SO Sofitel Bangkok stands stylishly proud amidst the vibrant capital of Thailand. This hotel combines modern dynamism with classic wonder in a true meeting of East and West, the result of an amazing collaboration between an award-winning architect and the world’s top designers.
Bangkok, the city that never sleep, offers a jack-of-all-trade experience, from high-rise buildings to traditional Buddhist temples, from bustling street markets to ritzy shopping centres, from notorious nightlife to gourmet dining, Bangkok is the kind of city where anything is possible. And here in the very heart of Bangkok, SO Sofitel Bangkok is quickly gaining popularity as one of the most stylish venues in town to spend the night or to host the most happening and glamorous events.
The Five Elements
SO Sofitel Bangkok is a masterpiece of collaboration between five of Thailand’s top designers, an award-winning architect and the world-renowned fashion designer Christian Lacroix. The rooms are divided amongst Five Elements, each with its own look and feel. Fire Element settings are located on the lowest floors, designed by Rujiraporn Pia Wanglee. The Fire section is where Red Oven is located, the all-day dining restaurant that features a wide array of dishes reminiscent of market-style food with a contemporary twist. The signature Red Oven stove is the symbol of this element. The Metal Element floors are located above the Fire Element, designed by Somchai Jongsaeng. This element symbolises purity and modernity, with a collage of metals, whites and glasses. Metal Element rooms transcend space and time.
Located above the Metal Element, Wood Element rooms were designed by Nithi Sthapitanonda and represent a calming oasis, with murals sketched on silk evoking old Siam. Alive with colours, there is a sense of elegance and tranquillity in the rooms. On the next floors reside the Earth Element rooms, an enfolding haven adorned by Thai primeval wall paintings – mythical creatures, shadows flickering in the light. Designed by Vitoon Kunalungkarn, rooms exude a sense of wonder and enchantment. On top floors there are Water Element rooms, designed by Pongthep Sagulku. This element brings a sophisticated and calm atmosphere, with curves shaped like flowing water and lots of cool dark marble. The rooms offer stunning skyline panoramas of Bangkok at its very best. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, lavish bathtub and separate rain-shower, Apple Mac mini media solution, 40-inch LCD TV, minibar and a choice of Lumpini Park or city skyline views.
SO Sofitel Bangkok offers four other gorgeous dining options besides Red Oven. Park Society and HI-SO are the chic rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic views, where guests can enjoy moonlit cabanas with glittering city views by night. MIXO offers a bird’s-eye view of Lumpini Park and is the perfect haven for socialising and observing the life of Bangkok, experiencing a new dimension of molecular cocktails while a mix of chill-out tunes sets the mood. Water Club, the outdoor poolside bar, offers a casual setting during the day for light refreshments and cocktails, while the atmosphere at night turns seductive as guests party under the stars. Little wonder Water Club is the setting for the city’s most fabulous and glamorous poolside events. Chocolab is a charming chocolate boutique with hand-made chocolates and fresh savouries served in a cosy atmosphere. Enjoy the sensual savouries on the spot or have them gift wrapped to go.
SO Sofitel Bangkok
2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak
Bangkok – Thailand
Phone. +66 2624 0000
Text by Dennis Latif | Photos courtesy of SO Sofitel Bangkok