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Latitude (closed)

The Banyan Tree Bangkok occupies the upper floors of a 61 level monolithic tower in the central business district of Bangkok. 
The slim profile of the tower, with it’s distinctive shape and featuring a large square  cut-through space near the top of the tower, is one of the few notably designed buildings in a Bangkok skyline of mostly bland mirror-glass fronted office structures. 
The designers of the Banyan Tree Bangkok have taken advantage of the unique architecture of the tower to create a series of stunning restaurants and bars on the upper levels and rooftop of the tower that  provide guests with spectacular,  panoramic views across Bangkok’s skyline, and the nearby river and parks.

The Latitude Lounge and Bar is located in the open air space of the sky deck on the 51st level of the building, and is an adjunct to the Banyan Tree signature restaurant- Saffron. Latitude has a casual, resort feel- with timber decking, woven rattan style chairs and glass topped tables, and large growing trees that fill the centre of the space. Open on both sides, the views in all directions are magnificent- both in daytime and at night. Breezes flow freely through the space providing a natural cooling effect- and being in effect a cut-out space within the building, the soaring overhead ceiling  provides cover from any tropical downpours. The entrance to Latitude is via a dark timber lined passageway from the reception area of the Saffron restaurant- and customers at Latitude can order dishes from the Saffron menu – which is acclaimed for its innovative interpretation of traditional Thai cuisine. Latitude is a popular choice for a relaxing evening drink accompanied by either Thai style bar snack delicacies, or a full meal of Thai cuisine. A large LCD screen is fitted into one end of the space and is typically tuned into weekend sports such as Premier League football matches. Chill-out, down tempo tunes are played nightly by house DJs.

The bar at Latitude lounge serve up some fiery signature cocktails utilising the local  herbs and spices that make Thai cuisine so distinctive. There is also a full range of more “classic” cocktails, plus premium spirits, an extensive wine list, and local and imported beers.  Latitude offer seasonal drinks promotions- at the time of writing ( October 2011) the current promotion was for an “Unlimited Beverage Buffet”- for Thai baht 599+= per person, per hour.

Open: Daily from 6 pm to midnight

Getting There:

by taxi or by MRT subway until Lumpini station (then walk 2 min on sathorn road until Banyan Tree Hotel)


Banyan Tree Hotel (51/F)
21/100 South Sathorn Road,
tel: +66 (0)2 679 1200

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