The Peninsula Bangkok

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The Peninsula Bangkok
The Peninsula Bangkok.JPG
The Peninsula Hotel viewed from the opposite side of the Chao Phraya River.
General information
Location Charoennakon Road, Klongsan
Thailand Thailand
Coordinates 13°43′32″N 100°30′58.9″E / 13.72556°N 100.516361°E / 13.72556; 100.516361
Opening November 1998
Owner Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels
Management Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels
Technical details
Floor count 37
Other information
Number of rooms 370
Number of suites 4
Number of restaurants 5
Website
http://www.peninsula.com/bangkok/en/default.aspx

The Peninsula Bangkok is a luxury hotel located at the end of the Charoennakon Road directly beside the Chao Phraya River. The hotel is part of The Peninsula Hotels Group based in Hong Kong which is owned by Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited. The Hotel has won numerous awards for luxury including Asia's number one city hotel and the best hotel in Bangkok.[1] Due to the hotels W shaped structure, there is a view of the river from everyone of its 370 rooms.

Features[edit]

One of the hotels features is the private helipad that it owns on the top floor. The hotel provides transfers to and from the two main Bangkok airports; Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport.[2] Another feature that the Hotel has are the chauffeur driven Rolls Royce Silver Spurs and BMW limousines that are available to hire on an hourly basis to all guests. The Hotel has 5 restaurants; Mei Jiang which specialises in Cantonese cuisine, Thiptara who specialise in Thai food with its "upper deck bar", The River Bar who offer light snacks and drinks, The River Cafe and Terrace offers an international menu.[3]

The fitness centre[edit]

The spa at the hotel offers full body treatments, massages and facials. In February 2010 the spa was voted in the top ten spas in Asia and in 2008 it was placed number 5 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. On the grounds of the hotel, there is a three tiered 88 metre swimming pool along the banks of the river.[4] The centres facilities include a steam room, a sauna, a whirlpool and a cold plunge pool.

In popular culture[edit]

In the novel Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz, Alex Rider, the main character stays in this hotel while he is in Bangkok.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Peninsula Bangkok". The Peninsula Bangkok. January 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Airport Transfers, The Peninsula Bangkok". The Peninsula Bangkok. January 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dining, The Peninsula Bangkok". The Peninsula Bangkok. January 2011. Retrieved March 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Peninsula Bangkok". The Peninsula Bangkok. January 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 

Coordinates: 13°43′32″N 100°30′58.9″E / 13.72556°N 100.516361°E / 13.72556; 100.516361