Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge

Many hotel lounges offer a breakfast spread and an afternoon Happy Hour spread. Depending on how substantial the food is, sometimes happy hour can even become a dinner substitute. Not only do the Conrad Bangkok have an impressive spread for both, they actually went above ad beyond to offer an Afternoon Tea service. That’s why the Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge deserves its own post.

This trip report/review is part of a series. See also:

Introduction

As a Hilton HHonors Gold member, I get breakfast with stays at Conrad properties. However, executive lounge access is only included if you are upgraded to a room at the Executive Lounge level. In my case, I booked an Executive room outright, so I had access to the lounge.

The service at the lounge was very attentive. A staff member came by to offer drinks as soon as I sat down at breakfast and at dinner cocktail hour. Even though the lounge did get busy at times, tables were cleared and refills were offered at least every 15 minutes. During breakfast, the lounge manager even came by to guests who were sitting alone to chat with them, which I thought was really thoughtful.

I should also note that options in all spreads were also changed daily, and I didn’t encounter the same spread twice during my four-night stay.

Breakfast

Many hotels only offer a limited continental breakfast at their lounges, perhaps only continental, or maybe without an omelette station. That’s not the case at the Conrad Bangkok. Let’s start with the cold selections, which was extensive in its own rights.

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Breakfast Spread - Fruit and Juices

Breakfast Spread – Fruit Selection

Breakfast Spread - Cereal

Breakfast Spread – Cereal

Breakfast Spread - Cold Cuts

Breakfast Spread – Cold Cuts

Breakfast Spread - Cold Cuts

Breakfast Spread – Cold Cuts

Breakfast Spread - Bread and Pastries

Breakfast Spread – Bread

There was a good selection of fresh juices, as well as fruit salads and two smoothies.

Breakfast Spread - Juices

Breakfast Spread – Juices

As far as hot selections go, there were a few Western options along the wall. There was an egg station, where you can order omelettes and eggs made to order.

Breakfast Spread - Western Hot Selections

Breakfast Spread – Western Hot Selections

Breakfast Spread - Egg Station

Breakfast Spread – Egg Station

Finally, there is a selection of hot Asian food hiding behind the bread table. I actually didn’t notice this until my third day at the hotel, so make sure you check around the “grass wall!”

Breakfast Spread - Bread Station

Breakfast Spread – Bread Station

Breakfast Spread - Hot Asian Selections

Breakfast Spread – Hot Asian Selections

Finally, the book shelf of the lounge actually got converted to a pastry station during breakfast hours. That’s how extensive he spread is—they are running out of room!

Breakfast Spread - Pastries

Breakfast Spread – Pastries

Afternoon Tea

The afternoon tea was less elaborate, though still pretty great if you want a more substantial snack in the afternoon. The center table offered a tower of finger sandwiches and fruit skewers. The side table, on the other hand, had warm scones and a selection of desserts.

Afternoon Tea - Finger Sandwiches

Afternoon Tea – Finger Sandwiches

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As I mentioned, they changed up the section every day. Here is another set of “Afternoon Tea” I had during my stay. All of the options were served buffet style, and they actually didn’t have staff members roaming around to serve drinks during this time.

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Cocktail Hour

It was raining for a few nights during my visit to Bangkok, so my friend and I enjoyed the cocktail hour on a few occasions. The food spread was extensive, and had both hot and cold selections.

There was an antipasto table with cured meats and olives, as well as a selection of breads.

Cocktail Hour - Antipasto Table

Cocktail Hour – Antipasto Table

Cocktail Hour - Bread Selection

Cocktail Hour – Bread Selection

The center table had largely cold selection. A soba noodle station was always available, along with rotating appetizers and desserts.

Cocktail Hour - Soba Noodles Station

Cocktail Hour – Soba Noodles Station

Cocktail Hour - Cold Appetizers and Desserts

Cocktail Hour – Cold Appetizers and Desserts

Cocktail Hour - Cold Appetizers and Desserts

Cocktail Hour – Cold Appetizers and Desserts

Along the wall were a few hot selections. I think they are supposed to be appetizers, but on a few nights I actually saw lo mein and chicken breasts, so I think we are officially in the “basically entrees” territory.

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge - Cocktail Hour

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge – Cocktail Hour

Just to give you an idea, here is what I had during two different cocktail hours. Instagram-worthy, I know.

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge - Cocktail Hour

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge – Cocktail Hour

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge - Cocktail Hour

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge – Cocktail Hour

The matcha creme brûlée was sinfully delicious, and I may have had so many that the staff actually commented on it…(in the nicest way…since she also admitted she had quite a few…)

Cocktail Hour - Crème brûlée

Cocktail Hour – Crème brûlée

Finally, the table by the grass display had a few wine on ice that guests could help themselves to. Interestingly, they actually didn’t have any other alcohol on display, but you can order whatever you’d like (as long as the hidden bartender knows how to make it, I assume).

As I mentioned in another post, our stay overlapped with a referendum voting in Thailand. Alcohol was banned immediately before and after the vote, and the Executive Lounge wasn’t allowed to serve alcohol for those two nights. However, the staff proactively offered virgin drinks and juices during those hours.

Conrad Bangkok Executive Corner King Room - Letter

No Alcohol due to the Referendum Vote

Still to Come…

Overall, this is one of the best hotel lounges I have experienced, both in terms of quality/selection of food and in service attentiveness.

I have previously reviewed the Executive King Corner room at the Conrad Bangkok, which was not the room type I had booked. For the last three nights, my friend and I were moved to a twin room on the top floor, even more impressive, it’s the bedroom that connects to the Presidential Suite! Stay tune for the review.

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