10 Jul 2024 By AK

Uncovering 7 Blissful highlights in the heart of the old capital of Thailand

1Ideal Location
Just a short one-hour drive from Bangkok, Centara Ayutthaya is a new destination located in the heart of the province. Promising the ultimate convenience, whether it be for travel, shopping, relaxing or business, Centara Ayutthaya is just a stone’s throw from the city’s Unesco World Heritage sites and popular tourist destinations. Ayutthaya’s government complex and industrial park are also located nearby.
Throughout their stay, diners will be able to savour Thai and global cuisine at the House of Kin, the elegant restaurant with open kitchens where guests can enjoy daily breakfast, fulfilling lunches and memorable evening meals. Alternatively, they can grab freshly-brewed coffee, refreshing drinks and pastries at Summer Coffee, the popular local café concept which has been integrated into the hotel’s lobby, or unwind in style at Diwa Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, the 20th floor venue that offers Thai fusion food and a live band every weekend.

The rooftop infinity pool is an exquisite setting to chill out with skyline views, while the fully-equipped fitness centre offers invigorating workouts. For meeting planners, three function spaces can stage events ranging from intimate board meetings to grand gatherings with up to 250 delegates.

2. Ayutthaya’s tallest hotel featuring a rooftop pool and panoramic views
On the rooftop of Ayutthaya’s tallest hotel, with stunning panoramic views of the city, a vibrant infinity pool awaits workout enthusiasts, or just unwind in a private poolside cabana.

3. Contemporary design with a touch of historic Ayutthaya
Centara Ayutthaya is a perfect blend of modern design and historic Thai touches. Check out the impressive design based on the concept of Land and River to represent the town’s geographical origin.

  • Step back in time with the hotel’s structure, inspired by Ayutthaya’s architectural elements to paint a picture of the old capital through a white rectangular pattern inspired by the stacks of overlapping red bricks from the Ayutthaya era. The eye-catching golden recesses over the facade serve as a time machine taking guests back to the glory of the olden days, while the hotel’s red-brick accents journey through art pieces around the hotel, as well as the elevator hall, corridor carpets and guestrooms.
  • Guests can immerse in the unique objets d’art exclusively crafted for Centara Ayutthaya; don’t miss especially the glittering Chedi-inspired masterpiece in the lobby that spells the city’s prosperity. Guestrooms are adorned with antique-style lamps, paintings that tell stories of Ayutthaya, and classic wooden latched windows seen in traditional Thai houses.
  • Unwind in lush gardens reminiscent of Ayutthaya’s olden days. Verdant walkways replicate a winding river, while the garden is decorated with earth-toned balcony-like terracotta tiled walls.

4Discover dining variety all in one place
An all-in-one dining haven featuring restaurants, cafés, party spots and rooftop bars for all food lovers.

For foodiesHouse of Kin is a contemporary all-day-dining restaurant that serves Ayutthaya delicacies. Outstanding for its tantalizing breakfast and special themed buffets, the restaurant is famous for its boat noodles, grilled river prawns, pan-fried egg with toppings, steamed bread with pandan kaya custard and Thai tea custard, soy milk with deep-fried dough stick, and Thai cotton candy wrap.

For café hoppersThe Summer Coffee Company is Ayutthaya’s chicest café with a great variety of freshly roasted coffees, pastries and bakeries, be sure to try the signature Ayutthaya Coffee –  a velvety aromatic milky coffee topped with cotton candy, in the cosy café atmosphere or on the garden terrace.

Partygoers can’t miss DIWAWith views of the historic town and the sunset as a backdrop, DIWA, on the hotel’s 20th floor rooftop, by the city’s highest pool, is perfect as a hang-out destination. The restaurant and bar serves creative libations and a variety of Thai-style tapas, while guests are serenaded by a live DJ.

5. Insta-worthy spots
A not-to-be-missed location and lots of insta-worthy spots for content creators:

  • Let’s journey to Ayutthaya’s olden days via a contemporary Chedi-inspired masterpiece in the lobby and eye-catching red-brick walls that connect the hotel and Central Ayutthaya.
  • Chic coffee corners at The Summer Coffee CompanySip and snap for your ‘Gram.
  • Ayutthaya’s highest swimming pool and rooftop bar with a sunset skyline.
  • Lush gardens and balcony walls with artistic lights and shadows, ideal for nature lovers

6.  Unwind in the guestrooms 
Centara Ayutthaya ensures guests a time of total relaxation with contemporary room designs, where a Thai touch seamlessly blends with modern elementsWatercolour paintings reflect the Ayutthaya way of life, while antique-style lamps, classic wooden latched windows and red-brick-pattern carpets do magic in the guestrooms.A favorite corner is at the supersized window where the daybed can serve not just as an extra bed but also a private space for resting, relaxing or even working.

Being able to accommodate three adults, every room also comes with 55-inch LED television with smartphone mirroring function so guests can enjoy their favourite TV series. Or make the most of the signature Lotus Flower amenities exclusively crafted for Centara Ayutthaya for a restful night.

7. Pet-friendly hotel with stay-and-play facilities ideal for your furry friends
A variety of activities have been designed and created for pet owners and their best friends, regardless of their weight, size and breed. After stay-and-play moments in the guestroom, furry friends are welcomed at Wuff & Munch, a pet-friendly café serving special treats and drink menus not just for guests but also their companions. Enjoy a breath of fresh air in the cozy gardens or browse through new pet products at Central Ayutthaya.For more details and reservation:
Tel:            +66 (0) 035 243 555           Email:  cay@chr.co.th
Website:    www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centara/cay