Sukhumvit is the place to be in Bangkok if fashionable bars restaurants, upscale clubs and trendy shopping is high on your city break agenda. This action-packed district also boasts some of Bangkok’s best luxury hotels so read on to find your perfect place to stay in Thailand’s bustling capital.
The Westin Bangkok
Stay in a four-star Marriott property close to Lumpini Park and Pratunam Market: The Westin Sukhumvit offers rooms with blackout curtains, free newspapers and movies, optional babysitting services, toiletries and minibars. Guests can dine on sophisticated Japanese cuisine at the Kisso restaurant, or buffet food at Taste. Horizons Sky Lounge is a drinking spot with views across the city and karaoke, if you’re in the mood to belt out a tune. There’s a full-service spa – or treatments can be arranged in-room – as well as a fitness centre, an outdoor pool area with a bar and an onsite gift shop for souvenir purchases to take home.
The Landmark Bangkok
Soaring 31 storeys from the ground, The Landmark has 399 forms of five-star accommodation in which muted dark hues and crisp white linens are used alongside rich silk fabrics. Expect authentic and warm Thai hospitality here, paired with Western-style interiors. The Viva Jive Spa is found on the hotel’s ninth floor, next to the outdoor pool. Those staying in a club room or suite gain access to the exclusive top-floor 180° Club Lounge, offering complimentary drinks, snacks and super high-speed internet. Nine eateries provide guests at The Landmark with an abundance of culinary choices — from a bakery to a traditional British pub and a steakhouse to a dim sum restaurant.
Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
The second of Marriott’s high-end properties in the city, this one isn’t far from The Westin, in the district of Wattana. Its Octave Rooftop Restaurant is the place to go for dinner and craft cocktails with a view of the Bangkok skyline. Or if you fancy a juicy steak, take a table at the award-winning District Grill Room and Bar. Alternatively, you can tuck into Thai food at 57th Street, light meals at the Azure Pool Lounge and indulgent puds at the Chocolate Cake Company. Rooms are light and airy, with deep soaking tubs beside picture windows (providing a birds’ view of the local area) found in higher grade suites.
Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit
This luxury collection hotel has what is arguably the grandest frontage in the city. It’s vast, almost village-like, comprising delightful nooks and crannies of tranquillity, among the opulent large-scale vestibules. Be sure to seek out the oasis-like tropical pool area and spend an evening listening to international jazz musicians playing in The Living Room. There are 420 guest rooms decorated in traditional Thai style with silk, marble and teakwood, and with all mod cons to ensure optimum comfort. The culinary choice is just as vast with six eateries including Michelin starred cuisine. Those seeking exciting food experiences need not look further than the Sheraton Grand – the highly rated in-house Dine in the Dark experience provides an unusual and unforgettable sensory journey.
JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok
A foodie’s dream, the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok located 5 minutes’ walk from Phloen Chit Skytrain station, offers eight avenues of cuisine. Featuring foods from all over the world, the hotel has some of the best chefs in the world receiving many accolades over the years. Its wonderful function suites make it a perfect destination for events such as large weddings, with plenty of space for guests in the 441 rooms, spread over 24 floors. The JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok health club has a wide range of activities alongside holistic treatments at the spa and a palm-lined outdoor pool.