The Chic and Healthy Orient
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangkok shakes the stress of the capital off of its visitors.
This hotel, belonging to the Como Asian group, shares four maxims with it’s London homonymous: Young personnel, contemporary fusion aesthetics, Asian inspired spa (COMO Shambala Urban Scape) and an exclusive members bar where Tom Yumtinis are served (a Martini specialty), all to the rhythm of DJs. Open since 2003, the Metropolitan Bangkok takes a breath from the hustle of the streets in the heart of the financial region, also close to the nocturnal noise of South Sathorn.
171 rooms are available including four penthouses and a 240 square meter presidential suite with lighting designed by Isometrix, whom also designed the building automation of the Silken Puerta America hotel in Madrid. In all of the rooms you will find a yoga mat and the much sought-after COMO Shambhala bath items.
The interior design is by the Singaporean Kathryn Kng, whom recreates a neat and relaxing scenery using natural materials, enveloping volumes and clean lines. In the central lobby Thai wood carvings of Makha flourish between panels of oxidized metal. In the suites Helen Yardley carpets, Artemide Melampo lamps and sofas of the Asturian Patricia Urquiola as well as other decorative items such as ancient teak sculptures, chinese chairs and local pagoda bells. The other rooms exhibit pieces by the Thai Natee Utarit, mosaics in the bathrooms and cushions and curtains of Thai silk.
David Thompson’s signature dishes are found at the Nahm restaurant while at Glow you can find organic and natural cuisine under the healthy label of Shambhala, a concept which means peace in Sanskrit and that synthetizes the spa concept of the whole Como group. Asian therapies, custom massages and their own high quality personal care products only sold by them.