Home to Bangkok’s most recent luxurious-chic rooftop bar, Octave, offers sweeping 360-degree view of Bangkok Metropolitan Skyline, Marriott Bangkok is undoubtedly our perfect weekend getaway. Wouldn’t it be nice to party it all up at Octave then elevator yourselves down few floors below, take midnight bubble bath and then hit the comfy bed of your One Bedroom Executive Suite? That’s exactly what we did J. Some think we are crazy for loving to spend some of our weekends staying at our favorite luxury hotels in Bangkok. But then again why not? Life is too short not to enjoy every single weekend that you have, and often enough you don’t have time to travel far away so if we must be in Bangkok then we shall only go to the best places. This modernly sleek and sophisticated minimal hotel is located in the city center of the urban and buzzing neighborhood of Sukhumvit with easy access to anything from trendy cafés to ultra-luxe shopping centers, and the sky train at your doorstep. As you walked into the lobby you feel the sense of understated luxury that echoes from the endless floor-to-ceiling-windows, warm lighted chandeliers, and polished marble floors against dark wooden shelves and walls. The check-in process was easy and breezy; after literally 8 minutes we were escorted to our One Bedroom Executive Suite.
As we buzzed the door open the hallway led us to our separated living room equipped with kitchen, dining and lounging areas, as well as guest bathroom. The concept of floor-to-ceiling window run consistently from the lobby to our suite, don’t you just love that? The suite is decorated in contemporary style with earth-tone palette. After the living room was our bedroom that comes with king size bed topped with the irresistibly soft white linen bedding. The bedroom also has the lounging area, perfect for sipping morning coffee with uninterrupted view of Bangkok City. Here comes our favorite part, the bathroom, which comes with the mirror-on-mirror wall, double sinks and private spaces for Mr. & Mrs., separate rain shower, and most importantly the Jacuzzi with dazzling bird eye view of Bangkok Skyscrapers. Don’t miss the privilege that comes with staying in a suite, full access to the club lounge that serves private breakfast, lunch, dinner, delicious snacks in between meals, and most importantly delightful cocktails and champagne. Here is where I learned how to make my go-to-cocktail, Piña colada.
Best time to go to Octave Rooftop Bar is none other than during the magic hours of the sunset when sky turns from bright yellow to gold to rose gold to vivid pink then to burning red. It’s hard to believe that this spectacular event happens daily. This not-one-but-three-level airborne bar and lounge offer an alternative view of Bangkok towering on 45th Floor over Sukhumvit Road (while most of the rooftop bars are concentrated in Sliom and Sathorn areas). The seating arrangement is perfectly executed and thought out, as there are plenty of tables with panoramic city view that you can choose from and there is nothing between you and the view but a sheet of glass. Making this place one-of-its-kind.
Our favorite dining experience here is definitely at The District Grill Room & Bar, as the name implies everything is made fresh and grilled from its see-through giant Grill Room. The District is also one of the best steakhouses in Bangkok, with the delicacies of fresh seafood made available. The ambiance of dark oak wooden walls, black marble floor, black & white photos in black frames, black steel lamps, and leather chairs amplifies the iconic style of New York’s Manhattan Steakhouse. The standard of something as simple as Caesar Salad has also been lifted here, extra creamy mouth-feel and the crispy bacon that is as thin as Samurai-sword cut Sashimi. It has been a wonderful 3 days 2 nights weekend spent here at Marriott Bangkok, we love everything from our suite to our sun downer moment at octave to our fine dining dinner date at The District.