Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok began rolling out this week the first batch of renovated Shangri-La Wing Deluxe Riverview Rooms (below). A total of 428 units with views of the Chaophraya River has been completely renewed with elm burlwood panelling, carved Thai motifs and rich fabrics, the work of Wilson and Associates.
Highlights include digital cabling, ample power points, free broadband internet access – a benefit offered throughout the entire Shangri-La chain. Other bells and whistles of the 36sqm space are the flat-screen TV, DVD player and computer-to-TV connectivity, while the executive desk has built-in multiplug sockets. A separate dressing table is also provided.
The bathroom (below) has likewise been refreshed with a rainshower installed in the shower stall. The expected amenities of plush bathrobes, slippers and premium toiletries are provided.
The release of these new room products signals the near completion of a US$60 million face lift of the Shangri-La Bangkok’s main building that started in late 2007, involving restaurants, meeting rooms and accommodation. In December, its lobby and entrance will undergo the hammer and reemerge in early 2010.
Guestrooms and suites in the hotel’s other wing, Krungthep Wing, were improved in April 2007.
For more on the hotel, www.shangri-la.com
Margie T Logarta