So I have told you about my rather funky, tech savvy hotel in Aloft Hotel in Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok. Judging from the comments, everyone seems to love it as much as I do! 🙂
While Aloft Bangkok is contemporary and trendy, my next hotel was pure sophistication and timeless luxury.
The St Regis Bangkok is breathtaking. I was unwell for a few days in Bangkok and had 2 injections during my stay in Aloft Bangkok. By the time I shifted over to St. Regis, I was on the recovery and craved peace and tranquility as I hurt all over.
As my taxi rolled onto the driveway of St Regis on the prestigious Rajadamri Road, my every need felt as if it was lifted off my shoulders. My door was opened for me the moment the taxi halted and my luggage was whisked into the lobby at the blink of an eye. Next I found myself inside in the cool, elegant lobby with 2 hotel personnel hovering over me with warm smiles. How do I feel? Would I need a drink? Do I want to check in immediately?
Still stunned, I nodded. I need to leave my luggage I said. Then I need to hop over to the next door for the World Gourmet Festival 2012, where my tea buffet with Tea Mixologist Robert Schinkel is scheduled to begin in 10 minutes.
The helpful staff sprung into action. I was ushered to the reception for check-in, which was swift and straightforward. Ms. Karen was notified of my arrival and she swept in barely 5 minutes later, all smiles and and welcoming. After a quick chat, I left for my Tea Buffet, assured that my room is ready and luggages are waiting for me when I get back.
When I returned, I went straight to my room, rather excited to view for myself how’s is it like. The facade of St Regis Bangkok was impressive, the lobby rather grand and the interior exudes refined splendor. Naturally, I had high expectations of my room then! 😀
Below: The posh lobby.
Going up to my Grand Deluxe room on the 22nd floor.
Stepping out of the lobby, I smiled as my weary feet stepped on thick, muffled carpet, welcoming the comforting silence that enveloped me.
My room was everything I had imagined it to be; understated luxury, spacious and comfortable. Pictures can’t illustrate the sense of luxury and the layout as well as a video does!
Anyhow, I will still share some photos here! Below is a “panoroma” view of my room, from one end to the door!
As usual my eyes checked out for a bathtub; and oh yes, there’s one! 🙂
Next, the bed. Large and and soft, I sank into it in relief. It was perfect for my much needed rest and rejuvenation.
A lovely 3 tiered dessert stand was on the coffee table, enticing me with rich chocolates and cakes. I smiled again, happy and contented.
I run a bath, soaked for a while to ease my pain and weary self.
Traveling as much as I do, I have certainly stayed in many hotel rooms with bathtubs. This one took the whole bathtub experience up a notch with the thoughtful over-the-bathtub-rack with added scrub and soap as well as the headrest. I have always wondered why this wasn’t provided in other hotels. Really, how do you expect us to rest our heads as we soak?
Work and the blog is never far from my mind. I checked out the desk next and was pleased with what I found. Ample powerpoints; both at the desk and at the side of the bed – perfect for 2 phones, camera, laptop, external battery charger and more!
From the bed or over the desk, floor-to-ceiling windows offered panaromic views of the city skyline and the greenery of the golf course of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club.
Yes, visually soothing to the eyes indeed! 🙂
As I explored the room, I took in the details of its architecture and interior design; the contemporary furnishings, the lush carpet, the walls, the heavy doors and the furniture.
The vanity area is cleverly separated by a sliding wooden door and from the vanity area you can see right through to the bed and beyond. However, the shower room and toilet are separates rooms, something I prefer and well, this is expected of a hotel of St. Regis’s standard.
Below: Corridor to the rooms.
The heavy wooden door to the room. Mine is on the right side, doors already opened.
Stepping in you’ll find the wardrobes and on the right are the sliding doors to the vanity area as I have mentioned earlier.
This may be redundant to some but I actually like it. I usually drop my key card and kick off my shoes here! And of course, a ready umbrella is much appreciated.
At its side are the wardrobes. I opened them to reveal the safe deposit box, dressing robes, hangers and so forth.
Better still, there are TWO (2) wardrobes! 🙂
A smaller cabinet sat in the middle. The top lies the luggage and underneath there’s another storage drawer. No lack of storage space for sure.
Now the right side. In the middle of the 2 sliding doors is a floor to ceiling mirror.
Slide open one to access to the vanity area and shower room.
The vanity area looks into the room. Just pull the sliding door to close if privacy is needed.
I’m actually quite fussy with shower heads. I love those “rain shower” types as it god-send with its large outflow of water and really helps when you have thick long hair like mine. This one looks small but it is powerful enough!
On one side of wall, a glass panel displays the complimentary bath amenities; a complete set of quality shampoo, hair conditioner, shower gel and body lotion.
The toilet is on the other end, and it’s not too shabby either as it was substantially roomy.
The vanity area is lovely, large and thoughtfully separated to “his” and “hers” sections. 2 marble sinks, sets of drawers underneath the sinks and plenty of towels; bath towels, hand towels, face towels supplied for your convenience. All thick and lush of course. 🙂
Mouthwash. Now that’s not commonly provided!
A dainty glass holds more toiletries.
I hardly ever switched on the TV during travels. But it’s always good to see a large screen and an accompanying DVD player. Oh, and the minibar too.
Also complimentary when I checked-in, these are loop chuk in Thai and they are small fruit and vegetables miniatures made from mung beans. So you have titbits in both forms of Western dainty cakes and Thai local delicacies. Nice touch St. Regis! 🙂
St Regis Bangkok is within walking distance of major shopping centres (Gaysorn, Central World and Siam Paragon) if you do not mind the humidity. Further to these the heaven of Platinum Fashion Mall and Pratunam market beckons. The direct link to the BTS Rajadamri skytrain on one of the floors ensures convenience for guests to access to the BTS station. Simply put, you’re in one of the best spot in the city!
Rates for a room in St Regis Bangkok starts from THB 6,600 (RM 700) and thereabouts. For more accurate rates, surf: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/property/rooms/index.html?propertyID=3199
Next up, the scrumptious breakfast, meeting the Italian chef of Jojo’s – St Regis’s Italian restaurant and more pictures/facilities of the hotel! :DD
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