Bangkok, 28 September 2018 – Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has celebrated its eighth anniversary with a remarkable “Khon”performance by members of the Fine Arts Department at the Ministry of Culture.
The evening began with a lighting ceremony conducted by the hotel’s famous “Lady in Red.”
The traditional Thai classical masked dance, “Khon” is based upon Ramayana (or Ramakien Epic). The perforamnce, which took place in the lobby on Thursday, 28 September, was accompanied by narrators and a traditional “Pipphat”ensemble playing Thai music on wind and percussion instruments.
Hotel guests and visitors witnessed the performance and toasted the spectacular eighth anniversary after a welcome speech by General Manager Alex Pichel.
About Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok: On 27 September 2010, Kempinski Hotels; Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, opened its first property in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the city-resort adjacent to Sra Pathum Palace, located in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment district.
The luxury five-star hotel combines Kempinski’s trademark of European flair with the traditions of Thai hospitality. Every one of the hotel’s 401 guest rooms and suites overlooks the properties surrounding gardens and pools and 21 rooms have direct access to the pool. Thai artistic heritage is a key theme of the Siam Kempinski Hotel. The property displays 4,000 pieces of art, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned to create art for the property. A new website will soon be launched to showcase the amazing talents of Thai artists. www.kempinski.com/bangkok
About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 74 five-star hotels and residences in 32 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.