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Glow, whatever the season

Find your reasons to glow at GLOW Pratunam. The chic, modern hotel that sits on top of a 5-storey upscale fashion mall, Shibuya 19 Fashion Mall

I bet you a day of shopping spree if retail therapy didn’t land on your list of reasons why you’re in Bangkok. And why not, an indulgence now and then is always good. Filling up shopping bags makes those lips curl skyward and gives us that certain glow.

Who doesn’t love shopping? Most importantly, who doesn’t want to live in the center of the capital’s shopping destination?

If you’re heading to Bangkok sale season or not, and made shopping top priority, then Pratunam is the place for you. It’s where you can find (and hoard) the stuff you want at prices that won’t break your bank. Just about anything you want, and perhaps need, this area offers can be unexpectedly “cheap” or “inexpensive” that purchasing an extra (large) luggage is a necessity.

Staying at the center of the shopping arena is one thing, how about living on top of a shopping complex? A spot where bargain hunters can reach shopping nirvana without leaving the building or just by stepping out the main door and venturing into the famous ‘pop-up’ markets flanking the city streets, where the need to commute and travel through the infamous city traffic is not needed.

GLOW Pratunam's stylish Lobby

Offering convenience, relaxation, and flawless style, GLOW Pratunam may just be the place for you. GLOW is a chic, modern hotel that sits on top of a 5-storey upscale fashion mall, Shibuya 19 Fashion Mall, at the center and above the rest of Bangkok’s vibrant shopping district.

The hotel's Lobby Bar

GLOW Pratunam has 169 modern contemporary rooms inspired by the four seasons and provides everything the modern traveller (and shopper, I MUST add) needs, highlighting the five signature GLOW promises: luxurious bedding, a great shower and amenities, free Wi-Fi, a satisfying breakfast, and world-class fitness facilities.

Cozy rooms inspired by the four season.

The all-day restaurant of Luna Sky Garden Café serves breakfast and a wide range of buffet and a la carte options prepared by an award-winning chef, inside or alfresco.

The Luna Sky Garden Cafe offers a wide range of buffet & a la carte options prepared by an award-winning chef.

For a relaxed and stylish setting, afterglow Wine Lounge serves a wide selection of wines in the lounge or on the panoramic pool deck.

Relax & have a glass of red at Afterglow Wine Lounge

To get ready for a day of treading the shopping aisles of Pratunam, why not warm up at the fully equipped fitness center?

Warm up here for a day of shopping.

After hours of wandering the district, take a much-needed break at the outdoor pool and bar, the spot offers a perfect escape to unwind at the end of a long day.

Therapy after retail therapy. Cool off in this oasis.

But if you still have to scratch off that itch of owning your next luxury guilty pleasure, a short distance away are major shopping centers, malls that carry the luxury brands that you may want to check out. There is Central World, Asia’s largest lifestyle living mall, Gaysorn and Siam Paragon are just a stone’s throw away.

So when you’re planning your next visit to the Big Mango, see the city in style and discover your reasons to glow at GLOW.

GLOW Pratunam is at 919 Petchburi Road, Kwang Thanon Phayathai, Rajdhevi, Bangkok 10400 Tel: +66 2 257 3999. Visit their website: http://www.zinchospitality.com/glowbyzinc/pratunam.

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Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on August 7, 2014.