Located in the heart of Bangkok’s frenetically vibrant district of Silom, progressive hotel W Bangkok is the very epitome of the city’s chaotic confluence of history and modernity.

As an extremely popular tourist destination, Bangkok has no lack of hotels. But if you’re looking to mostly hang around the city’s central business district of Silom – which is bursting at its seams with some of the best nightlife and dining options Bangkok has to offer – one of your considerations should be W Bangkok.

Especially if you love to party.

This stylish contemporary hotel is a sleek modern edifice that rises 31 stories into the Thai capital’s skyline, stacked with 403 rooms and suites that come fully equipped with all manner of contemporary luxury expected by today’s sophisticated traveller. On its flank, however, is The House on Sathorn. Also operated by W Bangkok, this beautifully restored neo-classical heritage building drips with history and is home to modern Thai restaurant Paii, and timeless cocktail lounge Bar Sathorn.

Night view of W Bangkok

W Bangkok offers nine different room configurations, all of which come with quirky names. They range from the smaller Wonderful Guest Room and Spectacular Guest Room types, to the Cool Corner Guest Room for those who like a more panoramic view of the city. On the larger end are the suites; the 1 Bedroom Studio Suite or the Fantastic 1 Bedroom Larger Suite, for example, are bigger in size and located on higher floors.

For those looking to live the celebrity life? There’s the Wow 1 Bedroom Vice Presidential Suite or Extreme Wow 1 Bedroom Presidential Suite, both expansive enough to play hide-and-seek in. Heck, these top-end suite options even come with in-room whirlpool baths.

In February this year I checked into the entry-level Wonderful Guest Room at W Bangkok. And while it’s not as fantastic as its name might imply, the 41sqm room is of a decent size that’s great for a single traveller, and comfortable enough for two.

The Wonderful Guest Room exudes party vibes.

The room exudes party vibes. Like the rest of the hotel, its decor is highly design-led. Clad largely in black and white from carpet to wall, pops of colour are provided from purple velvet curtains, jet black fixtures, and a chrome-and-glass study desk. A purple hued glass panel separates the bedroom from the ensuite bathroom, while another drape – this time a desert brown – serves as a privacy curtain. That’s right, there’s no door between bedroom and bath.

All that is missing is a disco ball.

As for facilities, there are many. Unlike W Singapore which is more resort-like, W Bangkok sets itself as an urban oasis of sorts. There’s an on-site Style Lab Beauty Salon helps you look your best for that important business meeting or for a big night out. Or you can relax at its AWAY Spa, which comes complete with a snazzy take on the traditional hammam, various treatment rooms, jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna, for the ultimate relaxation.

The hammam in AWAY Spa

The circular pool at the WET Deck is on the small side, and is really only good for lounging rather than your requisite laps. If you do need to work off calories – which you will, considering the tendency for most to overeat in Bangkok – the hotel’s well-equipped modern gym is a better bet.

The House on Sathorn is also a must-visit. You’ll definitely want to drop in on Bar Sathorn, which tells the story of the building in cocktail form, while Paii offers traditional Thai favourites with a creative twist in a stately dining hall.

Otherwise there are great many dining and drinking options in the vicinity, including award-winning ones such as authentic Thai restaurant Nahm and iconic rooftop destination Sirocco.


W Bangkok in the beating heart of Bangkok’s busy Silom district is perfectly positioned for those looking to work and play hard in this city. The progressive hotel’s design may not be suited for those who prefer accommodations of a more traditional nature, but it is more well suited for younger, sophisticated urbane travellers coming to town to party.

W Bangkok

Address 106 N S Sathon Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand (Google Maps link)
Tel (66) 2 344 4000
Web www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/bkkwb-w-bangkok/overview
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