Picture getting ready for a jet-lag-fighting nap as the sun sets out your window, behind the silhouette of Bangkok’s famous temple, Wat Arun.
Looking down at the bustling Chao Phraya River, imagine leaving behind the commerce of day-to-day Bangkok for a blissful interlude of sleep. You’re in the famous Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok enjoying one of their winter value sales — quite the luxury.
The Shangri-La Bangkok is one of the city’s favorite luxury properties, a hotel rooted in Bangkok’s original heart and still-vibrant tourist area. It has 802 luxurious guestrooms in two side-by-side towers overlooking the River. In both the Shangri-La Wing and the pricier Krungthep Wing — where rooms have garden view balconies overlooking the private pool — rooms are decorated with classic Thai touches, including silk and teak finishings. Although, the city’s business core has moved inland from the river to broad avenues less choked by Bangkok’s legendary traffic, the historic riverfront is our top pick for the sightseer and its friendly service is as good as it gets.
The hotel’s “Golden Circle Amazing Deals” package features — what else — a comfortable bed and a separate bath area with a rainshower. There’s also free WiFi, a coffee and tea setup, and a scent and pillow menu. The hotel actually offers an anti-snore, bolster, buckwheat, hypo-allergenic, flat feather or synthetic pillow, plus a scent that will color the ambiance after the nightly turndown.
In a more practical sense, Shangri-La’s Golden Circle offer includes daily buffet breakfast at the hotel’s popular NEXT2 Cafe & Terrace for two adults (kids’ rates apply for all the little ones with you.) Other current winter offers come packaged with a third night free, massage treatments and / or evening meal at their classic Sala Thip restaurant on the riverfront. This package starts at about US$160/night, including taxes; free upgrades to an Executive River View Room or Deluxe Balcony Room apply if available.
It’s valid for a stay of two to six consecutive nights, at the qualifying rate, any nights between January 5-March 31, 2015; please use the promotion rate code “GCSLBK12” for reservations. Note that all prices are subject to a 10% service charge, 7% government tax, and you’ll have to get in touch with their reservations staff if your family will have more than three sharing the room.
Families should note that despite the past year’s anti-government protests in Bangkok, there are currently no travel advisories from the U.S. Department of State in effect.
For hotel reservations, talk to your travel agent or the hotel’s reservation service at 866/565-5050 (U. S.), contact the hotel directly at (66 2) 206-8788 or visit Shangri-la Hotels.
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