By THE NATION
Located in Bangkok's Sukhumvit district, this low-rise retreat is surrounded by 1.2 acres of private lush tropical gardens, giving it a soothing and secluded ambience.
Throughout February, guests will have the opportunity to stroll together through the “Garden of Love” and sign their names on a heart-shaped sign that the hotel’s carpenters have carved especially for this enchanting occasion.
Once signed, the couple can hang their personal heart on a dedicated “Love Tree”, which has been picked for its exquisite location. Guests can then capture this magical moment with a stunning Instagram shot, set against the backdrop of the resort’s outdoor swimming pool, landscaped gardens and gently rippling cascade. Hotel staff will be on hand to take the photos.
This romantic ritual will be complemented by a series of seductive culinary promotions at Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort’s restaurants and bars.
Tamarind, the health-focused all-day dining restaurant, has created a “Lovers’ Seafood Buffet” on Valentine’s Day, featuring indulgent oysters, Alaskan king crab, razor clams, mussels, rock lobster, snails, shrimp and more.
For dessert, sweet moments can be enjoyed with “Chocolate Indulgence”, a sublime selection of homemade chocolate pralines, delectable chocolate desserts and a spectacular chocolate fountain. This blissful buffet is priced at Bt1,500++ per person.
Guests seeking a special Valentine’s Day dinner can order the chef’s signature “Surf n’ Turf”, which includes US grade beef tenderloin, Canadian lobster tails and bisque jus, or “Surf n’ Surf” – Alaskan crab ravioli with pan-grilled scallop and truffle cream.
Every couple dining on the evening of February 14 will be treated to a complimentary heart-shaped raspberry mille-feuille with strawberry sorbet.
Couples who select the tantalising Tasting Menus at Khum Hom, the newly opened Thai restaurant in collaboration with chef Ian Kittichai, will be treated to a complimentary rose cocktail and an edible surprise.
Four-course and five-course menu options are available, priced at Bt1,990++ and Bt2,200++ per person respectively.
Alternatively, Cinnamon Lobby Lounge and Sala Pool Bar are inviting diners to savour a luxurious Chateaubriand Rossini. Priced at Bt1,990++, this platter of Chateaubriand steak, pan-grilled foie-gras, asparagus and port wine reduction is aimed as a treat for lovers to share at any time of day.
Finally Rim Klong Café, the canalside bakery and coffee shop, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with “Pink Week” from February 7-16
During these dates, guests can pick up a choice of delicacies, such as heart-shaped homemade chocolates and Champagne peach cake, red velvet cookies, pink macaroons and raspberry choux, along with a perfectly pink shrimp Marie Rose club sandwich on beetroot toast. Naturally, guests can also savour Mövenpick’s own strawberry ice-cream in wafer cones. Prices range from just Bt30 to Bt180++.