A classy glass-and-concrete outpost on busy Rama IV Road, the 27-story Aetas Lumpini does have an earnest, understated charm. In its 203 guest rooms and suites, a palette of neutral earth tones is elegantly offset by Mondrian-inspired paintings, framed black-and-white prints and sketches of Bangkok's historic landmarks like Hua Lamphong Railway Station, the Giant Swing and Phra Sumen Fort. Common areas play up the quirky-chic appeal—think teal-green sofas that seem to pop out of a sea of brown corduroy seats in the lobby and an all-white ceramic chandelier suspended near the entryway. The One-80 Wine Bar on the 27th floor is an ideal venue to lounge over sweeping views of the city's skyline, and The Hourglass basement restaurant draws the area's business executives with its affordably priced seafood buffet lunches. The hotel also boasts two other entries in its Thai portfolio, the Aetas Bangkok on Sukhumvit and the Aetas Residence, a serviced haven of hospitality on Ploenchit Road.
T+L TIP If you're looking for atmosphere and romance, consider the 70-square-meter Premier suite, where the bathroom door slides open to reveal a sunken bathtub enclosed by vistas of a shimmering Bangkok at night.
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