Bangkok’s luxury hotels to celebrate Loy Krathong festival
SO Sofitel Bangkok turns the infinity pool of The Water Club into the waterway you can float your krathong, while you feast on the exquisite four-course set menu (B1,800) featuring Thai delicacies like the starters of Thai mackerel miang bites, somtam with grilled chicken canape and mushroom larb salad; the creamy galagal soup of tiger prawn and mushroom; grilled fish marinated lemongrass and chili; and poached taro served with coconut ice cream.
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The Peninsula Hotel sets to throw the festive carnival at the riverside lawn comprising of fun activities such as krathong-making contest (and you’ll get to be the judge!) and beauty pageant competition alongside an array of an international buffet with Thai flair (B3,590).
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The famous fine-dining Thai establishment at Dusit Thani Bangkok will serve the special set dinner with the likes of pomelo salad with salmon and tuna and roasted pork ribs with pineapple sauce.
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One of Bangkok’s longest-standing hotel celebrates the Full Moon festival at Terrace Rim Nam (the alfresco part outside the hotel’s famous Thai restaurant Sala Rim Nam) with pop-up “markets” where you can feast on all-you-can-eat Thai delicacies (B4,500), while the opposite riverside terrace at the main wing goes barbeque with special Thai and international dishes reserved for the festival (B3,500).
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Special à la carte selections are created by Spice Market for the special events featuring dishes like deep-fried egg floss with chicken, shrimp and banana and the relish of banana blossom and grilled dish.
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The hotel rooftop restobar at the Avani Riverside Bangkok brings the modern touch to the centuries-old festival with the launch of Groovetop — Attitude’s monthly party dedicating to diverse musical genres of Bangkok’s artists and deejays. For the special Loy Krathong night, the hotel will welcome some of the city’s best-known deejays like Nemo Cools, Waltz and Cello. Special fireworks will be showcased as the finale to the party.
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Celebrate the Loy Krathong festival up on one of Bangkok’s most luxurious hotels with special activities such as krathong-making and Thai dessert workshops and Thai traditional performances with all-you-can-eat Thai delicacies coming with one complimentary drink (B1,750).
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