Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Plaza Athenee Bangkok

On October 20-24, I stayed at this hotel in Bangkok to attend the Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia 2013 Conference on "Middle Income Trap and Economic Freedom", October 21-22, then the GCOA-EMHN policy dialogue on ageing, October 23. My family joined me as they did not have to pay extra for the hotel, only the plane fare where they got a good price via Air Asia flying from Clark Airport in Pampanga.

The hotel is part of the four-buildings complex that includes a second hotel building plus the twin towers Athenee condominium. 

It is in the city center of Bangkok and is near other big hotels in the area. A train station is just two blocks away.

It has a nice garden and swimming pool on the 4th or 6th floor (I don't remember now).

Two swimming pools, the bigger one for adults, and the smaller one for children, only about 0.75 meters (about two feet) deep.

An open function room on the same level as the pool. A welcome dinner with program during the EFN Asia conference on the night of October 21 was held here.

The pool for adults, nice clean water.

A garden near the pool. There is a short jogging path in this area.

The main restaurant of the hotel on the ground floor. Buffet breakfast is served here.

A nice shallow pool with fishes on one side of the restaurant.

I enjoyed my stay in that hotel. Thanks again to EFN Asia for bringing me to Bangkok to attend the conference.

See also:
Thailand trip, Part 1, June 10, 2008
Thailand trip, Part 2, July 22, 2008

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