This hip hotel is a maze of low pavilions, pools, and courtyards, deftly combining crisp, contemporary lines with Thai objets d’art, Thai silks, and rich tones. Colonnaded corridors surround lotus pools adorned with brick chedis; the terra-cotta friezes and the celadon ceramics all have motifs borrowed from its namesake city. Expansive guestrooms boast fine silk walls, mellow teak furniture, and rustic floor tiles; all have double bathrooms with oversized bathtubs, a separate shower, and toilet. The hotel’s Thai restaurant, Celadon, serves exquisite (if only lightly fiery) fare in a special occasion setting, while the Colonnade is considered the most indulgent brunch spot in the city. Sathorn’s notorious gridlock make the location tough, but public transportation is within walking distance.