Sukhumvit, or Sukhumvit Road as it’s sometimes called, is the cosmopolitan capital of Bangkok. It’s here you will find some of the most prestigious real estate in Thailand. With that distinction also comes some of the best shopping, dining and nightlife experiences that Thailand has to offer. Ex pats, tourists and locals alike flock to Sukhumvit to mingle among the high-rise buildings that house everything from offices and apartments to couture shopping boutiques and hip nightclubs.
While some areas of Bangkok are known for their poverty and substandard living conditions, one would never know it, judging from the opulence of the Sukhumvit area. It’s definitely the place to see and be seen for the jet setting trendy crowd.
Once you get there, you will find there are no shortage of hotel options, either. Sukhumvit has some of the most fabulous hotel properties in the world. From high-rise presidential suite towers to boutique style hotels tucked away in a quiet corner – Sukhumvit has it all. Here’s a look at the best hotels in Sukhumvit and a brief overview of their amenities.
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit – Bangkok
Everything about the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit exudes the contemporary elegance that is synonymous with the Sofitel brand. The marble lobby with opulent furniture and gorgeous floral displays are just a hint of what awaits you inside. There are 345 guestrooms at Sofitel Bangkok that are all designed to provide contemporary comfort to guests. There is a five star French restaurant on the 32nd floor as well as two other restaurants, three bars/lounges, rooftop terrace, nightclub, fitness center and library on-site. The Sofitel Bangkok is located within two miles of the bustling Siam Square and Siam Paragon Mall. Rooms at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit start at $220AUD per night. This is also near the Bangkok MRT which is fantastic in terms of getting around.
Aloft Sukhumvit – Bangkok
Aloft is a trendy, upscale boutique hotel that is instantly recognizable by the technicolor lighting out front. It has an urban feel to it that immediately draws in the young and the young at heart. The impressive lobby area features a gameroom off to the side, complete with table games, gaming consoles, computers and beanbag chairs for lounging. There’s also a canteen in this area where you can purchase snacks as well. The WXYZ Lounge at Aloft has a color-changing disco dance floor and a trendy bar area for mixing and mingling. Perhaps the most impressive feature of Aloft is the rooftop terrace area that features an infinity pool overlooking the amazing Bangkok skyline and a Jacuzzi tub on the wooden decking for relaxing. There are 297 guestrooms at Aloft and rates start at $124AUD per night.
Grand Centre Point Terminal 21 – Bangkok
Grand Centre Point is an impressive glass and steel structure that features a stunning rooftop infinity pool overlooking the gorgeous Bangkok skyline as well as panoramic views of area lakes. The interior of the property features beautiful marble work and contemporary furnishings in bold color schemes. Grand Centre Point has lots of on-site amenities that guests can partake in without ever leaving the property to have a good time. There’s a golf course, tennis court and karaoke bar as well as a full service spa, free kids club and direct access to the adjacent Terminal 21 shopping mall. There are 498 guestrooms at Grand Centre Point and rates start at $164AUD per night.
Emporium Suites – Bangkok
Emporium Suites is a unique property in the heart of Sukhumvit that offers a sense of luxury, style and convenience unmatched by similar properties in the area. The building itself is a massive high-rise that houses the famous Emporium Shopping Mall (with a movie theater on the seventh floor) below and the hotel accommodations on the upper floors. Emporium Suites is centrally located in the heart of a bustling tourist district with clubs, restaurants and fancy boutiques. Next door to the building is the lovely Benjasiri Park, which is a great location for leisurely strolls or some relaxing tai chi classes. The property also has a gorgeous pool, three bars/lounges, a restaurant, hair salon and health club. There are 378 guestrooms at Emporium Suites and rates start at $174AUD per night.