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Shangri-La Bangkok can be your home by the Chao Phraya River

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Krung Thep is calling. Again. Time to flex the wings and travel to Bangkok. The airlines are increasing their flights to the Great City of Angels. Hop on one. 

In Bangkok, there is always something new to experience, whether its cuisine, shops, spas, clubs and, yes, hotels. You’ll be nodding in agreement if the city is marked as a favorite and frequently visited destination. 

When it comes to places to stay, chances are hotel hopping is a habit. That’s not surprising at all because Bangkok hotels are exciting as the city itself, and it multiplies as fast as the progression of the city. 

However, there is a handful, if not one, that you will gravitate back to. One that you developed a connection with, where you felt at ease, felt like it’s home. Which one is yours? 

Shangri-La Bangkok may just land on your list. 

Always in full bloom. Orchids, the renowned flowers of Thailand, are always part of the interior appointments 

As the globe emerges into a new era of travel and tourism with safety as one key factor, Shangri-La Bangkok is ready to welcome travelers. 

“Business and leisure travelers will be prioritizing hygiene. Our ‘Shangri-La Cares,’ the hotel brand’s effort to create a trusted and nurturing environment for our guests which was initiated during the early pandemic, will be followed through,” said Joanne Chung, Shangri-La Bangkok Director of Marketing. 

Here’s why you should stay in this hotel on your next trip to Bangkok. 

Are you up for an extraordinary experience? It starts with a smile and the wai, the traditional Thai greeting of a slight bow and palms pressed in prayer-like fashion. The moment you arrive, you feel the warmth of Thai hospitality at its finest. 

Classics endure the times. Since it opened in 1986, Shangri-La has become an iconic figure by the famed waterway of Bangkok. It’s an institution in Bangkok’s hospitality industry. 

Welcoming, elegant. The guest receiving area of the hotel

“Our warm hospitality like coming home, the friendliness and services of the staff and being the largest hotel and longest riverfront landscape,” said Chung. 

As the largest hotel having the longest riverfront landscape, the Shangri-La Bangkok is a tropical paradise making the hotel a destination in itself. Imagine being in the middle of a bustling metropolis and finding a sanctuary set in verdant oasis where chirping birds and scurrying squirrels are part of the daily sights and sounds. It’s an instant departure from the rush and crowd of the city. Flanking the piece of Eden is the magnificent River of Kings that gleams under the sun and reflects the city lights at moonrise. 

As the largest hotel having the longest riverfront landscape, the Shangri-La Bangkok is a tropical paradise making the hotel a destination in itself.

Within the oasis are impressive facilities with the view of the river. It can wow any world traveler. Score points in the tennis courts or lift weights in the well-equipped fitness center, one of Bangkok’s largest, then dive into the cooling waters of the swimming pools; balance the chi with a therapeutic session at Chi Spa; and have a sumptuous meal in any of the indoor restaurants or in a traditional teak Thai pavilion, or perhaps dine al fresco at the riverside deck, the scene is romantic at night. 

Feast on Thai cuisine in a teak pavilion at Salathip and enjoy breakfast with a view at the Horizon Club Lounge on the 24th floor.

Day to evening al fresco dining at NEXT2 Cafe's riverside deck

The look of the tropics is brought into the hotel’s spacious lobby through its floor to ceiling windows. Along with the lush appointments of orchids in full bloom brings warmth, a homey feel, to the grand lobby. 

Warmth in grandeur. The Lobby Lounge of Shangri-La Bangkok

The warmth carries on to the corridors and onto the luxurious rooms and suites. The balcony is a plus. Catch the sunrise, the landscape of the modern metropolis, the extent of the Chao Phraya River and the expansive patch of greenery where the hotel is nestled. The melange creates a memorable “home away from home” experience. It’s a mix of traditional Thai style and modern comfort. 

Comfort & luxury in any of the hotel rooms & suites

From the lobby to the suites, bringing the outdoors in thru picture windows.

Another plus for Shangri-La Bangkok is the accessibility it provides its guests. The hotel is a gateway to explore and discover The Big Mango. Attractions like the Grand Palace or Temple of Dawn to Asiatique and ICONSIAM, and more, traditional and modern Bangkok is within easy reach with the hotel’s direct access to the BTS SkyTrain, public ferries terminal and other modes of transportation. 

“Why stay with us? Along with the warmth of home, friendly staff and the unique amenities Shangri-La Bangkok offer, we have also refreshed and introduced our loyalty program – Shangri-La Circle, which enables members to do redemption points for stay or dine. Moreover, we can get our non-members to enroll as members to enjoy our 10% discount when booking a stay at any of our Shangri-La hotels globally,” shared Chung. 

Find your home by the Chao Phraya. Find it in Shangri-La Bangkok, where Thai tradition and warmth is imprinted in its soul. 

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.

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