Minor International Public Company Limited

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Becomes Thailand's New Flagship for the Luxury Brand

Bangkok, 2nd March 2015: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading developer and operator, is pleased to announce the addition of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel to its luxury portfolio. Located in prestigious Rajadamri in the city’s Siam district, the hotel will become the brand’s flagship in its home market of Thailand.

Minor Hotel Group, the hotel’s owning company, has confirmed an investment of USD 20 million to enhance the hotel over the coming months. Areas to be refurbished include some of the property’s guest rooms and public areas and details of the planned refurbishments are currently being finalised.

Dillip Rajakarier, Chief Executive Officer of Minor Hotel Group, commented, “We are excited to reflag this prestigious property in central Bangkok to our core luxury Anantara brand and it’s a fantastic addition to the brand’s portfolio. The property has a great history and will become the brand’s flagship here in Thailand and we are confident that as Anantara Siam it will continue its life as one of the city’s leading hotels”.

Strategically located in the heart of central Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong district, opposite the Royal Bangkok Sports Club and right next to a sky train station, Anantara Siam Bangkok is within close proximity to the main business, nightlife and shopping districts, Lumphini Park, and many of the city’s key cultural attractions, providing the ideal base for the business or leisure traveller. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a 45 minute drive from the hotel and Don Mueang International Airport just 25 minutes. The hotel’s fast track greeting service helps smooth the customs process upon arrival at the airport and offers WiFi enabled limousines into the city.

Boasting one of the capital’s most prestigious addresses, the hotel offers a sophisticated retreat for guests who appreciate life’s finer pleasures and the intrigue of original experiences. Redefining luxury, traditional Thai architecture and glorious gardens exude elegant simplicity and create a sense of serene exclusivity that feels far removed from the bustling city.

Luxury accommodation comprises 354 guest rooms and suites designed in traditional Thai and contemporary style, with authentic Thai artifacts, teak furnishings and silk fabrics, with views overlooking tropical gardens, the pool, prestigious local neighbourhood streets or the impressive grounds of Royal Bangkok Sports Club.

Four guest room types each offer 42 square metres of beautifully appointed space, a marble bathroom with a deep tub and separate shower, and some also a private entrance with white columns and Thai statues, as well as a dining patio amidst landscaped gardens overlooking the pool and lotus ponds.

Six suite categories ranging from 72 to 344 square metres offer indulgences such as a dressing room, massage suite, whirlpool, an office library and elegant spaces to host private dinner parties. Kasara guests receive exclusive leisure and business privileges, including an express check-in and check-out at the Kasara Lounge, all day snacks and refreshments, and use of a private meeting room.

Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, which is surrounded by a large sundeck, tropical garden scenery, a waterfall and lotus ponds. In addition a 24-hour health club offers a gym and squash court, a studio for yoga, aerobics and spinning, plus a steam room and whirlpool. For the ultimate in pampering indulgence, award winning Anantara Spa journeys offer Thailand’s exotic wellness traditions, trusted ancient therapies from across Asia and advanced western spa wisdom.

The hotel’s highly acclaimed culinary experiences offer some of the city’s very best dining. Ten options include award winning restaurants, the much raved about Sunday Brunch, specialty Thai, Japanese and Italian restaurants serving authentic flavours in atmospheric settings, as well as refreshments under the lobby’s magnificent frescoed ceiling, and leisurely wine and charcuterie evenings.

Family friendly services keep youngsters entertained and give parents a stress free stay. Children enjoy a welcome amenity, their own bathrobes, toiletries and bedtime treats, as well as dedicated menus at every hotel restaurant. The concierge can be called upon to arrange action packed days out, book a babysitter or a special family dinner.

Extensive meeting and event facilities cater for every kind of social and corporate function, from stylish boardrooms and meeting rooms, to a grand ballroom accommodating up to 1,000 guests. Dedicated business and event co-ordinators ensure that every element flows seamlessly, from VIP welcome gifts to tailoring the ideal music, themed décor and entertainment, as well as impeccably executed culinary experiences. The hotel’s Wedding Galleria offers a one-stop-shop for everything wedding related, with theme changes every two months to showcase upcoming trends. Couples can book a personal consultation to discuss gifts and transport for guests, pre-wedding celebrations and tailored arrangements for the big day itself, a wedding photo shoot, menu tastings and even honeymoon ideas.

With the addition of Anantara Siam Bangkok, the brand now includes a total of 34 properties in ten countries. Anantara has a pipeline of more than ten future properties to be added, and continues its strategic expansion across its current footprint, including in a number of new countries.

Editor’s Note:

For hundreds of years throughout Thailand, people would leave a jar of water outside their house to provide refreshment and extend a welcome to the passing traveller.  Anantara is taken from an ancient Sanskrit word that means 'without end', symbolising this sharing of water and the heartfelt hospitality that lies at the core of every Anantara experience.

From lush jungles to pristine beaches and legendary deserts to cosmopolitan cities, Anantara currently boasts over 30 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE and Qatar, with future properties to open in China, Laos, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Mozambique, the UAE and Oman.

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Natasha Rhymes
Director of PR & Corporate Communications
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Mark Thomson
Director of PR & Communications
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