Ver­ti­cal Lim­its

The Le­bua Ho­tels & Re­sorts, Bangkok, at­tempts to bring the city's finest din­ing and drinking op­tions un­der one roof

India Today - - DESTINATIO­N - By NILANJAN DAS

Soar­ing 820 feet above ground, and over­look­ing the Chao Phraya river, Bangkok’s iconic all-suite ho­tel, Le­bua Ho­tels & Re­sorts, that is home to Sky Bar and Mez­za­luna stands tall. Ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing about the brand screams lux­ury. What works in its favour is the com­bi­na­tion of fine aes­thet­ics and a cool vibe that at­tracts leisure trav­ellers look­ing to live it up. While trav­ellers to Bangkok are spoilt for choice when it comes to ex­cep­tional food, there are limited op­tions for the gourmet trav­eller and that’s where Le­bua comes in. While many ho­tels in Bangkok serve Miche­lin-qual­ity food, it is rare to find a space where more than one fine dine op­tion ex­ists. At Le­bua, one is spoilt for choice. Mez­za­luna—a 2-Miche­lin-star restau­rant on the 65th floor of Le­bua—is the high­est restau­rant in Bangkok and finds favour with those who want to take a break from Asian food. You also have Chef ’s Ta­ble, a desti­na­tion for stel­lar French cui­sine helmed by chef Vin­cent Thierry who has three Miche­lin stars to his credit and is re­spected for his take on au­then­tic French food presented in a con­tem­po­rary man­ner. He was re­spon­si­ble for set­ting up Caprice in Hong Kong in 2005, for which he won his Miche­lin stars. Food aside, it is easy to hit a high note here. The Sky Bar, Bangkok’s high­est rooftop bar, also made fa­mous by The Hang­over 2, is one of the many bars that Le­bua houses and is a ‘must try’ ex­pe­ri­ence. The ho­tel’s col­lec­tion of bars include Flûte, a Per­rier-Jouët Bar, the world’s high­est al­fresco cham­pagne bar, the Al­fresco 64 A Chivas Bar, that takes whisky drinking to new heights, Dis­til with its im­pres­sive range of unique liquors, and Pink Bar, known to serve Comptes de Dampierre in its dra­matic but el­e­gant Hol­ly­wood-like set­ting. Le­bua’s fam­ily of ground­break­ing de­signer bars and restau­rants has, un­doubt­edly, elevated the level of global drinking and din­ing in Bangkok and is likely to be­come one of the most cov­eted spots for gour­mands look­ing for a unique din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence while on va­ca­tion.

“There are many hor­i­zon­tal des­ti­na­tions in the world. Clarke Quay in Sin­ga­pore, Rodeo Drive, Soho, and there are many tall struc­tures. But no one has been able to put these ideas together to cre­ate ev­ery­thing we have un­der one roof” Deepak Ohri, CEO of Le­bua Ho­tels & Re­sorts The view from the Sky Bar is one of the finest in the city

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