When I am in town and business requires an overnight stay, I usually stay in budget hotels at a few hundred or thousands baht per night. However, I have great opportunity to experience a luxury 5-star hotel in town. It is a dream come true to stay at EMPORIUM SUITES BY CHATRIUM BANGKOK.
EMPORIUM SUITES BY CHATRIUM BANGKOK is one of the five properties within CHATRIUM Group. The 5 properties are Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Emporium Suites by Chatrium, Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok, Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 and Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon. Actually, I have been already to 2 properties. I was once at Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, which it was really impressive. From my room, I could see Shwedagon pagoda in the distance. Another time, I was at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok to dine in Dim Sum Buffet restaurant. I was really happy with a variety of Dim Sum menu and a beautiful view from the top overlooking the Chao Phraya River. Thus, this is my 3rd time to experience the hotel under Chatrium group. The atmosphere is totally different this time as the Emporium Suites by Chatrium is situated in the downtown of Bangkok surrounded by many tall buildings.
Getting to Emporium Suites by Chatrium is really convenient. You can simply take the sky train to Phrom Phong BTS Station.
The entrance of Emporium Suites by Chatrium, You can go through the Emporium shopping mall.
Or you can walk to the side of the Emporium shopping mall.
After walking through the door, you will find the hotel lobby.
The lobby lounge is located on the right.
The lobby lounge is the place where you can drink coffee, have some light snacks or even use it as a venue for your meeting with friends or family.
On the left is the area to accommodate guest while waiting for checking in and checking out. Now, let's have a look the guest room.
This is the area in front of the hotel elevator. It goes up and down very fast but extremely soft. My body was not able to adjust to this change. I have a ringing in the ear and need to swallow all the time. At first, I thought this only happened to me but then I saw other guests pressed their ears with fingers.
The first room I will take you to see is the Three-Bedroom Suite.
Once opening the door, you will find a dining area.
Next to the dining area is a living lounge for watching television or listening to music. You can see the outside view from this area.
This is the master bedroom, which has the most spacious space among the three rooms. There is working corner inside and you can see the outside view from this room as well.
Bathroom in master bedroom, the wet zone is clearly separated from dry zone. There is bathtub, separate shower and 2 washbasins.
The 2nd bedroom has the facilities like master bedroom but the size of the room is smaller.
Again, the 3rd bedroom has the same facilities like the other 2 rooms but this room has no view.
The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are to share bathroom. More than this, there is a laundry pantry where the washing machine, iron and ironing board are fully provided by the hotel.
And here is the dining area where the tableware such as plates, bowls and glasses are provided.
The pantry is fully equipped with a large fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, induction cooker and oven.
The Three-Bedroom has 3 bathrooms, one is in master bedroom, another is in between the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms and the last one is in living room, which has no shower and bathtub. It is only equipped with washbasin and toilet.
Let's have a look another room types. This is Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite.
The layout is similar to Three-Bedroom Suite, there are living space, dining area and bedroom.
This is master bedroom; the facilities are very similar to the master room in three-bedroom suite but there is a small sofa inside.
The bathroom inside master bedroom clearly separated wet and dry zones. There is bathtub, separate shower and 2 washbasins.
The 2nd bedroom is the same size as master bedroom and fully equipped with the same facilities.
Again, the wet and dry zones are clearly separated in this bathroom.
The dining area is more private than the three-bedroom suite.
The pantry is equipped with the same facilities like the three bedroom suite. Next to the pantry is also the laundry area where you can also find washing machine and other laundry equipment.
This Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite has also 3 bathrooms, one is in master bedroom, another is in the 2nd bedroom and the last one is in living room.
Now, let's continue with my room which is Studio Deluxe Suite King.
Once opening the door, on the left is the pantry with full facilities like the other 2 rooms that we have seen earlier. There are microwave, oven, induction cooker, large fridge as well as tableware on the shelves
On the right is bathroom, again wet and dry zones are clearly separated though there is just one washbasin. The bathtub comes together with shower head and having a shower curtain to separate wet zone instead of glass shower door like the other 2 rooms.
Bedroom is separated from bathroom and pantry by sliding door.
The size of bedroom is spacious with king bed and 2 different sizes of pillows. Once you lie down, you can really feel the softness of pillows and mattress. They are so comfortable. The sofa is at the end and on the side of the bed. There are a working corner and dining area as well.
A plate of fruits is given as welcome amenity.
Room service is available 24 hours.
Other than that, there are kettle, tea, coffee, iron, ironing board, bathrobes, safety box, stereo, hair dryer and something that can't be missed which is free hi-speed wifi.
The atmosphere of the room in the evening.
And I am really impressed that I can open the sliding door to the balcony to see the beauty of the town at night. I will surely have a very tight sleep tonight.
Newspapers are hung at the doorknob every morning.
Now, let's take a look at the restaurant.
The Emporia Restaurant is on the EL floor serving breakfast buffet in the morning from 06:00hrs to 10:00hrs. It is open until 10:30hrs on weekends and public holidays. Chinese cuisine serving Dim Sum from 11:30hrs to 14:30hrs for lunch and 17:30hrs to 22:30hrs for dinner.
Once you step in the restaurant, you will hear the hostess greets you with "Sawasdee Kha". It sounds so lovely like she is super ready to service you. She will take you to seat and immediately offers tea or coffee. I recommend coming in early morning if you can since there are not many guests. Thus, you can have the table next to the glass window overlooking the view from the top of downtown Bangkok while enjoy having your breakfast. I get here quite early at 06:00hrs but there are already guests in the restaurant who surely come before 06:00hrs. However, the restaurant is ready to service even though it is before the opening time.
The buffet line is nicely arranged and it's clearly separated from dinning tables.
Breakfast is quite various.
This is the view from my dining table. It is slightly foggy in the morning.
Right after you step out of The Emporia Restaurant, you will hear the hostess thanks you in Thai "Khob Khun Kha". It makes me feel really important.
After being so full, let's continue to explore the hotel. We will start here on the 7th floor.
The 7th floor is the location of the spa, fitness and swimming pool.
You will find a very refreshing greenery garden just a step away from the building. Trust me, you will feel like you are walking in the park because you will not realise that it is actually still in the building.
The fitness centre provides a variety of exercise equipment.
Nearby is a swimming pool but it is under renovation during my visit.
When you stand on the side of swimming pool, you can see the view of downtown Bangkok, tall buildings and the green park of Benchasiri.
Now, let's take a look overall atmosphere of EMPORIUM SUITES BY CHATRIUM BANGKOK.
The atmosphere at night is very beautiful.
I am really impressed that I can see the sunrise from the balcony of my room.
Cityscape panoramic views from The Emporia Restaurant.
On the side of EMPORIUM SUITES BY CHATRIUM BANGKOK is an area of Benchasiri Park. It is the green park in the middle of concrete jungle, which is one of the important parks in Bangkok. There are people come to exercise in the park in the morning and evening.
EMPORIUM SUITES BY CHATRIUM BANGKOK is designed similar to condominium. Every room is fully equipped with facilities or so-called a second home. The location is just great, close to shopping area in the heart of Bangkok. Getting here is so easy and convenient because it is adjacent to the sky train station.
Personally, I am not that impressed with the service given at Check- in because the staff didn't give any hotel orientation. I don't know anything about hotel facilities, restaurants, and opening hours. I think it will be much better if there is an improvement in this area. However, I highly appreciated the service given by restaurant staff that has strong service minded attitude with a good smile.