Where to Eat, Stay And Play In December
1/16 New Speakeasy: Lost & Found
The Avani Riverside Hotel introduces Lost & Found, an exclusive hidden bar on the banks of the Chao Phraya. A secret retreat featuring decadent dishes and live pop-up performances from Bangkok’s most talented artists, Lost & Found is open Thursday to Saturday from 8pm-2am.
Call 0-2476-0022 for more information or visit avanihotels.com.
2/16 Get Truffled Up
The Shades of Truffle event returns to Enoteca Bangkok until mid-December. Head chef Stefano Borra’s truffle-filled menu incorporates incredible combinations of fresh exotic truffles—hand-picked from the forests of Acqui—and traditional Italian recipes to result in an original, flavourful menu. Fresh truffles liberally shaved on top of the plate can be expected, with the addition of signature dishes such as the truffled wagyu striploin. Prices come in two courses, a four-course set at 5,500 baht, or a five-course option for 6,100 baht.
To place a reservation, call 0-2258-4386 or visit enotecabangkok.com.
3/16 Taste Thai At The Front Room
The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has reopened its doors along with a fresh new culinary concept for Front Room, now featuring the eight distinctive flavours of Thai cuisine. Inspired by the idea of home-cooking, Front Room chef Supanat Khanarak and culinary professor Niphatchanok Najpinij hope to cultivate tastes that are akin to a mother’s homemade meal while encompassing all the unique sources of Thai flavour.
For inquiries or reservations, call 0-2846-8830 or visit waldorfbangkok.waldorfastoria.com
4/16 It's Here!
New Indian breakfast canteen and wine bar HERE launches on the ground floor of Restaurant Gaa at Sukhumvit Soi 53. Helmed by chef Garima Arora, the experience at the venue’s breakfast canteen opens daily from 7:30am to 5pm featuring healthy and wholesome Indian dishes. From 5pm onwards, it becomes a wine bar offering an a la carte menu to be enjoyed with an exclusive Old World wine list put together by Restaurant Gaa’s sommelier Fredik Wohlrabe.
Discover more at herebkk.com.
5/16 Rooftop Rendezvous
Perched high above the Bangkok skyline, luxury boutique hotel 137 Pillars Suites and Residences’ new Rooftop pool and bar has been transformed into an exclusive event space along with the launch of premium packages for private parties and unique intimate dining experiences. With options ranging from a private dinner for two to an ultimate dinner for 16, the rooftop cabana lounge takes guests on an unforgettable dining experience in a private pool-side space with an exquisite menu curated by executive chef Maxin Baile.
Call 0-2079-7000 for more information.
6/16 Sake Dinner At Centara Grand Ladprao
This December, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok introduces the Chyo-wa sake-pairing dinner, an exclusive eight-course meal that promises surprising aromas and decadent taste sensations. The gastronomical creations of master Iron Chef Hiroshi Masuda will be paired with a custom list of premium Japanese sake curated by sommelier Tomohiro Otsubo. Prices come in two courses, 3,480 baht per person with sake pairing or 2,490 baht per person just for food. Chyo-wa is available from December 1-5.
Find out more by calling 0-2541-1234.
7/16 High Tea At Up & Above
To celebrate the blossoming of the camellia flower in Japan, The Okura Prestige Bangkok launches the Tsubaki afternoon tea set at Up & Above Bar. Designed for two, the tea comes with a choice of premium Mariage Frères or Saro teas, or coffee, with savoury selections and decadent sweets including prawn celeriac roulade with cucumber, crostini smoked teriyaki mackerel, Tsubaki macaron, and much more. The tea is priced from 1,400 baht and is available from 2pm to 5pm starting January 1 to March 31.
Call 0-2687-9000 for reservations.
8/16 Shake and Bake At Ms Jigger
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in Langsuan introduces Ms Jigger, a narrative-driven cocktail bar and restaurant channeling the elegance of a well-heeled traveller with a soft spot for Italy. As the connoisseur of curiosities, the venue conjures up inventive cocktail flavours to accompany the rich warm aromas of baking dough crusts and melted cheese. Ms Jigger opens Wednesday to Monday from 11:30am to 2:30pm for lunch and 5:30pm to midnight for dinner.
Reserve now at 0-2056-9999.
9/16 Casa Nespresso
This holiday season, Nespresso introduces Casa Nespresso, a festive range of machines and Nespresso accessories as premium and appealing gifts for the holidays. To celebrate, Nespresso also launches Variations Italia, a limited edition coffee range with four flavoured coffees, two non-flavoured coffees, and a range of accessories inspired by true Italian hospitality. Casa Nespresso is available at all Bangkok Nespresso boutiques.
10/16 Resort Residences For Reservation
Aquarius Residences and Resort, Koh Chang, the brand’s first major expansion across Southeast Asia and currently in development, opens for sale. The resort will comprise a collection of large and luxurious pool villas and low-rise condominiums including penthouse units with private rooftop gardens. Development is scheduled to open in three phases from 2022. Prices start from 8 million baht onwards. These residences promise ample indoor and outdoor space, contemporary design and much more.
Learn more at aquarius-residences.com.
11/16 Take Up Theatre
MasterClass Studio, known for its acting courses in both English and Thai, is opening its first full English language acting course for teenagers (13 to 17 years old). Called the Fundamentals of Acting, the course lasts three months and aims to provide students with all the acting tools needed for an acting career. The cost for the course is 7,000 baht per month with four classes in a month.
More information available at masterclass-studio.com.
12/16 Scenic Escapes
Small Luxury Hotels of the World announces the opening of its newest hotel member in Thailand, the Vala Hua Hin - Nu Chapter Hotels, a perfect blend of an escape into nature and contemporary comforts. With 97 rooms all with spacious terrace views overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, the resort makes a perfect vantage point for unforgettable sunsets and panoramic ocean views. A deluxe beachfront king room starts from 6,000 baht per night inclusive of breakfast.
More room options and reservations available at SLH.com.
13/16 Sky-High Luxury
Rosewood Bangkok unveils a premium collection of 17 new guestrooms, signature and residential-style suites of super luxury accommodation: expansive high rise outdoor terraces with private plunge pools, state of the art wellness features and uninterrupted views of the metropolitan skyline from floor-to-ceiling windows. The highest elevation luxury accommodations in the city are available starting at 14,500 baht for studio rooms to 300,000 baht for house suites.
Visit rosewoodhotels.com/bangkok for more.
14/16 All Aboard The Sirimahannop
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park embarks on an exciting new voyage with the launch of Sirimahannop, an elegant tall ship and one of the largest custom-built three-masted vessels in Thailand. Transformed into a luxurious dining and event destination, the vessel is permanently docked at Asiatique The Riverfront on the bank of the Chao Praya River. It can accommodate up to 300 guests for cocktails on the upper deck and dinner in the air-conditioned lower deck. Operation hours are 4pm to midnight on weekdays and 12pm to midnight on weekends and holidays.
15/16 Check Your Vitals At The Anantara
Verita Health unveils Vivid at Anantara Siam Hotel Bangkok, a perfect pit-stop for busy go-getters seeking instant cellular rejuvenation. Offerings include a vibrant IV drip bar and an anti-ageing and aesthetics hub that provides therapies and treatments designed to return vigour, energy and balance to modern lives. With cosmetic and cellular treatments specialising in skin transformation and facial rejuvenation, Vivid’s medical experts will provide a range of solutions.
Book a treatment now at 0-2003-4918.
16/16 A Pullman Seaside Splash
Pullman Khao Lak resort is set to open its doors in December. Located on Bang Muang beach, the resort embraces the rich cultural history of Takua Pa and is inspired by the art, culture and nature there. The resort is an ideal getaway for all and is highlighted by six beachfront villas with private pools, eight rooms for people with special needs, 50 family suites and more, with an all-day dining restaurant offering Southern Thai cuisine. Special pre-opening rates for non-peak periods are also available starting at 3,100 baht per room.
Call 0-7659-2233 or visit pullmankhaolakresort.com for more information.