No matter how many countries and cities there are in this big world of ours, I’ll never get enough of Thailand, especially Bangkok. The bustling streets, delicious cuisine and smiling locals, all put the city on the top of my list for a never-ending redo. However food and a vibrant culture isn’t all there is to Bangkok, there’s luxury too. That’s why one of my favorite places to stay is at the city’s best address, The St. Regis Bangkok.
Located along Rajadamri Road, Bangkok’s key commercial corridor, The St. Regis Bangkok is at the epicenter of the city’s finest restaurants, luxury shopping like Bulgari and Valentino, minutes from the picturesque Lumpini Park and ridiculously close to transportation, as in you can access the Metro from inside the hotel.
The luxury and traditional hospitality that both the St. Regis and Thailand are known for begins the moment you arrive. Staff greet you with a friendly “Sawasdee” as you enter and are escorted to the check-in area where champagne is chilled and waiting for you.
After grabbing my glass of Moet I was whisked away to my Grand Deluxe Room which provided great views of the city and the stylish pool below. The room decor was muted, yet modern and spacious with all the amenities a luxe traveler needs such as the signature St. Regis Butler Service, fully stocked bar, Remède bath products and free wifi. The attention to personal detail paid by the staff at the hotel is amazing, which is why after casually mentioning it on Instagram, when I arrived I found a little surprise on my bed that I have affectionately named Randy.
After traveling 24 hours from New York, I was ready to relax before dinner, so I indulged in a delicious high tea service that was more than enough to satisfy me in between meals.
Refreshed and ready to go, it was time to do my favorite thing in Thailand…eat! I headed downstairs to Jojo’s for some delicious Italian cuisine. I decided to try their popular and sinfully decadent Jojo Pizza, which was made up of lobster, prawns, scallops and mozzarella. Heaven!
But first, a quick stop in the Decanter lounge to pick out a bottle of bubbly. No luxe hotel stay is complete without a champagne indulgence and The St. Regis Bangkok did not disappoint.
The next day was all about relaxation. After a quick dip in the pool, where I tanned and enjoyed the Bangkok sun, I headed just a few steps away to the Elemis Spa where the Thai-inspired luxury reflects a fine balance of tradition and innovation. My suggestion would be to get the Aroma Stone Therapy Massage and be sure to wind down in one of the Relaxation Pods in the wet area.
The concierge team at The St. Regis Bangkok is amazing, and I really appreciated them taking note of my foodie tendencies and booking me a night food tour through the city via Tuk Tuk.
They also made sure that I tried their signature Bloody Mary cocktail, the Siam Mary. Each St. Regis has their own signature Bloody Mary, so even if you can’t make it to Bangkok, there are tons of other opportunities for you to try one!
Before I knew it my time at The St. Regis Bangkok was up and it was time to go. *cue tears* My stay at The St. Regis Bangkok was one of my best hotel stays in Thailand, and that says a lot seeing as how I’ve stayed at quite a few hotels in the area. If you’re looking for a hotel outside of the tourist areas, that doesn’t sacrifice convenience or luxury, then The St. Regis Bangkok is for you. The bespoke service of the hotel speaks to traditional Thai culture and hospitality, and will be the reason I keep coming back time and time again.
The St. Regis Bangkok
159 Rajadamri Road
Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Tel: (66)(2) 207 7777