Press Release

Press Release

Angelini and NEXT2 Cafe at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok won Bangkok's Best Restaurant Awards 2013


Bangkok, 9 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 and 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 Award 2013, for 12 consecutive years, while NEXT2 Cafe won the Best Buffet Restaurant Award 2013 for two consecutive years.  Both awards were voted by culinary editors of the magazine.

Photo 1: While cutting the ribbon the 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

Photo 2: Mr. Omar Ugoletti (3rd from left), Chef de Cuisine of Angelini, received the Best Italian Restaurant - Editor's Choice Award 2013 from Mr. Arun Chopra (2nd from left) along with:

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

Photo 3: Representatives from the hotel's NEXT2 Cafe while receiving the Best Buffet Restaurant - 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. Kewalee Thongchua, NEXT2 Cafe Manager


Rashana Pimolsindh
Director of Communications

Sirirat Traisupa
Communications Manager

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
Tel: (66 2) 236 7777
Fax: (66 2) 236 0280

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