Arriving at the last hotel we were visiting in Bangkok, the first impression was just “WOW” – W Bangkok is a super trendy, modern and cool 5 star luxury hotel located in the central part of Bangkok, close to Lumpini Park and the Chong Nonsi BTS station. The lobby, front desk and the bar – WOOBAR is the first thing you meet, and already here you feel the charm and nerve of W, the atmosphere is lovely and lively. Behind the front desk, a impressive pair of dragonsimages of mirror glass, W is the trendy and young line of Starwood Hotels. When we checked in, we were met both by the fashionable lobby and a very warm and welcoming staff. The W hotel holds 403 spacious rooms and suites in different size ranging from 41 sqm to the huge 215 sqm extreme wow suite. Furthermore the hotel holds everything else you need – Business center, WiFi, Wet Pool, FIT gym, AWAY spa, world class guest services called WHATEVER/WHENEVER and live DJ every day of the week in the WOOBAR. And this is what W Bangkok is about – the perfect luxury hotel, for the younger travellers visiting Bangkok, and what to indulge in 5 star luxury. Besides all this, W also the W Shop, where you can buy different goods like sunglasses, clothes, bags etc from both international and thai designers right in the lobby.
After a quick check-in we were escorted to our “Spectacular Room” with a beautiful view over the city. These rooms are 43 sqm in a one room open plan, that works perfectly. We quickly discovered the level of detailing in the brand and design of the hotel. Every little single part seems very thought through right down to the water bottles in the bathroom. The designelements is part modern international and part traditional thai. On the bed was a pair of traditional boxing gloves, pimped out with shiny paillettes in glowing gold colors, at the lifts in the ground floor the wall is packed with lights from the Tuk-tuks of Bangkok and the winded staircase is decorated with hundreds of small liquid bags as a tribute to the thai heritage. Regarding decor W has everything you need on a modern luxury hotel.
The Kitchen Table is the main restaurant of W Bangkok, a modern bistro with a chic and urban atmosphere. Each morning we enjoyed the huge breakfast buffet with a wide selection of western and asian dishes. The food was all rich in texture, taste and variety. We loved the selection of fruits and fresh juices, combined with possibility to enjoy some of the traditional thai dishes, along with more western pastries. The breakfast somehow reflect the cultural diversity of Bangkok. During the rest of the day the Kitchen Table offers both lunch and at evening the bar is raised a bit and the gourmet side of the bistro takes over. Something we will return to in an separate post. Outside the Kitchen Table, is the Kitchen Pantry, a take away fair, where you can grab a quick bite at the 9 meter straight and sleek counter, or bring it to your room. You could also bring it outside at the W terrasse, where you have a beautiful view over the front of the hotel.
On the same lot as the modern, trendy hotel is also a 19 centuries building, which used to be the russian embassy. At the moment the reconstruction of the old building is taking shape, and this will be a part of W hotel with a twist of the traditional charms.
W Bangkok is a perfect choice for the young and trendy traveller, who would like to stay at a luxury hotel with great service, beautiful design, cool details and full of charm. A hotel where you can party all night at the extremely cool WOOBAR, and then go and enjoy the silence at a your stylish room with a stunning view over Bangkok. We loved every second here at W and the nerve, party and atmosphere the stunning staff provides.
In the following posts we will return with more details on cuisine and relaxation in W Bangkok.