Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit | Black & Gold Brilliance
As a seasoned traveler, I’ve had my fair share of experiencing snazzy hotel concepts, luxurious hotel breakfasts and contemporary room aesthetics. As I readied myself for my most recent trip to Bangkok, I was prepared to be impressed by the recently launched Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit – after all, Hyatt has never failed to disappoint. I was definitely, however, not expecting to be left with a completely different feeling – a sense of renewed excitement and intrigue in Thailand.
Inspired by the golden periods of Thai history, Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit was designed by award-winning Bangkok-based architecture firm, OBA and features elegant sculptures by renowned local artist, Ajarn Nontiwat Jantanapalin. As you approach the hotel, the image of a modern Thai house immediately comes to mind. Intricately manicured lush green-scapes envelop the hotel perimeters – a perfect complement of nature and modernity amongst one of Bangkok’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Stepping into the hotel, in true Thai fashion, you are received in hospitality with a blue pea concoction and lemongrass infused towel upon signing in.
Black and gold accents are peppered throughout the hotel – and attention to detail is not lost with five art pieces specially commissioned for use in Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit. One of the art pieces that caught our attention was a magnificent structure that greeted us in the lobby. Depicting twwo gold statues hugging, it pays tribute to the Nana neighborhood that signifies the meeting place of people and cultures. Every art piece, every placement is purposefully included and invites guests to experience the richness of Thai culture. Even the smallest of details like hand made plates (not one is identical!) and gold-infused wall panels serve their purpose of inspiring and intriguing guests to learn more about royal Siam history.
Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit provides not only Thai-inspired design but also authentically Thai dining options including The Market Cafe complete with an outdoor terrace overlooking Bangkok’s skyscraper view. The new dining spot serves local Thai food from its open show kitchen, prepared by specially chosen street hawkers to deliver the most local of tastes. Feast on local favorites such as incredibly flavorful Tom Yam Kung, a spicy seafood coconut based soup, or Ko Mu Yang, pork neck grilled to perfection. Coming up in the pipeline is the Spectrum Lounge & Bar – an event venue by day that transforms into tapas bar by night. Designed by the internationally acclaimed interior design firm Super Potato from Japan, overlook Bangkok’s night sky from the 31st floor of the hotel with the bar’s specialty cocktails in hand and good company in tow.
Bangkok is one destination I never tire of visiting – from its flavorful cuisine to its vibrant nightlife, there is always something new to discover about this Land of Smiles. Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit just gave me a new reason to go back and rediscover my love for Bangkok all over again.