I recently got to visit Thailand along with several other Nuffnang bloggers from around the world including Singapore, the UK, China, Taiwan and of course Australia. We were in town as a guest of TCEB – the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, to discover what Bangkok and its surrounding areas had on offer for business and tourist travellers alike.
I flew with Thai Airways who operate daily non-stop flights between Sydney and Bangkok. Thai also offers easy connections to domestic Thailand destinations such as Chiang Mai, Phuket and Koh Samui so you can discover even more of this beautiful country.
After we checked into our separate hotels, we all gathered to meet our fellow bloggers and organisers at the Holiday Inn Bangkok. It was an evening of tasty food, sharing stories and getting to know our new travel companions.
My hotel – JW Marriott
The JW Marriott is located in the heart of Bangkok city centre, and is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Sukhumvit Road. It’s easy access to the BTS SkyTrain makes getting around Bangkok a breeze, and the central location means there are a huge range of shops, bars and restaurants at your doorstep.
I am greeted warmly with the signature Thai hospitality upon arrival. The facilities on offer are world-class and include a health spa, fitness centre and outdoor pool, and a variety of restaurants and lounges.
My Executive King Room has a huge king size bed with luxury bedding (very much appreciated after a 9 hour flight), a desk and chair to catch up on some work and complimentary tea and coffee. I appreciate the free Wi-Fi internet on offer, along with the 24 hour room service for when you need a midnight snack.
The marble bathroom is huge and features a separate bathtub and shower, lighted makeup mirror (which is very much appreciate as I find most bathroom lighting terrible for applying makeup), a range of toiletries plus a hairdryer, robes and slippers to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok Health Club & Spa offers a huge range of treatments from body scrubs and wraps to facials and manicures. It’s located adjacent to the Health Club, which is one of the biggest hotel gyms I have ever seen. They even have daily fitness classes on offer from yoga to aerobics. After you’ve worked up a sweat, head to the outdoor pool for a splash or to simple recline on one of the deck chairs. The Health Club also has a juice bar serving up a range of healthy juices, smoothies and protein shakes.
There are so many great foodie experiences on offer at the JW Marriott you almost don’t need to leave the hotel! The buffet breakfast at Marriott Café is divine and features a huge selection of both Western and Asian favourites. I especially liked the omelette station and fresh juice bar. Another alternative is the Bangkok Baking Company for freshly baked bread and pastries.
The dinner options are numerous and include the New York Steakhouse, Tsu Japanese Restaurant, Nami Teppanyaki Bar and the Man Ho Chinese Restaurant. And if you’re in the mood for a nightcap, look no further than Manhattan Bar to sample one of their signature cocktails or a glass of wine.
For a well-located hotel with a great balance of luxury and practicality (and lots of delicious food options), look no further than the JW Marriott next time you visit Bangkok!
To book your stay head to:
JW Marriott Bangkok
4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2
Bangkok, 10110 Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 656 7700
Love Swah stayed in Thailand as a guest of TCEB, all thoughts and opinions are my own
Haha, funniest thing! I was just in Bangkok in September, about to film my short film in Cambodia. And I stayed in the Sukhumvit area but closer to Asok (and in a MUCH less ritzy hotel!) I loved the shopping at Terminal 21 I have to say, and its kitsch decoration – with one floor as London, another Tokyo, another San Francisco (complete with giant red bridge), and a middle-eastern one that may have been Istanbul.