5 star for 3 star holidays

The Headquarters

The Oriental Hotel - 316 rooms (78 suites)
48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok
A legend, a myth, a reality - the ideal gateway to Southeast Asia. At the glamorous Oriental Spa on the opposite river bank your jet-lag will be massaged away after arrival and your body rejuvenated. The floor butler takes care of you as if you had come home. The General Manager created an abode of Western luxury, Oriental charm and a unique personal service. Staying here, you understand why so many think it is the best hotel in the world, and why the world, from heads of state to pop stars, from historians to sentimentalists, all pay tribute to the hotel - which has become a landmark, a romantic rhythms and the only place for the Happy Few. You don't have to leave for gourmet cuisine (Normandle), jazzy rhythms (Bamboo Bar), chamber-music concerts (Lobby), a cool swim or hot night, for fanciful folklore (Rim Naam), for in house shopping ot just dreaming up illusions in the suites of the Author's Wing. Almost every major event, from family anniversary to grand affair, is celebrated at the Oriental.

The City Hotel

Grand Hyatt Erawan - 400 rooms (45 suites)
494 Rajdamri, Bangkok
However one may long for nostalgia in this city of perpetual change, everyone loves the 'new' Erawan on the grounds of the old. Amidst the business district of the pulsating capital, across from the World Trade Center to one side and the Paninsula Plaza to the other, local still flock to the fabled shrine on the doorstep. Impressive the palatial architecture, the marbled entree, the gargantuan lobby. But the Garden Lounge for tea or the Water Terrace for snacks alfresco put you back into more human dimensions. The Ruen Thai and The Chinese Restaurant are famous for their cuisine, and Spasso, the turnable of local jeunesse doree and international jet set, for its pizza and live music. The Club Erawan Fitness Spa helps balancing sins and stress of executives, as the business centre serves managers' needs round the clock. No river view, but comfort and creative colour schemes in all the rooms and pink and white marble in all the baths.

The City Hideaway

President Solitaire
Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Located within the heart of one of Bangkok's most exclusive residential and business districts, the President Solitaire offers a luxurious oasis of exclusive and elegant accommodations within the bustling city streets. A warm welcome from our friendly and caring staff awaits as you are swiftly transported to the sumptuous surroundings of your pristine suite - your home away from home for the duration of your stay. 134 elegantly appointed suites, coupled with the latest in high-tech entertainment and business facilities, make the President Solitaire a perfect choice for discerning visitors wishing to enjoy high standards of excellence and the finest in Thai hospitality. Indulge yourself at our lavish Ananda Spa, which offers a sanctuary of total relaxation and privacy in which to gently ease away the pressures and demands of your day. Moments from the thriving shopping, business, and entertainment districts surrounding Sukhumvit Road, and a stone's throw from Nana BTS SkyTrain station, President Solitaire offers you convenience and comfort. Wider travel is effortless, with major highways, business districts, and the airport all easily accessible from our prime location.

The Business Hotel

Four Seasons Hotel - 368 rooms (32 suites)
155 Rajadamri Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Although the regal hideaway's location is so central, the white facade blocks out the jangling chaos of Rajadamri Road. As soon as you pass through the grande entree, you will find a haven of tranquillity, unhurried stylishness and timeless good taste. The pomp and circumstance of an Italian palazzo may spring to mind beneath the hand-painted silk ceiling of the pillared lobby, a favourite rendezvous for afternoon tea to the strains of a string quarter, or cool drinks and jazz as the sun goes down. The restaurants are firm fixtures on the city's gourmet horizon; Thai fare at the innovative cuisine in the duplex Spice Market,Regent Grill and international favorites at La Brasserie. The bedrooms are all space and luxury, with precious materials and local touches. The second floor fitness club is the arena for guests with a view to combating the sins of the good life; the best view of all, however, is of the manicured tropical gardens from the luxurious cabanas beyond the poolside terrace.

Getaway Specials from Marriott.
Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa - 427 rooms (26 suites)
257 Charoennakorn Road, Samrae Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
A new perspective in a city setting - Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa is a city resort with a difference. The resort has every 5-star facility that a business or leisure traveler could wish for; yet with its classical Thai architecture, lush gardens and cool river breezes, it offers all the tranquility of a resort. Enjoy expansive waterside frontage with fragrant gardens and a canal running through the grounds. All the main areas of the city are easily accessed. You can also enjoy the pleasurable experience of traveling on the river as the resort operates its own shuttle boat service to the nearest Skytrain station every 15 minutes. Set within the resort gardens and surrounded by tropical greenery, the Mandara Spa has every amenity to relax and rejuvenate you, with our specialists offering treatments that skillfully blend ancient and modern practices. Let us enrich your visit to Thailand with a memorable experience at the Bangkok Marriott Resort and Spa.

The Charm Hotel

The Sukhotai Hotel - 226 rooms (80 suites)
13/3 S. Sathorn Rd, Bangkok
It's a sight, it's a museum, it's a hotel. The prestigious Bangkok dependance of the Beaufort group is rightly named the 'Dawn of Happiness', for when you wake up in this designer-dream come true, you will revel in the art and beauty of rooms, salons, hallways and inner courtyards to absorb the grace of a land and people stylized here to perfection. And yet, you will find all the functionality you need for city living, business encounters and resort relaxation. A tranquil garden landscape shields the noble residence from the babel of the Sathorn commercial area and the neighboring bank towers. The amenities are all within. The public areas and conference rooms are so tasteful and the atmosphere so distinguished that negotiations will have to adapt to match. And a private business center will serve as your own dependance. Breakfast at the Colonade makes a sunny start to any day; drinks in the Lobby are ritual; dinner at Thai Celadon and eclectic Noppamas are festive affairs - and Sunday Jazz Brunch is a social institution.

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