Luckily for Amari Watergate in Bangkok, closing up the hotel in February 2020 had already been part of their renovation agenda, regardless of Covid. During their year away, upgrades were made to both the daylight meeting rooms on the fifth and seventh floors, as well as the Premier Rooms. All of this has helped elevate this Thai name to sleek sophistication, sans dated, golden patterns and frills. Location wise, it cannot possibly get any better for tourists, where one is steps away from both the high-end flagship boutiques and bargain buys at Platinum Mall.
This humongous 5-star hotel with 564 rooms is also something of a hotspot for MICE events. It’s amazing how a ballroom as large as 948 sqm is available right in the heart of the city. For any Indians on the lookout for a sangeet venue, the meeting rooms and facilities at Amari Watergate are able to shape-shift to serve parties of anything between 10 guests to 800. It’s accommodated events from rock concerts to global conferences, all with a professional yet genuinely friendly manner to guests.
After making one’s way through the hustle and traffic that envelopes the Pratunam area, there’s nothing more welcoming than stepping into a warm and modern lobby with a triple-volume atrium. Guests can gaze up at the new hanging installation reminiscent of falling rain. Titled as “Water of Life”, the sleek and breezy chandelier comprises of 847 pieces of individually handcrafted Murano glass. This is a nod to both the hotel’s address at 847 Phetchaburi Road, as well as its proximity to one of the city’s most well-known canal, Khlong Saen Saep. Without being too in your face, it showcases the significance of water to Thai culture, a theme that is discreetly but wonderfully reflected in all the décor throughout the property.