This old Bangkok favourite invited us to try out the top suite on its quirkily reimagined Heritage Floor, where Thailand is brought to life in lyrical ‘One Night in Bangkok’ fashion – kitsch, playful and decidedly Siamese.
The hotel’s owners decided to swim against the tide of hotel-based wellness, converting the expansive spa floor into more rooms that come with club-access. After all, Bangkok is hardly short of great spas, some of the best of which are just a short walk away.
The hotel doesn’t take itself too seriously and, as a result, is a lot of fun. Design is at its heart – albeit of the eclectic and somewhat uncurated variety. Its Party House One restaurant and fine-dining Taan are the talk of the area and offer delicious options for all. The buffet lunch at the former is belly-busting. The rooftop bar offers views over this retro-part of town, fronted by the imposing 1930s National Stadium.
Back in the room, we were in a large, contemporary Thai space, with everything you would expect from a Bangkok hotel of this level. But the magical part comes on the suite’s terrace – an outdoor Jacuzzi where you can watch the sunset and soak in (literally) the soundtrack of this amazing city. If you’re so inclined, you can quickly switch up the mood from chilled to party, from romantic to indulgent. Back inside, the options are the same, with a large comfy bed, Malin+Goetz amenities and Marshall Bluetooth speakers to help you set the scene.
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While you’re Out There
If you know what you’re looking for, you should take a trip to the chaotic but quintessential Bangkok shopping experience that is the MBK mall.