Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
On Silom Road in the heart of Bangkok is a modern lifestyle hotel, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G. The newly renovated hotel provides style and class in laid back rooms and restaurants that remind you of what freedom is all about. Featuring stylish rooms with floor to ceiling window overlooking Bangkok Skyline, the hotel offers a wide range of cutting edge food and beverage outlets, 12 meeting spaces, a fitness centre, open air pool and spa.
The moment we walked into the hotel, our mood got lifted up. The quirky art pieces on the wall, the mezzanine lounge with mismatched furniture, and the smiles from the staff made us feel very welcome. The first thing that caught my eyes was the funky G Shop and pop up bakery selling cool souvenirs and freshly baked pastries and donuts.
The hotel also has Playground Bubbles and Mixology Bar open every evening overlooking the lobby to grab a quick drink before heading out for the night. Burger lovers will like 25 Degrees as it gives a sophisticated new twist on the traditional American burger – completed with funky music and a cool décor. Interestingly, the restaurant is named after the precise temperature difference between a raw and well-done hamburger.
There are a total of 469 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature rainfall shower heads and designer toiletries.
White-on-white bedrooms carry on the designer feel. My room is light and airy, with bright spaces that feel refreshing and peaceful. I like white room, but it’s not for everyone. The husband likes to shut the curtains till it turns dark, while I like to let the sunlight come in. The pure white linen gives a sense of serenity. They are not only clean, they sparkle when sunlight starts pouring in.
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G’s Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant
Located on the 37th floor, we had a romantic dinner at Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant, serving great international cuisine with superb views of Bangkok ever-changing sea of skyscrappers. Serving old time favourites alongside classic French cuisine, the menu is created by 2 star Michelin Chef, Manuel Martinez, focusing on using quality, prime ingredients.
The whole entire restaurant is cleverly designed to create islands of lights, with old wood flooring, carpets and earth toned walls which add a homey touch. The central bar with thousands of suspended glasses, the long central table and the huge wine cellar are all good indicators that this place is dedicated to people with a taste for the good things in life.
Getting down to the real business, we were eager to discover what a 2 star Michelin Chef has to offer. You won’t go wrong with Scarlett Signatures. Starting with appetizers, pice from Alaskan King Crab Salad (580 baht), Bone Marrow (550 baht), Burgundy Snails (410 baht)or Black Pork & French Foie Gras (580 baht).
The Le Confit de Canard (640 baht), duck leg confit served with baked potatoes, was more than competent. The skin was crisp and the meat fork-tender. Tender, juicy morsels of snow fish (950 baht) was paired with a la plancha, crushed potato and umami rich saffron sauce. I was madly in love with their La Joue de Boeuf (850 baht), a hearty stew featuring meltingly tender wagyu beef cheek braised for 12 hours, garnished with mushrooms and mashed potatio. The meat fell off the bones so easily, and I can’t stop dipping the bread into the savoury beef jus.
No dinner would be complete without some sweet treats. Try the ‘Grand Marnier Souffle’ (250 baht), the skilfully presented deconstructed lemon tart or, ‘Rum Baba’ (250 baht) that is marinated in alcohol for several days! Scarlett also boasts an extensive wine and champagne list, all available at a very reasonable price.
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is not just about design. The attitude and service from the friendly staff is what attracts a constant stream of regular guests to the hotel. They were pro-active and made one feel welcome the moment we entered the hotel. When I told one of the staff at the door that I am heading to an apartment in On Nut, they quickly print out a map for me and explained to me patiently on where is the apartment and how to walk to BTS Station. That was very thoughtful of them and I appreciate their upbeat and smiling behaviour.
The hotel is only 40 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport, with convenient access to the skytrain, key commercial and entertainment areas, in the beating heart of the City of Angels. It is located on Silom Road in between Sri Maha Mariamman (the city’s main Hindu temple) and Chong Nonsi BTS. Check out the special offers on the hotel website for deals, especially if you book early or stay for a longer period of time.
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
Address: 188 Silom Road, Bangrak, แขวง สุริยวงศ์ เขต บางรัก กรุงเทพมหานคร 10500, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 238 1991