…One of the most highly anticipated hotel openings in Bangkok this year.
If search referral terms and traffic is any indication, The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, which just opened this past Saturday, June 1, is one of the most highly anticipated hotel openings in Bangkok this year. While not really my style- the shiny brass & marble lobby and large rooms seem destined to be filled with busloads of Chinese tourists- it is a sleek property in one of Bangkok’s hip shopping districts.
Think of The Berkeley Hotel, Pratunam as a five-star newborn. It just opened (as in less than a week ago) and buzz has been building all year. Currently, they’re offering special opening rates starting at THB 3,300 for Premier King rooms, which hold two people, and THB 4500 for Premier Family rooms, which hold three people.
All together, The Berkeley Hotel offers 765 rooms in various configurations spread throughout two towers including the premiere styles mentioned above as well as luxury rooms and suites.
Sizes range from 35 square meters to 52 square meters and all are equipped with a full range of amenities. They’re decorated in neutral colors with pops of bright orange, modern wall art and white linens. Guests can relax in bed and watch the flat screen television or work at the desk mounted along the wall.
Public spaces, including the opulent lobby, feature marble floors, coffered ceilings and elaborate light fixtures.
The large pool has a separate area for the kids and elaborately tiled floors. Potted palms line the outdoor patio which looks out over the city. A multi-regional restaurant with what the hotel describes as a “show kitchen buffet” serves up Thai, Indian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese dishes by a Michelin-starred chef as well as a la carte options. The ballroom and various function facilities are prepared for everything from intimate group meeting to banquets up to 1,800 people.
The hotel is well-positioned in the heart of the Pratunam District. It is 30 minutes from the airport and mere meters from the pier to Golden Mountain and the Grand Palace area. Great shopping at the Platinum Fashion Mall, Pantip Plaza and Central World/Gaysorn Plaza are less than 550 meters walk. Best of all, it’s close to small boutiques and great local restaurants, encouraging exploration of this bustling district.