akyra Thonglor Bangkok - Intimate Staycation With A Cool Artistic Vibe

Small boutique hotels are designed to charm you with their outstanding aesthetic and to impress you with certain elements according to their brand image projection especially the moment when you step into the property. From the unique and enchanted interior to details on the furnishing, they strive to fascinate you by creating a distinct experience for your stay. akrya Thonglor Bangkok’s idiosyncratic disposition is another property worth checking out (in). mylifestylenews writes.

We love staying with boutique and design hotels whenever we can while travelling for business or leisure and even both. The stylish and chic aesthetics never fails to allure us and inspire us whenever new ideas strike in. Visual satisfaction is preliminary, while outstanding interiors captivate your heart and to aspire to check in at once to discover more -  just a little blissful treasure hunt with immediate intention to find out what lies ahead.

Being one of the members of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the modern metropolitan akyra Thonglor Bangkok is ideally located in one of Bangkok’s dynamic districts - Thonglor soi 55 where chic boutiques, stylish bars and galleries are on the doorstep. Adjacent to a lifestyle mall and 24-hour supermarket, akyra Thonglor Bangkok is a definite hot spot to chill out and away from the major tourist tracks around town. Here, street food sellers rub shoulders with designer names and sophisticated bars draw out the in-crowd and just a short 10 minutes walk away from the Thong Lo BTS skytrain station.

By entering the hotel lobby, you are presented with the luxury comfort interior decorated in a modern contemporary approach. A mix of different colored velvety furniture is crossed over with the art décor motif juxtaposing the black and white marble flooring amidst the bold black marble pillar at the corner, which immediately impresses you with its particular style and imposing character.

The reflecting mirror ceiling adds a classy note to the entire lobby. The lobby is not big but separates the front desk and concierge counter with a separate entrance from the back of the hotel furnished in a small and dedicated cozy lounge area.

Tapping into the trendy local aesthetic with a strong and contemporary design, the 148-key akyra Thonglor Bangkok offers studio rooms, plus 1 to 3-bedroom suites. The studios and suites are created as exclusive urban apartments.

Our 37sqm luxurious Studio King Room is inspired by the glamorous sophistication of the decadent 1920s aesthetic. It is conceived by the renowned conceptual architecture and the diverse dynamics of a thoroughly modern metropolis.

The giant floor to ceiling black and white photo print out captures the bustling Thonglor Street, stunningly adding a very strong design motif to the room. At a first glance, you may be easily mistaken it was a view from lower Manhattan but clearly not. The grayish light blue wall gives prominence to the gold bar lining adorned with a bold purple velvety suede giant headboard. The classy aesthetic adds an alluring sophistication to the entire room with warm timber wooden flooring.

The welcome drink is offered by a selected menu. Our Bellini was delivered to the room instead with a pot of blossoming orange carnations well placed on the iron-cast round white marble coffee table.

The bed is perfectly made and flatly well laid. With silky soft and light 430 thread count bed linens together with the signature akyra pillow menu at your selection, it is simply a divine fête.

There is no word that can describe this but to tuck yourself in to feel the luxury comfort. It is simply a sumptuous treat. The spacious boutique ensuite marble bathroom is elaborately adorned with their own in-house aromatic Ayurah amenity set that offers you a sensation that whisks away stress and boasts a relaxing ambience.

The Presidente Lounge on the 10th floor also serves as a Club Lounge. It was rather quiet while we were there. This art-deco sanctuary with a choice of plush seating and private alcoves is ideal for private meetings or enjoying an afternoon tea as well as evening cocktails after a long day out. Personalized services are very well attended to especially the GRO team, almost a butler service are on stand-by most of the time to cater for your needs.

Frangipani trees flanked the reasonable length outdoor swimming pool located on the 11 floor with a secluded Jacuzzi overlooking Thonglor skyline and beyond as well as a 24-hour self-contained gym on level 10.

Breakfast is served at Som Tam Chardonnay Restaurant. This East-meets-West is tailored to a gourmet breakfast with crafted menus from the local delights to an international spread. The pastry, homemade yoghurt and the all time favorite local Thai breakfast selection are most frequented by the guests. The service team is courteous and attentive and not hesitant to serve and encourage you to sample the best from its buffet line up and food is replenished in a well-mannered way.

Overall service is warm and friendly and offered courteously before you could even ask especially from the GRO team Khun Mook and Khun Ya from concierge. The generous and fervent pro-active gesture makes you feel welcome and blissful.

akyra Thonglor Bangkok may not want to settle for mediocre but to celebrate their individual quirks and characters with a consistent standard to deliver. Sometimes, bigger doesn’t mean better, with small hotels offering a unique personal touch that leaves a lasting impression. While your time is valuable and trips are precious, they understand the importance and the value of service and delivery.

Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 4.5/5
Room Amenities: 3.5/5
Housekeeping: 4/5
Food & Beverages: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 4.5/5

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 88/33 Sukhumvit 55
North Klongton Wattana District
Khlong Toei, Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 090 9000

*akyra Thonglor Bangkok is a member of Small Luxury Hotels Of The World 

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated. 

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