Located on Silom Road in the heart of Bangkok’s financial and business districts, the Sofitel Bangkok Silom is conveniently situated near a myriad of banks, office buildings, entertainment outlets and restaurants and is set to claim its place with the best hotels in Bangkok.

World-renowned classic interior designer Hirsh Bender & Associates (HBA) has combined with PIA Interior & Associates to create an elegant atmosphere and perfect blend of subtle French flair and contemporary Thai design.

HBA designed the hotel’s lobby, the Silom 188 Cigar Bar and Library, the Mistral restaurant, the V9 Wine Bar & Restaurant and the meeting rooms on the 36th floor. PIA, in conjunction with HBA, was responsible for the guestrooms, the Shanghai 38 Chinese restaurant, the Club Sofitel Executive Lounge and the Spa & Fitness Center.

The rooms themselves are sophisticated, chic, modern, spacious and clean. Besides being great places to relax and unwind – they are also great places to work. To cater to the corporate traveler, the hotel set up the luxurious Club Sofitel, providing 128 Luxury Club rooms, and 33 Prestige Club suites from the 27th to the 35th floors. The Club Sofitel Lounge on the 27th floor serves as a sanctuary and meeting place for traveling executives, and offers the added convenience of handling check in and out formalities. Daily buffet breakfasts are served there and guests are also invited to share in a nightly cocktail, free of charge, from 7 to 9pm.

Rooms in the Club Sofitel offer an elegant blend of French and Thai design motifs with teak parquet floors, beautiful feather soft duvets, Thai silk furnishings, writing desks, original artwork and bay windows with breathtaking panoramas. Each room is equipped with efficient workstations, inclusive of dedicated phone, fax and Internet lines with the later featuring high-speed broadband access. There’s also a remote controlled TV, a hairdryer, a kettle for making tea or coffee, a mini bar and a built in wall safe to protect all your valuables. You really don’t even need to leave your room. The suites also offer Sony Home Theater systems with the latest DVD players, so you can stage your own film festival if you get the urge.

The elegant marble bathrooms are exquisite offering separate shower stalls, bathtubs (curved to your neck, so you can really lay down) and sexy full view mirrors so your imagination can run wild.

To take the edge off a hard day’s negotiation, there’s a pool and fitness center on the 5th floor with the latest Life Fitness exercise equipment including treadmills, cross-training machines, Lifecycles, and weight machines along with an assortment of free weights. There’s also a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi in each changing room.

And like any good hotel in this day and age of the spa the hotel boosts the Anne Semonin Spa on the 4th floor. It offers a wide array of treatments including moisturizing and cleaning facials, seaweed wraps, exclusive jet-lag treatments and six types of massage therapy ranging from 60 to 90 minutes. Divided into nine treatment rooms, including two VIP rooms, the Spa utilizes an exclusive product line developed for the hotel. A selected in-room treatment menu features traditional Thai massage and reflexology.

And just in case you happen to be having a bad hair day, professional hairdressing and styling skills are available at Style Paris, the well-established French hair salon, located on the 5th floor, with treatments ranging from colorings to perms, manicures and pedicures. Mistral offers contemporary Mediterranean fare with some of Bangkok’s best French Provencal cuisine, all served up by Executive Chef Boris Cuzon. Indeed, the hotel’s F & B outlets are truly a haven for Epicureans looking for unique dining experiences.

The Sofitel Bangkok Silom also has an excellent Chinese restaurant on the 38th floor, called Shanghai 38, where Master Chef Jacky Chan will dazzle you with his creations. Decorated with classic black & white photos of Shanghai in the 1930s, it offers absolutely superb views of the downtown core from almost anywhere in the restaurant but hug a window if you can.

And if you really want to impress your friends take them to V9, on the 39th floor. It’s the coolest wine bar in town. A fascinating place to people watch, this place just oozes trendiness; the people, the outfits, you’ll think you are on the Riviera, and its choice of wines can’t be beat. There’s no corkage fee for retail-priced wines, bought at the wine shop at the front of the restaurant.

One of the must-try items is the V9 Tasty Tree. This unique food sampler arrives at your table in the shape of a vertical plate holder offering six branches. At the end of each branch is one of Chef Marcel’s delightful creations such as smoked duck, lemon cured salmon, lobster chucks with pepper sauce and goat cheese with sun-dried tomatoes.

Before heading up V9, you might want to stop off at Silom 188 the hotel’s cigar bar, library and lounge, which is located on the mezzanine floor. This is a great place to kick back and catch up with friends and business acquaintances. By the way, Lenotre, a café in the lobby, offers a variety of pastries that make for a great late-night snack.

Back to business: the Sofitel Bangkok Silom has several conference rooms and meeting facilities located on the 36th floor, in the city’s highest Business Center. The Center offers full secretarial and translation services as well as computer workstations with e-mail and broadband Internet access. State-of-the-art facilities including LCD projectors, video teleconferencing, video multi-system players, and closed circuit television are also available.

And how many times have you paid for a view in Bangkok and checked-in to your room, only to find the windows filthy? Not so at the Sofitel: all of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the hotel are spic n’ span. This hotel takes its windows seriously. The result: the best views in the city of the downtown core - bar none. Whether you are looking up Silom towards the Central Business District or out across the Chao Phraya River onto the Thonburi side of town, the vistas can’t be beat. You could spend hours staring out the windows at the sprawling megatropolis below you.

The hotel is so stylish and cosmopolitan that if you didn’t know any better you’d expect the Orient Express to pull up just outside the front door. This is a great place to recommend to anyone you know that is traveling through or visiting on business. But much more than that, as it is such a wonderful respite from the hectic pace of everyday life, that if your work ever does get you down, put all your troubles on hold, and pamper yourself by checking in to the Sofitel Bangkok Silom. You won’t regret it; and you won’t want to leave. The hotel offers everything corporate customers expect from the Sofitel brand: elegance, efficiency and modern European flair.

(Sofitel Bangkok Silom is one of 200 Sofitel hotels worldwide, located in 53 countries. It is the prestige brand of Accor hotels and was created in 1964. Sofitel prides itself on its “art de vivre a la francaise,” which can be felt in each of its hotels from its décor to its artwork, cuisine and the fabulous uniforms designed by Jean-Charles de Castlebajac, one of the great names of French couture.)

Contact Info:

Tel: 02-238-2992

Fax: 02- 238-1999

Website: www.sofitel.com


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