A survey on the smoking-room ratio in hotels of Bangkok and Ayutthaya
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok
The smoking-room rate to total guest rooms of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Bangkok is over 15%.
(L) Outside dinning place of the hotel faced to the Chao Phraya River.(R)
A sign board shows the
outside smoking area.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is a five-star hotel in Bangkok owned in part
and managed by Mandarin
-Oriental Hotel Group. It is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River,
the original structure was
the first hotel built in Thailand when it opened as The Oriental in 1879. The hotel is a favorite of
celebrity visitors to Bangkok. The hotel contains 358 rooms and 35 unique
suites. The numbers of
smoking rooms are between 60 and 70. They cannot disclose the exact number.
That means the
hotel provide the flexible room for smokers and non-smokers at the different day. The smoking-room
rate is 15-18% to the total guest rooms. There is a smoking place outside in a garden.
The Peninsula Hotel Bangkok
(L) The front entrance of the Peninsula Hotel Bangkok.
(R) No smoking sign plate at the entrance of the bar.
The Peninsula Hotel Bangkok always welcomes a foreign guest and is located
in a good river view
site of the Chao Phraya River.
The Peninsula Bangkok is a luxury hotel located at the end of the Charoennakon
Road directly beside
the Chao Phraya River. This place is quiet, that is far separated from
the Bangkok's urban noise.
The Hotel has own numerous awards for luxury and hospitality,as one of the best hotels in Bangkok.
Due to the W-shaped structure, there is a view over the river from all
guest rooms. Total number of
rooms is 370. There are 120 smoking rooms. It locates on the 36th and 37th
floor of the hotel.
The smoking-room rate to total is 32%. The attitude of hotel staffs was
so good and friendly.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts over the Chao Phraya River
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is a Hong Kong based company. The hotel is
complexes of two wings
over the view of the Chao Phraya River. It is located with an easy access
to the Saphan Taksin BTS
station. The total number of guest room is 799. Of these, 93 are smoking-guest rooms. The smoking
-room rate to total guest rooms is 12%.
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Towers
(L) The Sheraton seen from the other side of Chao Phraya River.
(R) A hotel boat which links the Sheraton and Saphan Taksin BTS station.
The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel is located near the Chao Phraya Express
Boat Pier. It is convenient
to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Arun of Bangkok. The hotel staffs at
the front-desk are friendly.
The total number of guest rooms is 250. Smoking guestrooms are 250, consisting the smoking-room
rate to total is 34%.
Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel
(L) Sunrise seen from a Hilton guest room. (R) Sunset seen from the Chao
(L) At the night time, a hotel guest enjoys seeing cruise boats come and
go in the Chao Phraya River.
The hotel over the river is Sheraton. (R) A breakfast served in a morning
The Hotel pool overlooking Chao Phraya River and Bangkok city. 2008
(L) The spa room of Hilton. (R) Millennium Hilton at night time.2008
Millennium Hilton Hotel, Bangkok is a luxury accommodation in Thailand's
Capital. This hotel has
a great view over the skyline of Thailand's capital. It was opened in 2006.
A roof pool on the third
floor was just like a floating water basin on the sky.When we stayed in the Millennium Hilton in 2008,
after the incident of illegal occupation of the Suvarnabhumi International
Airport, all hotel staff
members were very kindly with a smiling face. However, when we stayed in
September 2012, their
attitude was so bad, as if we could not believe that this was the same hotel we stayed before, making
our mind not ever use Millennium Hilton Hotel, Bangkok in the future.
The number of total guest rooms is 543. Of these, 69 are the smoking-room.
The smoking-room rate
to total guest rooms in the Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel is 12%. All
restaurants are smokefree.
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. An elegant surroundings is evident to the lobby
Four season Hotel in Bangkok is a deluxe, classic, high-grade accommodation.
In a courtyard,a tropical
plant grows thick, and many carps are swimming in the pond. The correspondence
of staffs is good.
The total guest rooms are 354, smoking rooms are 113. As a result, the smoking-room rate to total is
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
This hotel is not recommended for the customer services.
The Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok is located at the two-minute waking distance
fromthe Chit Lom BTS
station. A large white building is outstanding in a busy Bangkok street.
All visitors have to accept an
extend security check before entering the hotel. From theattitude of hotel staffs, we did not feel
warmth. No information about the hotel was disclosed, including the number
of a guest room. However,
we can find the total guest rooms are 380, according to a guidebook. This
hotel is not recommended
to all tourists except for aperson who makes much of security in fact.
JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok
JW Marriott Hotel. A business man often uses this hotel. The interior is
based on the black granite.
This high-grade business hotel is using a black granite stone in many facilities. A hotel staff at the front
desk is friendly.The total guest rooms are 441. Smoking rooms are 84, resulting
the smoking-room rate
to the total is 19%.
Hotel Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Hotel Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
This hotel is connected with the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, and it locates
at the very convenient
place for an airtraveler. The total rooms are 612, of which nonsmoking
rooms are 498, consisting of
81.4% of guest rooms. The smoking-room rate to the total guest rooms is
Krungsri River Hotel, Ayutthaya
(L) The front entrance of Krungsri River Hotel, Ayutthaya
(R) An ashtray beside the stairway to the hotel entrance.
(L) No-smoking sign plate at the entrance of the bar
(R) A smoker is having a smoke at the outside designated area of restaurant.
The Krungsri River, a luxurious four-star hotel with great heritage, is
nestled in the energy and excite
-ment of the ancientcity of Ayutthaya. A city once was a capital of the
majestic kingdom of Thailand,
and a place where thousands of people visit every day.The Krungsri River
invites you to explore the
many possibilities within Ayutthaya. The hotel is located in the heart of Ayutthaya right off the Nara
-esuan Bridge that crosses the great Pa Sak River.
The total guest rooms of Krungsri River Hotel are 201. Of these, 133 are
smoking rooms, which are
located on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floor of the building.The smoking-room
rate to total guest rooms
is 66% , which is highest in the studied hotels in Thailand.
Smoking-room ratio in Hotels in Bangkok
$B!!(BMandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok has the total of 393 guest rooms. Smoking
rooms are 60-70,
consisting of 15% to 18% of the total rooms.
$B!!(BIn the Peninsula Hotel Bangkok, total number of smoking rooms is 120,
that locate on
the 36th and 37th floor at the hotel. The rate of smoking rooms to the
total is 32%.
$B!!(BShangri-La Hotels & Resorts has the total of 799 rooms. Smoking rooms
are 93, consisting
of 12% of total.
$B!!(BRoyal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Towers has the total of 740 rooms. The number
of smoking rooms
is 250, that is 34% of the total.
$B!!(BMillennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel has the total of 543 guest rooms. The
number of smoking
rooms is 69, which is 12% of the total guest rooms.
$B!!(BFour Seasons Hotel Bangkok has the total of 354 guest rooms. Smoking rooms
consisting of 32% of the entire rooms.
$B!!(BJ$B!!(BW Marriott Hotel Bangkok has the total 441 rooms. In 84 rooms, smoking
is allowed. The
percentage to total guest rooms to the total is 19%.
$B!!(BIn Hotel Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, total guest rooms are 612,
of which non-
smoking rooms are 498, consisting of 81.4% of guest rooms. The rests of
guest rooms are smoking.
The percentage of smoking rooms at this hotel is 18.6%.
A smoking-room ratio (percentage) in the major Bangkok hotels
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Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
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based on-the-spot investigation.
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A partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from dangers of
Hotels, that have the smoking and non-smoking rooms, do not adequately
protect people from the
dangers of tobacco. That is the conclusion of a new San Diego State University study published in
the Journal Tobacco Control.
Researchers took air quality readings and tested surfaces for evidence
of tobacco-smoke in a random
sample of San Diego hotel rooms. Ten hotels had complete smoking bans while
30 others had some
dedicated non-smoking rooms. Compared with hotels that prohibit smoking,
hotels with only partial
bans had higher surface and air nicotine levels.
That was true even in the non-smoking rooms in hotels with a partial ban.Only
five U.S. states ,
Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Vermond and Wisconsin, require all motel and hotel rooms to be
smoke free. Four cities in California, including Santa Monica, have such
a law. Researchers say guests
who want to avoid tobacco exposure should stay only in smoke-free hotels.
Source: KPBS, San Diego, May 15, 2013
$B!!(BSmoking ban in restaurants and bars in Thailand
$B!!(BSmoking rooms in hotels in Thailand
$B!!(BSmoking ban in Bangkok and Ayutaya
$B!!(BSmoking ban in railways of Thailand
Arrival to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport$B!!(B The city of Bangkok Bangkok Palaces
Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Bangkok Floating market in Thailand$B!!(B The railways in and around Bangkoko
Ayuttaya, World heritage$B!!(B Departure from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken in January 2009, the article was written in
This page was partly revised in November 2012 and June 2013, by Junhaku
Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.