Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Bangkok
Tel: 66 2 254 1234
Concierge.com's insider take:
This 380-room hotel benefits from the good karma of its next-door neighbor, the much-revered Erawan Shrine. The four-story atrium lobby can feel frenetic on busy days but even standard guest roomsquite spacious at 430 square feethave a relaxing vibe thanks to coconut-shell headboards and extra-fluffy duvets. In-room Wi-Fi, still a rarity among Asia's large business hotels, is among the fastest in Bangkok. Higher-level rooms include use of the Club Lounge with its views of Lumpini Park and the racetrack. But one of the top reasons to stay here is the I.Sawan spa tucked away from the noise of Bangkok among the gardens on the hotel's fifth floor. Designed by starchitect Tony Chi, the 75,000-square-foot facility has nine treatment bungalows, a hair salon, nail bar, and free-form swimming pool. For true indulgence, you can book your entire stay in one of six sprawling cottages, with en suite treatment options and fridges stocked with fresh fruit juices and organic snacks. Those who prefer more gustatorial indulgence can get their fill at the eight on-site restaurants, including the Erawan Tea Room, whose signature chocolate-banana mud pie complements an authentic Thai menu served in an old-world colonial setting.