April 13th, 2012
Aloft Hotels opened their first property in SE Asia in Bangkok in December 2011. Aloft is a new brand within the Starwood Hotels Group- offering a modern, vibrant concept for the new generation of stylish traveller- with a focus on the social experience at the core of the its brand philosophy. And it is clearly evident that Aloft shares brand DNA with the ultra-hip W Hotels– the contemporary urban design, the provision of technology and connectivity to maximise the work and play time of guests, and a variety of exciting restaurants and lounge spaces. Located in the heart of Bangkok’s thriving Sukhumvit nightlife and entertainment areas, Aloft has as neighbours Bangkok nightlife icons such as BED Supperclub and Q Bar.
The w xyz bars are found in Aloft hotels worldwide and offer a sophisticated urban setting for enjoying drinks and bites whilst socialising with friends. Innovative cocktails are accompanied by hip tunes from resident DJs to set the scene for an evening of fun and relaxation.
The bar counter and signature w xyz bar lighted back bar display that is found in w xyz bars at Aloft hotels world-wide
Daytime view across the lounge area with the bar in the background
The w xyz bar is located on the 1st floor of Aloft Bangkok and is easily accessed directly by stairs leading up from the main lobby area. Occupying a long, open space, w xyz bar features the signature bar design found in Aloft hotels globally, with an adjacent lounge space that seats about 50 guests. The design is distinctively modern, with curvaceously shaped molded chairs, stools and sofas. The flooring is constructed from a grid of transparent panels that are lighted with color changing LEDs. The floor lighting co-ordinates with overhead lighting, the tones changing from daytime to evenings, creating the soft, sensual vibe of the the stylish lounge.
Each evening resident DJs play their selections of tunes, and DJ events and music theme nights are featured on different nights of the week.
A popular nightly promotion- Twilight@ w xyz bar – features 50% discounts off selected specialty cocktails and a delicious snack-attack menu of bar bites. Other regular events are updated on the Facebook Page of w xyz bar.
The lounge area with white DJs booth in top left corner and the bar further back.
Lounge seating area- with color changing molded chairs and underfloor lighting
The Drinks Menu at w xyz bar embraces the latest global trend in innovative cocktails- molecular mixology- offering an inspired selection of unique, signature cocktails. Under the direction of acclaimed Head Mixologist- Khun Passapong Phetpradit – w xyz bar is serving up perhaps the largest range of molecular cocktails in Bangkok- and at prices that will entice guests to try several of the sumptuous concoctions. The concept of molecular mixology evolved from the gastronomic version that has proven so popular in many global restaurant kitchens. Essentially the molecular process changes the textures and consistencies of the traditional cocktail ingredients creating gels, powders, foams, smoking effects, etc that enhance the tastes and visual experience of the drinks.
In addition to the molecular cocktails, w xyz bar serve classic cocktails, sometimes with a twist, premium spirits, beers, wines from the Aloft cellars ( over 3,000 bottles from 250+ labels), and coffees, soft drinks, etc. The snack-attack menu features tasty bar bites to accompany the drinks.
Heaven on Earth– vodka la pour, apple juice, lime wedge , elderflower syrup and ginger ale- comes with la pour smoke. From the w xyz bar Signature Molecular Cocktails. This cocktail is created using an effervescence process to create the “fizzing”, with smoke pour to enhance the taste.
Mango Martini Ravioli– mango, martini and raspberry puree. From the w xyz bar Signature Molecular Cocktails. The ingredients are transformed by the process of gelification.
B52 +1 – kahlua, baileys, cointreau – From the w xyz bar Signature Molecular Cocktails. Molecular processes to create this cocktail include the thickening of the baileys, and emulsification of the cointreau to become a light air foam- creating three distinct layers and consistencies.
w xyz bar at Aloft Bangkok
Address: 1st floor at Aloft Hotel Bangkok, 35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok. 10110 Thailand
BTS: NANA station 5 minutes walk
Tel: +66.2. 207 7000
Website: Aloft Bangkok
Facebook Page: w xyz bar
Monday to Wednesday 12:00 noon ~ 12:00 midnight
Thursday to Saturday 12 :00 noon ~ 02:00 am
Sunday 12:00 noon ~ 12:00 midnight
Bangkok’s Hippest Happy Hour at w xyz bar- every evening, Sunday until Thursday, features 50 percent off specialty cocktails and the delicious snack-attack menu from 9:00pm – 11:00pm.