ASIA'S first Embassy Suites hotel opens this month in Bangkok. The concept of the American franchise is to offer two-room suites for the price of one, enabling executives to conduct business, and even hold meetings, in their own rooms. Additional extras include breakfast on the house and two hours of free cocktails every evening. The Embassy Suites Windsor Palace is located between Sukhumvit Sois 18 and 20. Within the 38-storey property are 460 two-room suites. It is managed by the Hong Kong company, Koppen Yan Zimmerman (KYZ), and spokesman See Foon Koppen said the hotel would have twice the appeal and guests would get twice the comfort for the same price they would pay for a single room at a similarly priced hotel in the city. Suites have a bedroom and a spacious living room as well as a small kitchen area with a microwave, coffee-maker and refrigerator. Dining, entertainment and conference/banquet facilities are extensive. There is an English pub, a Japanese restaurant, 24-hour coffee shop and a roof-top entertainment centre featuring an American bar, pool and games room, state-of-the-art discotheque, karaoke rooms, a jazz lounge with live music and a bistro-style restaurant. Meeting and banquet facilities enable the hotel to cater for conferences with up to 4,000 delegates. Plans are going ahead to open a second Asian Embassy Suites hotel in Sarawak, although Ms Koppen said it was not scheduled for another two years. KYZ is introducing another American hotel concept to Asia later this year. The flagship Hampton Inn will open next October in Bangkok. Hampton's philosophy is to cater for the business traveller with a limited expense account, or value-conscious vacationers. Three or four adults can share a room at the two-person rate. Children aged 18 and under can stay with their parents free of charge. Breakfast is free, as are local phone calls and the movie channel on TV. A hospitality suite is available for small business meetings or social functions. Hampton Inn Bangkok is a 200-room property on Sukhumvit's Soi 3, close to the airport expressway and within walking distance of the embassy district. KYZ chairman Rudiger Koppen said the US$20-million hotel being developed by the Extel Company would be one of the few four-star properties in Bangkok to benefit from the sales and marketing support of an international chain.