What is it? The name might suggest a 1980s poolside wine bar for introspective beard-strokers, but Reflections is the trendiest new hotel in Bangkok - so new that only about 75 per cent of its planned 28 rooms are open. Those that are, however, offer a wide choice of decor and mood, with each having been put together by a different designer. Its low opening rates mean it's also good value. While the multiple-designer concept might, as the hotel claims, 'reflect the taste of the fantasyful [sic] creative temper of each designer', it also means prospective guests are faced with the quandary of selecting the right room or suite for them. Rooms range from Haute Couture to Post-industrial, the Czech suite and the Erotic Amazing room. Check them online ( www.reflections-thai.com ) before you book. (Solo female travellers might like to inspect Room 203 - 'The sweetest room for joyful princess'.) What's the vibe? Kitsch. With its shocking-pink exterior, this place makes the world of Austin Powers look positively monochromatic. Although each room is different, they all take refuge from the grey Bangkok skies beneath the same gaudy umbrella, so this place isn't for everyone. The bar, cafe and restaurant are pools of moulded Day-Glo plastic, red velvet and brash, cocktail colours. Menus feature Hindu deities on the covers and pan-Asian cuisines within, and the beer is cheap. Despite the style and colour, the mood is laid back, the staff are friendly and the swimming pool is spotless. Anything else we should know? Many of the room decorations and furnishings are for sale (the owner also runs an import/export business dealing in the stuff). Every room has a balcony, DVD player and satellite television. Unusually for a property of its size, 24-hour room service is available. Rooms are small or large, and there are several suites. Small rooms cost 1,900 baht a night (HK$360), large rooms are 2,400 baht, and suites go for 5,900 baht. Rates are negotiable for longer stays. Reflections, 81 Soi Ari, Phaholyothin 7 Road, Samsennai, Phayathai, Bangkok (Ari Skytrain station). Inquiries: (66 02) 270 33 44. Fax: (66 02) 270 33 59. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .