Bangkok's newest Kempinski property was injected with very different DNA from its sister hotel - it is remarkably distinct in design, wonderfully wrought in aesthetics and happily not conjoined to a shopping mall at birth. Raised at the Sindhorn enclave, a rapidly developing property parcel close to the city's commercial heart, this hotel skips to a different beat with a good part of its rooms designed more akin to service apartments that cater to long term guests than staid hotel rooms. Still, plenty of the hotel modus was retained, from a bevy of lovely restaurants and bars to a whole floor of wellness options that would stun even seasoned spa-buffs.
While at Sindhorn Kempinski,
why don't you ...
Indulge in a lovely afternoon tea session at the lobby lounge with one of Bangkok's most delectable three-tier and some lovely scones.
Imbibe sake and relish on yakitori and other delectable Japanese bar morsels at Ki Izakaya that also features stunning night vistas of the city. If one is still reasonably sensible after that, head to the uber posh Firefly Bar for spirited cocktails and live jazz music.
Plan a spa day at the incredible Sindhorn Wellness by Resense. Almost an entire floor has been allocated to this wellness haven where there are adrenalin inducing spin rooms and bliss-inducing isolation pools to choose from. There is also a full service hammam, although inexplicably it does not offer the sensational Turkish lather massage.
The rooms here are contemporary in design with many of them decked with kitchenette features that would be attractive to long-stay guests. The suites are of good size, but sparingly furnished.
The executive lounge here serves a good spread for its happy hour and is sophisticated in its bearings.