As far as urban luxury goes Bangkok offers many incredible hotel options, but one hotel stands out from the crowd, the SO Sofitel Bangkok, which is a modern fusion of East meets West and the ideal base for style-conscious travellers in Thailand.
Designed in a unique collaboration with world-renowned fashion designer, Christian Lacroix, and five of Thailand’s top designers, this five-star hotel has been expertly curated to reflect the five elements – water, fire, earth, wood and metal.
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Touches of Christian Lacroix are peppered throughout the SO Sofitel, from the playful staff uniforms, to the hotel’s logo and executive lounge, adorned with modernist artwork, colourful furniture and unrivalled views over the Bangkok skyline.
The elegant guest rooms are divided into the five elements of Chinese culture, with each designed by a different local artist. While metal rooms are washed in brilliant whites, those in water are rich, dark and intimate, to reflect the sensation of being underwater. Perhaps the most unusual are the earth suites, modelled on ancient grottos with deep blue walls decorated with sketches of mammoths and other exotic animals.
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With a variety of restaurants and bars at the SO Sofitel, including a traditional street market style food hall with live cooking stations, a sleek rooftop restaurant and a boutique chocolate café. The award-winning Park Society offers culinary creativity with unparalleled views of Lumpinki Park, whilst the innovative Chocolab serves-up chocolates from Bonnat, the world’s oldest chocolatier in France. Guests can also delight in learning the craft of chocolate making in cooking master classes, hosted with speciality chocolatiers.
Also home to the hottest rooftop pool in Bangkok with panoramic views over Lumpinki Park, sophisticated pool parties are held in The Water Club pool bar every month, and those looking to immerse themselves in the vibrancy of Bangkok can organise excursions outside of the hotel with the SO Sofitel City Guru an insider’s guide for the best places to visit and things to do in Bangkok.