Open: September 2016
SITUATED on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the aptly named, Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, has a contemporary style in keeping with the zeitgeist of the brand, created by the Minor Hotel Group to offer a modern designer approach to relaxed hotel living
The sixteenth hotel for the fast growing brand, this is the first purpose-designed Avani, so its opening this month is a defining moment for Avani hotels.
There are great views of Asia’s most vibrant city from most rooms in this 26 storey hotel but what we like best is the rooftop bar and pool. The height of cool, the rooftop space on the 26th floor has uninterrupted views of the city and an impressive infinity pool. Alongside the perfect pool is a living wall of green and calm. A multi-purpose sunken lounge area is located in the middle of the terrace. it has a retractable roof providing sunlight or shade, whatever the mood. At the other end of the terrace is Attitude, already tipped as Bangkok’s newest rooftop hot spot. An indoor lounge has a DJ booth. There is also an open kitchen, wine wall and outdoor lounge-style restaurant and bar.
Cocktails are courtesy of a world class mixologist, with the creative cocktail menu split into “House Alternatives”, “Historically Classic” and “Mixology Interfusions”, where you’ll find cocktails such as the Molecule of Love; a mellow blend of Chambord raspberry liqueur, Malibu and strawberry flavoured caviar pearls to make it pop.
Guests are greeted by an arresting view of the Chao Phraya River from the eleventh floor's vast lobby. The open plan design blends reception, lounge, meeting, chill-out and restaurant spaces. The interconnected communal spaces encapsulate the idea of mixing business with pleasure. Whether checking in or checking emails, here guests can connect with fellow travellers. The Long Bar serves a variety of refreshments, guests can enjoy sunrise breakfast or sunset dinner at Skyline and The Pantry serves a mix of comfort food and artisan style deli snacks around the clock. In addition the lobby also includes a secluded space for meetings or catching up with friends.
All of the hotel’s 248 guest rooms and suites boast uninterrupted city or river views and attention has been given to guests well being with all the elements required for a relaxing stay and a good night’s sleep. The interiors are spacious, the driving ethos is modernity, fused with comfort and great craftsmanship. The neutral décor, natural materials and are complimented by high-tech equipment, dedicated work station with multi-media dock and free WiFi .
Each of the spacious River View Junior Suites features a bath-with-a-view, a freestanding tub where guests can soak whilst taking in the ever-changing river scene below and the glittering Bangkok skyline.
Exercise is a great way to recover from jet lag or blow off some steam so jaded travellers will be pleased to know that even the gym has a world class river view. AVANIFIT features the latest cardio equipment enabling guests to maintain their usual workout routines. Contemporary, pure and relaxed, AVANISPA offers a tailored experience focusing on guests physical needs such as the signature touch treatment; a soothing oil massage coupled with stretching techniques.
Best of all the hotel’s riverside location on Charoennakorn Road makes all of Bangkok’s attractions easily accessible. Shuttle boat services link to the Asiatique night market and entertainment complex, and also the BTS Skytrain at the central Saphan Taksin boat pier for swift connections to major commercial, shopping and entertainment districts. For those who prefer not to stray too far, Riverside Plaza adjoins AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel offering a variety of restaurants, bars and shops.
Lisa Edwards 13/9/16