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Suite Meets Spa At The Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Spa Suites

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  Site Where: 494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok, Thailand, 10330
July 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM | by | ()

Bangkok has many fantastic hotels, both historic and brand-spanking new, that are reasonably affordable by many other cities’ standards. We’ve told you Hyatt is showing the city some love the next few years, with a Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, and Hyatt Place all popping up to give the existing Grand Hyatt Erawan some company.

All that hotel newness nearby (the Park Hyatt is literally around the corner) means the Erawan has been getting busy redoing its 380 rooms and suites to keep up. The second phase of the revamp will be done later this year (more on that in a second), but make your way up to the 5th floor i.sawan spa, wander outside past the pool and you will find something unexpected: a small garden courtyard with a cluster of resort-like spa cottages in the middle of the frenetic city.

Available for the day or overnight, these suites take the concept of in-room treatments to a whole other level. At over 1,000 square feet each, the bathroom takes up half of the footprint, with a treatment room, soaker tub, rain shower slash steam room, and separate scrub table. There is a living room, bedroom, and private outdoor terrace as well. Out front, you are secluded but steps away from the main pool deck. We loved the idea of hiding out here for a weekend, having the luxury of the spa – which has won countless awards for its treatments, including a dedicated range for gentlemen – coming to you rather than the other way around.

The interior of the spa suites has been designed by Tony Chi, who is also overseeing the revamp of all other guestrooms and suites. The mix of clean, white sheets on the bed with the stripey carpet and dark wood of the cabinets worked really well in the Deluxe King Room we saw. We liked the intricate patterned tiles in the bathroom and the Thai accessories throughout. Phase two, which aside from the remaining guestrooms will also work over the Grand Club Lounge, should be complete by end of October.

A renovated Deluxe King room starts at THB6,600 (about $210) a night on a weekend mid-August, but special offers are available if you are willing to prepay. A Spa Cottage starts at THB21,900 (about $700).

[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]

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