Staycation sweepstakes

Leave the panic at home and check into a hotel!

Though Corona, the virus aka Covid-19, is forcing jet-setters to stay put, everywhere is not off limits. Of course, medical experts have suggested social distancing but with the lack of tourists coming into the City of Angles, we need to do our part to keep it afloat. If you're getting cabin fever, never fear. Guru has a list of places where you can spend the weekend or a few days to ward off the fever!

Villa de Pranakorn

543 Maha Chai Road, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon

Located in the middle of Bangkok's historical district of Sam Yot, this new boutique hotel blends seamlessly into the neighbourhood. The shophouse-style building houses 47 guestrooms and suites, with an interior that sees a nice balance between modern amenities and traditional, vintage decor. Just a few minutes walk from the hotel gets you to Bangkok's famous street food spots, like Jay Fai and Thip Samai. It is also a short drive from the city's famous landmarks, such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and China Town.

To celebrate the soft-opening, the hotel is offering an introductory rate of B14,900 for a two-night stay. Included in the deal is a complimentary Champagne breakfast, a roundtrip airport transfer, a special dinner set and an hour of Thai or aroma massage.

Call 02-221-1122 or visit www.villadepranakorn.com.

The Cabochon Hotel

14/29 Sukhumvit 45

Treat a loved one (and yourself) to a well-deserved staycation at The Cabochon. For a limited time only, they are offering Thai residents, including Thailand-based expats, a Studio Room + dinner set for two for B2,900 net (normal rate B7,800). A Suite Room + dinner set for two for B3,900 net (normal rate B10,300). Continental Breakfast buffet included, though the a-la-carte is available at an additional fee.

On the food front, order one Thai Lao Yeh hot pot set (11.30am to 2.30pm, 6-10.30pm) and get two local beers on the house. Upgrade your bento lunch set (11.30am-2.30pm) with a local beer for just B50++. Receive a Joy Luck Club cheese platter when you order a bottle of wine (not valid with House Wine). Order a bottle of house wine and receive one Thai-style tapas of your choice.

Call 02-259-2871-3 or email info@cabochonhotel.com.

The Okura Prestige Bangkok

57 Park Ventures Witthayu Road

The "Thai Resident Offer" is available for bookings and stays until June 30, giving locals and expatiates (ID/residence card or work permit must be shown upon check-in) an array of exceptional benefits that include: a choice of daily international buffet breakfast at Up & Above Restaurant or a Japanese set breakfast at Yamazato, Japanese restaurant. F&B credit of B1,000 net per night, redeemable at Up & Above Restaurant & Bar, Yamazato Restaurant and Elements Restaurant.

Children below the age of 12 stay free (maximum two children per room). Complimentary extra bed and daily breakfast included. Late check-out at 4pm (subject to availability). Special rates start at B4,900++ per night in a Deluxe Room. Full prepayment is required at time of booking, which is non-refundable.

Call 02-687-9000 or visit www.okurabangkok.com and enter Thai Resident Offer rate code THAIRES to enjoy special benefits.

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

2, Sukhumvit 57

The Staycation Package until June 30 has rates starting from B4,200 + per night for two persons. The package includes: daily buffet breakfast at 57th Street, complimentary three-course Thai set dinner at 57th Street, complimentary two signature cocktails at Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar, spa credit valued at B500 net, guaranteed late check-out until 4pm and 20% discount on food & beverage, spa and laundry. However, terms and conditions apply.

Call 02-797-0000 or visit www.bangkokmarriott.com.

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

189 Sukhumvit Road

Pamper yourself and treat yourself to a leisurely staycation at the luxurious Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Book a stay to enjoy a relaxing stay, including an exquisite buffet breakfast and avail up to 30% discount on your stay. Make the most of your weekend and indulge in a relaxing spa treatment at Le Spa with L'Occitane and avail of a 30% discount on treatments.

Upgrade the room to a premium Luxury Club Millésime rooms and enjoy F&B credit of B1,000 to delve into authentic Belgian flavours at Belga, the hotel's rooftop bar and brasserie on the 32nd floor. The offer is valid for loyalty members and anyone looking to avail this offer will be enrolled in the loyalty programme, ALL or Accor Live Limitless.

Call 02-659-2877.

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

494 Ratchadamri Road

Book now for a grand experience and stay until March 31 to receive the following benefits: Staycation for B12,900 net includes a one-night stay in a Garden Villa, unlimited body massage treatments in a private villa, complimentary club lounge access for breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails for two.

Enjoy a complimentary B500 F&B credit to be redeemed at all F&B outlets in the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, but valid during stay only. If that doesn't do it for you, for B5,900 net, get a one-night stay in a standard room, complimentary club lounge access for breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails for two. This also includes a B500 F&B credit.

Call 02-254-1234, email bangkok.grand@hyatt.com or visit www.grandhyatterawanbangkok.com.

Siam@Siam Design Hotel

Bangkok Opposite National Stadium, 865, Rama I

The "Stay In Design Getaway Package" is a Club Room at B3,500 net per night. Stay three-nights or longer and get B1,000 F&B credit at the hotel's restaurants. The package also includes late check-out at 3pm, club lounge benefits of breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, and is valid April 30.

The "Bangkok Value Deal Package" is for minimum two-night's stay in a Deluxe Room at B3,000 or the Grand Club Room at B5,000 per night. Stay at least 2 nights and get complimentary dining vouchers, late check-out and BTS day passes. The package also includes complimentary daily buffet breakfast, complimentary arrival platter, B500 F&B credit, BTS day pass for two people and late check-out at 3pm. For both packages, full pre-payment is required upon booking and are non-refundable.

Call 02-217-3000 or email rsvn@siamatsiam.com.

The Athenee Hotel

61 Witthayu Road

The "Unlock Epic Stays" package offers a room or suite until April 30 for a stay period until December 31 of at least two nights with extra benefits, including in-room breakfast for two persons, a bottle of sparkling wine per stay, club lounge access and benefits for two persons and an additional 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per stay upon check-out. Rates start from B5,200++ per room per night for the Athenee Room. Terms and conditions apply.

Call 02-650-8800, email reservations.theathenee@luxurycollection.com and mention the promo code A1764. Visit bit.ly/2CIxVXQ.

Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

695 Phahon Yothin Road Chatuchak

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok is celebrating its 37th anniversary on April 23 and is offering a "Stay 2 Pay 1" promotion for residents of Thailand who plan to stay in Bangkok. Guests can book and stay until July 31 for a Deluxe Room at B3,700 net per room per night, excluding breakfast and get the second night as complimentary.

The special rate is available exclusively for Thai residents and expatriates holding Thai working permits only and I.D. is required upon arrival. Blackout dates may apply and the offer is not available to groups of 10 or more rooms and cannot be combined with any other special offer.

Call 02-541-1234 ext 4116-9 or email cglbreservation@chr.co.th and quote '2For1'.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

250 Sukhumvit Road

The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel is offering a three-night stay with a complimentary fourth night with benefits that include: a spacious 45m² room, a delicious daily international buffet breakfast for two persons at Orchid Café, complimentary high-speed internet access and 30% off at The Grande Spa (valid for spa treatments only). Rates start from B6,200++ per night (average daily rate includes complimentary night at B 4,650++).

Call 02-649-8888 or email bkklcreservation@marriott.com.

For Grande Club members (non-members can join for B9,900), the hotel is offering B9,900 credit to spend on food, drink and spa treatments, a complimentary voucher for a one-night weekend stay, 30% off food and drink at all restaurants and bars and a rewards points programme. The offer is valid until June 30. Grande rooms can be booked for stays on any day of the week.

Call 02-649-8560 or email bkklcgrandeclub@marriott.com.

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

991 Rama I

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok sits on historical grounds that were once part of the lotus pond palace (Sra Pathum Palace) commissioned by King Rama IV. To enhance a staycation here, the special "Deluxe Room package", priced at B7,199 net per room per night, includes a complimentary buffet breakfast for two, a three-course dinner for two at the new Alati Mediterranean restaurant (exclusive of beverages), in-room welcome delights crafted by executive chef Carlo Valenziano and a complimentary in-room foot detox and spa.

The Kempinski Kids' Club provides a spacious indoor playground to keep younger guests occupied and amused with a wide selection of complimentary activities, including the "Draw Alive Game, and features a Toddler Play Room, Rocka Diner Room, movies, interactive games, arts and crafts under the watchful eyes of trained supervisors. The offer is valid for Thai nationals and expat residents until August 31.

Call 02-162-9000, email reservations.siambangkok@kempinski.com or visit kempinski.com/Bangkok.