By Christophe Chommeloux
10 May 2017
Since its opening in 2012, SO Sofitel Bangkok has become a popular destination for both international travellers and Bangkokians, seduced by the surprising design of this city hotel and its impressive view of the vibrant heart of Big Mango.
Created through collaboration between Thai architect Smith Obayamat, five renowned Thai designers and French fashion designer Christian Lacroix, SO Sofitel Bangkok’s decoration is a model in terms of original design, based on tight lines and a black background. The decoration of the 238 rooms and suites of the hotel, created by local designers, is organized around the theme of the 5 elements: water, earth, wood and metal, occupying 4 floors each, with fire located in the main space.
It is in one of the Water Element rooms that we were able to enjoy a huge round bath, giving us an unparalleled direct view over the center of Bangkok. Even more breathtaking during daylight, which brings the Lumphini park in full view at your feet, this view justifies by itself a stay at the hotel, so energetic is the feeling of dominance over the city.
To eat, we chose the Park Society, a magical and recently-renovated location on the roof. It also offers an unparalleled view of the city, as well as creative and chic cuisine that seems particularly attractive for a Thai clientele, under the leadership of the new chef Joost Bijster, who came from Savelberg to bring a modern and irreverent touch to French cuisine, based on international quality products such as Wagyu beef or Hokkaido scallops.
Within this space, the terrace known as HI SO is the perfect setting for a drink overlooking the lights of the city, and for the many social events that take place regularly to the sound of resolutely hip music, as spun by the DJ.
The Sofitel So Bangkok is thus somewhere where everything comes together: fashions, flavors and trends, a true source of inspiration that won’t fail to attract individuals in search of trendy urbanity.