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Your Key To Bangkok Thailand 2024 Les Clefs d’Or Award Nominee

There are various types of experience for every traveler in Bangkok, ranging from local street food stalls to Michelin-Starred restaurants, historical temples, local craftsmanship and gigantic shopping centers. This variety is one reason why Bangkok was ranked the world’s most visited city in 2023, drawing almost 23 million travelers from all over the world. As a 'Concierge,' it is my responsibility to ensure that all guests will have a fantastic and memorable experience during their stay.

The capital city of Thailand located in Southeast Asia. “Bangkok,” also known as ” Krung Thep Maha Nakhon,” is a city filled with lively people, bustling with the vibrant energy of its diverse population. Speaking of this city, one of the most popular attractions is undeniably the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple, the perfect showcase of traditional Thai architecture which also used to be the residence of Kings and royal family of Chakri Dynasty. Then just within walking distance, there is a stunning Wat Pho Temple which is the house of the astonishing Reclining Buddha, the largest golden Buddha image with 46 meters long. The temple is also the birthplace of the globally renowned Thai Massage. One of my highly recommended to-do list, catching the impressive scenic sunset with your favorite drink on the view over the Chao Phraya River with the background of Wat Arun Temple. I am sure you will fall in love with the view there. 

For food enthusiasts, you can do both strolling to “Yaowarat Road” to experience the street food like a local, or dine in Michelin-starred restaurants which offer diverse culinary experiences. Furthermore, you can continue your night with the nightlife district in Sukhumvit area. Besides, it is also known that “Bangkok ” is the city for everyone so you can also enjoy Silom area which has diverse entertainment options and also a welcoming atmosphere for the LGBTQ+ community.   

One of the things that surely distinguish this city, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), I would recommend visiting Rajadamnern Stadium where is the oldest and most prestigious stadium for this traditional Thai martial art. Get yourself a ringside ticket from Concierges to be on the seat next to the ring so you can witness this thrilling competition. I promise you this is something really much more exciting than watching it on TV. 

For Art lovers, there are still many cool galleries that you can visit on Charoenkrung Street where is renowned for its vibrant street art scenes, graffiti by local and international artists, with its combination of Chinese and Thai influences. you can explore local temples, traditional markets, and unique architecture while experiencing the local way of life. 

All mentioned aspects are just a part of this city, with much more awaiting the discovery. There are still so many aspects of Bangkok those will amaze you. Eventually you will realize that you can always come back here to find more. Definitely you already know that “Concierge” is always here to be at your assistance. 


Penthai Whawatt is a candidate for the 2024 Les Clefs d’Or Award. This article has been published in its original form.

Meet the Author
Penthai Whawatt

My very first job in the hotel industry right after my graduation was working as a “Doorman” at InterContinental Bangkok hotel. Standing at the lobby and welcoming all guests from many places around the world. From time to time, one of the things I always did was looking at the Concierge desk, observing the team creating memorable moments for the guests, making impossible things happen. Eventually, I would see those guests coming back to Bangkok again and again. That was the moment I have drawn my career path which is to be a “Concierge”, to be a person who attracts the guests, making them return to the hotel and make sure that they are all well taken care while they are in this city. After seven years, I finally became a Golden Keys member of Les Clefs d´ Or Thailand. I am currently working with Rosewood Bangkok, a luxury hotel located in Bangkok city center as Assistant Chief Concierge. Absolutely, my passion is to deliver best-in-class experiences for all guests and what makes me truly happy is to see that the guests are happy.

Rosewood Bangkok

Rosewood Bangkok is located in the prime business and retail district in the heart of the city, directly connected to the Ploenchit BTS station, Bangkok's elevated skytrain system. Designed to mirror the intimacy of a private home, Rosewood Bangkok’s guestrooms fuse elegantly modern interiors with panoramic views of the metropolis. The hotel features 158 rooms including 20 distinctive suites and three signature “houses” which also boast their own private pools and terraces. Rosewood Bangkok features four innovative restaurant and bars, including Lakorn European Brasserie with focus on seasonal culinary flavors from Europe and Thailand; G&O, an upscale farm-to-table café with an emphasis on organic and natural ingredients; Nan Bei, the signature Chinese restaurant is inspired by culinary specialties of the North and South China regions; and Lennon’s, a stylish speakeasy with panoramic views of Bangkok’s glittering skyline and the largest collection of vinyl in Southeast Asia.  Sense, A Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Bangkok offers a sanctuary of tranquility amidst bustling Bangkok, for rejuvenation, relaxation and the pursuit of well-being. Guests can also enjoy their urban escape at the dramatic 20-meter indoor-outdoor saltwater lap pool, which also features a whirlpool. 


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