Hot Stopovers Featuring Hansar Bangkok
Where is it? Located on Rajdamri Road in downtown Bangkok, Hansar is close to everything, yet seems a world away from the mayhem of Bangkok’s concrete jungle. Jump on the BTS Skytrain (the stop is a one-minute stroll from the hotel) and find yourself in mall heaven in less than five minutes.
Why is it special? It’s all sleek, dark wood and understated luxury, with rooms featuring indoor vertical gardens, rain showers and city views. Swim among the skyscrapers in the rooftop infinity pool, ease flight-cramped muscles with a treatment at the hotel’s Luxsa Spa, or indulge in a cocktail in the chic bar. Did we mention the free minibar?
It’s the perfect stopover for … Everything. Want to splurge? You can spend a day wandering Bangkok’s malls. Or cram in some culture, indulge in beyond-your-local-Thai food, and unwind with a revitalising foot massage
before hopping back on a plane.
If you’ve got only 24 hours, don’t miss … Australian chef David Thompson’s new modern-Thai restaurant, nahm, set in the sleek Metropolitan hotel – the degustation menu is to die for. Our pick of the mega-malls is CentralWorld (while you’re there, get your eyebrows shaped at Hollywood offshoot Anastasia Beverly Hills), but if you want a more authentic shopping experience, try student hangout Siam Square, or take the ferry to the flower markets near Memorial Bridge.
from the airport: The 30-minute taxi from the airport should cost about $15. Once you’re settled in, hop on the BTS Skytrain to get around easily.
The details: Room rates start from approximately $170 per room per night. Visit www.hansarbangkok.com.