On8 Bangkok

Classy design on the transport line, right in the heart of
Bangkok

28 Oct 2009

When abroad, that real estate adage ‘location, location,
location’ comes to the forefront of the traveller’s psyche. In many ways, where
your accommodation is situated is just as important as the quality of the
environment.

A new hotel located right near the action of Bangkok (but
tucked in between a main road and a quiet back street) offers a bit of
everything. On8 is conveniently located adjacent to the Nana BTS Skytrain
Station along Sukjumvit Road. With travel time at a premium in Bangkok (taxis
are cheap but time is valuable, right?), this kind of proximity is precious.

Choose from one of 40 rooms over five floors, each with its
own natural colour palette designed by Design Worldwide Partnership (DWP). Space
efficient rooms are paired with luxurious finishes such as leather, timber and
linen, while a generous bathroom provides an environment for relaxing after a
hard day of, well, whatever. The restaurant downstairs also has great food and
coffee – you can grab something to eat and head straight out and up the
stairs on to the Skytrain.

The BTS Skytrain, the arterial public transport system,
connects key destinations in downtown Bangkok and the outskirts of the city.
There are plenty of great places for design hunters that can be accessed on the
BTS.

Do a spot of shopping at The Emporium shopping complex and
take in an exhibition and check out fantastic library at the Thailand Creative
and Design Centre
(TDCD) near Phrom Phong Station.

Catch a Skytrain to the National Stadium Station and visit
the house and museum of American, Jim Thompson, who established Thailand as a
centre for silk trade and then mysteriously disappeared. The house and museum
structures show some fantastic fusion of East-West living and priceless,
centuries old ceramics and silk hangings.

The Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre is also right at this
station, where you can take in art exhibitions, music and film, talks and
performances.

All of this accessible right on the doorstep of On8.

On8
162 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 8, Bangkok, Thailand
(66) 02 653 1335
on8bangkok.com

 

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