This is what Thailand would look like today if the Khmer kings had won their wars and now ruled over Siam. Clear forms, dark wood, white walls, and flowing light fabrics—none of characteristically colorful Thai splendor. We can thank the Khmer for both Angkor Wat and a sort of seriousness—nice, stylish, and real. The hotel in the middle of Bangkok’s business district upholds the highest standard.
Contemporarily luxurious, the Sofitel So Bangkok is an urban design hotel overlooking the lush Lumphini Park. The multi-sensory indulgence begins upon entering the 238-room hotel—a playful interpretation of the five elements of water, earth, wood, metal, and fire is incorporated throughout the public spaces and rooms alike. The centerpiece of the design is Christian Lacroix’s “The Tree of Life”. Our tip: be sure to visit the pool, which is one of the most iconic in all of Thailand.
Consistently voted The Best Hotel in the World this iconic legend of hospitality was established in 1887 on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It has hosted The Who’s Who of visitor’s to Bangkok ranging from Royalty, Head of State, Celebrities and Pop Stars. This is due to it’s impeccable standards of service, luxurious facilities and personalized guest recognition. Throughout the hotel the staff at all levels address guests by their name.
Most recently it was awarded Best City Hotel in Bangkok at TTG Travel Awards 2013
Cool and colorful, this loft hotel is a top choice for young urbanites. Centrally located near major hot spots on Sukhumvit Soi 11, the room fee includes an entrance to the (in)famous Levels and the Q Bar, both just around the corner. Day and night, refuel in their comfy, tech savvy rooms designed for connected party animals. On the menu: room service, a roof top infinity pool, a hearty breakfast, and even a free tuk tuk ride to the closest subway to ease you up after a wild night.
Bringing together the finest in Thai hospitality and 380 exquisite rooms and suites, this hotel is the perfect balance between function and luxury. With features like an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a grand ballroom that looks like something from the Titanic. But as with many things, it’s about the small touches here, such as the bottles of freshly made juice waiting for guests in each room, perfectly chilled to wash away the Bangkok heat. Enjoy!
Comfortable luxury in the heart of the city with easy access to the SkyTrain makes it a favorite with the business crowd. Recently renovated rooms offer a view of the city skyline and all the modern bells and whistles. Other attractions include charming service, a top-notch spa, and a beautiful, free-form swimming pool in a tropical garden on the 10th floor. Their dining options include Italian, Thai, and fusion, while The Living Room is recognized as Bangkok’s top jazz venue.
For centuries, Bangkok has been able to pull off building the most luxurious housing in the middle of large, ravenous streets. There were always royal palaces amid the chaotic ferment, and this residence, located on an arterial road, is one of these. Discrete classical music, flowing water, and the discreet charms of the bourgeoisie, surrounded by a most luxuriously outfitted ambiance, allow you to leave the big city and its millions of hectic inhabitants behind.
The Okura Prestige offers an unapologetically Japanese luxury experience with 240 appointed rooms and suites with sweeping views of the dynamic skyline—Japanese hospitality at its best. The attention to detail is undisputable, from the Zen-inspired interiors to the kimono-clad staff and the triple-layered windows for true peace and quiet. Despite having a strong focus on business travelers, the stunningly curved infinity pool on the 25th floor offers the perfect location for relaxation and superlative views of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to Yamazato, serving up Kaiseki Ryori (Japanese haute cuisine)
This iconic lifestyle and party hotel is an embodiment of the W brand—and certainly doesn’t fail to impress. This stylish haven is vibrant and sleek, engaging a wide color palette and cutting-edge design throughout. The 403 rooms offer all the luxuries one would expect from a W, while the public areas have a unique vibe echoing Bangkok’s lively ambiance. The WOOBAR on the ground floor is a posh hangout for jetsetters and fashionistas—be sure to dress to impress.