The Stunning St. Regis Bangkok

Impressive bathroom with sweepings views

Impressive bathroom with sweepings views

A couple of weeks back, I got an opportunity to spend a night at a hotel that I’ve long admired. I’m constantly proud of the brilliance in service and pleased with the quality of luxury hotels in the city I was born and grew up in, and the St. Regis Bangkok just further enforced that feeling.

Located on the beautiful and relatively peaceful Rajdamri road, the 176-room-51-suite St. Regis Bangkok stands as an icon of opulence. Like the original St. Regis hotel in New York founded by John Jacob Astor IV, St. Regis Bangkok boasts signature glass façade, prime location (in the center of Bangkok plus being well connected to rest of the city via skytrain access) whilst overlooking some greenery, in this case the Royal Bangkok Sports Club. Dark wooden furniture, marble, glass, along with local accents contribute to the hotel’s décor. A major luxury brand of Starwood, St. Regis hotels take immense pride in their butler service.

The Royal Bangkok Sports Club and golf course as seen from the St. Regis

The Royal Bangkok Sports Club and golf course as seen from the St. Regis

I was well aware of the excellence held by this hotel, but my expectations were exceeded and an ordinary Saturday turned into an amazing one.

Work desk

Work desk

After a warm welcome, refreshing lemongrass tea and prompt check-in at the Sky Lobby on the 12th floor, I was guided to my Grand Deluxe Room. Doors opened to warm toned working area and bedroom. Another key feature was the free wifi.

The bed, overlooking the city through glass windows

The bed, overlooking the city through glass windows

Super comfy bed with 300-thread count Egyptian cotton

Super comfy bed with 300-thread count Egyptian cotton

The bathroom, a very impressive one I must add, had a double-vanity basin, a separate shower stall and a bathtub; all encompassed with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that maximized the panorama over the Royal Bangkok Sports Club and the city’s skyline.

Unobstructed panorama of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club

Unobstructed panorama of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club

Deep soaking bathtub

Deep soaking bathtub

Soon, we made our way to The Bar on the 12th floor for our Siam Mary cocktail making class. The Siam Mary is a Thai twist on the Bloody Mary, which was initially invented and called the Red Snapper at the St. Regis New York. Each St. Regis property has modified this drink and serves their unique interpretation of the Bloody Mary.

Making a Siam Mary - Ingredients prepared and so were we

Making a Siam Mary – Ingredients prepared and so were we

Naturally, the Thai version contains red chilli. Some more ingredients that we mixed, muddled and garnished to make the cocktail included vodka, tomato juice, lime, wasabi, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, coriander, salt, pepper, lemon, basil leaves and lemongrass.

Mixed, muddled and garnished - The end result, my Siam Mary cocktail

Mixed, muddled and garnished – The end result, my Siam Mary cocktail

Have to admit, the Bloody Mary is not really my poison but I was pretty excited to make one. Ah, if only classes in school were this fun! The verdict – it was bloody good, but best I leave the concocting to the professional, the mixologist, and the drinking to the expert, yours truly!

Mixologist Mode: ON

Mixologist Mode: ON

Following that, we headed downstairs to The Lounge for afternoon tea. An amazing variety of savories, scones and sweets was displayed in a charming birdcage. It was only my duty to set them free and lead them where they belong, right in my tummy.

Savories, scones, and sweets - get in my tummy!

Savories, scones, and sweets – get in my tummy!

A closer look at those delightful treats

A closer look at those delightful treats

A while later, we witnessed the special champagne sabering ritual that takes place every evening at St. Regis hotels worldwide. It’s an entertaining tradition to watch, just duck though!

Disclaimer: No champagne-thirsty bystanders were harmed in this process.

Being poured a flute of bubbly from the sabered bottle

Being poured a flute of bubbly from the sabered bottle

Happily yoyo-ing between great food and awesome drinks, we were treated to fine Italian fare at Jojo. We started with Casseruola di funghi, which was a delicious mushroom casserole, slow-cooked egg, Stracchino cheese and black truffle.

Wild mushroom caserole with slow-cooked egg

Wild mushroom caserole with slow-cooked egg

The next dish was Black Truffle Fettuccine Alfredo, where the Fettucine Alfredo was mixed with the melting cheese in a cheese wheel right at our table and later topped off with black truffle.

Fettuccine Alfredo being mixed with melting cheese at our table

Fettuccine Alfredo being mixed with melting cheese at our table

Creamy and cheesy Alfredo topped with black truffle

Creamy and cheesy Alfredo topped with black truffle

We also tried the Carre d’Agnello, perfectly tender baked Australian lamb that was served with artichoke and pumpkin mustard.

Oven baked Australian Lamb

Oven baked Australian Lamb

Always with room to spare for dessert, the meal ended with delectable Gianduiotto chocolate carvings with vanilla sauce and fresh strawberries.

Always room for dessert - Gianduiotto chocolate

Always room for dessert – Gianduiotto chocolate

The next morning, after a great night’s sleep on the comfy bed with 300-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, we savored our breakfast while seated at a table by the window at the restaurant, Viu.

Cooked-to-order Egg Florentine

Cooked-to-order Egg Florentine

Enjoying breakfast by the window

Enjoying breakfast by the window

Once back in the room, we asked our butler to draw us a bubble bath. Sunday was turning out to be quite blissful too.

Bubbling!

Bubbling!

I returned home with a LOT of photos of the bathtub. If there was ever an acceptable limit on bathtub pictures per post, I’m pretty sure I’ve exceeded it. Can you blame me?

And this was the lovely hotel pool surrounded by greenery as well.

Beautiful mirror effect on the water

Beautiful mirror effect on the water

I was also shown a very special room in the hotel, the Caroline Astor Suite, which is a lavish corner suite designed and named in honor of Caroline Astor, mother of John Jacob Astor IV.

Living room of the Caroline Astor Suite

Living room of the Caroline Astor Suite

Fabulous views from the bed

Fabulous views from the bed

Another remarkable bathtub!

Another remarkable bathtub!

I had a wonderful stay filled with incredible food and utmost luxury and pampering.

* Many thanks to The St. Regis Bangkok for hosting my stay and for the excellent service. All opinions expressed are always my own. *

Additional pictures that I could not leave out:

Entering the hotel

Entering the hotel

The Lounge, where we had afternoon tea and watched the champagne sabering

The Lounge, where we had afternoon tea and watched the champagne sabering

Inside Jojo, the Italian restaurant

Inside Jojo, the Italian restaurant

Assortment of breads and pastries at breakfast

Assortment of breads and pastries at breakfast

The pool

The pool

Inside the Elemis Spa

Inside the Elemis Spa

Relaxation pods

Relaxation pods

The street and Rajdamri BTS skytrain station in front of the hotel

The street and Rajdamri BTS skytrain station in front of the hotel


 

Comments: 14

  1. Lorri Apr 7 at 5:58 pm Reply

    Wow! That tub! Oh, yes and the melting cheese for the alfredo. I’m starving now!

    • Nita Apr 8 at 1:02 am Reply

      Haha! That tub really was something. And anything with cheese is just destined for greatness. Thanks for stopping by, Lorri :)

  2. Sarah Apr 7 at 8:34 pm Reply

    Amazing!!! Glad you had a lovely stay.

    • Nita Apr 8 at 1:03 am Reply

      Thank you, Sarah! I did :) Enjoyed all the activities and food thoroughly!

  3. Katie Featherstone Apr 8 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Wow, that bathroom!!! It sounds like an amazing place to stay- I would love to try some of those tasty looking cakes and treats. Glad you had a great time. :)

    • Nita Apr 9 at 5:49 pm Reply

      Thanks, Katie! It sure was a great stay and the bathtub was impressive indeed :) Sweets were delicious too!

  4. Maja Apr 10 at 3:17 am Reply

    nice, but i wouldn’t like to use this bathroom… 😉

    • Nita Apr 10 at 12:50 pm Reply

      Thank you! Well, at least you can admire its fabulosity I’m sure 😀

  5. Wow wow wow! The St Regis looks SO impressive Nita! Such an amazing views to have whilst relaxing in a bubble bath and that lobby is the stuff of movies! I am also love the sound of that fettuccine – I’ve often found that some of the Italian restaurants in hotels I’ve been to before have been rather hit and miss but this sounds amazing ☺

    • Nita Apr 29 at 3:08 pm Reply

      Yes, I was so impressed with the hotel and the service; had a fantastic time there. All the good food certainly didn’t hurt 😉 Thank you for dropping by, dear Shikha!

  6. Kam Jun 23 at 7:08 pm Reply

    Wow – what a hotel! And those bathtub views are incredible!! We love Bangkok – it’s one of our favourite cities. We stayed at The Sukhothai during our honeymoon which was another beautiful property but not a high rise so we didn’t get to enjoy any views of the city.

    Kam | A Married Couple & Their travels

    • Nita Jun 24 at 2:19 am Reply

      The views from the bathtub were awesome indeed! And absolutely; the Sukhothai is a large and magnificent property. Glad you liked Bangkok :) Thanks for dropping by, Kam!

  7. Joost Oct 19 at 6:46 pm Reply

    Great impression on Bangkok Nita,

    Amazing photo’s on your blog! Seems like a nice hotel to spend a night!

    • Nita Oct 20 at 11:43 pm Reply

      Thank you very much! It is an exceptional hotel indeed :)

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