Discover Bangkok With Mandarin Oriental's Bespoke Insider Experiences
From the Robb Report Luxury Newswire
Mandarin Oriental's Discover Bangkok offer features an a la carte menu of curated experiences with legendary luxury accommodations in one of the world’s most exotic travel destinations. Tailored with both first-time and seasoned Bangkok visitors alike, Discover Bangkok is a collection of memorable adventures ranging from a private tour of Bangkok’s ancient temples, to an insider’s guide of Bangkok’s eclectic, up-and-coming art galleries.
“Many of our guests stay in Bangkok for just a few nights because they are fitting in as many places as possible during their Asian vacation. Those who are new to Bangkok can be anxious about experiencing as much as possible and seasoned Bangkok visitors are looking for something new and different,” says General Manager Amanda Hyndman. “With our Discover Bangkok offer, guests arrive more relaxed knowing the hotel has everything taken care of.”
The Discover Bangkok offer starts from $1,350 and includes:
- Two nights accommodation
- Daily breakfast al fresco on The Riverside Terrace
- One lunch at Sala Rim Naam, the hotel’s popular Thai restaurant
- Round trip BMW limousine airport transfers
- One of the following curated a la carte experiences
Cultural Journey: Includes some of Bangkok’s most iconic ‘must-sees’: Temple of Dawn, Reclining Buddha and an exclusive, guided tour with the resident curator of the Grand Palace’a Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. This journey also includes dinner at the hotel’s Riverside Terrace restaurant and 90-minute Thai massage at the hotel’s legendary Oriental Spa.
Heritage Journey: Features a private tour of the Vimanmek Teak Mansion and the famed Jim Thompson House followed by traditional afternoon tea in the hotel’s colonial-style Authors’ Lounge. A Thai cuisine dinner at the hotel’s Sala Rim Naam Thai restaurant and a 90-minute Thai massage at the hotel’s Oriental Spa.
Master Chef Journey: Immerse in the art of Thai cooking at the hotel’s Thai Cooking School, Bangkok’s oldest cooking school, with Chef Narain and a private lesson that ends with a Thai meal cooked by the class. The day finishes with the Oriental Spa’s 90-minute Thai massage.
Culinary Journey: This culinary adventure begins with a morning visit to the local market with Thai celebrity chef Chef Vichit Mukura. Guests will select ingredients for dinner that evening at Vichit’s Chef’s Table, located in his custom-made demonstration kitchen in the hotel’s Sala Rim Naam restaurant.
Floral Journey: Mandarin Oriental’s Floral Director leads a private tour of Bangkok’s Flower Market with its intoxicating aromas and exotic flowers, followed by a 90-minute step-by-step floral design class. A 90-minute Thai massage at the Oriental Spa and a three-course set dinner at the hotel’s renowned Lord Jim’s restaurant is also included.
Wellness & Spa Journey: Immerse in Thai wellness and meditation practices with 90-minutes of yoga and guided mediation with the hotel’s yogic healer. The session is followed by the Oriental Spa’s 90-minute Signature Treatment that uses a customized blend of essential oils and hot herbal compresses to massage the body into total relaxation. End the day with a set dinner, Spa Cuisine menu at Lord Jim’s.
Artistic Journey: This is an exclusive ‘insider tour’ of some of Bangkok’s most eclectic art galleries including P Tender Cool, Wrap Studio 54, Serindia and H Gallery. End a busy day of gallery tours with the Oriental Spa’s 90-minute Thai massage and a Cantonese dinner at the hotel’s art deco-style China House.
The Discover Bangkok package is based on two nights accommodation and double occupancy. Additional nights, guests and/or an additional experience may be added at an incremental price. This package is based on availability and does not include tax and service charges. The Discover Bangkok package is available now through September 30, 2014. For more information, please visit www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok or call +66 (2) 659 9000.
About Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Built in 1876 and ideally located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has been an inspiration to a host of world-renowned writers from Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham to Wilbur Smith and John Le Carre. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok boasts an international reputation for splendid service, style and grace and facilities including eight restaurants. The hotel’s private teakwood shuttle boats provide daily access to the world famous Thai Cooking School, the hotel’s Thai restaurant, the award-winning Oriental Spa and Health Centre located across the River; as well as the nearest skytrain station (SaphanTaksin) and River City Shopping Centre.