Sofitel Sophistication on Sukhumvit - Bangkok's Latest Luxury Hotel Opens For Trade
Sofitel's signature crown is now dominating the lower Sukhumvit nightime sky. The eagerly anticipated unveiling of the chic hotel chain's latest offering has failed to disappoint, with the art deco tower home to the pinnacle of French elegance.
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is being heralded as the flagship for Sofitel Luxury Hotels in South East Asia. The opulent interior contains 345 guestrooms and suites with panoramic windows that provide marvellous views across the city. Constructed using limestone, concrete, stainless steel and glass, the high rise facade contains over 50,000 square metres of space.
French savoir-faire is guaranteed; each room is elegantly appointed and complete with LED TV, an interactive entertainment system, a large personal safety box that can house a laptop computer, a Bose state of the art sound system as well as broadband and wireless internet access.
Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.
Creative cocktails and snacks are provided at the Liquide Pool Bar and at Le Bar de l'Hotel in the spaciously elegant lobby lounge, while a fine dining experience awaits guests at Voila, the premier restaurant, and L'Appart, the rooftop bar and restaurant. Open kitchens, wood fired pizza ovens, Parisian rotisseries, relaxing lounges and outdoor terraces are predominant, with the finest French cuisine complemented by Middle Eastern, Asian, Mediterranean and Thai favourites.
Facilities include Le Spa with L'Occitane for the ultimate in well being, a fitness centre with the latest in high tech exercise equipment (many individual workout stations feature their own interactive sound and vision system), numerous meeting rooms, a Grand Ballroom capable of accommodating 800 guests, Club Millesime, the highly personalised retreat for business travellers and Le Macaron, a tempting delicatessen/patisserie on street level with its own terrace.
The hotel sits within an easy five minute walk from two Skytrain stations and an MRT Metro station, has the verdant tranquility of Chuwit Park directly opposite, and is within easy reach of several high end shopping malls and the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.