of the suite.

Athénée Prestige

Located on the corners of floors 7-17, the elegantly remodelled Athénée Prestige rooms feature ample daylight and scenic views of Bangkok. The room showcases an elegant Thai colonial award-winning design that blends authentic elements of historic Thai culture with the most modern conveniences.

Royal Club Prestige

Located on the higher floors of the hotel, 25-27. Elegant sense of style, thoughtful array of comforts, this spacious room is in a superb corner location offers a stunning views of Bangkok’s bustling downtown from its two large floor to ceiling windows. The award-winning Thai colonial decor provides the perfect contrast of royal blue with silver-grey wall panels accented with original artworks and Royal Thai motifs. Royal Club guests also enjoy a host of additional benefits and facilities including access to the exclusive Le Royal Club Lounge.

Royal Club Suite

Located on floors 24-26. Spaciousness and sophistication, with crystalline views of the urban landscape, are some of the characteristics of these havens in the sky. Extra touches include separate living room with smart wood-panelling around the deep-pile carpeting, king bedroom with walk-in closet, en-suite master bathroom with electric “washlet” sanitary setup and guest cloakroom. The sumptuous lounge offers enough beautifully upholstered chairs and sofas for an important meeting or get together. Guests staying in a Royal Club Suite also enjoy a host of additional benefits and facilities including access to the exclusive Le Royal Club Lounge.

Royal Pimai Theme Suite

A contemporary interpretation of the Khmer Dynasty period and grand Pimai Temple built in north-east Thailand in the 10th century. Sandstone and marble and accents merge with light creating an earthy, relaxed residential environment. 178 square metres with two bedrooms.

The Royal Pimai Theme Suite was inspired by the grand 10th century Pimai Temple, built during the Khmer Dynasty. Sandstone and marble carved in 10th century motifs is used throughout. Traditional dark wood furnishings in the living room as well as the massive carved headboards in each of the bedrooms add an air of drama. The suite’s molding replicates architectural elements from the temple.

Ruen Thai Theme Suite

Authentic Thai house style with 190 metres of exotic luxury fashioned on the prosperous Old Kingdom’s Ayudhya period. Features include rich wood paneling, local silks and two bedrooms.

The Ruen Thai Theme Suite, beautifully panelled in wood, evokes the interiors of a Thai house from the prosperous Ayudhya period. Silk covers the beds in both bedrooms, frames the wall of windows in every room and adorns multiple couches and armchairs. A dining table for eight made from a lighter shade of wood typical of the period graces the living room. A private kitchen is complete with a hot water dispenser, refrigerator, coffee machine and microwave, plus all the necessary utensils. A private dressing room provides a serene space for you to get ready in the morning.

Vimarn Siam Theme Suite

Inspired by the summer residence for King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in the 19th century, the main building was later taken to Bangkok where it is now famous as the Vimarn Mek Palace. 190 square metres in European in style, with two bedrooms.

The Suite draws on the architectural elements of the summer palace of King Rama V that embraces both 19th century European and oriental décor. The impressive two-bedroom suite features a grand dining table for ten people, sumptuous silks, stunning murals, exquisite carvings and rich wood. The master bedroom embraces luxury with shimmering silk pillows on the king-size Le Méridien bed. A spacious work area is equipped with a state-of-the-art printer, scanner, copier and fax machine.

Dining

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The dining options at this hotel are endless. With some much diversity, a longer stay still would mean you can try a different options each time.

THE RAIN TREE CAFÉ – INTERNATIONAL BUFFET

Breakfast: 06:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Lunch: 12:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Dinner: 06:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Sunday Brunch: 12:00 PM – 03:30 PM

A relaxed and charming ambience, our international buffet is renowned as one of the best spots for buffet dining in Bangkok.

THE REFLEXIONS – MODERN FRENCH

Dinner: 06:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday Lunch: 12:00 PM – 02:30 PM
(Closed on Monday)

A modern French restaurant with a passionate and personalised service focused on the discovery of taste and the connection of food and art.

SILK ROAD – CANTONESE + DIM SUM

Lunch: 11:30 AM – 02:30 PM
Dinner: 06:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Journey down the Silk Road and enjoy authentic Cantonese and other regional Chinese cuisines prepared with flair and passion by Hong Kong Master Chef Kam.

SMOOTH CURRY – AUTHENTIC THAI

Lunch: 11:30 AM – 02:30 PM
(Closed on Saturday + Sunday)
Dinner: 06:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Traditional Thai dishes from the country’s four regions provide diners with an exceptional culinary experience.

UTAGE – JAPANESE + TATAMI

Lunch: 11:30 AM – 02:30 PM
Dinner: 06:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Discover the subtle tastes and textures of the finest contemporary and traditional sushi.

THE GLAZ BAR – TIMELESS LOBBY BAR

Time: 07:00 AM – 01:00 AM

Sip Champagne as you reconnect with old friends or simply look out over our vast lobby.

THE BAKERY – PATISSERIE + ILLY COFFEE

Time: 07:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Offer an engaging pâtisserie experience. Available for dine in, take away, and special delivery.
THE VIEW – POOL BAR LEVEL 04

Time: 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Our recently remodelled pool bar offers a variety of gourmet snacks that go from small bites to delicious sandwiches, drinks, juices, and much more.
In-room dining – 24 HOURS

At your service. We are pleased to offer you compelling in-room dining possibilities whenever you feel inclined. From classic comfort food to culinary adventures, stimulating flavours and creative presentations compose our carefully curated fare into a sensorial spectacular.

Facilities

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SWIMMING POOL

Sit back and relax next to our newly landscaped swimming pool area with a beautiful tropical setting surrounded by the dynamic of central Bangkok.

ATHENEE FITNESS

We invite you to an energising workout followed by a pampering steam room, dry heat saunas, and complimentary refreshments at our newly remodelled and enlarged AthénéeFitness.

SPA ATHENEE

An intriguing world of new and timeless traditions awaits your discovery at Spa Athénée. The high style of France fuses with the mystique of Siam creating a sanctuary of tactile pleasure and spiritual revelation in the heart of the city.

BUSINESS CENTRE

Designed for the international business traveller, our comfortable Business Centre provides all of the modern amenities and services required to conduct business smoothly and efficiently.

LE ROYAL CLUB LOUNGE

Our spacious and light-filled Le Royal Club Lounge welcomes our Club Room and Suite guests to an exclusive world of complimentary amenities and comforts.

Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel

Location: 61 Wireless Road (Witthayu), Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

Kate Webster
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