Novotel Siam’s redesigned lobby is chic and stylish
Novotel Siam, better known as Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square is one of the established hotels in Bangkok’s center for shopping, entertainment, business and leisure. Built almost three decades ago, the hotel is undergoing a renovation at the upper floors and, fortunately, when I stayed at the hotel last month, the lobby was already finished. Gone are the rather dated interior and what you have now is an amazingly chic and stylish, at the same time comfortable lobby interior that is modern and cutting edge.
What I like about the lobby of Novotel Siam is the high ceiling that affords several possibility in its redesign. It has stunning woodwork and innovative design perfect for business and leisure. At the center is a massive pillar with a lighted cladding highlighting a modern pattern. Around this pillar are spaces with furniture where one can relax, eat or drink. Mix and match chairs and seats are comfortable. There are swinging chairs at one area with a long table built with outlets for electronic devices charging.
Marked with a towering springlike woodwork is the Gourmet Bar. This offers 24 hour dining for stay in guests and for those who want to take a break from frenetic Bangkok. During weekend nights, there is live entertainment too. An al fresco area is also available beside the main entrance.
Redesigned front desk and the new Gourmet Bar
The front desk area has also been updated, now dominated with woodwork with splashes of orange accents. Whereas before it was a long front desk typical of older hotels, now, its a series of smaller contsruction that provides a more intimate service.
Beside the gourmet bar and with a lower ceiling is the Meet n’ Work area with semi private workstations and comfortable seats and tables. Since Novotel Siam is a family hotel, the children’s zone is just beside this area complete with screens, game consoles, plush throw pillows and children’s books. A billiard table behind the Gourmet Bar can also be played by adults.
Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square
392/44 Siam Square Soi 6 Rama I Road
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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