With less water splashing on the agenda this year than usual, Anantara and Avani+ Riverside Bangkok hotels will focus on another cherished Songkran tradition — quality time with family and friends. Whether you choose to gather with your nearest and dearest over a sumptuous meal, ring in the new year with a live entertainment or soak up the sun poolside, the Ha Hey Festival offers something for everyone. As the two riverside properties unveil the festive line-up, Bangkok residents staying in town this year get to choose from a whirlwind programme spanning eight days, each day promising more fun than last.
Celebrations kick off on Friday, 9 April with a Skyline Seafood Night from 6 pm – 9 pm on the 11th floor of Avani+ blessed with spectacular river views. Dine on premium seafood starting at THB 1,350++ or upgrade to the free-flow beer package for THB 399++. Pile your plate with succulent sushi and sashimi, beautifully barbecued lobster, prawns and seabass, and international grilled, carved and seared favourites.
On Saturday, 10 April, at the WET N’ SIN Pool Party at SEEN running from 2 pm to 9 pm, guests can dive right into a 7-hour splashathon that aims to invoke the spirit of an authentic Thai temple fair with fun activities. The event will have a modern twist, however, courtesy of Thai fusion food, craft cocktails and back-to-back DJ sets combining house beats with local lyricism. Entry is THB 400 net, including one drink. Alternatively, head over to Lost & Found to ride the retro wave with Hi – Apaporn Nakornsawan, one of Thailand’s biggest luk thung stars. Tickets are priced at THB 1,500 net including two free drinks (select mixed drinks and beer). VIP seating requires a minimum spend of THB 5,000 for four persons, THB 10,000 for eight persons, and THB 15,000 for six persons.
On Sunday, 11 April, roam the entire 11th floor of Avani+ dotted with live stations brimming with local and international delicacies at Brunch Up, the Songkran Edition from 12 pm – 3:30 pm. As you move from wine station to cocktail bar to Tiki lounge, a three-piece band will keep the tempo up. Packages start from THB 1,950++ including free-flow soft drinks; THB 2,950++ with free-flow sparkling wine, house wine, beer and cocktails; and a bottle of Billecart Salmon Champagne at a special price of THB 2,999 net.
A classy evening on the river is scheduled for Monday, 12 April when the Manohra Supreme cruise sets sail down the moonlit Chao Phraya (THB 1,999++ per person). Enjoy the romantic rendezvous while Anantara chefs serve up an all-you-can-eat a la carte East-meets-West menu featuring river prawns in tamarind sauce, as well as oysters at THB 480++ for half a dozen (THB 800++ for a dozen) and Thai wine flights at THB 1,200++.
Spice & Barley will be expecting serious foodies for its ambitious Non-stop Dim Sum offering on Wednesday, 14 April where assorted dumplings will be rubbing shoulders with Peking duck pancakes, crispy pork belly and sweet treats including fried red dates pancakes and sesame balls in ginger syrup. Come any time between 12 pm – 5 pm to enjoy unlimited AYCE dim sum and Peking duck live station for THB 888 net; or add THB 399++ for a free-flow local beer package.
On Thursday, 15 April families could do worse than make a beeline for Benihana where jumbo river prawn teppanyaki will be making a guest appearance at the popular family brunch running from 12pm. Brunch is priced at THB 1,500++ per person (0-4-year-olds eat for free; 5-11-year-olds at THB 600++). Our jumbo river prawn set is also available for dinner at Benihana on 13-15 April for the Songkran special price of THB 1,990++.
Wrapping up the festivities on Friday, 16 April is Trader Vic’s at Anantara Riverside is hosting an all-you-can-eat Moo Krata – a Thai-style barbecue featuring table side chicken shake trolley and live Som-Tum station, complete with free-flow beer, river breezes and live music. THB 699++ for two hours with free-flow soft drinks; THB 999++ with free-flow local beer and soft drinks. Add to your Moo Krata experience by sampling our a la carte premium steak and Trader Vic’s favourites menu. Buy any Trader Vic’s cocktail and get one mini Mai Tai with our compliments
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