The origin of the Cabochon Hotel has become the stuff of legends.
For those who know the building it’s hard to believe that it was built as recently as 2012.
It was around that time that the celebrated interior designer Eugene Yeh resolved to open a small boutique hotel in Bangkok
that was different from all the rest. Compelled by his passion to create a distinctive and personalised hotel experience
he began searching for the perfect piece of land in the heart of Bangkok; a special site where he could build his ideal hotel.
After a long search he ultimately found the right location discretely hidden at the end of the small but tranquil Sukhumvit Soi 45
off the fashionable Sukhumvit road. With his nostalgia for the sophistication of Shanghai in the 1920’s
and a lifelong adoration for the architectural legacy of the colonies of Indochina,
Eugene designed The Cabochon (which means a polished gem) from the ground up to recreate an authentic colonial building
that embodied all the romance and heritage of this bygone era in the Orient.
Fortunately over the years he had amassed many beautiful reclaimed architectural features
like old windows, French doors, antique wooden panels and vintage furnishings.
These cherished pieces form the core architectural order of the Cabochon’s timeless aesthetic.
Although a new building it feels totally original as the hotel embodies the period features and elegance of yesteryear.
As one guests remarked, ‘it feels so genuine that at anytime you expect to see Noel Coward sitting in the bar
or discover that Somerset Maugham once stayed here’.
Today the iconic ivory coloured, four-story building distinguished by its beautiful proportions and details
such as its shady verandas supported by classical columns and enclosed by ornamental balustrades,
offers guests an exceptional choice of stylish studios and suites.
Characteristic French doors open to overhanging balconies that overlook the inner palm fringed courtyard
while the tranquil interiors are decorated with both period pieces and contemporary classics.
Now well established on the Bangkok scene The Cabochon Hotel has become a byword
for gracious living epitomising a long forgotten way of life which is still valued amongst discerning global travellers
who seek understated luxury – yet it offers all the modern day comforts and amenities that guests require in the 21st Century.
“This is a timeless hotel, full of integrity and style, that delivers a rare feeling of being in your own personal space.”
Harpers Bazaar Magazine