Budget chain Tune Hotels has opened its first property in Bangkok, offering an affordable accomodation option in the very centre of the city.
The new no-frills hotel has an advantageous location right in the middle of the Asoke district, the Thai capital’s primary central business district. It is next to the Asoke-Sukhumvit intersection, a short walk from Exchange Tower and the offices of multinational companies like Citibank.
It is 200 metres from Asok BTS station, 50 minutes drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and 35 minutes by car from Don Muang International Airport.
The twin room
The hotel has 94 double rooms and 34 twins, plus two wheelchair-friendly rooms.
A spokesperson said the hotel was well suited to business travellers looking for economical accommodation, particularly people from small and medium-sized enterprises who have a lower travel budget.
Like all the Tune brand hotels, the room rates vary depending on when you book, with earlier bookings offering cheaper rates.
The hotel also adopts the brand’s pay-as-you-use policy that lets guests save more money by opting out of facilities like in-room toiletries, television, air conditioning, and wifi.
At the Bangkok hotel, wifi will cost THB50 (US$1.6) for 12 hours and THB80 (US$2.6) for 24 hours.
Demand for low-cost accommodation is increasing in Asia, with economic growth expanding the middle classes and low-cost airlines making it possible for more people to fly (see story here).
For a Business Traveller review of a Tune Hotel in the UK, click here.
For more information, visit www.tunehotels.com