As sprawling and glamorous as a luxury home, Bangkok’s newest rooftop bar, Spectrum Lounge and Bar, opened its doors last week as a sparkling new gem in the crown of Bangkok’s top-shelf night spots.
Spread over three levels the journey begins on the 29th floor. Handcrafted basket-weave doors lead into a plush gathering space with marble floors and an open kitchen, surrounded by earthy wooden walls. The Thai influence comes through with a scene of the Chao Phraya River decorating one wall and backlit panels with local patterns shedding light over the space. An intimate study room with a shared table features a flat screen TV for presentations, and at night it metamorphoses into a private dining facility with a floor-to-ceiling outlook on the city’s skyline.
The spacious living room entices guests to linger with deep, cushioned chairs and wooden tables spread out over a velvety blue carpet. Above intricate Thai patterns etched into gold panels are an ode to the iconic gold Thai Buddha’s hand. The nearby indoor bar creates an edgier vibe with a sleek, black marble countertop.
Sliding doors allow each room to be separated from the others or all can stay open in order to create a more flowing space. Like the hotel itself, the sum of all Spectrum’s parts evokes a cozy, residential atmosphere.
A spacious alfresco terrace spans level 30 and 31, the eclectic area features a large open deck with seats for two and alcoves framed by verdant trees with huge daybeds and private tables. There are pops of lime green in the seats, as well as more nautical-themed chairs and tables, and seating for more intimate conversations.
A selection of premium tapas such as smoked Scottish salmon & Russian caviar atop bagels, wagyu beef sliders, and crispy soft shell crab with tamarind sauce on a taro fritter, are available at the lounge & bar. Craft cocktails, wine, and a comprehensive beer selection make up the drink menu with concoctions such as Mad Mango, chili-infused vodka, mango puree, spicy mango, elderflower, lime, chili and salt; and Giant Pandan, a blend of vodka, Midori, grapefruit juice, pandan (a common plant in Southeast Asia), lime, egg white & bitters.
With a total space of 280 square meters (over 3,000 square feet) Spectrum can host 80 guests for indoor gatherings and 295 people when utilizing the indoor and outdoor spaces.