The recently opened ASAI Bangkok Chinatown hotel, plays host to Hamlet pop-up — a weekend mini-festival of food, music, and all things groovy
If you’ve yet to make a visit to the newly opened ASAI Bangkok Chinatown hotel, then this weekend’s The Hamlet Pop-up event should provide the perfect excuse. This 2-day mini-festival, which runs from Saturday, October 3rd to Sunday, October 4th, promises to bring a bit of the spirit of Wonderfruit to downtown Bangkok, billing itself as a “Wonderfruit Camp” (although technically it is independent of Thailand’s infamous, but now sadly postponed, music and arts festival).
The Saturday night dinner at Jam Jam, the hotel’s cool new eatery, features guest chefs Duangporn “Bo” Songvasiva and Dylan Jones from the Michelin-starred Bo.lan restaurant, and promises to dazzle diners with a selection of rustic Thai fare (priced at THB 2,200) accompanied by creative cocktail pairings from Tropic City. Dinner will be followed by a live set of world-beat nu-jazz Isaan electronic music by Tontrakul, with appearances by other notable local DJs as well.
But the party isn’t restricted to just the evening hours. During the day on Saturday there will be specialty workshops, beginning with a coffee sensory exploration with Lee Ayu of Chiang Mai’s Akha Ama, and a cacao ceremony with Light Room (both priced at THB 550). Later, you can while away the afternoon with tasty cocktails from Tropic City – creative concoctions made with premium spirits like Hendrick’s Gin and Monkey Shoulder – while DJs and live musicians provide the backbeat.
To add to the festival vibe, the hotel is offering a staycation package for just THB 999 per night, which is perfect if you want to stay late Saturday and then indulge the next morning in a special Sunday brunch roast – from 11am till 3pm – created by chefs Paolo Vitaletti and Jarrett Wrisley (priced at THB 999). You can also opt for the Hamlet Full Experience Package (THB 7,300 for two people), which includes the dinner party at Jam Jam, 2 cocktails, 2 seats at the Sunday roast, and your room for the night.
Opened on September 15th, the ASAI Bangkok Chinatown is located adjacent to Yaowarat Road, only 100 metres from Wat Mangkon MRT underground station.
Tel: 090 946 5469