A modern work of art rises in Thailand’s capital city.
Sitting atop a glass, zinc, and stone podium surrounded by shallow pools, the SO Sofitel Bangkok is a striking example of modern Thai architecture. Originally designed by local architect Smith Obayawat, the 30-story high-rise is outfitted with ample sky terraces and a clear glass facade cut for 360-degree views of Thailand’s capital city. To create the interiors, Sofitel turned to French fashion icon Christian Lacroix, who crafted a design theme out of five elements: earth, wood, water, metal, and fire. For inspiration, Lacroix simply looked out onto the lush Lumpini Park below, where soil, trees, ponds, and the metal of the urban landscape are warmed by the fire of the sun. Don’t expect muted subtlety: In Lacroix’s hands, the elements become artworks of mythic proportions. For instance, upstairs at Club Signature, the ancient tree of life appears as a surreal painting canvassing the 25th floor. Inside the Red Oven restaurant, a fiery red Molteni oven is offset by massive walls of mother-of-pearl and bamboo; the 238 guest rooms have elemental accents such as brushed metal Ramayana cloud fixtures floating over white king-sized beds, or primeval wall paintings that evoke the raw energy of the earth. At every turn, Lacroix’s imagination is reflected, arguably making this Sofitel outpost one of the most ambitious yet.
- Business Center
- Hotel Restaurant
- Dry Cleaning
- In Room Coffee and Tea
- In Room Safe
- Outdoor Pool
- 24 Hour Rom Service
- Bicycle rental
- Choice between 5 Restaurants and Bars
- Club Signature Lounge Access (for Suite level bookings) Designed by Christian Lacroix with Complimentary Breakfast and all day Refreshments
- Free Wi-Fi and internet access
- SPA, Fitness Center and Infinity Pool
- Yoga classes