Minor Hotel Group AVANI Hotels & Resorts added its first hotel in Thailand with the opening of the AVANI Atrium Bangkok. Located in a commercial and retail area in the Asoke-Sukhumvit area of the Thai capital, the hotel targets business and leisure guests.
Previously operating as Atrium Bangkok, the property underwent an $8-million refurbishment over the past 12 months, which included its guestrooms and suites, public areas including restaurants and bars and the 12-story atrium lobby that now showcases a six-meter-high work of art. It is now known as AVANI Atrium Bangkok.
The hotel has 568 guestrooms and suites.
The top levels of the 23-story hotel are Executive Floors, with guestrooms and suites offering 40-inch LCD TVs, plus DVD players and upgraded amenities, in addition to executive lounge access for breakfast, complimentary evening cocktails and canapés and other executive privileges.
The hotel's atrium lobby offers a central area for social or private gatherings, including a “Connect” zone for guests to email, chat online, surf the web, print boarding passes or charge a device. Also located in this communal living area, “Pantry” is a casual venue serving drinks, snacks and light meals, either to eat in or grab on the go.
For dining, the property has PUBLIC, the all day dining restaurant; and Benihana, the Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant, which will open in early 2015.
Other amenities include: a pool, children's pool, gym/aerobics studio and sauna.
For events, AVANI Atrium Bangkok has seven meeting, boardroom, function and ballroom venues that cater for 10 to 400 people, with flexible layouts and seating options, new audio-visual equipment and a variety of supporting services.