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As Joint Managing Director of Goldman Travel, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing some extraordinary properties that redefine luxury and comfort. Recognising the growing trend and necessity for a seamless blend of business and leisure travel, commonly referred to as ‘Bleisure,’ I’ve personally sought accommodations that cater to both aspects. Today, I am delighted to share my top recommendations for three exceptional establishments, each embodying a perfect fusion of elegance, style, and cultural richness – an ideal haven for discerning ‘bleisure’ travellers.

Four Seasons Bangkok: A Symphony of Modern Elegance

Style: The epitome of modern elegance, the Four Seasons Bangkok seamlessly blends contemporary design with traditional Thai elements, creating an atmosphere of sophisticated tranquillity. Its interiors are a masterclass in luxury, with a keen eye for detail and refined aesthetics.

Location: Situated in the vibrant heart of Bangkok, this hotel offers unparalleled access to the city’s renowned cultural landmarks, fun local markets, and gourmet dining. The serene riverside setting provides a picturesque backdrop, adding to the hotel’s allure.

The Rooms: Boasting 312 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, each a sanctuary of comfort. The decor is a harmonious blend of luxury and functionality, with panoramic views of the city’s skyline or the tranquil river. Every room is designed to cater to the needs of the modern traveller, with thoughtful amenities and lush furnishings.

Best Suited for: Catering to the discerning tastes of luxury travellers, business travellers, and those seeking a magnificent retreat in the heart of the city, the Four Seasons Bangkok is all about unparalleled service and elegance.

Highlights: The hotel’s commitment to excellence is evident in its outstanding service, world-class dining, and exceptional facilities. The spa offers a haven of relaxation, while the dining experiences are a culinary journey through international and local flavours. The riverside location not only offers stunning views but also serves as a unique vantage point from which to explore Bangkok.


Book through Goldman Travel to receive these additional benefits:

  • Daily full breakfast for two people per bedroom
  • Hotel/Resort Credit (based on room category booked)
  • Upgrade of one category based on availability at time of check-in
  • Welcome note at check-in

Standard Hotel Hua Hin: A Beachfront Haven of Luxury and Design

Style: The Standard Hotel Hua Hin redefines elegance with its unique blend of modern architecture and Thai influences, offering guests an atmosphere of sophisticated comfort and style.

Location: Perfectly situated to capture the essence of Hua Hin’s charm, the hotel is a haven for those seeking both the tranquillity of the beachfront and the adventure of exploring local attractions.

The Rooms: Beyond its beautifully appointed rooms and suites, the hotel offers an exclusive collection of villas, including the Canopy Villa, nestled among lush treetops with a private balcony, and the Standard Pool Villa, boasting a private pool and sun chairs for ultimate relaxation.

Best Suited for: Fun-loving couples, families, and wellness enthusiasts seeking luxury and design by the beach.

Culinary Journey: The dining experience at the Standard Hotel Hua Hin is as diverse as it is exquisite, with Lido offering Italian cuisine in a casual setting, The Juice Café for smoothies and elixirs, and Praça, set in a restored Heritage House, where guests can enjoy authentic Thai food and cocktails in a stunning beachfront location.

Spa & Wellness: The Spa at the Standard Hotel Hua Hin is a sanctuary of wellness and rejuvenation, offering a wide range of treatments designed to refresh both body and mind.


Book through Goldman Travel to receive these additional benefits:

  • Daily full breakfast for two people per bedroom
  • Hotel/Resort Credit
  • Upgrade of one category, early check-in, and late check-out based on availability at the time of check-in
  • Welcome note at check-in 


Rosewood Bangkok: Modern Residential Luxury in the Heart of the City

Style: Contemporary design inspired by the wai, a traditional Thai gesture of greeting. The 30-story beautiful build represents modern residential luxury celebrating the spirit of Thai hospitality.

Location: Located on Ploenchit Road, within Bangkok’s vibrant central business district, the hotel is directly connected to the Ploenchit Skytrain Station, offering easy access to prestigious shopping centres and key attractions.

The Rooms: With 159 elegantly appointed rooms, including 34 suites and studios, the hotel also features three exquisite signature houses. These houses boast private pools and terraces, offering guests a sanctuary of luxury and privacy.

Type of Client: Rosewood Bangkok attracts leisure and business travel luxury travellers who love a great and central location with super personalised service.

Food & Beverage

  • Nan Bei: Flagship restaurant with an Art Deco design and a menu that includes delicious Chinese cuisine from north to south regions.
  • Lakorn European Brasserie: A relaxed setting combining European and Thai flavours.
  • Lennon’s: Positioned on the 30th floor, this ‘speakeasy’ bar offers cool cocktails and an impressive record collection set against the backdrop of Bangkok’s skyline. A lovely spot to relax with some tunes!

G&O: A lovely cafe emphasising organic and natural ingredients, G&O caters to the health-conscious with its farm-to-table lovers.

Wellness: The Sense Spa provides a serene and peaceful retreat with treatments that draw on Thailand’s long heritage of healing practices. Hotel wellness offerings also include an indoor-outdoor saltwater lap pool.


Book through Goldman Travel to receive these additional benefits:

  • Daily breakfast for two during the stay in any properties
  • Complimentary upgrade upon arrival based on availability
  • Personalised welcoming upon arrival – guests will receive a note and amenity from the property Managing Director
  • Pre-registration prior to arrival.


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