Bangkok the best in HK magazine survey
By The Sunday Nation

Bangkok has been named the "best leisure destination" in Asia-Pacific, and Phuket is ranked second by the readers of Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine in its Annual Travel Awards 2008 in Hong Kong.

The Thai capital was also ranked the second in the Best Business City in Southeast Asia category, the Thai Foreign Ministry reported yesterday.

Banyan Tree Phuket Hotel and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa were voted first and third "Best Resort Hotel in Asia-Pacific" respectively, while Novotel in Suvarnabhumi Airport ranked second in the category of Best Airport Hotel in Asia-Pacific. Bangkok's Ascott Sathorn and Fraser Place Langsuan were also voted first and third in the category of Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific respectively.