Tapping into the global popularity of Thai boxing (Muay Thai), the St. Regis Bangkok is adding the first Thai boxing ring in a five-star Bangkok hotel. To coincide with the boxing ring¹s debut, the hotel also has launched a new wellness program incorporating authentic training experiences, developed by an on-staff expert and the hotel¹s Executive Chef Chris Miller.
“Thai boxing is the national sport of Thailand and has grown in popularity around the globe. The St. Regis Bangkok is proud offer guests an on-staff Thai boxing instructor, Mr. Boonsanong Borchae ¬ or, ‘Coach Jack’ as he is referred to by students, ¬ who provides guests with an elevated training experience,” said. Marta Martin, Hotel Manager of The St. Regis Bangkok. “Coach Jack, who also privately trains local celebrities, brings more than 15 years of Thai boxing expertise to the hotel and holds a degree in Sport Science.”
Thai boxing is steeped in tradition and known as the “Art of Eight Limbs’’ for its combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins. During customized training sessions tailored for beginners through skilled practitioners, Coach Jack guides participants on the traditions, rituals and customs of the sport. The training focuses on precision and safety while ensuring full enjoyment of their Thai boxing immersion. Complimentary equipment is provided (fitted gloves and knee pads) along with water and fresh towels.
The new Thai boxing ring was designed to provide function with an eye towards a safe and authentic experience, with padded floors, ropes and corners. The ring is located within the 15th floor Wellness Center, which features an array of TechnoGym ellipticals, treadmills and stationary bikes; free weights; TRX suspension trainers; exercise mats and foam rollers. Thai boxing training sessions are $44 per hour, plus taxes, for St. Regis Bangkok in-house guests, or $63 per hour plus taxes for non-guests.
Located on the prestigious Rajadamri Road, in the heart of the city, The St. Regis Bangkok is situated in the heart of the city’s key commercial corridor, among worldwide corporate offices, magnificent high-end shopping and Lumpini Park. The St. Regis Bangkok offers 229 guest rooms, including 51 suites, The Owner¹s Penthouse, 4-Bedroom residences and 53 residential units with the renowned St. Regis Butler Service offering personal attention to every guest at any hour.
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