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A survey on the smoking-room ratio in hotels of Bangkok


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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 Hote
l 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 guest
rooms 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 Phraya River.2008

(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 sunlight.2008

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 hall.


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 32%.



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 from
the 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 the
attitude 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 a
person 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 air traveler. 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 18.6%.


Ayutthaya

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 excitement of the ancient city 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 Naraesuan 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

 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok has the total of 393 guest rooms. Smoking rooms are 60-70,
consisting of 15% to 18% of the total rooms.
 In 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%.
 Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has the total of 799 rooms. Smoking rooms are 93, consisting
of 12% of total.
 Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel Towers has the total of 740 rooms. The number of smoking rooms
is 250, that is 34% of the total.
 Millennium 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.
 Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok has the total of 354 guest rooms. Smoking rooms are 113,
consisting of 32% of the entire rooms.

 J W 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%.
 In 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
Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Junhaku Miyamoto

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A partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from dangers of tobacco.


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

 
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Ayuttaya, World heritage  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 February 2009.
This page was partly revised in November 2012 and June 2013, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.



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