As a real family owned and operated independent Thai hotel group, they are proud to offer discerning guests a meaningful and memorable hotel experience at The Sukosol Hotel in the middle of Bangkok.The “feeling like home” starts not only when you arrive the hotel: even when you contact via email or telephone to make your booking you can feel the original Thai Hospitality of a very old and traditional family business in Bangkok.
The Sukosol family is the guaranty of quality for all guests with the third generation of Sukosols (Marisa, executive vice president; Daranee, chief financial officer; Kamol, projects director; and Krissada, creative director) joining their indomitable mother and company president, Kamala Sukosol, at the front lines of the family business.
All family members focus on creating distinctly different properties with alluring ambiance, superlative guest comfort, attention to detail and Thai authenticity. As a home-grown brand with style and service integrity the group strives to maintain its core beliefs whilst simultaneously meeting the ever-increasing expectations of today’s discerning travelers. All Sukosol properties are imbued with a strong emphasis on art, music and design, in line with the owning family’s love and passion for the arts. As a multi-cultural family and business, the hotels reflect the harmonious merging of East and West, offering room and dining experiences above and beyond the norm in Thailand.
As Sukosol Hotels the group is capitalising on the owning family’s long standing in the local business community and proven track-record of success and innovation.
It also pays homage to its heritage, as the hotel group was started by its patriarch, Kamol Sukosol, back in the 1970s.
The Flagship Sukosol, with its 5 Stars, is ideally located in the heart of the city beside the Phaya Thai Skytrain station; two stops (five minutes) from popular down-town shopping at Siam Square, Central World, Siam Paragon and MBK. Many of the city’s other magnificent tourism sites — Jim Thompson’s House, Chao Phraya River, Grand Palace, Suan Pakkard Palace, Wat Pho, Lumphini Park and Chinatown — are only a short walk, taxi or tuk-tuk ride away. Guests also benefit from the new Airport Rail Link, conveniently located directly opposite the hotel at Phaya Thai station.
The Sukosol embodies a unique fusion of colonial-style architecture and subtle Thai traditionalism. The owner, Kamala Sukosol, has utilised her passion and keen eye for exquisite art and antiques to decorate the hotel with a priceless collection of antiquities from around Asia; affording guests a glimpse into the regions diverse history and culture. Thanks to a multi-million dollar facelift of the hotel’s spacious lobby, these are now on stunning display for all to admire. Indeed, after a busy day of sight-seeing and shopping, guests may choose to take a tour of the hotel’s art collection, relax beside the rooftop pool, work up a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness centre, get pampered in the hair and nail salon, buy a souvenir or two in Baan Siam or enjoy a complete range of Thai and European body, bath and beauty treatments in the delightful Lotus Spa.
ABOVE AND BEYOND
At The Sukosol, Thai refinement blends effortlessly with modern technology (like free and fast public Wi-Fi access throughout) and conveniences to ensure true comfort for all guests, be they romantic couples, business professionals, seminar attendees or adventurous families. Each of the 470 comfortable guest rooms and suites is designed to capture Thailand’s unique charm and to provide guests with the utmost in modern comfort and convenience. In addition, the exclusive boutique-style Club Siam floors provide comprehensive business and VIP services. Club Lounge benefits include private breakfast room, complimentary laundry, daily cocktails and canapés ‘happy hour’, private check-in/out, meeting room and computing facilities and access to an extensive library.
The two-wing hotel contains 470 rooms and suites, Club Lounge and floors, three international eateries, three bars, lush garden, rooftop swimming pool, spa, beauty salon, fitness centre, gift shop and twelve function rooms.
All guestrooms are very large and cater all things which a modern traveler needs. Beside the comfortable bed there are chairs and and a desk. In every corner you will explore the warm Thai-Art but in a modern style.
FEAST FOR THE SENSES
The new award winning Executive Chef Martin Fischl ,originally from Austria, but living and working long years in the best kitchens of Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean, is topping up not only the buffets – also he gives his experience to all kitchens in The Sukosol and makes the hotel to a “new Gourmet-Temple”.
The Sukosol is well known for its award-winning Chinese restaurant Lin-Fa, where it is not unusual to find royalty, politicians, dignitaries, celebrities, socialites and gourmets enjoying authentic Cantonese cuisine. From delicious dim sum, to heavenly Peking duck, Lin-Fa is rightly considered one of Bangkok’s finest Chinese restaurants.
Patummat Restaurant offers those with larger appetites an astonishing array of International cuisine as part of daily lunch and dinner buffets as well as an a la carte menu. The city’s best Seafood Feasts are available here every Friday and Saturday evening featuring the freshest prawns, fish, crab, squid and shellfish from across the region, as well as an extravagant Foie Gras Sunday Brunch. The Restaurant has very warm and stylish furnishings and you can enjoy a mix of Thai and international arts on display.
A very special tip for guests and travellers is also the excellent Wine cellar with handpicked white and red wine from all over the world. The Sukosol bartenders serve international Cocktails but also very tasty Thai special creations.
Tour the hotel’s private art collection of over 600 pieces from around Asia and the globe or easily venture out to explore Bangkok’s well-earned reputation as a retail nirvana, gourmet’s paradise and culture vulture’s wonderland.
The world-renowned Thai Hospitality you can see live when you arrive at the hotel. Starting by the doorman and on the front desk the welcome is not trained – it is serious and coming from the heart.
The friendly staff knows your name and everytime when you need something they are around you and ready to help and to serve. Always with a smile and very fast.
In all my years of travelling around the world I stayed rarely in a hotel like this The Sukosol where I found a “feel like home” place at all stages: friendly staff, excellent kitchen, best facilities (specially the rooftop pool is a wonderful place for recreation in the middle of the busy city of Bangkok), gourmet kitchen, large rooms with beautiful decorations and comfort and I am very sure that you explore at all corners and the whole staff that this is a real family owned and guided hotel. You think you will meet the family members around the next corner.
More about the Sukosol Family, their philosophy,the group, their great engagement in Charity, their work and their Music you will see in our January edition.