Situated in the middle of Bangkok’s shopping and business district, U Sathorn Bangkok is only 45 minutes from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The hotel is a hop skip and a jump to Lumpini Park with a complimentary shuttle to the Lumpini Station for guests’ convenience.
It is an “urban” resort with space to breathe. Only 86 rooms and suites in a low three story courtyard style building where the rooms hug the central swimming pool and lush tropical landscaped grounds. French colonial architecture with a contemporary bent brings the outdoors into the room interiors with a charming flair of natural ambience. Designed by one of the most influential Asian architects, Geoffrey Bawa, the style oozes understated elegance from the moment you step in through the sweeping main hotel entrance.
Three Michelin Star chef Jean-Michel Lorain created the kitchen of the hotel’s restaurant “J’aime”, which is destined to become a gastronomist’s dream. Running under Amerigo Sesti who trained with Jean-Michel Lorain, the restaurant will have a French flair of both classical and modern fare dished up in a distinctly Asian manner of a shared table in intimate surroundings. The U Sathorn Bangkok will have 24 hour room service on offer and the breakfast policy of “whenever and wherever”, the hotel is set to cater for all its’ guests dining requirements. Complimentary cocktails or afternoon tea of French pastries will be on offer in the Library each afternoon as a special treat for all guests.
Guest rooms and suites vary in size from 32 square meters to a sumptuous 72 square meters. Guests will want for nothing: rain showers in all the rooms, entertainment systems, individually controlled air conditioning, mini bars, personal in-room safes, wireless high speed internet and the oh so necessary, bathrobes and slippers provided. Within the hotel will be a well equipped fitness center and a library overflowing with books and magazines, free hire of bicycles for an afternoon of exploring, laundry valet service and a tour desk for when wishing to go further than you want to on a bicycle. Conference and meeting facilities are in a separate wing, which is accessed via a covered walkway. A sumptuous function room will be able to cater for up to 350 guests at any one time, with the added benefit of four individual boardrooms for private event hosting.
The signature “U Choose” program which allows guests to define their own stay with a personal choice of pillow, mini bar items, soaps, teas and what media they would like for the in-room entertainment system. You can actually pre-book your preferences on-line before arrival at the hotel, which is a bonus.
With the “U can make a difference” ethos, U Sathorn Bangkok donates a US$1 for each “guest night” back into the community to selected charities. So you are not only indulging yourself by staying here, you are actually making a difference to those in need.