Wireless Road is Bangkok’s answer to 5th Avenue. Four rows of one-hundred-year-old trees line the wide boulevard, and a third of the road is fronted by Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s answer to Central Park. It is home to some of the most expensive Real Estate in the city as well as major embassies and shopping centers.
Appropriately, Wireless Road is also home to the Oriental Residence by Saffron Collection. A property that exudes casual elegance while retaining traditional 5-star luxury. Enclosed within are 145 lavishly appointed rooms and suites ideal for a couple of days getaway to the city, or even better, an extended stay.
The hotel is close to brilliant shopping such as Central Embassy, Central Chidlom, Central World, and Siam Paragon. You are also close to two BTS stations, Ploenchit & Chidlom, that can transport you anywhere within Bangkok’s central business district or beyond. A free shuttle service is offered to both BTS stations.
One of the loveliest features of the Oriental Residence Bangkok is that while having all the incredible services and amenities of a luxury hotel, it doesn’t feel like a hotel at all but more like an opulent private residence from the lobby to the rooms. Adding to that feeling, the backside of the property faces a beautiful park: the gardens of the American and Dutch embassies and Lumpini Park a little further afield.
Available room types include their Junior Suite at 45 square meters (485 sq. ft.), One-Bedroom suites at 70 square meters (755 sq. ft.), Two-Bedroom suites at 120 square meters (1,290 sq. ft.), & Three-Bedroom suites at 160 square meters, (1,720 sq. ft.).
Room amenities include everything you would expect in a 5-star hotel, but there are surprises, such as a fully equipped kitchen, with stove, microwave, and refrigerator. A Washer & Dryer is installed in all 2 & 3 bedroom suites along with selected 1 bedroom suites, and you’ll also find a pillow menu to match the comfy feel of your pillow at home.
Restaurants of all types abound in this area, known as “Embassy Row,” but be sure to try the hotel’s Café Claire, which offers elegant French bistro/brasserie fare. Popular with Embassy staff, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner and has a full bar, draught beers & a creative wine list. Café Claire is also famous for its Ferris Wheel Afternoon Tea, an indulgent pleasure that should not be missed.
Another restaurant located within the hotel is Savelberg. Named after its Michelin starred Chef, Henk Savelberg, the restaurant serves modern French cuisine. Ingredients here are internationally sourced, such as meat from Tasmania and fish from Holland, resulting in mouth-watering combinations of flavours and textures. The sophisticated food menu & wine list is matched by the interior, sleek and luxurious with monogrammed leather armchairs and a polished black marble floor.
After your Afternoon Tea or even your gourmet Michelin dinner at Savelberg’s, you can burn off those newfound calories at the hotel’s Fitness Center. Open 24 hours a day (by appointment due to Covid social distancing restrictions); their gym features free weights, multi-system resistance gear, and plenty of Cardio equipment.
If you need to get business done or put on an exceptional social event, this property is well suited. Their meeting and function rooms can accommodate everything from a small board meeting to a sit-down banquet for up to 200 or a cocktail party for 300. Their facilities are ideal for everything from product launches to Hi-So engagements.
As earlier mentioned, just 500 meters from the hotel is Lumpini Park. Founded almost one hundred years ago, this inner-city park spans over 500,000 square meters and is home to various flora and fauna. It is a popular gathering spot for Bangkok residents who come for jogging, light workouts, aerobics, and leisurely activities throughout the day.
The Park’s onsite facilities include paddleboats, playgrounds, and an outdoor gym. Before sunset, you can sweat it out at Lumpini Park’s free aerobics sessions with high-energy techno tunes. There’s also a basketball court if you want to shoot some hoops. Local jazz outfits (sometimes a classical orchestra) often perform on late Sunday afternoons.
If a stroll through the park is more your style, follow the maze-like pathways that overlook lush gardens, picnic areas, and an artificial lake. There are plenty of sheltered niches where you could read, meditate or have a picnic.
If you are planning a trip to Bangkok, then now is a great time to stay at the Oriental Residence with their impressive “Staycation Package.” At THB 4,900 Net per night, you’ll receive an upgrade to a One Bedroom Suite and two extras to choose from a list of plenty. A few of the “extra’s include breakfast, set dinner, and afternoon tea.
All in all, if you like the idea of staying in a hotel that feels like your home away from home, the Oriental Residence by Saffron Collection could not be a better choice.
by Saffron Collection
110 Wireless Road, Lumpini,
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel: +66 2125 9000, Fax: +66 2125 9111