| December 19, 2013
Inline image 2Inline image 3Inline image 5Inline image 4Inline image 1Bangkok, 12 December 2013 – H.E. Privy Councillor M.R. Thepkamol and Khunying Kwanta Devakula presided over the opening of the “16th Annual Bangkok’s Best Restaurant Awards 2013”, organised by Bangkok Best Dining & Entertainment Magazine, at the grand ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok recently.

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok’s Angelini Restaurant & Bar was voted the Best Italian Restaurant in Bangkok Award 2013, for 12 consecutive years, while NEXT2 Café won the Best Buffet Restaurant in Bangkok Award 2013 for two consecutive years. Both awards were voted by culinary editors of the magazine.


While cutting the ribbon to mark the opening of the “16th Annual Bangkok’s Best Restaurant Awards 2013”, from left are:

  • ·         Khunying Kwanta and H.E. Privy Councillor M.R. Thepkamol Devakula
  • ·         Mr. Arun Chopra, Managing Director of Arc Media Publishing Co.,Ltd.
  • ·         Khunying Jawaratana and Emeritus Professor Anant Tejavej
  • ·         Mr. Kieran Twomey, General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok


Mr. Omar Ugoletti (3rd from left), Chef de Cuisine of Angelini, received the Best Italian Restaurant in Bangkok-Editor’s Choice Award 2013 from Mr. Arun Chopra, Managing Director of Arc Media Publishing  Co., Ltd. (2nd from left) along with:

  • ·         Mr. Matthew Bennink, Executive Chef (left)
  • ·         Mr. Oliver Baader, Director of Food and Beverage (right)


Representatives from the hotel’s NEXT2 Café while receiving the Best Buffet Restaurant in Bangkok-Editor’s Choice Award 2013, from left are:

  • ·         Mr. Arun Chopra, Managing Director of Arc Media Publishing Co., Ltd.
  • ·         Mr. Sa-nga Somsri, Executive Sous Chef
  • ·         Ms. Anchalee Chienhen, Executive Sous Chef
  • ·         Ms. Keawalee Thongchua, NEXT2 Café Manager


Smiling faces of NEXT2 Café and Angelini colleagues with the awards received.


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