Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok brings the traditional Christmas Market to the heart of Bangkok delighting shoppers with hard-to-find European sweets and exclusive items from now until mid-January.
In the majestic 14-metre-tall lobby of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, a festive little gathering is taking place. Here at Kempinski Christmas Market, the charming ambience of a European Christmas market is mimicked with a six-metre-high Christmas tree surrounded by gingerbread stalls. One gingerbread house showcases and sells a variety of imported as well as homemade goodies which can be wrapped into a beautiful customised hamper basket. Many of the items can only be found here, such as organic lotus tea, aromatic coconut jam, and “Stollen”, a special kind of Christmas cake which has been a tradition inextricably linked with Christmas and Christmas markets since 1471. The other gingerbread house offers freshly made waffles and spice wine. The delicious aromas of warm waffles and spices permeate the air contributing to the festive vibe of December and January.
As a highlight for little guests, Santa Claus will visit the Christmas market every day from 6 December to 25 December (16:00-22:00 on weekdays and 14:00-20:00 on weekends).
For Europeans, the Christmas markets have been an indispensable part of Christmas for several centuries. They originated in the 15th century in Dresden, Germany, when in 1434 the Duke of Dresden allowed a market one day prior to Christmas Eve. Since then, people have had the privilege of buying their festive food at such markets. As the years passed, various artisans also joined the market. Though it is likely that there were similar events held even before Dresden in some larger cities, Dresden’s Christmas markets are renowned for being the first to set the atmosphere that still prevails today.
Siam Kempinski Hotel, the city-resort adjacent to Sa Pathum Palace, is part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels. Every one of the hotel’s 303 rooms and suites overlooks the surrounding gardens and pools, and 21 rooms have direct access to the pool. It also houses 98 serviced residences for long-stay guests.
Thai artistic heritage is a key theme of the Siam Kempinski Hotel. The property will display over 4,000 pieces of art, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned by the property.
The Kempinski name is proudly borne by a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski has built its reputation on the belief that exclusivity and individuality are key elements of true luxury. Each year, an increasing number of guests come to appreciate these qualities, as Kempinski adds new hotels and resorts in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. While this growth reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand, the collection will remain a limited one, where exclusivity can be nurtured and individuality can flourish.
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For more information:
Jee Hoong Tan • Director of Sales & Marketing • Director of Sales & Marketing
Sipim Sugunnasil • Senior Public Relations Manager
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
991/9 Rama I Road Pathumwan • Bangkok 10330 • Thailand
Tel +66 2 162 9000 • Fax +66 2 162 9009
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