Stunning Bangkok design hotel the Mustang Blu

We think it might be challenging to find a more photogenic, Instagram friendly hotel than this excellent Bangkok design hotel, The Mustang Blu.

Chinatown has seen something of a renaissance in the last 5 to 10 years, with galleries, bars and boutique hotels all emerging from the characterful Chinese shophouses that line the narrow roads around this old part of Bangkok. It is a world away from the malls and glass offices of Sukhumvit and Silom. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Chinatown you’ll find the Mustang Blu.

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Steeped in history the hotel is a love story created to honour it’s past. The hotel designed by Ananda Chalardcharoen was initially built in the late 1800s and served as a bank, a hospital and finally a massage parlour.

The Mustang Blu building as a hospital in 1930

Bangkok Design Hotel The Mustang Blu

The building in that time had gone through a series of changes, partition walls added, suspended ceilings installed, the building had lost the openness of the original design.

However, in just five months, Ananda Chalardcharoen the designer, owner and creative head of the Mustang group of hotels, completely stripped back the building to its original open form and began its renovation.

The new ten-room hotel has design nods to her first hotel, the Mustang Nero, which Chalardcharoen renovated from an old industrial building in the Phrakanong area of Bangkok. Exposed concrete, original flooring, well-positioned antiques, and plants give life to a minimalistic industrial aesthetic. Design and interior architecture that embraces history and brings it forward to modern contemporary aesthetics.

The hotel has two room types, each with their a freestanding bathtub in the room. Rooms look out over the bustling streets of Chinatown and make it a perfect base to explore this part of Bangkok

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The Mustang Blu is not the only hotel in Bangkok that’s thoughtfully designed. Check out our choice of design hotels in Bangkok

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