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.
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…