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Exploring the Many Tastes of Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel


Greeted with a smile - Concierge Chanyawat Ruchiratheekhakul in the spacious lobby


Innovative cuisine from around the world is available all year round at Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meriden Hotel.  Nestled on the city’s famous tree lined boulevard known to all and sundry as Wireless Road, but officially called Soi Witthayu (Radio Road in Thai), the hotel’s luminous tower looks out over the central downtown area of Ploenchit, the Sukhumvit Skytrain line and nearby Lumphini Park.

The large hotel contains 374 rooms and suites, and therefore provides wide ranging menus to suit all tastes.  From the haute cuisine of Reflexions French Restaurant, to the freshly grilled Japanese delights of Utage, diners can traverse the globe in culinary style, stopping off at destinations like Silk Road, for genuine Cantonese fare, Smooth Curry for a more traditional Thai experience and Rain Tree Café for buffets that feature the best of the rest, from a pasta cooking station to grilled seafood and a much sought after dessert range.

Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.


Khun Kullathida prepares the lunchtime buffet in Rain Tree Cafe


Quick Stop attendant Sanruatai Pansakul is always on hand to help guests choose which tea or coffee will accompany their cakes and pastries


Utage offers a full a la carte Japanese dining experience seven days a week


Utage has a full sized fresh sushi and sashimi station, above, but also serves freshly grilled teppanyaki cuisine


A view of the tranquil swimming pool from The View poolside snack bar


Smooth Curry serves Authentic Thai dishes from the four regions of the nation


A 14 person table setting in the Silk Road Cantonese Restaurant


The View provides al fresco snacks and drinks in cool shade beside the sun drenched pool terrace


Smooth Curry has intimate seating for couples plus dining on a grander scale in the main restaurant area


Icons of Thailand decorate Smooth Curry authentic Thai Restaurant


Fresh seafood on ice awaits lunchtime diners at Rain Tree Cafe's daily buffet