Abounding in natural beauty, history, culture, as well as avenues for fun, shopping and nightlife, Thailand is fast evolving into a hot destination for luxury travel. If you are planning a pan-Thai holiday, here is a rundown on some insanely plush hotels in different parts of the country. Introduce the Amari hotel chain here:
1. Amari Boulevard Bangkok
Located on Sukhumvit Road, Amari Boulevard Bangkok is the perfect location to admire the glittering skyscrapers, bustling markets, charming hawkers and the happening nightlife. Since the hotel is located in the heart of the city, commuting to all major tourist spots from here is incredibly easy. Ditching a personal taxi for a ride on the subway or the Skytrain is strongly recommended if you want to catch the pulse of Bangkok’s fast-paced life. Between shopping and sightseeing, you can relax by the hotel’s swimming pool, enjoy a traditional Thai massage, or treat yourself to delectable offerings at any one its four world-class restaurants.
The Amari Buriram United boasts of being the only football-themed hotel in the country, and guarantees you a chance to walk through a perfectly laid out pitch, rubbing shoulders with Thailand’s finest players and even sharing a pre-match meal with them. You can even experience the exhilaration of motorsport racing at the Buriram United International Circuit. After an action-packed day, nurse a drink on your room’s private balcony, or try out the innovative and delicious Thai fusion favourites at the hotel’s restaurant.
Standing in the vicinity of the dazzling Gulf of Thailand, the Amari Hua Hin has been tastefully designed in a tranquil garden. Soak up the sun at the hotel’s lavish pool, head out for a quick dip in the sea, unwind at the Shoreline Beach Club and indulge your taste-buds at the hotel’s in-house Mosaic Restaurant. The contemporary architecture of the facility, with its lush green landscaping, tropical gardens and the sound of waves in the background, is a treat for vacationers thronging Hua Hin.
The Amari Koh Samui calls itself a ‘tropical island paradise just as you remember, re-born with a promise of something new and spectacular’, and lives up to the description to the T. The property blends modern sophistication with an understated charm, and presents Thai-inspired architecture with a contemporary twist. Set up on a secluded stretch of Chaweng Beach, the Amari Koh Samui brings the white sand beaches right to your doorstep. All in all, an ideal way to make the most of your island holiday.
Nestled between the turquoise sea and clear blue skies, Amari Phuket is the perfect idyllic escape to enjoy this island paradise. You can soak in the private view of the sea from your room’s balcony, swim in the infinity pool, lounge on the outdoor terrace, go snorkelling in the clear ocean waters, take a stroll on the white sand beach, or just put your feet up with a bottle of wine. The Amari Phuket captures the essence of Phuket and delivers it all under one roof.
The towering 20-storey skyscraper, Amari Ocean Pattaya offers a breathtaking view of Pattaya’s skyline with the mighty ocean washing at its feet. All the popular tourist spots in Pattaya—Alcazar, Tiffany’s Show, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Central Festival Pattaya and Walking Street—are just short drive away. Spend your time at the hotel relaxing by the beach, taking a dip in the pool or grabbing a drink at The Pool Bar. The Breeze Spa has some indulgent treatments for you to try out, and the famed international dishes at the award-winning Mantra Restaurant & Bar are sure to impress you.
At the Amari Vogue Krabi, situated on the Tub Kaek Beach, you wake up to the most breath-taking views of the sun rising from the horizon. The 57-room property has been set up in a lush tropical garden landscape, and is inspired by Lanna-style architecture. The ocean villas and spa suites are every honeymooner’s dream. Their beachfront Bellini Italian Restaurant boasts of some impeccable seafood and pasta preparations. Amari Vogue Krabi is a hot favourite among those looking for a romantic getaways, outing with friends or family vacations.
Tucked away in the heart of downtown Petchburi, Amari Watergate Bangkok is where you can soak in the lively spirit of Bangkok. The Pratunam neighbourhood, where this luxury hotel is located, is abuzz with some of the most popular malls and bustling bazaars of the city. Start your day with a trip to the Amaya Food Gallery—a signature dining area with live cooking stations—and follow it up with a trip to the outdoor pool, the garden terrace or the Breeze Spa. Unwind after a day of shopping and sightseeing at the Lobby Lounge which is famous for its pastries and beverages.
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