This is the long-awaited Bangkok sister property to the exquisite Chiang Mai heritage getaway, the 137 Pillars House. A modern take on the traditional Thai hospitality offered by the brand, it is by no means less extravagant. Soaring high in the trendy and affluent Sukhumvit neighbourhood, the all-suite property is set in a tower-block of adjoining, long stay residences. Boasting just 34 decadent rooms, it offers ultimate exclusivity across its four suite categories, each named after an illustrious period in Thai history.
Our Ayuthaya Suite was sprawling, with sensational views over Bangkok from its impressive balcony. Inside, no stone was left unturned in its painstaking design, featuring a spacious lounge, walk-in wardrobe with a view, uber-comfortable bedroom and a his-and-his bathroom complete with a bath that can only be equated to a giant ramen bowl. The services and amenities here scream luxury, with personalised, take-home washbags, daily fresh fruit and a butler standing by at all times, unobtrusive but inquisitive enough to ensure they know our every desire. Three other special treats are worth noting – the executive lounge where we dined and drank from a choice of five servings daily (if the hotel’s sky bar and talk-of-the-town Mediterranean restaurant doesn’t tempt you away); a private rooftop infinity pool and bar that’ll be the envy of your Instagram followers; and whimsically, a converted London black-cab as your house car – all shared among a maximum of 34 guests and their travelling companions.