Experience world-class sanctuaries in the heart of Thailand’s vibrant capital
With their iconic “service with a smile”, twinkling gold temples, enticing beaches, and acclaimed dishes, Thailand remains a firm favourite among tourists near and far. Amidst the capital city’s beguiling culture and a buzzing metropolitan, though, you'll find decadent sanctuaries to repair to in the heart of Bangkok. In matters of luxury hospitality, leave it to the warm and attentive Thais to provide top-notch experiences, with beautifully-outfitted hotels, holistic facilities and a relaxing atmosphere that makes indulging seem like the most basic thing in the world…
Perched on a 3-acre site by the Chao Praya River, The Siam is an urban luxury resort, distinct for its Art Deco architectural style that’s also infused with Thai antiquity. The Siam features 39 specious suites and pool villas, and a unique Thai House, each decorated with unique, oriental artwork and vintage fixtures, each with a personal butler on hand. A diverse selection of dining at The Siam will tempts guests’ appetite, be it for Thai classics at Chon, home-style comforts at the Deco Bar & Bistro, or delicate small plates and all-day patisserie in the outdoot Café Cha.
Depending on your fancy, relax at the Opium Spa with beauty therapies and massages, train your fitness at a Muay Thai centre, or unwind at the Hammam-inspired Bath House.
As the pioneer luxury hotelier in Thailand for nearly 140 years, you can always count on the Mandarin Oriental to understand and cater to the sophisticated nomad. From its romantic exterior right down to its thoughtfully presented suites, the hotel exudes a classy character that’s known to attracted famous guests who come away, inspired by its nostalgic beauty. Most of its 324 rooms overlook river views, with each spacious unit featuring wide French windows, luxurious baths and fine furnishings of teaks and Thai silks, to complete the Oriental experience. Its 44 suites are roomy and elegant, with expansive master bedrooms and individual living spaces too. Prepare to be spoilt for choice at the pampering Oriental Spa, and followed by a mouthwatering option of nine dining spots.
Named after the capital’s ancient Sukhothai Kingdom, the Sukhothai hotel represents the thriving city; its beauty through magnificent architecture and style, a reflection of its temples preserved in stupa and chedi design elements, and palaces celebrated in the distinct colonnades and natural materials reminisce of the ‘golden age’ aura. Guests are welcomed by the elegant and impeccable, Thai-influenced rooms with lavish bathrooms. Equaling appetising is the dining selection of Thai and international outlets, and to kick back and relax, seek out a variety of treatments and facilities at the Spa Botanica, Health Club and other sports amenities.
Photo credits: The Siam Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok