The first INNSiDE by Meliá Hotels in Thailand, INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel, is located in the spot that once was a defunct boutique hotel, IMM Fusion Bangkok, on Sukhumvit Road near Sukhumvit 50. This small hotel offers a quirky and edgy design, delicious tapas and cocktails, and an incredible urban view.
Upon approaching the hotel, guests are greeted by a golden fence inspired by Thai temples and a cutting-edge hotel exterior, providing a glimpse into what awaits them. Once inside, guests are welcomed by a chic entrance hallway adorned with stylish lamps and contemporary art pieces. To reach the lobby on the 32nd floor, guests must walk down the hallway and take the lift.
Once they reach the 32nd floor, they will be greeted by a luxurious white and gold interior. The lobby staff will welcome them with a warm attitude and assist them with the check-in process while providing general information about the hotel.
Each hotel room has a unique and clean aesthetic, featuring a white colour scheme accented with grey, gold, and rose gold. Their floor plans are unconventional and have a stand-alone sink as each room's centrepiece. However, these sinks are more than just a show. They serve a functional purpose as well. Underneath each sink, there is a cupboard where guests can find a vanity kit, dental kit and glasses.
Every room in the establishment offers a picturesque view of the city, ensuring that guests can bask in the beauty of their surroundings. The beds in each room are plushy yet firm enough to support guests' backs, ensuring they get a good night's sleep after a long day of exploring the city. As a welcome gesture, a selection of local snacks in a colourful towering lunch box that comes with a personalised note that is fold in paper plane, making guests feel valued and appreciated.
For a breathtaking view of Bangkok, corner rooms or suites are recommended. Not only do they offer a stunning view, but they also provide a small window that allows more natural light during the day, giving guests a more comfortable and enjoyable stay.
The rooms aren't the only places in the hotels that provide a magnificent view of Bangkok. INNSiDe by Meliá Bangkok Sukhuvit Hotel's dining outlets are the pots that guests can relish with their travelling companions or by themselves.
LUZ Bangkok Tapas Bar on the 33rd floor offers delectable Spanish staples that are good on their own or paired with signature cocktails. Chef de Cuisine Laia Ferrer is a young chef with experience with Ritz-Carlton Maldives and two-MICHELIN starred El Portal in Spain. In her cooking, she showcases her culinary techniques and use of the finest ingredients.
Las Croquetas de Jamón Ibérico is a mouthwatering dish. It's a croquet made from creamy Béchamel and Ibérico ham rolled into balls, washed with eggs before covered with breadcrumbs, deep-fried and topped with salty, thinly sliced Ibérico ham. It's crunchy on the outside but soft and gooey inside.
Gilda de San Sebastian is olives, piparras and anchovies on sticks. This simple-looking dish showcases the quality of the ingredients.
Aguacate, Mojo Verde y Mancheco is a salad dish made from grilled avocado, tomatoes confit, spicy green Mojo and Manchego cheese. The grilled avocado is perfectly charred, adding smokiness to the dish. This dish is aromatic and flavourful.
Gazpacho is a vegetarian dish, showcasing tomato's umami flavour, and the fresh vegetables help balance the taste and add textures to the dish.
Secreto Ibérico con Berenjena Ahumada is a cut chunk of Ibérico pork with smoked aubergine purée and broccolini. The pork is salty, which goes very well with the smoky-yet-creamy aubergine purée and sweet-yet-crunchy broccolini.
LUZ Bangkok Tapas Bar's bar team should receive praise for their work and dedication as well. Signature, Saúco is expertly crafted with a blend of a premium Scottish gin with a unique, crisp, and aromatic taste, Cointreau, a premium triple sec orange liqueur made from sweet and bitter orange peels, elderflower syrup, which adds a delicate floral sweetness, and cranberry juice, which provides a refreshing tartness. The drink is simply garnished with an edible flower.
The Basil cocktail is made with a 12-year-old Highland single malt whisky, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, fresh basil, and lime. It has a refreshing taste with tropical undertones. The garnishes, dehydrated pineapple and fresh basil, give the drink more intense aromas.
As a tapas bar, Sangria is a must-drink cocktail. This Spanish classic offers fruitiness, tartness and freshness.
The bar team at LUZ Bangkok Tapas Bar is exceptional. They are experts at making cocktails, especially spirit-forward ones, ideally suited for the local climate without compromising tastes. Ordinarily, it's not recommended to order spirit-forward drinks at a rooftop bar. Still, at LUZ Bangkok Tapas Bar, it's completely safe to enjoy a classic Old Fashioned or Dry Martini without any worries.
One crucial element that makes LUZ Bangkok Tapas Bar stand out is the transparent pool on top of it, providing an extra relaxed vibe to this outlet.
INNSide by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel's pool bar, called The Giant Swing Poolbar, is another outlet that provides a spectacular view. Guests can have some snacks and drinks while sunbathing by the pool after dipping in the transparent shallow pool that shows the activities below. Guests can also take pictures of themselves sitting on a giant swing and flaunt them on social media.
The Kite Eatery, the other dining outlet, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While guests munch on their food, they can enjoy the panoramic view of Bangkok city.
The Kite Eatery's breakfast buffet shouldn't be missed. The quality of the ingredients and the variety of food choices are excellent and vast enough. Guests can enjoy Thai, Chinese and international breakfasts.
Egg Benedict is a well-loved breakfast dish. Indulge in the Kite Eatery's perfectly poached egg, which has a flawless balance of a firm exterior and runny yolk. The Hollandaise sauce is expertly crafted to provide a well-tempered and smooth texture. The bacon is crispy and perfectly complemented by the ideally toasted English muffin.
A simple combo of a firm omelette with choices of sausages with potato wedges and ham is always, especially when the quality of the ingredients is top-notch.
Indulge in the delightful flavours of Dim Sum. The Custard Pao is a mouthwatering steamed bun filled with a delectable sweet and creamy custard. The Siu Mai is crafted from pure minced pork without any additives.
For the ultimate hotel experience in Bangkok, look no further than INNSide by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel. This design-led hotel offers a breathtaking view of Bangkok and mouthwatering food and drinks, all at an affordable rate. Whether it's a business or a pleasure trip, INNSide by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel is one of the perfect choices for staying in Bangkok.
INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel
Reservation: +662 340 5499
Location: 1472 Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110