Monday, November 21, 2011

Luxurious tranquility at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa

At the newly opened Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa, Anantara's ancient Sanskrit meaning, "without end", is captured by the flow of timeless Chao Phraya River life. It's all about a chic retreat here, right in the heart of bustling Bangkok yet worlds away in peace and quiet! 

Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa lies hidden away in 11 acres of exotic landscaped grounds, right on the banks of Bangkok's mighty river.  And with such a close proximity to the capital's greatest cosmopolitan and cultural attractions, a stay here is assured the very finest mix of memorable experiences.  

Choose from 407 rooms, including 97 suites, which reflect exquisite Thai culture in abstract style inside, and scenic river or lush garden views from private balconies - we're choosing the palatial penthouse of the Suan Luang Suite as the ultimate urban sanctuary for couples wanting a super luxe honeymoon or romantic escape!

Lazy days can be spent at the generous outdoor pool, exchanging a cool dip for the heated Jacuzzi and cocktails at the swim up bar, all the while surrounded by swaying palms, blooming nature and Chao Phraya River glimpses.  For something a little different, you might like to sign up for a Thai cooking class, which begins with a local market trip to pick up the freshest ingredients, and ends by savouring the flavourful creations.  Experience sensual relaxation at Spa, where rituals can be shared side by side in a spacious double suite with a large bathtub, and a private garden courtyard features a rain shower and traditional sala for a little bit of total bliss!

The resort has not less then ten restaurants and bars to dish up culinary diversity, including Trader Vic's, where unique flavours are cooked in Bangkok's only wood-fired Chinese oven, or the Japanese steakhouse Benihana which delivers lively "eatertainment" through theatrical Teppanyaki style.  Savour the Italian way of life in Brio's Tuscan villa setting, or an international buffet and BBQ at Riverside Terrace accompanied by Thai dance performances overlooking the river.  Take in the daily pleasure of sunset cocktails served up on the pier at Longtail Bar, or - highly recommended - step aboard a beautifully restored antique rice barge to dine on delectable Thai cuisine and glide past the city's famous cultural sites with a Manohra Dining Cruise.  For the ultimate in secluded intimacy, Dining by Design invites guests to collaborate with a personal chef and choose an idyllic location, such as a candlelit meal along the river or a picnic under the shade of a banyan tree.

Call upon the resort's experienced concierge to plan tours of compelling attractions short drive from the resort, and use the expertise of this "Streetwise Guru" to find out about unforgettable local experiences ... you can even ask him to be a personal companion for a private back street tour and gain a local's perspective.  Travel in ways that help disover the real Bangkok, taking a thrilling tuk tuk ride through the city's vibrant streets, or boarding a longtail boat to meander the fascinating maze of canals. Uncover the capital's secret highlights by visiting one of Bangkok's oldest markets Talard Plu, the morning market Talard Bangrak to pick up herb and spice souvenirs, or China Town's vast bazaar network of market stalls, street-side cafés, and probably the greatest concentration of gold shops in the city.  Share the Thai people's love of street food for every sense as spicy aromas and masterful cooking displays tempt passersby to street-side tables.  Avoid navigating the city's overwhelming choice and head straight for vendors which have been given a knowledgeable seal of approval by the hotel's Streetwise Guru, meaning that Anantara guests can dine on the very best back street cuisine. 

Experience Bangkok's colourful contrasts and an indulgent waterfront lifestyle, with Anantara as your host. Sounds extremely inviting to us! 

For resort enquiries and reservations, please call +66 (0) 2476 0022 or email For more information, visit the Anantara website.

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