Dream Suite at The Okura Prestige — Photo courtesy of Okura Prestige
While Bangkok is absolutely chock-a-block with luxury hotels, there are few that fit the bill of being centrally located, catering to the discerning traveler and offering complete five-star luxury and upscale comfort. The Okura Prestige fulfills all of these, and it's a welcome addition to the high-end hotel scene.
The hotel straddles the corner of Ploenchit and Wireless Roads, with a walkway leading right into the BTS Skytrain Station. You couldn't ask for a more perfectly positioned location! Bangkok shopping landmarks like Siam Paragon, Central World and Gaysorn are just a three-minute skytrain ride away, while major embassies, banks and other central Bangkok necessities are just a short stroll down the street. You are also just minutes from Sukhumvit Road, with all of its heaving nightlife and dining possibilities.
Exterior of The Okura Prestige — Photo courtesy of Okura Prestige
The Okura Prestige is housed in the Park Ventures Ecoplex building. It actually begins on the 24th floor, where the beautiful lobby looks out at the Bangkok skyline. The Okura offers 240 rooms and suites to choose from; all of them have mesmerizing city views through triple-glazed, tinted panoramic windows that insulate against both heat and noise.
Rain showers, separate bathtubs, coffee machines, bedside control panels and 40-inch flat-screen televisions with pay-per-view movies are just a few of the features that will make your stay all the easier. The swank Premier Club rooms come with complimentary laundry and pressing services, as well as access to the exclusive Club Lounge. Okura also has to be the only hotel in Thailand offering Japanese-style bidets.
In addition to the elegant rooms, The Okura Prestige features outstanding dining choices. The foodie lovers' Elements - inspired by the Michelin-starred Ciel Bleu restaurant in Okura Amsterdam - serves gourmet offerings described as "modern logical cuisine."
On the 24th floor, the award-winning Yamazato serves high-end traditional Japanese "kaiseki" haute cuisine dinners, while the Up & Above Restaurant and Bar does standout buffet lunches and Sunday brunch. The bar here has an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy fresh oysters on ice, while sipping your favorite cocktail and listening to soothing tunes from the in-house jazz trio that plays regularly.
Fancy digs at the Okura — Photo courtesy of Okura Prestige
The other facilities at the Okura are in line with all the other high-end treatment. There is a sleek cantilevered infinity edge swimming pool with panoramic city views and a state-of-the-art fitness center with private coaching. The Okura Spa specializes in traditional Japanese heated bamboo "ta-ke" massage, along with Thai and herbal therapeutic treatments.
All of these features under one tall roof in the dead center of the city, and it is no wonder why discerning urban travelers will make The Okura Prestige a home away from home.
For more information, visit OkuraBangkok.com or call 02-687-9000.