Hotel Bocage, Hua Hin, Thailand
There’s nothing unusual about hotels having their own restaurants, beaches or boutiques but Hua Hin’s Hotel Bocage, the Louis T Collection’s second Thai property, may be the first to borrow all three by opening atop a mall.
An homage to concrete, the stark, pared-down structure recalls the Andos and Itos of the world but is the work of developer/architect, Akaradej Pantisoontorn.
By outsourcing these needs, the Bocage is left to concentrate on experience. With just six rooms in all, this it delivers in spades. Thanks to Duangrit Bunnag, who also designed the luscious, open-plan Villa Noi down in Phang Nga, guests can enjoy equally stark, pared-down interiors, where beds by Porro, sofas by Living Divani and sculptural sanitary ware by Antonio Lupi lend requisite luxury to the sleek rooms and the cinematic views over the Gulf of Thailand.