I swiped the key and the door opened up to a winter wonderland. White. All in white.
I recently had the chance to stay at the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G while I was in town for a travel conference, and the hotel was such a pleasant surprise. My first thought when I walked into the room was, “Aww, this is just like Canada in winter!” so in a strange way it felt quite homey.
What can I say, I may be starting to miss snow and winter after four months of tropical summers – it’s hard to take Canada out of the girl!
I stayed in the deluxe room on the twenty third floor, and the room was chic, spacious and as I mentioned before, white from top to bottom.
While everything in the room was one colour – the floors, walls, linens, furniture and decorations – all the different textures and fabrics in the room added a fun, contemporary twist to the place.
Since I was here for work, I also appreciated having Wi-fi access and a nice spacious desk where to check my emails and get caught up on some projects. And when it came time to do a little research on the attractions around town, there was also a nice little seating area by the window where I could put my feet up and do a bit of reading.
The Skyline Views
The room had floor to ceiling windows with great views of the Silom district below. During my four day stay here I was treated to a mixture of blue skies, pastel sunsets, and tempestuous storms rolling over the city.
There was a little miscommunication, so my biggest disappointment was finding out that breakfast was included only on the very last day of my stay! I missed out on an exquisite international buffet, but we made up for it with our one final meal.
Fresh breads, passionfruit jam, waffles, smoked salmon, cheeses, dim sum, stir-fry, fresh fruit salads, biscuits, omelets, sausages, bacon, cake and so much more. It was a one of a kind feast where I kept going back for more and more of my favourites.
Another fun aspects of staying at the Pullman Hotel Bangkok G were the number of events happening in their Playground Bubbles and Mixology Bars – international djs, disco fever nights, and even tattoo parties! You read that right, TATTOO PARTIES.
While I was staying there they hosted an event called ‘Art my Body’ where you could get a tattoo and a cocktail for 2,500 baht ($80 USD), or if you weren’t ready for a permanent Bangkok souvenir, a henna tattoo and a drink for 800 baht ($25 USD).
The Swimming Pool
And then there was this pool with spectacular views of Bangkok. I really wish I’d had more time to lounge around the hotel and enjoy some of the facilities like the lengthy pool, but between getting up at 6 in the morning to get ready for a day at the conference, followed by networking sessions and then after parties, there was very little time left to enjoy this amazing pool, so I guess I’ll just have to go back sometime.
Many thanks to the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G for hosting me during my stay in the Big Mango!
Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
188 Silom Road, Suriyawongse, Bangrak
Tel: (+66) 2238 1991 Fax: (+66) 2238 1999
I know what you mean about missing winter. Sometimes people think I’m crazy, but I really do. Actually, I don’t feel like I’ve had a proper Christmas without snow…
It’ll be strange not having snow this year, but I’m sure a lot of places in SE Asia will make up for it with lots of lights and festive decorations. 😉
The Big Mango?! Ha, I’ve never heard that nickname for Bangkok, but it’s great! This looks quite a special place; how luck you were to stay there!
I only recently heard it being called that. The Big Mango – it has a nice ring to it. 😉 And yes, the Pullman was a great little place to stay in the city. How can you say no to those city views?
Oh, yes, the Big Mango. But my favourite is the Big Durian, a.k.a., Jakarta!
That hotel is so cute! I’m going to have to save this for when I make it to Bangkok – I’m a sucker for all white decor.
I’m glad you like the look of it, Robin. I definitely recommend the Pullman if you find yourself in Bangkok for a few days. 😉
Lovely photo of the pool area!
Sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet during the match-up. Oh, well. I emjoyed your write up on your White on White hotel room. Here’s mine on the Rembrandt, where I stayed: http://www.accidentaltravelwriter.net/accidental-travel-writer/2013/06/thailand-rembrandt-hotel-bangkok-my-five-night-home-away-from-home-.html
BTW, I got sick, which was a blessing in disguise as I got to spend more time at the hotel (but I missed out on the tours).
Amazing shots of Bangkok ! The room is so white and lovely. It really reminded me of beautiful winters of Canada.