This special time of the year gets even more memorable at The Sukhothai Bangkok, voted the Big Mango’s top hotel. Christmas celebration here means a Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at Colonnade (Bt 3,888++ per person; food only) Or a Special A La Carte and Tasting Menu at La Scala on Christmas Eve and December 25th. The Chocolate Buffet at the Lobby Lounge is always a winner (Bt1,300++ per person; 24-26 Dec; 2pm-5pm). Colonnade has a New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner at Bt4,888++ per person (food only) for the New Year’s Celebration. This includes countdown by the pool with a live band and a lucky draw. La Scala offers a special a la carte menu. Plus, The Sukhothai has a ticketed entrance for its New Year’s Eve Fireworks Countdown Show at Bt1000 net per person (11pm to 1am). The only city hotel with its own fireworks show.
Centara Grand at CentralWorld Bang in the heart of Bangkok, Centara Grand at CentralWorld is a great place to get the party started. Uno Mas hosts its annual “Spanish Surf & Turf Celebration” (Bt 7,555++ per person; 7pm-1am), an all-inclusive buffet with stacks of seafood on ice, unlimited gourmet tapas, Mediterranean-inspired mains and free flow G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Magnum Champagne (and other beverages).
Red Sky Restaurant is the spot for an 8-course “Gala Dinner with a G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne bottle per couple (Bt 11,999++ per person; 7pm-2am). In addition, the Red Sky “Countdown Party” at the Red Sky Mezzanine (Bt 1,999++ per person; 7pm – 2am) on New Year’s – offers stunning 360-degree views of the fireworks when the clock strikes midnight. The entrance fee includes a glass of.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Brut per person and party favours. CRU Champagne Bar is hosting an exclusive Countdown Party. The entrance fee (Bt 7,999++ per person; 9pm-2am) includes unlimited p G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Brut and Mumm Olympe Rose Champagne and nibbles all night long.
Aloft Bangkok’s Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebration takes the form of a seafood buffet (crabs, prawns, rock lobsters, oysters, mussels and more) at Crave at THB 1,699 net per person. Or celebrate the New Year at Crave restaurant with a ‘All that glitters’ special New Year’s Eve seafood themed buffet dinner at THB 1,899 net per person. To book, call +662 207 7000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Elephant Christmas. Chef Nooror Somany Steppe of the Blue Elephant Group has created a 5-course ‘Tinker Bell Set Menu’ for Christmas Eve at Bt 1,980++ plus per person featuring local and organic produce. Start the meal with Green Curry Croquette Cheese, River Prawn Salad with Herbs and Tamarind Foie Gras Des Landes for appetisers. Follow with a delicious soup - Snow Fish Tom Kha Lotus and for main course choose from Chilli Crab, Tinker Bell Chicken Wings or Roasted Duck in Red Curry with pineapple. For dessert there is Lod Chong Avocado and Jasmine Chestnut Cake.
W Bangkok has eclectic culinary offerings. The celebration includes: W Does XMAS Brunch extravaganza with free-flow wine, beer, and a comprehensive cocktail selection; Festive Afternoon Tea and New Year’s Eve Dinner Set Menu and Fresh-off-the-ocean Seafood Platter at Bt 3,500++ per person inclusive of free-flow alcoholic beverages (12,30pm-4pm; The Kitchen Table). Head to Paii for the New Year Countdown Garden Party, 5pm onwards. Indulge in an exquisite 6-course set menu in the glamorous setting of The House on Sathorn or al fresco at Paii’s central garden (Bt 3,200++/person).
Siam Kempinski has the party going at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, a one-Michelin-star restaurant. The journey begins with ‘street food’ nibbles, followed by a 6-course Christmas Day Lunch journey (Bt 3,000++ per person). The New Year’s Eve 10-course set dinner comes with a glass of champagne for the countdown (Bt 5,200++ per person).