It is no doubt that the Thai people are known for being one of the most hospitable in the world and Thailand’s capital Bangkok is certainly a shopping plus dining heaven for many. On that note 137 Pillars Bangkok has definitely lived up to its reputation for delivering world class service and mesmerising experiences for its guests. Designed with luxury in mind, the boutique hotel stands in the heart of shopping district Sukhumvit with easy reach to Phrom Phong BTS station via hourly shuttle service from the hotel certainly a strategic location for both leisure and business travellers. Containing the elements of art, history, fashion and music in its overall design portraying a chic and sexy accent with its dim elegant lighting and showcase of various art masterpieces and paintings by local artists. With a vision statement to provide utmost exclusivity and privacy, it is truly a gem within the bustling city.
Facilities are impressively all-rounded suitable for all kinds of travellers such as the famous rooftop infinity pool boasting breathtaking views of the city with two outdoor jacuzzis for that romantic soak while admiring the spectacular scenery. Another pool is located on the 26th floor with panoramic sights along with a massive jacuzzi which could fit at least 10 people at any one time, both pools also showcases 137 Pillars signature green wall along with a sundeck to lounge the day away. Other top notch facilities include indoor simulated and outdoor driving ranges with mini golf course with personal trainer for hire, two gyms equipped with free weights, cardio facilities and even Muay Thai classes, a hair salon and spa centre with revitalising treatments.
Named after and inspired by the current and previous dynasties in Thai history, the all suite hotel showcases 34 spacious and luxurious accomdations (18 Ayutthaya, 12 Sukothai, 2 Thonburi and 2 Rattanakosin Suites) with superb and extravagant features such as modern high ceiling, adjustable mood lighting, private dining table, maxi bar with wine cellars, walk-in wardrobe, 137 signature enormously large round-shaped bathtub and last but not least magnificent balconies with traditional Chiang Mai style rocking chairs.
For family or big group travellers enjoy the sleek comfort and spaciousness in the stylish Rattanakosin Suite that features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and 24 hours butler service assuring the highest comfort and quality fit for kings and queens. For the romantic couple, there is the cavernous and intimately detailed Thonburi Suites with two views (from the living room and bedroom), a living room, a separate guest bathroom and a balcony with daybed, perfect viewing spot for a sunrise or sunset.
Alternatively, the 137 Residences offers a selection of rooms including Studio, One Bedroom, One Bedroom Executive and Two Bedroom with daily rates available as well as monthly or yearly contracts. The residence interiors has a brighter tone with earthy colours. For the convenience of guests washing machine, dryer, ironing board, kitchen are included in some room types. For those who prefer a larger space, the 1 Bedroom Executive or even larger 2 Bedroom version would be the most suitable with special walk-in wardrobe features.
The Bangkok Trading Post, located at the lobby of the hotel serves a selection of international pastries and casual cafe style food. The bistro gives off a minimalistic feel with its chic custom-made furniture and trendy marble tables. Guests can also opt for the breezy and laid back al fresco seating with views of the photogenic pavilion and a big fish pond, definitely a perfect place for brunch or an afternoon tea with friends.
Highly recommended is signature starter Blackened Tuna Tataki, tender and appetizing served with salad mix of grains, raisins, tomatoes, herbs and black pepper mayonnaise. Popular for mains would be the crowd favourite Frutti di Mare, a tomato based pizza topped with garlic prawns, mussels, tuna and squid liken to a seafood platter on top of a pizza. Definite must try for dessert is the Mocha Lava Pudding, served with very richly whipped mascarpone and honey ice cream. A luscious ending to your meal.
For that evening cocktail get together there is the English-influenced Jack Bain’s Bar with décor of sophisticated dark brown, warm lighting and classic leather sofas. Indoor and semi outdoor sitting are available to enjoy one of Jack Bain’s signature cocktails over good conversations. Alternatively choose to sit on one of Marble Bar’s cabanas by the pool and bask under the sun with refreshing drinks and delicious small bites. Highlight of this bar is the iSpy glass which allows guests to stand on and look through the clear glass that stretches for many floors to the ground, a must for the trill seekers in us.
One of the best executive lounge not only in Bangkok but in the entire of Southeast Asia is the renown Leonowens Club, guests are able to enjoy high quality a la carte and semi buffet breakfast with free flowing coffee, tea and even champagne. Afternoon teas are never the same here with very exquisite delights paired with a range of teas some of which are especially made and exclusive for 137 Pillars. Not-to-be-missed would be the evening cocktail with light appetizers, desserts and free flow alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks including some of the best cocktails in town, definitely bringing much glee to those who enjoy the finer things in life.
59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39, Klongton-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
+66 (0)2 079 7000