When discussing the crème de la crème of Bangkok hotels, The St. Regis is invariably at the top of the list. With an ideal central location, every amenity imaginable, and an attention to service that’s above and beyond, the hotel is the perfect spot for the discerning high-end traveler.
Beautifully designed rooms are decked out with hardwood floors, plush furnishings, and an array of goodies like daily fresh fruit and in-room espresso machines. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the skyline and Royal Bangkok Sports Club.
The St. Regis provides butler service for every room in the hotel. With that comes help packing/unpacking, ironing clothes, and 24-hour coffee/tea service.
Wide open bathrooms have polished floors, onyx double sinks, sunken tubs, and glorious rain showers. Elemis bath products are standard and are also used in the spa. The St. Regis is also one of the rare hotels with extra-large towels!
There are actually two lobby areas in the hotel. On the first floor, the lobby is home to two restaurants, a lounge, and a bakery. On the 12th floor is the reception area, but also main hotel bar, signature restaurant, and separate whiskey and wine bar.
Make sure you come to the 12th floor lobby around 6 p.m. each night where the timeless art of sabering the cork off of a champagne bottle takes place--and the bubbly is complimentary!
The hotel pool is great for swimming laps or just soaking in the sun on comfy lounge chairs. There’s a full bar & restaurant offering up daily treats and the views are spectacular as they look over the Royal Bangkok Sports Club.
Elemis Spa is world-renowned and features 16 treatments rooms, sauna and steam facilities, as well as Jacuzzi and cold plunge pools inside the locker rooms. The spa also has overhanging, wicker relaxation pods that are ideal for a post massage hangout.
The gym is open 24/7 and has epic views of the city. Fully equipped, the hardwood-floored facility has TechnoGym machines along with free weights and access to personal trainers.
In case you forget your own, the gym provides complimentary water and headphones!
There are a number of fine dining options at the hotel, but especially worth noting are Jojo and Zuma. Both on the ground floor, Jojo is the hotel’s slurp-worthy Italian joint, while Zuma is famous for its delectable Japanese cuisine.
No shortage of drinking options at this hotel. The St. Regis Bar and Drawing Room is on the 12th floor lobby area and features jazz nights and afternoon tea. Decanter is the hotel’s whiskey lounge and wine bar with one-of-a-kind varietals of Johnny Walker.
You can’t ask for a more central and safe location of the city. There are always taxis waiting to pick people up here, but don’t bother. The hotel is literally attached to the Ratchadamri BTS Skytrain Station and can whisk you to various parts of the city in no time at all. You’re also walking distance to parks, restaurants, bars, and shopping areas--this hotel is in a great location.
Usually at the top of Bangkok restaurant lists, Gaggan (8-minute drive) is a unique Indian eatery that’s splurge-worthy in every way. Inside the Grand Hyatt Erawan is Ginza Sushi Ichi (5-minute walk), which is arguably the best sushi spot in town.
If you love champagne, you have to check out CRU Champagne Bar (5-minute train/walk) with a breathtaking rooftop and high-quality sparkling wine. If you want to hobnob with the Foreign Service set, head over to the Diplomat Bar (5-minute drive) inside the Conrad Hotel.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This stunning hotel takes its 5-star rating seriously. The restaurants are divine, the views extraordinary, the service impeccable, and the spa out of this world. You’ll be treated like royalty from the moment you arrive and there’s no ask too big or small from the uber-friendly staff. Ideally located in the center of the city, the hotel is nearby incredible restaurants, bars, attractions, and shopping. For the high-end traveler where money is no object, we’d highly recommend staying here.