In a thunder of footsteps, fitness enthusiasts, charity supporters and members of the public will be returning to Banyan Tree Bangkok on Sunday, 28th September from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the 10th Vertical Marathon. The finishing point for the race is at the hotel’s former helicopter pad on the 61st floor now converted to the award-winning Vertigo restaurant one of the highest al fresco restaurants in Asia.
A small registration fee of 350 baht per person includes the official marathon t-shirt and a meal box. Trophies from HRH Princess Soamsawali, luxurious accommodation and gift vouchers are also up for grabs for winners of all categories.
Vertical Marathon Package
Banyan Tree Bangkok offers “The Vertical Marathon” package during 27th – 28th September with a variety benefits.
Highlights include staying in one of our luxurious suites including a sunset drink at Moon Bar, a Vertical Marathon entry ticket, breakfast or a lunch box, a Vertical Marathon T-Shirt, and many more. After an exhausting day at the great event, just relax and rejuvenate your mind and body with a massage session at our world renowned Banyan Tree Spa which you will receive 20% off. A 20% discount on food at Rom Sai, Bai Yun, Saffron, is also one of the privileges for your utmost convenience and enjoyment.
Room Types Single/Rate per Night Double/Rate per Night Triple/Rate per Night
Deluxe Suite THB 5,000++ THB 5,500++ THB 7,700++
Deluxe View Suite THB 5,400++ THB 5,900++ THB 8,100++
Banyan Tree Premier Suite THB 6,400++ THB 6,900++ THB 10,100++
Banyan Tree Club Suite THB 7,200++ THB 7,700++ THB 10,900++
An Elevated Course
Running up 1,093 steps is a fun and exciting challenge for participants of all ages. In the previous race, the fastest time achieved by Boonchoo Jandacha was 6 minutes and 16 seconds.
Previous participants include the Chairman of Caring Hearts for Aids Foundation; Khun Saisom Wongsasukul; and the super stars, Mr. Oliver Pupart, Mr. Somchai Kaemkat and Mr. Tannaton Palkawong Na Ayudhya.
In Aid of Charity
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the “HIV Formula Feeding Fund”, a Thai Red Cross initiative under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali. Last year, the event raised a total of 515,000 baht (US$16,612) for this charity event, which Banyan Tree Bangkok has been supporting for several years. The fund assists vulnerable HIV patients, especially children, who require extra care and support.
Registration – For further information, please refer to Banyan Tree Bangkok’s website www.banyantree.com/bangkok/vertical_marathon.htm. Alternatively, contact Banyan Tree Bangkok on +66 (0) 2679 1200 or e-mail the Marketing Department on firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANYAN TREE BANGKOK
Banyan Tree Bangkok is the fourth property to be established by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts in January 2002. Located in the central business district on South Sathon Road, the hotel is 45 minutes away from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Many facilities can be found within the hotel to provide the ultimate convenience for guests. These include a 24-hour business centre, a fitness center, 12 meeting rooms and a swimming pool. The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa and Banyan Tree Gallery can also be found in the hotel.
A city sanctuary with all-suite accommodation in the heart of Bangkok, the 61-storey hotel also boasts the Banyan Tree Executive Club. The club spans over five levels with priority spa facilities.
Guests choose from the 215 exquisitely furnished suites, comprising Deluxe, Deluxe View, Banyan Tree Premier, Banyan Tree Club, Spa, and Presidential Suites. Each has a spectacular view of the city or the historical Chao Phraya River. Each suite has separate sleeping and working/living areas, fully equipped with business amenities. All suites are tastefully designed to showcase the essence of Thai heritage.
Guests can choose from several different food & beverage outlets to dine in. Situated on the rooftop of the hotel, Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar offers a panoramic and breathtaking view of the city. New concept restaurants Pier 59 is designed to resemble a deep-sea aquarium serving modern seafood, while Japanese restaurant Taihei offers fine Japanese dining as well as teppanyaki with a view. Bai Yun on the 60th floor is an innovative nouvelle Chinese cuisine restaurant. Signature Banyan Tree restaurant Saffron offers innovative Thai cuisine and South East Asian specialties.
Banyan Tree Spa
Bangkok’s largest garden spa is serenely located in the sky – on the 19th and 20th levels. All 16 indoor spa rooms offer everything from signature Banyan Tree spa packages, traditional massages to pampering hair treatments.
Banyan Tree Bangkok also offers guests great ease for shopping and sightseeing, as it is strategically located near shopping centers, night bazaars and tourist landmarks.
Apsara I is the hotel’s elegant teak rice barge operating along the mighty Chao Phraya river, with dining and drinks cruises. The Shopping Companion Service gives guests the chance to shop with experts, who are just as familiar with weekend markets as they are with fashionable department stores. The ROM Service, a team of cyber-troubleshooters, ensures guests 24-hr global connectivity. Meeting experts from eVents Manager will help guests in organising their functions down to every detail.
Rates & Reservations
Room rates at Banyan Tree Bangkok start from THB14,000++ per suite per night. For reservations, please contact Banyan Tree Main Reservations at +65 6849 5800. One–stop reservations at the best rates can be made on the award-winning website, www.banyantree.com.
About Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts
The leading international operator in the boutique resort, residences and spa industry, Banyan Tree offers a signature blend of romance and travel with a green conscience. The philosophy behind the hotels, resorts, residences, spas, retail galleries and destination club is based on rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul – a Sanctuary for the Senses. Angsana Resorts & Spas is the ideal complement to Banyan Tree, comprising contemporary, chic and ecologically sensitive retreats. Based in areas of outstanding natural beauty and exciting city hubs, Angsana hotels, resorts, residences, spas and retail galleries reflect the spirit and communities of its environment.
To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests in over 20 resorts and hotels, over 60 spas, in excess of 60 retail galleries; as well as two golf courses.
About Angsana Resorts & Spas
Angsana is the sister brand of Banyan Tree, comprising contemporary, chic and vibrant retreats. Based in pristine natural locales and exciting city hubs, Angsana hotels, resorts, residences, spas and retail galleries exude the spirit and conscience of its environment.
Managed by the Banyan Tree Group, Angsana Resorts & Spa operates over 10 resorts and hotels, over 40 spas, and in excess of 40 retail galleries.