BANGKOK, THAILAND--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2013) - April in Thailand is one of the hottest months of the year, so what was once a largely traditional New Year's celebration has evolved to include the playful practice of throwing water.
Songkran, the traditional New Year's, takes place every April from the 13th to the 16th, and to celebrate, the luxury JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok is offering a Splash in Bangkok deal. Available for stays throughout the month of April, this special package includes:
- Daily breakfast buffet for two at Marriott Café
- Day Pass BTS Sky Train per person per stay
- Songkran kit including water gun, plastic cover for valuables and JW Marriott sunglass
The plastic cover will come in handy for visitors who plan to be part of the festivities or even venture out for a day of shopping, as anyone on the street is fair game for being drenched. During the celebration, locals hit the streets with water guns, hoses, buckets and anything else that can hold water, splashing each other and passersby. While this wasn't always the way to celebrate, water has always been part of marking the New Year and is said to symbolize the cleansing of bad things.
After a day out in the sun, return to this downtown hotel for a festive meal at one of its many restaurants; choose from Japanese, Chinese, steak and international cuisines in a variety of settings.
Rates for the Splash in Bangkok package start at THB 6,500++ a night and require a minimum two-night stay.
About the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok
Offering elegance, sophistication, style and service, the JW Marriott Bangkok is the perfect place for luxury travelers to call home. Located on fashionable Sukhumvit Road, this five-star hotel marries traditional Thai service with modern amenities to create an oasis in the heart of this pulsing city. A favorite with locals for great food, this hotel's various dining venues feature cuisine from nearby Japan and China, as well as flavors from across the globe. Bite into a succulent chop at New York Steakhouse, sip more than 100 varieties of sake at Tsu Bar or indulge a sweet tooth with pies, cakes and pastries at Bangkok Baking Company. For a treat of a different kind, the 24-hour JW's Health Club & Spa offers a full gym, personal training, full-service spa and complimentary fitness classes. Accommodations were created with the modern traveler in mind, whether it's work or play that brings them to Bangkok. Guest rooms feature a 32-inch LCD flat-panel TV, high-speed Internet access, Jack Pack plug-and-play system, safe, plush bed and minibar. Executive rooms are perfect for VIP guests and offer more space, upgraded amenities and access to the private lounge. While the lounge can host intimate meetings, those looking for event space on a grander scale can pick from more than 14,360 square feet of function space. Located near the BTS SkyTrain, getting around town -- from the Bumrungrad International Hospital to the Grand Palace -- is fast and easy.
JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok: 4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand; 66-2-6567700