The Vibe: Steam punk.
The Area: Located on a quiet, residential “sois” off Bangkok’s busy Sukhumvit Road.
The DNA: Premnon Lerdporncharoen of Thai steel manufacturer Oneput saw a golden opportunity when he came across an empty eight-story building near Thong Lo BTS station, now the IR-ON Hotel. “The building was initially constructed to be an apartment complex, and it was sold without a façade or furnishings. The entire façade was repurposed with wrought iron screens typically found in Thai homes and other low-rise structures. Although seemingly random, together the screens offer a skin of privacy for the guestrooms with more transparency for the public areas. Some feature decorative grills with geometric or floral motifs, and all are in various stages of wear, giving a mottled, rusty patina to the otherwise nondescript building.
Suite-Me-Up: In the sexy guest rooms, white walls and stone surfaces are offset by suspended black grills, which create unique shadows. They come with open plan shower rooms (some with tub), king size or twin beds, a flat-screen TV and a safe. The suite has a rooftop garden.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 22 rooms, 1 suite (20-70m2) (215-753 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2017 • architecture & interior design: Hypothesis, Jenwit Tang (façade) ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk