Thailand’s first INNSiDE hotel, a design marvel that “challenges convention” with a sky-high transparent infinity pool, integrated co-working spaces, and an authentic Spanish tapas bar, will open its doors soon.
INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit will open in July, joining a portfolio of 14 unique urban and beach hotels built for those with curious minds who nurture a fluid lifestyle when it comes to business and pleasure. They stay true to their destination by allowing guests to connect or disconnect within an independent community.
The 208-room INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit draws inspiration from some of Bangkok’s most iconic sites, including the Chao Phraya River and the temples Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew, and is located in the middle of the activity in Bangkok’s popular On Nut neighbourhoods.
For example, the angled lines and cabling of the tapas bar allude to Rama VIII Bridge. Sanam Luang state park is shown graphically on the glass walls of the 31st-floor all-day eating restaurant. The rooftop pool area features a contemporary interpretation of Brahman’s structure, The Giant Swing.
Guests will soak up Bangkok’s mesmerizing skyline from the soaring windows of an expansive 32nd-floor coworking space. Bespoke social and corporate events make the most of the hotel’s creative, playful meeting rooms and multifunctional areas, such as the aptly named Big Ideas Space, that underscore the INNSiDE brand.
The lifestyle hotel’s pièce de résistance is the spectacular two-story infinity pool that, together with the rooftop pool bar, crowns the hotel’s uppermost floor, the 34th floor. Every seat at the Spanish tapas bar on the 33rd floor is an opportunity for a culinary pilgrimage across Spain. With classic tapas, Spanish wines, beer on tap, cocktails and signature sangrias in hand, tapas bar guests peer into the bottom of the swimming pool, a visual wonder unrivalled in Bangkok.
Beyond its Spanish roots, the hotel’s dining landscape highlights local cuisine. All-day dining “Kites Thai Eatery” celebrates local food throughout the Kingdom, with quality ingredients sourced from local farms. The Open Living Lounge, a café and lobby bar integrated into the 32nd floor’s coworking space, serves grab-and-go barista coffee and morning pastries, Spanish afternoon tea, and Thai and Western comfort food, with drink trolleys to boot. Room service is 24/7.
Fresh-faced and exuding modernity from every corner, eight accommodation categories come with work desks and DreamMaker mattresses. In-room perks range from complimentary minibar items, organic bathroom amenities and natural cork yoga mats to 50-inch TVs, Wi-Fi, and USB chargers. Rooms on the upper floors afford extraordinary views of the Thai capital.
A 30-minute ride from Suvarnabhumi Airport and close to Bangkok’s largest convention centre, BITEC, the hotel is also home to a 24-hour gym and a concierge service. A ban on single-use plastic and recycled glass bottles for drinking water are among the hotel’s raft of sustainability efforts.
“In a first for Bangkok, we’re giving our guests the freedom and flexibility to move seamlessly from work to leisure, to wellbeing. Our new lifestyle hotel enriches the everyday experience with multi-purpose spaces, standout service, and inspiring local influences,” said Ignacio Martin, Meliá Hotels International Managing Director for Asia Pacific.
“Together with my imaginative team, INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit would have to be, hands down, the most dynamic hotel project I’ve worked with hitherto; the buzz is palpable,” added the hotel’s general manager Aarron Nelson. “Our new hotel challenges convention by offering the unexpected, with its endless opportunities to seek stimulus, inspiration and adventure with every step – and occasionally time to relax too.”
To mark the hotel’s debut, a 15% off introductory offer on room rates applies from July until October 2023. Visit melia.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
INNSiDE is a collection of unique urban and beach hotels designed for those with curious minds and fluid lives. Always true to their destination, they give guests the freedom to connect or disconnect among an independent community of like-minded travellers.
INNSiDE provides guests with all the everyday essentials and extra special details to make their stay all the more unique. From in-room comforts to the inspiring Big Idea Space, Open Living Lounges, and fitness studios, we allow guests to feel more than at home.
Sustainability is also packed into the little details: every room has paper, plastic-free collateral, and complimentary organic cosmetics. INNSiDE celebrates the culture of each location with an events calendar, handy city guides for guests, and spotlighting a local artist’s work across the hotel walls and on merchandise and staff uniforms.
There are currently 38 INNSiDE by Meliá properties worldwide, with the brand continuing to expand its global footprint.