The St. Regis is all about pampering—this was the first hotel in Thailand to offer its guests around-the-clock personal butler service. The 227 lavish rooms come with plush furnishings along with tremendous views of the Bangkok skyline and the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. The hotel is the only one in town with a direct entrance from the Skytrain platform, and in the bar, the age-old tradition of champagne sabering still takes place every evening at sundown. The rooftop
pool has views in every direction, and the spa offers a wide range of treatments.
Apr 2, 2014
Recently (early week of 24 March, '14) enjoyed another brief and productive two-night St. Regis business stay, before flying on to Tokyo for additional meetings and weekend sakura viewings with long-time Japanese friends - and from where I am writing this review; so love Japan this time of year. Had been several months since staying at the St. Regis for work; my initial stays occurred during her earliest days, when she was offering truly attractive
corporate rate packages. Indeed, the primary motivation for this return was another attractive corporate offer. (Until this recent St. Regis stay, had been staying at her rather adjacent and all-time cherished neighbour, the Four Seasons. My review of the BKK FS on my profile page holds true; such lovely friends and staff, some going back to our days together when she was called The Regent.) My St. Regis corporate package included her always appreciated Mercedes round-trip transfer service with "fast track" at Suvarnabhumi. Combined with the fact that haven't checked bags since my old mountaineering days, rather efficient. And, my BKK arrival was once again with our cherished Singapore Airlines J-Class service from the home port of SIN; so love flying SQ for work and the occasional holiday. My St. Regis lodging entailed an upgrade to a Metropolitan Suite. Having experienced this particular suite in the past, pleased to report, fine as ever. [Regarding these particular upgrades and perks: the past few months have been, well, rather harsh on the St. Regis (and Four Seasons and others) occupancy levels, due to, well, the various "airing of grievances" on the streets of beloved Bangkok. Suffice to say, for those of you contemplating a near-term Bangkok stay, perhaps a "buying opportunity". Indeed, so many of my BKK business trips over the past ~ decade have entailed "unrest", that it has become a bit of a parlour game amongst my Singapore business colleagues to place wagers on the exact timing of the next "coup". (I - we - were there during the rather immediate aftermath of the '06 coup; rather easy riverside Mercedes airport transfer service that initial morning. Never a dull moment, doing business in Thailand; cherish that country, a *bit* different from our Singapore. Love the BKK St. Regis; at present, she is one of my top-seven BKK all-time favourites, out of the ~ 16 Bangkok properties have had the privilege of staying at over the years (in descending order, for now): The Siam, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, Four Seasons, Krungthep Wing at the Shangri-La, and the Sukhothai. Special places, all. St. Regis departure to BKK and subsequent "free" TG F flight (thank you Star Alliance miles) to Haneda (my preference over Narita these days) was as seamless as ever. And, so much more positive news to relate on that TG journey and Tokyo, Kyoto and that sweet sakura, in near future. Savour your BKK St. Regis times in a most magical city and country.