1 June marks the start of Pride Month, the month-long global event that commemorates and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.
While brands all over the world are busy slapping a rainbow filter on their logos, The Siam hotel has gone one step further by being the main sponsor of ‘Getaway’, Singapore’s first gay BL (Boys Love) web drama series.
Dear Straight People,
As the main sponsor of ‘Getaway’, The Siam was instrumental in making Singapore’s first gay BL web drama series a reality.
The Siam is proud to support this project created by Dear Straight People.
While The Siam has always had a strong history of support for the LGBTQ+ community; we believe supporting this gay drama in terms of sponsorship and primary film location is a fun and unique way to showcase The Siam as an iconic luxury riverside hotel in Bangkok and open our exclusive hideaway to even more LGBTQ+ guests from around South East Asia.’General Manager, Nick Downing
Comprising 5 episodes, ‘Getaway’ centers on the adventures of a Singaporean protagonist called Sam, who flees to Bangkok after his coming out to his conservative father goes horribly wrong. In Bangkok, Sam searches for his exiled gay uncle for guidance. But his search leads him to Top instead, where a whirlwind romance soon ensues between the two.
Created by Dear Straight People founder Sean Foo, ‘Getaway’ sets itself apart from other BL dramas by featuring an openly gay director (Ark Saroj) alongside an openly queer cast from Singapore and Thailand.
The cast includes award-winning Singaporean talents Hirzi Zulkiflie and Steven David Lim, alongside Thai actors Paween ‘Snooker’ Nalieng (Gay Ok Bangkok) and Sirinutt ‘Sean’ Cholvibool (Bangkok G Story). Zymone, a trans drag queen and alumni of The Voice Thailand, is also part of the ‘Getaway’ cast.
Of course, it would be a shame to only showcase the Riverside Pool Villa considering the fact that The Siam is set on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the city side of the Chao Phraya river.
The pride themed photoshoot takes place throughout The Siam, which is incidentally designed by internationally acclaimed openly gay architect Bill Bensley.
The Siam will also be offering an exclusive deal for fans of ‘Getaway’.
Use the exclusive code GETAWAYTHESIAM to enjoy a complimentary double upgrade when you reserve a two-night stay at one of The Siam’s signature suites.
Pay at Maenam Suite rate for Courtyard Pool Villa: THB 50,000++ for two nights
Pay at Riverview Suite for Riverview Pool Villa: THB 59,000++ for two nights
• Daily breakfast for two at restaurant
• A welcome cocktail for two once per stay
• Complimentary minibar (snacks & non-alcoholic beverages; replenished daily)
• Personal butler service
• Complimentary WiFi property wide
• Mobile with internet access / Global call dialing
• Daily fresh tropical fruit
• Shuttle boat between the hotel and Bangkok’s central Sathorn pier
Stay Period: 1 June – 31 October 2022
Booking Period: 1 – 30 June 2022 (Pride Month)
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