The city of Bangkok came alive on Friday February 8 with the impressive launch party for The Continent Hotel, Bangkok. Celebrities, models and the cream of the city’s business community over 450 people in total – came together to celebrate this new five-star hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s busiest and most happening location. The Continent Hotel, Bangkok promised to transport guests to new worlds to formally debut their stunning building – and the month-old establishment truly surpassed those expectations.
“The Continent Hotel Bangkok is proud and honored to have hosted such a fine event, enjoyed by so many. Our aim was to showcase this hotel as the elegant, modern and captivating location that it is and I believe we achieved that,” Mr. Zaki Baz, General Manager of the Continent Hotel, Bangkok says of the occasion.
Beginning with an exclusive media briefing and tour, by 6:30pm guests began arriving in their hundreds for a chance to enjoy the centrally-located Asoke hotel and the sumptuous food, drinks and entertainment in store. Celebrities including the beautiful Ms. Bowie Atthama, stunning cover girl Ms. Woonsen Virithipa and actor Lek Teeradetch lent their star-power to the attractive crowd.
Held over four levels, the party was based upon the themes used within the hotel – Ocean, Desert, Space and Forest – to transform fine Italian restaurant Medinii, H2O Pool Bar and double-level lounge, Axis & Spin, into a tantalizing party center.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was the beautiful TV personality Ms. Panita Boonyakiet who was dressed in F Fashion couture wear. She welcomed guests with the hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Baz, and the hotel’s owners, Mr. Boonrith, Mr. Montri and Mrs. Rachanee Sirinarinthon into the desert-themed Medinii. Entertainment here featured professional belly dancer, Hadassa, who hypnotized with her undulating moves, while a striking female James Bond interacted with guests.
Also gracing the floor of Medinii was the élite Ralph Lauren Time Pieces Lounge sponsored by S.T. Dimension Watch Boutique.
Visitors were treated to delectable international cuisine, while enjoying Avant-garde cocktails in The Continent’s four logo colors featuring innovative ingredients like fresh cinnamon quills, orchids, Thai basil and more. Beverages were sponsored by Thailand's premiere wine and spirits importer, Diageo Moet Hennessy Thailand.
Rising to H2O Pool Bar at level 37, the open-air location became an aquatic paradise. The Greek Islands inspired site, with its own vine forest, played host to a crowd pleasing gold-laden female Poseidon, an ethereal mermaid and an entrancing Poison Ivy.
Then at level 38, chic Axis Bar became outer space with original lighting treatments to emulate stars and galaxy-inspired cocktails to dance on the palate. Here, alluring Andromeda held pride of place elegantly chained to the feature spiral staircase.
Finally, at the very top of the building was the aptly themed ‘Heaven’ at Spin Bar. DJ Cleo P kept the dance floor pumping while body-painted Athena, the Greek goddess of war, and Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and pleasure, came to life amongst the clouds 39 floors up, overlooking the city lights.
Stylish guests mingled between the unique levels as drinks flowed. Lasting into the small hours of the morning, The Continent Hotel Bangkok’s launch party was without a doubt the hottest place to be. Ending the night in style, all guests were thanked for their attendance with extravagant gift bags from sponsors.
“The Continent Hotel Bangkok would like to extend our gracious thanks to our generous sponsors, Diageo Moet Hennessy Thailand, Bel Perfumes, S.T Dimensions, F fashion and Genesis Skin Klinik,” Mr. Baz says. “It was a fantastic night that will be remembered for years to come.”