LOCAL INFORMATION

TOURS, TRAVEL AND SIGHTSEEING

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Guided tours to various places of interest in Bangkok can be arranged. Please contact Concierge for assistance.

WAKE-UP CALLS

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Please contact Guest Services to place your wake-up call.

WHEELCHAIR

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To request a wheelchair, please contact Concierge Desk or Guest Services.

LOCAL INFORMATION

Bangkok, known to Thais as “Krungthep”, meaning the City of Angels, was established in 1782 by King Rama I as the capital of Siam. Like other modern cities of the world, today Bangkok boasts skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, endless shopping centers, and two modern International airports, Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi.

 

Thailand, “the land of smiles”, has retained its traditional charm with a mixture of East and West, the ancient and the modern. Thai culture welcomes you as a relative or friend.

CLIMATE

Temperature varies from 20°C to 38°C. Average temperature is 29°C with high humidity.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

Major foreign exchange currencies may be exchanged any time during your stay at the Front Desk.

ELECTRICITY

220 Volts 50 Cycles throughout the country.

SEASONS

Hot (March to May), Rainy (June to October) and Cool (November to February)

LOCAL TIME

GMT +7 hours

LANGUAGE

Thai is the national language. English is widely understood and spoken in cities.

THAI CURRENCY

Thai money is in Baht. One Baht is divided into 100 Satang.
Coins and notes are as follows:
Coins: 25 and 50 Satang; 1, 2, 5 and 10 Baht.
Bank notes: 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 Baht.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

BTS (Sky Train), MRT (Subway), Express Boat, Bus, Taxi and Tuk Tuk
BTS Nana Station
BTS Asoke Station
MRT Sukhumvit Station

TIPS FROM OUR CONCIERGE

Visit the hotel Concierge for up-to-date advice before venturing out into the city. The hotel Concierge can arrange transportation, group or private tours, reservations and offer insider tips to maximize your time in Bangkok.
 

EXPRESS RIVER BOATS are a great way to get a different perspective of
the city. The main Sathorn (Central) pier is located near the BTS Saphan
Taksin Station.