As far as luxury city hotels go, the new St. Regis Bangkok is as good as they get. This ideal world features superlative recreational facilities (including an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and the first Elemis Spa in Southeast Asia), as well as up-to-the-minute business facilities and gadgetry (1,515 square metres of flexible meeting space). Most impressive of all, every room category comes with its own on-call butler. The 176 guest rooms and 51 suites range from 45 to 250 sq m, and all come equipped with DVD players, LCD televisions, a multimedia hub, Wi-Fi internet and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring stunning Bangkok to life.
But back to the butlers. The democratic "every category" aspect of the service is probably unique to Bangkok - if not the first in the region. Some of the services that "Jeeves" will carry out include packing and unpacking, garment pressing, beverage service and even bathtub preparation. If, amid this wonderfulness, you make the decision to leave your room, a collection of fine dining outlets serving multifarious cuisines from all over the world await, such as Japanese at Zuma (imported from London and Hong Kong), Italian at JoJo, and international at Viu.