UPDATE Bangkok Hotels Back To Business
Hotels in Bangkok's main commercial and shopping district which were closed during the 'red shirt' crisis are now reopening their doors.
On Wednesday such iconic properties as the Four Seasons, Grand
Hyatt Erawan, Dusit Thani and InterContinental will start welcoming guests back.
Already open are the Courtyard Marriott, Amari Watergate and MBK's Pathumwan Princess. A number of others will resume operations in the next week including Centara Grand, Arnoma and the Indra Regent. While at the Holiday Inn, no announcement has been made yet at this time.
Both the BTS Skytrain and MRT are in service. Both Paragon and Gaysorn Shopping Center's are working to take back shoppers in the next week. While at the Emporium, traffic levels have been exceptionally high from the displacement of Central World demand.
I was in Bangkok the past few days and seeing enthusiastic staff in front of the hotels cleaning, sweeping and working together to get back to work the mood has taken a decidedly optimistic shift from the high profile trouble of the past few months.