Bangkok, 18 September, 2015 – Hotel Muse Bangkok has announced that its bar, The Speakeasy, has been shortlisted for the Smith Hotel Awards in the category “Top 20 Hottest Hotel Bars”. The results of the voting will be announced at the Smith Awards party in London on 5 November, 2015.
The Smith Hotel Awards celebrate stylish places to stay, shining the spotlight on some of the world’s most incredible hotels. The awards are the result of boutique hotel lovers voting for their favourite hotels in 12 categories which are shortlisted in a global top ten for each award.
The Smith Hotel Awards website describes The Speakeasy as “the prohibition-theme bar unfolds like a puzzle box, with discreet dens, a Cohiba-stocked cigar room and a secret door to a hidden grassy terrace overlooking a glittering panorama of Bangkok. Flapper-girl waitresses fish bottles of Champagne from ice-filled bath tubs and serve French-themed tapas while jazz plays.”
The awards take into account five elements: insider appeal – is this the place to see and be seen? Does it attract A-list clients or under-the-radar tastemakers? Atmosphere – is there a buzz in the air? Does the bar boast scene-setting design that gets you in the mood? Passion – is a bar run with flair and dedication: staff know their stuff, the mixologist is fearless and masterful. Credibility – if there’s a wine list, is it knowledgably sourced and presented; beer is craft and draught; and all the trimmings from bar snacks to bar stools are carefully considered. Character – does it have a distinctive flavor, does its look and feel let you soak up the surroundings and drink in your destination.
The Speakeasy at Hotel Muse Bangkok occupies the entire 24th and 25th floors, immersing guests in an elegant reimagining of prohibition era decadence and clandestine fun, all enhanced by stunning city views. Guests can choose from cocktails such as the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Sidecar or the delightfully retro Mint Julep, savour gourmet cuisine alfresco at The Lawn, Long Bar or Terrace Bar, relax with a hand-rolled Cuban in the intimate surroundings of The Blind Pig cigar lounge, or retreat into the sanctuary of one of three luxurious private rooms.
Voting for the Smith Hotel Awards 2015 runs until 30 September, 2015 at: