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Metropolitan Bangkok launches Nine New Leisure Packages

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Tuesday, 1 April 2008

The Metropolitan Bangkok has launched nine new packages. Suitable for both the short break market and international traveller, each package is focused on a unique experience thats matched to a particular sensibility, from fashion to health to getting under the skin of Thailands ancient capital. Value-for-money is built into each offer, and might include decadent gift items or access to places which are otherwise generally off limits. Their launch follows the success of 10 similar packages inaugurated in 2007 by the Metropolitan London, sister to the Metropolitan Bangkok.

The nine new packages for the Metropolitan Bangkok are based on two sharing (rates for single travellers are also available). Prices are subject to tax and service charge. Unless specified, accommodation is in a Metropolitan Room.

Bangkok in Style. This package offers the best of Bangkok concentrated into a perfectly tuned three-night stay. The experience begins with a private limousine at the airport, and in your room, a chilled bottle of Champagne.

During your stay, a one-day city tour will give you a heady fix of the main historical sites, including the Grand Palace and Siam Niramit Thai Cultural Show (followed by dinner). Go deeper into the culture by seeing some Muay Thai Boxing; alternatively, take part in a hands-on Thai cookery class. And just to ensure youre sartorially satisfied, the hotel will arrange an appointment with one of the citys best tailors. The package also includes dinner for two at Cyan, a COMO Shambhala massage for two and daily breakfast. Available from US$1,350 per room for three nights.

Global Explorer. This package is the ideal stop-over for travellers on their way to explore Indochinas gems, including Thailands beaches, Cambodia and Vietnam. Not only does it provide respite from a long-haul flight; it also ensures you get a taste of the region and a hit of Bangkok a city not to be passed over. Based on a two-night stay, this value-for-money deal includes a one-day city tour, two complimentary Martinis, tickets to Muay Thai Boxing or a hands-on Thai cookery class. To fend off any jet lag, choose from a Thai or COMO Shambhala massage for two. The package also includes breakfast, which can be savoured at Cyan or Glow. Available from US$880 per room for two nights.

COMO Shambhala Reviver. This package is designed for couples or friends looking for wellbeing and respite from the urban hubbub. The Metropolitans spa package repairs you from head to toe on a one-night stay that focuses on downtime at the hotels COMO Shambhala Urban Escape (with mentors like Donna Karan and international Yoga teacher Rodney Yee, expect one of the worlds best city spas). The package includes herbal tea and fresh fruit as well as a COMO Shambhala gift set in your room on arrival, a COMO Shambhala massage for two and participation in the daily complimentary Yoga/stretch class. Enjoy a greater sense of wellness with breakfast for two at Glow where superfoods fill the nutritionally rich menu. Available from US$530 per room for two nights.

Tote-to-Toe Shopping Experience. With its prime location just minutes from the citys main shopping areas, the Metropolitan Bangkok is perfectly poised for a hit of retail therapy in one of Asias most dynamic capitals. This package includes the service of a personal driver for a five-hour shopping tour. Just name your favourite stores and our luxury air-conditioned car will take you there, meaning theres no need to hunt for a taxi and carry your bags from shop to shop. Back at the hotel, revitalise those weary feet with a Reflexology treatment before retreating to the Met Bar for a post-shopping Martini. Available from US$375 per room, per night.

Seduce me at the Met. This is a modern interpretation of the classic romance package. Upon arrival, a box of chocolates and an indulgent COMO Shambhala massage oil gift set are waiting in your room. Follow with some more serious pampering specifically, a COMO Shambhala massage for two at the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape in the privacy of our couples massage suite. Round off with a candlelit dinner beside the pool at Cyan, which is the hotels headline gourmet restaurant. The hotel will include a bottle of wine, and in the morning, should you be in the mood for more indulgence, enjoy a Champagne breakfast delivered to your room. A fabulous gift to surprise him or her. Available from US$560 per room, per night.

Ready for Business. At the Metropolitan we believe in stress-free business travel. Thats why Cond Nast Traveller magazine named us among the worlds top business hotels in 2007. Our two-night package offers the sleek and efficient tools this kind of traveller requires: roundtrip limousine transfers from the airport, complimentary broadband internet in your room and a good location close to Bangkoks business district. And after a hard-days work, enjoy a relaxing Thai or COMO Shambhala massage for one hour, watch a complimentary in-room movie and spend your US$30 credit voucher in the Met Bar, Cyan or Glow restaurants. Available from US$510 for two nights in a City Room, based on single occupancy.

Party Like a Rock Star Sleep Like a Baby. Kick-off the evening with a complimentary Martini in the exclusive members-only Met Bar. The hotel's concierge will be happy to assist with planning the rest of the night, whether you stay with the Mets party crowd or go out downtown. Complimentary smoothies and coffee will be delivered to your room in the morning, and you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast after an indulgent lie-in. Check-out is a late 2pm. To remember the party, take home an exclusive Met Bar gift. Available from US$280 per room, per night.

Excess at the Met. For the ultimate extravagance, this package loads on the extras: chilled Champagne in your suite on arrival, a personal butler on call, roundtrip limousine transfers from the airport, an indulgent COMO Shambhala massage for two, a deluxe city tour of Bangkok with a chauffeur driven limousine and professional guide, a seven-course dinner served in a private area of Cyan and a bottle of premium spirit for personal use in the Met Bar during your stay. Available from US$1,360 for two nights in an Executive Suite.

Good Morning Bangkok. This package a simple, well-priced overnight stay inclusive of breakfast is aimed at individuals who want complete flexibility during their visit. Available at US$185 per room, per night.

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