The just opened Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong in Ploenchit adds another stunning 5 star property to Marriott’s already impressive Bangkok showcase.
This new property features 275 rooms and 58 suites over 22 floors and also offers 14 meeting rooms with a total of 20,000 square meters of meeting space.
Guest rooms feature beautiful hardwood floors and thick pile rugs. Thanks to the large windows (“oversized” according to Marriott.com), the rooms are brightly lit with natural sunlight and feature a modern “chic” decor. The bathrooms at the Renaissance Ratchaprasong are marble and they also follow the recent trend of having glass enclosed (read: glass walled) bathrooms, which in my opinion, is fine for couples or single travelers, but I certainly don’t want to stay there with my mother.
Guestrooms start in size from 37 square meters (398 sqft) for the Deluxe and Club rooms, 48-53 square meters (516 – 570 sqft) for the Club level Studio Suites, and go up to 62 sqms (667 sqft), 72 sqms (775 sqft) and 150 sqms (1614 sqft) for the Club level Renaissance Suites, Executives Suites and Presidential Suite respectively.
All rooms are “Plug-in High Tech” rooms and feature both wired and wireless internet connectivity. There is also an iPod dock in each room.
The pool is nice and conducive to laps, however it can feel a little cramped and unfortunately for those who want to get some sun, like the Mayfair Marriott Executive Apartments nearby on Langsuan, the area is covered and quite shaded.
There are four restaurants at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong, with breakfast and lunch being served at Flavors on the 2nd floor and R Bar, in the lobby. Lunch and dinner is also served at Flavors and R bar, as well as in the Chinese restaurant Fei Ya and La Tavola, the Italian restaurant. Both are located on the third floor. On top of the hotel is a lounge and bar called Azure, serving tapas, champagne, wine and cocktails. Dress code for Azure is casual.