W Bangkok, a posh hotel, is a 3 minute-walk from the Chong Nonsi metro rail station and 5 km from Pratunam Market.

The chic rooms feature free snacks and movies, flat-screen TVs and sound systems, plus paid Wi-Fi and city views. The avant-garde suites add living areas, wet-bathrooms and panoramic city or river views; some have sofabeds, marble floors and skylights, plus free-standing bathtubs or Jacuzzis and steam rooms. Room service is available.

Amenities include a modern and a take-away restaurant, a sleek bar and a terrace, plus a poolside bar/lounge and an outdoor pool. There’s also a sundeck, a fitness center and a spa. Parking is free.