Tuesday, August 13, 2013




Even among beach hotels, usually half face the sea and the remaining 'poor cousins' overlook what is politely called 'garden views'. The cheapest rooms naturally offer the lousiest views of carparks, power generator buildings or unsalubrious neighbourhoods.

Of course you get what you pay for!

Sea facing rooms or rooms staring directly at famous landmarks like temples, statues, national monuments or state icons or with balconies command anything from 10% to 50% extra.

In Bangkok, the new sala rattanakosin (yes they insist on spelling it with no capital letters for some obscure reason) has won the Conde Nast Travellers 'Room With A View' award for the most spectacular views in all of Bangkok!

Just look at what Room 3.07 offers from the comfort of your bed! 

Condé Nast Applauds sala rattanakosin's "Room With A View"

sala rattanakosin Bangkok, Shangri-La Hotel Paris, the Regent Berlin, Bellagio Las Vegas, The Standard Hotel New York, Intercontinental Sydney and the Mena House Oberoi Giza. What do all of these hotels have in common? They all feature in Condé Nast Travelers "Room with a View" editorial.
sala rattanakosin’s room 3.07 and its stunning view of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is the latest guest room to feature in Condé Nast Traveler’s prized editorial piece. This feature selects iconic vistas from hotel suites, villas and guest rooms the world over, including iconic outlooks such as the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, the Pyramids of Giza and the Las Vegas Strip.

Accomplished photographer Cedric Arnold (www.cedricarnold.com) provides the inspiring photograph from room 3.07 to secure selection for the latest sala boutique property. Howver, is is the avid description from Condé Nast captures the essence of Bangkok’s latest hidden gem.

“With Wat Arun glowing so intensely across the Chao Phraya, guests are tempted to stay up all night. Its name, after all, means Temple of Dawn, and here in Bangkok, where the sacred has long coexisted with the profane, plenty of revelers are out until the wee hours. But, with a setting this spectacular, who could blame you for parking on that daybed just to enjoy the view?

This is one of seven riverfront rooms at the four-month-old sala rattanakosin, a modernist roost carved out of two nineteenth-century shophouses and a brick warehouse bang in the middle of sightseeing central. Just out the door in Old Town lies, literally, the august, gilded Reclining Buddha. Nearby, behind the white fortress walls of the Grand Palace, is the Emerald Buddha; carved from jade and clothed in gold, it is so revered that only the king himself is allowed near it. Yet the sight to see is best viewed from this very spot or, for a change of pace, from the hotel’s open-air rooftop bar: Wat Arun may embody the dawn, but its glow is most glorious at sunset.”

For more information please contact info@salahospitality.com

About SALA Hospitality Group

SALA Hospitality Group - www.salahosptilality.com - is a homegrown Thai hospitality company that owns and operates six luxurious and intimate properties under the brands SALA Resorts & Spas and sala boutique. The group has plans for further expansion domestically and internationally.

SALA Hospitality Group is also the majority shareholder of the Six Senses Resort on Koh Samui.

The company’s first resort, SALA Samui opened in 2004 and features a total of 69 luxurious villas and suites of which 53 have private swimming pools.

SALA Phuket opened in 2007 and features 79 luxurious villas and suites, 63 with their own spacious private pools.

sala khaoyai opened in November 2009 and with only 7 very special and intimate accommodations; it was the first of the “sala boutique” brand for the group.

sala lanna Chiang Mai opened 1 April 2013 with 16 amazing guest rooms, suites and a luxurious 2 bedroom pool villa suite situated on the banks of the peaceful Ping River.

sala rattanakosin Bangkok also opened April 2013 with 16wonderful guest rooms and suites, many with picturesque Wat Po or Wat Arun views.

Currently under development are sala ayutthaya opening 2014 and SALA Chaweng which will open early 2015.
The properties have won numerous accolades such as:
  • 2013 Chiang Mai Design Awards
  • 2013 Thailand's Best Restaurants
  • 2013 Condé Nast Johansens Recommended Resorts
  • 2012 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence
  • 2012 Best Hidden Gems Asia Top 10
  • 2012 Condé Nast Johansens Luxury Spa List
  • 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
  • 2011 Smart Travel Asia Top 25 Best Leisure Hotels
  • 2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
  • 2010 World Luxury Hotel Award
  • 2009 Trip Advisor #9 Hotel in the World for Romance
  • 2008 Condé Nast Hot List

1 comment:

Cinderella K said...

I am very happy to read this. This is the kind of stuff that needs to be given and not the accidental sea-views that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this but, Do you have some good ideas about Koh Samui property?.