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5 Bangkok Design-Driven Hotels


New design-driven hotels offer style without premium prices in the Thai capital. T+L picks five striking debuts. By LIANG XINYI

Published on May 14, 2012

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Hotel Muse

Housed in a stately cupola-topped building, the five-month-old Hotel Muse has quickly become one of the city’s luxe-boutique retreats. Thai firm PIA references a winning blend of fin de siècle France and Thailand’s Rama V era in the design theme, styling the darkened lobby with wrought-iron lattice walls and arching ceilings. The 174 rooms and suites—named after the Buddhist cosmic levels of Jatu, Dowadueng, Yama, Dusid, Nimman and Paranim—have stuccoed ceilings and faux vintage suitcase drawers. Basement-level eatery Medici features solid Italian fare in a space that feels like a renovated wine cellar. T+L Tip The Jatu Deluxe and Dowadeung Corner Deluxe rooms have our favorite bathroom designs: claw-foot baths, hand-painted basins and mirrors etched with scenes from an old-time Siam. 55/555 Langsuan Rd.; +66 2 630 4000;

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