Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
The convenience at its best
Since the grand opening of Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, the only official airport hotel, has stood side by side the airport and offered excellent service catering to the needs of countless guests from all over the world. The editorial team of 360° Asia Source Magazine had a chance to experience all the conveniences of hotel’s impressive service, of which we could frankly say that Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is more than just another airport hotel and has proven itself a center of expedition indeed.
This 612-room hotel has abundance of facilities to offer from superb 5 restaurants to the international brand VOUS spa famous for its jet-lag therapy, swimming pool surrounded by tropical garden with pool bar, fully-equipped fitness center with sauna and steam room, the business center with secretarial services and various meeting rooms for conferences and weddings. The hotel’s Grand Ballroom alone could accommodate guests for up to 1,200 persons. Furthermore, the guests and organizers could reap the benefits of hotel’s having a Grand Ballroom on the ground floor next to loading area, launching products of large size such as cars or tractors, making it the top choice for organizing such events.
Apart from that, the hotel’s 5 restaurants that are Sala Thai, Kinsen Japanese Restaurant, The Square serving international buffet, Le Gourmet and Golden Village Chinese Restaurant are worth visiting, particularly the Chinese restaurant. For those who are so fond of having delightful Cantonese meal at Lok Hwa Hin (at Novotel Siam), your dining experience here would be equally exquisite for both hotels are owned by the same group of investor. So both restaurants are managed by the same team of chef. Therefore, the deliciousness and sumptuousness of the food and the freshness of ingredients are guaranteed. For those who are craving for yummy food at an affordable price, we strongly recommend Dim Sum buffet for which the restaurant is famous. But please don’t forget to make a reservation in advance, otherwise you might have to go back home empty-handed (considering the long queue of customers waiting to be served).
But for those who are looking for a place to chill out while waiting for a flight or to entertain guests, you can do so at the Atrium Lounge which offers very nice music, lovely drinks and delicious snacks. On the day we paid a visit to the hotel, we had a chance to try “Banger and Mash” which is the lounge’s monthly promotion. The chef’s home-made sausages were so delicious that we (all sausage lovers) unanimously gave a thumb up.
But the real highlight that reflects the hotel’s attention to details and commitment to deliver the best service and utmost convenience to all guests is “24 Hours Flexi”. With no set check-in time, guests can arrive at any time and check out 24 hours later, as well as receive the usual breakfast meal adjusted to any buffet of the day. Moreover, the so called “Fresh-up rooms” are provided for guests travelling on late flights and wanting to take a rest for 3-4 hours before moving on, with special room rate that is much cheaper than normal one.
Being an official airport hotel, which means it is situated right next to the airport terminal, hotel guests can easily take a 5-minute stroll to the airport via air-conditioned underground walkway or take a short ride in the 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle van service from gate 4 at the arrival terminal on 2nd floor. Better still, they could take a 15-minute ride to the city via the Airport Rail Link Express or ask the concierge to arrange the transportation and take care of their baggage.
But one thing that took our notice the moment we stepped into the hotel was the art elements that appeared here and there all over hotel. Sometimes it comes in the form of an art studio selling unique Asian artworks, or an art exhibition. On the day we visited, there was an art exhibition in the middle of the lobby which beautifully displayed 99 drawings of His Majesty the King’s portraits to celebrate his birthday. All of them were the work of 9 renowned artists which we found extremely enchanting. This is the hotel’s brilliant idea to organize art exhibition of various kinds all year round, thus lifting the entire spirit of the hotel and making it stand out against the crowd.
Since every road leads to Suvarnabhumi, the new international airport is not too far for us anymore. Therefore, Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel has emerged as a fine choice for everyone who looks for the conveniences of superior service that could cater to every need, literally.