Embark on a Culinary Voyage Aboard Royal Thai Navy’s Last Three-Masted Sailing Ship
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park has embarked on an exciting new voyage, with the launch of Sirimahannop, an elegant social experience and event venue on the Chao Phraya River that transports guests back to a rich bygone era of Thai trade and heritage.
A replica of the Royal Thai Navy’s last three-masted sailing ship from the reign of King Rama V (1868-1910), Sirimahannop played an important role in transporting goods between Thailand and Europe. It was also one of six vessels that protected Bangkok from invasion during the Franco-Siamese War in 1893. The captain during the trading era was Hans Niels Andersen, who founded the East Asiatic Trading Company.
Having been immaculately recreated and returned to the company’s former headquarters, Sirimahannop is now ready to welcome guests into a world of innovative mixology and light gastronomy, inspired by Thailand’s maritime past. Permanently docked at Asiatique The Riverfront, the popular lifestyle destination, Sirimahannop is set to become an iconic new landmark that attracts global visitors to the Thai capital’s “River of Kings”.
Sirimahannop can accommodate up to 300 guests across two levels: the Upper Deck and Lower Deck. The Upper Deck is a chic alfresco space where up to 200 people can unwind and soak up views of the river. This is especially striking at sunset, as the city lights reflect off the rippling water. Guests can enjoy epicurean adventures, including handcrafted cocktails, signature drinks and light shared plates that reflect the ship’s historic global trade routes, with a fusion of the finest ingredients from Thailand, Europe and ports-of-call along the journey.
Casual stool seating runs along the starboard side, allowing observers to soak up the hustle and bustle of life on river. DJs spin cool tunes, creating a lively atmosphere, and regular entertainment will also be staged, including live bands, dramatic shows and themed parties.
For refined evenings, The Bridge is an intimate area where small groups of up to six guests can enjoy exquisite set menus. At the captain’s invitation, passengers can open the hatch to a hidden rum bar – an intimate venue where guests can sip a “tot” of spiced rum, inspired by Captain Hans Niels Andersen’s own recipe, paired with a choice of preserved fruit and bitter chocolate.
Descending to the Lower Deck, diners will enter an enchanting indoor zone where up to 100 guests can enjoy glamorous gatherings, talk-of-the-town parties, wedding receptions and more, safely sheltered from the elements. Two private rooms can cater for up to six people each, for truly exclusive occasions.
“We are excited to welcome the world aboard Sirimahannop. This stunning ship will now take a journey back in time to the reign of King Chulalongkorn – one of the most illustrious periods Thai history. This regal vessel will set the scene for unforgettable evenings and one-of-a-kind events, with original beverages and light gastronomy, while also shining a light on Thailand’s rich maritime heritage. Whether you’re seeking a stylish setting for drinks with your loved ones or a spectacular venue for life’s special moments, Sirimahannop will take you on a magical and memorable voyage,” said Simon Bell, General Manager of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.
Owned by Asset World Corporation (AWC), Sirimahannop is open daily from 16:00 – 24:00 hrs. Located at Asiatique The Riverfront, it is easily accessible by road and river, including complimentary shuttle boat services from the pier next to Saphan Taksin BTS skytrain station.
Sirimahannop is a replica of a Royal Thai navy ship, the last three-masted sailing ship used by The Royal Thai Navy, during the reign of King Rama V (1868-1910). The vessel played an important role in transporting teak wood and other goods to be sold in Europe; upon return, carrying coal to Bangkok. It was also one of six ships that protected the Thai capital from invasion in the Franco-Siamese War in 1893. The captain of Sirimahannop during the trading era was Hans Niels Andersen, who was also the founder of the East Asiatic Trading Company. With Sirimahannop having been fully completed, this glorious ship is now permanently docked at the company’s historic headquarters in the heart of Bangkok, at Asiatique The Riverfront.
About Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel
The largest hotel in Bangkok and the first Marriott Marquis hotel in Asia Pacific, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is a unique landmark in heart of the Thai capital. The hotel offers extensive facilities, including 1,388 rooms and suites, over 5,000m² of function space across more than 30 venues, two swimming pools, 24-hour fitness center, the Quan Spa and a collection of restaurants and bars. Centrally located on Sukhumvit Road, in Bangkok’s vibrant business and entertainment district, the hotel is the perfect choice for all travelers to this pulsating city.
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