Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Thailand

by Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Mr Krit Tokrisna is Chef Concierge at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, located in the heart of Thailand’s capital city, in the Ratchaprasong shopping and entertainment district. With traditional Thai architecture, hand painted silk ceilings, and views of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club golf course, the luxury hotel is one kilometre from the Lumphini MRT station and adjacent to Ratchadamri BTS station, connecting guests to the ultramodern cityscape. Whether you’ve visited Bangkok or are yet to explore the bustling city, Krit’s tips for enjoying its hip neighbourhoods, trendy cafes, and bike rides in cleansing rain will draw you in and give you lots of new reasons to turn a layover into a lengthier stopover next time you find yourself at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia…

Mr Krit Tokrisna, Chef Concierge

Most popular request…
Mostly “How do I get to Siam Paragon shopping mall?”, but sometimes, “Where is the toilet?”.
 
Favourite locale when enjoying a day off…
Books Kinokuniya during the day and at The Commons during the evening for great food and drinks in a hip yet casual neighbourhood backyard-like atmosphere with my friends.
 
Best coffee…
Personally, I’m a tea man and I love the great collection of fine Japanese teas at Peace Oriental TeahouseAnd when I’m in need of a real strong cuppa, Double Dogs Tearoom in Chinatown quenches my first just right.  My coffeeholic friends tell me that the best cup of java in Bangkok is a tossup between Roots Coffee, also in The Commons, and possibly the trendiest coffee bar of them all – Rocket S.12, in Sathorn’s uber hip soi 12.
 
Where we must go for lunch…
With so many award-winning restaurants to choose from at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, my top suggestion is to try them all at our famous best Sunday Brunch in Bangkok where the gourmet buffet is brought to life by live cooking stations and endless temptations, showcasing culinary favourites from all the restaurants.
It’s a rainy day outside but we want to explore, what we should do… 
This is maybe not everyone’s idea of fun, but I love biking in the cleansing rain with Co Van Kesse’s bike tours and Grasshopper Adventures’ Bangkok canal boat and bike tours.  For a drier yet equally revitalising experience, walk down just about any soi in Bangkok and pop into the first spa for a foot massage or traditional Thai massage.
 
An absolute must-do or must-see before leaving Bangkok…
Be a real Bangkokian for a day and start early morning with a brisk walk around Lumphini Park  then go to Wat Pathum Wanaram to meditate and make merit, and then hit the streets for the best street food experience in the world.
 
What he loves about his hotel…
It’s traditional Thai architecture, the hand-painted silk ceilings in arguably Bangkok’s grandest lobby, and the glorious gardens – all in the in the midst of a bustling city.
 
Anything else we should know about when visiting his part of the city…
The upmarket Ratchaprasong shopping and entertainment district where Anantara Siam is located is home to Bangkok’s most colourful, high-street shopping and the famous Erawan Shrine, and with its five-star hotels, fine dining, and a staggering selection of retail therapy packed into one square mile, you are sure to discover, experience and enjoy some of Bangkok’s best offerings.
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