Searching for a hotel to stay whilst vacationing in Bangkok can be overwhelming, as you are presented with hundreds of option to choose from. If you have never been to Bangkok, like me, it’s hard to understand what areas are safe, what’s easily accessible from the Airport and what’s close to the attractions and city centre.
When it comes to choosing hotels during my trips I usually go for luxury boutiques or even unique experience stays. I do enjoy all types of hotels, resorts and guests houses, so when I got invited by Roam Resorts & Hotels to experience Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok, I wasn’t disappointed.
Service is everything and was looking forward to the Thai hospitality. After a nine and a half hour flight from Sydney, I arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. This modern and artistic hotel is a three minute walk from National Stadium Sky Rail (BTS), shopping malls of MBK, Siam Discovery and plentiful of restaurants to choose from.
Arriving at the hotel, it does have this artful look yet informal cosmopolitan. Modern art covering the walls, corridors, exposed ceiling art and fixtures. Decked out with deep maroon, violets and orange colours and gorgeous designer furniture.
With 203 rooms spread across 26 floors, five different types of rooms ranging from the Leisure Class to the Gran Biz Rooms. With the welcoming party in hand, we were sent up to level 23 to check-in. Guests who book either the Biz Class or Grand Biz rooms will have access to the My Club lounge. It’s an exclusive area for guests to escape, relax and take time out. Open till late, this lounge is the perfect place to enjoy their high tea nibbles, happy hour beverages and all day coffee and tea.
As I headed to my room and luggage on the way, the Grand Biz Class Room was my home for the week. A spacious interior with comfort delights and subtle touches that make this luxury room ooze comfort. A super king-size bed made for a comfort night rest and star-fishing. With an exceptionally luxury walk-in closet, working space, dining corner (if you are wanting a civilized place to eat) and lounge.
While the room featured modern touches for the leisure or business traveller, Siam@Siam does over some great facilities. On the 11th floor is where you will find the Infinity Pool (@POOL) and @GYM with soaring views of the National Stadium and southern Bangkok cityscapes. With the hot weather and high humidity, I was sure to be using the sun terrace deck chairs, cocktails by the pool and the treadmill every day.
Slightly disappointed the hotel in-house materials did mention about a full-service @SPA but this was no longer in service. Throughout the hotel, they did offer free high-speed WI-FI, perfect for the social savvy dependents, even within the restaurants and public areas.
Siam@Siam offers a surprising variety of food and beverage options to choose and from what I heard it even rivals even the known Bangkok’s high-end hotels. PH1 (Party House One) is the main restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. This New York styled loft attracts a cool vibe with its music events on certain evenings and serves more traditional Thai food with a few international pub classics. If you are looking to or be impressed, then head up to level 25.
For a sensory overload that is French cuisine, La Vue, is set in a relaxed yet intimate atmosphere and splendid views. Seating up to 50 guests including a private dining area. Executive Chef Gilles Poitevin leads the brigade here at Siam@Siam. A true gentleman and has transformed the restaurant from the past to a ‘gastronomic earth’ concept. Fine traditional cooking and bringing the most of the natural taste s and tone to the dishes. Chef has designed the menu with such attention to detail to which I was a little reserved at the start. With his reassurance and me trying to break down the ingredients. Each dish has the right balance of ingredients – not one single ingredient overpowered the other and the texture remained consistent. That being, it melts in your mouth, meat perfectly cooked and it separates beautifully.
The Roof Gastro is the ultimate 360-degree view of Bangkok, also offering gourmet dining and hot stone grill (if you like to take charge of your own meat). The Bar is perfect to chill and enjoy the sunset around you.
Bangkok dining scene remains a prime example of just how there are soo many flavours, textures and places to try. Siam@Siam arguably brings not only excellent service but caters for all types for your next occasion to ensure you enjoy the meal matched with the those amazing views.