Novotel Suvarnabhumi hotel is open for business
The official hotel of Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, opened September 1st in preparation for the official opening of the airport on September 28th.
The ultra-modern hotel is located just a three-minute walk from the airport’s main terminal connected by a 200 metre, air-conditioned underground walkway. A direct rail link currently under construction will connect the hotel to existing transport systems, downtown Bangkok and its central business districts by early 2008.
The Novotel features 612 rooms in two square-shaped five-storey buildings, covering 10.5 hectares, with large open atrium areas in the centre of each structure. The two buildings are also joined by another massive glass atrium designed as the hotel lobby. With a lobby covering 2,800sqm five-stories in height, the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel boasts the largest hotel lobby in the world.
The unique design allows for greater environmental control and incorporates the outdoor atrium areas for swimming and recreation.
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is aiming to establish itself as the airport’s premium dining area with four restaurants and a bar. The Novotel brand’s innovative all day dining outlet, The Square, serves a variety of popular Western and Asian dishes from an open show kitchen a la minute, showcasing world cuisine with monthly food promotions and specials. Authentic Thai cuisine is offered at Sala Thai Pavilion, while guests can enjoy a choice of either Cantonese cuisine at Gold Village Chinese Restaurant or Sushi and Teppanyaki at Kinsen Japanese Restaurant. The hotel’s Atrium Terrace Lobby Lounge adds a perfect venue to unwind and relax.
leisure facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens, fitness centre, extensive spa facilities, beauty salon, shopping arcade, Dolfi Kid’s Corner and babysitting service.
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel caters to Bangkok’s growing meeting and event markets with more than 2,400sqm of space including a pillar-less ballroom for up to 800 people and 6 additional meeting rooms. It is also well positioned for delegates attending events at the nearby BITEC Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The hotel joins an extensive network of over 60 Accor airport hotels in 18 countries, including 20 under the Novotel brand. These include hotels at some of the world’s busiest airports in cities such as Paris, London, Frankfurt, Chicago and Sydney.
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is one of the few Accor’s major airport hotels opened in Asia in the last several years following the opening of Novotel Citygate near Hong Kong International Airport in 1998. Pullman Baiyun Airport Guangzhou, which opened in 2007 and Novotel Taipei Taoyuan Airport opened in 2009.
According to Accor Asia Pacific Managing Director Michael Issenberg, Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport sets a new standard for four-star hotels in Bangkok, and will make a significant contribution to Thailand’s tourism industry which is enjoying unprecedented growth.
“Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel will be a stylish addition to the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport and its opening reflects the growing importance of Bangkok as the primary entry point to the country and Southeast Asia as a whole, with the hotel providing an ideal base for visiting business, leisure or transit travelers, as well as being a major new venue for conferences and events.”
A side benefit of the opening of the new airport will be the close proximity of Pattaya, a famous Thai beach destination that has recently completely upgraded its image, attractions and tourism infrastructure. Pattaya will now be just over an hour’s drive from the airport, and two Accor hotels – the Sofitel-managed Garden Cliff Resort & Spa and Mercure Pattaya – have opened in the past year to cater for the growth in domestic and international visitor numbers.
Opening rates for the hotel begin at Baht2380++ per night, valid till the airport officially opens on 28 September, when the rates will start from Baht3380++ per night. Packages including spa treatments and added extras will also be available.
Bookings for the new Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel and other Accor hotels in Thailand can be made via www.accorhotels.com/asia , via travel agents or Accor Reservations.
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel – contact details:
Racha-Taeva, Bangpli , Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand
Tel : +66 2 131 1111
Fax: +66 2 131 1188