‘SATHORN’ THE CROWN JEWELS OF BANGKOK
Any veteran visitor to Bangkok would know Sathorn as the Manhattan of Bangkok – the crown jewel of all central Bangkok districts that hosts buildings of global corporate and financial conglomerates, luxury hotels and glittering residential skyscrapers.
Being the prime investment hub in Bangkok, Sathorn always remains well-groomed with new property added to the skyline along the street of the same name every other few years.
This major district of Bangkok is fed by North Sathorn and South Sathorn roads, two 4-lane thoroughfares separated by the small flowery line of Sathorn canal, which stretch from Lumpini Park to the Chao Praya River linking commuters between city and Thonburi district.
••••••••Over a hundred and fifty years ago, the first commercial zone in Bangkok was ‘Charoen Krung Rd’. Running parallel to the Chao Praya River, the route was constructed by order of King Rama IV in 1861. This road was initially called ‘The New Road’ and then officially named as ‘Charoen Krung’ with the meaning of “Road of the Prosperous City”. Numbers of century-old shops still line the road, testament to its glory in the classic trade era.
••••••••Years passed, and the beat of the city shifted to Si Praya and Surawong roads as several Thai & multi-national head offices were established in Bangkok. During that period, a large area south of Surawong Rd. was subdivided and granted to royal heirs, noblemen, and foreign diplomats. Silom Rd. and Sathorn Rd. were built for these new subdivisions and several decades later the business zone has passed to Silom and finally Sathorn.
••••••••A large land area was portioned out to Sathorn. Several plots on South Sathorn Rd. and its alleys are being occupied by embassies from countries such as Australia, Denmark, Germany, and Malaysia. After decades of land usage, some of the embassies have been relocated or redesigned. Extra land plots are available for new projects development.
••••••••Sathorn was claimed as one of the most exclusive areas for living in Bangkok. Two existing mass rapid transit routes, the BTS and MRT, run across this major financial district. The BTS sky train (Green Line) runs partly parallel with Sathorn Road while the MRT Underground train (Blue Line) runs along Rama IV Road. With a future plan to add a Grey Line monorail to the area, Sathorn will be intersected with the existing MRT on Rama IV road and linked to Watcharapol and ThaPhra via the Rama IX Bridge.
••••••••Known as Bangkok’s major Central Business District (CBD), Sathorn has been performed as the heart and home for leading Thai and international financial institutions, legal firms, insurance companies and other large corporations. Almost all leasable spaces in Sathorn, such as Q House Lumpini, Asia Center, Bangkok City Tower, Sathorn Square, and AIA Sathorn have been classified as grade A office buildings. These premium towers accommodate several multi-national head offices including PwC, Standard Charter, Prudential, AIA, CIMB, and Line.
••••••••Luxury hotels in Sathorn district provide excellent amenities not only to business people but also affluent tourists who enjoy the ultimate pampering with 5-star services.
••••••••In Bangkok, high-end hotels like Accor’s Sofitel and the Starwood W Hotel are recognized as trendy & chic 4-5 star hotels targeting young business people.
••••••••If you are looking for an escape that offers an exclusive resort-living sensation, an oasis retreat among bustling skyscrapers, we recommend ‘The Sukhothai Bangkok’, a luxurious 5-star Thai-style hotel located on the main section of Sathorn Rd., serves both top tier business travelers and exclusive tourists. Surrounding by an urban forest sanctuary, serene lotus ponds and a spacious courtyard. The sophisticated modern Thai architectural design and excellent service amenities will take you on a journey to utmost wellness and balance.
••••••••Secretly hidden in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s busy streets and towering skyscrapers on the dynamic Sathorn Rd., The Sukhothai Residences offers an uncompromising and elegant way of living amidst the lush green area of low-rise embassies with a touch of 5-star hotel service amenities. The Sukhothai Residences, located a step away from The Sukhothai Hotel, is the one & only freehold super luxury residence in an extravagant condominium compound on Sathorn road. Situated in the heart of Bangkok, The Sukhothai Residences provides unique, warm hospitality with the premium property management services, with 24/7 concierge service and an exclusive gourmet delivery service directly from The Sukhothai Bangkok.
••••••••This 41-storey branded condominium, with a total of 195 units (8 penthouses and 187 typical units), was designed by two internationally renowned architects, Kerry Hill and Ed Tuttle who designed The Sukhothai Bangkok 25 years ago. Their impressive portfolio in Asia includes the Anantara Hotel, The Chedi (Chiangmai), and The Sentosa Resort and Spa (Singapore). The Sukhothai Residences was developed by HKR International Limited (HKRI), a well-known property developer from Hong Kong that entered the Stock Exchange in the late 1980s. In 1989, the company was restructured and established as HKRI with a flagship development in Hong Kong known as Discovery Bay. HKRI continues its legacy of inspiring landmarks with ongoing projects in key cities throughout Asia.
••••••••Having visited many high-end residences, REALIST was delighted to receive an invitation to experience The Sukhothai Residences’ actual units. We discovered that this is the best ‘ready to move in’ super luxury condominium in Bangkok for a variety of alluring reasons: its prime location, lush green surrounding, serene hotel ambience, exclusive facilities and of course sophisticated design that perfectly blends contemporary Thai culture with modern architectural aesthetics. The Sukhothai Residences is truly a super luxury urban home.
••••••••The tower footprint takes up only about 20% of the area while over 60% is landscape and open recreational space, with a 100-meter pool (50-meter lap), Sunbathing deck, Poolside juice bar, Floating Pavilion, and Tennis court. Other indoor facilities include a Gymnasium, Nim Marn Lounge, Children’s Playroom and 3-level basement parking. Each unit comes with a private lift and high quality fittings such as Poggenpohl kitchen cabinets and Gaggenau electrical appliances.
••••••••Due to a strong competitiveness and rising value of the Bangkok high-end condominium market compared with neighboring countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore, we strongly believe that The Sukhothai Residences is worthwhile for exclusive living, short term holidays, or long term investment.
••••••••Three-bedroom ‘house-like’ fully furnished private duplex unit is available. The unit has a spacious living area connected to a pantry and a large balcony that receives a stunning panoramic view of the city; and with a well-designed service zone, maids can access rooms from a separate entrance. Looking at the upper floor, a finely-decorated master bedroom and a master bathroom have been delicately placed to offer a door-to-door bathtub with his&her washbasins. Two stylish bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are also featured on this floor.
••••••••For whom looking for residence in this area, Sathorn is the financial district which reflects the dynamic and vibrant lifestyle at the heart of Bangkok. A home to numbers of leading Thai & multi-national offices, embassies, 5-stars hotels and a bustling transit network of both the BTS, MRT and the future Grey line, Sathorn is truly an enviable district unrivalled by any other places in Bangkok.
••••••••With our experience in reviewing Bangkok real estate market, we could sincerely say that The Sukhothai Residences is one of the best ready-to-move-in super luxury condominiums in Thailand. These thousand words can only partially define this extravagant property so if you are looking for a super fine condominium in Bangkok either for your luxurious living or long-term investment collection, come and experience one-of-a-kind project by yourself. Call +66 2344 2888 to make an appointment for private viewing, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sukhothairesidences.com/?code=RLB