Rooftops have a wonderful way of bringing people together. Perched high above the hustle and bustle, these elevated spaces raise your spirits and stimulate your senses, allowing you to leave the stress and strain of everyday life grounded at street level.
These crowning venues have a unique ambience and a sense of space that other restaurants or bars simply cannot command; they host life’s special occasions, create fantastic photo opportunities, make Instagrammable moments and provide the pinnacle of romance on a honeymoon or couple’s vacation.
SALA Hospitality Group, the Thai beach resort and boutique hotel specialist, has created a collection of design-led rooftop spaces that showcase some of Thailand’s most spectacular sceneries. From the azure Andaman Sea to the glistening cityscapes of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the rolling hills of Khao Yai and the ancient temples of Ayutthaya, guests can admire many truly iconic views that can only be experienced from SALA’s outstanding rooftops.
At SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach, the five-star seafront retreat, guests can dine under the stars at the Rooftop Restaurant. Savour flavourful fusion cuisine and tasty Thai tapas on tables that appears to float above a reflective pond, as the sun sets over the endless ocean and time seems to stand still. These precious moments will linger in your memory for a lifetime. Cocktail prices start from just THB 320++ per drink.
sala boutique specialises in creating intimate experiences in highly desirable Thai destinations, including exquisite riverside settings. At sala rattanakosin, guests can soak up the panoramic riverscape of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya, the “River of Kings”, and Wat Arun, the golden “Temple of Dawn” on the opposite bank, whilst enjoying cool beverages and light dishes such as flatbreads and grilled dishes at the open-air Rooftop Bar and Terrace.
The Chao Phraya also sets the scene for elevated evenings at sala ayutthaya, the stylish boutique hotel in Thailand’s ancient capital. Overlooking the river and UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples, including Wat Phutthaisawan, the hotel’s new Rooftop Lounge & Bar is an inviting rustic-chic space where guests can chill out after their day of exploration, accompanied by contemporary tapas, charcuterie and cheese platters, fine wines, craft beers and more. Signature cocktails include the Rooftop Blue Moon, Chao Phraya and Welcome to Ayutthaya, with prices starting from THB 320++.
At sala lanna in Chiang Mai, guests can sit back and relax at an idyllic alfresco lounge, as the famous Ping Rivers flows gently past. This refined Rooftop Bar, which also overlooks the hotel’s glistening swimming pool, promises cool drinks and 360-degree vistas of the historic cityscape and mysterious mountains beyond. Sit back and sip signature drinks, like our Lanna Passion Sour cocktail, as the sun sets over the hills.
Finally at sala khaoyai, guests can create magical memories with a Rooftop Barbecue on their own private villa. With breath-taking views stretching out across the verdant Khao Yai Valley, the resort’s expert chefs will prepare a selection of freshly-grilled specialties, accompanied by Thai appetisers, salads and desserts. Book a private rooftop barbecue with seafood (THB 2,190++ per set), pork or chicken (THB 1,690++ per set) for two people.
Whether you’re seeking a serene setting for sunset drinks, a dramatic destination for dinner, or an unforgettable place to host an intimate private party or family occasion, SALA’s collection of rooftop restaurants and bars allow you to soak up many of the most stunning landscapes that Thailand has to offer.
To learn more about SALA Hospitality Group, please visit www.salahospitality.com.