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The Sukhothai Bangkok Luxury Hotel

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The 13th century capital city of Sukothai was renowned for its architectural grace and peaceful populace. Fittingly, its namesake hotel takes its design cues from the ancient city to combine luxury and impeccable service with a rich history and culture.

Situated off the bustling Sathorn Road in Bangkok's business district, this five-star hotel spreads over 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) and features 210 rooms and suites in a enclave of low-rise buildings. Stunning decor and architecture aside, its low-rise buildings are precisely what sets the Sukhothai apart in a city studded with high-rise hotels.

A sense of space and light permeates the property, serving as a peaceful counterpoint to the busy city outside. Numerous tranquil water features distinguish the hotel grounds, reflecting the missors the white walls of the main building and pavilions outhouses.

Balanced symmetry is the order of The Sukhothai's beautiful design. Long professional halls are lined simply with Sukhothai-style art and sculptures, and flower gardens fill its open-air arcades. If you've ever wondered where the minimalist-Asian tren that has prevaded boutique hotel all over the region took root, you'll only have to look here.

In the Sukhothai's rooms, sensual simplicity spills into its decor which prominently features teak and shades of pale jade. Mirrors increase the feeling of space while textural fabrics lend a sumptuous elegance.

The height of Sukhothai luxury can be experienced in the spectacular Sukhothai Suite, which features a baby grand piano, a fully-equipped kitchen and a 25sqm bathroom with a silk-covered chaise in the centre of the teakwood floor.

It is therefore no surprise to lean that the likes of Ricky Martin and Australia's Prime Minister John Howard have spent more than a night here.

The Sukhothai is known as much fore its five-star hospitality as it is fore its excellent dining options. The Celadon is undoubtedly its most highly acclaimed restaurant. Housed in a picturesque sala in the centre of a lake of lotuses, this Thai restaurant is consistently rated one of the best in the city and draws international visitors and savvy locals alike.

An extensive wine list, featuring top wines from around the globe, complements its award-winning menu.

As befits a hotel of such distinguished stature, The Sukhothai's service is unfailingly warm. With IT butlers to an extensive poilow menu on offer, it's easy to feel at home. Still, if you fancy a little more relaxation, or you are suffering the effects of jet-lag, a visit to the hotel's multi-million dollar spa is a must. Indulge in one of the signature massages with aromatic oils and feel your worries melt away. And when you're ready, the excitement and energy of the buzzing city of Bangkok awaits at your doorstep.

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