This is what The St. Regis Bangkok did to their lobby.
by Maia Kara.
The St. Regis Bangkok recently gave a facelift to its lobby lounge, unveiling a new concept for The Lounge (159 Rajadamri Road, Bangkok; 02 207 7777; www.stregisbangkok.com) during the grand opening ceremony on October 29. The Lounge marked the opening of the sixth F&B outlet for the hotel, which spreads across the lobby on the ground floor, on both sides of the main entrance. The new decoration features modern conic lights hanging from the ceiling, and the seating arrangements offer islands with tables for two, three or four people, along with armchairs and comfortable sofas—all in different textiles and patterns—making it as private (by choosing a place in the corner for a rendezvous) or as social (by sitting in the middle and being seen by everyone who comes in) as you want it to be.
The menu also was reinvented to match the new elegant concept of The Lounge. The space was actually designed so that you can start with afternoon tea and continue your meeting with cocktails at sunset or right before your dinner. The afternoon tea offers a selection of scones, sandwiches, savories, sweets, éclairs, and cheesecakes. As the evening goes on, you can try the signature dishes created by the hotel’s executive chef, Bastian Mantey, including Wagyu burger three ways, Thai eggs Benedict, or the salmon carving trolley. For tea-lovers, tea master Daniela Santobuono has created a unique collection of tea blends combining exotic and traditional flavors to woo you away. Make sure to stay until the evening ritual of Champagne, and sip on one of the exclusive cocktails from the martini collection until midnight.