This is the fifth W Hotel I am reviewing around the globe and therefore I am very familiar with what it has to offer as a young, funky vibrant hotel, located in Bangkok. The hotel’s idyllic location in Silom allows me to dive into the middle of the action in Bangkok whenever I choose.
The grounds of the W Bangkok have two buildings, one of it is the 31 floors and 402 room hotel building which was opened in December 2012 and the other is the historical colonial building called The House on Sathorn. This colonial building is just stunning to look at and very unique here in Bangkok. It has recently been restored to its original state. I was taken on a private tour and was blown away on how beautiful it is. This colonial mansion was built in 1889 which is now Thai national listed heritage home. I was asked to experience the Dining Room which was listed in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2017. I also took the liberty of doing a fashion and lifestyle shoot here. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s worth every effort to take advantage of wining and dining here and to also showcase your latest fashion style. Dior and Chanel are some of the household names that book private functions at The House On Sathorn.
No back to the hotel building and when entering the lobby I noticed that the decor and concept is inspired by the famous Muay Thai boxing sport. So to be greeted by the bejewelled Lobby by a dragon and phoenix fighting each other behind the reception desk was stunning and reinforcing that Muay Thai boxing is stronger than ever here in Bangkok. I enjoyed taking a closer look to see the amazing work it took to create these bejewelled animal features. As I explored the ground floor the name Woo Bar lived up to its name. The seating area is stunning and as day turns into the night this becomes an area to be seen in with a DJ playing the latest tunes. If partying is what you want to do this hotel won’t disappoint. Don’t worry if you are not a party animal as you can rest in your room without noticing anything. I enjoyed ladies night with free bubbles, no discrimination here as there is also a men’s night with free bubbles for them.
One of my favourite parts of the lobby area is when I headed to the lifts and I was greeted by Tuk Tuk lights. Tuk Tuk’s are symbolic of Thailand and Bangkok. I chose to get my Muay boxing gloves which were in my room and do a photoshoot here. Muay Thai Boxing gloves are surrounded throughout the hotel, so make sure you get into the Thai boxing mood. This is what I love about the W Hotel, is that it’s luxury but they embrace people and guests being themselves and having fun.
The Kitchen Table
All W Hotels generally put on an amazing spread regarding breakfast. The Kitchen Table restaurant and its breakfast buffet did not disappoint, this culinary journey begins with a full breakfast buffet of delectable Western and Asian dishes to start the day in the W way. I opted for everything Asian and the endless drink collections left my mouth watering for more. Be adventurous here and explore the Asian cuisines at their best. The food was well presented, fresh and a wonderful way to start my day before exploring the city of Bangkok. Yes, they do fabulous cappuccinos and ice coffees too. I made sure I had plenty of time to enjoy breakfast.
Cool Corner Room
I am always excited to see what room I get and on this occasion seated on the 18th floor, I stayed at the Cool Corner Room, a nice 47m2 spacious room with a fabulous view of Bangkok city. Working and waking up to iconic views through the dual walls of windows this Cool Corner Room offered many different views of the day. At one stage it poured with rain and then I was greeted by this sky view, the contrast of the sky was wonderful. The room’s daring décor, which includes a monochrome background, with metallic gold accents, certainly reminded me of being in Asia. The 350-thread-count sheets and plump pillows from the W pillow menu is why I slept very well. I loved the sequined Muay Thai gloves, once again having lots of boxing fun throughout the hotel.
The glass design working desk was cosy and comfortable for me to catch up on work and I loved looking out to be reminded that Bangkok is one of my favourite Asian cities. The food and fashion here are endless and very inspiring. The docking bar sound system is one feature I always use which gets me into the partying scene alongside the endless movie options to explore on the TV.
Separate Shower And Bath Tub
The bathroom was very spacious and I thought the sliding mirror door was a very clever use of space and it also allowed me to look at myself. The different mood lighting options were excellent as I could have a very early bath without waking up my family. The towels were huge and fluffy and once again the Bliss Spa Bath Amenities were there and plenty of it. The facial scrub and toothbrushes were a nice added feature and not many hotels offer this.
In Bangkok having a swimming pool is essential, what I think is fabulous is that the Wet Deck and gym is open 24 hours a day. So I could take a dip anytime I wanted to and contemplate whether to tackle the bustling streets of Bangkok. One day I chose to soak up the sun in a huge sunbed or in W lingo the WOW covered day bed, and I spend a secluded day away from the city. The bar was also brilliant when I was feeling some slight cravings.
The W Bangkok has 403 spacious guest rooms to unwind so there are plenty of rooms to choose by. The W Hotel concept is a fabulous unique staying experience and it is why I was grateful that MenStyleFashion keeps being asked to explore them around the world. In Bangkok the accommodation options are endless. What I like about Sathorn road is that the famous Siam Centre is only three stops away with the Sky Train and a short walk from the hotel. The hotel has exclusive walkway access to the Sky Train, therefore most of my walk was in air conditioning areas. The hotel is also close to the night market which I encourage anyone to explore. This hotel has plenty of event options too and it is a modern place to hosts business opportunities let alone a fashion shoots or catwalks. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
- Room reviewed: Cool Corner Room
- Website: www.whotelbangkok.com
- Address: 106 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bang Rak, Bangkok, TH-10 10500, Thailand
- Phone: +66 2 344 4000