Luxury Hotels


We all love rooftop pools – indeed, hotels could be judged by their size and views.  If that were the case, probably MARINA BAY SANDS in Singapore would win, but Bangkok has a good runner-up.  See above.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL BANGKOK has just re-opened after top-to-toe re-do. It opened in 1968 and was Le Royal Méridien before reflagging in 2003. Now the 37-floor beauty, owned by Khun Chalermbhan Srivikorn’s President Hotel +Tower Co., Ltd, has more potential than ever.

It’s got a great location, directly adjacent to the BTS Chidlom Skytrain, and easy walking to main lifestyle shopping as well as major business addresses. It’s got lots of rooms (381, to be precise) and a great club lounge.

Interestingly the seven food and drink offerings include Bangkok’s first Californian restaurant, sensibly called SoCal – it also brings that favourite from the hotel’s original opening, Fireplace Grill and Bar.  It all goes to show, says Girlahead, that New works better when there’s at least a hint of Old.