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Bangkok's Continent Hotel: Travel the World in One Continent

11.05.2013

 

When designs were being drawn up for Bangkok’s stylish new Continent Hotel, a great deal of thought went into the overall theme of the building, with world travel deemed the ideal subject matter.

The hotel therefore has a different nation represented on each of the 25 residential floors, with giant photographs of the chosen country decorating the corridors.

Latitude and longitude lines are prevalent throughout the the hotel, as are decorative travel items such ascompasses, guide books, lanterns, sextants and globes.

There are 153 guest rooms in total, all of which are designed  using four different themes: Ocean, Forest, Desert and Space.

 

Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

 

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Yellow Tail Sushi Bar at VIE Hotel in Bangkok

05.05.2013

VIE Hotel in Bangkok has changed the emphasis of their hip nightspot with the inauguration of YTSB: the Yellow Tail Sushi Bar.  Fresh interior decor sees the former jazz hotspot transform into a Japanese food and beverage complex.

A stylish sushi restaurant is now located on the third floor outdoor terrace and the fourth floor air-conditioned dining room, while the second floor features the new “fashion forward” designed VIE Bar that is now operating under the motto “DnD” (Dine and Drink).

The hotel usually attracts socialites, models and celebrities, and the launch party was no exception, with fashion shows, champagne, cocktails, saki and, naturally, a great range of sushi and Japanese grilled snacks the order of the day.

Japanese Master Chef Yoji Kitayama promises his new home at YTSB in Bangkok will serve “Freshness in Style”.

Words and photos by Paul Hutton.

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Riva Surya - Bangkok’s Latest Riverside Boutique Hotel

05.05.2013

 

General Manager Tim Vongsawang

 

Riva Surya offers 68 rooms with a touch of style and charm in a riverside location near many of Bangkok’s most treasured historical sites.  The hotel is also within walking distance of the famed bustling nightlife area in Khao San Road.  Sitting just metres from one of the Chao Phraya piers, the hotel is also well located for river travel.

Food and beverage at Riva Surya is provided by the charming Babble and Rum market inspired yet stylish and modern bar and restaurant.  Thai, Chinese and European favourites on the menu are supplemented by cocktails such as Mandarin Chilli and Babble Brush.

Photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

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Bei Otto’s New Weinstube in Sukhumvit 20, Bangkok

01.05.2013

Bei Otto in Sukhumvit 20 has expanded once more with the addition of a German Weinstube.  Already home to an award winning restaurant, a catering service, a bakery, a delicatessen store and a German butchery, Bei Otto now features all the atmosphere of a homey German style wine bar.

“We have put a lot of effort in selecting each individual wine in order to be able to provide a wide range of exceptional, colourful wines to our guests”, says General Manager, Mr. Alexander Schillinger. “Our selection offers a series of wines from some of the most celebrated vineyards in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tirol - to guarantee every visit becomes an experience you won't forget”.

The menu, created by Executive Chef Walter Pfluger, offers a small yet tasty selection of delicious treats designed to match the 30 plus featured wines.

Wine lovers will be able to enjoy white wines such as Lenz Riesling DAC, Fred Loimer, Kamptal, Austria, the Nahestein Riesling Trocken, Diel, Nahe, Germany or the Pinot Grigio DOC Elena Walch, Alto Adige, South Tirol, just to name a few. 

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Bangkok Art Studio V64's First Anniversary Party

01.05.2013

 

Bangkok’s art community was out in force to celebrate the first anniversary of V64, the art studio that is now home to over 70 artists, all of them with fresh artworks especially prepared for the occasion.

Photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.

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Chocks Away! Flynow Takes Off With Trendy Launch Party at Siam Center in Bangkok

01.05.2013

Flynow staged a cocktail party and fashion show at their well stocked stores at the recently re-opened Siam Center.

Sitting on the third floor, the famous fashion brand now showcases its wares through outlets such as Flynow lll and Bi Chalai.

Gliding in between the stores and surprised shoppers were models wearing the latest designs.

Flynow group founder Somchai Songwatana was chief guest among the dignitaries for the event, which was also attended by some of Bangkok’s top celebrities.

Words and photos by Paul Hutton.

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Siam Center - Enter the Ideaopolis

26.04.2013

 

Siam Center is now open once more after a re-launching extravaganza was held in lavish style to celebrate the major facelift.  Taking five months to complete, at a cost of approximately 180 million baht, the renovations have completely transformed the shopping mall, turning it into one of Bangkok’s most modern and innovative.

New ideas and trends have been incorporated, such as smart interactive multimedia screens, backlit staircase panels, projection screens and LED screen ceilings.

A fresh moniker has even been created: The Ideaopolis.

 

Words and photos by Paul Hutton.

 

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