9 Reasons Why We Love Sofitel So Bangkok So Much!
Sofitel So Bangkok is introducing a new chapter of design hotel, where creativity and innovation have no boundaries. Created around The Five Elements (Water, Earth, Wood, Metal, and Fire), this stylish and luxurious design hotel with cutting-edge city living concept is located in the prime diplomatic and business district on Sathorn Road. Designed by a renowned architect and five leading design firms, the hotel overlooks a stunning view of Lumpini Park, with an easy access to main attractions and shopping areas through nearby BTS Skytrain and MRT subway stations. Here are 9 reasons why we love it!
1. It’s a design statement!
The rooms at Sofitel So Bangkok are based on four elements – Water, Earth, Wood and Metal. I stayed in a large earth-themed which is a blue-coloured suite, that looks like a cave with Thai wall paintings featuring “mythical creatures and shadows flickering in the light”.
My intimate space is fully equipped with leading edge technology such as 40” flatscreen LCD televisions and fully integrated Apple© Mac mini where I can check my mails or lose myself in a big screen movie. There is also free Wi-Fi, free mini-bar and Illy coffee espresso machine. The bed is my greatest satisfaction as it is so fluffy and soft, ensuring that I have a good night sleep.
2. Stunning Views of Lumphini Park
The stunning views of Lumphini Park and the city skyline from the hotel which provide a different and refreshing perspective of the Thai capital.
3. Great Breakfast at Red Oven
Our breakfast at Red Oven Restaurant is the fire element of the hotel conceptualised by acclaimed London-based design firm Gorgeous Group with massive, fire-red Molteni oven imported from France at the entrance of the restaurant. Some memorable breakfast items include Thai noodle soup, eggs done in different ways and french toast.
When it’s not breakfast, Red Oven’s “world food market” dining concept offers diners with choices of authentic dishes from the famed local Thai street food, exquisite Japanese fare from both the robata grill and sushi counter, and classic French and European cuisines prepared with contemporary touches. Go for their weekend wine brunch with featuring a feast of international cuisine and free flowing wine. Email [email protected] or call +66 2624 0000 to reserve.
4. Soak in the Infinity Pool
There are lots of things you can do in the hotel. A must is to dive into the 32 metres infinity pool on the 10th floor of the hotel. This is a luxury lap pool with low chlorine content. They organise monthly pool parties with a live DJ are held in and around the 32-metre long infinity pool with skyline and park views. Beside soaking in the pool, you can also rent bicycles from the hotel to explore the city, run the gym at So FIT fitness centre or sun tan at Solarium overlooking the terrace garden.
5. Rejuvenate at So SPA
Inspired by the Asian folklore of the mythical Himmapan forest, award winning So SPA is an urban spa retreat blending French sophistication with Thai expertise. The design features a secluded relaxation space, manicure and pedicure areas, sauna and steam rooms. Book a Turkish Hamman bath at the luxury day spa or get scrubbed on heated tables overnight in a So Suite Spa, and discover a heightened world of bliss.
6. For the chocolate lovers
Chocolab is the heaven for chocolate lovers. Let temptation take over with a selection of chocolate treats, divine savouries and unique chocolate drinks to enjoy. The workshop is encased behind glass windows in full view, with confectionary made to taste and order. For those with a sweet tooth, Cocoa Rush extends an all you can eat invitation.
7. Chill out at Park Lobby
If you are wondering, the lobby is not at ground level but an expansive equivalent space a few floors up, with a stylish bar and lounge area and floor-to-ceiling windows. Before our dinner, we chill out at MIXO bar which reflects a concept of stylish fun- an open, social lounge atmosphere with a carefully curated list of “Classic Cocktails” and “Modern Cocktails”.
8. Lobster bliss at Park Society
Located on the 29th floor of the hotel, Park Society brings the fine dining experience to elevated levels with its spectacular views, and great menu created by the culinary team under the direction of new chef de cuisine Chef Joost Bijster. Start with tantalizing starters like the Lobster Tortellini (590 baht) combining crab meat with rich lobster bisque. Or have the pan seared Tiger Prawn Salad (490 baht), Risotto Tom Yam (550 baht) with king prawns, Pan Seared Foie Gras (750 baht) with white peach puree and spiced french toast.
Putting a touch of Thai influence in his modern western dishes, Prince of the Sea (1900 baht) features live Canadian whole lobster cooked fresh to order and served with two sauces – traditional lobster reduction and Thai red curry. A classic dish to try is the Lamb Shank which is braised with Shiraz reduction, accompanied by pommes puree, eggplant and caviar. Tenders is definitely there. The Shiraz reduction accented the flavour to the next level.
9. Bangkok’s best rooftop bar
After a great dinner, have a grink at the open-air rooftop terrace lounge while getting embraced by the sweeping views across Bangkok’s skyline.
Sofitel So Bangkok
Address: 2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 624 0000