(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman
Enter the Sukhothai Hotel and see the true meaning of world-class luxury! The Hotel resembles a palace in Thailand’s ancient Sukhothai Kingdom. Their ancient frescos, objects
d’art, reflection pools, and impressive pillars all present a picture of the past. Silken fabrics adorn the furnishings, wallpaper, drapes and you will also see many members of their staff wearing colorful traditional silk clothing.
This is truly Thai-style with charm and elegance. Whether you choose a superior room (409 square feet) or suite, you will enjoy a touch of luxury. The Garden Suite (818 square feet) gives you a private balcony overlooking Lotus Blossom ponds and gardens. The Executive Suite (818 square feet) has everything an executive or any one would want. I especially liked the sliding silk lined wooden curtains, a perfectly beautiful way to keep out the sunlight when you want to sleep late. There is a telephone at each side of the bed, on the desk and in the bathroom (269 square feet) next to the oversized tub. The plasma television swivels around (180 degrees) for viewing either in the bedroom or living room. Light dimmers and air conditioning control panels allow you to regulate each area of the suite. And the grandest suite of them all, the Sukhothai Suite (2,132 square feet) is known as the “Suite of Kings” with a long list of movie stars, heads of state and other dignitaries who stayed there.
The Sukhothai Hotel’s management has thought of all of the extras you would want for your comfort and enjoyment in dining, accommodations, spa and parties. Choose from the Celadon Thai Restaurant, Colonnade buffet, or La Scala Italian Restaurant. The leisure facilities offer a health club, swimming pool, shopping arcade, squash and tennis courts. The atmosphere is soothing to the nerves. Lotus Blossoms decorate the lobby, guest’s rooms and throughout the hotel in unique floral arrangements. New guests receive flowers when they arrive. Best of all, the exchange rate (34 Baht = $1 US- September, 2008) allows you to savor these surroundings at more reasonable rates. Imagine how far your dollar will go in Thailand!
One of the Leading Hotels of the World, the five-star Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel is located at 13/ 3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, Thailand. firstname.lastname@example.org
“A Gourmet’s Paradise”
You will be thrilled by the many tastes of Thailand! Thailand is known for their Northern, Northeastern, Central and Southern culinary regions. Or you may feel like being adventurous with tantalizing dishes from the Middle East, Europe, China, Polynesia, the Mediterranean, Japan, India, Persia, Scandinavia, Portugal, Cajun cuisine, as well as steak restaurants. You can find Western-style cuisine and your favorite fast food spots. The Thai way of serving meals is different! It is great to be able to try several main dishes at the same time as you would at a buffet. If you have never tasted Thai cuisine, now is the time! Nobody does it as the chefs do in Thailand. Why not learn Thai cooking while you visit Thailand? There are quick courses where they teach you to cook some of their famous dishes. I love to walk around the markets and stop at the street vendors because they prepare and cook the food in front of you. Try some of the exotic tropical fruits which are not available in the United States.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand can answer your questions about Thai cuisine, restaurants, hotels, tours, attractions, unique settings for weddings, meeting facilities, festivals, and even SAFARIS. For brochures and information, call: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), New York City, New York: (212)-432-0433. Los Angeles, California: (323)-461-9814. www.tourismthailand.org
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