Best Western signs for two new central Bangkok hotels


BANGKOK (September 15, 2008) – Best Western International will soon have two all-new Best Western hotels in the heart of Bangkok – Best Western Premier Sukhumvit, opening first quarter of 2011 and the Best Western @ 20, opening in 2010.

Located at the heart of the Bangkok, on Sukhumvit Soi 1, Best Western Premier Sukhumvit is ideally poised for access to the BTS skytrain at Pleonchit and Nana Stations, giving guests the freedom of the city. Expressway access is equally convenient. At proximity is the internationally-renowned Bamrungrad Hospital along with major embassies, excellent shopping and non-stop entertainment. With 145 international-standard guest rooms, the hotel will offer full amenities for both business and leisure travellers. A restaurant, swimming pool, fitness centre and spa, present a comprehensive holiday menu. A fully-equipped business center, and “boutique” banqueting and meeting facilities cover business needs.

As its name suggests, Best Western @ 20 is located towards the middle of the uptown stretch of Sukhumvit Road on Soi 20. This puts it in close proximity to the Asoke/Sukhumvit skytrain underground train intersection, offering multi-directional mass transit services to take guests around the city. The location also benefits from a nearby park, the upscale Emporium shopping mall and a lively leisure and entertainment scene. The hotel itself comprises 75 stylish and fully-appointed rooms along with a restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center and business center.

“Bangkok is an amazing city that attracts people with a diverse range of needs. Every traveler finds excitement and pleasure, whether business or leisure-wise,” related Glenn de Souza, vice president International Operations – Asia for Best Western International. “But with traveler profiles constantly evolving, there remains a shortage of accommodation that fits the modern globe-trotter mentality,” the executive added. “These two new hotels will go some way to redressing that imbalance by giving more international visitors the option of choosing to stay at Best Western on the basis of its consistent international standards and ideal locations.”

The two new hotels are owned by a Bangkok-based consortium with Best Western providing the management and marketing. A spokesman for the consortium asserted that, “We are proud to join the world’s largest hotel chain and are confident that Best Western can assist us with greater revenue with its world-wide reservations and Global Sales and Marketing network.”

The Thai capital presents unique contrasts of ancient and modern that attracts business and leisure travelers alike never get bored. With its shimmering temples and concrete canyons, you can be meditating on the eternal one minute and dining on world-class cuisine or strolling through a shopper’s paradise the next. It is also one of the world’s safest capitals where visitors consistently find a friendly welcome. Growing mass-transit rail links have made getting around the city much easier than previously, enabling an overall experience that is more diversified and richer than ever.