My Visit to Bangkok – Part 1

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Today I am so excited to share with you a review about one the best experience I had in 2016 and through my blogging career as a whole, my trip to the ‘Land of Smiles’, Thailand, and most specifically, to the ‘City of Angles’, ‘Bangkok’.

There are many reasons for why I consider this trip as a very special one; first, it is because I was selected as a brand influencer for the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. Being selected by these two prestigious organisations is an honour and a milestone in my career as a blogger. Secondly, I got to meet many lovely people and friends who I cherish and feel privileged to know. Thirdly, it is not a surprise that Thailand is one the most welcoming countries and is the land of many exotic Asian cultures.

The first thing I noticed upon arriving to Bangkok was the very friendly attitude that Thai people welcome their guests with. This was felt through the easy procedures at the airport, the very warm welcome at the hotel and the smiley faces around the city.

A special hotel in a special area:

My trip lasted for five days. I was very lucky to stay in the vibrant area of Suckumvit where you find yourself surrounded by everything you need as a tourist, including restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, the metro station and beautiful scenery. I arrived at a late hour at night and was wondering if I will find an outlet that sells halal food as it is a must in my diet. Luckily the hotel I stayed in is well prepared for international tourists including the ones coming from the Middle East, who insist on having halal food. One of the main things I noticed is the variety of Thai and international restaurants that are available at the hotel and that all of them have halal food options.

If you happen to stay at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, make sure you don’t miss trying these restaurants; Basil for a superb luxurious Thai experience and The Sala Restaurant for an authentic Asian experience with a spectacular view on the pool. If you rather have international food then you should try Orchid Café for a five star international buffet, Rossini’s for the finest Italian taste, The Living Room for light meals and a vibrant jazzy experience, and Dine in the Dark for a one of its kind dining experience in pitch dark that reflects a unique concept that I’ll talk about later in this post.

Dining and food is not the only specialty of this five luxury hotel, but everything in this hotel is very special from the great facilities, great ambience, and one of the most attentive responsive and friendly staff one would ever encounter.

The hotel is located in close proximity to Bangkok’s major tourist and shopping destinations and it is facing the fascinating city views as well as the calming panorama view of Lake Ratchada.

The hotel facility has various accommodation options including standard and luxurious rooms and suits, as well as royal suits and amenities for a VIP experience making the hotel a perfect choice for all kind of travelers who are looking for a 360° experience.

More to follow about my trip to Bangkok in the next post. Stay Tuned!

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