New Boutique Retreat For Old Bangkok
Capitalising on Bangkok’s appeal as the world’s most visited city, Unicorn Hospitality, a forward-thinking Thai hotel management company, has announced the opening of Villa de Pranakorn, its elegant new luxury boutique hotel in Bangkok’s historic Sam Yot district.
Located in captivating old quarter, a stone’s throw from the Grand Palace, Golden Mount and the Sao Chingcha (the giant swing), Villa de Pranakorn blends a refined urban style and luxury amenities with Thailand’s rich heritage, culture and cuisine. An intimate 47-room hotel, Villa de Pranakorn provides the perfect base to escape the hustle and bustle of one of Asia’s mega-cities and allows guests to discover Bangkok’s old-world charm.
With Chinatown and the popular Khao San Road on the doorstep, guests can savour Thailand’s world-famous street food at a wide selection of roadside stalls, chic cafés and traditional shophouse restaurants such as Jay Fai, the Kingdom’s only Michelin-starred noodle shop. After dark, the trendy neighbourhood comes to life as locals and visitors rub shoulders at hip cocktail bars.
Featuring a choice of accommodation, Villa de Pranakorn sports solo-friendly and couple-focused premium and grand deluxe rooms, as well as the luxurious Mahachai and Pranakorn Suites. Each room is equipped with contemporary amenities and adorned with a modern yet understated design and images of old Bangkok. Comfortable beds, rain showers and complimentary Wi-Fi ensure guests are connected, well rested and fully refreshed during their stay.
A plastic-free hotel, Villa de Pranakorn has partnered with Panpuri, an eco-friendly firm, to provide in-room amenities made from bamboo or packed in stone paper. The hotel has also teamed up with Nordaq, a water filtration company, to produce its own drinking water onsite. This enables every guest to refill their own glass water bottle free-of-charge during their stay, rather than using harmful plastic versions. Every room is equipped with two complimentary water bottles – one still and one sparkling.
Getting around the city is made easy with the Sam Yot MRT subway station, which connects to the lively entertainment, shopping and dining streets of Silom and Sukhumvit. A little further away is Chatuchak Park, which is home to the world famous Chatuchak weekend, one of Asia’s largest outdoor markets.
Commenting on the opening, Erik Lannge, the hotel’s General Manager, said, “It gives us great pleasure to welcome guests to Villa de Pranakorn, our beautiful new boutique retreat in the historical heart of Bangkok. This luxurious urban oasis allows travellers to unwind with deluxe accommodation and amenities, amid an enchanting ambience that reflects the grace of old Siam. Guests can taste exquisite local cuisine, enjoy a traditional Thai massage, plunge into our inviting pool, or head out and discover this enticing area of the city. We invite curious explorers to discover Bangkok’s past, present and future at Villa de Pranakorn.”
The opening of Villa de Pranakorn forms part of a period of rapid growth for Unicorn Hospitality, with several other hotels and resorts scheduled to open their doors in the coming months. The company’s overall aim is to triple its worldwide portfolio to 12 properties by early 2021.