- Treat Yo’ Self Trip Report Introduction
- Lufthansa 747-8i – IAD-FRA
- Canceled Flight Leads to Poetic Train Ride
- Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich
- Thai Air First Class 747 | MUC-BKK
- Grand Hyatt Bangkok
- Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket
- Thai Air Business Class Lounges in BKK
After spending some time in Phuket, it was back to Bangkok on my way to Singapore (and Suites Class service)! And to prove to you that I’m not always pampered, I flew in economy *gasp* from Phuket to Bangkok.
Once I arrived in Bangkok, I had a couple of hours to kill before my flight to Singapore. Since I was departing in business class on Singapore Air, I didn’t have access to the legendary Thai Airways Royal First Lounge & Royal Orchid Spa. I was bummed that I didn’t get to check it out, but I will live. Plus, I was mostly anticipating my Singapore Suites class flight later in the day.
I did have access to the Thai Airways Royal Silk lounges, so I lounge hopped-for a couple of hours.
Royal Silk Lounge Concourse C -West
I quickly made my way to the Royal Silk lounge in Concourse C- West. I wasn’t extremely hungry or thirsty, but I was ready for a shower. Of course, I had to check out the food and drink options before refreshing up.
It wasn’t very crowded, which is always a plus in a business lounge. I grabbed a quick snack, checked out the slumber rooms (didn’t sleep, though), and took a quick shower before checking out the bigger lounge in Concourse D (which doesn’t have slumber rooms or showers even though it’s much larger).
Royal Silk Lounge Concourse D
The Royal Silk Lounge in Concourse D is much larger than the lounge in Concourse C (above), and offered more relaxing places to rest, food options, and a full bar.
However, it didn’t have slumber rooms or showers. Go figure. But, I had a nice meal from the buffet and then answered some emails while sipping on some whiskey. A perfect way to pass time in a lounge!
It was a little nicer, too, with the seating areas in better condition and the lounge having (overall) more style and better service.
The two Royal Silk lounges I visited were great for a quick snack, catching up on some emails, and freshening up. I think it would’ve been hard to sleep in the slumber room in the Concourse C lounge, but I didn’t try, so who knows.
I greatly preferred the Concourse D lounge as it was more spacious, and had more to offer in the food and drink department. It was a great place to regroup and surf the web before my next flight. That’s all I needed.
You will have access to the Royal Silk lounges if you’re departing in business class on any Star Alliance carrier. There are a couple of more Royal Silk lounges that I didn’t get to (or desire to) visit at BBK, but you can see their details here.
— Geoff Whitmore