U Sathorn Bangkok
Hidden in an affluent residential area, U Sathorn Bangkok is a stylish retreat away from the bustle of the city. It’s only 15 minutes’ walk from Lumphini subway station and yet feels a world away from the centre; it’s unlike any other hotel in Bangkok. With just three floors, this is the perfect setting if you prefer the escapism and mod cons of a resort on a more intimate scale.
The Library, the hotel’s casual dining spot, embodies the younger, playful vibe here with its minimalist bookshelves and giant chess-piece lighting, while the relaxed ‘anytime, anywhere’ breakfast lets you set the pace in this modern hideout. And the pièce de résistance at U Sathorn has to be J’AIME, a fine French restaurant that is a definite plus for foodies – it's recently been appointed one of Bangkok's first Michelin stars. Enjoy a mouthwatering dish of lightly smoked sea bass or soft-boiled duck egg with pumpkin crème brûlée at one of Bangkok’s most celebrated French establishments, or let your taste buds be transported with a decadent five, seven or nine-course tasting menu.
The hotel’s symmetrical façade is complemented by chic interiors, with a nod to Parisian style. Rooms are cool and light with statement houndstooth-print sofas, and many have balconies which overlook the pool or lush courtyard. If your idea of bliss is a pool day, opt for a Terrace Garden View Room which is set on the ground floor with direct access to the main pool. Guests in Terrace Garden View Rooms also benefit from a complimentary minibar and luxurious BVLGARI toiletries.