Bangkok boasts many rooftop bars and restaurants, but a private one just for meetings and events? Westin Grande Sukhumvitâ€™s Altitude is possibly the only one in Sukhumvit if not the entire city.
Located on the hotelâ€™s 25th floor, it boasts an open kitchen, breakout area and a city-view terrace which also offers photoshoot opportunities a la Kate and Leonardo in the Titanic flying scene. Thatâ€™s when we discovered the hotel is literally shipshape.
The recent South-east Asia Hotel Investors Summit, which was held the hotel, didÂ cocktails there one evening. Altitude comfortably accommodated the crowd of some 200 pax. High ceiling, sweeping views of the city, a chic decor, good cocktails buffet and a live band were all it took to create a lively buzz among the participants.
The venue had also seen a VVIP dinner for just 20 pax. A long dinner table was set, and the kitchen cooked up an eight-course gourmet dinner while the bar served free flow of superb wines and champagne, said Corinne Janssen, cluster director of sales of marketing, giving an idea of how flexible Altitude could be for planners. Banquets could go up to 120 pax.
For meetings, it takes in up to 100 pax classroom style and 40 pax boardroom.
The hotelâ€™s general manager Peter Lucas said if you ran a rooftop bar and restaurant for the public, and kept having to close it for events, patrons would get turned off. A private, dedicated rooftop also enhances the hotelâ€™s offerings, which comprises 14 venues totalling over 1,725m2.
And, with a name like Altitude, just imagine the themes that can be offered to get incentive and meeting participants to aim higher and achieve more.
For a 3D virtual tour of Altitude, go to: www.westingrandesukhumvit.com/altitude.