Pull­man Bangkok Ho­tel G

RAEWYN KOH FINDS HER SPACE TO THINK, PLAY AND RE­LAX

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COM­FORT, COS­MOPOLI­TAN STYLE

Set in one of the most vi­brant cities in Asia, Pull­man Bangkok Ho­tel G is a stylish ho­tel that has cre­ated dif­fer­ent spa­ces to evoke in­spi­ra­tion in this life­style ho­tel. Run by Pull­man Ho­tel Group, the ho­tel has in­jected fun into the rooms and spruced up meet­ing ar­eas with cre­ative con­cepts so there’s never a dull mo­ment dur­ing your stay.

The life­style-themed ho­tel was made for in­ter­na­tional, cos­mopoli­tan sea­soned trav­ellers as seen even in the minute details of the ho­tel. At the ex­posed-brick Lobby, chill vibes fill the con­gre­ga­tion area as a DJ spins jazz and elec­tronic dance mu­sic through­out the day. Just next to the DJ is the aptly named Play­ground that stretches up to the mez­za­nine floor. Decked in kitschy ob­jets d’art, Play­ground sparks play­ful­ness in adults as they re­lax with cock­tail in hand and freshly baked pas­tries in the other.

BREATH­ING SPACE

There are five dif­fer­ent room types to choose from that are catered to a di­verse de­mo­graphic. Find clas­sic con­tem­po­rary at the Deluxe and Ex­ec­u­tive Rooms and Ex­ec­u­tive Suites that fea­ture dark, hard­wood floors and sooth­ing earth tones in plush ex­ec­u­tive fur­ni­ture. Oth­er­wise choose the G Deluxe Rooms or G Suites that are done up in a young and chic style with an all-white in­te­rior.

Our G Deluxe Room was im­me­di­ately invit­ing with warm sun­light flood­ing the room through the floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows that also showed a beautiful view of the city and glimpses of the Chao Phraya River. Noth­ing about the room is small. There is plenty of space to walk around and lounge about, as do the black and white mo­saic-tiled bath­room, which has a sep­a­rate bath­tub and shower. Com­fort is the key­word to the room. The plush bed comes with even plusher pil­lows or for those more in­clined, an ex­ten­sive pil­low menu is avail­able for bliss­ful, rest­ful sleep. For ex­tra stay-in com­fort, lus­cious bathrobes can be found in the bath­room.

In the room, we are greeted with mango sticky rice as a wel­come dessert. Sweet treats con­tinue to come by through­out our stay.

On our first night, we re­ceive a se­lec­tion of choco­late pas­tries and on the next night, a plate of French petit fours dur­ing turn­down. Ser­vice to the room is im­pec­ca­ble and at­ten­tive, with rooms be­ing made up quickly, and re­quests for ex­tra toi­letries, tow­els and even reser­va­tions at restau­rants met in a snap.

STYLISH PAM­PER­ING

We de­cided to head to the Anne Sé­monin Spa to es­cape the hot and hu­mid weather in Bangkok. Lo­cated on the fourth floor, the spa is a sanc­tu­ary of calm in the oth­er­wise chaotic land­scape of the city. There are nine treat­ment rooms, in­clud­ing two VIP rooms that are fit­ted with an en suite bath­room. The va­ri­ety of treat­ments avail­able are in­spired by a unique holis­tic syn­ergy from the east and the west. It is only right that the masseurs also em­body that syn­ergy and my lo­cally trained Thai masseuse was es­pe­cially skilled in work­ing out ev­ery kink and knot dur­ing the hour­long tra­di­tional Thai mas­sage. The treat­ment ended with a hot, steamy towel that soothed sore­ness in the back. I left the spa in­vig­o­rate and very re­laxed, to say the least.

WINE & DINE

Other than Play­ground, there are three other restau­rants that are ac­ces­si­ble to all guests: Mistral Restau­rant, 25 De­grees and Scar­lett Wine Bar & Restau­rant. These cut­ting edge din­ing es­tab­lish­ments have be­come the lat­est meet­ing points for young, cre­ative ex­ec­u­tives look­ing to share haute cou­ture cui­sine and ideas over the ta­ble. For in­ter­na­tional fare, we rec­om­mend the all-day diner, Mistral, which serves a solid se­lec­tion of lo­cal and Asian favourites and fresh, suc­cu­lent seafood plated on ice buf­fet style. Our favourite ca­sual din­ing spot is 25 De­grees, the sis­ter venue to the leg­endary Los An­ge­les burger and wine bar of the same name. Named af­ter the pre­cise tem­per­a­ture dif­fer­ence be­tween a raw and a per­fectly cooked ham­burger, 25 De­grees serves juicy vari­a­tions of prime ground sir­loin. If a burger at break­fast seems like a mouth­ful, it’s time to head here for their break­fast burger sand­wiches that is packed full of in­gre­di­ents fit for a cham­pion. From lunch on­wards, sink teeth into moist pat­ties topped with your choice of fresh veg­eta­bles and a wide va­ri­ety of cheeses. This is one place to put that diet on the back burner. For en­ter­tain­ing, take din­ner guests to the 37th floor for Scar­lett Wine Bar & Restau­rant. Fol­low­ing its huge suc­cess in Bei­jing, China, Scar­lett of­fers the same fine list of wines to go along with tapas, daily spe­cials, im­ported cold cuts and cheeses. Main cour­ses are served with a side of the­atrics with its in­no­va­tive seafood, pas­tas and risot­tos, and a hefty 1.5kg smoked tom­a­hawk steak carved ta­ble-side.

SUM­MARY

This is the ho­tel for the younger, ex­ec­u­tive crowd that en­joys the finer things in life and are will­ing to pay for top qual­ity and ex­em­plary ser­vice. The fo­cus on life­style means guests are able to treat Pull­man Bangkok Ho­tel G as a one-stop, do-all com­plex with­out the need to ever step out into the city.

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