This stunning addition to the high-end hotel scene in Bangkok originally opened, to much acclaim, in March of 2019, only to shut down a year later. But, after several false starts during the pandemic, it reopened in September 2022 and is finally set for its moment in the sun.
The 30-story building is a standout in its own right, shaped like two hands pressed together in renowned Thai greeting gesture, the wai – and the same generous spirit of hospitality extends throughout. With a new managing director in charge – Sandra Watermann, who previously oversaw their sister property in Phuket – it’s in very capable hands, and ready to go toe to toe with the very best accommodation in the city.
The surrounding Phloenchit neighborhood might be commercial rather than cool, but it’s ideally located for exploring most parts of the city (not least because the hotel has its own SkyTrain entrance on the third floor). It’s close to many of the city’s biggest malls too, though step off the main roads and you’re rewarded with leafy, residential side streets.
Lifts whisk you to reception on the 7th floor and a lobby showcasing contemporary Thai artists. Check-in is fast and, as becomes apparent throughout your stay, the whole experience is light-touch. Staff are there when you need them, but otherwise it’s all very discrete. Across the 158 rooms they’re aiming for a “home away from home” feel – if “home” just happens to be a contemporary, elegantly-furnished residence. Beyond the standard rooms, there are 17 ultra-luxury lodgings, including a two-bedroom Sky Pool Suite and three “Houses” with their own plunge pools and terraces. Even the entry-level “Deluxe” rooms (starting from THB 10,800) are next-level, with Frette linens and floor-to-ceiling windows.