Bangkok is fast making a reputation for itself as one of South East Asia's biggest business cities, alongside Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. It is centrally located in South East Asia, and the budget friendliness compared to many Western countries makes it a sensible, central place to hold meetings.
Recent relaxing of business and government controls has also made the city a more attractive place to invest money directly into.
So if you are joining the throngs of people in Bangkok for business, where can you meet business partners that is a bit more interesting, and Thai, than a silent rooms with wheeled chairs and wooden desks? And what are the best business hotels in Bangkok and serviced apartments in Bangkok for business travellers?
If you are building business relationships, there is nothing that can sustain a long-distance business relationship better than the memory of shared good times. A lovely, informal way to create those memories is at one of Bangkok's many rooftop bars.
Stunning views and the fresh air of the night time are the perfect setting to enjoy cocktails with your business associates - try Millenium 360, the Moon Bar at Banyan Tree, a boutique hotel in Bangkok, or Sky Bar at Lebua, another hotel in downtown Bangkok.
There are just as many women as men in high powered business positions in many countries now, and fashion shopping has traditionally been a female bonding exercise. The Emporium and Paragon offer great opportunities for fashion shopping - the Suan Lum and Patpong open air markets are more uniquely Thai, but perhaps less professional.
For male-male new business relationships, watching sport is a great way to cement a good start to the association. No need to go to noisy, crowded sporting grounds - watch from the comfort of a spoting oriented pub like the Bull's Head or Tenderloins.
Mixed-sex business groups will find ice-breaking laughs with karaoke, at places like Big Echo or Amadis at the New Peninsular hotel, a boutique hotel in Bangkok.
However, you can't forget why you came to the city in the first place, and choosing the right business hotel in Bangkok, and space for corporate meetings in Bangkok can make all the difference to the success of your trip.
Chateau de Bangkok is one of the best known hotels in downtown Bangkok with a business focus - fully equipped business lounges, or private meeting spaces are available, with catering and provision of technical equipment optional.
The best choice of rooms for businesspeople at this luxury hotel in Bangkok near the BTS are the serviced apartments in Bangkok. There is space to both relax alone after meetings and reflect, or simply have your colleagues over for an informal chat.
Facilities like a data port, international direct dial telephone, high speed wireless internet an automatic wake up calls ensure you stay in touch and on time.
If you liked the sound of the rooftop bars as a place of business, why not stay in the hotel underneath one of the nicest - the Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree hotel in downtown Bangkok.
It is positioned in the middle of the business and entertainment district, so you have easy access to required business facilities. Alternatively, you can make use of in house meeting space with a meeting package, or even themed business party at this boutique hotel in Bangkok.
If you are staying on business-oriented Silom Road, Sofitel Silom is the perfect choice of business hotel in Bangkok. The design is stunning, making it an inspiring place full of ideas and potential, with its floor to ceiling windows and fresh wooden flooring.
The function rooms for corporate meetings in Bangkok are versatile, as is the level of service that can be had when you book them. Rooms have most of the modern technological facilities, and the service is efficient.
http://www.chateaudebangkok.com/ "> Chateau de Bangkok is situated close to the commercial area and business districts.The luxury of being able to combine your business and pleasure in the comfort of a 5 star rated hotel conveniently located near the Bangkok Metropolitan.