The Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park Bangkok is a luxurious locale for long or short stay visits
When choosing a place to stay (or live) in Bangkok there can never be enough emphasis put on “location”. This manic metropolis is not always the easiest city to get around in, so convenient access to shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues—not to mention the BTS Skytrain system—is a must. Thankfully the Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park Bangkok has all those bases covered.
Located halfway down Sukhumvit Soi 24, this 34-storey property offers 300 accommodation units, ranging from studios and one-bedroom suites, to family size two-bedroom suites and three-bedroom apartments—all with complete gourmet kitchens, beautiful furnishings, and plenty of space for living, working, and relaxing. It’s close to the Phrom Phong BTS station and the EmQuartier mall, and offers guests complimentary tuk tuk service to and from both.
The Marriott Executive Apartments (MEA) brand, which has locations in 16 countries across the globe, specializes in premium serviced apartments that are perfect for executive expats on an extended stay, or when travelling to other cities on a temporary assignment or relocation. But they can just as easily facilitate travellers looking to plunk themselves down in Bangkok for a while in a place that really feels like a home. One of the first homey touches I encountered was the warm and friendly greeting by the check-in staff. Efficient and exceedingly friendly, they’re on hand to answer any and all questions. It was definitely in keeping with the property’s trademark tagline: “You don’t stay here, you live here.”
I checked into a spacious 65 sq.m One Bedroom Suite on the 33rd floor, tastefully decorated—contemporary and modern, but by no means bland—with panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline. The living room area here is dominated by a blonde leather L-shaped sectional sofa, but also includes a table with seating for four, and a large work desk that doubles as an entertainment console (with a massive LCD flatscreen TV).
The adjacent bedroom—with an LCD flatscreen TV of its own—boasts a large king-sized bed which, I have to admit, was one of the most incredibly comfortable beds I’ve ever laid down upon. Billowy soft, it was like lying on pillow of cloud, with six equally soft pillows and a fluffy duvet to add to the experience. As it happens the bedding is from Revive, a signature brand used by Marriott.
Other bedroom amenities include bathrobes and slippers, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, vacuum, and more. Meanwhile, the huge en suite bathroom had much to offer as well—glassed-in rainshower, natural skincare and aromatherapy products from Thai brand Thann, and loads of soft towels—but I was especially taken with the extra deep and extra wide bathtub, which is separate from the shower.
But perhaps what really makes this place feel like a home is the kitchen, with its large fridge, sink, oven, stove, and numerous other handy appliances (there’s even a built-in dishwasher!). The suite also includes a combination washer/dryer, neatly tucked away in a closet near the entrance.
Additional building amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, a spa, and six meeting rooms (426 sq.m total), but for many guests the most frequented spot will be the 3rd floor outdoor swimming pool, which has a separate kid’s pool, as well as a stand alone Jacuzzi that gets sun all day long. Order a beer or cocktail from Bar on 3, the poolside drink and snack venue, and relax in a sun lounger while enjoying the free Wi-Fi available throughout the property. Other 3rd floor amenities include a kid’s club, a pool table, and saunas (separate for men and women).
For diners, a sumptuous daily breakfast buffet is served up at
Bistro M, the property’s on-site restaurant, but be sure to pay a visit here for lunch and/or dinner as well. This casual dining eatery offers a wide selection of international dishes, including Thai specialties, made-to-order pasta, and freshly BBQ’d seafood. And for those who love wining and dining, Bistro M runs special wine promotions every month. In addition, come June Bistro M will have a new head chef, so expect even more good things in the months ahead. By Bruce Scott
Marriott Executive Apartments
Sukhumvit Park Bangkok
90, Sukhumvit Soi 24
Tel: 02 302 5555