Hotels rarely succeed at offering an all-encompassing experience: guests see the property as just a place to lay their head at night before heading off to explore the city, the local sounds, smells, and sights. The hotel is just a hotel – nothing more, nothing less. The Modena by Fraser aims to change that. The hotel’s exterior reflects the city surrounding it and, without much fanfare, the design philosophy. Every facet, from the décor to the ingredients used by the kitchen staff, was sourced locally.

The Modena by Fraser, rather than being merely in the city, is of the city. It is not just a hotel. I enjoyed my stay at the Modena by Fraser not because I was impressed by the excellence of the décor, of the staff, or even of the room itself. No, I was impressed because everything blended so seamlessly into the city around it, yet stood apart. Whether you’re staying for a short time or you plan to make this your base for the long-term, I give you one word of warning: you may not want to ever leave your hotel room.

General Bits

Type – Hotel
Style & Design – Modern & Minimal
Year opened – 2017
Numbers of Room – 238 Rooms
Pets – No Pets
Traveliko Lifestyle Search – Business

What We Love

♥ The décor. Khun Ploenchan ‘Mook’ Vinyaratn drew inspiration from the people and places around the hotel to create her pieces “Took a Tuk-Tuk” and “Fresh Market”. Art pieces from the “Propaganda” design team playoff the minimal décor of the rooms. The Modena connects itself to the city by constantly developing a relationship with the Khlong Toei Market and drawing inspiration from it. Each of its rooms has artwork inspired by the market to connect guests not only to their work but the amazing city they are visiting.

♥ The Bistro @ M. The chef’s ethos is “simple but amazing” and everything, even the breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, lives up to this idea. His a la carte menu, which recreates the classic dishes of your childhood, will almost make you forget grandma’s cooking.

♥ As part of your welcome, each room is equipped with a yoga mat and a stress relief kit. The stress relief kit has a stress ball and a sleeping mask to ensure that you feel relaxed so that you get the best rest possible

♥ In the lobby, there are complimentary drinks: water and old-fashioned juice sourced from the local fresh market. Have a drink while using the business center in the lobby. If you want to go a little further, visit the fresh market and sit with the old men who drink this juice every day!

♥ The herb garden. There is a little herb garden just outside the entrance to the lobby that the chef uses to source his ingredients whenever possible. They even separated the hungry mint from the other plants! Now that’s dedication.

What You Should Know

• The Modena by Fraser has a meeting room that can be converted into three different configurations for your next conference, business meeting or training seminar.

• There is a well-equipped gym on the fifteenth floor for your use when you’re not working hard in the café downstairs.

• The Fraser is an excellent property for people who are far away from home on business. Stay here for a while, bring your family, the Modena by Fraser can accommodate you.

My Room Number…

Room 1519 – The Studio Premier has a functional workspace overlooking Rama IV, a major artery of Bangkok and a picturesque view of a constantly-evolving city. There is a kitchenette with a stovetop, a microwave oven and, something often overlooked in other properties, 3 separate trash cans: one for garbage, a second for compostables, and a third for recyclables. The bathroom is incredible, not only is there a shower but an actual bathtub where you can stretch out your legs if you want to enjoy a good soak. In addition to these wonderful things, I had a balcony protected from the sunlight by the canopy of a tree growing one floor below me.

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