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2022-12-08

137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok - Urban Suite Living

A great home away from home suite staycation was complemented by the private outdoor facilities and easy access to shops in the vibrant and colorful Sukhumvit neighbourhood, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok is more than a lifestyle staycation of convenience and has managed to pull off a special point of view. mylifestylenews writes.

Sukhumvit neighbourhood has always been a foodie hotspot alongside with many boutique and designed hotels for every type of patron – locals and international visitors. The expat living lifestyle has also added a supply and demand in its rocket high real estate as well as a more sophisticated diverse culture in the dining scene. Tucked away in a sprawling inner suburb of Sukhumvit or rather an upscale precinct by itself where it is home to many Japanese expats and given that it is not on one of the main thoroughfares but easily accessed from the Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain station with a short walk in this vibrant neighbourhood and offers bespoke facilities for leisure, business and long stay guests.

Known for its chic interior, the property consists of 179 residences and a 34-luxurious suite hotel located from the 24th to 32nd floor and are named after the great royal periods in Thai history, with four luxurious categories, the Rattanakosin Suites, The Ayuthaya Suites, the Sukhothai Suites and the Thonburi Suites of one and two bedrooms in each category. The architecture of this urban boutique hotel is naturally a striking departure from apartment buildings and sets the scene for an elevated experience. A secluded and intimate garden well designed with a lush of green fencing the entrance of the property, keeping some privacy and the noise out from the bustling soi Sukhumvit 39 with outdoor seatings adjacent to its Bangkok Trading Post all-day-dining bistro.

The koi pond adorned with wooden deck setting and outdoor seating arrangement as well as a white “cage” pergola among other decorative elements created an absolute secluded oasis in the city and attracts many passers-by attention to take a break for a cuppa that is well suited for day and evening hangout in different mood and ambience setting alongside with its jazzy music plays.


The stylish purple customized and iconic “Louie the London Cab” that is parked in front on the hotel entrance is unmissable with its eye-catching purple colour and is a talking point itself, providing services to and from Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain station adjacent to EmQuartier Shopping area which runs on a regular and complimentary basis.


Despite the lobby is not as large as some but passionately curated, it adds drama. With heft and space and the captivating gigantic artwork wall painting resembles a Nirvana and reborn or incarnation that makes the central attraction with Thai artisanal sculptures scattered at the corners, distil one of the great paradoxes of mid-century modernism with Thai motifs.


While art is another source of orientation for the modernist imagination, architecture is as much as a part of the realm of art as it is of technology, the fusion of thinking and feeling. The cathedral height ceiling is perfect for large art format which the hotel excels in as a point of difference, supporting local artists as it happens and blends well with the modern and sophisticated interior.


The check-in was very quick and smooth with a very warm welcome, we were whisked away to our 70sqm corner Sukhothai Suite. The wait time was negligible, thanks to its ample lifts service and we were fortunate to be on one of the highest floors, which afforded us great 180-degree views and most importantly, a very impressive size and layout to make or break your stay. Our suite had an entrance vestibule and off to the right the butler’s pantry with so many conveniences, including a very reasonably priced private wine cellar and a mini bar.


To the left you enter the suite proper into the living room that can become a gallery is just one of this “home suite home” clever conversions that elicits visceral joy which comes with a wonderful view over the neighbourhood straight ahead to your balcony together with a dining table in the corner of the living room with its own window view. The spacious balcony features the signature 137 Pillars House rocking chair, a large daybed for two, as well as a coffee table and chairs, so relaxing al fresco in this aerie is a must, as it is the perfect chillout zone especially after the night falls.


As you move through the living room you segue past your walk-in wardrobe and into the bedroom with extended views over the neighbourhood as well. Another highlight is the supremely comfortable and luxurious Posturepedic Ultra Plush king bed with 400 thread count Egyptian cotton linen and you quickly realise that sleeping is going to be super luxurious!


The 35sqm signature 137 Pillars marble bathroom is an open plan design of enormous proportions, including an extra-large free-standing 137 Pillars designed round bathtub with built in hidden wall television. Marble figures largely in the fit out of the bathroom and one small touch is the electronically controlled toilet which is an added luxury together with its premium bathroom amenities. The suite is designed for the ultimate living experience and has every touch you can think of, from arty coffee table books to designed decorative objects, well-stocked minibar, premium tea and coffee selections as well as mood lighting and tech-savvy Bose sound system. Housekeeping and room service requests were instantly addressed politely and attentively and a delivery was made post-haste! Within half an hour of ‘moving in’, we were settled comfortably and soaking up the environs of our urban home away from home suite.

Despite securing your best seat of the limited availability of sun lounges on the spectacular roof top infinity swimming pool and hot tub jacuzzi which can be a challenge, the round the clock swimming pool opens 24-7, allows you to swim under the stars while enjoying the moonlight serenade.


Alternatively, the lengthy pool on the 27th floor is perfect for lap swimmers to soak up some wonderful vistas of urban Bangkok together with a large and a fully equipped pool side bar on service. So, watching the city succumb to the twilight hour is mesmerising to say the least with your favourite tipple in hand.


Breakfast is always a daily highlight served at Bangkok Trading Post on ground level, incorporating a traditional European concept encompassing high quality Western and eclectic Thai-Asian comfort cuisine with charming indoor and outdoor dining options – being mindful of humidity at the best of times.

The breakfast certainly caters for all tastes with a casual dining affair. A small buffet that hits the mark on all counts and then you can have an unlimited order of main courses with a specially designed a la carte menu, which for us is the perfect way to enjoy a leisurely breakfast.


The things that matter most are served at the right temperature and taste fresh. The mix of high and low tables gave it a great vibe and the interior fit out is absolutely delightful. We also noticed a lot of local expats dropping in and this goes to show that they have hit on the right concept.


Our sanctuary revealed flowing living spaces, light lifted interiors and many sophisticated modern touches. These flexible and spacious suites with a newly sophisticated aesthetic are in big demand and allows you to enjoy the space of the large suite size that you desire without sacrificing on convenience with easy access to the bright and colourful neighbourhood.


With a space that fills you with joy that can transform how you (want to) live, this belief is grounded in rigorous attention to small details. It has a more residential feel which fits the size and as there are guests that stay long term, everything seems just right. With the all-suite urban hotel in Bangkok, this suite operator in your home away from home staycation is closer than you think. It is always interesting to see how a brand evolves from a special heritage property into a cosmopolitan urban property and the unique 137 Pillars hotels & resorts is no exception. From an eponymous heritage building in Chiang Mai to Bangkok and a proximity close to one of Bangkok’s prestigious shopping malls, the EmQuatier, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok has brought its historic hospitality from its Chiangmai heritage to Bangkok urban lifestyle since 2017…and the legacy goes on.


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

59/1 Soi Sukhumvit 39,
Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea,
Khet Watthana Bangkok
Thailand
Tel: +66 2079 7000

*137 Pillars Suites & Residences 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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