BANGKOK — A dash of art, a pinch of wine and cheese, a dose of Thai street food and a measured amount of sightseeing have been stirred together to form an enticing new MICE package at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.
The ‘Gourmet Small-Business Getaway’ is aimed at groups of 15 to 50 people looking for the ideal three-day, four-night mixture of business and pleasure in Asia’s most intoxicating city.
Basic ingredients of the delectable new promotion include three nights in a Luxury Club Millésime Room, Thai- or French-themed coffee breaks and preferred pricing on spa treatments, food and beverage.
But it’s the array of additional perks that distinguish the deal.
On arrival day, guests are treated to an exclusive art appreciation cocktail hour with Martin Gerlier, curator of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit’s new art gallery, S Gallery.
The only art gallery inside a hotel in Bangkok, S Gallery features a new exhibition every two months by one of the world’s most talented artists.
On day two, the spotlight shifts to chef Jerome Deconinck, who helms the kitchen for L’Appart, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit’s stylish rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge.
Over the course of 90 minutes, and through numerous taste tests, the seasoned chef will teach everyone how to pair wine and cheese perfectly.
The educational experience starts at 4:30 p.m. and takes place at La Fromagerie, the capacious cheese room that adorns a corner of the hotel’s all-day dining venue, Voilà!
From 7 to 8 o’clock, guests are treated to a selection of creative cocktails on L’Appart’s wrap-around terrace, one of the city’s most popular spots from which to watch day turn to night.
The heart of the escape comes next, on day three, when the group is taken off-site to explore some of Bangkok’s most compelling cultural attractions.
The day-long excursion begins with a trip to Wat Pho, the city’s largest temple. Then it’s on to the famed Grand Palace, a dazzling collection of centuries-old buildings.
From there, a long-tail boat awaits, ready to take passengers on an exhilarating canals tour that ends at Wat Arun, an iconic, 80-metre tower on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
The day concludes with dinner at Asiatique Riverfront Night Market, home to a smorgasbord of local food vendors serving up culinary favourites from all over Thailand.
“There’s a reason that, year in and year out, Bangkok leads the list of the world’s most popular destinations,” said William Haandrikman, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit’s general manager. “The Gourmet Small-Business Getaway makes that point exactly.”
The 'Gourmet Small-Business Getaway’ is priced at THB 42,190 (about USD 1,635) net per person and is valid until March 2016. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information about the promotion, or to make a booking, contact the sales team at email@example.com or +66 (0) 2126-9999, ext. 7124.