Combining luxurious living with an invigorating leisure and wellbeing facility Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld offers an exceptionally fabulous stay experience in the heart of Bangkok.
Bangkok is one of Asia’s best cosmopolitan cities, and at the very heart of it is Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, which is a fully integrated hotel, convention center, and lifestyle leisure complex. Where business and leisure perfectly meet in such sophistication and elegance right in central Bangkok. The five-star Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld Hotel captures the essence of modern Bangkok without leaving the genuine Thai hospitality.
As I stepped into the ground lobby, the team escorted me to the 23rd floor, where the receptionist and check-in areas are located. All 505 rooms and suites at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld are situated from the 28th floor upwards and features wide glass walls with panoramic views over the city. I stayed in a Deluxe World Room type on the 42nd floor, it was quite spacious and had an interesting layout with a floor-to-ceiling window that formed a curve shape offering a majestic view of the Bangkok’s skyline. The rooms’ design goes well with either leisure or business travelers; it has individually controlled air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, internet access, flat-screen TV with satellite programs, pay-per-view movies, radio and in-house music, minibar, safe-deposit box, multimedia connector, and tea and coffee makers.
The World, the dining restaurant on the 24th floor of the hotel, serves Breakfast all-day. One of my favourite dining venues at this hotel is the Uno Mas, a unique rooftop restaurant serving the finest Spanish & Mediterranean cuisine in the most spectacular Alfresco panoramic city view. Located on the 54th floor, Uno Mas brings the warmness of Europe’s most popular destination in three unique settings as you embark on an unforgettable journey of culture and cuisine through the vibrant Iberian Peninsula. Besides the exceptional Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine amidst the stunning view of Bangkok’s skyscrapers, Uno Mas displays an eight-metre wine tower featuring over 2,000 bottles, a truly wine aficionados heaven. For starters, I had Alaskan salmon “Tiradito” with citrus marinade and “Gambas Pil Pil” which contains prawns, garlic, paprika and cayenne sizzling in olive oil, all the ingredients were very fresh and well cooked, it left me wanting more. Luckily I had the main course coming up; it was a perfectly grilled wagyu rib eye “A la Piedra” followed by mouth-watering duck leg confit with Foie gras “Pyrenees Paella.” The taste was mesmerizing and authentic, bringing the soul of Spain to your table. Another highlight of this restaurant is the Spanish “Cochinillo” Asado; it is a half slow roasted Segovian style suckling pig with natural gravy, green mojo sauce, and nam jim jeaw. What makes it unique is the way it’s served; because the meat is so tender, they cut it on a small plate, and then break the plate as a sign of good luck in the Spanish tradition.
On the 26th floor is a complete personal health and well-being center with a 24-hour fitness facility, aerobics studio, and two floodlit tennis courts. The hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, complete with a Jacuzzi, sun decks and a pool bar, provides a relaxing spot in the heart of bustling Bangkok. Integral to this area is SPA Cenvaree, an award-winning sanctuary that offers a wide range of holistic experiences, beauty treatments and therapeutic massages, available individually or as multiple treatment spa journeys for singles as well as couples. I had a two hour Spa Buffet treatment, which offers various treatments from Herbal Steam Therapy, Succulent Strawberry Scrub, Aromatherapy oil massage, Thai massage, signature organic facial and much more, for me to choose from within a timeframe. I love the tranquility and peacefulness of the place; it feels like I am transported from the heart of the bustling city into my own private serene sanctuary. The skillful hands of the therapist eased my sore muscles and relaxed my mind, I felt so refreshed and satisfied afterward.
CentralWorld itself is one of the biggest lifestyle and shopping centres in Southeast Asia, offering 500 shops and boutiques, 100 restaurants and dozens of first-class entertainment and recreational outlets including a 15-screen cinema complex, making this place is a destination of its own. Adjacent to the CentralWorld, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld successfully capture the essence of modernity and sophistication of Bangkok in world-class services and facilities ensuring that your stay is an exciting and memorable one.
Text by Dennis Latif | Photos courtesy of Centara Hotels & Resorts
Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
999/99 Rama I Road
Bangkok – Thailand
Phone. +66 (0) 2 100 1234