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