At golden hour, the floor-to-ceiling window in the Deluxe Corner Room frames the breathtaking view of the Bangkok city skyline. It highlights the dynamic scene of opposites coexisting as one: tall, modern buildings casting shadows on traditional golden temples, which catch the western light between the towers and illuminate golden streaks across the neighborhood.
As the corporate world fades to dusk, the streets below come alive with the technicolor hues of the neon lights that set the neighborhood ablaze with enthusiasm.
Exciting? Take it up a notch and stay in an award-winning, art-inspired five-star hotel that captures the essence of one of the liveliest, if not the most colorful, neighborhoods in the heart of the capital – Le Méridien Bangkok. along Surawong Road, a key thoroughfare in the central business district alongside Silom and Sathorn.
Having recently undergone a facelift, the new Le Meridien Bangkok combines playful sophistication and modern design with warm Thai hospitality. These are evident upon arrival. I-
Jud, the giant white dog, welcomes every guest that comes into the lobby.
The smoked and art-tinted glass walls behind, though allowing for a hazy impression of the interior,
tickles guests’ interest and inspires them to explore what is beyond.
The fun front desk extends indoors into the Latitude Lobby and Bar with more brightly colored I-Juds parading among other quirky artwork. From inside, the same expansive glass panes that created intrigue for arriving guests showcase the bustling street life of Bangkok. Whereas
enjoying the view from this side of the window, relax and sip an invigorating Illy espresso or
latte while nibbling on a European pastry at Latitude 13° coffee.
Sawasdee kah. A warm welcome, a quick check-in and I was in my “refreshed + recreated”
West-facing room on upper floors in no time. A plush sanctuary indeed, with an impressive
view to match. A dynamic city like the captivating work of art by day, at sunset and by night.
There is plenty to discover and do within the hotel, such as the Lifestyle Floor. outside
swimming pool overlooking the iconic Mahanakhon building is the perfect place to cool off and work on a
sunbathe or enjoy cocktails and bar food on the Plunge Bar terrace while listening to modern music
it can put you in a good mood. If indoor exercise is your thing, then the Technogym-
equipped fitness center is your place. Floor-to-ceiling widescreen window panels connect you
outside. Then there is the world-class SPA, where seasoned therapists perform holistic treatments
treatments aimed at a personalized wellness experience.
What is your food craving? The latest recipe embraces the global cuisines of French Provence and
Mediterranean to Asian, and we could just choose your palate. The restaurant is known for its
sumptuous starters, à la carte delicacies and its Sunday brunch menu. Rolling Ribs is above all
authentic barbecue in a semi-outdoor setting. Casual restaurant serves up offerings to die for
and juicy meats smoked to perfection. It goes perfectly with the restaurant’s craft beers. Cheers!
While your key gives you access to a unique Le Méridien Bangkok Chic, Culture + Discovery
lifestyle, it also opens up a world of experience beyond the hotel.
“Attractive, trendy, stylish. Our neighborhood is certainly colorful. The lively nightlife
appeals across genres. Le Meridien Bangkok is just steps away from the bustling Patpong Night Market, famous nightlife and Samyan Mitrtown,” shared Nuttinee Payungwong, Le Meridien
Bangkok marketing communications manager, adding that in the area are the Jim Thompson House, art galleries and Little Tokyo, Wat Hua Lamphong, a royal Buddhist temple
Temple and Lumpini Park, called the central park of Bangkok, all within walking distance.
“Exploring further afield, our guests can access a myriad of must-see places in the city via the
Sala Daeng BTS and Sam Yan MRT stations,” Nuttinee shared, highlighting one of the
amenities of staying at Le Meridien Bangkok.
After a long day in Silom or the city, I rushed to my lavish shrine to catch the
sunset over the skyscrapers and golden temples of Bangkok. After two long years of home confinement, you and I truly deserve to enjoy the good life. Why not do it at Le Méridien
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