The Atlanta is Thailand's most genuinely historic hotel. It is also uniquely different from other hotels.
Located deep in the heart of Bangkok and within easy reach of the main airport by taxi or by Airport Rail Link connecting with BTS (also known as the Sky Train), and also within easy reach of Old Bangkok by BTS and Chaopraya River Express (also known as the river bus), The Atlanta offers the facilities, policies and ambiance of a wholesome tropical resort and a pukka private club.
Uniquely, The Atlanta's premises are open only to residents. Outsiders are not permitted to enter the premises or even to patronize the restaurant. This makes The Atlanta club-like: very private, secure and secluded. This private club-like quality appeals to families who are concerned about the safety of their children, and to respectable singles and couples who seek a more private and peaceful environment, but also to academics on sabbatical who prefer a more secluded setting. The wholesome club-like quality of The Atlanta is reinforced by our strict 'no sex tourists', 'no drugs', 'no smoking anywhere on the premises' and 'zero tolerance for trouble-makers' policies which are endorsed by all our guests. The Atlanta's staff respect the privacy of our residents, and the staff and environment are very family-friendly, but parents are kindly requested to keep their children under control so they do not disturb other guests.
The Atlanta's distinctive mystique and strong creative energy make it particularly popular with artists and writers. Many books have been written at The Atlanta. The foyer / lobby is lined with cabinets filled with books and recordings by our guests.
Uniquely, too, The Atlanta is an animal sanctuary, albeit a private and unofficial one. The Atlanta is home to dozens of rescued cats, terrapins and one dog. The cats live in the staff section though some are released into the garden and the foyer / lobby during the daytime. None are allowed into the restaurant or upstairs to guests' rooms. The terrapins live in a spacious enclosure in the garden. We regret we are unable to accommodate any more animals. Furthermore, our jungle-like old-growth luxuriant tropical garden is a haven for urban wildlife, principally birds and squirrels. The Atlanta naturally attracts animal lovers but also those who seek an oasis in Bangkok for a long-term sojourn.
Near the historic pool at The Atlanta is a small gym with machines and weight stacks but no free-weights.
All products used by The Atlanta and all sub-contractors engaged by The Atlanta are selected on the basis of their eco-friendliness.
The metaphysics of The Atlanta do not and are not meant to appeal to everybody. The Atlanta is not in the mass market: The Atlanta caters to a very special minority. Over 90% of our guests are regularly returning guests who come back year after year, decade after decade, generation after generation. They are our old friends. They know our staff, and many know each other. Nearly all our new guests are introduced to us by regularly returning guests. We have no passing trade and, indeed, we may sometimes be reluctant to accept reservations from total strangers if we feel they might not understand what The Atlanta is about. That reluctance is encouraged by our regularly returning guests who want us to preserve the unique ethos of The Atlanta. The Atlanta is, as such, not a ‘hotel’. It is sui generis. The Atlanta is the lodestar and cynosure of wholesome tourism.
Profits?!? The owners of The Atlanta are indifferent to profits, which is why our tariffs are so low. Profits are not the reason why The Atlanta exists! The Atlanta's raison d'etre is something of far higher value than profits. We keep our tariffs low for our friends and regularly returning guests. So long as our friends and regularly guests love us and return to stay with us whenever they come to Bangkok, so long as the staff - nearly all of whom have been with us for decades - can earn good money and have a good life with us, and so long as the animals in our sanctuary can be well looked after and have a good life with us, the owners are happy!
“If you understand what The Atlanta is all about, you will love it!
If you look upon The Atlanta as only a place to stay, you will miss the point!”
「究極のカルトホテル」については、Google and Trip Advisor の
HAMMOCKS, DECK-CHAIRS, SUN BEDS, RECLINERS, TABLES & CHAIRS
AROUND THE POOL AND IN THE GARDEN
プール 24時間営業 オールナイトイルミネイション
ザ タイランド サブ アクア クラブは、アトランタホテルの創始者で
Dr Max Hennによって創設されました。
Photo by Dr. C.H.