W Hotel, Bangkok
Recently, we had the privilege of staying at W Bangkok. It was my first time stepping foot into any W properties around the world. Its reputation precedes it and I was eager to experience the hype. Its tagline is '5 Star Urban Playground' and it really felt like we had entered a playground built for adults. It did stir up feelings of excitement and high energy. It could have been from the loud music playing in the compound, but we were dancing our way into the hotel as soon as we exited the taxi.
Out of all the hotels I’ve ever been to in Bangkok, I have to say, W Hotel made me feel the youngest and coolest. It’s such an interesting experience to walk into a place and feel like you’ve just stepped into the most exclusive, hottest club in town.
From its metallic exterior to its metropolitan chic interior, W Bangkok wows its guests with aesthetics. There’s nothing more apt to describe the place with as the word “cool”. It has managed to find the sweet spot between trying too hard and effortlessness.
The pool, though, is a bit on the small side and tends to get cramped up with people. But the gym, on the other hand, was spacious and even had a place for gym-goers to practice Muay Thai! They even have a trainer available for guests to work out with anytime! The gym is operational 24 hours a day, which we really appreciated.
W Hotel is also a great spot to enjoy your meals at if you're in this part of town. Of course, being a hotel guest, we could really indulge in the hotel's food during breakfast.
The spread for breakfast included a fresh juice bar, a cold-pressed juice bar, an assortment of sweet treats like pastries and even colourful macarons!
Right next to W Hotel, however, is The House on Sathorn. This UNESCO heritage site is part of the compound of W Hotel and under the hotel's management, but is OWNED by the Thai government. Any preservation works or upgrading to the building would require the approval of the government as they are trying hard to preserve one of the only heritage buildings left in the area.
Previously a Russian embassy, The House on Sathorn is now a bar, tea parlour, a fine dining establishment as well as a popular site for weddings. The interior of the building exudes a similar charm to its exterior and is also a spot for locals and tourists to spend the day lounging with a drink and light snacks.
Hospitality is a huge pull for visitors to choose to stay at W Hotel. On top of their fantastic check-in service with the cutest hotel room cards, you're greeted with a fresh young coconut upon arrival, as well as some lovely mango pudding. If that's not one hell of a way to say, 'Welcome to Bangkok', I don't know what is!
The view from W Hotel's rooms is also stunning. We were lucky enough to face the west to watch the sunset over the skyline from our room.
They even personalised our welcome cards!
Overall, our stay at W Hotel was one that was really fun and enjoyable. Its location is just a 5 minute walk away from the Chong Nonsi BTS station, which took us directly to popular shopping places like Siam. And it's also close to Bangkok's Top Restaurant Eat Me and the recently famous Unicorn Cafe.
Room rates at W Hotel start from RM700++ per night (SGD240++).
For more information or to book a room, visit http://www.whotelbangkok.com/.