10 Reasons to Stay at St. Regis Hotel Bangkok
We loved it and here’s why
St. Regis Hotel Bangkok, situated right in the heart of the city on the ultra-exclusive Rajadamri Road, truly epitomises the concept of refined style and luxury. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a stunning open air swimming pool and the signature ‘Viu’ restaurant all take full advantage of the unique location adjacent to Royal Bangkok Sports Club, with sweeping views across the golf course below and towering city skyline in the background.
Even the smallest rooms here start at a more-than generous 47 square metres (and go up to around 110 square metres for One Bedroom Suites), and feature a whole host of luxurious amenities including 42” flat-screen TVs, huge bathtubs, ultra-comfy beds and work stations. There are also a world-class Japanese, Italian and Thai restaurants together with the several swanky bars throughout this exclusive five-star hotel.
We’ve stayed at St. Regis and loved it. Here are 10 reasons why...
Whilst other hotels in Bangkok provide butlers if you book the most expensive suites, St. Regis Hotel provides complimentary butlers for all guests, no matter what type of room you have. About five minutes after checking in you’ll receive a knock at the door from your very own butler, who is available 24 hours-a-day to iron your clothes, make you a coffee and even help you pack and unpack – all at no extra cost.
The location of Bangkok’s St. Regis Hotel is one of the most unique in the city, sitting right next to the green expanse of the neighbouring Royal Bangkok Sports Club. Request an eastern-facing room and enjoy the stunning views from your impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. The adjacent sports club is home to an immaculately maintained golf course, as well as a horse racing track that has events every second Sunday.
With its own dedicated room just for cheese, as well as sushi and sashimi cuts from Zuma restaurant downstairs, Sunday brunch at St. Regis has to be one of the finest in Bangkok. They also have a-la-minute cooking stations to ensure ultimate freshness, and the restaurant itself has some spectacular views of the golf course and racing track below.
Every evening all hotel guests have the opportunity to experience the ritual of ‘Champagne sabering’ whereby a sabre sword is used to slice the top off the Champagne bottles. The reception is held in the ‘The Lounge’, a stylish lobby bar that underwent extensive renovations, re-opening in October 2014.
St. Regis has its own private door at Rajadamri BTS Skytrain Station that leads directly into its mezzanine level. When we recorded the total time from our room to the train it took just four minutes – the quickest we’ve ever experienced in the capital. What’s more, Rajadamri is one of the more quiet BTS stations in the city centre, meaning you’ll generally avoid the crowds and even get an elusive seat on the train!
The swanky open air swimming pool is on the 12th floor on the eastern side of the hotel, meaning you’ll be treated to more of those green views whilst you do laps. They also have bar-to-sunlounger service, so you can order anything off their food and drinks menu without having to lift a finger.
With its gentlemen’s club-esque vibe, Decanter is the perfect place to enjoy a bottle of fine red, white or sparkling from their extensive range of over 300 Old and New World wines from across the world. This refined drinking den also has some great views over the city skyline and there are regular wine tasting sessions too.
Located on the ground floor of St. Regis Bangkok, Zuma restaurant is set out in the style of a traditional Izakaya lounge, and is widely considered to be one of the best Japanese restaurants in Bangkok. Delectable selections here, including sushi, sashimi and grilled meats come out of the kitchen looking almost too pretty to eat too!
New York’s St Regis hotel is said to be where the famous Bloody Mary cocktail originated, when a hungover punter came into the King Cole Bar and asked the bartender for a quick pick-me-up. The St Regis brand continues the legacy to this very day, and you’ll find Bangkok’s signature ‘Siam Mary’ in shot glasses at breakfast... what better way to start your day!
Whilst the entry rooms here are big and luxurious enough even for the fussiest of guests, St. Regis Bangkok also has a range of apartments and suites. The most impressive of the lot is a gargantuan 800-square-metre penthouse at the very top, which comes with a dining table for 16 people, a private balcony and infinity pool, three huge bedrooms, a living room, a wine cellar and two butlers. It’s 350,000 baht for one night.