Como Shambhala: Bangkok’s Most Luxury Progressive Hotels
Como Metropolitan Bangkok looks set to reclaim its insider reputation for attracting the world’s creative and fashion crowds. The property comes fresh from its 12-month refurbishment that saw 169 of its rooms transformed with jet-black wood interiors and updated punchy artworks. Room amenities have also been taken up several notches. These include rainforest showers, smart televisions and wireless Bose Sound Touch music systems for party tunes before hitting the town for the night. While the mixologists at Met Bar continue to serve worthy cocktails, it’s at Como Shambhala Urban Escape that guests can unwind and unravel muscle knots and kinks with the spa’s popular massage by therapists selected for their expertise and intuitive personalities.
Those more actively inclined can sign up for a one-on-one session with a yoga teacher by the hotel s pool or in Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s green lung. In the mornings, at Glow, the hotel’s signature healthful breakfast is served with items from the Como Shambhala cookbook, including egg white frittata, zesty salads and a selection of juice blends that changes daily. Foodies will be appreciative of the award-winning Nahm, internationally for its exacting and celebrated Thai cuisine with dishes like scallops in red curry, Wagyu panang curry and the perennial crowd-pleaser, blue swimmer crab in turmeric and coconut curry.