There are four main sections to the lounge. A small ‘no mobile phone’ library is tucked away opposite the entrance, with a workstation with computer and complimentary internet access (WiFi is free as well). The center of the lounge has a range of tables and chairs around a central area where a number of food presentations are served throughout the day. Breakfast is from 6.30am to 10.30am (11.00am on weekends and holidays), with cocktails and canapés from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Refreshments and snacks you can find at any time.
Outside you see the urban maze of Bangkok, with the green interruption of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club in its middle.
To the left as you walk in is a lounge area with sofas, with a similar area at the opposite end of the lounge having a large table with stools around it to create extra work space.
If you need something stronger than coffee and eggs any style from the live cooking station to get rid of the jetlag you inevitably end up with on the way over to Thailand, or if your Hangover II-style stay is catching up with you, the hotel’s i.sawan spa has your back.
It has designed a number of Bangkok Recovery Retreats, which will bring you back to life through a two-hour mix of three treatments: a massage, facial, and oxygen inhalation therapy. Using medical-grade oxygen, fifteen minutes of deep breaths will offset all that time inhaling recycled airplane air. The facial will rehydrate your skin, while the massage will put your spine and shoulders right from those hours contorting yourself into uncomfortable positions to get some sleep at 30,000 feet. Retreats run at 6,500THB ($200).
We found a Club King Room with access to the Grand Club lounge for 7120THB ($220) in May, but various packages and specials are available.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]