The whole chic, no-frills concept, is nothing new, with affordable lifestyle hotels sprouting up in major cities like London, New York, San Francisco, and now Bangkok.
We recently got to stay in Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, the Pullman group’s latest foray in the Thai capital after the resort-style King Power and the more luxurious Grande Sukhumvit. In contrast to its counterparts, Hotel G styles itself as a boutique designer lifestyle hotel that provides unique personalised accommodation, services and facilities for the trendy traveller.
Situated in Silom – Bangkok’s central business district and home to some of the best hotels in the city like Dusit Thani, Le Meridien, and Shangri-La – Pullman is located right off the highway and next to Chong Nonsi BTS station (the city’s skytrain), which means that the hotel is easily accessible for all tourists.
Stepping inside, we were wowed by the edgy industrial-chic decor in the lobby, which doubles up as Playground, a concept space that offers a large selection of cocktails, freshly baked goods, books, sofas, and even antique toys to put some play into your day.
Less is more at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, which is furnished with 469 spacious and incredibly stylish rooms. We personally love the New York loft-styled G Deluxe rooms, done up in a classy white colour scheme with contemporary furnishings and decor that feels airy, light, and cozy at the same time. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the 34sqm room gave us uninterrupted (Hotel G is the tallest building in the vicinity) view of the city, and trust me, the view is absolutely spectacular.
Featuring an extensive pillow menu, fluffy soft bed, and C.O. Bigelow toiletries, the room is impressive to say the least. The personalised service is no different, and we were pleasantly surprised to find sweet treats waiting for us in our rooms after a long day out roaming the streets.
The more conservative can go for the Executive rooms, decked out in plush dark colours, wooden floorings and modern furnishings, with the same amenities as their brighter counterparts – high-speed WiFi, iPhone docking stations, and the like.
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is home to two winning dining establishments on its floors. The first is the funky 25 Degrees Burger, sister venue to the legendary Los Angeles burger bar of the same name. Serving up gourmet burgers 24 hours a day along with other American classics, 25 Degrees (apparently the best temperature to serve a hamburger) has some of the thickest and juiciest prime ground sirloin patties we’ve ever tasted, topped with gourmet cheese and produce. Plus, the music (everything from 70s American Hits to Country) and vibe is hip.
All the way up on 37th floor is the hotel’s signature Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant, replete with a fabulous traditional French menu, an extensive list of wines, creative cocktails, and a panoramic view of the Bangkok skyline. Think a varied range of dishes like beef carpaccio, smoked tomahawk steak, and cold cut platters. The main dining room is massive with old wood flooring, earth-tone walls, and printed carpets for a homey touch. Together with flawless service, Scarlett is a winner.
Need a break and some rejuvenation? Head down to the comprehensive Fitness Centre on the fifth floor to find the latest gym equipments (a personal trainer will be present should you require any expert guidance), sauna rooms, and jacuzzis. You’ll also see the secluded Outdoor Pool complete with a sundeck for a carefree escape.
Down below at the Anne Sémonin Spa – which offers treatments inspired by the holistic synergy of East and West -, we had a go at the Thai-style yoga massage, and whew, we might possibly have come out with new bodies.
For MICE activities, Hotel G has created 12 cutting-edge creative spaces to inspire your thinking.
Besides the range of local eateries and international restaurants, myriad of shops and entertainment right at its doorstep, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is also within easy reach of the capital’s top cultural sights like the Chao Phraya River, the Grand Palace, Wat Arun Temple, and Chinatown. If you’re looking for a hotel that celebrates the modern urban lifestyle of today’s Bangkok, this is seriously one place to consider.
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is located at 188 Silom Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand.