Thailand will soon open the doors of its first INNSiDE hotel, a design marvel that “challenges convention” with a sky-high transparent infinity pool, integrated co-working spaces and authentic Spanish tapas bar.
Set to debut this July, INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit joins a collection of unique urban and beach hotels in 14 different countries designed for those with curious minds who cultivate a fluid lifestyle when it comes to work and leisure. Always true to their destination, they give guests the freedom to connect or disconnect among an independent community.
Situated in the heart of the action in Bangkok’s lively On Nut neighborhood, the 208-room INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit’s stunning design draws inspiration from some of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks such as the Chao Phraya River and temples Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew. To wit, the tapas bar’s angled lines and cabling reference Rama VIII Bridge. Graphic glass walls hung in the 31st floor all-day dining restaurant depict state park Sanam Luang. The rooftop pool area features a contemporary interpretation of Brahman structure The Giant Swing.
Guests will soak up Bangkok’s mesmerizing skyline from the soaring windows of an expansive 32nd floor co-working space. Bespoke social and corporate events make the most of the hotel’s creative, playful meeting rooms and multifunctional areas, such as the aptly named Big Ideas Space, that underscore the INNSiDE brand.
The lifestyle hotel’s pièce de résistance is the spectacular two-story infinity pool that, together with the rooftop pool bar, crowns the hotel’s uppermost floor, the 34th floor. At the Spanish tapas bar on the 33rd floor, each and every seat is an opportunity for a culinary pilgrimage across Spain. With classic tapas, Spanish wines, beer on tap, cocktails and signature sangrias in hand, tapas bar guests peer into the bottom of the swimming pool; a visual wonder unrivaled in Bangkok.
Beyond its Spanish roots, the hotel’s dining landscape highlights local cuisine. All-day dining “Kites Thai Eatery” celebrates local food throughout the Kingdom, with quality ingredients sourced from local farms. The Open Living Lounge, a café and lobby bar integrated into the 32nd floor’s coworking space, serves grab-and-go barista coffee and morning pastries, Spanish afternoon tea, and Thai and Western comfort food, with drink trolleys to boot. Room service is 24/7.
Fresh-faced and exuding modernity from every corner, eight accommodation categories come with work desks and DreamMaker mattresses. In-room perks range from complimentary minibar items, organic bathroom amenities and natural cork yoga mats to 50-inch TVs, Wi-Fi, and USB chargers. Rooms on the upper floors afford great views of the Thai capital.
A 30-minute ride from Suvarnabhumi Airport and close to Bangkok’s largest convention centre, BITEC, the hotel is also home to a 24-hour gym and a concierge service. A ban on single-use plastic and recycled glass bottles for drinking water are among the hotel’s raft of sustainability efforts.
“In a first for Bangkok, we’re giving our guests the freedom and flexibility to move seamlessly from work, to leisure, to wellbeing. Our new lifestyle hotel enriches the everyday experience with multi-purpose spaces, stand-out service, and inspiring local influences,” said Ignacio Martin, Meliá Hotels International Managing Director for Asia Pacific.
“Together with my imaginative team, INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit would have to be, hands down, the most dynamic hotel project I’ve worked with hitherto; the buzz is palpable,” added the hotel’s general manager Aarron Nelson. “Our new hotel challenges convention by offering the unexpected, with its endless opportunities to seek stimulus, inspiration and adventure with every step – and occasionally time to relax too.”