Strategically situated in downtown Bangkok, the Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok is the perfect hotel for the budget business traveler, less than 2km from Central Embassy Shopping centre – a favoured meeting point for those on business in Thailand. The hotel, which is conveniently located a 10-minute walk from BTS Nana skytrain station, offers complimentary transport to Terminal 21 shopping mall where public transport can also be sought.
Bangkok is one of South-East Asia’s main business hubs and, in an important step for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ expansion in the region, this hotel was opened in 2015 bringing well-known Swiss professionalism and hospitality to this bustling Bangkok district. The interiors have been beautifully designed to offer a serene Feng Shui setting where cleanliness is king and visitors can relax from the fast pace that is so characteristic of the Thai capital. To add to the calm ambiance there are a plethora of ponds and waterfalls cascading in different sections of the hotel. Moving on from the chic minimalist black and white lobby, the rooms offer a blend of functionality and simple comfort with a touch of luxury that can be seen in details such as the compact marble bathrooms with rain showers, the large televisions and quality bedding.
The service is kind and very professional and various brand signatures have been woven into the hotel’s fabric like the famous complimentary Chocolate hour which starts at 4pm and the healthy shots at breakfast. These brand signatures define the group’s hospitality offering and encapsulate their passion for gastronomy and innovation. According to Zaki Baz, Mövenpick Hotel’s general manager, “The hotel has a resort atmosphere which makes it different from other city hotels in Bangkok, furthermore, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is known for Swiss hospitality and its food and beverage background, which is very popular with guests, especially from the Middle East and Europe where the brand is very well known.”
Perched on the hotel roof is the fantastic Rainforest Bar and infinity pool with energizing views of some of the metropolis’ most amazing modern architecture. This is possibly the most attractive trait of the hotel as it is truly a great place for sunset cocktails and a dinner. Ideal for groups of friends or couples, the rooftop includes canopies surrounded by faux-rice paddy with lily ponds which offering an upcountry escape-feel which will make your stay unforgettable. In fact, the bar provides free popcorn during the hotel’s weekly movie night on the rooftop. The Rainforest bar is open daily from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm. Facilities also include a gym on the seventh floor where one can burn off travel stress as well as the option to arrange in-room massages.
Another spot for casual fine dining is the Lelawadee Restaurant which has a tasty selection of Thai and Indian classics as well as a melange of European specialties including Lebanese and Mediterranean specialties. One of the chefs is Lebanese and his chicken shawarma and hummus are very popular. All in all, the Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok offers great value for money with double rooms starting at circa 3,400 baht (€90).
Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts plans to continue growing in the Thai market and wider region over the next few years. The Swiss-based company opened the Mövenpick Asara Resort and Spa Hua Hin, with 96 private suites and pool villas in summer of 2018 and expects to open the Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai, with 62 rooms and 49 villas in 2019.
The group has successfully expanded throughout the region in recent years with various openings in 2017 including hotels in Colombo, Bali, Ekkamai, Boracay and Chiang Mai.