Bangkok’s Own Gatsby
There is every reason to upgrade your smiles to grins in The Land of Smiles; shopping is dirt cheap and vast in Bangkok, which gives you monetary space to splurge on top notch accommodation, with some change to spare!
Dive into the high society bosoms in Bangkok, where the term is often coined by locals as “Hi-So”, when you check in to Hotel Muse Bangkok – a hotel dedicated to the golden age of travel and the most opulent in art and design. The 174 rooms and suites exude and juxtapose the social and artistic milieu of Europe’s fin de siècle and the King Rama V era in Thailand, and each of the six room categories are inspired by the Buddhist cosmology, where higher Dhevas lead blissful lives, forever immersed in perpetual pleasures – Yama Residence Suite, Dusid Duplex Suite, Nimman Suite, and Paranim Penthouse Suite. Each room has its own level of interplay of classic European signatures colliding with ornate Asian motifs, and is fully equipped with in-room bars, flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and many other amenities.
We would not blame you, if you can’t find it in yourself to leave your Venetian-styled room, but we would advise you to at least try to do so, because what you see thus far is just the tip of the iceberg. Hotel Muse Bangkok houses five distinctive dining and entertainment outlets, each special in its own unique way. International breakfasts and time-honoured dishes and delicacies are served at Su Tha Ros daily, whereas traditional afternoon tea and signature classic drinks await the guests at Le Salon.
Experience award-winning Italian cuisine fundamentals set against a seductive mix of neo-industrial design of modern lines and surfaces with rusticated elements down at the Medici Kitchen & Bar, while up on the rooftop The Speakeasy holds the secret key to breaking into a world full of joy, glamour and scintillating conversations, where Michelin Star Chef Jean Baptiste Natali dwells with “The Forgotten French Dishes”, concocted from some of his grandmother’s old-fashioned recipes, and rendered into new contemporary themes with his own twist.
Last but not the least, The Speakeasy hosts the gentlemen’s club called The Blind Pig Cigar Lounge, a more private hidey-hole away from prying eyes. Wrapped entirely in amber-coloured film print with a pattern of stone fossil, representing a time and lifestyle unattainable to most, The Blind Pig opens its doors today to anyone who enjoys privacy in the company of single-malt whisky and world class cigars.
So, pack your bags and get going already, to this hedonistic hotel, where its wooden corridors the contestants of the 2013 Australia’s Next Top Model once strolled down, and where its Paranim Royal Muse Suite British-French actress Kristen Scott Thomas dwells regularly, as the Ambassador of the MGallery Collection, a collection unique and luxurious hotels by the Accor Group, in which Hotel Muse Bangkok belongs to.
55/555 LANSUAN ROAD
10330 BANGKOK, THAILAND
T: +66 2630 4000
Hotel Muse Bangkok room rates on Agoda.com start from RM470 for a Deluxe King room to RM620 for a Residence King suite. Prices are updated frequently depending on availability, especially for early and late bookings.