Everybody’s favourite water splashing festival, Songkran falls in April and here are the events to attend throughout April 2014.
What: Starting early afternoon and ending late night, Ocean Bangkok is hosting its popular Sunday BBQ Brunch. Relax by the pool while tasting chef Jacobo’s Gastro Tapas BBQ, and sipping on some sparkling wine.
When: Every Sunday from 12 p.m. till late
Where: Ocean Bangkok at Livingstones Urban Boutique Resort (7 Sukhumvit Soi 33, Bangkok)
How much: THB 1,400 for two people (food only)
More info: 02 261 2800, www.oceanbangkok.com
What: Receive a dining discount equivalent to your age when celebrating birthday dinner at Parkview Restaurant.
When: Daily from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel (199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Bangkok)
How much: THB 1,600 net per person for food only; THB 150 net per person for free flow of fruit juices and soft drinks; THB 700 net per person for free flow of red/white/sparkling wine, draught beer, Mangin & Fils Champagne
More info: 02 261 9000 ext. 5004, www.queensparkdining.com
What: Omroom is offering a variety of sessions to be held by its in-house practitioners: tarot, yoga, Family Constellation (intuitive therapy), reiki, crystal healing, kids’ yoga, Healing Channels (energy healing), white light healing, qi gong, Light Ways (energy healing), meditation, and quantum chakra balancing. Simply book 24 hours in advance.
When: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Omroom (25 Soi Chidlom, Bangkok)
How much: Varies
More info: 081 4228171, www.omroom.net
What: Celebrate and enjoy Easter with treats and goodies at Chocolab.
When: From April 7 to April 20
Where: Chocolab (Sofitel So Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Road, Bangkok)
How much: Box of five Easter eggs THB 200; big chocolate rabbit THB 400; little chick THB 180; big Easter egg THB 300; colorful Easter egg THB 150; box of six colorful Easter eggs THB 780. All prices are net.
More info: 02 624 0000, firstname.lastname@example.org
What: In collaboration with KOLOUR KREW, W Bangkok is all set for the hottest pool party of the year, “W Songkran Pool Party with Alex Face,” this Songkran 2014.
When: April 14
Where: W Bangkok (106 North Sathorn Road, Bangkok)
How much: THB 700 net per person, including two complimentary drinks
More info: 02 344 4000, email@example.com
What: Thailand’s taxi app service, GrabTaxi, is offering discounts and giveaways to passengers who are heading home during the Thai New Year festival, Songkran.
When: From April 10 to April 16
Where: Through the GrabTaxi app
How much: THB 60 discount off the ride plus a free waterproof bag
More info: www.grabtaxi.com
What: The ancient Japanese traditions associated with Tango-no-Sekku or Kodomonohi, also known as “Boys’ Festival,” will be celebrated at Yamazato.
When: From April 27 to May 5
Where: Yamazato (The Okura Prestige Bangkok, Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road, Bangkok)
How much: Set lunch THB 800++; Kaiseki set dinner THB 3,000++; children’s set menu THB 350++
More info: 02 687 9000, firstname.lastname@example.org
What: In “Relax with Watercolours,” Associate Professor Sugree Kesornkessara depicts the different moods as reflected by landscapes at different times of the day.
When: From now until April 15, daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 137 Pillars House (2 Soi 1, Nawatgate Road, Chiang Mai)
How much: Free
More info: 053 247 788, www.137pillarshouse.com
What: Delectable sweets and savories, including free flow of tea and coffee.
When: Daily from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Milestones Lounge (Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, 33 Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin)
How much: THB 450 net per couple
More info: 032 538 999
What: Banyan Tree Gallery launches a new range of personal care products infused with lotus leaf and flower extracts: body lotion, body scrub, shower gel, and face mist.
Where: The Banyan Tree Gallery (21/100 South Sathon Road, Bangkok; 33 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang, Phuket)
How much: Lotus shower gel THB 650; lotus body scrub THB 750; lotus body lotion THB 750; lotus face mist THB 440
More info: www.banyantreegallery.com
What: This is a special month for all chocolate addicts, because Le Concorde Deli is presenting a special menu made out of chocolates only.
When: Daily during all of April, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Swissôtel Le Concorde Bangkok (204 Ratchadapisek Road, Bangkok)
How much: Mayan dark chocolate cake THB 120; chocolate coffee mousseline cake THB 130; dark chocolate mousse cake with cherries THB 130, and more.
More info: 02 694 2222 ext. 1550
What: Revive the music of B.B. King, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington to the rhythm of Pom Armstrong & Jazz Band at the American Heritage Jazz Sundays.
When: From now until May 26, 2014, starting 6 p.m. till late
Where: Roadhouse BBQ (942/1-4 Rama 4 Road, Bangkok)
How much: Varies
More info: 02 236 8010, www.roadhousebarbecue.com
What: Family Moments offers 50 percent off the cost of an adjoining room for children under 12 years old, who will also enjoy free dining from the kids’ menu or buffet, plus a range of amenities and programs, including The Peninsula Kids Academy’s collection of cultural and fun activities.
When: From now until December 20
Where: The Peninsula Bangkok (333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok)
How much: Varies
More info: 02 861 2388, email@example.com
What: Jojo is pleased to introduce Aperol and Italian tapas-style dishes on the terrace in the evenings.
When: Daily from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., during all the summer
Where: The St. Regis Bangkok (159 Rajadamri Road, Bangkok)
How much: Italian tapas start at THB 50++ per plate; Aperol spritz at THB 125++ per glass; evening package with free flow Aperol spritzes, Prosecco, beer, and selected cocktails at THB 495 ++ per person
More info: 02 207 7777, firstname.lastname@example.org
What: The exhibition features art pieces that reinterpret the silhouette of wood with mood installations in the water pond.
When: From now until July 31
Where: Street Lobby, Sofitel So Bangkok (2 North Sathorn Road, Bangkok)
How much: Free
More info: 02 624 0060, email@example.com