Lap of luxury: BANGKOK

INTERCONTINENTAL BANGKOK 973 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok 10330 T: +66 2656 0444 F: +66 2656 0555 intercon@ihgbangkok.com www.intercontinental.com/icbangkok Rooms: 381 luxury rooms, including a wide range of suites. All feature 2-line IDD telephones, double-glazed windows, DVD player, workspace, facsimile on request, flat panel LED TV, high–speed internet access, air-conditioning, iPod docking station, marble bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower unit, minibar, pillow menu, Posturepedic bed, tea and coffee making facilities, universal electrical outlets. Business & Conference Facilities: Total of 22 multifunction rooms. The largest of the venues, the Grand Ballroom, can accommodate guests for cocktails, banquets and gala dinners. Dedicated exhibition area with capacity for 950-1800 guests.

Technical capabilities include category 6 infrastructure, intelligent lighting system, 70 pin spot lights, video streaming and recording, chiffon pillars, satellite, video-conferencing, moving projection systems and centrally controlled computer enhanced display screens. Catering team and service manager to assist with planning. Health & Leisure Facilities: Fully-equipped, 24-hour fitness centre. Sauna, whirlpool and steam bath. Therapy services include Asian and European massage, herbal wrap, facial treatments and other skin rejuvenation techniques. Rooftop pool & Pool Bar. Guest Service: Concierge, limousine service, laundry and dry cleaning, 24–hour in-room dining, post and parcel service, doctor on call, shops, beauty and hair salon, free Wi-Fi in public areas, business centre. Wining & Dining: Fireplace Grill (Steakhouse), Grossi Trattoria & Wine Bar (Italian cuisine), Summer Palace (Cantonese), Espresso (international buffet), Balcony Lounge (bar), Humidor (cigar bar), The Deli (pastry & bakery). COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT BANGKOK 155/1 Soi Mahadlekluang 1, Rajdamri Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 T: +66 2690 1888 F: +66 2690 1899 bookmarriott@marriotthotels.com www.courtyardbangkok.com Rooms: Total 316 rooms: 213 deluxe, 44 corner, 47 business, 10 premier and 2 suites. Business & Conference Facilities: Fully-equipped facilities, Business lounge, 24-hour business centre and Wi-Fi internet in all guestrooms and public areas. Health & Leisure Facilities: 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool and pool bar. The Mood @ M offers selections of massage and body scrubs. Guest Services: Airport limousine services, safe deposit box, laundry, valet, dry-cleaning, MoMo Mart, room service, package and mailing services, sightseeing and tour arrangement services. Wining & Dining: MoMo Café, a restaurant, lounge and internet portal. MoMo Bar has cocktails, snacks. SIAM@SIAM DESIGN HOTEL & SPA 865 Rama I Road, Opposite National Stadium, Wang Mai, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330 T: +66 2217 3000 F: +66 2217 3030 sales@siamatsiam.com www.siamatsiam.com Rooms: 203 rooms – 142 leisure-class, 42 business-class, 8 youth-class and 11 grand-leisure-class rooms. Business & Conference Facilities: All essential services. Secretarial and courier services available. 2 meeting rooms: one with 12-15 person capacity, the other with 6-8 person capacity. Both have audio-visual equipment. Wireless internet. Concierge. Health & Leisure Facilities: Spa Ten offers a wide range of services with private treatment rooms and a variety of body treatments, fitness centre with fully-equipped gym and saunas, outdoor swimming pool with bar, steam room, jacuzzi, sundeck, Thai traditional and foot massage, beauty treatments. Guest Services: 24-hour housekeeping service for all rooms, 24-hour room service, babysitting/childcare, laundry and valet services including dry-cleaning & pressing, multilingual staff, executive lounge, 24-hour concierge, airport transfer, limousine service, excursion desk and tour counter, valet parking, foreign currency exchange, postage and parcel service, payment facilities, internet, car park/hire, in-room safe deposit box, doctor on call. Wining & Dining: Shelf (wine shop), Party House One Event Restaurant (Thai & international), Bar Eleven (drinks & snacks), Pool Bar (drinks & snacks), Executive Lounge (Continental breakfast, coffee & tea, drinks and canapés), SkyDine Design on 25: La Vue (French & Mediterranean), The Roof Champagne & Wine Bar and The Roof Restaurant (alfresco dining). URBANA SATHORN 55 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 T: +66 2227 9999 F: +66 2227 9800 rsvn@urbanasathorn.com www.urbanasathorn.com Rooms: 11 one-bedroom executive, 75 one-bedroom deluxe, 11 two-bedroom executive, 30 two-bedroom premier, 8 two-bedroom deluxe, 3 two-bedroom luxury, 13 three-bedroom executive, 3 penthouses. Business & Conference Facilities: All essential services. 2 meeting rooms, 1 serviced office, audio-visual, courier, fax, copying and other services. Health & Leisure Facilities: 25-metre swimming pool, children’s wading pool, jet pool, kid’s play area, sauna facilities, The Hub Residents’ Lounge, gymnasium, squash, badminton and half basketball courts. Guest Services: 24 hour reception, concierge and security services, breakfast, shuttle drop-off service to key business and shopping districts, laundry & dry-cleaning, babysitting, airport transfers. Wining & Dining: Amontre Bar & Restaurant. URBANA LANGSUAN 55 Langsuan Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 T: +66 2250 6666 F: +66 2250 6699 rsvn@urbanalangsuan.com www.urbanalangsuan.com Rooms: 35 studios, 27 one-bedroom executive, 10 one-bedroom study, 42 two-bedroom executive, 5 two-bedroom premier, 7 three-bedroom premier, 2 three-bedroom penthouse and 1 four-bedroom penthouse. Business &Conference Facilities: Two fully-equipped meeting rooms, such as audio-visual equipment, courier, fax, copying services. Health & Leisure Facilities: Outdoor borderless sky pool, wading pool and jet pool with sundeck terraces, indoor children’s playroom, gymnasium, tennis court and basketball court, The Hub Residents’ Lounge (with pool table and LCD television), spa and sauna facilities, The Retreat massage parlour. Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge and security, complimentary breakfast, complimentary scheduled drop-off service to key business and shopping districts, laundry and dry cleaning services, babysitting services, airport transfers. Wining & Dining: Amontre Bar & Restaurant. CAPE HOUSE, LANGSUAN – BANGKOK 43 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road Bangkok 10330 T: +66 2658 7444 F: +66 2658 7488 sales@capehouse.com www.capehouse.com Rooms: Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites are all available. Business & Conference Facilities: Modern meeting rooms and business centre with copying, faxing and other services available. Health & Leisure facilities: One outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool, children’s pool, fitness centre aerobic floor, sauna, steam room, massage room. Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge, limousine service, laundry & dry cleaning, ironing room, daily maid service, executive lounge. Wining & Dining: The No. 43 Italian Bistro. LE FENIX SUKHUMVIT BY ACCOR 33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Klong Toey Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 T: +66 2305 4000 F: +66 2305 4005 reservation@lefenix-sukhumvit.com www.lefenix-sukhumvit.com Rooms: 118 standard rooms, 29 superior rooms (smoking and non-smoking rooms are available). Health & Leisure: Fitness centre, indoor pool. Guest Services: Room service, complimentary shuttle tuk-tuk services to BTS Sky Train Na Na Station, high-speed wireless internet, LCD TV, DVD player and iPod docking station in Superior room, minibar, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour security, private indoor parking, laundry & dry cleaning, coffee & tea facilities. Safe deposit box. Wining & Dining: The Flow Wine Tasting Room, the Nest Rooftop Bar, and the L3 Eatery Restaurant. MODE SATHORN HOTEL BY SIAM@SIAM Opening Late 2012 Contact Information: info@modesathorn.com www.modesathorn.com Rooms: 201 rooms and suites: 25 business studio rooms, 112 deluxe mode rooms, 60 executive mode rooms, 3 one-bedroom suites, 1 presidential suite. Business & Conference Facilities: State-of-the-art technology and full secretarial service with each meeting. Two meeting rooms (26-30 person capacity, 48-52 person capacity) and one special dedicated discussion zone facility (34-40 person capacity), wireless internet. Health & Leisure Facilities: Borisud Pure Spa, Origins of Spa concept, full spa service ranging from consultation to traditional and international body therapy techniques, infrared sauna, jacuzzi, steam and chill shower. Fitness centre with fully equipped gym, outdoor swimming pool with bar (serving drinks and light fare) and sundeck. Guest Services: Business centre, 24-hour room service, babysitting and childcare, laundry and valet services, multilingual staff, executive lounge, airport transfer, limousine service, excursion desk and tour counter, valet parking, currency exchange, postage and parcel service, payment facilities, internet access available throughout the hotel. Dining: BLD (European bistro, tea room and bar), Rice & Chilli (contemporary Thai restaurant & gastro lounge), The Sathorn (international cuisine), The Theatre Bar (international drinks and cuisine), Sky Bar (snacks and drinks), Pool Bar (Drinks, light meals, variety of snacks). THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK 57 Wireless Road Bangkok 10330 T: +66 2687 9000 F: +66 2687 9001 info@okurabangkok.com www.okurabangkok.com Rooms: 240 rooms and suites. Business & Conference Facilities: Over 1000 sq feet of meetings and events space. 2 drawing rooms for more intimate meetings and events. The Victor Club offers meeting space and a “telepresence” studio with links to over 600 locations worldwide.

Health & Leisure Facilities: Pool and sun deck . Fully-equipped fitness centre. The Okura Spa offers a range of treatments.

Guest Services: Club level guests have exclusive access to the fully-stocked and furnished Club Lounge. 24-hour concierge, flight confirmations, airport transfers, transport, tour bookings.

Wining & Dining: Up&Above restaurant and bar ( 24-hour service); Elements restaurant (open only for dinner), signature Japanese Yamazato restaurant ( serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at designated times). REMBRANDT HOTEL BANGKOK 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18 Klong Toey Bangkok 10110 T: +66 2261 7100 F: +66 2261 7011 reservations@rembrandtbkk.com www.rembrandtbkk.com Rooms: 104 superior rooms, 244 deluxe rooms, 49 executive floor rooms, 8 terrace suites, 1 Rembrandt suite, 1 presidential suite.

Business & Conference Facilities: 3 meeting rooms, grand ballroom, 2 boardrooms, audio-visual equipment, courier, fax, copying and other services.

Health & Leisure Facilities: Swimming pool, fully-furnished spa and fitness centre, steam, sauna rooms Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge and security, daily breakfast, scheduled shuttle drop-off service to key business and shopping districts, laundry and dry-cleaning services, babysitting, airport transfers.

Wining & Dining: Rang Mahal (Indian), Señor Pico (Mexican), Da Vinci (Italian), Red Pepper (Thai). CROWN LANTA RESORT & SPA (MANAGED BY SIAM@SIAM) 315 Moo 1, Saladan, Koh Lanta Krabi 81150 T: +66 75 626 999 F: +66 75 668 351 info@crownlanta.com rsvn@crownlanta.com www.crownlanta.com Rooms: Crown Lantahas 83 rooms/villas in 7 categories: elegance deluxe rooms, sunrise pool villa rooms, ocean sunset pool villa rooms, ocean sunset villa rooms, deluxe pool access rooms, deluxe gazebo pool rooms and the grand villa. All have safes, WiFi, IDD telephone, coffee/tea makers, hair dryer. Dinning & Entertainment: The Peak (Thai cuisine),The Cliff (seafood), The Pool Bar (snacks and cocktails).

Spa: The Infinity Spa at Crown Lanta, with wide array of facial and body therapies, including scrubs and massages. Treatments administered by professional therapists. The spa has a jacuzzi and sauna. Facilities & Service: Laundry, dry cleaning, 24-hour reception, concierge, airport transfers, tour service. CAPE PANWA HOTEL, PHUKET 27, 27/2 Mu 8, Sakdikej Road, Cape Panwa Phuket 83000 T: +66 7639 1123 F: +66 7639 1177 sales@capecollection.com www.capepanwa.com Rooms: Cape suite, family suite, cape signature suite, two-bedroom pool villa, three-bedroom Panwa lodge. Business & Conference Facilities: All essential services: 6 meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, fax, copying and other business services available. Health & Leisure Facilities: The Cape Spa, 2 outdoor pools, children’s pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, volleyball, badminton, motorised and non-motorised water sports, games room, children’s playground. Guest Services: Concierge, laundry service, tour desk, babysitting, shop/kiosk, ironing room, airport transfer, shuttle service, Cape Lounge. Wining & Dining: Café Andaman, Panwa House, Top of the Reef, Uncle Nan’s Italian Restaurant, Laem Panwa Restaurant, Bamboo Bar, The Lighthouse Bar, Clock House Pavilion CAPE NIDHRA HOTEL, HUA HIN 97/2 Petchkasem Rd, Hua Hin, Prachuab Khiri Khan 77110 T: +66 3251 6600 F: +66 3251 6601 reservations@capenidhra.com www.capenidhra.com Rooms: Sky pool, deluxe sky pool, garden pool, moon deck pool and the Nidhrarom suites are all available. Business & Conference Facilities: State-of-the-art meeting room for up to 80 people. Audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi and well-trained staff. Health & Leisure facilities: Beachfront with wooden deck and sunbathing areas, reading room, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, large swimming pool with special children’s section, sauna and steamroom Guest Services: 24-hour concierge, front desk and security, airport transfer, free Wi-Fi common areas, parking, room service, boutique shop, Cape Spa. Wining & Dining: Rocks Restaurant, On the Rocks Bar. KANTARY HILLS, CHIANG MAI 44, 44/1-2 Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 12 Suthep, Muang Chiang Mai 50200 T: +66 5322 2111 F: +66 5322 3244 reservations@kantaryhills-chiangmai.com www.kantarycollection.com Rooms: Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites are all available. Business & Conference Facilities: All essential services. 6 meeting rooms, each fully-equipped with audio-visual equipment. Fax, copying, courier and other business services are available for conference support. Staff available to assist with conference-planning activities Health & Leisure facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness centre. A sauna and steam room are also available, along with dedicated staff. Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge, airport transfer, housekeeping and laundry service available, Executive Lounge. Wining & Dining: The Nimman Bar & Grill Restaurant. ANANTARA PHUKET VILLAS 888 Moo 3, Tumbon Mai Khao, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110 T: +66 7633 6100 F: +66 7633 6177 phuket@anantara.com www.phuket.anantara.com Rooms: 83 private pool villas along Mai Khao Beach. Business & Conference Facilities: Anantara’s Meeting by Design provides laid-back brainstorming sessions with Thai cuisine and beanbags. State of the art audio-visual technology. Facilities and staff available to provide both coffee breaks and set menus. Health & Leisure Facilities: Anantara Spa, Thai cooking class, tennis, golf, yoga studio, cultural excursions, water sports, outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool with a separate bubble pool section, shallow pool and deep pool by the beach, private yacht charter. Guest Services: 24-hour reception, concierge and security services, laundry and dry-cleaning services, babysitting services on request, airport transfers, guest activities, doctor on call 24 hours, on site parking, The Library and the Gallery boutique. Wining & Dining: Sea Fire Salt (local seafood and imported meat, along with a selection of 16 different gourmet salts, tended by a dedicated salt sommelier), The Tasting Room (private venue with specially-designed menu, paired with wines selected by a dedicated Wine Guru), The Treehouse (Thai fusion tapas) La Sala (all-day dining, Sicilian and Italian recipes), Infinity pool bar (drinks and light snacks). CENTARA GRAND BEACH RESORT SAMUI 38/2 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach, Borpud, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320 T: +66 7723 0500 F: +66 7723 0514 csbr@chr.co.th www.centarahotelsresorts.com Rooms: 203 ocean-facing rooms and suites. Business & Conference Facilities: Chaweng Hall accommodates up to 200 for classroom set up and 160 for banquet. Beachfront and landscaped garden available for dining and events. Health & Leisure Facilities: Swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, two tennis courts, PADI drive centre and a range of water sports, Centara signature children’s club and playground, Fitness centre with sauna, SPA CENVAREE offers a choice of therapeutic treatments. Guest Services: 24 hour reception, security, breakfast, laundry and dry-cleaning services, babysitting services on request, airport transfers, guest activities, shopping arcade, Centara Salon. Wining & Dining: Palm Grove (international and Asian cuisines), Spice Island (Thai), HAGI (Japanese), Zico’s Brazilian Grill and Bar (All-you-can-eat meat and fish), Seabreeze terrace (beach-side dining), Dip & Sip (swim-up pool bar), Piccolo (baked goods and pastry), The Deli (coffee shop), Islander Bar (cocktails). Bangkok boasts a robust public transit system, which brings most parts of the city within easy access for commuters. Metered taxis and smaller tuk-tuks are also easy transport options. Longer trips throughout the country can be conducted by train, bus or plane. The country’s workweek is Monday through Friday, with most businesses opening at 9.00am and closing at 5.00pm. Government offices generally open a half-hour later and close a half-hour earlier. Shopping centres typically open at 10.00am and close at 10.00pm. While metered taxis with a set BT35 ($1.10) starting fare are available in major cities, three-wheeled tuk-tuks are also a common sight. However, travellers using a tuk-tuk should take care to fully negotiate the trip fare with their driver before setting out on their journey. Food in Thailand is characterised by a complex blend of flavours, along with a penchant towards powerful spices. The country’s four regions each have their own variations on the cuisine. While there are many high-end restaurants, street food is also favoured.

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