This room, 919, is the most popular category and it's what we were upgraded to. It's the Metropolitan Room, and it boasts the extras little sitting area and a separate bath and shower. Although we spent most of our time doing typically tourist things out and about in the city, we enjoyed coming back to the Ming-style teak chair (where we'd sit cross-legged, watching the BBC News), and the expert lighting which made the room feel warm and inviting even after during this, the greyest, rainiest season in Bangkok.
Both breakfast and WiFi internet are not included, which totally sucks, and 24 hours of WiFi equals nearly $20. Luckily you won't encounter this (paid WiFi) much if you're staying at other hotels around Thailand. Use of a yoga mat for free and the awesome fitness center and locker rooms almost make up for it, however.
We'll show you around the rest of the hotel tomorrow, including some peeks into the suites (!!).
[Photos and video: Cynthia Drescher for HotelChatter]