Grand Millennium Sukhumvit

Update: The Grand Millennium Sukhumvit has been rebranded to the Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit as of August 2015.

 

Prologue

Bangkok is a city with no lack of hotels, ranging from boutique offerings to business properties managed by multinational chains. The 5-star, 325-room Grand Millennium Sukhumvit remains a relatively new player in the market, having opened in 2007. We visit the sail-shaped hotel flying the flag for Millennium Hotels & Resorts.

 

Location / Accessibility

The hotel enjoys an eviable location near Bangkok’s main shopping and entertainment districts. Situated off the main throughfare of Sukhumvit Road near the intersection with Asoke Road, it enjoys some respite from the city’s notorious traffic congestion.

 

2 of Bangkok’s public transit systems, the BTS Skytrain and Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT), have stations adjacent to the hotel that provide easy access to other parts of the city. It took us only 30 minutes to reach the hotel from Suvarnabhumi International Airport via the Airport Rail Link and a quick taxi ride from the Makkasan City Air Terminal.

 

Arrival Experience

Brown, copper and shades of gold adorn the spacious lobby, where the decor is contemporary with a hint of Thai accents. Walking in, the massive front desk is located to the right, while a sofa and lounger lay ahead for weary guests to rest or wait. Check-in was efficient and we were soon on our way to the room.

 

Guestrooms

      

We had booked a Deluxe Room with twin beds, which were firm and supportive. The guestroom was fairly spacious and top marks to the housekeeping staff for maintaining a high level of cleanliness each day. A chaise lounger by the side was perfect for watching television or reading, while the desk was of a good size with decent task lighting.

  

The spacious, semi-enclosed bathroom was brightly-lit and cleverly divided into distinct areas centered around the vanity and large mirror. Water pressure of the rainforest shower was good and the hotel provided top quality bath amenities.

  

A wall-mounted LCD television and high-speed internet access offers in-room entertainment. Business travellers will appreciate the desk-level power outlets and a thoughtful stationary box. The minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities were also of a good variety and topped-up daily.

 

Dining

We had breakfast at the all-day dining restaurant, Atelier. The buffet spread was extensive and included Chinese, Japanese and local dishes in addition to traditional favorites. Made-to-order eggs at the live cooking station were perfectly done and a highlight every morning together with the smoothie station.

 

Facilities

Recreational facilities include an outdoor lap pool and sundeck, with a fitness center well-equipped with cardio and weight training machines. A modern spa offers holistic massages and therapeutic treatments for guests, while the unique golf putting green atop the parking garage was a nice touch.

 

Service / Staff

All of the staff we encountered during our stay were extremely friendly and professional. Special mention to the concierges, who were knowledgeable and provided good local information and advice.

 

Verdict

The Grand Millennium Sukhumvit provides excellent value for money for the business and leisure traveller. Both the hard and soft products are comparable with higher-priced competitors and the hotel’s location is hard to beat.

 

Grand Millennium Sukhumvit

30 Sukhumvit Soi 21 (Asoke) Road

Klongtoey Nua, Wattana,

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

+66 2 204 4000

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