A lot of people asked me lately how I always end up shooting from amazing rooftop locations. The answer is quite easy: Because I’m a lucky girl. 😉 This time my friend Brian K. Boeck, a well-known photographer in Bangkok, was invited to be the first to photograph the Skyline from the new rooftop bar and club Vanilla Sky in Sukhumvit Soi 24. When he asked me to join I didn’t hesitate.
We were allowed to enter the building one week before the official opening while the construction was still in progress. I loved getting dirty, wearing rugged clothing and construction helmet, with no need at all for dressing up. Being the first “outside guests” during an ongoing construction was a great experience and gave me a special “VIP” feeling. 😉 The hotel team took fantastic care of us, always worried about our safety & security during the ongoing construction. Of course we followed all rules and regulations and no one got injured.
Vanilla Sky is located on the 35th floor of the Compass SkyView Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 24 next to Emporium Shopping Mall and BTS Phrom Phong. This long, straight road extends from Sukhumvit all the way down to Rama IV and is chocka-block with hotels, apartments and restaurants. Thanks to the large volume of apartment buildings down here, and the proximity to Bangkok’s central business district, Soi 24 is a very popular road with expats and professional Thais.
The 360 degree view is amazing, it’s the perfect location to enjoy one of those great sunsets in Bangkok or to dream away while watching the vibrant city coming to life. Way above the city serenity can be found. Forget above the traffic, the markets, the food carts, the noise and the madness and just enjoy the view.
Vanilla Sky is now officially open. I know some of you may ask if Bangkok needs another rooftop bar. My answer: Yes! How many cities in the world can pretend to have more rooftop bars than Bangkok? None I know of. Of course it’s important to stand out from the crowd, and with 360 degree views of the city as well as a birds eye view of the vibrant streets below, Vanilla Sky surely does.
Its operating hours are daily between 17:00 hrs and 2:00 hrs and it accommodates between 100 and 200 people. The club hosts amazing parties with guest DJs from around Asia. Aside from being a venue for big music events, this space is also available for private functions such as post-wedding and birthday parties.
Photo Credit: @bkbnbkk
I ended up having a drink at this Rooftop Bar twice within the last week and it really surprised me. It’s charming, providing all the ingredients needed for a great Bangkok rooftop experience. An evening here is affordable and the 360 degree terrace faces the sunset, with a fantastic perspective over the city. And it’s located within walking distance to my condo. I’m pretty sure you’ll meet me here quite often.
Here’s a short clip made with my GoPro. Sorry for the bad quality, I know I need to improve my video skills soon. 😉