The story of 137 Pillars begins in the late 19th century when the son of Anna Leonowens (of Anna and the King fame built his classic teak manor in Chiang Mai, now a standout boutique hotel. Such has been the success of the 137 Pillars brand, that an all-new property has been created in Bangkok, just off the bustling Sukhumvit strip on Soi 39.
Part five-star boutique hotel, part luxe serviced residences, the towering 32-floor building hosts the exquisite Nimitr fine dining restaurant, a day spa, gym as well as the signature Leonowens Club, the Jack Bain’s Bar and Cigar Divan plus a retro ground floor casual bistro.
Suites & Residences
The gleaming property retains just 34 suites sitting atop the 176 serviced apartments, hence its qualification for the Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) affiliation which, by the way, now allows guests to earn loyalty points with the shared Hyatt system. The butler-serviced hotel suites are superb, finished in exacting detail with timber accents and 3m high windows and ceilings.
Raising the bar
For example, the one-bedroom Sukhothai suites occupy 64 sq.m, while the maxi Ayutthaya suites spread out to 85 sq. m. The two regal two-bedroom Rattanakosin Suites are a whopping 115 sq. m. Compare that, if you will, to run-of-the-mill hotels that brag about anything over 20 sq. m.
There’s a free shuttle, in the form of Louie the London Cab, to the swank EmQuartier Mall, right on Phrom Phong BTS Station. It’s all well and good to boast about being ‘luxury’, but an understanding that the term transcends mere ‘bling’ and delivers exceptional personal service is what is keeping the growing 137 Pillars brand on its upward trajectory. You haven’t heard the last of them by any means.. 137pillarshotels.com