Sofitel So Bangkok
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Check-Ins are done at Park Lobby (9th floor).
For Club Signature’s guests, you get personalized check-in at Club Signature Lounge (25th floor).
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.
After check-in, we were led to our rooms.
I was allocated to Metal Element room, which coincidentally is one of my favourite! Here’s the hallway of Metal Element.
At the atrium outside my room, I saw this huge sofa where I can just lie down! And yes, it quite dark here!
But after opening the door, everything is just SO white! I love it!
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.
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.
This is a representation of “Metal” element. A nice addition to the minimalistic room.
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.
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.
With such a beautiful bath tub, I must make time for it no matter what!
Time now for a video walkthrough of the room! Please pardon me for the shaky video…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo Credit: Sofitel So Bangkok
Photo Credit: Sofitel So Bangkok
MIXO, Liquids and Stories (9th Floor)
Experience a new dimension of molecular cocktails at the lobby area
Chocolab (Lower Lobby)
Offers simply the finest chocolate in town
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:
- pack and unpack service
- 20% discount at So Spa
- 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*.
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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