Grand Hyatt Erawan
Grand Hyatt Erawan is quintessentially modern Bangkok
: big, busy, and as central as central gets. The hotel is almost its own stop on the Sky Train, and to step outside is to be plunked into one of the most traffic-clogged and active corners of metropolitan Asia. Although the Grand Hyatt is linked to a shopping mall via a sky bridge, the world slows down a touch inside the hotel. The comings and goings of suit-clad men and women and shoppers clutching huge bags creates a soft-edged urban atmosphere. The high-ceilinged, almost colonial-feeling lobby sets up a pleasing contrast with the clean lines, neutral tones, and natural light of the spacious rooms. The hotel is, of course, kitted out with lots of technological perks, such as iPod docks, enhanced work desk lighting, and LCD screen TVs, and the service is attentive.