The efforts flow through all operations, and focuses on various aspects of sustainability, including energy conservation, waste management, water conservation, and community engagement.
Nestled in the heart of Bangkok, Somerset Rama 9 stands as one of Ascott’s premier serviced residences in Thailand, offering 445 units. However, with great comfort comes great responsibility, and Somerset Rama 9 recognizes the impact it can have on the environment. That’s why sustainability lies at the core of their operations, as they passionately strive to provide an exceptional guest experience while minimizing their ecological footprint. Through a comprehensive approach encompassing energy conservation, waste management, water conservation, and community engagement, Somerset Rama 9 embraces the “Think Family, Think Eco-Friendly” concept, ensuring a greener future for all.
Enhancing the Welcome Experience
The property has undergone a remarkable transformation in its welcome experience, captivating guests and emphasizing its dedication to sustainability right from the initial encounter. Within the entry lobby, a serene atmosphere is created through the inclusion of lush green spaces, transporting visitors to an oasis amidst the city’s hustle and bustle. Abundant natural light floods the space, accompanied by the soothing melodies of live jazz music, appealing to all the senses and fostering a sense of relaxation. To further enrich the experience, the property has collaborated with talented students from the nearby University of Art, who engage guests with their captivating performances through the Lobby Jazz concept. This collaboration not only enhances the ambience but also provides a platform for the students to showcase their talent and connect with a diverse audience, resulting in a captivating and immersive environment that lingers in the memories of guests.
Sustainable In-Room Amenities
Somerset Rama 9 has carefully selected in-room amenities to strike a balance between sustainability and luxury comfort. Refillable or biodegradable amenities have replaced single-use items, reducing waste generation. The property also provides sustainable dry amenities, natural bath products, recyclable glass water bottles, baby and childcare kits, sleep-enhancing aromatherapy options, fit kits are available for rent, and a fitness TV channel to inspire guest wellbeing.
Family Jungle and Wellness-Themed Suites
Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok offers themed suites that cater to families and wellness enthusiasts. The ‘Jungle Camping Theme Suite’ brings a sense of nature back into the city, creating an environment where loved ones can bond and engage in various activities, fostering quality time together. The ‘Wellness Theme Suite’ allows guests to maintain their fitness in the comfort and privacy of their own room.
Additionally, on the 27th Floor, children and their parents or guardians can enjoy fun activities in an open environment surrounded by an urban herb garden. Guests can even participate in planting their own herbs, becoming a part of the experience.
There are also kid’s activities for community engagement and weekend family activities such as painting a plaster doll, weaving a coaster etc that are not only fun, but also touch on the Thai Culture. These eco-friendly touches complement the property’s pillars of family, and gastronomy, ensuring a sustainable yet enjoyable stay.
Sustainability Passport Program
To engage guests into our efforts Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok has introduced the newest ‘Sustainability Passport Program’, which rewards guests for their sustainable choices. Children receive a physical passport with tasks to complete, earning stamps for each achievement. Upon completing all the tasks, they receive a Somerset Teddy Bear as a sustainability trophy.
Adults can participate in the digital passport program to earn Ascott Star Rewards (ASR) points to enjoy the lowest rates, exclusive discounts and perks. The stamps can be collected by scanning a QR code at the concierge desk. Collecting four stamps will earn a Somerset Teddy Bear, while eight stamps translate into 5,000 ASR points.
- Onsite Tasks:
- Recycling: Sorting recyclable materials during their stay.
- Energy conservation: Turning off lights and unplugging electronics when not in use.
- Water conservation: Conserving water by not asking for new towels for the entire stay.
- Sustainable gardening: Planting or maintaining the hotel’s rooftop garden.
- Offsite Tasks:
- Sustainable food: Visiting a local farmer’s market or learning about organic farming.
- Local culture: Visiting a local market or learning about traditional crafts.
- Adventure activities: Jogging, walking in a park, bike riding, etc., that allow them to explore the natural environment while undertaking physical activities.
- Environmental quizzes, puzzles, and games: Participating in quizzes, puzzles, and games designed to teach them more about sustainability at the Children’s Play Area.
Additional Sustainable Initiatives
Beyond the guest experience, Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok implements sustainability measures throughout its operations. Staff uniforms are made from sustainable materials, and the food & beverages offered at the property are organic, with many plant-based dishes, and the wellness menu is also packed with superfoods and local ingredients. The property also features an EV charging station in its eco-friendly car park.
In your next visit to Bangkok, elevate your journey by embracing sustainability with Ascott Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok to experience the perfect blend of luxury, comfort and wellness.
Address: No 22, Ratchadaphisek Road, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310
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