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B angkok, the cap­i­tal of Thai­land, is a city con­stantly alive. By day, the move­ment of peo­ple and buzz of com­merce gen­er­ates an elec­tric at­mos­phere. By night, the glow of lights across the sprawl­ing city sig­nals play­time, where res­tau­rants, bars and street life cre­ate a can­vass that in­vites ex­plo­ration and dis­cov­ery. At the cen­tre of the ac­tion is Banyan Tree Bangkok, a lux­ury ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence so in tune with Bangkok life that it has be­come syn­ony­mous with the city it­self.

The mod­ern ur­ban re­sort blends a holis­tic ex­pe­ri­ence with gen­uine Thai hos­pi­tal­ity, and finds it­self im­mersed in stun­ning 360- de­gree views of the vi­brant city. Eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble in the heart of the CBD, the ho­tel’s stun­ning form, a tall tower with cut out sec­tions to cre­ate in­ter­ac­tive spa­ces, has be­come a lo­cal land­mark.

The 61- storey ho­tel fea­tures 327 rooms and suites, each metic­u­lously crafted us­ing sooth­ing tones, nat­u­ral wood and heav­enly Thai silks. The am­biance cre­ates a con­stant re­minder of lux­ury, and the full height win­dows your own pri­vate con­nec­tion to Bangkok. Rooms come in a range of con­fig­u­ra­tions in­clud­ing Hori­zon, Oa­sis Re­treat and Suites. There is also a se­ries of Seren­ity Club Rooms, each of­fer­ing added size, a fully func­tional work area and ac­cess the Club Lounge on the 19th floor, where daily break­fast and even­ing snacks and drinks make you feel at home.

High above the city, on the 21st floor, is a stun­ning out­door swim­ming pool, a cosy es­cape that presents the perfect place to un­wind af­ter a day ex­plor­ing the big city. There is also a spa­cious health club, which pro­vides a mod­ern gym along­side yoga, aer­o­bics, pi­lates and more. For post work­out stress re­lief, there are steam and sauna rooms. And for cul­tural con­nec­tion, guests can try tra­di­tional Thai cook­ing classes.

For to­tal re­lax­ation, there is the Banyan Tree Spa, one the most exclusive in town. The pack­ages on of­fer are di­verse, with ev­ery­thing from sim­ple Thai mas­sages through to ex­otic half- day re­lax­ation ses­sions, com­plete with an in­no­va­tive rain­mist ex­pe­ri­ence. The qual­ity of the treat­ments only equalled by the amaz­ing in­te­rior de­sign.

Ex­pe­ri­en­tial din­ing is one of Bangkok’s big at­trac­tions; and a num­ber of the city’s best es­tab­lish­ments await dis­cov­ery within Banyan Tree. From the sig­na­ture Thai de­lights of Saf­fron, to the stun­ning sky gar­den lounge at­mos­phere of Lat­i­tude, there is some­thing for all moods. The pin­na­cle of the col­lec­tion though is Ver­tigo and its com­ple­men­tary Moon Bar. Perched on the open top of the build­ing, on the 61st level, this mod­ern west­ern restau­rant and en­er­getic wa­ter­ing hole set the bar for roof top ex­pe­ri­ences around the world, and con­tin­ues to be a truly amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Banyan Tree lives and breathes Bangkok. The hos­pi­tal­ity through­out brings a con­stant smile to your face, the food is an in­tri­cate cross sec­tion of fine global cui­sine, and the views are truly im­mer­sive and mem­o­rable. This is not just an im­pres­sive lux­ury ho­tel; this is a part of Bangkok that must be ex­pe­ri­enced.

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