Thailand’s rich history of its well-loved monarchs of past and present can now be shared with the world in a different way — not through textbooks or museums, but through a luxurious stay at the recently renovated and relaunched Athenee Hotel.
The Athenee Hotel was inspired by the life and travels of Princess Valaya Alongkorn, a daughter of Chulalongkorn, King Rama V, and aunt of the late King Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej. Just as the princess was beautiful, the hotel has always been refurbished to become one of Bangkok’s destinations of choice for the upscale traveler.
The extensive remodelling project, which won the Five Star Asia Pacific Property “Best Hotel Interior” award, incorporates many aspects of the Thai colonial style of the princess’ lifetime. Clearly seen are the influence of Thai royal ceremonies on the Royal Club guestrooms and Athénée suites, as well as the carefully selected color palettes and artwork for the interiors.
A look into a guest room of the Athenee Hotel
“The Athenee Hotel is a complete metamorphosis out of its previous version, while retaining all the elements that made it the most loved hotel in Thai society. We are excited to partner with Marriott International, who will manage the hotel under the prestigious Luxury Collection brand,” says Nishant Grover, Chief Operating Officer of Asset World Corporation.
The hotel has always been remodeled to house many indulgent lifestyle experiences. The property’s spa, Spa Athénée offers the Immunetra Blood Type Massage (the spa’s signature body massage tailored to guests based on their blood types), a newly redesigned pool area and function space, as well as dining outlets Smooth Curry restaurant and The Glaz Bar. Guest rooms, of course, are just as opulent and comfortable.
In many hotels, spas have become an integral part of guest services and many offer one-of-a-kind experiences for travelers. This treatment offers beer bathing for guests who wish to pamper their complexion, while a relaxing treatment focused on soothing tired feet awaits here.
But what really sets the Athenee Hotel experience apart from the rest of Thailand’s luxury hotels is their Transformative Journey package that gives guests a true royal treatment. The package includes the following services:
- Round-trip airport-hotel transfer in a BMW Series 5
- Access to the exclusive Royal Club Lounge with benefits
- THB 2,000 net hotel credit per stay to use restaurants and Spa Athenee(excludes mini bar)
- Special welcome gift that is linked to the story of Princess Valaya Alongkorn
- The Athenee Hotel’s rebranding souvenir
- A Luxury Collection curated experience at the hotel
“Meticulous planning and uncanny inspiration has gone into every stage of this remarkable hardware transformation which the design world has justly bestowed its Best Hotel Interior Thailand seal of approval. And moreover, the software, our personalised services and hospitality, have been recalibrated accordingly. Indeed, no other hotel in Bangkok now delivers such eloquent expressions of all the very best of the Thai experience,” concludes Rajeev Menon, Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific excluding Greater China, Marriott International Inc.
For complete details about the Athenee Hotel and to make bookings, visit their hotel website at www.theatheneehotel.com or email email@example.com.