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Marriott’s Madi Paidi Autograph Collection property in Bangkok (newest Marriott in Bangkok)


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Having only opened its doors in September 2023, the Madi Paidi Bangkok is Marriott’s newest property in Thailand’s capital and it’s the first Autograph Collection property in the country. As TFM was in the hotel’s neighborhood taking a look the new InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit, we decided to drop by the property to see what is has to offer.

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Location

The Madi Paidi Bangkok is in Bangkok’s Thonglor district but unlike a lot of the other hotels in the area, this one sits within a residential part of Thonglor (next to the home of a former Prime Minister of Thailand), and that gives the property a more local feel that you get from a lot of other hotels around here.

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The Madi Paidi is just a 5-minutes walk from the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit and a 10-minute walk from the new InterContinental, so it sits in good company.

The closest BTS station to the hotel is Thong Lo, so if you’re arriving from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) and want to use public transport, take the Bangkok Airport Rail Link to Phaya Thai station (the end of the line) and then change to the BTS rail service (you’ll need to get a separate ticket for this) heading for Kheha.

Thong Lo station is 8 stops away from Phaya Thai on the Kheha line, and the Madi Paidi Bangkok is a 3-minute walk from Thong Lo station.

General

Autograph Collection properties are, generally speaking, properties with a more independent and boutique vibe than most other Marriott properties and the Madi Paidi is no different.

While a lot of the hotels in the area occupy buildings that reach for the skies, the Madi Paidi sits in a converted apartment building that’s only a few stories high.

a building with plants on the side

Inside, the property has a cosy feel to it, with the lobby and check-in area sharing the ground floor with the hotel’s bar and restaurant – Ekkaluck.

a room with a couch and chairs

a bar with people standing behind it a table and chairs in a restaurant a bar with chairs and a shelf of liquor a long table with chairs and plates

On the higher floors, the designers have chosen a decor which showcases Thai hospitality, with walls that when viewed from one direction show a traditional Thai greeting (welcoming guests to their rooms) …

a hallway with a black and white patterned carpet

… and when viewed from the other (departing) direction, show a traditional Thai farewell.

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The rooms

The Madi Paidi has just 56 rooms and these have been divided into 3 color codes that help define the character of each room.

  • 33 Yellow (Topaz) rooms which are a mixture of ‘Superior/Deluxe King’ rooms and ‘Superior/Deluxe Double’ rooms.
  • 16 Blue (Sapphire) rooms which are mostly ‘Premium King’ rooms.
  • 7 Green (Emerald) rooms which are a mix of Junior and 1-bed suites.

We were fortunate enough to see a Sapphire Premium King room and the property’s top (Green/Emerald) suite – a 1-bed suite which differs from the other 1-bed suites by having a double height ceiling in places.

Blue/Sapphire Premium King room

As soon as you walk into the room, the ‘sapphire’ colored decor is obvious with the wall behind the bed and the furniture upholstery all featuring blue quite heavily.

a bed in a room a bed with white sheets and a brown leather headboard

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a tv on the wall

The blue theme continues into the well-appointed modern bathroom complete with tub and separate shower …

a bathtub and bathrobe in a bathroom a bathtub in a bathroom a bathroom with a sink and mirror a bathroom with a toilet and shower a shower with a shower head

… and the dedication to the theme is such that even the the belts on the bathrobes, the glasses in the bathroom, the accents on the towels, and even the bars of soap are all colored blue.

a bathroom tray with a towel and bottles a blue soap on a white counter

You can’t have a coffee or open the closet door without a reminder of the room’s theme.

a coffee machine and cups on a table a white robe on swingers in a closet

Just about the only things without a hint of blue on them are the toiletries.

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Somehow, this all works.

Usually, I’m not a fan of color-coordinated rooms (the delft-style decor at the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam nearly drove me mad!), but the decor here doesn’t feel over the top, and the color seems to bring things together rather than make things feel ostentatious. I have to admit that I actually like it.

Another thing that I like is that someone has put some thought into making these rooms as tech friendly as possible.

The room comes equipped with universal power outlets as well as USB-A and USB-C ports, and all are well placed for either the room’s table and chairs or for either side of the bed.

a close up of a bed

Lastly, I should mention the view from this room which should help show what I mean when I say that the property sits in a residential area.

a city with trees and buildings

There are a few high-rise buildings in the distance, but all the surrounding buildings are comparatively low-rise.

Green/Emerald Madi Paidi suite

As I mentioned earlier, this is the hotel’s top-level suite, it is as green as the Premium King room is blue and it covers approximately 600sqft/56sqm.

The suite’s sitting area can feel a little narrow …

a room with a chair and a television

a room with a couch and a table

a living room with a television and couches

a room with a television and a table

… but any worries that the suite is going to feel small disappear when you walk into the sleeping area.

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a bed with white sheets and a lamp

There’s no shortage of space here and the feeling of space extends into the suite’s bathroom.

a bathroom with a bathtub and a mirror a bathroom with a large mirror and sink a bathtub in a bathroom

This may ‘only’ be an Autograph Collection property, but the finishes in the rooms (and especially the bathrooms) look very high end.

Once again, the color theme spreads throughout the room, with the shower …

a shower head in a bathroom

… the bathrobe, …

a white robe with a green belt

… the glasses, …

a tray with towels and bottles on it

… the soap, …

a bottle of water and a soap dish on a marble counter

… the coffee cups, …

a counter with a variety of coffee cups and saucers

… and the closets, all featuring the color green.

a counter with a variety of coffee cups and saucers

As was the case with the Blue Premium room, this suite is not short of power options for guests needing to charge their devices.

The table and chairs in the sitting area have access to universal power outlets as well as access to to USB-A and USB-C ports …

a table with chairs and a tray on it a wall outlet with a charger plugged into it

…and both sides of the bed have good access to power as well.

a phone on a table

The amenities

Apart from the restaurant, the property’s two main amenities are its pool and its fitness centre.

The pool isn’t particularly large but feels like a relaxing place to spend some time.

a pool with chairs and umbrellas by a building a pool with chairs and trees a group of chairs and umbrellas on a rooftop And the adjacent fitness area is well equipped, and thanks to its glass walls, it offers a very light environment in which to work out.

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This was something that impressed me quite a bit because having visited dozens of large hotels (ones with 20+ floors) with fitness areas that have no natural light at all (the InterContinental O2 that I reviewed a few days ago is a good example of one such property), it was nice to see that the designers of this comparatively small, 56-room, 5-storey hotel cared enough to create a space where guests are likely to feel encouraged to work out.

The designers and developers deserve a pat on the back for creating a nice space in which to work out rather than locating the fitness equipment in the basement and squeezing in one or two more rooms on the top floor.

Bottom line

I didn’t know what to expect when I walked up to the doors of the Madi Paidi Bangkok, and I came away thinking that this could be a very nice place to relax and unwind while staying within easy reach of the hustle and bustle that Bangkok is so well known for.

The main thoroughfare on which the Bangkok Marriott Sukhumvit and the InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit are located is just a 3-minute walk away, and yet the area in which the Madi Paidi sits feels completely different.

It feels quiet and serene and those aren’t two words that are often used to describe Bangkok.

Clearly, I can’t pass judgement on the property without having stayed a night, but if I was looking for a boutique-style hotel in Bangkok that would give me easy access to the chaos of the city while also giving me a place to escape and unwind, I’d be happy to give the Madi Paidi Bangkok a try.

Link to Marriott’s Madi Paidi Bangkok page

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Having been to Bangkok twice this month and having just visited the Courtyard Marriott BKK, my understanding was that the Courtyard Marriott BKK — with a free airport shuttle — is the newest Marriott in Bangkok.

    • Ok, technically that’s correct. But calling BKK ‘Bangkok’ is like calling LHR ‘London’ so I’m comfortable calling the Madi Paidi Bangkok’s newest Marriott 🙂

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