Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel has opened its doors as the first purpose-designed Avani property, bringing the upscale brand’s contemporary style and modern hospitality to Bangkok’s Chao Phraya riverside. The 248-key hotel is largely targeted at millennials, both in its product delivery and design elements. From the top of the 26-storey hotel at the rooftop bar and pool, to the lobby, the hotel gives guests a place to relax and unwind, and a base to start exploring nearby neighbourhoods along the river.
Walking into the 11th floor lobby, guests are greeted by a view of the River of Kings. The open plan design blends reception, lounge, meeting, and restaurant spaces. The interiors are spatial, the driving ethos is modernity, fused with comfort and craftsmanship. The Long Bar serves a variety of refreshments; guests can enjoy sunrise breakfast or sunset dinner at Skyline; and The Pantry offers a mix of comfort food and artisanal deli snacks around the clock.
Attitude, on the 26th floor, is Bangkok’s newest rooftop hot spot. The restaurant and bar features different areas for socialising and dining, including an indoor dinner lounge with a DJ booth, an open show kitchen, a wine wall and an outdoor restaurant and bar where molecular cocktails are crafted by a team of mixologists. During the day, the rooftop terrace is the ideal place to enjoy views of the city while relaxing at the infinity pool. A multi-purpose sunken lounge located in the middle of the terrace has a retractable roof which provides sunlight or shade, depending on the weather.
All of the property’s guest rooms and suites are river facing, with views of the Thai capital. The neutral décor is a blend of comfort and modernity, natural materials and high-tech equipment, with black out curtains, rain shower, dedicated work station with free Wi-Fi and a media hub docking station as standard.
Avani River View Junior Suites offer nearly twice the space as the Avani River View Rooms and include a freestanding bathtub set beside a full length river view window. Avani River View two-bedroom suites offer an open plan lounge and a dining room, along with a kitchen and laundry area. The Avani River View three-bedroom suite is the optimum choice for families and friends.
AvaniFit focuses on lifestyle elements and the gym, with a scenic view of the river. AvaniSpa offers a tailored experience, focusing on guest’s individual needs.
The hotel is also home to one of the most versatile offerings in Asia for meetings and events. The new multi-purpose events complex on the 10th floor offers over 4,500 sq m of flexible space including the Grand Riverside Ballroom which can accommodate 900 guests in banquet style, 1,200 guests for a stage performance and 1,500 guests in theatre style. These ballroom capacities are further accentuated by an open showcase kitchen, an 11-metre-high ceiling and natural light. In addition to the ballroom, the complex also offers 11 meeting rooms, pre-function space and an outdoor terrace, with much of the additional meeting space offering a river view.
Shuttle boat services link the hotel to the Asiatique night market and entertainment complex. The BTS Skytrain at the central Saphan Taksin boat pier can be used for connections to major commercial, shopping and entertainment districts. For those who prefer not to venture too far, Riverside Plaza adjoins the Hotel offering a selection of retail outlets, coffee shops and restaurants.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO, Minor Hotels, said, “We are excited to add the first purpose-designed Avani hotel to the brand’s portfolio. Avani appeals to millennial minded travellers and Avani Riverside Bangkok effortlessly taps into their needs by offering affordability, a good night’s sleep, free Wi-Fi, communal social spaces and imaginative F&B experiences.”
The addition of Avani Riverside Bangkok brings the brand’s portfolio to 16 properties in 11 countries across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East.