Opened in May 2014, another boutique offering for the tourists or business traveler in Bangkok, Hotel Icon promises an “iconic experience”. Shiny and new with a sleek modern fit out, the price bracket is similar to that of the Ibis range of hotels but with a more individual approach.
Well positioned, the hotel is in a small soi behind the bustling and hustlers paradise of Soi 4, which is one of the well-known party streets in Bangkok for nightclubs, bars and restaurants. It is situated close to the sky train link and a few stops from all the major shopping centers for those craving a retail fix.
Offering 68 rooms and 10 “Iconic” top floor clubrooms that come complete with their own “on floor” butler service and welcome fruit basket. And, for those that forget the all-important electrical adaptor to recharge whatever toy or vital laptop is required, one can be had upon request. All rooms are sleek and uncluttered, with clean lines in natural tone furnishings. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and a roll away bed if required for that extra body in the room. Comfy bedding with luxurious cotton linen, even a pair of slippers and a bathrobe are provided for you.
There is a meeting and conference room complete with all the necessary business center requirements that can accommodate up to twenty people, and a fitness center for the workout junkies. Other amenities on site include a roof top pool and bar to indulge in a cocktail or two at the end of the day, as the sun sets in another tropical haze. A restaurant offering international cuisine is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so there is no need to go on a hunt for food in the tropical jungle of hawkers’ stalls, if you don’t wish to. An intimate bar area will serve up your favorite beverage with a traditional Thai smile.
Check in time is the normal 2pm and check out is midday. Complimentary valet parking is another carrot to be dangled in front of any prospective guests. The best incentive to put your head on a pillow here is the promotional rate of fifty percent off the nightly rate until the end of July 2014.
And a tip for which room to go for, is the hotel’s right side rooms have floor to ceiling windows to gaze out of.