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Sofitel So Bangkok

By Wilbur Suen

Warning: This is an image intensive post.

I’m indeed SO happy and honoured to be able to stay at Sofitel So Bangkok, the first truly urban design hotel with themed accommodation created around the Five Elements – Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Sign

The 30-storey, 238-room Sofitel So Bangkok is situated in the heart of a vibrant city, on the corner of North Sathorn and Rama IV roads. Opposite the hotel is Lumpini Park!

Sofitel So Bangkok - Entrance

When I first stepped into the entrance, I felt like a VIP, experiencing luxury in a relaxing and fun way. They call it Playful Luxury – the SO Attitude. “Sawasdee Krub, Sawasdee Ka.” I see the genuine smiles from the staffs welcoming us. It’s not so uptight here as compared to other luxury hotels and I love it as I feel completely at home and at ease here.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Concierge

As the name of the hotel suggest, it is SO (“very”) Bangkok as you really experience the essence of Bangkok everywhere in the hotel. The interiors of the hotel is designed by legendary French couturier Christian Lacroix, in collaboration with a team of six Thai architects, drawing inspiration from the Asian philosophical system of the five elements of water, earth, wood, metal and fire. Lacroix, who led the artistic direction of the hotel’s overall design, also created the uniforms of the hotel staff.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Uniform by Christian Lacroix

Check-Ins are done at Park Lobby (9th floor).

Sofitel So Bangkok - Lift Lobby

Sofitel So Bangkok - Park Lobby

For Club Signature’s guests, you get personalized check-in at Club Signature Lounge (25th floor).

Sofitel So Bangkok - Club Signature Lounge

Rooms

Sofitel So Bangkok draws inspiration from the balance between the bustle of the streets and the serenity of Lumpini Park. From this, the hotel tells the story of the Five Elements, which strives to create harmony of place and individual balance through the synergy of the Five Elements, each of which has its own unique energy and characteristics.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Lumpini Park

After check-in, we were led to our rooms.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Room Keycard

I was allocated to Metal Element room, which coincidentally is one of my favourite! Here’s the hallway of Metal Element.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Hallway

At the atrium outside my room, I saw this huge sofa where I can just lie down! And yes, it quite dark here!

Sofitel So Bangkok - Metal Atrium

But after opening the door, everything is just SO white! I love it!

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Metal Element: Pure and Elegant

Designed by Somchai Jongsaeng of Deca Atelier, these rooms are immaculate spaces, simple and tranquil and yet bright and welcoming in their different shades of white and sleek metallic details.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Metal Room Sofa

This is one of my favourite spots besides the bed. The sofa faces Lumpini Park and the scenery is just magnificent. What a nice way to relax. It’s perfect to just lie down here with your favourite book and a cup of coffee.

Otherwise, it’s also nice to just sit back, relax and indulge in the complimentary desserts and drinks provided.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Complimentary Welcome

This is a representation of “Metal” element. A nice addition to the minimalistic room.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Metal Room Art

Sofitel So Bangkok makes the effort the go the extra mile. I call it Personalisation. Such small details but it makes a huge difference to the experience of the customer. Take a look below.

Sofitel So Bangkok - LED TV

Every room is SO high-tech as the LED TV’s are equipped with Apple’s Mac Mini, offering an array of media entertainment and guest services a the touch of a button.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Apple Mac Mini

With such a beautiful bath tub, I must make time for it no matter what!

Sofitel So Bangkok - Metal Bathroom

Time now for a video walkthrough of the room! Please pardon me for the shaky video…

Day Tour

Night Tour

That’s for Metal Element room. Time now for Wood, Earth and Water. They are just as beautiful! Every different element is designed differently and each element consists of 4 levels.

Atriums:

Sofitel So Bangkok - Atrium

Room Entrance:

Sofitel So Bangkok - Room Entrance

Wood Element: Calm and Affectionate

Designed by Nithi Sthapitanonda, the national artist and award-winning founder of 49 Group. Wood and light interact to create space as art, with the overall effect being a sense of calmness in contrast to the bustling city outside.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Wood Room

Sofitel So Bangkok - Wood Bathroom

Earth Element: Stylish and Mythical

Designed by Vitoon Kunalungkarn of IAVV Design. In tune with Mother Nature, and decorated with Thai primeval wall paintings set against a ravishing blue that makes the rooms come alive.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Earth Room

Sofitel So Bangkok - Earth Bathroom

Water Element: Sleep and Sophiscated

Designed by Pongthep Sagulku of August Design. Dark and mysterious tone that dims and stills the space to absorb the striking view of Bangkok from floor-to-ceiling windows.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Water Room

Sofitel So Bangkok - Water Room Sofa

Sofitel So Bangkok - Water Bathroom

Swimming Pool

Sofitel So Bangkok - Swimming Pool

Sofitel So Bangkok - Swimming Pool Night

So Spa

Sofitel So Bangkok - So SpaSofitel So Bangkok - So Spa Bed

Dining

Red Oven, World Food Market (7th Floor)

Features a wide array of cuisines reminiscent of market-style food with a contemporary twist. Experience three distinct styles of seating, food made using their signature French Molteni oven and a variety of live cooking stations.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Red OvenSofitel So Bangkok - Red Oven Food

Park Society Rooftop Restaurant & Bar (29th Floor)

A magical dining venue with stunning city views complemented by the exclusive rooftop private cabanas of HI-SO.

Sofitel So Bangkok - Park Society Exterior Photo Credit: Sofitel So Bangkok

Sofitel So Bangkok - Park Society Interior Photo Credit: Sofitel So Bangkok

MIXO, Liquids and Stories (9th Floor)

Experience a new dimension of molecular cocktails at the lobby area

Sofitel So Bangkok - MIXO

Chocolab (Lower Lobby)

Offers simply the finest chocolate in town

Sofitel So Bangkok - Chocolab

Night Shots

Sofitel So Bangkok - Entrance Night

Sofitel So Bangkok - Park Lobby Night

Sofitel So Bangkok - Metal Room Night

With such beautiful and comfortable rooms, I can stay in the room the whole day just relaxing or doing my work. For those who are looking to come to Bangkok to chill and relax, I will strongly recommend you to stay in this hotel. In Bangkok for a business trip? This is also a good choice for you to do your work in your room!

Sofitel So Bangkok is rated 5 stars. To me, what I have experienced in this hotel is not 5 star but is definitely a 6 star service and experience. I’m totally in awe of it!

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Five Elements Package **Promotion Expired**

After seeing all the different element rooms, which is your favourite? If you are interested to stay at Sofitel So Bangkok and intending to stay for at least 4 nights, they allow you to choose a different room design every night.

The offer includes:

  1. pack and unpack service
  2. 20% discount at So Spa
  3. complimentary romantic dinner for two at Park Society Rooftop Restaurant (excluding beverages)

To enjoy the special discount rates starting from Baht 4800 ++, drop me an email to find out more information!
*Terms & Conditions apply*.

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Sofitel So Bangkok
2 North Sathorn Road,
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

Tel: +66 2 624 0000

Note: This was an invited media trip and stay.

Option 1: Taxi
The most convenient way to get there if you are lazy to take the trains

Option 2: MRT – Lumphini (Exit 3)
It takes about 5 mins to walk to the hotel


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Wilbur Suen

Wilbur Suen

AroiMakMak.com is the brainchild of Wilbur Suen. He is based in Singapore but loves Bangkok so much that he keeps returning. He loves travelling, eating, technology and has high standards for them. In his free time, he will be sourcing for new places to visit so that he can document and share. Try to catch him in Bangkok eating local dishes, enjoying aromatherapy spa or chilling at a rooftop bar.

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