New Hotels & Bars in Bangkok

King Deluxe room at Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
Pic: King Deluxe room at Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok (Jul 2014)
End of July, I spent a week in Bangkok, a city which I tend to visit at least once a year. For my first 5 nights, I booked the new Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok using 120K Hilton HHonors points. The hotel was 30K points per night, but as HHonors Gold member, I got my fifth night for free. Additional benefits were Executive Lounge access, complimentary breakfast and WiFi. A very nice hotel with attentive staff which shows in their excellent tripadvisor reviews.
Executive Lounge at Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
Pic: Executive Lounge at Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok (Jul 2014)
Maggie Choo's Speakeasy bar at Novotel Bangkok
Pic: Maggie Choo’s Speakeasy bar at Novotel Bangkok (Jul 2014)
Another great discovery was Maggie Choo’s located beneath Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom. An awesome speakeasy hidden behind a Thai-Chinese restaurant with very authentic interior.
Maggie Choo's Thai Chinese restaurant at Novotel Bangkok
Pic: Maggie Choo’s Thai Chinese restaurant at Novotel Bangkok
Bubble Girl at Maggie Choo' s Speakeasy in Bangkok
Pic: Bubble Girl at Maggie Choo’ s Speakeasy in Bangkok
Bart Lapers at W Hotel Bangkok
Pic: Bart at W Hotel in Bangkok (Jul 2014)
A new hotel I definitely had to visit was W Bangkok. I wasn’t too impressed by their futuristic outdoor pool, but the AWAY Spa looked cool. The global jetsetter atmosphere at WOOBAR makes it a great nightlife venue.
W Bangkok Hotel Away Spa Treatment Room
Pic: Treatment room at AWAY Spa,Β W Bangkok (Jul 2014)
Relaxation aria at AWAY Spa W Hotel Bangkok
Pic: Relaxation aria at AWAY Spa W Hotel Bangkok (Jul 2014)
Octave Rooftop Lounge and Bar Bangkok Marrriott
Pic: Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar at Marriott Bangkok Sukhumvit
My new favorite rooftop bar in Bangkok is called Octave. Amazing views guaranteed. Other rooftop bars I can recommend are Above Eleven, Sirocco at Lebua and The Speakeasy at Hotel Muse.
Stormy clouds above Octave Rooftop Lounge and Bar at Bangkok Marrriott
Pic: Stormy clouds above Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar (Jul 2014)
The Siam Hotel Bangkok An Urban Luxury Resort
Pic: The Siam Hotel Bangkok – An Urban Luxury Resort (Jul 2014)
Finally, I had the pleasure to enjoy a tour of The Siam hotel near the Chao Phraya River. The hotel features an incredible collection of antiques and has professionally equipped Muay Thai boxing gym!
The pool at The Siam Hotel Bangkok
Pic: The pool at The Siam Hotel Bangkok (Jul 2014)

4 Comments on “New Hotels & Bars in Bangkok

  1. amazing photos and great review, thank you! i love above eleven and the speakeasy as well πŸ™‚ how did you like the new hilton? i live just down the street and always wonder… πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Annie. The Hilton was nice, great service at their executive lounge, tasty breakfast, cool to have the connecting Double Tree etc… However, I did’t like their pool as much and the hotel is also lacking a genuine atmosphere compared to e.g. Hotel Muse or the Grand Hyatt Erawan. There are so many great hotels in Bangkok! What’s your favourite?

  2. i always thought it seemed pretty small and compact for a hilton! anyways, i wouldn’t know much about the hotels in bangkok. when you’re actually living in the city you don’t really have the opportunity to stay at a hotel you know.. but i definitely should try those that you mentioned! a staycation maybe πŸ™‚

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