Updated: Nov 17, 2022
"Everything but Standard" is The Standard Hotels' motto preparing guests for a luxuriously unorthodox experience. Sadly, The first The Standard Hotel, The Standard LA, was closed, but the brand is still expanding and has landed on the Thai shore. The first The Standard Hotel in Thailand is in Hua Hin, Prajuab Khiri Khan province.
The design of The Standard Hua Hin is a marriage between the '70s and today's architecture, making it unique with the eclecticism of minimalist essence and a hint of vintage. Every corner of the hotel is filled with greens, big and small, but the architecture lives with nature harmoniously. The colour scheme helps you feel relaxed, energised and recharged while staying here.
Every room and villa is well equipped with essentials. There are glasses of wine, champagne, cocktail and water, and an ice bucket station at the minibar ready for thirst-quenching with your favourite beverage. Each room is provided with an Ultimate Ear Boom 3 speaker for your entertainment, apart from a giant flatscreen smart TV. If your room is a pool villa, you can have a micro private party by the pool.
The only thing you might need to be cautious about is mosquitoes. Make sure you have bug spray with you when going outside your room or villa.
The Standard Hua Hin has two restaurants; Lido and Praça.
Lido is a restaurant for breakfast in the morning and an Italian restaurant for lunch and dinner. It serves high-quality international breakfast and delicious Italian dishes made from local ingredients. Pair the Italian food with a glass of cocktail or two, and your experience will be nothing but mouthgasm.
Praça is a Thai-Izakaya restaurant offering delicious Thai fusion food with a sea view
Moo Krob Baan Nok is a Thai spicy salad dish consisting of crispy pork belly, cowa leaves, Ceylon spinach and lemongrass sauce simmered with kaffir lime fruit. The pork is crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside. The first taste is sourness. Followed by sweetness, saltiness and a hint of bitterness and umami.
Khao Pad Nua Yang is a mixture of Japanese fried rice and Thai fried rice. The culinary team puts a lot of effort into this dish by making their own chilli paste which tastes like no other chilli paste you've ever known, and 7-hour fish sauce-fermented egg yolk. To enjoy this dish to the fullest, mix everything in the bowl together before eating.
So if you're planning on going to Hua Hin, The Standard Hua Hin is one of the choices you need to consider.