Prince Theatre Heritage Stay, Thailand | Blockbuster Luxury In The Creative Heart Of Bangkok

Enter a world of intrigue and splendour at the Prince Theatre Heritage Stay in Bangkok, Thailand.

Live like royalty in the heart of Bangkok’s rising creative district with Prince Theatre Heritage Stay. A historical theatre turned blockbuster luxury stay, Prince Theatre pays homage to its artistic heritage with the seamless blend of historic and contemporary and a creative spirit that never dies.

Nestled along Chaoroen Krung Road, at the heart of the rising creative hub in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district, Prince Theatre is both a preservation of Bangkok’s rich heritage and a homage to its artistic legacy. Housed in the same original century-old structure that once held an iconic Theatre beloved by generations of Bangkok’s residents, the hotel features artfully restored elements from the theatre’s Art Deco origins that blend seamlessly with modern industrial furnishings.

The original structure of the Prince Theatre blend in seamlessly with art deco elements from the Theatre’s origins and contemporary industrial furnishings | Photography courtesy of Prince Theatre Heritage Stay

For an exceptional stay fit for a prince, treat yourself with one of Prince Theatre’s luxury private suites, each fashioned after key eras in the refurbished theatre’s rich history– a royal casino, a Chinese Opera Theatre, a black and white blockbuster film theatre and an adult film theatre. Each private suite was designed for the ultimate palatial experience, fitted with plush king-sized beds, 40” televisions, a luxurious amount of space to lounge or work, in-room coffee and tea makers, private en-suite bathrooms, as well as basic amenities for a comfortable stay. The Prince Theatre Master Suite gives you a backstage pass to the theatre manager’s chamber where blockbuster adventures await, while the Prince Rama Master Suite was where showgirls used to dress and relax, surrounded by the theatre’s cache of nude film posters and cheeky odds and ends.

The Prince Theatre Master Suite at Prince Theatre Heritage Stay | Photography courtesy of Prince Theatre Heritage Stay

The Duplex Suites are split-level rooms furnished like contemporary lofts– the lower floor features ample living space with a 40” television and access to the en-suite private bathroom while taking the stairs to the upper floor leads to an indulgent king-sized bed. The Chinese Opera Loft was where members of the all-male Chinese Opera troupe that once owned the theatre perfected their makeup and practised their lines, and features an eclectic mix of contemporary furnishings and oriental accents. On the other hand, the Casino Loft is the perfect hangout for an aspiring James Bond– the flashy suite used to be the casino’s exclusive private back room where high rollers took big risks.

Prince Theatre Heritage Stay’s Chinese Opera Loft | Photography courtesy of Prince Theatre Heritage Stay

For stylish travellers on a budget, Prince Theatre also offers shared rooms with “backstage pods” containing single or double bunk-beds with private wardrobes, as well as shared ensuite bathrooms for room occupants. Families can also opt to rent out entire shared rooms for an exceedingly comfortable stay that keeps the group together.

Backstage Pods at Prince Theatre Heritage Stay | Photography courtesy of Prince Theatre Heritage Stay

Start your day with complimentary breakfast on the house, ranging from fresh salad greens to buttered toast and even the exquisitely flavourful Michelin-starred Prince Congee, served with youtiao (Chinese fried churros). If you’re still feeling peckish, you can explore the streets around Chaoroen Krung for a variety of street food stands and Michelin-starred restaurants. For instance, pop by Chaoroen Saeng Silom for indulgently soft caramelised pork with house-made spicy sauce and pickles, visit Sanyod for delicious Thai-Cantonese noodles and take a trip to Blue Elephant Restaurant for luxurious royal-style recipes in a colonial-style home.

Located minutes away from Saphan Taksin station on Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain line, your stay at Prince Theatre will also connect you to a plethora of other gastronomical and shopping experiences throughout Bangkok. From Saphan Taksin station, take the Silom line to Ratchadamri station for access to CentralWorld Bangkok, the world’s eleventh largest shopping complex, and The Platinum Fashion Mall, which is home to a diverse range of fashion and accessories.

One stop away from Ratchadamri on the Silom line is Siam station, which will connect you to the SoHo of Bangkok– Siam Square. For great food and retail therapy, head to the many shopping malls and departmental stores in the area such as Siam Center, Siam Paragon and MBK Center. Alternatively, explore the different soi or streets in Siam Square for a multitude of trendy fashion boutiques, themed cafés and hidden gems that make Siam Square one of the most famous shopping and entertainment areas in the Thai capital.

On the weekends, transfer to the Sukhumvit line from Siam to get to Mo Chit station, where you can find Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market. This 35-acre market is home to over 8,000 stalls offering everything from fashion staples to pet accessories, art and antiques to handicrafts and ceramics, furniture and home decor to plants and gardening tools. Street food and beverages are also abundant throughout the market, from deep-fried delicacies and savoury noodles to quintessential Thai desserts such as refreshing coconut ice cream and mango sticky rice.

The Box Office Bar’s Rosemary Baby | Photography courtesy of Prince Theatre Heritage Stay

After dark, head to Prince Theatre’s distinct Box Office Bar for an indulgent tipple or two, inspired by some of Hollywood’s most iconic blockbuster films. Start the night on a sweet note with Rosemary’s Baby, a delightfully light concoction of gin, kiwi and rosemary cinnamon syrup reminiscent of the idyllic facade of the 1968 psychological thriller of the same name.

Those who prefer something stronger will enjoy Romeo & Juliet, a complex bittersweet blend of rose-infused vodka, infused Bianco vermouth, rose liqueur and chocolate bitters, that was inspired by the poison Juliet drank to be with her one true love in the classic Shakespeare play.

The Box Office Bar’s Love Actually Mocktail | Photography courtesy of Prince Theatre Heritage Stay

If you prefer a refreshing, alcohol-free option, Love Actually would be your best bet. A delicious blend of apple juice, lychee, lemon and mint, this zesty cocktail was inspired by the heart and cheery spirit of the 2003 romantic comedy of the same name.

Theatre buff, history enthusiast or epicure, Prince Theatre promises a unique luxury stay for each and every traveller. Within minutes of local gastronomical delights and shopping havens for all your hedonistic pleasures, Prince Theatre Heritage Stay will be an extraordinary one to remember.
Cover photo courtesy of Prince Theatre Heritage Stay