Ascott opens Somerset property in Bangkok’s Ekamai district

5 Jun 2017 by Craig Bright

The Ascott Limited has opened a new Somerset serviced residence in Bangkok’s Ekamai district – an area of the city that’s become popular for its restaurants, bars and cafes.

The new property marks the group’s 11th in Thailand, with seven more in Bangkok, Pattaya and Sri Racha in the pipeline. The Somerset Bangkok Ekamai’s 262 accommodations include studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that are divided into different categories. These include 130 premium serviced apartments, 81 units that are available for extended-stay corporate leasing, and 51 single-bedroom apartments designed to also function as meetings facilities.

According to Ascott general manager for Thailand, Jean Keijdener, “[Ekamai] is also an upscale residential area popular with locals and expatriates working in the central business district and Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, the country’s economic growth engine”.

He added: “With its multiconference centre, alongside its premium serviced apartments, recreational facilities and a restaurant, Somerset Ekamai Bangkok is one of the most ideal venues for business travellers who prefer the convenience of being able to work, live and play under the same roof. It will also appeal to leisure travellers looking for quality accommodation while discovering the interesting places in Bangkok’s hipster enclave.”

Facilities within the property itself include a swimming pool, massage parlour and gym, while indoor and outdoor playgrounds are also available for guests with children. Access to the rest of the city, meanwhile, can be reached using the BTS Skytrain – the closest stop is a few minutes away on foot.

An opening promotion is also running until October 31 this year, offering per night stays in a single-bedroom apartment from THB1,300++ (US$38++) or a premium serviced residence from THB2,800++ (US$82++).

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