In Chiang Mai, in the late 1800’s, the importance and wealth of a property owner was often measured by the size of their Lanna-style Thai home, and in particular, how many pillars the house had. The more pillars, the more important you were.
Built in the late 1800’s as part of the Borneo Company’s Thailand headquarters, a grand house was constructed out of beautiful teakwood with 137 Pillars. In the early 2000’s the home was purchased and carefully restored to reflect its 19th-century origins and in 2011 opened as the 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai. The resort has become one of the most photographed and popular resorts in the Kingdom.
Inspired by the Chiang Mai property, In 2017, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok opened in the heart of the Sukhumvit-Thonglor area.
Their Bangkok location consists of 34 luxurious suites on the upper levels of the property, and 179 serviced residences, all done in a contemporary style on Sukhumvit Soi 39.
The hotels 34 Luxurious Suites range from 70–127 sqms. and come with around-the-clock access to the rooftops iconic 360 degrees infinity pool and cabanas, as well as access to the Baan Borneo Club lounge on Level 26. The Baan Borneo Club is for the exclusive use of suite guests and private members. The lounge offers a harvest breakfast table with a full selection of a la carte breakfast items, afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails and supper.
All suites offer butler service, separate pantries with private wine cellars and maxi bar’s offering a full range of beverages. Further, all suites come with Bose sound systems, comfortable Posturepedic Ultra Plush beds and 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton linen. Outside you’ll find spacious balconies outfitted with their signature 137 Pillars House rocking chair, a large daybed for two as well as a coffee table and chairs.
The Sukhothai Suites, of which there are twelve, are 70-sqms in size with either king or twin bed configurations. They have a 35-sqm marble bathroom with luxurious walk-in wardrobes, walk-in shower and stunning views from the 137 Pillars designed bathtub.
There are eighteen Ayutthaya Suites, which at 95-sqm’s consist of a spacious bedroom, an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, a circular bathtub and built-in TV, along with a roomy walk-in wardrobe. Additionally, there is a large comfortable living room with a dining table and a separate guest bathroom.
The two Thonburi Suites are bigger yet at 116-sqm’s and offer a a spacious living room, featuring a private dining table and separate entertainment area connected with a large balcony, which offers a comfortable rocking chair, large daybed, as well as a coffee table and chairs with sunsets views. A separate guest bathroom completes the living area facilities. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom offers unobstructed sunrise views, and also includes a walk-in wardrobe.
The premiere suites, of which there are two, are the Rattanakosin Suites at 127-sqm’s. Here you’ll find two-bedroom’s with a connecting living room and private dining area. Both bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and a spacious bathtub and built-in TV in the master bathroom. The master bedroom has an oversize king bed, and the second bedroom can be adapted to either twin bed or king bed configuration as per preference.
Ideal for both leisure and business travelers alike, are the hotels 179 serviced residences. They offer the ultimate convenience of apartment living with all the added services and facilities offered by the hotel, including daily housekeeping service as well as 24-hour in-room dining.
For size, you have 4 options. Their executive studios are 40 to 45 square meters, their One-bedroom residences are 62 square meters, Executive one-bedrooms are 71 sqm’s and their two-bedroom residences are 91 square meters.
Residence features include:
- Fully fitted kitchens with four electric cooking hobs and oven, microwave, large fridge and freezer
- Complete set up of kitchenware and cooking utensils, cutlery, china and glassware.
- Combined living and dining area with separate dining table and chairs, sofa and coffee table.
- High ceilings and generous spaces with 137 Pillars bedding standard for the ultimate sleep
- 40” Samsung HD LED television with a Yamaha sound bar and USB plugs in the living room and bedrooms.
- International satellite programmes.
- Electrical outlets with multi-pin international plug fittings
- Spacious private balconies with coffee table and chairs.
- Daily housekeeping service
- 24 hours in-residence dining
- Linen change, twice per week, or as per request
- Separate washer and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- In-room safe
Amenities at 137 Pillars are plentiful and include their brightly lit and airy fitness centre on Level 6. You’ll find a variety of free-weights, as well as state-of-art cardiovascular equipment and personal trainers to guide you through strength, fitness and wellness programmes, which are available upon request. The fitness centre is open 24 hours a day and staffed from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Pillars iconic infinity-edge swimming pool is complemented by a large Jacuzzi, which is located on Level 27, where you can relax and soak up the tranquility of Bangkok high above the hustle and bustle of the city, all while indulging in their signature drink selection from the 137 Pillars Pool Bar.
The Nitra Serenity Centre is located on Level 28. It features a full range of face and body care treatments and holistic therapies, offering ultimate care, relaxation and complete privacy.
When it comes to drinking and eating, 137 Pillars gives you plenty of options. Perched high above the Bangkok skyline you’ll find Jack Bain’s Bar, dedicated to the colonial gentleman once associated with 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai.
The Bangkok Trading Post Bistro & Bar incorporates the finest traditions of this renowned European concept, along with high quality Western and eclectic Asian comfort cuisine. Serving artisanal coffees and teas along with cakes, pastries, pizzas and pastas, as well as a selection of delicacies from Thailand and regional favourites. Enjoy casual dining from breakfast at sunrise to a late supper with friends. Slide up to the bar and enjoy a selection of craft beers on tap as well as selected wines by the glass, choose an indoor table and revel in the stunning interior, or enjoy your meal in their lush gardens. Menu items are also available for take-away, or you may choose to have it delivered to your suite or residence.
The pool bar is a favourite sundowner venue for Bangkokians in the know, it is located on Level 27, adjacent to Nimitr Terrace. Apart from spectacular city views this open-air bar offers delectable cocktails as well as snacks and comfort food to share in a sophisticated atmosphere.
Private in-room dining is available 24 hours a day, whether it’s breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or a late night supper, it’s timed to suit your needs and served to you by your butler.
137 Pillars is a hidden gem that after your first stay, will sure to become your new Bangkok home away from home.
137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok
59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39,
+66 (2) 079 7000