Thailand’s first ‘Innside by Meliá’ opens in Bangkok
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Thailand’s first ‘Innside by Meliá’ opens in Bangkok

The hotel is in the up and coming On Nut neighbourhood

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Thailand’s first ‘Innside by Meliá’ opens in Bangkok

Towering over Bangkok’s On Nut, Innside by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit opens its doors with a host of facilities ranging from integrated co-working spaces to a sky-high transparent infinity pool and rooftop tapas bar.

Reaching 34 floors, the 208-room hotel is Thailand’s first ‘Innside by Meliá’ hotel and the fourth Meliá Hotels International property to debut in the kingdom after nautical-themed Meliá Koh Samui, wellness-inspired Meliá Phuket Mai Khao and urban hotel Meliá Chiang Mai.

Situated on Sukhumvit Road, the On Nut hotel is close to an array of services and attractions suited to business and leisure travellers, including BTS On Nut and Bangkok’s largest convention centre, Bitec.

The lifestyle hotel’s vast 32nd floor co-working space with floor-to-ceiling windows offering a front seat to Bangkok’s sweeping skyline. Five meeting rooms and multifunctional areas are designed to encourage creativity and productivity.

Three diverse food and beverage outlets make for the hotel’s dynamic dining landscape. The hotel’s jewel in the crown is an awe-inspiring infinity pool, The Giant Swing Pool Bar, which commands the 34th floor. Nestled between bar and pool, a contemporary interpretation of The Giant Swing is a dramatic photo backdrop.

Adjacent is an expansive rooftop terrace, dotted with outdoor lounges and sun-beds, that evokes Ibiza. Open from 10am until midnight, the open-air pool bar serves Mediterranean, Thai and international snacks and dishes such as Innside’s Burger and cool beverages, including imaginative cocktails.

By night, the pool bar becomes an upper-floor extension of the hotel’s 33rd floor Luz Bangkok Tapas Bar. Offering, you guessed it, tapas, Spanish wines, beer on tap, cocktails and signature sangrias. Chef de cuisine Laia Ferrer brings her Barcelona roots to the fore with a dynamic variety of local Thai ingredients embellished with Spanish flavours.

The tapas bar’s design, including its striking angled lines and cabling, pay tribute to another iconic Bangkok landmark, Rama VIII Bridge. Open from 4pm until midnight, Luz Bangkok Tapas Bar’s signature dishes include Suquet de peix amb romesco, Fideus a la cassola, and Tiradito Basque.

In addition to drawing on Meliá's Spanish origins, the hotel has an all-day dining venue, “The Kites Eatery”, serving Thai cuisine. Adorned with graphic glass walls depicting Sanam Luang, the eatery’s chic setting is also dominated by soaring windows. A café and lobby bar integrate into the 32nd floor’s co-working space. The Open Living Lounge is manned by a barista by day and bartender by night and is open from 7am-11pm serving Thai and Western comfort food and a Spanish afternoon tea. The lounge’s design takes cues from another Bangkok landmark, Wat Phra Kaew, with a golden counter inspired by Wat Phra Kaew’s traditional Thai decorations gilded in gold leaf.

Sleek, bright and predominantly white with understated rose gold accents, in-room perks range from complimentary minibar items, organic bathroom amenities and natural cork yoga mats to 50in. TVs, Wi-Fi and USB chargers. Ranging from a convenient 20-64m2, the hotel’s eight accommodation categories fall under two umbrellas — ‘Innside Room’ and ‘The Townhouse’.  Room service is available 24/7. 

A 15% off introductory offer on room rates applies until October. Visit melia.com or email reservation.innside.sukhumvit@melia.com

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