8 March, 2019 – Bangkok, Thailand: Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of its newest rooftop destination, SEEN Restaurant & Bar with picturesque views overlooking the majestic Chao Phraya River at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. The city’s newest hot spot is the culinary brainchild of Portuguese chefpreneur, Olivier da Costa, following its success from the first two SEEN locations in Sao Paolo and Lisbon.
SEEN Restaurant & Bar is a rooftop restaurant, lounge and garden designed by M&J London that incorporates a series of indoor and outdoor spaces on the rooftop of Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Respecting the SEEN brand’s 1980’s-meets-Art Deco vibe, a sense of place is imbued through local materials such as bamboo, along with the use of fluid flowing forms and furniture inspired by the curves of the Chao Phraya River. Upon entering, guests will be immersed in the trendy yet relaxing atmosphere, with catchy beats from a lineup of jet-setting DJs brought in by Music Director Scotty B.
In terms of food, the floor-to-ceiling windows-wrapped restaurant on the rooftop offers a mix of international delights, synonymous with the SEEN experience. The regionally inspired cuisine designed by Chef Olivier da Costa is a rendition of locally sourced, fresh and bold flavours, presented with a flair that is best to be shared. Guests will be able to enjoy an array of culinary delights in the fluid ‘S’ shaped dining room that takes form from the SEEN logo, at the formal dining room or at the sushi bar.
After dining, guests can ascend to the exclusive skybar for daybed seating overlooking the skyline, accompanied by surreal cocktails from award-winning Head Mixologist, Mochammad Fadli. Well-known for his whimsical creations, the cocktails at SEEN are a concoction of Asian, American and European flavours, with the use of fresh ingredients and local products. There is also the addition of a specially curated list of wine and champagne available at the bar that plays well with the rooftops’ iconic abstract wall, and starry surface underfoot that reflects the night sky.
Olivier da Costa, Celebrity Chef and mastermind behind SEEN Restaurant & Bar said: “It is with great pleasure that SEEN opens our first location in Asia, right here in Bangkok, the City of Angels. Bangkok has always been at the forefront of the global culinary scene, and I believe that SEEN Bangkok will achieve the same level of success as its predecessors in Brazil and Portugal. As I always emphasize, SEEN is much more than a restaurant, but rather an experience for all the senses, proudly opening our doors to welcome all Thais and international visitors at AVANI+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel.”
Phillip Realmo, General Manager, SEEN Restaurant & Bar said: “We are delighted by the overwhelming response for the Grand Opening of SEEN Restaurant & Bar in Bangkok, joined by star-studded ensemble of Thai society’s elites and food industry experts. Voted as one of the world’s most beloved cities in numerous polls, Bangkok is the perfect backdrop for the expansion of the SEEN portfolio. With the fun-loving and adventurous spirit of its residents, SEEN aims to be a destination within a destination city that brings together an eclectic crowd in Bangkok.”
SEEN Restaurant & Bar is open daily from 6.00 pm – 1.00 am. For more information, Visit: SEENROOFTOPBANGKOK.COM or call +662 431 9120.