Situated right in the heart of Bangkok, an epitome of luxury is quietly nestled along the Sathorn Road in the busy business district. This little oasis of a hotel is a bright spark for the weary traveler be it for leisure or business to find a place of solitude, elegance and luxury that far surpasses most hotels in the city.
This little oasis is none other than the COMO Metropolitan Bangkok which is one in several chains of luxury hotels owned by the two enterprising Singaporean sisters of Christine and Melissa Ong, hence the name “COMO” which is the signature of all COMO hotels. The love for simplicity, comfort, functionality, sustainability and luxury is well reflected in the design and craftsmanship of each room type within the hotel complex. Every little thing for your utmost comfort and every need is carefully thought out to make your stay at a COMO signature hotel a pleasant, comfortable and unique experience.
From the moment you walk into a COMO hotel, you are well taken care off. A welcome drink is the standard first step to making you feel right at home, a personal concierge will help you to register into a room that has been booked or would like to book. Now this is where the difference starts, unlike any other hotel where you have to go to the counter to sign yourself in. at COMO Metropolitan Hotel the counter staff comes to you to make sure of all your booking prerequisites while you chill and relax in the comfortable lounge. Their policy is why stress yourself out after a long journey which is the last thing you need and seriously, this little extra service effort is very much appreciated especially for those after a long flight and a trip through busy Bangkok traffic.
Depending on your room type, some rooms come with a half hour of relaxing massage at the popular Shambhala Spa which also belongs to the hotel. Note that each room also has a yoga mat and a free half hour of yoga session each morning for you to relax and start your day or to meditate in the privacy of your room. This Zen culture in the COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is one way to help you relax and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of your surroundings even though you are in the heart of a bustling metropolitan city. It is also reflected in the amazingly well equipped gym which is not only just a gym but the exercise machines are fabulous not to mention the ambiance of the gym room that makes it a must try facility in the hotel.
The COMO Metropolitan Bangkok has seven beautiful room types, ranging from the exquisite COMO Suite which has two spacious bedrooms, beautiful wooden lacquered furnishings and a well-equipped kitchen and luxurious living room is just to name some of the many functional and neat little luxuries that come with this 11th floor unique suite that makes you feel more at home than in a hotel. Other beautiful rooms include the Executive and Penthouse suites which are similar in luxury and comfort with a spacious area of 80 – 150 square meters respectively like the Terrace and Metropolitan Rooms of which the Terrace rooms have a private walk out patio and an external shower area which affords a great view of the cityscape but yet is in itself very private. The Metropolitan rooms are equally spacious and comfortable with a very large living area and walk in bathroom. All these rooms come with Espresso machines, a good choice of imported teas and coffee, extremely comfortable Giorgio Armani bathrobes and the COMO signature spa the Shambhala Spa toiletries products.
The City and Studio rooms are just as spacious for business traveler’s offerings a stylish and comfortable hotel experience. This boutique hotel also has several meeting rooms for guests wishing to host events or corporate meetings within easy access in the city. Service within the hotel is impeccable from the doorman to the reception and housekeeping staff which ensures a very pleasant and stress free stay for the guests.
The comfort of each room is beyond words, each and every room comes with goose down duvets and pillows, something which most hotels overlook. The comfort of the bedding is one of the most important criteria for any hotel and if you want that extra touch of luxury besides the already very high standards within the hotel, look no further than the COMO chain of hotels wherever you might be traveling.
There are remarkable restaurants at the COMO Metropolitan Bangkok. One is “Nahm” which offers one of the best Thai traditional cuisine and garnering a strong following of gastronomic diners from the offerings of strong, unique textures and taste in the cooking. Health conscious diners would appreciate the Glow restaurant where you can expect the freshest food available from locally sourced organic and sustainable farming methods. Living enzymes are featured in their healthful drinks which are also rich in vitamins and minerals. They focus on a menu that reflects the best of wellness and health for their discerning clients. The chic young or young at heart would enjoy the Met Bar which offers a dining and after dark party venue for those who like a well-stocked bar lounge and comfortable meeting place for friends or light meetings. The ambiance is not only relaxing but pleasing to the eyes from the moment you step in, making you feel like just lounging out on the comfortable leather chairs and listening to some good music while enjoying a meal and drinks.
In terms of activities, the swimming pool on the ground floor is where you can enjoy a nice dip in the almost Olympic-sized swimming pool which is well laid out with wooden deck flooring and a generous number of sun deck chairs. This contemporary design is found throughout the hotel which is an oasis yet in the heart of a busy business and shopping district.
For relaxation and rejuvenation there is a wonderful spa on the second floor which is also a signature of this hotel chain. The Shambhala Urban Escape Spa provides one of the best personalized services for the guests. Everything from wellness to fitness is given special attention. Their massage and spa therapies use the house mix of the best grades of natural oils and ingredients which are carefully blended to provide the best therapeutic benefits when used. Everything is thought about here from little energy snack balls to natural herbal infused and refreshing drinks. All therapists are carefully selected and trained in every aspect of treatment provided in the spa as well as their own brand of items which can be purchased at the retail shop also located at the spa. The décor is contemporary, urban and chic playing on a Japanese Zen concept. Facilities in this spa includes a beautiful gym and a 25 meter lap pool for the guest that would like to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life into a quiet sanctuary where they can relax and rejuvenate.
The experience of staying in a COMO hotel means that you can expect the best in everything which is what the hotel prides itself on and this is no different at the COMO Metropolitan Bangkok. The minimalist yet contemporary design and comfort afforded in each room make the hotel your best choice for comfort, affordability and style in Bangkok.