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Luxury Hotels To Live It Up In Bangkok

Live it up, without breaking the bank.

Ah Bangkok. From its mouth-watering cuisine to pampering massages, glamorous shopping and pulsating nightlife, there’s plenty to love in this electrifying northern neighbour of a city. Just 2.5 hours away by plane, the Thai capital offers the best of cosmopolitan living at oh-so-reasonable prices. It’s no wonder Bangkok remains a top holiday destination for Singaporeans.

Here’s yet another reason to consider a repeat visit this year-end (we mean, apart from the speedy E-Gate immigration clearance now open to Singaporeans) — the city is home to some of the best luxury hotels in the world, and they are yours to have at reasonable prices.

These are our picks of the best high-end hotels in Bangkok to party the night away, without breaking the bank.

(Psst, bear in mind that most hotels have strict overnight policies, so do be considerate and keep noise levels low. Also, be aware that you’ll be responsible for any damages or excessive cleaning required.)

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W Bangkok: For an unforgettable birthday bash
With chic, swanky and stylish setpieces (check out its LED-studded life lobby), W Bangkok plays to the party crowd. The guest rooms boast accoutrements such as full-length coloured glass dividers, sequined cushions, cream leather leather sofas and sleek, black all-marble bathrooms that pamper without being stuffy or overbearing. Opt for the Fantastic Suite or Marvellous Suite — both come with separate living, bedroom and bath areas adding up to a generous 85 sqm, set against stunning views overlooking the city. In-room entertainment options are also available to help get the party going.   Pro-tip: W Hotel goes out of their way to delight their guests, so do let on that it’s your birthday when checking in to score an extra perk or two.   Budget: S$400 to 500/night Pax: 10 to 15   Image: W Bangkok’s website The St Regis Bangkok: For the most chi-chi pajama party of the year
Many hotel chains promise the lap of luxury, but few deliver an experience quite like the St Regis franchise. For a taste of bespoke elegance without the exorbitant prices, book a stay at the St Regis Bangkok instead. Ask for the Grand Deluxe room, decked out in fine timber and fabrics in a soothing cream-and-wood palette, accented by warm lighting and artful installations. The room is available in two-bedder configuration, featuring a pair of oversized double beds decked out in 300-thread bedding. Draw back the curtains and be wowed by breathtaking views of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club and Golf Course, set amidst the city skyline.   Ran out of ice for that Moet? Don’t bother getting up; just give the 24-hour butler service a ring.   Budget: S$400 to $550/night   Pax: 4 to 6   Photo: The St Regis Bangkok’s website The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok: For the swankiest New Year’s party in Bangkok
The sophisticated and elegant Waldorf Astoria is one of the newest property to join the ranks of luxury accommodations in Bangkok. So if you simply must have the swankiest New Year’s party for 2019, you’ll want to make your booking now. As the high-end arm of the Hilton brand, you can expect Waldorf Astoria Bangkok to be dripping with prestige. We recommend heading to the hotel’s Champagne Bar (located on the top floor) to catch the city-wide fireworks that come on at the stroke of midnight, before retiring to your accommodations to continue the revelry with your buddies.   The Deluxe Suite offers 75sqm of space — just nice for a cosy party of seven. Larger groups should go for the one-bedroom Astoria Suite, which offers 100sqm of opulent comfort.   Budget: S$450 to $550/night   Pax: 7 to 10   Photo: The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok