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The new look of Le Meridien Bangkok is exciting

Playful sophistication at the art-loving & award-winning 5-star hotel, Le Meridien Bangkok

Sunset. The breathtaking view of the Bangkok city skyline is captured from the corner deluxe room’s picture window. It frames sky-high modern buildings towering over gilded temples of old - a dynamic scene of the past and present coexisting as one. As twilight marks the end of a work day for the corporate world, the streets below turn on the multicolor neon lights to flood the district with excitement.

Golden hour. Catching the sunset from the high floor of Le Meridien Bangkok

Exciting? Take it notches higher and stay in an award-winning, art-inspired, 5-star hotel that captures the essence of one of the most happening area, if not the most colorful, sphere in the heart of capital city - the Le Meridien Bangkok along Surawong Road, a key central business district artery alongside Silom and Sathorn. 

Le Meridien Bangkok along Surawong Road (Photo: Le Meridien Bangkok)

After undergoing a facelift recently, the refreshed Le Meridien Bangkok fuses playful sophistication and modern design with warm Thai hospitality. These are evident upon arrival. I-Jud, the giant white dog, extends a playful welcome to every arriving guest at the concourse. The smokey, art-tinted glass walls behind, although allowing a hazy impression of the interior, tickles the guests’ interest and entices them to explore what’s beyond. 

Dot Dogs on parade

The fun reception extends indoors at the lobby and the Latitude Bar with more parading brightly colored I-Juds among other curated original artworks. From the inside, the same expansive glass panes that created intrigue to arriving guests present the lively Bangkok street life. While enjoying the view on this side of the window, relax and sip on an invigorating Illy espresso or latte while nibbling on a European pastry at Latitude 13° coffee shop. 

The spacious Lobby connects the outside to within as an extension of the street. (Photo: Le Meridien Bangkok)

Sawasdee kah. A warm welcome, a speedy check in and I was in my “refreshed + recreated” room facing West on the high floors in no time. A plush sanctuary indeed, with an impressive view to match. A dynamic city as the artwork that’s captivating at day, at sunset and at night. 

Warm Thai hospitality

Le Meridien Bangkok's Deluxe Cornor Room (Photo: Le Meridien Bangkok)

Sexy is how I describe thre bathroom that opens to the room (Photo: Le Meridien Bangkok)

There is much to discover and indulge in within the hotel, like the Lifestyle Floor. The outdoor pool overlooking the iconic Mahanakhon building is the perfect spot to cool down and work on a tan, or enjoy cocktails and bar chow on the deck at Plunge Bar while listening to modern tunes that can put you in the right mood. If indoor exercising is your thing then the Technogym-equipped fitness center is your spot. The floor-to-ceiling widescreen window panels connect you to the outdoors. Then there’s the world-class SPA, where seasoned therapists execute holistic treatments aimed at personalized wellness experience. 

Immerse in cool water & Bangkok's city scene. The outdoor pool overlooking the iconic Mahanakhon building (Photo: Le Meridien Bangkok)

What’s your food craving? Latest Recipe embraces global cuisines from French Provençal and Mediterranean to Asian, and one might just pick your palate. The restaurant is known for its lavish entrées, à la carte delicacies and its Sunday brunch menu. Rolling Ribs is all about authentic BBQ in a semi-outdoor setting. The casual restaurant serves fall-off-the-bone tender and juicy meats smoked to perfection. It pairs perfectly with the resto’s craft beers. Cheers! 

Stylish honeycomb at Latest Recipe entrance

Phad Thai omelete, a breakfast special at Latest Recipe

Rolling Ribs is all about authentic BBQ in a semi-outdoor setting

Rolling Ribs'all-off-the-bone tender and juicy meats smoked to perfection.jpg

While your key grants your access to a uniquely Le Meridien Bangkok Chic, Culture + Discovery lifestyle, it also unlocks a world of experience beyond the hotel. 

“Attractive, fashionable, stylish. Our neighborhood is certainly colorful. The vibrant nightlife appeals across genders. Le Meridien Bangkok is steps from the vibrant Patpong Night Market, celebrated nightlife and Samyan Mitrtown,” shared Nuttinee Payungwong, Le Meridien Bangkok’s Marketing Communications Executive, adding that within the neighborhood are the Jim Thompson House, art galleries and Little Tokyo, the Wat Hua Lamphong, a Buddhist Royal Temple, and the Lumpini Park, referred to as Bangkok’s Central Park— all in walking distance. 

Jim Thompson House

“Exploring farther, our guests can access a myriad of must-see spots in the city via the nearby Sala Daeng BTS and Sam Yan MRT stations,” shared Nuttinee, pointing out one of the conveniences of staying at Le Meridien Bangkok. 

Dieter Ruckenbauer, General Manager of Le Meridien Bangkok 

Le Meridien Bangkok Marketing Communications Manager Nuttinee Payungwong & Executive Chef Marco Cammarata

After a long day in Silom and around the city, I rushed back to my plush sanctuary to catch the sun set over Bangkok's skyscrapers and gilded temples. After two long years of home confinement, you and I truly deserve to savor the good life. Why not do it at Le Méridien Bangkok? 

Waiting for sunset. Enjoying the view at daytime in my lush sanctuary

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.

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