From these executive aeries, the Chao Phraya River always provides a colourful spectacle.
Club Lounge, Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa
Which floor: Upper Lobby
Operating hours: 0600 to 2400
The details: Styling itself as Bangkok’s only true city resort, Bangkok Marriott has conducted an extensive refurbishment of its Club Lounge, which now boasts new furniture, timber flooring and wooden louvered partitions.
Dining: There are two options for breakfast, which is served from 0600 to 1030: a deluxe breakfast at the Club Lounge or a full breakfast buffet at the Market Restaurant located by the river. Afternoon tea is between 1400 and 1600; cocktails and canapes are served from 1630 to 1930. Complimentary snacks with coffee and tea are available all day.
At your service: One-hour complimentary internet access per day; free local calls; free laundry or pressing of five pieces of garments per stay; free fax service of up to 10 pages at the Business Centre; and, 15 percent discount at Mandara Spa for all “single treatments”.
Tower Club Lounge at lebua, lebua at State Tower
Which floor: 52nd
Operating hours: 0600 to 1800
The details: Tower Club Lounge provides a bird’s eye view of the Chao Phraya River, enjoyed from the open-air terrace or a spectacular glass sky-bridge suspended mid-air. At night, the place transforms into Breeze, lebua’s signature seafood dining outlet.
Dining: Continental breakfast is available between 0600 and 1100, while snacks and canapes are served between 1130 and 1800. A wide range of beverages such as beers, juices, softdrinks, tea and coffee is offered free of charge.
At your service: Tower Club guests can check email and surf the web courtesy of the complimentary wireless internet.
The Executive Lounge, Millennium Hilton Bangkok
Which floor: 31st
Operating hours: 0600 to 2300 daily
The details: Emulating a “home away from home” ambiance, the lounge is designed as a cosy place where premium hotel guests can eat, meet and entertain.
Dining: An assortment of hors d’oeuvres and beverages are available throughout the day. The signature Hilton Breakfast is served from 0630 to 1030 on weekdays and from 0630 to 1100 on weekends; light refreshments are available between 1030 and 1500; afternoon tea is served from 1500 to 1800; and, happy hours are from 1800 to 2030 on weekdays and from 1800 to 2000 on weekends.
At your service: Personalised check in and check out at the lounge; complimentary wireless internet access and complimentary use of laptop; and concierge services, including airline confirmation and luggage unpacking is available upon request.
Sheraton Towers Lounge, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
Which floor: 27th
Operating hours: 0630 to 2230
The details: The hotel’s Tower floors and its exclusive Tower Lounge were recently refurbished to the tune of ThB100 million (US$3 million). The lounge incorporates luxurious interiors with the latest technologies needed by business travellers eager to connect to their offices.
Dining: Continental breakfast is served between 0700 and 1030 at the lounge but guests can also opt for an American breakfast at etc Restaurant. Afternoon tea is between 1400 and 1600 while evening drinks is between 1730 and 1930.
At your service: Free outgoing local fax of up to 10 pages per day, access to computer terminal with broadband internet for one hour daily and use of the Towers Boardroom for one hour per day. Express check in and check out and other secretarial services are also available.
Horizon Club Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
Which floor: 24th
Operating hours: 0600 to 2400
The details: This signature lounge of the Shangri-La provides Horizon Club Floor guests an intimate meeting and workspace. Pursers are on duty and serve as private concierges to handle among others: airline ticketing, limousine hiring, restaurant reservations and general enquiries about Bangkok. There are two private meeting rooms for four to six people.
Dining: Buffet breakfast from 0600 to 1100, while complimentary canapes and cocktails are served from 1730 to 1930. Guests enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks throughout the day.
At your service: Complimentary internet access, express check in and check out, storage facilities for luggage, free pressing of one suit upon arrival, shoe shine service, onward reservations with other Shangri-La hotels and business services such as fax and photocopy.