December 23, 2019

SO Sofitel Bangkok

SO Sofitel Bangkok

SO Sofitel Bangkok is a five-star luxury hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, centrally located at the corner of North Sathorn Road and Rama IV Road. It stands right across Lumphini Park and easily accessible via Bangkok's MRT Blue Line. SO Sofitel Bangkok is part of SO Sofitel, a luxury brand of the AccorHotels group.

SO Sofitel Bangkok

Taking inspiration from Bangkok's Lumphini Park, SO Sofitel Bangkok has worked together with five of Thailand's best interior designers who interpreted the five Chinese elements (water, earth, wood, metal, and fire) to the design of the guestrooms and dining spaces.

Element Design Concept Guest Personality
Water sophistication and calm posh and stylish
Earth wonder and enrichment playful and mysterious
Wood elegance and tranquility harmonious and peaceful
Metal purity and modernity minimal and fresh-natured
Fire warmth, energy and sensation social and dynamic

SO Sofitel Bangkok has also collaborated with French fashion designer Christian Lacroix to style the Club Signature (the hotel's executive lounge), to create design patterns for the guestrooms, and to design the uniforms of the hotel's staff. SO Sofitel Bangkok is not all about cosmetics. The

SO Sofitel Bangkok

SO Sofitel Bangkok has a total of 237 guestrooms and suites which are available in four themed designs. Guests can choose a room category and design that match their requirements and mood. Returning guests can choose a different design to create a whole new stay experience at SO Sofitel Bangkok.

Room Category Room Size
(sqm)
Bed
Configuration
Themed Design(s) Club Benefits
SO Cozy Room 38 King/Twin Wood / Earth / Metal ---
SO Comfy Room ► 38-45 King/Twin Wood / Earth / Metal / Water ---
SO Club Room 38-45 King Wood / Earth / Metal / Water yes
SO Studio 65-74 King Wood / Earth / Metal  yes
SO Suite Spa 67-89 King Wood yes
SO Suite 85-94 King Earth / Water yes
SO Lofty 95-120 King Wood / Metal / Water yes
SO VIP Duplex Suite 233 King Water yes

All rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Lumphini Park of the Bangkok Skyline. All guests enjoy amenities such as a 40-inch LCD TV with Apple Mac mini media solution, a fully-stocked minibar, and a luxurious bathroom with separate bathtub and rain-shower.




► ACCOR ALL BENEFIT: ROOM UPGRADE



SO Sofitel Bangkok is one of the well-praised Accor properties in Bangkok by Accor ALL members for consistently recognizing their elite member status. In addition to the excellent hospitality, elite members are rewarded with a room upgrade here at SO Sofitel Bangkok.

Membership Status Complimentary Room Upgrade
ALL Gold Upgrade to the next higher room category, subject to availability upon check-in.
ALL Platinum Upgrade to the next higher room category, subject to availability upon check-in

For ALL Gold and ALL Platinum status members, I recommend that you book the SO Comfy Room so you will be upgraded to a SO Club Room which comes with complimentary access to the Club Signature. To be eligible for this benefit, Accor ALL members must book their room via the hotel's official websiteall.accor.com, or the Accor ALL application.




► FEATURED GUESTROOM: SO COMFY ROOM (WOOD ELEMENT)



The SO Comfy Room is one of the two lead-in guestroom categories of SO Sofitel Bangkok. The room measures between 38-45 square meters and is available in four element designs: Wood, Earth, Metal, and Water. Guests can likewise choose between a room with 1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds.



Here are some of the key features of the SO Comfy Room:
  • available in four themed designs (wood, earth, metal, and water), 
  • floor-to-ceiling window with a view of Lumphini Park
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Apple Mac mini media solution
  • Illy coffee machine
  • separate bathtub and rain-shower
  • Read more ►






SO Sofitel Bangkok has an executive lounge called Signature Club which is located on the 25th floor. Guests staying in SO Club Rooms up to SO VIP Duplex Suite have complimentary access to the lounge. My stay, however, did not include access to the Signature Club. I will update this article in the future if I get to book a SO Club Room.




► DINING OUTLETS AT SO SOFITEL BANGKOK



SO Sofitel Bangkok has a collection of restaurants and bars where you can enjoy both traditional Thai cuisines as well as French haute cuisine, and partner them with premium wines and spirits. SO SO Sofitel Bangkok is also home to chic bars and lounges, including a rooftop bar with a spectacular view of the Bangkok cityscape.

Restaurant Dining Experience
Red Oven ► all-day dining restaurant serving local Thai and international cuisines, daily buffet and a la carte dining are available
Park Society roof-top restaurant with an uninterrupted view of Lumphini Park, serves modern international cuisine and exquisite wine pairings
Chocolab cafe specializing in chocolates, also serves ice cream, sandwiches, coffee, and iced lattes 
Mixo lobby lounge and bar serving afternoon tea, light snacks, coffee, wine & cheese pairings, and creative cocktails
The Water Club outdoor poolside bar serving light snacks, refreshing drinks, juices, beer, cocktails, and spirits 
HI-SO an iconic roof-top bar overlooking Lumphini Park, serves fashionable cocktails, premium wines and spirits, paired with pizzas, cold cuts, as well as Asian and Western bar chows




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: RED OVEN



Red Oven is the all-day dining restaurant of SO Sofitel Bangkok serving both local Thai and international cuisines. Inspired by Bangkok's street food markets, Red Oven features nine live cooking stations where dishes are freshly prepared by the restaurant's culinary team. Red Oven is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read more ►




► BREAKFAST VENUES AT SO SOFITEL BANGKOK



  • Breakfast Buffet at Red Oven - Guests who booked a breakfast-inclusive room rate can enjoy the breakfast buffet at Red Oven, the main breakfast venue of the hotel. Guests who booked a SO Club Room or any of the Suites also have the option to dine at Red Oven for breakfast. The restaurant also welcomes walk-in guests. The breakfast buffet is available daily from 6:30am to 10:00am. Read more ►
  • Continental Breakfast at the Signature Club - Guests staying in SO Club Rooms and Suites can enjoy the exclusive continental breakfast at the Signature Club (the hotel's executive lounge).
  • In-room Breakfast - Guests who prefer to enjoy their breakfast at the comfort and privacy of their accommodation can order breakfast sets or individual breakfast items from the room service menu.




► ACCOR ALL BENEFIT: COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST



Another reason why ALL Gold and ALL Platinum members love SO Sofitel Bangkok so much is the hotel's generosity when it comes to the complimentary breakfast benefit they extend to Accor ALL elite members.

Membership Status Complimentary Breakfast
ALL Gold Applicable only to ALL Gold members who have been upgraded to a SO Club Room or Suite which comes with complimentary access to the Signature Club. They have the choice to have their breakfast at Red Oven or at the Signature Club.
ALL Platinum ALL Platinum members are guaranteed to receive complimentary access to the Signature Club, regardless of the room category they booked or even if they were not upgraded to a SO Club Room or Suite. They also have the option to have their breakfast at Red Oven or at the Signature Club.




► FITNESS & WELLNESS FACILITIES AT SO SOFITEL BANGKOK

infinity pool of SO Sofitel Bangkok

One of the highlights of SO Sofitel Bangkok is the Infinity Pool overlooking Lumphini Park. Guests can enjoy the sun while cooling down on refreshing drinks from the poolside bar. On the last Saturday of each month, the infinity pool also plays host to the monthly SO Pool Party featuring live DJ performances and open bar happy hours. The infinity pool is open daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm.

spa at SO Sofitel Bangkok

SO/ Spa is the in-house wellness center of SO Sofitel Bangkok. The best way to end your Bangkok trip is to have a relaxing body treatment or a rejuvenating body massage from SO/ Spa's well-trained therapists. I personally recommend the indulgent SO Aromatic Massage that relaxes both the body and the mind, or the more traditional SO Thai Massage that combine muscle pressures and stretching to rebalance your energy.




► SO SOFITEL BANGKOK: LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION



SO Sofitel Bangkok is located at the corner of North Sathorn Road and Rama IV Road and is easily accessible via the Lumphini Station of the Bangkok MRT Blue Line. Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is located some 27km north of the hotel while Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is located some 32km east of the hotel.

Airport Transfer
  • My preferred way to get to the city from either airport (DMK or BKK) is to book a GrabCar using the Grab app 
  • GrabCar fare from DMK or BKK airports to the hotel is around THB320.00 to THB350.00 depending on the time of the day 
  • Toll fees of THB120.00 is not yet included in the GrabCar fare



Moving Around
  • For shorter distances, I recommend taking a GrabCar
  • For long-distance trips within Bangkok, I suggest that you take the Sky Train and the Subway.
  • The hotel provides a schedule Tuk Tuk Shuttle which can bring you to Silom MRT Station (subway), the Central Silom Complex, and the Saladaeng BTS Station (sky train).




SO Sofitel Bangkok
2 North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: +66-2624-0000
Email: h6835@sofitel.com
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