Tapping into the global popularity of Thai boxing (Muay Thai), the St. Regis Bangkok announced the addition of the first Thai boxing ring in a five-star Bangkok hotel. To coincide with the boxing ring¹s debut, the hotel also 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 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 USD$44 per hour plus taxes for St. Regis Bangkok in-house guests, or USD$63 per hour plus taxes for non-guests.
To complement the new Thai Boxing sessions, the hotel offers several additional options that can enhance a guest¹s overall wellness experience:
- Total Wellness Dining Program: Guests may opt for a nutritional consultation with Executive Chef Chris to create a customized meal program to follow during their stay. Guests may choose from three categories: Muscle Builder (focusing on foods that help muscle building), Refuel (healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner choices that replenish the body) and Calorie Watch (for those looking to limit high-calorie indulgences). Pricing for the dining program is dependent upon the number of meals chosen.
- Fit & Go at ELEMIS Spa: As an added fitness option, F-EMS training at the ELEMIS Spa provides a full-body workout to tone and shape the body, increasing endurance and achieving a deep muscle workout. F-EMS training works 350 muscles simultaneously to burn more than 1,000 calories in 25 minutes with the guidance of a Body Contouring Specialist. The package includes a 30-minute F-EMS session and is offered for USD$78 plus taxes. ELEMIS Spa, located in the Wellness Center, also offers pampering body and skin treatments in an impeccable setting of elegant, Thai-inspired luxury that reflect a fine balance of tradition and innovation.
To learn more about the new Thai boxing ring as well as the wellness and fitness program at the St. Regis Bangkok, visit www.stregisbangkok.com.