Sitting atop of hipper-than-hip Seenspace, a mixed-use mall where cool Thais come for eating and drinking, the 2017-opened Hotel Bocage is a welcome contrast to the town’s frangipani-laden beach resorts. Designed by one of Thailand’s most lauded architects, Duangrit Bunnag, the space is starkly contemporary with open floorplans and a crisp industrial color scheme of whites, blacks, and grays. Guestrooms are a sprawling 42- to 75-square-meters (452- to 807-square-feet), but seem even larger as floor-to-ceiling windows open to private terraces overlooking the sea. Luxurious Italian brands outfit the room, from the bed frames to lounge sofas and free-standing tubs. The only bummer: the hotel’s swimming pool is shared with mall goers and can get very crowded.