Checking in: Innside by Melia Bangkok Sukhumvit is On Nut’s chicest city hotel

Checking in: Innside by Melia Bangkok Sukhumvit is On Nut’s chicest city hotel

The Innside scoop


By Natalie Khoo

With Bangkok being just a two-hour flight away from Kuala Lumpur (or shorter if you live in northern Malaysia), it’s no wonder why the Thai capital is such a popular destination for Malaysians. There’s so much to see, taste, shop, and discover in the bustling metropolitan with every visit—no matter how many times you’ve been there. 

While Khao San, Sukhumvit, and Siam are known to be among Bangkok’s most popular districts, On Nut in Upper Sukhumvit remains a bit of a hidden gem with a plethora of charming cafes, shopping centres, and local markets. If you’ve yet to explore this neighbourhood, it’s definitely worth considering for your next trip to Asia’s City of Angels. 

As for where to stay while you’re in On Nut, Innside by Melia Bangkok Sukhumvit is one newly opened hotel worth checking into. Launched in July 2023, the 208-room property is Melia’s latest addition to a collection of unique urban and beach hotels in 14 different countries. Designed for curious minds who lead a fluid lifestyle that blends work and leisure, this city hotel provides guests with the freedom to connect or disconnect with its thoughtful design and well-appointed amenities. 

But there’s more than meets the eye behind its most unique features, so allow me to take you Innside a stay at On Nut’s latest—and probably most stylish—address.


Revel in city views from modern facilities

One of the most striking aspects of Innside by Melia Bangkok Sukhumvit’s design language is how it references some of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks on every public floor. For instance, the gold outlines of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew adorn the lobby and co-working space on the 32nd floor, whilst the kite motifs on the 31st floor mirror those seen flying over the Sanam Luang state park. Towering glass windows and a spiral staircase join these two levels, offering eye-catching views of the city and Sukhumvit road down below. 

Meanwhile, the 33rd floor draws inspiration from Rama VIII Bridge, as portrayed by the black and white mural by the elevators, as well as the angled lines and cabling in the tapas bar (more on this later). Head up to the rooftop on the 34th floor to marvel at the hotel’s piece de resistance—an infinity pool with a glass bottom that’s visible from the bar below. 

Crowning the rooftop is a modern interpretation of the Brahman structure dubbed The Giant Swing. Symbolising good fortune, the structure marks the perfect spot for a photo—especially with Bangkok’s panoramic skyline in the backdrop. There’s also the 24-hour Infit Gym on the same floor for guests to keep up with their active goals and simultaneously bask in the scenic views. 

As you explore the hotel grounds, you’ll notice that the predominant colour throughout the building is the purest white hue. This allows the gold accents around the space to truly shine, while lending a canvas to a mesmerising palette of yellow, orange and red at sunrise. And yes, the sunrise vistas are worth waking up for…


Relax in an all-white sanctuary 

…but fret not, you’re bound to have restful sleep in your accommodation. Speaking of which, white-washed interiors and furniture continue to characterise the hotel rooms, which are divided into eight categories that fall under two umbrellas. The Innside Room is the entry-level accommodation, featuring roughly 20 square feet of space with either a king bed or twin single beds. It’s worth adding that the City View rooms on the upper floors provide even better vantage points of the Thai capital. 

An upgrade to The Townhouse affords more space to unwind thanks to a seperate living room area, as well as a bathtub. All rooms come with work desks and plush DreamMaker mattresses, in addition to complimentary minibar items, organic bathroom amenities, natural cork yoga mats, 50-inch TVs, Wi-Fi, and ample USB chargers. 

Reflecting a city that never sleeps, room service is available 24/7. In terms of sustainability efforts, the hotel upholds a ban on single-use plastic and offers refillable drinking water in recycled glass bottles instead. Additionally, it is committed to using biodegradable takeaway boxes, as well as paper- and plastic-free collaterals in all rooms. 


Dine at local or Spanish bars and restaurants

When it comes to wining and dining, the urban lifestyle hotel has three outlets for guests to indulge in. The aforementioned Spanish tapas bar on the 33rd floor, dubbed Luz Bangkok Tapas Bar, features both a cosy indoor dining area and contemporary outdoor bar overlooking the city. Offering a culinary journey across Spain, the menu spans classic tapas, Spanish wines, beer on tap, cocktails, and signature sangrias. 

The Giant Swing Pool Bar upstairs also serves as an extension of Luz by night, allowing Chef de Cuisine Laia Ferrer to showcase her Barcelona roots through a dynamic variety of local Thai ingredients and Spanish flavours. During the day, the open-air pool bar presents Mediterranean, Thai and international snacks and dishes such as Innside’s Burger alongside imaginative cocktails and invigorating beverages. 

On the other hand, The Kites Eatery is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, offering a breakfast buffet with local and continental dishes. From noon until 11pm, expect an a la carte menu with modern takes on central, northern, north-eastern and southern Thai dishes prepared a la minute using quality ingredients from local farms. Signature orders include the Kites Pad Thai and Kites Satay, to name a few. In addition, the Eatery offers customised lunches and banquets for meetings and events. 


Connect with modern facilities

Aside from the expansive co-working space located next to the check-in lobby, the hotel can also accommodate bespoke social and corporate events on the 30th floor. Here, you’ll find creative meeting rooms and multifunctional areas, including the aptly named Big Ideas Space. All event rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as coffee machines, audiovisual technology, and customisable services for professional or celebratory occasions.  


Overall, Innside by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit is an ideal choice for those looking to explore the outskirts of central Bangkok whilst still having convenient access to public transport (On Nut BTS Skytrain station is just a five-minute walk away). Combined with its contemporary design that creatively reflects the city’s unique landmarks and culture, as well as comfortable accommodation and facilities that afford stunning views, this is easily a place I’d return to for a stay in On Nut. 


Innside by Melia Bangkok Sukhumvit

Address: 1472 Sukhumvit Road, Khwaeng Phra Khanong, Khet Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Contact: +66 2 340 5499

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