After an amazing stay with once in lifetime promotion at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, it was time to move on to one of our favorite hotels in Bangkok, The St. Regis Bangkok. Since Mrs. White and I was not able to meet frequently, I have planned with the St. Regis Bangkok butler team to decorate the room to celebreate our missed birthdays and anniversaries while we staying at the hotel.
About The St. Regis Bangkok:
First opened in 2011, the St. Regis Bangkok is located in the heart of Bangkok at Rajadamri Road and it is in close vicinity to various shopping malls, parks and restaurants. There are a few luxury hotels in Bangkok that are connected directly to the Skytrain stations for convenience and of the hotels is The St. Regis Bangkok.
The 176 rooms and 52 suites at The St. Regis Bangkok feature unparalleled elegance, space and luxury. With 24 hours butler services throughout my stay and it is one of the most comfortable and convenient hotels in Bangkok.
Booking The St. Regis Bangkok:
We booked our paid 3-night stay at the St. Regis Bangkok through Marriott STARS and Luminous program from my friend “TheLuxuryTraveller” to receive extra exclusive hotel benefits. I will explain more about these special hotel programs in my upcoming post.
So what benefits did we get? During my stay, we have received the following benefit:
- US$200 credit(extra US$100 from existing US$100 for staying more than 3 nights)
- Complimentary Room Upgrade
- Daily breakfast at VIU restaurant for 2
- Early check-in and late check-out
Since being a Bonvoy Titanium member, elite benefits were offered such as a standard suite upgrade, late check-out up to 4 pm and a complimentary breakfast. But the US$200 credit was an amazing benefit from the STARS program where you can spend it on food and beverages at select restaurants during the stay.
Checking-In at The St. Regis Bangkok:
With plenty of rooms available at the St. Regis prior to arrival, we were invited to check-in as early as 11 am. I checked out from the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queens Park around noon and made it to the hotel after 15 minutes. Mrs. White was also discharged from a frustrating 10 days quarantine that early morning and once again headed straight to the hotel.
There are two lobbies at St. Regis Bangkok. First, the main lobby on the first floor features a concierge, Deli, and two restaurants: ZUMA and Michellin starred IGNIV. The main lobby is huge but does not have enough seatings.
As we take the elevator from the lobby to the 12th floor, this is where the reception and check-in desks are located. The check-in floor has restaurants, bars and a business center. As we went up for check-in, we were warmly greeted by everyone. Being a frequent St. Regis Bangkok guest, I am grateful that the duty managers and most of the staff members remembered us.
The St. Regis Bangkok Grand Metropolitan Suite:
Thanks to the Luxurytraveller’s request to the hotel management, during our check-in, we got an additional upgrade to Grand Metropolitan Suite room 2211 from the standard Metropolitan Suite.
There are two types of Metropolitan Suite at the St. Regis Bangkok and the difference between the standard and the “Grand” type is the level where the rooms are located. Grand Metropolitan Suites are located on a higher level for better views of Bangkok.
Given the layout of the hotel, the size of the rooms differs depending which direction the rooms are located. The Grand Metropolitan Suite has around103sqm-112sqm(1108sqft-1205sqft) of size. Except for the views and size, both Metropolitan Suites feature floor-to-wall ceilings, a separate living room with a huge sofa, a half bath and a closet by the entry hallway, and a master bedroom and bathroom.
The St. Regis Bangkok VIU Restaurant:
The breakfast is served at the VIU restaurant on the 12th floor beside the check-in area. Breakfast is served from 6 am to 11 am daily with a la carte and buffet dining both available.
While the buffet area is not huge, there is plenty of food to fulfill your hunger. On the left-hand side, salad bar and pastry area, in the middle you will see egg stations and mainly main dishes and on the right-hand corner, is where beverages and fruits are prepared.
Aside from the main dishes and beverages, the salad bar and pastry area have partitions around and you have to request a staff member for them to choose your options.
VIU restaurant also has lunch and dinner services. Although they are served as a la carte, I find the menus reasonably priced. And with the $200 credit we received from STARS Program, we spent $100 per day for an amazing dinner. On the first night, we had steak and Italian cuisine and on the second day, burgers and Thai cuisine. The quality of the meals was high and the restaurant staffs were kind and attentive throughout our dinner.
The St. Regis Bangkok Bar:
The St. Regis Bangkok Bar is also located on the 12th floor just in front of the elevators. The bar area has a huge space with plenty of seats and there are even outdoor seatings. The bar operates daily from 8 am to 11 pm with the last order by 10 pm. In the past, the St. Regis Bar was famous for its evening champagne sabering ritual but as of now, it has been paused due to the pandemic.
There are various drinks you can order from mocktails to Dom Perignon. For Marriott Bonvoy Platinums and above, you can take advantage of complimentary drinks per night per registered guest. What’s better, you will also get snacks with drinks that range from mini sliders to sushi.
The St. Regis Bangkok Wellness Center:
The wellness center at the St. Regis Bangkok is located on the 15th-floor. It has several areas from the swimming pool to the fitness center which overlooks and showcases spectacular Bangkok city views. The 120-square-meter gym operates 24 hours and i and equipped with a wide range of fitness equipment and a Muay Thai boxing ring where you can book for an extra cost and train one-on-one with a personal trainer.
The outdoor swimming pool is located on the same floor just beside the gym. The pool is surrounded by plants that give you tropical feelings. There is an all-day outdoor Pool Bar with dining and full beverage service.
Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa is also located on the wellness floor. While the basic spa treatment costs are somewhat reasonable for a five-star hotel, some of the treatment costs are quite pricy. St. Regis Bangkok has promotions from time to time and you can take advantage of the promotions to try out the spa treatments.
Other restaurants at the St. Regis Bangkok:
There are two famous restaurants located in the St. Regis Bangkok’s lobby. One is ZUMA restaurant which is a Japanese restaurant and the other is Michellin starred IGNIV restaurant. We have been to the ZUMA in the past and had a great dining experience with its izakaya-styled cuisine. Keep in mind that the hotel credit does not apply at both restaurants so you will have to pay when you eat at these restaurants.
This was our 19th time visiting the St. Regis Bangkok and yet I have not had a negative experience. With wonderful rooms and convenience, the hotel is still on my top 3 list in Bangkok. Of course, I have not yet stayed in other luxury properties, but until then the St. Regis will still be my personal choice while staying in Bangkok. Although I have noticed there are some service cuts due to the pandemic, the hotel is making efforts to provide a high standard to its guests.
With the STARS Program and my Bonvoy tier, we have received numerous perks during our stay. The rates at the St. Regis Bangkok are really reasonable nowadays so taking advantage of either STARS or Virtuoso rates will put your budget into equilibrium price.