Monday, 19 December 2016

Oh Christmas Tree!

Christmas trees I've seen a few, 
but rarely has a Christmas tree stopped me in my tracks 
quite like the one at the Sofitel, Bangkok Sukhumvit.
Wow, it is delightful.


 It's hard to get a decent photo amidst the busy foyer entrance
but I don't remember a Christmas tree that has me drawn me in,
wandering round and around, like this one!


Every where you look there is something interesting.
From the choice of books 'Beautiful Youth' to the rich luxurious cushions,
candles and gifts just waiting to be unwrapped...


Just look at the detail, can you spot the reading glasses?
They've used hundreds of books through out the hotel.


Of course on top there is something special
Not a tired old fairy, or a wobbly star,
but a whole black chandelier.
So tall, it almost reaches the foyer ceiling lights.
Oh the fun they must have had designing this tree! 


The book theme is central to the Sofitel's Christmas decorations
and the staff are all happy to tell you the story of a young boy William,
whose favourite time of year was Christmas and he loved the Christmas tree.


One year his Father made a Christmas tree of books
and told young William and his brother 
that every night in December they would read one of the books.


Now William is the General Manager of Accor Hotels
It's a cute story, as is the one of the staff making all the Christmas trees
I especially liked these ones above on upturned wine glasses!

It makes it a bit tricky to read the book, or to drink the wine
but there we have it, a fun party idea for Christmas day perhaps?

We've just spent a lovely weekend at the Sofitel Sukhumvit*
looking at places to live for our upcoming move to Bangkok.



* Product Disclosure: None! We paid for our own rooms :)

Linking with thanks and a Happy Christmas 
to the team and all the bloggers 



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