Luxury hotel brands are eyeing Bangkok more and more these days, and the hospitality scene is trending towards Thai-inspired design, lofty views and five-star, customised service. This year alone three opulent doors have opened to welcome the well-heeled traveller, with two more five-star hotel openings to come in December. Bringing authentic experiences, value for money and the culture of true Thai hospitality, the new five-star luxury hotel trend is challenging the standards of existing hotels. Neighbourhood: Sukhumvit Road Given central Sukhumvit Road’s mix of magic, madness and Michelin stars, it is hardly surprising that three out of five of the new star-laden brands are located here. Rosewood Bangkok A sublime mix of boutique chic and the comfort of home, Rosewood Bangkok strikes the right balance between enigmatic allure and seamless perfectionism. The decor combines warm touches of home with coffee table books and unique objects. The room is as welcoming as a Thai smile with a modern edge. Unmissable : Nan Bei Restaurant’s exquisite Chinese cuisine is accompanied by delicious Bangkok views in an interior that nods to Chinese folklore and art deco. Its whisky bar, Lennon’s, has spectacular 30th floor views, an intimate speakeasy decor and an impressive record collection, but do not let those distract you from the exceptionally curated cocktail list. Lakorn European Brasserie offers an intimate selection of everything you want and expect – with tasty surprises. Where : A mere skywalk from the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) on Phloen Chit Road. In need of an ultra-luxe Hong Kong staycation? We have you covered Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit View this post on Instagram #PresidentialSuite | a modern comfort with Polished Thai impression on our 28 floor, solely for your extravagance stay at @hyattregencybangkoksukhumvit . #AtHyattRegency #Sukhumvit #hotels #HyattRegencyBKK #HyattRegencyBangkokSukhumvit #WorldofHyatt A post shared by HyattRegencyBangkokSukhumvit (@hyattregencybangkoksukhumvit) on Jul 25, 2019 at 9:30pm PDT The service at Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit is a thing of beauty, as is the staff’s professional friendliness. Its backdrop is marked by contemporary Thai style with Grand Palace-gold vintage ornaments and local crafts. There are high-end shops and restaurants in a mall below the hotel. View this post on Instagram The night is never complete, until you join the #30Floor ambience . : Spectrum Lounge & Bar at Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit : 02-098-1234 / 02-098-1348 : 5:30 PM - 1:00 AM : BTS Nana Staion (Direct Access via Exit 3) . #SpectrumRooftopBKK #AtHyattRegency #instafood #photooftheday #rooftopbar #rooftopbarbangkok A post shared by Spectrum Lounge & Bar (@spectrumrooftopbkk) on Jun 25, 2019 at 3:23am PDT Unmissable : Spectrum Lounge & Bar on level 29, designed by Super Potato, lives up to its name by offering something to suit every mood. Think penthouse chic with DJs and live music and a spacious alfresco terrace with intimate, tree-lined alcoves. On the rooftop, neon lights and a huge digital screen create an open-air club. The Regency Club Lounge serves a cornucopia of free-flow everything for breakfast and again in the late afternoon. After a late night of partying, enjoy a buffet at the Market Café, which is open until 3am. Where : Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit is conveniently accessible to the BTS skytrain Nana station. 5 new five-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur are primed to pamper Waldorf Astoria Bangkok View this post on Instagram A Sunday afternoon by the pool ☀️ Like this, if you wish you were here :) Photo cr @wisteria_voyage A post shared by Waldorf Astoria Bangkok (@waldorfastoriabangkok) on Jun 8, 2019 at 11:55pm PDT The opening of Hilton’s top-end Waldorf Astoria brand marks its entry into Southeast Asia. Designed by Hong Kong architect André Fu, all the spaces embody elements of the New York art deco grand dame herself, while also wai-ing to Thai culture. View this post on Instagram Look for an unforgettable Friday night or a weekend treat? Join us at Bull & Bear for amazing grilled meats and seafood with the million-dollar views of Bangkok’s glittering skyline. #tasteofWaldorf . Open daily for dinner from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Photo cr: @bkkmenu A post shared by Waldorf Astoria Bangkok (@waldorfastoriabangkok) on Jul 4, 2019 at 11:24pm PDT Unmissable : Bull & Bear, a New York City-style steakhouse. Australian chef de cuisine Patrick Morris is a maestro of meat in the open kitchen and serves up premium-grade aged beef and seafood (check out the oysters!). The space is innovation-meets-art-deco combined with a saddle-leather sofa tradition. Drag your eyes away from the 55th floor views to notice the ceiling’s breathtaking detail. Breakfast at The Brasserie offers a selection of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie and truffle eggs. This is all the breakfast you will ever need. Where : On Ratchadamri Road, around the corner from Erawan Shrine Would you pay US$8,280 a night to stay at Phuket’s X24 super villa? Neighbourhood: The Chao Phraya River One of Bangkok’s oldest neighbourhoods, this once dusty and forlorn area has had an exciting renaissance. Art galleries, fantastic bars and Michelin restaurants in painted shop houses have all popped up alongside local mum-and-pop businesses, and two luxury brands have taken notice. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River The Four Seasons is (nearly) back! The hotel – set to open in 2020 – promises to be an urban resort showcasing beautiful views of the Chao Phraya River. Interiors will feature dramatic architecture and compelling modern artwork. Unmissable : Expect the hottest Cantonese cuisine, all-day Italian dinning and a French brasserie. Where : Charoen Krung Road Capella Bangkok The ultra-luxury hotel brand Capella Bangkok will also open by year’s end. The 101 suites will boast sweeping river views, Thai textile accents and a riverside restaurant. Unmissable : One-of-a-kind guest experiences tailored by Capella Culturists, the brand’s destination experts. Where : Charoen Krung Road Want more stories like this? Sign up here . 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