As guests arrive at SO Sofitel Bangkok, located on the corner of North Sathorn road, the seasoned City Guru will be on hand to create tailor made tours and activities, lending knowledgeable recommendations for the best hidden gems and things to do in Bangkok. Whether travellers are interested in art and culture, shopping, authentic Thai cuisine or even Bangkok’s fitness scene, there is something in the lively Thai capital to suit everyone’s tastes.
Art-enthused travellers can find inspiration in the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, located in the heart of the city’s shopping district, which cultivates creativity and promotes contemporary arts with commercial art galleries, craft shops, an art library as well as performance spaces for music, film, theatre, design and even revolving galleries; featuring work by both local Thai and International artists. With an abundance of other immersive art spaces located just steps away from the hotel, such as Woof Pack Bangkok and the Bangkok CityCity Gallery, there is a world of creativity to inspire guests of SO Sofitel Bangkok. Further afield, the Kalwit Studio & Gallery offers urban painting and printwork designed to convey the social issues of the Thai community, whereas the Anata Kama Gallery offers a rare blend of International contemporary art, fashion and designer jewellery displays.
Those with an eye for design and looking for a touch of retail therapy can visit Central World Plaza, the largest shopping mall in Thailand located just 5 minutes away from the hotel, Terminal 21 for chic, boutique shops or head to the upscale Emporium and EmQuartier, home to an array of luxury brands. Active guests can take a run through the beautiful and expansive Lumpini Park located minutes away from SO Sofitel Bangkok, or arrange a private Muay Thai class to learn the art of Thai kickboxing and martial arts, the national sport of Thailand.
By night, guests can hop on a bespoke Tuk Tuk Night Tour to discover the finest restaurants, hip bars, night markets, lively nightclubs and live music venues, as well as world-renowned street food spots, recommended by the City Guru. After an evening of exploration, SO Sofitel Bangkok offers alfresco cocktails under the stars at the hotel’s HI-SO rooftop bar, located on the 29th floor with panoramic views of Lumpini Park and the Bangkok skyline.
A modern fusion of east meets west, each luxury suite of SO Sofitel Bangkok has been expertly curated to reflect the five elements of water, fire, earth, wood and metal; providing the perfect base for style conscious travellers to explore the wonder that Bangkok has to offer.
RATES: Rooms start at £133 per night at SO Sofitel Bangkok.
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