July 15, 2012

Lebua at State Tower Bangkok (Part 1)


The reason for the impromptu trip to Bangkok was this hotel. We received a 3 days 2 night complimentary stay at a five hotel. All we needed to do was book our flights & we're off.. almost :)


Lebua @ State Tower Hotel is an all-suite five star luxury hotel located in Silom, next to the Chao Phrya River. The entrance of the hotel was pretty impressive, boasting a covered entrance with impressive looking features and design. However, entering the hotel feels just like coming home, with its warm lights glittering brighter and brighter as we drive slowly in. A butler doorman smiling at us as he opened the doors and as we step out and walk towards the door, a bevy of staffs smiles and greets us warmly.


The hotel lobby comes a close second to the entrance, not as impressive, yet manages to hold its own presence with its lighted up reception table, a scattering of comfortable armchairs and couches, mysterious looking tables tucked behind pillars, glimpse of candle stands and wine glasses perch on it and oh, the marvellous staffs that stands around just to assist in something as simple as pressing our lift button. 


Security is no concern as we'll have our own personal pass card. Upon entering floor 48, the silence beckons us. Long wall-to-wall carpet muffles our footsteps as we glide off the lift. A whisper, some laughter bounces of the wall as we touch our pass card to the door sensor. 


A warm slight to behold indeed. A living room springs from sight as the door swings silently on its hinges. Fresh flowers, artistic d├ęcor, a floor to ceiling mirror - all we needed was to remove our shoes and sink into its softness. 


As we walked further into towards a long corridor, we spotted a build in kitchen with just about anything we'll needed and more. To add to that, mini bar is complimentary with cans of green tea, ice lemon tea, Coke and Sprite. 


Just further down from the kitchen, attached to it, we find a big wardrobe, enough to fill lots and lots of clothes. The terry bath robe is thick, heavy and not to mention super long. It came up to my ankles when I put it on. Slippers were thick, comfy and soft. A hairdryer came in a bag. Two thumbs up for cloth laundry bags, as plastic is a big no-no for me. For guys, you'll have just about everything needed to polish your shoes -  shoe horn, shoe brush, shoe shine cloth, shoe polish. 




Just opposite is a big sliding door - entrance to the bathroom. On the right, a big glass enclosure for showers. Right in front, a marble-topped vanity table and basin were placed, with enough toiletries to make us feel so pampered. They even provided Acca Kappa Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Cream and Body Lotion. On the left, we spotted a big bath tub. Enough to tempt us to plan a date with it and maybe some salt crystals which were also provided. 

  





The beds were super size, big and comfy. But what caught our attention was the balcony. State Tower is the 2nd tallest building in Bangkok, and our room on the 48 floor offered an unrivalled view. We could see part of Chao Phrya River on the far left. I spend quite a bit of time on the balcony just taking in the view, watching the sun set and feeling the warm balmy, humid air brushes again my skin. At night, when I couldn't sleep, I slipped out and watch the glittering lights, sparkling like tiny stars in the darkness. 









However, what sealed the deal was this baby - a small Nespresso machine!!! which came with choices of Ristretto, Livanto, Rosabaya and Decaffeinato. How amazing is that to have freshly brewed coffee in your own room. :)

*forgive the teaspoons in the cup and lack of saucer. We were in a rush. :p

We were reluctant to leave here after 3 days. A perfect location for a pampered getaway or perhaps a honeymoon. Our stay here is definitely unforgettable. :)



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