Akyra Thonglor Bangkok
A contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of Thonglor's nightlife and dining district.
Overview: Located above Eight Thonglor lifestyle mall, this hip five-star boutique hotel is perfectly situated for those looking to explore one of Bangkok’s most exciting nightlife and dining districts. The Thai brand also boasts hotels on Bangkok's Sukhumvit Road and in Chiang Mai.
The rooms: An elegant yet contemporary dark purple-and-teal color scheme runs throughout the hotel’s studio rooms (from B2,440/night), with Art Deco-referencing gold accents and velvet upholstered furnishings creating a chic, modern-vintage aesthetic. In the suites, natural woods, creams, grey and marble dominate for a calming feel, with extra-large cloud-like beds for the perfect night’s sleep. The hotel has a total of 148 rooms and suites; the 61-sq-meter one-bedroom residences start at B3,700 and come with a separate living and dining area, while two-bedroom suites range from around B7,500 (115 sq meters) to B10,360 (150 sq meters).
The facilities: The silent movies that play behind the reception desk are the first indication that this hotel isn’t your stiff, run-of-the-mill type place. Once you’ve had a swim in the 11th-floor outdoor pool overlooking the city, worked out in the fully equipped gym, requested an in-room massage, and checked out the hotel’s unique F&B offerings, you can explore the mall down below, which is home to spas, fashion and a 24-hour supermarket, or take in Thonglor’s awesome nightlife.
Food and drink: Head up to the 11th floor to seek out ‘20s-style speakeasy 008 Bar—the winner of BK BAD Awards Best New Bar 2019. For food, you can check out the newly-launched The Lounge on the 10th floor, where you can feast on everything from healthy quinoa salad (B280) to fusion laab moo tacos (B320), kaprao donburi with grilled dry-aged beef (B380) and classic Thai khao soi gai (B280) in a cosy living room setting, with private areas that are perfect for family get togethers and business meetings alike. They also serve afternoon tea from B380/person. Served on the 11th floor at The Eight Restaurant, the unlimited a la carte breakfast makes a welcome change from typical hotel buffets, with dishes like croque madame, avocado toast, khao tom, and Belgian waffles.
Why we’d come back: Besides being located at the heart of Bangkok’s hippest nightlife district, this hotel’s modern vibe, friendly staff and an excellent bar of its own make it the ideal place to relax and play.