Nothing says luxury like a rooftop infinity pool, and one of Bangkok’s most famous (and photographed) is perched atop 137 Pillars Suites & Residences. The Insta-famous 360-degree rooftop splasher isn’t all this beau-tique hotel has going for it though – in our latest edition of #LUXELoves, find out what else we lurrve about 137 Pillars Suites & Residences, Bangkok:
Tucked into the upscale Phrom Phong neighbourhood among high-end resi-condos, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok is a 15-20 minute walk from the nearest BTS station (Phrom Phong). Luckily, for the lazy and/or weary, there is a complimentary hotel shuttle available every hour to and from the BTS station (where EmQuartier shopping mall is alco conveniently located) in their signature purple London cab, Louie.
Divided into 179 residences and 34 suites – heads up, only suite guests get access to the rooftop infinity pool – 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok offers well-designed and sumptuous surrounds to rest your head after a day of shopping and sightseeing.
The Ayutthaya Suite
We stayed in one of the Ayutthaya suites, which, at 95 square metres, had a separate living room with sofa seating, a cosy dining nook, guest bathroom and walk-in pantry with a “maxi bar” and wine cellar. On the bedroom side was a plush king-sized bed, spacious walk-in closet (with floor-to-ceiling mirrors for 360-degree views) and 137 Pillars’ signature marble bathroom fitted with their circular bathtub and separate shower.
One of the best things about the suite was the large balcony overlooking the Bangkok cityscape, where you can sit back and relax on the oversized day bed or stylish rocking chair.
Besides access to the rooftop pool, suite guests also get exclusive butler service and all-day access to the Baan Borneo Club lounge on the 26th floor, which serves breakfast, afternoon snacks and sunset cocktails on the daily.
As for the residences? Ranging from studios to one- and two-bedroom units (40 to 91 square metres in size), all of them come with separate dining areas, fully fitted kitchens and washer/dryer machines to make yourself at home, plus your own balcony with a coffee table and chairs.
Whether you stay in the suites or residences, breakfast is served daily at Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Bar on the ground floor, or at Baan Borneo Club if you prefer a more private experience among suite guests only. By night, head to the pool bar or Jack Bain’s Bar for pre- or post-dinner tipples, and then move onto Nimitr on level 27 for some exquisite fine dining.
For a boutique hotel, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok has a lot to offer, including a 24/7 gym, poolside cabanas on the rooftop, a second pool with jacuzzi on the 27th floor, an outdoor putting green and driving range, and Nitra Serenity Centre for spa treatments.
The neighbourhood around the hotel (Phrom Phong and Thonglor) also has plenty of cute shops and eateries scattered around. Known as the “Little Japan” of Bangkok, some of our fave spots in the area include Brekkie Organic Cafe and Juice Bar for smoothie bowls and avocado toast, Sri Trat Restaurant & Bar for trendy Eastern-Thai cuisine, and Sarnies Sukhumvit for Japanese-inspired comfort food and drinks.
The infinity pool might be the main draw at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, but the hotel makes quite the splash with an impressive range of homey accoms, services and facilities.
P.S. Looking to stay longer? Check out the digital nomad packages at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok, which include complimentary Wi-Fi, access to the Daily Baan Borneo Club for all-day breakfast, afternoon tea, coffee and snacks, plus sundowner drinks, one Thai or Aromatherapy massage per week, one yoga/meditation or Muay Thai class per week, 24/7 gym access, daily maid service and more.
137 Pillars Suites & Residences, 59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39, Klongton-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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