Need to know
159, including 23 suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $303.77 (THB9,450), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.
Rates don’t include breakfast, served in Lakorn European Brasserie. Choose from the indulgent Continetal buffet (THB1,280 for adults; THB640 for children) or go à la carte (dishes start THB380).
The inspiration for the hotel’s striking shape, the joined-hands wai gesture is deeply ingrained in everyday Thai life. It can be used to greet or say goodbye, show understanding or simply to show respect – you might notice Thais making the gesture to portraits of the monarchy, temples and other important monuments.
At the hotel
Gym; free WiFi throughout; laundry service. In rooms: HDTV; minibar; Nespresso coffee machine; tea kit; free bottled water; bespoke Rosewood bath products.
Our favourite rooms
There’s no such thing as a bad room at Rosewood Bangkok – even the entry-level Deluxe Rooms have sweeping city views, ornate lattice screens and elegant furniture marrying Thai tradition with gleaming modernity. For something really special, book one of the Sky Pool Studios – complete with private plunge pools overlooking the cityscape – or one of the opulent houses.
The large saltwater pool is in a tall, light-flooded atrium facing the Bangkok skyline. It’s covered and enclosed on three sides, but the fourth has been left open to the elements, giving swimmers an uninterrupted view. There’s a separate hot tub and several sunloungers at this end of the pool, surrounded by trees and walls of greenery.
Sense spa draws on Thailand’s rich healing traditions, reworking ancient treatments for the 21st-century traveller. A team of dexterous therapists work from five treatment rooms, each as placid and luxurious as the next; two are designed for couples, so you can destress of indulge side by side. The products themselves are just as impressive, coming from Parisian beauty brand Maison Caulières and Franco-Japanese skincare specialists EviDenS de Beauté. There’s also a nail bar and a salon, each staffed by an expert team.
If a fine havana is your thing, bring a smoking jacket to don at the cigar mezzanine in Lennon's.
All common areas are wheelchair accessible, as are several guest rooms.
All ages are welcome. Certain rooms can accommodate a cot (free) or an extra bed (free for under-12s, THB2,000 a night for over-12s). Some rooms can be connected, too.