In addition to luxury hotels that seem to always be in style, more and more boutique hotels have been surfacing and winning the hearts of travellers. With so many options to choose from, you would probably have difficulties in finding the best hotels to spend the year-end holiday. Luckily, we’re here to help you! We present you our picks for must-stay hotels in BANGKOK.
// SOFITEL SO BANGKOK //
—The Story: Hailed as the city’s first truly urban design hotel, Sofitel So Bangkok prides itself for representing the best of Thailand’s vibrant capital. Situated in the prime location, the hotel presents a perfect balance between contemporary and classic wonder, much like Bangkok itself. To achieve that, President Verawat Ongvasith invited Thailand’s best known talents to design the hotel. One of them is architect Smith Obayawat, who created the hotel’s hardback book-like structure. The hotel also provides a wide range of well-being facilities, which include an infinity pool, beautiful garden terrace and spa.
—Rooms: 238 rooms and suites, categorised into 8 types. The rooms come in different designs and themes that are inspired by the four elements: earth, water, wood and metal (the fire element is used in public areas and restaurants).
—Eating and Drinking: Red Oven restaurant; MIXO bar; Park Society rooftop restaurant & bar; HI-SO private cabanas; Club Signature.
2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok; 66/2624 0000; sofitel.com
// THE EUGENIA HOTEL & SPA //
—The Story: To know the full story behind the Eugenia Hotel & Spa, one must go back to 1998, when Mr. Eugene, the hotel’s previous owner who is Taiwanese by birth, fell in love with Thailand. The story goes that, when Mr. Eugene visited Vietnam, he met an old lady who then became the inspiration for the hotel. The Eugenia Hotel & Spa has now become a favourite place to spend a relaxing holiday. Its colonial-style building offers a piece of tranquillity in the bustling city, and so is the Eugenia Spa, where a team of talented therapists will treat you with a true Thai spa experience.
—Rooms: 12 suites. The suites are classified into 4 types, from the luxurious Eugenia Suite that comes with an entrance foyer to the Sawadee Suite, the Wattana Suite and the Siam Suite. All suites are equipped with antique furnishings and modern amenities.
—Eating and Drinking: Dan Beach Bradley dining room; Zheng He Lounge.
267, Soi Sukhumvit 31 Klongton-Nua Wattana Bangkok; 66/2259 9011-18