For anyone who loves to shop, eat, work, or play — not necessarily in that order — the location is hard to beat. The gleaming 29-story hotel enjoys a great corner position in the bustling business center of Sukhumvit. You may want to pay down the credit cards before arriving, being within arms’ reach of a virtual United Nations of big-brand shopping, dining, and more shopping.
When it comes to design, Radisson Blu stays true to its roots, taking inspiration from the local culture and fusing it into its signature cool and contemporary style of luxury. The hotel’s interiors were designed by local firm P49 Deesign, whose impressive list of clients includes pretty much every major brand on the planet. Their concept for Radisson Blu takes a worldly approach, representative of Bangkok, which has something for everybody.
The hotel offers 290 rooms including 20 Junior suites, three executive suites, and one Royal Deluxe Suite. Guest rooms feature a generous work area, mini-bar (you won’t need it, read on) and coffee/tea maker, Vive toiletries, and yes, free WiFi. Naturally, the higher floors include the executive rooms and suites, with two full floors reserved for ‘business class passengers.’
Like we said, you won’t need to open the mini-bar with so many dining (and drinking) options under one roof. You have an all-day brasserie, aptly named Twenty-Seven Bites, China Table for contemporary and traditional Cantonese cuisine, or Attico, Tuscan-inspired Italian with a side of great views. Vintage, the rooftop wine bar offers Cuban cigars, or you can opt for drinks and desserts at the same time in the lobby lounge. The Miami-inspired nightlife around the poolside bar, Bar Esc, will make you feel like dancing.
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Rooms from THB2,800 (US$87)
[Renderings: Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok]