Outstanding Views of Bangkok from Shama
Lakeview Asoke - Interview with Sukamal Mondal, GM
There is no shortage of hotels and serviced
apartments to choose from when visiting Bangkok. Throw Airbnb into
the mix, and you have more choices today than ever before.
The decision of where to stay will ultimately boil down to price,
amenities, location and quality, or a mixture thereof.
One aspect of a hotel stay that should
never be forgotten however, is the view.
While many properties offer outstanding views of
part of the city, few, if any, can offer you unobstructed views of
almost the entire city whilst still being in the heart of Bangkok.
And that's what makes the Shama Lakeview Asoke on Sukhumvit
Soi 16 truly unique.
Located just a short walk from the Asoke
Skytrain and Sukhumvit MTR stations, the Lakeview rooms at the
Shama offer such stunning and memorable views of this colourful
city that they will stay with you for a long time after you have
Plus, as all the rooms in the property are
designed as serviced apartments or studios, they all feature
a very high quality mattress and pillows, a washing machine, small kitchenette and a large refrigerator
with separate freezer compartment making them perfect for those
with families, those who like to travel light, or for those
travellers who simply appreciate the more comprehensive facilities and
more homely feel than what most hotels offer.
With this in mind, Steven Howard of
TravelNewsAsia.com sat down with
Sukamal Mondal, General Manager
of the Shama Lakeview Asoke, to ask him more about the property.
In this interview, filmed in the hotel's lobby
on 14 June 2019, Khun Sukamal tells us what makes Soi 16 an
attractive place to stay, what there is to do in the neighbourhood,
whether there is any street food available, how their electronic vehicle shuttle service operates, and how the
new electronic Scoota service has been received by guests and
which nationalities are using them the most.
You will also learn how the room types in the
two different wings differ, which markets the Shama Lakeview Asoke
has attracted in its first 18 months of operations, and where the
property will focus its sales efforts for the rest of this year
Khun Sukamal also tells us how serviced
apartments differ from hotel rooms, shares his thoughts on the
current staffing issue facing the global hospitality industry, and tells us
what he thinks about Airbnb. All that and much, much more in the
video and podcast below.
Shama Lakeview Asoke - Interview with Sukamal Mondal,