Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is making its brand debut in Bangkok, in the heart of the city’s central business district.
The 241-room Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park is located on the 21st to 32nd floors of the Ramaland complex in the Silom-Rama IV district. The hotel takes its name from Bangkok’s first public park, and provides a panorama of sweeping views across the entire city.
Replacing the Pan Pacific Bangkok, the property is a short distance from the prestigious Siam Paragon Mall, Bangkok Convention Centre, Chulalongkorn University and a vast variety of retail, dining and entertainment options in the Silom area.
And next door to the property are two key public transport options – the Sala Daeng sky train and the Silom subway – both providing quick, easy access to the rest of the city.
A feature of the Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park is the dedicated meetings spaces on the 21st floor of the hotel, offering natural daylight and flexible set-up options together with the Crowne Meetings team offering personalised services.
Guests can also enjoy a range of upscale dining and leisure options within the hotel, including five food-and-beverage outlets, extensive banqueting facilities, a resort-style pool and a spa.
“This hotel provides the perfect launch pad for the Crowne Plaza brand in Thailand,” said general manager, Mark Winterton.
“The location and business-oriented services and facilities – promising a great night’s sleep and intuitive business solutions – make it an ideal choice for the corporate traveller and meetings market.
“The hotel also showcases all the hallmarks of the Crowne Plaza brand,” he added.
Part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, Crowne Plaza is one of the fastest growing brands in Asia and currently has close to 80 hotels and resorts in the development pipeline in the Asia Pacific region alone.
Globally, it is the fast growing upscale brand with 376 hotels in 62 countries worldwide.
The Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park is the Group’s fourth hotel in Bangkok and the tenth IHG hotel in Thailand – joining hotels in Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Cha-am, Phi Phi and Chiangmai.
IHG will be opening its 11th property in mid 2011 with the Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao Beach in Phuket.
Additionally, two new brands will premier in Southeast Asia in Bangkok – the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road and the Holiday Inn Express Siam, located in Rama 1 over the next few years.
By 2013, IHG will have its five key brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express – fully operational in Thailand.
World Sport Destination Expo
Looking forward to 2011, Bangkok is also set to stage the second annual World Sport Destination Expo.
The only global exhibition and business forum dedicated to showcasing the full spectrum of Sport Tourism related products and services, the event will take place from 27th-30th September 2011.
WSDE Research has revealed that the travel industry’s fastest growing sector will post record profits and contribute an astonishing 14 per cent of overall travel and tourism receipts by the end of the year.
At a time when some traditional tourism trends are in decline, Sport Tourism continues to flourish and is set to grow exponentially in the next decade.
Yet the complex mechanics of Sport Tourism has not yet been fully understood or realised.
WSDE presents a much needed annual opportunity for the Sport Tourism industry to come together, not only to conduct lucrative future business deals and source new contacts and markets, but also to gain invaluable insights from the advanced knowledge of market leaders.