This trendy, five-star hotel is a relaxing and happening spot, as well as a refreshing departure from some of the older and stodgier luxury digs nearby.
Cutting-edge urban design at W Bangkok — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
Take the rooms, for example. Most hotels feature your average standard, superior and deluxe quarters. At the W, they have been rebranded with names like Wonderful or Spectacular room, or the Fantastic and Marvelous suites.
Rooms come with oversized windows that look out over the great panorama of Sathorn Road and the Central Business District. Bright colors, bold patterns and abstract artwork are the norm, and rooms have plenty of innovative features, such as the Spectacular room's triangular, open floor plan or the Ottoman chairs in horse fur in the Marvelous Suites.
Additionally, all rooms have touch-screen control panels, 40-inch flat-screen TVs and iPod docking and sound systems. Bathrooms are brick tiled, and several categories of rooms boast large, free-standing bathtubs to chill out in.
Rooftop swimming is an option at W Bangkok — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
The W is no slouch when it comes to facilities, either.
There's a beautiful rooftop swimming pool with views across the city, along with LED lights and even underwater music, plus an adjacent state-of-the-art fitness center that's open 24 hours a day to keep you fit.
The pampering Away Spa is divided into zones labelled Welcome & Decompress; Delight; Detox; and Refuel, and it features a variety of massage and other health and wellness treatments.
W Bangkok's Woobar — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
For dining, W Bangkok has some of the top feasting choices in the city.
The Kitchen Table is a modern bistro that serves a range of Western and Asian dishes, not to mention having one of the top buffet breakfasts in town.
Additionally, just outside the hotel in the courtyard, you'll find the unique House on Sathorn, a restored 126-year-old colonial mansion, specializing in innovative and creative new Asian cooking, with dishes created by a star Turkish chef.
In the lobby of the W, you'll also find the Woobar, a real fashionable and colorful bar that features signature cocktails, live DJs and groovy tunes. This venue hosts many fashion shows and special events, and it's one of the top party and be-seen spots in Bangkok.
For the young-at-heart traveler looking for a fun, happening and snazzy stay in the heart of the city, W Bangkok really is one of the top choices in Bangkok. And it's worth a visit even just to check out its vibrant artwork and urban design.