Sofitel So Bangkok

The Sofitel So Bangkok is a new luxury hotel set to open on February 28, 2012. It’s themed around the Five Elements Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire.

You can get a good impression of the design and theme of this hotel in this short video clip:

Design-wise, it’s a fascinating combination between an award-winning architect and five designers. Each of the five designers was in charge of creating one of the elements. Watch this “tree of life” clip:

Located in the district with the highest density of embassies and lots of businesses, it fits in very well with it’s concept of “Playful Luxury”. It’s stylish and modern, provides a great view over Bangkok’s largest public park, the Lumpini Park, and is located near BTS skytrain and MRT subway stations.

The Sofitel So Bangkok features 238 rooms + suites. The rooftop restaurant & bar is something we’re particularly excited about to try out – not that there’s a lack of them in Bangkok, but we trust that the Sofitel So will add something special to the mix.

Every room also has an Apple Mac mini and the whole area of the Sofitel So has free WiFi for it’s guests.

The Red Oven restaurant is market-styled, which is very befitting for Thailand. The center piece is an iconic Red Oven, and then the space is divided into 3 distinguished zones of design – the cuisine is international and offers a wide array of dishes. The restaurant opens from the early morning hours to 11pm.

Chocolate lovers will delight about the Chocolab, which opens from 9:30am – 7:30pm. Hand-made chocolates and fresh savouries will tickle your taste buds in a comfortable atmosphere.

For dinner there’s the Park Society Restaurant & Bar, which opens at 6pm and closes at 1am. You can enjoy spectacular views over the city with both indoor or al fresco dining.

And there’s a ballroom on the 8th floor (with a capacity for 350 people on 380 sq.m. of pillarless space). It’s designed as a modern interpretation of a Parisian opera house. You find a tasteful combination of modern styling with classic glamour. There’s an entire wall HD projection, and the acoustics in the room with 7.2 meter high ceilings are perfect.

There’s also a social area where guests can mingle before the actual event takes place.

The Box is another highlight. A 50 square meter meeting space, suspended in mid-air on the 9th floor. Here you find astonishing Bangkok panoramas – three walls are made of glass.

The Social Club is an atelier for thinking and creativity in a loft-like setting, inspired by a production house ambience. There’s also an open space with kitchen, lounge and bar, and direct access to four meeting rooms.

In fact, the Sofitel So Bangkok is a great place if you organize high-class meetings or events.

Sofitel So Bangkok
2 North Sathorn Road
Bangrak, Bangkok
Thailand 10500
Phone 02 6240 000
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Sira Boutique Hotel

For everyone who love the taste of Lanna culture, wake up with ancient wall face to face, walk only 5 minutes to shopping at the Walking Street or to Wat Pra Singha temple. Lanna was an old kingdom of Northern Thailand.

There are 17 luxury rooms with contemporary Lanna style decoration and 1 room that’s decorated in the traditional Thai style.

This isn’t a luxury hotel, but rather a nice, unique concept boutique hotel. In terms of value for money that you get here, it’s not the best in Chiang Mai, but it’s ok, and if you like their traditional Lanna style concept, it’s a good choice.

Hotel Indigo to Open New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Phuket

Hotel Indigo, one of the worlds leading luxury boutique hotel operators, announced that it will open it’s second Thailand branch – this time in the beautiful island of Phuket. The first Hotel Indigo is located in Bangkok.

The hotel will be located in the northern part of the island, on Nai Thon Beach. Phuket is a touristically very heavy developed location, and the Nai Thon Beach is still one of the few relatively untouched spots where people can enjoy the beauty of nature.

The expected opening date will be June 1st, 2014.

Jan Smits, Managing Director of IHG Asia Australasia said:

“Nai Thon beach is a beautiful neighbourhood that reflects a different side of Phuket most tourists are not exposed to. We have no doubt that Hotel Indigo Phuket Naithon Beach Resort, through its personal service and design influenced by local surroundings, will offer visitors a distinctive resort experience.”

The hotel will have 120 rooms and 15 villas, and there will be an all-day dining restaurant and bar, a spa and a swimming pool. Lots of local materials and other cultural influences will be the main theme of the resort.