Whether it is taking up the glam factor by several notches or planning a cosy meeting that makes your attendees feel right at home, the team at Sofitel Sukhumvit Bangkok has the ideas. M&C Asia finds out how you can get the best out of the venue.
1. The foyer on the third floor, stylishly designed like the rest of the hotel to evoke a residential feel through the use of comfortable seating and bookshelves filled with encyclopaedias, novels, old classics, can be used for many purposes. These include cocktail evenings, themed coffee breaks, and even the team-building discipline of cooking classes - there is a small pantry and open kitchen at the back.
2. Settings are key to a successful event and few could be as cool, novel, or provocative as an art gallery. The ground floor S-Gallery, created as part of the lobby renovation, can host receptions for up to 50 people, or intimate dinners for small groups. The exhibitions of contemporary art change every two months and will certainly help to kick-start chatter if the conversation ever flags.
3. For an equally imaginative, and filling, alternative to the traditional conference-room executive get-together, book out the entire L'Appart, or arrange a private dinner for 35-40 people in the living room section of the restaurant.
4. The grand ballroom on the seventh floor is, as the name suggests, an impressive space, but what truly sets it apart is the lighting-panels of creamy, gorgeously veined alabaster backlit with lighting that can be changed between seven different colours, depending on the mood, theme, or corporate colours related to the function.