What We Love
- The hotel’s exterior design pays homage to a traditional Thai hand gesture, or wai
- Thai-style spicy minced pork omelets at the breakfast buffet
- Toto toilets in all guest bathrooms
- Maison Caulières skincare products at the onsite spa
What To Know
- Three signature houses here have their own private terraces
- Walk through a vinyl shop on the 30th floor to get to the hotel’s speakeasy, Lennon
- With no more than 12 accommodations on each floor, the digs here are roomy
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Metropolitan marvel featuring cavernous guest rooms and a standout spa that draws on Thai healing traditions
A 30-story skyscraper on one of Bangkok’s busiest corners seems like an unlikely spot to score serenity, but there’s plenty of it here. It begins in your guest room—even the entry-levels here are furnished with sitting areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, cosy throws, and cushy carpeting. For the ultimate urban oasis, splurge for a corner suite or even a duplex penthouse, which comes with its own glass-fronted sky pool. But the most luxurious form of respite comes at the Sense spa, where the highlight is undoubtedly the Krung Threp Heritage treatment—a six-hour event that includes stopping by the nearby Wat Pho temple complex for a crash course on the therapeutic benefits of Thai herbs and a boat ride along the Chao Phraya. If you’re crunched for time, opt for one of the body massages, which draw on local tribal traditions. Afterwards, feast on Peking Duck and garlic scallops at Nan Bei, a hushed 19th-floor hideaway where interiors channel an age-old Chinese love story, or sprawl out on one of the leather couches at the lair-like Lennon, then follow a spiral staircase to find a humidor stocked with Cuban cigars.
In the Area
Located in the frenetic heart of downtown Bangkok, The Rosewood is bordered by the city’s embassies and upscale shopping malls. Because of its proximity to the Suvaranbhumi and Dong Mueang expressways, guests are just a 40-minute drive from the international airport (relatively painless in a city that’s typically snarled by traffic). Also close: Lumpini Park, a prized 142-acre green space dotted with food carts, row boats, and tai chi classes; during the winter months, there are free weekend orchestra performances. Bangkok’s most famous sidewalk shrine, Erawan, guarded by Phra Phrom, the Thai interpretation of the Hindu god Brahma, is a 12-minute stroll from the hotel.