In a city dominated by either mega hotels or budget guesthouses, last night Vikram Chatwal’s Dream Hotel (Sukhumvit 15) joined Bangkok’s short list of boutique hotels (e.g., The Davis, Eugenia, Reflections).

Vikram Chatwal’s famous “Hautel Couture” brand only operates in a few cities worldwide. The only other Dream Hotel is in New York, and the fact that Chatwal chose Bangkok as his next destination is another sign the city may be moving up from the B-list as a world-class destination.

Like the Dream Hotel in NY, this one dons decadent rooms with a fetish theme, which was particularly apparent at the opening party where showrooms were strewn with models half naked or tied up. (Incidentally, it is also where Tata Young shot her latest controversial music video El Nin Yo)

Small yet luxurious rooms start at 129USD during the promotion.

7 Comments so far

  1. Daniel (unregistered) on August 29th, 2006 @ 8:02 pm

    What was annoying was that I had been invited to visit the place and was met by a chimp in a suit stating that unless you turned up at 7pm, you couldnt get in.

    Did you goto the launch Mike?

  2. aurix (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 1:24 am

    are you serious about tata young’s latest video? cos it looks like it was shot in some motel.

  3. Mike (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 2:24 am

    Yes and yes!

    That is strange they stopped letting people into the launch party.

    Actually, the Tata Young video was the first peak inside the hotel before it opened.

  4. Viewer (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 4:34 am

    U know vikram Chatwal’s weeding with Priya Sachdev is one of the mostalked abt weddings so much so that discovery channel made a whole documetnry on it called “The Great Indian Weding “

  5. Daniel (unregistered) on August 30th, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

    Mike, i think the guy at the door was on the usual ego trip and decided that no-one was coming in late.

    I was hoping to see what it’s like as a possible location for future shoots, but doesn’t look like that will happen now

  6. gnarlykitty (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 11:54 pm

    That “El Nin Yo” video was shot there? Oh my god I thought it was shot in one of those sleazy “curtained” motels..

  7. Aum (unregistered) on September 11th, 2006 @ 2:34 am

    Anyone actually STAYED or ATE and PAID for it at the Dream Bangkok?

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