Sleek, and filled with contemporary art installations, W Bangkok has become Ve Handojo’s choice for a stylish stay.
Standing proud in the corner of the busy Sathorn Road, W Bangkok boasts its cool logo on the exterior wall, establishing itself as the new enviable address for travellers. The 403-room property connects the business and leisure side of Bangkok in the most stylish way. Its dimly lit WOOBAR spins the urban beat and mixes electrifying cocktails, thus becoming a lifestyle hub after sunset.
The lobby welcomes guests with a bejeweled mural portraying mythical creatures of the Himmaphan Forest. Not less than 80,000 pieces of crystals are applied by the hands of 30 artisans for the mural designed by Maysa Yanovan, a local emerging artist.
Elevators to the guestrooms are clustered in a corridor with a dazzling light installation on its wall. Made up of 800 different kinds of light bulbs typically found on Bangkok’s notorious tuktuks, the installation dances differently from day to night.
A pair of oversized, golden boxing gloves sat on the king-sized bed as I entered my room that evening. That particular fun bedroom accessory spells traditional Muay Thai in glam. The room is made stylish with pop-up neon colours and translucent, coloured glass planks create privacy between resting and bathing spaces. Custom designed chrome furniture work together with crocodile skin padded beds to spell luxury with a tech-savvy tablet by the bed that operates lightings, sound, and air conditioning.
The cutting edge Away Spa is located on the sixth floor, and is designed to be an escape within an escape. Each treatment room features unique glowing beds with four different colour tones to suit the mood; green for calm and peaceful atmosphere, red to increase body energy, purple to encourage happiness, and pink for romance and sensuality. Post treatment, enjoy the Detox Zone that includes sauna, steam, jacuzzi, and an avant garde hammam.
The hotel is a mere two-minute’s walk from the nearest skytrain station, Chong Nonsi, so it is easy to trick Bangkok’s heavy traffic, and the strategic location gives access to the commercial district as well as nightlife heaven of Silom. Hip, fashionable, and well-designed, W Bangkok can easily be claimed as the city’s most voguish address for both business travellers and vacationers alike.
106 North Sathorn Road
Tel: +66 2344 4000