Tuesday, 24 January 2012

My MANy Travel Inspirations - Hotel Muse Bangkok

Below: A new hotel in Bangkok that I am now a fan of....
Below: Loving the Oriental and European decorative inspirations...
Below: The bathroom is impressively designed... befitting royalty and the discerning...
Hotel Muse Bangkok: A unique experience and luxurious journey into the past

I have not done a travel theme post for the longest time. Exploring unique hotels is one of my favourite things to do while on the road. Since I just returned from Bangkok just this new years (not lunar new year), I thought I share some insights on a new hotel that I have fallen in love with in the city of angels:-)

Below: Located in the convenient location of posh Langsuan Road... easy access to BTS station, prime shopping districs and many fine restaurants and tourist sights...
Intoducing Hotel Muse Bangkok, a new M Gallery hotel opened just last November by the Accor Hotel Group.

Located in the high end district of Langsuan road (think Singapore's Paterson Road), Hotel Muse is along a cosy street lined with high end condos and offices, just minutes walk to the bustling Ratchaprasong junction where Chidlom BTS station, Erawan Shrine and Luxury Malls (Gaysorn Plaza and Erawan Bangkok (where Club 21 Thailand's homebase is!)) are nearby. There's even an amazing Starbucks (housed inside a bungalow) and Chang foot massage (one of my favourite massage places) within walking accessibility.

As you stepped thru the huge wooden doors into the Hotel lobby, you are immediately transported into the era of King Rama V, where east meets west, amidst the contemporary and period decor. In place of the conventional reception desk, Guest relation officers are seated in the intimate lobby to assist with the check it, bringing a new level of personal touch.

Rooms are well decked out in the romance of 19th century era, most commendable are the details in the exquisite bathrooms. The sink features beautiful porcelain-like patterns unseen in other hotels which catches your eye as soon as you enter. Intricate etchings adorn the mirrors, lizard embossed leather trays hold the amenities, contributing to an old world charm of luxury. With such fine details, the bathroom is simply befitting a prince or princess:-)

Modern technological creature comforts are also at your disposal... from high speed wifi connections, a huge interactive LCD TV and in-room iPod docking station (iHome IP90 player which I got one for myself after I get back to Singapore:-P), getting out of your room can prove to be a challenge:-) More so when you have tried the ultra comfortable pillow top bed which 'literally' makes you float. It's so comfortable, somedays, I just refuse to get out of bed:-)
Below: Pool with a view... small but nice:-)
Hotel Muse Bangkok houses a number of F&B options the likes of Thai Restaurant, Su Tha Ros and Medici which serves highly commended Italian. The Speakeasy at the top level lets you chill to groovy beats and cocktails with a view to match... a venue so chic, it even welcomed electronica music guru Claude Challe to spin his tunes just days before the new years.

Be sure to check out this unique property should you be bound for Bangkok anytime soon. I know I'd be sure to stay there again for my next visit!:-)

Below: I stayed at room 1407... and coincidentally, I found this clip shot by a guest who also stayed in the same room!:-) How rare a chance to find this happening...:-P

For more pics of Hotel Muse Bangkok, check out their facebook fanpage.

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Hotel Muse Bangkok, myMANybags

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