Metropolitan hotel, Bangkok
The 171 rooms contemporary design hotel impresses with its personal touch and cozy atmosphere.
I had a terrace room there for which I paid around THB 6k++. Price/value was excellent here. The little terrace with an outdoor shower is a fun idea. Although there are no views, you can get a fresh breeze of air and some rest. Most remarkable is the huge, ground pool, only more space for chairs would have been good (8 beds are not enough). Hotel guests around mostly are really friendly and relaxed.
Nahm, their authentic Thai restaurant, is operated by Michelin star chef Thompson. He is considered to be one of the best chefs in town. Mr. Thompson actually had the room right opposite from mine. We once left for our room around 10pm and chatted shortly before entering. He is an incredible friendly and skilled guy. He lives in the hotel because it is just more convenient for him. He regularly flies to London to take care of things for his restaurant in London in addition.
Oiek gave me a tour, we explored the different facilities and he also showed the top room room, the COMO suite which measures 300sm. Celebrities like Kylie Minogue and Mariah Carey had stayed there during their Bangkok visits. MTV likes to host parties/events at this hotel as well. The COMO suite costs something around THB 60k++ published. What really shocked me was that this room got its own elevator. I think I have seen most of the top suites of the best hotels in Bangkok, but a private elevator nobody else offers yet. The around 7 meter heigh ceilings of the duplex suite are impressive as well, similar in height like the grand avantgarde suite ones of the Le Meridien, Silom.
The style of the whole hotel is more minimalistic.