|Welcome to Bangkok, W Hotels!|
Monday, 7th January 2013
Source : Melanie Nayer ~ Weekly Exclusive - Views On The La
The trendy Starwood brand just opened its doors in bustling Bangkok this week.
The design of the hotel, completed by Palmer & Turner Architects, Soda Thailand and AvroKO, is said to blend the best of
Bangkok's Thai heritage with a modern Western influence. Our read: awesome Asian-inspired designs complimented by essential modern-day technology.
What's inside the 31-floor glass tower:
The W Bangkok is a feast for the eyes. The base of the hotel tower includes an illumination that changes from day to night. A large-scale spiral staircase connects the W Lounge (the W's mixed-use space that includes a lounge area, hotel check-in and concierge) to the hotelís Great Room (known to most hotels as the ballroom). The floor-to-ceiling jeweled light installation is the ultimate welcome to this trendy hotspot.
In total, the W Bangkok has 407 rooms and suites spanning two buildings. There are 10 Marvelous Suites, four Duplex Suites, a Wow Suite and the Extreme Wow Suite. The guestrooms are adorned in gold, blue or magenta tones, and each have colored glass panels and high-contrast lighting to help bring a little sex-appeal to the standard guestroom.
As you would expect from W, all the guestrooms have state-of-the-art in-room technology including high-speed wired and wireless Internet access; flat-screen 40-inch LED televisions; and jack pack stations with a sound bar system and docking station for audio and video players.
On the main floor, adjacent to the W Lounge, is WOOBAR, where guests can mingle among light snacks and cocktails.
At night, WOOBAR turns into a nightclub, complete with a DJ and semi-private areas available for reserverations.
The hotel will also have a bistro restaurant and it's signature WET DECK, which will be located on the sixth floor of the Bangkok hotel. The WET DECK features poolside service and views of Bangkok's skyline.
After soaking in the sun, head to the AWAY Spa at the hotel for some pampering, or get a work-out in at the fitness center before heading into the famous Bangkok night scene.
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Melanie Nayer is a hotel reviewer and expert on luxury travel around the world. She has covered all aspects of hotels including corporate restructures, re-branding initiatives, historical aspects and the best of the best in luxury hotels around the world.
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