In April, Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse opened, providing a new option for business travellers that offers a balance between elegant setting and utilitarian services. Guests can appreciate Bangkok’s fast modernisation through the wraparound windows, which provide views of the city’s newest towers and the Chao Phraya River.
The hotel gets its name from its location on Surawong Road, just one street over from bustling Silom Road, which anchors Bangkok’s financial district. Within walking distance is the recently completed MahaNakhon skyscraper, where the nearest BTS Skytrain station is located. The MRT is a few minutes away by taxi.
Thai folk paintings imprinted on glass are a motif found throughout the hotel, accenting otherwise minimalist rooms. Executive rooms and suites have access to the 24-hour M Club lounge, which includes meal services, happy hour and two hours of meeting room use each day. For longer stays and more space, opt for the apartments.
One floor is dedicated to function rooms of various sizes, which can be configured and combined to suit particular events. And the sprawling rooftop garden is a stylish setting for celebrations. After hours, work off some of your stress at the gym, wind down at the spa or enjoy a cocktail at the compact infinity pool, which faces a breathtaking urban vista. marriott.com
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