If you’ve visited Thong Lor recently, you will have noticed the new Hotel Nikko Bangkok erected in a prominent and tall position on the corner of Thong Lor and Sukhumvit. Occupying a large space of one of the city’s most vibrant business and tourist districts, the hotel structure is designed as a remarkable and abstract representation of a beautiful blossoming flower. The hotel’s location is fitting, as the area is well-known for its vibrant Japanese community, accommodating tourists on holiday from Japan and being a home for many Japanese expats living and working in Thailand. 

Having been in its soft opening stage for some time, it was finally last week that over 200 guests celebrated the grand opening of the area’s newest hotel. The occasion was honoured by notable names such as HE Mr Apisak Tantivorawong, Minister of Finance, HE Mr Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Thailand, Mr Dejo Eamcheerangkoon, as well as a number VIP guests and celebrities who all enjoyed the night’s spectacles and vibrant offerings.

As they arrived at the hotel’s 4th floor, guests were welcomed by a Nikko Mascot in an elephant costume and a dazzling display of a Sakura tree and a beautiful picture booth. Guests were led into the elegantly decorated Fuji Grand Ballroom to enjoy a special five-course menu with live entertainment. The night saw fine Japanese-inspired cuisine, ladies dressed in kimonos, a live drum beating session by acrobatic martial artists and a live Japanese-inspired fashion show that wowed guests.

The landmark hotel is owned by Grand Tower Inn and managed by Nikko International. Featuring over 300 type of rooms from superior to premier, executive and grand suites, the property is also a prime place to gather for Japanese dining or for the sake of business meetings.

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Hotel Nikko Bangkok's exterior
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Acrobatic martial artists were drumming to mark the occasion
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Thammasak and Pornpisuit Eamsherangkul
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The ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion

From left to right, Mr Toshihiro Ogita, Mr Decho Eamsherangkul, H.E Mr Apisak Tantivorawong, H.E. Mr Ambassador Shiro Sadoshima, Mr Choon Hin Tan and Mr Takahisa Hatakeyama.

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The night was on theme with a beautiful Japanese-inspired dance
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The hotel's lobby
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A Premier Corner Room
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The Oases restaurant serves up a varied a la carte menu featuring Asian and international signature dishes.
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The event took place in the Fuji Grand Ballroom

Located on Thonglor, 27 Soi Sukhumvit 55, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, 10110. For further information, please visit www.nikkobangkok.com.

Catherine Napalai Faulder
Catherine is Bangkok born and bred and knows the angles of the city and its people very personally. You'll often catch her writing about the upsides of Thainess, the richness and diversity of Bangkok's third cultures and the true meaning of wellness.