Are you bored of stereotype classic, ostentatious guestrooms that feel forced? – the type with evening turn-downs involving towels folded into swans on the bed? These have become the most out-dated type of hotel nowadays, and who cares for those conventional luxury hotels when you can flavour your journey instead with one of these savvy designer hotels, in the centre of Bangkok.
DREAM Hotel Bangkok
The hotel captures your imagination with its modern character fused from eastern and western design influences. The décor exudes avant-garde and a touch of elegance, and guestrooms are highly sophisticated with high-tech equipment and luxury amenities.
VIE Hotel Bangkok
The intriguing Asian design accents in the guestrooms provide a sophisticated yet relaxed ambience, and the beds and pillow menu guarantee a great night’s sleep. The YTSB Japanese restaurant is considered to be the best sushi bar in Bangkok. Located in the heart of the city, this chic hotel also ensures easy access to major shopping and business areas.
Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road
Emphasizing the sense of ‘stylish home away from home’, the hotel has successfully harmonized Thai charm with local history into its décor. There’s a wall mural portraying Wireless Road’s music and radio background in the lobby, while each atrium has an art installation that is modern Thai – such as a tuk-tuk, and weaving looms used as modern art. The guestrooms are furnished with vintage furniture and décor items, with wall panelling and artwork inspired by traditional Thai pagodas and gazebos.
Sofitel SO Bangkok
Some hotels fade with time and the emergence of new competition, but not this highly-acclaimed designer hotel. Its design represents the five elements of life, which also expressed in the guestroom types: water, earth, wood, metal and fire. Haute couture fashion designer Christian Lacroix has been invited back to renew the look of Club Signature, the club lounge, and add a touch of 19th century French art to the inherently Thai design.
W Hotel Bangkok
The hotel exhibits an iconic element in every aspect of its design, and is furnished so glamorously that you will be dazzled in every space – for example, by the bejewelled murals that display mythical Thai creatures in the lobby, at Woo Bar, by the oversized golden boxing gloves in the guestrooms, and even inside the elevator. That’s why the hotel is one of the most iconic spots in the city.
Choose the designer hotel that inspires you most, and enjoy having more than just a room to sleep. Imagine waking up in the mornings surrounded by design and décor that makes your eyes think – in a good way. These five hotels, trust me, will never let you down.
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Special Thanks to AROUND Magazine