Dream Hotel, Bangkok
Klongtoey Nua, Wattana
Tel: 660 2 254 8500
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
The new outpost of Dream Hotel is a five-minute walk from both the subway and the Skytrain in Bangkok's central Sukhumvit district. Owner and society page regular Vikram Chatwal calls his New York–based boutique hotel brand Hautel Couture, though the Thai translation feels decidedly more casual than catwalk. Appropriately for a hotel whose name promises heavenly slumber, the emphasis in the 100 sleek white-walled rooms is the custom platform bed, which comes blanketed in layers of allergen-free goose down. A compact gym and a serviceable spa round out the standard amenities here, but ample desks and speedy free Wi-Fi sets the hotel above many bigger and better known competitors in the business sector. Comfort foods like pad thai have been early standouts among the fusion fare at Flava, but the recent arrival of young chef Daniel Roland Meier promises more refined dishes on the horizon.2007 Hot List
When to go: Bangkok is at its coolest November through April.
Which room to book: Smaller standard rooms fit the bill for luxury slumber on a budget.
Amenities: Bar/lounge, Gym, Spa