Rest Your Head - SO/ Bangkok

Rest Your Head
SO/ BANGKOK

In a hot and hectic city like Bangkok, staying in a well-organised centrally-located hotel, with slick service, spacious lodgings and multiple dining options, is a must. Otherwise, you stand little chance of properly experiencing the city and surviving the day-meets-night madness in one piece!
SO/ Bangkok is the perfect place to put down your cases for a long weekend immersion in the Thai capital, perfectly juxtaposing luxury facilities with modern conveniences and attentive yet unobtrusive service, all seamlessly delivered in one purpose-built fun-loving hospitality tower. Complete with a superb onsite spa, sophisticated fine-dining restaurant and a happening rooftop bar, SO/ Bangkok quite literally has it all.
When staying at SO/ Bangkok the experience starts at BKK airport, where one of the hotel’s leather-lined BMW 5-Series saloons or long wheel base Mini Clubmans whisk guests in air-conditioned comfort through the teeming Bangkok streets to their slick home-away-from-home. Arriving at one’s hotel relaxed and unstressed is undoubtedly the secret to tackling the Thai capital head-on and making the most of your visit.
Located in a prime position on the corner of Sathorn and Rama IV Roads, on arrival at the hotel, suite guests and VIPs are whisked directly to the sophisticated 25th floor Christian Lacroix-designed “Club Signature” executive lounge to check-in at leisure over a refreshing cocktail. Here, the hotel’s premium guests enjoy complimentary à la carte breakfast, high tea, evening cocktails and snacks every day, in peaceful and refined surroundings.
The hotel’s 237 themed guest rooms and suites have been thoughtfully designed around the natural elements of metal, wood, earth and water. Since each was conceptualised by a different artist, the design features vary between all four, providing guests with differing stay experiences depending upon their chosen theme. Irrespective, all rooms feature dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows opening out to expansive park or city views, over-sized bathtubs, walk-in showers, huge beds and every creature comfort one needs to handle a city as vibrant as Bangkok. If your budget permits, book a spacious SO Suite on a high floor to luxuriate in the space, entertain guests in the separate lounge and gaze upon the twinkling city below.
Whether visiting Bangkok on business or pleasure, no visit to Thailand is complete without a professional Thai massage, to either relax you after a long flight or soothe overworked muscles after a tough work-out. Inspired by the Southeast Asian myth of the Himmapan Forest – said to be located below the Buddhist heavens in the Himalayas and invisible to the eyes of mortals who can never approach or enter – the hotel’s SoSPA on the 10th floor is a veritable urban retreat from non-stop metropolitan life, and the perfect place to take a few hours out to rebalance and cleanse your mind, body and spirit.
On the same level, saunas, steam rooms, a well-equipped gym boasting views towards Lumpini Park, a yoga studio, 32-metre infinity pool complete with rows of sun loungers and a large lawned “Solarium” garden complete the luxury leisure facilities afforded to guests staying at SO/ Bangkok. And once a month international DJs land on the 10th floor to ramp up the volume for the hotel’s legendary 8-hour SO Pool parties, providing an uber-chic music-led gathering place for locals and visitors alike.
Gourmands are as well catered for as health enthusiasts at SO/ Bangkok, with a range of F&B venues to suit every palette. On street level, a high-end coffee bar churns out some of the best lattés in the city, whilst gourmet chocolatier “Chocolab” produces decadent treats for guests to indulge in. You can even sign up for a chocolate cooking class and make your own truffles to take home.
Named after the restaurant’s French centrepiece Molteni oven, 7th floor Red Oven is set out like a street food market and is open all day every from 6.30am daily, serving everything from local fare and regional Asian dishes to fresh seafood, Japanese robata-style grilled meats and excellent sushi.
Characterised by moody lighting and modern fine dining, Park Society on the 29th floor is a destination venue for a celebratory meal or a romantic rendezvous over delectable cuisine.
Crowning the property is HI-SO, the hotel’s jumping split-level rooftop bar, which boasts spectacular views over Lumpini Park towards the Bangkok cityscape beyond. The views from HI-SO never tire and it’s the perfect meeting place to start, end or spend the entire night.
With so much to see, do, eat and drink at super-stylish SO/ Bangkok, guests are invariably spoilt for choice, making a return visit virtually unavoidable.