After an extented trip back to the States I have finally returned to "The Land of Smiles" and I am amazed at the amount of change in such a short time! Thailand is experiencing an economic boom and with it has come incredible growth. In Bangkok, world-class shopping centers, condominiums and hotels are opening at an unparalleled pace. One of the latest additions to this magical city is the 5 star Continent Hotel located in the heart of Bangkok. The classic entrance reminds me of a Metro Station entrance in Paris. Once inside, you escape the noise and bustle of the city and are treated to the most pleasant hospitality by the Thai staff.
I had a nice visit with Malin Byland, the PR and Event Manager, who took me on a grand tour of this unique property.
Splash: Malin, can you describe the Continent for our readers and about it’s great location.
The Continent Hotel, Bangkok is an absorbing and expressive business, leisure and lifestyle hotel. One of the greatest city view high-rise hotels in Bangkok, the hotel is positioned right in the heart of Sukhumi road by Asoke junction and only 2-minute walk from the skytrain or metro station. The hotel embodies a feeling of privacy and city lifestyle and is perfectly placed at the core of Bangkok’s business, shopping and entertainment district. The thrilling nightlife entertainment area and tourist attractions are close by. The hotel offers four uniquely themed accommodations, a choice of innovative bars, a lofty restaurant, a meeting space, a sky gym with city view and an elevated swimming pool. The hotel has 153 rooms, with 4 themes. Forrest, desert, ocean and space.
Splash: What caught my eye was the stylish interior of the property. Can you tell us about the designer, his concept and themes.
The designer is Khun Suwat from Idealist Limited https://www.facebook.com/idealistlimited. The idea was to bring items, themes and concepts from all the continents of the world and place them into the hotel. In a way to create the 8th continent. Every room floor welcomes you to a different city or country with handmade paintings from the destination of the floor.
Splash: We enjoyed the delicious buffet in the Medinii restaurant the other day, can you tell us about your chef, the restaurant and your favorite entrees.
Medinii is home to authentic Italian cuisine with a dash of Asian flavor. Set on the 35th floor of The Continent Hotel Bangkok take in the day’s beautiful city escape views and in the evening watch as the city’s lights come to life. A restaurant whose style gives homage to the desert, enjoy exclusive wines from a well-stocked cellar at a variety of intimate seating options. Choose from high tables to swinging benches, your own private room or alongside the sweeping vista watching the world roll by. The restaurant’s main room is designed to have an evolving dining experience. With floating floor – to – ceiling panels adjusted to cater the dining needs, from private functions to special events Medinii is the restaurant where memories are made to remember. The varieties of menu are provided by the excellent selecting of the chef “Satjar Thongsrikaew”
Chef Satjar has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a Cook Helper in the Cold Kitchen of The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel. Over the course of 20 years hands-on experience at some of the most notable hotels in Bangkok, including the Plaza Atheene Bangkok, The Sukothai Hotel and Hansar Bangkok Hotel, as well as a stint in the service of Bangkok Airways Catering, Chef Satjar now brings the passion he has accumulated to the role of Executive Chef at The Continent Hotel Bangkok’s Medinii restaurant.
If I have to choose to favorite something on the buffet, it would have to be our amazing desserts. One has to make sure there is room for these delicious sweets. Number one favorite is the Vanilla Raspberry Panna Cotta.
Splash: What other unique feature does the Continent have to offer it’s guests?
Chill out in the cabanas and submerged loungers, as you dip your toes in H20’s soothing waters in the company of healthy snacks and drinks on the 37th floor. For only THB999++ you get unlimited cocktails and unlimited food.
Axis & Spin is Bangkok’s latest entry to playing in the stars with the stars at the hippest sky bar in town. Located on the top two floors of The Continent Hotel, 38th and 39th, enjoy cool drinks and rhythmic sounds while watching the lights of Sukhumvit dazzle all around.
With a mix of fashions both modern and old, the bar mixes influences of the continents from around the world. With two levels connected by a broad spiral staircase, the lower level is warm comfortable environment to come relax and enjoy a nightcap. The upper level enjoy when it is time to dance and spin the night away. Axis & Spin has DJ’s Wednesday – Saturday
We recently launched a new promotion for rooms. Stay 3 nights, pay for 2 in Executive Room, including breakfast.
For additional information on the Continent Hotel, Bangkok visit the following link. Thecontinenthotel
Images of H20, Axis & Spin - Courtesy of The Continent Hotel, Bangkok