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March 2017

klapsons The River Residences Bangkok Turns Your Favourite Quick Getaway into Your Stylish Home

Tired of the same old same old Bangkok hotels for your quick getaway? Stop travelling like a tourist and experience a stylish riverside home away from home with klapsons The River Residences Bangkok.

Offering an innovative and luxurious alternative to mainstream hotel stay, klapsons first established its 5-star hospitality services in Singapore with klapsons, The Boutique Hotel, located on the edge of our central business district. Following its success, klapsons designed a one-of-a-kind, full-fledged service residence in Bangkok, with contemporary sensibilities and refined luxury to cater to the stylish traveller. We were invited for a stay during our location shoot to Thailand, and in klapsons The River Residences Bangkok, we found a home away from home on the scenic Chao Phraya River.

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After a convenient airport transfer, we were ushered to the klapsons The River Residences Bangkok lobby, located on the 23rd floor of the luxurious The River Condominium. The vibrant colours of the furniture and art pieces by acclaimed Italian designer William Sawaya welcomed us into a dynamic space in which to relax and relish the views of the glittering Chao Phraya River. Glowing boats meandered down the river in between the other luxurious 5-star hotels on its banks, ferrying sightseers to and fro the popular local attractions such as The Asiatique, ten minutes down the river, the famed Wat Arun and Wat Pho, and the magnificent Grand Palace.

Check-in was quick and fuss-free, and we were soon shown to our rooms. Our 90-104sqm two-bedroom Premier Suite featured a master bedroom with a luxurious king bed and ensuite with a bathtub and shower, and a twin bedroom with a separate shower and vanity. Both bedrooms had their own private balconies framing panoramic views of the Bangkok city skyline, and opened out onto the chic and colourful living and dining room. Separate bedrooms offered privacy with partitioning doors, while the comfortable lounge area and fully equipped kitchen and laundrette turned the rooms into a home away from home. It was a great space to gather for breakfast, served daily, with toast freshly made in our own toaster and coffee piping hot from our own capsule coffee machine.

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klapsons The River Residences Bangkok is a member of Preferred Residences Collection from Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a worldwide collection of exceptional serviced residences that offer all the luxury of the finest hotel service within the spacious comforts of a private residence. Its 77 apartments are divided into two mainstays that offer travellers a stylish lifestyle by the river, an alternative to mainstream hotel stays. The klapsons Residences feature a timeless, family-style décor in understated tones, and the vibrant and contemporary Sawaya and Moroni residences are fitted with designer furniture.

The one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites are perfect spaces for couples to dream about their own nests as they celebrate a proposal or a honeymoon. For a more luxurious experience, the klapsons Suite is the surefire way to take things up a notch, with 232sqm of beautiful living space with two balconies, two living rooms, and incredible views from the bedrooms. We speak from experience, having shot our After the Theatre fashion editorial against those stunning floor-to-ceiling views.

Every residence features private balconies that frame beautiful views of the Chao Phraya River, above which fireworks light the sky to make the special occasion even more memorable. While the night sky is often lit up due to riverside weddings or festive events like New Year’s Eve or the Loy Krathong festival, klapsons The River Residences Bangkok can also arrange for a firework display to mark your proposal or honeymoon at your request. To up the romance, klapsons The River Residences Bangkok can also help coordinate a celebratory cake, floral arrangements, decorating of the room per request, limousine service, or a booking for dinner at other 5-star hotels in the area. However, you don’t have to leave your beautiful room for a romantic dinner. Fully equipped kitchens allow for luxurious private chef dining, with a personal chef preparing and serving a curated menu for a romantic, gastronomic night in the privacy of your own room.

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klapsons The River Residences’ modern aesthetic and riverside serenity stands out from the other 5-star accommodation in Bangkok, making it no wonder why Korean A-listers and B-listers have chosen to stay there during their visits to the city. The contemporary style of the rooms makes them a great option for throwing an extended bridal shower or stag party too. Booking a row of apartments gives friends a generous area for celebrating a bride- or groom-to-be’s momentous next chapter in life, while the three stunning saltwater infinity pools and three garden pools present various ways to relax in good company.

Rejuvenation for body and soul can be found in the kòd massage studio, where highly experienced therapists relieve stress through the unique Thai massage combination of acupressure, reflexology, and stretches, from ฿990 for two hours of treatment. Full spa services are available at the neighbouring Peninsular Hotel at 20% off. Those who are looking for a workout will also enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness centre and multipurpose courts. For easy access to the shopping and dining districts, the residence can arrange for a private van for larger groups.

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Shopping with the bridesmaids and barhopping with the boys is effortless, with Siam 30 minutes away by train and complimentary 3-minute ferry shuttle to Saphon Taksin BTS station across the river. Chinatown is only 15-20 minutes away by taxi, a shorter distance than from crowded Pratunum. For nearby entertainment, we also found massage centres, supermarkets, and local street food within easy walking distance, and were introduced to a hidden gem along the river for our girls’ night out. Jam Factory, a hip lot of converted warehouses on the riverfront, serves up a glittering choice of smart restaurants with succulent international and fusion cuisine that would make a romantic date or a fantastic night out with friends, especially with preferential rates and discounts given to klapsons The River Residences Bangkok guests.

Couples and their entourages can now escape to a riverside lifestyle all year round with klapsons The River Residences Bangkok’s 1-Month Flexi-Stay package. Comprising 30 nights in either the one-bedroom (฿88,000/package) or two-bedroom suite (฿138,000/package), the prepaid package allows you to split the 30 nights throughout a 12-month period, or share the nights with family or friends. At S$120 a night for a spacious one-bedroom apartment, with no blackout dates, the rates work out to be a flexible deal for group vacations, extended stays, or return visits to celebrate special occasions. Bangkok is a firm favourite for quick getaways, and for your next trip, klapsons The River Residences Bangkok could well reveal a whole new side to the city by offering an escape from its familiar hustle and bustle, and awakening your senses to a lifestyle of riverside chic.

klapsons The River Residences Bangkok is located at 110-725 Soi Charoennakorn 13, Charoennakorn Road, Klongtonsai, Klong Sarn, Bangkok 10600, Thailand. Contact +66 (0) 2803 8100 or reservations_theriverbkk@klapsons.com for more details, or visit their website at www.klapsons.com/bangkok.


Credits: Image courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Feature image of klapsons Suite.