This network of canals still plays an equally important role today and the area known as the Pratunam or in English, Watergate, and home to the Amari Watergate Bangkok, is part of this important system in the middle of one the city’s most bustling commercial district.
Entering the hotel, guests will be greeted by the sleek lobby awash with warm earth tones, at its heart is the streams of lights cascading from the lighting sculpture featuring 847 pieces of hand crafted Murano glass signifying the hotels street address 847 Petchburi Road. The installation is reminiscent of falling rain and titled “Water of Life”, inspired by the hotel’s location and the significance water is to this city and to Thai culture.
Ideal for both business and leisure travelers, Amari Watergate Bangkok offers 564 rooms ranging from deluxe rooms to the presidential suite, all with panoramic views of the city skyline. Newly renovated Premier rooms are thoughtfully curated keeping in mind the comfort of guests with beautiful touches to the décor, cozy beds and spacious work space. For an extra touch of comfort, guests staying in the executive rooms, executive suites or presidential suite will enjoy the benefits of a dedicated executive lounge offering a private reception for easy check-in and check-out, exclusive breakfast area and a roof terrace offering breath-taking city views.
A journey to Bangkok is not complete without sampling the vibrant cuisines the city has to offer, and taking street foods to new heights is Amaya Food Gallery. The menu at this all-day dining restaurant takes its inspiration from the street food of Asia, complemented by a separate Italian section. With show kitchens dedicated to specialties from Thailand, Southeast Asia, India and Italy, Amaya Food Gallery invites diners to share and savor the diverse flavors in a fun street market setting. For those with a sweet tooth, the dessert kitchen offers the largest selection of shaved ice treats in town. These Ice Kachangs come in 40 varieties including pandan vermicelli, mock pomegranate seed, gingko nut, and lotus roots as highlights, along with toppings of multiple flavors, a rotating selection of traditional Thai treats, seasonal fruits, and an international selection of cakes. The food and sweets are complemented by a collection of inspired cocktails at Amaya Bar.
For Italian favorites and casual gatherings, Prego Bangkok offers a chic ambiance featuring both open-air and air-conditioned dining areas, a fully equipped bar and lounge, and a pizza station with an original wood-fired oven. Under the helm of world renowned Chef Marco, Prego first opened its doors in Koh Samui in 2003. Enjoy a high quality yet comfortable dining experience while indulging in local Italian flavors.
Guests with energy to burn can also visit the FIT Centre on the eighth floor, a professional facility offering extensive exercise equipment and fitness programmes; or take a dip in the pool and lounge away whilst enjoying a drink from the Pool Bar serving refreshing drinks, juices, smoothies and snacks. Or put the “happy” back in “happy hour” by stopping at the Aqua Pool Bar between 17:00 and 19:00 to chat with friends or to make new ones.
The Amari collection of hotels and resorts by ONYX Hospitality Group brings to life a contemporary re-imagining of Thailand’s rich cultural roots and the influence of its dynamic creativity to locations both near and far.
Also located on the eighth floor is the Breeze Spa with smart and fun treatments focusing on boosting energy especially after a day out exploring the city. Breeze Spa brings balance back to busy lives with a diverse range of therapies and relaxing treatments based on mood analysis.
The Amari collection of hotels and resorts by ONYX Hospitality Group brings to life a contemporary re-imagining of Thailand’s rich cultural roots and the influence of its dynamic creativity to locations both near and far. Each property in the Amari portfolio highlights the textures and flavors of its unique setting through architecture, design, art, cuisine and service complemented by touches of contemporary Thai-ness. Amari’s network of properties spans Thailand and beyond, from scenic seaside locations to vibrant urban settings, including Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui, Bangkok, Buriram, Dhaka, Maldives, Johor Bahru, Vang Vieng, Penang and Kuala Lumpur.