Whatever/Whenever – W Bangkok

Muay-Thai inspired pillow and bed cover

In December 2012, a chic new hotel with a short and sweet moniker, opened on Sathorn road, Bangkok’s vibrant business district and embassy row. The W is a well-known name in the hotel industry so the usual buzz was in the air.

Many are familiar with their Whatever/Whenever philosophy, which is devoted to dealing with their guests’ requests and needs (as long as they’re legal) no matter the time or the day. Last month I spent a night there and even though I did not come up with extravagant demands, I still got a taste of the wonderful service.

Hotel lobbySpiral staircase

The lobby was large and airy with trendy purple accents, and the first thing that caught my eye was a huge spiral metallic staircase. Check-in did not take too long, the staff was attentive and we were soon shown to our Wonderful Room.

The Wonderful RoomView over Sathorn

The décor was attractive with the purple vibe still continuing. There was plenty of natural light illuminating the room and a nice view over Sathorn road through the glass windows. The W Signature Bed was comfortable, the boxing-themed pillow with the words ‘Lights Out’ was especially witty and the Muay-Thai inspired bed cover and pillow provided a nice local touch.

W Signature bedLights Out!

Another cool feature was the tablet used for controlling the room’s lighting and air conditioning. The bathroom was also luxurious with plush bathrobes, a bathtub and a separate shower stall.

TabletBathroomPlush bathrobesThe Kitchen Table Burger

Hunger then led us to the hotel’s signature restaurant that serves Thai and International cuisine, The Kitchen Table. Since it was one of their special dishes, I tried the delicious Kitchen Table Burger; and that toothpaste-tube lookalike consisted of their unique and yummy tomato paste.

The fascinating pool

After that, we headed to the swimming pool, which had an attention-grabbing metallic structure encompassing it. We later discovered that it was built to look like an eye from the hotel rooms above. A dip, a drink and an evening well spent.

More unique sculpturesChilled ProseccoPool from another angleColorful daybeds

The Woo bar located next to the lobby is also a hip and fabulous spot for drinks. In the lobby there was also a temporary exhibition featuring photos of Madonna, her journey, career and style.

The Woo BarMadonna Exhibition

Some more shots of the hotel..

Morning LatteAnother pool shotBathroom mirrorTurndown Chocolates and JellyDazzling lights representing Bangkok's traffic and street lights Bar areaThe Vault-like entranceHotel exterior from Sathorn road

The W Bangkok is indeed a wonderful hotel, with a cool concept and fascinating design, set in a prime location in the city center.

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