W Bangkok Opens And Gets On Our Wish List
The iconic grass of the W Hotel will have no problem growing in its newest tropical location. Planning to open on December 7, the W Bangkok will wow guests with its design and cheeky sophistication.
Reflecting the city's common juxtaposition of ancient buildings next to modern highrises, the hotel will marry both of these Bangkokian elements. The structure is half 31-story glass tower and half 100 year old heritage building that used to be the former Russian Embassy. We've previously noted how sexy the building is; this place will most certainly be a scene if you are a local or passing through the city.
With 407 guestrooms, this won't be a peanut operation, but the signature features we know the W does so well will be repped. W Lounge, Great Room, WOOBAR, and WET pool bar will all play a role on making your stay fun. And, of course, being in a foodies city such as Bangkok, The Kitchen Table will serve up tradition Thai fare with a modern and whimsical twist.
Each of the rooms will be hued with either gold, blue or magenta and will be decked out in custom designed furniture and beds. The walls dividing the room from the bathroom will be more like a game of peek-a boo as they will be translucent slabs of glass to play with shadows and shapes.
Thailand must be a great place for new hotels as this is the second W property to open in two years The first being the W Retreat Koh Samui. This property, located in the heart of Bangkok's commercial district, will probably be just as popular as the beach location.
Room rates start at 5,200 THB ($170 USD) per night.
[Photo: W Bangkok Facebook]