MANILA, APRIL 20, 2009
(STAR) Location, location, location: Shopping malls are around Amari. | Zoom MANILA, Philippines - We love going to Bangkok for three main reasons: shopping, shopping and more shopping. Of course we can name two more reasons: eating and relaxing.

Bangkok is the place for great finds at amazingly low prices. Good buys include fashion creations by local Thai designers and modern accessories for the home. It is also a food lover’s paradise. Oh-so-delicious Thai food is oh-so-affordable and consistent in taste everywhere you dine — be it a fastfood stand or a five-star restaurant.As for relaxing, Bangkok is one big spa, where good massage services are just around the corner — whether from a shopping mall or a ritzy resort.

One hotel that makes shopping, eating and relaxing so easily within reach is the five-star Amari Watergate Hotel which is centrally located adjacent to Bangkok’s bustling shopping and business district in Pratunam, with easy access to two Airport Expressways.

Just across Amari is Platinum Fashion Mall, a shopaholic’s paradise where you pay the wholesale price when you purchase three items from a shop. Also within walking distance are other malls: Isetan, Central World Plaza, Pratunam Centre and Pratunam Market. The Siam Paragon, Siam Shopping Center, Siam Square Shopping Mall and Mar Boon Krong Shopping Center are just around the corner. The famous Jatujak weekend market is just 20 minutes via one train ride.

For food tripping, Amari offers nine restaurants/ bars and an excellent 24-hour room service menu — Promenade, Heichinrou, Thai on 4, Grappino, Henry J. Bean’s Bar & Grill, Headlines Lobby Bar, Pool Bar, Amari Bakery, and the Executive Lounge.

Relaxation begins in 569 well-appointed rooms and suites featuring broadband Internet access and Wi-fi. There is a Clark Hatch fitness center, a swimming pool with jacuzzi and sundeck, the Sivara Spa and Sivara Salon, and a shopping arcade.

Amari general manager Pierre-Andre Pelletier proudly offers business travellers three executive floors with a private reception, 24-hour butler service and an executive lounge. Amari is also a favorite choice for banquets and conventions, with its well-equipped business center, offices for rent, parking for up to 700 cars and its facilities for an international convention for over 1,000 people.

Amari Watergate Hotel is located at 847 Petchburi Road, Bangkok 10400 with telephone +66(0)2653-9000 and telefax +66(0)2653-9045. E-mail watergate@amari.com, or visit its website www.amari.com. — Raya M. Mananquil

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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