THE HIGH LIFE IN BANGKOK
Rocket to the top of the world
After the fast lift transports you to the 61st floor, get the party started at the Moon Bar of the Banyan Tree Bangkok. While your head may feel like its spinning after a night spent at the long rooftop bar and restaurant, don’t worry. The spaceship vibe is intentional, down to the bar’s tall glasses that give one the feeling of ignition while taking a sip and peering down at busy Sathon road.
You’ll enjoy the high life at Vertigo restaurant especially without any pesky ceiling to get in the way of looking up into the heavens––perfect for full moons, meteor showers and romance, of course. With such a slender footprint, it’s hard to believe you’re standing above a 327 room, 5-star all-suite hotel. Try the contemporary Thai restaurant Saffron, a few floors below, indeed an elevated five-star experience unequalled in the city, with cuisine to match. The hotel’s modern Thai design compliments the speedy, futuristic feel of the bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning panoramic views of Bangkok. Spacious accommodations include separate living spaces with two televisions and burners ready to create whatever fragrance you select. Enjoy the Banyan Tree Hotel Spa, billed as a sanctuary for the senses, providing a retreat from the complicated with minimalist Zen design. Luxurious pampering at the spa includes private treatments by the outdoor pool.
Engaging cultural immersion includes excursion companion programmes like Muay Thai Boxing, yoga classes, cooking classes and dinner river cruise under the stars onboard Apsara, the vintage rice barge as it gently sails down the Chao Phraya River. banyantree.com/en/thailand/bangkok
Clockwise from top, Vertigo dining ignites romance with unobstructed views of the moon and stars; Two-bedroom Suite features floor-to-ceiling panoramas of Bangkok; stunning views at Saffron Restaurant