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Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. From it's colorful street culture and vibrant night life, healing therapies to sacred temples and shrines, this eclectic city is a kaleidoscope of magic and wonder. Eating Thai in Thailand is a truly adventurous experience with diverse flavours that etch a new appreciation for this special cuisine.

But what truly sets Thailand apart is it's unique blend of seemingly opposite elements, where hi-tech buildings overlook ancient wicker homes, and sacred temples share square footage with futuristic skyscrapers and unchecked Epicurean pleasures.

Must-see attractions include the Wat Pho Temple with it's iconic reclining Buddha statue, the sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple, as well as the quaint local markets and Sukhumvit night life exploration. It's a melting-pot of prime UHNI indulgence, and what better way to explore a city rich in life and culture, than from a lush and comfortable abode that provides central access to everything from a sequestered atmosphere. Here's our list of favourite hotels that have been welcoming travellers to this eclectic stretch of land and sea for many a year.

# 1

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The MO is a timeless classic that continues to serve up unapologetic luxury alongside unparalleled comfort. Set on the river banks to savour views of this remarkable location, the rooms are expertly decorated with elaborate Thai furnishings and modern touches, with large bathrooms, walk-in showers, and hi-tech amenities. Nearby attractions to the hotels include the Chao Phraya River, the famed Skytrain, Grand Palace and is within minutes from the nearest ferry stop.

The hotel offers an abundance of dining options, including fine French cuisine at Le Normandie, Lord Jim's seafood delights, while genuine Chinese can be enjoyed at the China House, and you simply can't beat Sala Rim Naam's authentic Thai food and entertainment. The Riverside Terrace is the BBQ hotspot of choice, while international dining is at The Verrandah and dandy Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed at the Author's Lounge. Other dining options include the Italian eatery, Ciao Terrazza, the pastry-lovers Mandarin Oriental Shops and two exclusive bars, namely the Bamboo cocktail bar and the refined Cigar Lounge.

A stay at the MO would be incomplete without a visit to their spa, where you can enjoy one of forty unique therapies from 15 sprawling treatment rooms. There's also a fitness centre that offers private training and yoga sessions, as well as an outdoor tennis court, a functional training room, a multi-sports court and an outdoor jogging track.

Other amenities at the hotel include meeting rooms, the opulent Royal ballroom, a cooking school, a boutique curio store, free WiFi, breakfast, parking and a private butler service.

# 2

The Siam

The Siam is a bespoke Art Deco edifice with 19th century art-decked walls, dark wooden furniture, high ceilings, and luxurious ceiling fans. The plush and spacious rooms come with well-appointed furniture, original antiques, luxury amenities and super sized everything from TVs to bathtubs, walk-in showers and King sized beds. Each suite is designed according to a unique theme and specifications, drawing inspiration from Thai history and artwork.

The hotel has it's own private pier from which to board a barge that'll take you on a river escapade, while private concierge can accompany you on a day trip to the city where you can explore street culture and nearby attractions.

One of it's proudest amenities is the impressive Opium spa which offers invigorating Sodashi therapies to bring balance and well being to body, mind and spirit; while specially designed therapies are available for kids and teens too A fully equipped gym is complete with personal fitness trainers, yoga instructors and sessions, as well as a full-service hair and nail salon where you can even get a signature 'sak yant' Thai tattoo. There's also a 23 metre pool and luxury spa products to enjoy.

Dining options include the river-facing Chon Restaurant which serves classic Thai cuisine, the artfully decorated Deco Bar and Bistro and the Cafe Cha patisserie- a favourite for Afternoon Tea lovers, while sundowners can be had at the chic Bather's Bar. Other amenities include complementary high-speed WiFi, laundry, room service, and a kids club.

# 3

The St Regis Bangkok

A short meander from the Central World shopping complex and Pratunam Market, the St. Regis Bangkok is strategically placed to fully enjoy local Thai culture from business to entertainment, fine dining and fashion. Elegant rooms feature lavish furniture, huge windows and open landscape views as well as marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and rainfall showers. Alongside impeccable service, guests can look forward to enjoying panoramic views at the hotel's outdoor pool with a private lounge area.

The ELEMIS spa provides an incomparable pampering experience with state-of the art treatments and products. The 12th- floor Sky Lounge is an all-day fine dining hotspot, while you can enjoy the champagne ritual of sabering at the St. Regis Bar upon nightfall. Dining options include international cuisine at VIU, Jojo's signature Italian, the wine lover's Decanter, while the upscale Drawing Room is an expertly designed spot to enjoy the antediluvian ritual of Afternoon Tea. Then there's the 15th floor Pool Bar where guests can enjoy a carefully curated selection of fine cuisine and refreshments.

The hotel is accessible to the disabled and is completely kid-friendly as well. Recreational activities include a whirlpool tub, DVD library, golf course and sports club. Additional facilities include a business centre, free WiFi, parking, laundry, valet, porters, a limo service, 24 hour butler, and multilingual concierge.

# 4

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

The stylish Siam Kempinski is but a few minutes from the Siam Skytrain and Pratunam market and offers easy access to some of Bangkok's most acclaimed entertainment and shopping areas. Posh rooms come with contemporary interiors, serene garden views, royal furniture and spacious bathrooms with rainshowers. Suites feature balconies, working desks and seating rooms.

When it comes time for dining, you can take your pick between Brasserie Europa's legendary breakfast buffet and terrace dining, or enjoy haute Thai cuisine at the only Michelin-starred Thai restaurant in the world Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin. Revolutionise your lifestyle and invigorate your senses at Kempinski The Spa, with it's treatments that combine organic elements with scientific techniques and traditional therapies to provide powerful treatments. A TECHNOGYM fitness centre with expansive garden views offers a variety of fitness classes and stretching routines.

Other amenities include a business centre, meeting rooms, free WiFi, outdoor pools, free shuttle and parking, laundry services and extensive in-room amenities.

# 5

Okura Prestige Bangkok Hotel

Experience genuine Thai hospitality at the Okura with modern and charming interiors, and arresting city views through large glass windows. Situated in the heart of Bangkok city, the hotel provides an unmatched experience of comfort, luxury and style. Nearby attractions include sacred Temples and shrines, upscale shopping malls, as well as the Park Ventures Ecoplex.

Dining options include the Yamazato with it's mouth-watering Japanese flavours and the elegant Elements restaurant with it's French and Japanese fusion, while international cuisine is available at Up & Above.

Other amenities include a spa, free WiFi, private lounge, laundry, a 25th-floor cantilevered infinity pool with a view and a fitness centre with private instructors and sweeping views of the city.

# 6

The Peninsula Bangkok

One of THE best hotels in Bangkok, the Peninsula is ideally set on the Chao Phraya river banks and is in close proximity to the mystical Wat Pho Buddhist temple grounds. A combination of modern ingenuity and traditional Thai finishes, the hotel features one of the most extensive collections of contemporary Asian artwork in the country to compliment it's contemporary luxury.

The rooms enjoy magnificent views of the city and river, with luxury suites that feature living and dining areas, terraces and lustrous gold ceilings. Dining options include the Chinese inspired Mei Jiang which is headed by renowned chef, Gordon Leung whose famous for his signature Cantonese dishes.

Other amenities at the hotel include free WiFi, butler services, 24/7 room service, a luxurious spa, free parking and river ferry service, a tennis court, outdoor pool, fitness centre and two chic bars.

# 7

InterContinental Bangkok

The Intercontinental is an urban escape set in the city centre, with 381 luxury suites and rooms that enjoy wide open spaces, striking views of the cityscape, marble bathrooms with double glazed widows and all the creature comforts that you can imagine. From it's central location, guests can easily access the city's business district, upscale shopping destinations, and a hodgepodge of unique dining options.

Stay on your game with Infinity Fitness which offers personal trainers, hi-tech equipment and Yoga and Pilates group exercise sessions. Dining options include the Theo Milo Italian Kitchen, Espresso Cafe, the Fireplace Grill and Bar, the Balcony Lounge and the Humidor Cigar Bar; as well as the Cantonese speciality Summer Palace and the Oasis Pool Bar for refreshing outdoor dining.

Amenities include, free WiFi, home office space, a soothing spa, free breakfast and parking.

# 8

Hansar Bangkok

The Hansar is a short stroll from the Ratchadamri metro station as well as the famed Grand Palace, Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang. It features stylish, self-contained suites with cosmopolitan features and extensive in-room amenities including minibars, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes and laundry facilities.

Dining options include the sensuous Eve with it's piquant French-Mediterranean cuisine and the Elefit, with it's famed Afternoon Tea and breakfast treats including home made breads, pastries and cakes; while Classic cocktails and live entertainment can be savoured at Rouge Bar's outdoor terrace.

The Luxsa Spa is a quiet haven of healing and rejuvenation with treatments based on traditional Thai therapies. Other amenities include free WiFi, in-room gardens, outdoor pool, business lounge, laundry and free breakfast.

# 9

Cabochon Hotel

Located on the trendy Sukhumvit Road, the Cobachon blends colonial charm, oriental sophistication and timeless elegance, with interesting details that range from French doors to antique furniture and unique artwork. It is a truly nostalgic gem that transports you to enchanting tranquillity.

Rooms and suites embody a homely feel with comfortable 300 thread count sheets, sun-drenched balconies, marble bathrooms, vintage taps and well-appointed décor. The award winning Thai Lao Yeh offers nostalgic cultural cuisine with original ancient Thai recipes and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Salon de The is a seductive treasure with a heady atmosphere for the refined traveller, while the Library Bar is a secluded spot to enjoy ultimate quietude while relishing your favourite cocktail, or a pinch of fine malt whisky. Other amenities include laundry, free WiFi, 22 metre rooftop pool and private concierge.

# 10

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok

The Grand Hyatt is a luxury destination of note complete with spacious rooms, grand facilities and chic furnishings. Suites offer free-standing bathtubs, private lounge access, minibars, city views and free breakfast. Its ideally located at the heart of Bangkok's city centre with the Skytrain station and Pratunam Market with it's upscale shopping and dining destinations.

Amenities include, meeting rooms business centre, fitness centre, spa cottages, complementary WiFi, nine delectable restaurants, 24 hour concierge, airport limo service, 24/7 room service and laundry.

# 11

Conrad Bangkok Hotel

The bespoke Conrad hotel is located at the centre of the plush down town business district of Lumphini on Sukhumvit Road, and is within walking distance from Lumphini park and it's glitzy shopping and foodie zones. The hotel's spacious rooms are expertly decorated in contemporary style with rich Thai textures and details. Gilded beds allow you to sleep in sumptuous comfort, featuring sitting areas and luxurious bathrooms.

Seasons Spa offers lavish facials and massage treatments for the ultimate in relaxation, while the fitness centre comes equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and sauna with a steam room.

Chinese cuisine can be enjoyed at Liu restaurant, while Cafe@2 offers authentic Thai and French fusion dining. Also on offer is Japanese at Kisara, while the Diplomat Bar offers trendy eating and delicious cocktails. Other amenities include free WiFi, airport shuttle, parking and a hot tub.

# 12

Tower Club at Lebua

This chic multi-storey edifice is ideally located with the Chao Phraya River, next to the ornate Grand Palace, and the exciting Skytrain just a walking distance away. The sprawling suites adorning the 51st to 59th floors are self-contained units that feature panoramic city and river views, as well as extra bedrooms, kitchenettes, living rooms and flat-screen TVs.

Personalised features and remarkably outstanding service create unparalleled comfort and luxury. Enjoy breakfast at the exclusive Café Mozu, lunch at the Tower Club Lounge while an assortment of fine dining eateries and inviting lounges s available at the nearby The Dome at lebua.

Additional amenities include free WiFi, 24/7 room service, laundry facilities, a fitness centre, an outdoor pool and spa, meeting room, a conference venue and a Skytrain shuttle service.

# 13

W Bangkok Hotel

Inspiring Thai design, an open-floor plan, colourful accents and shimmering metals make this one of the most posh hotel destinations in modern Asia. Artsy suites feature wet marble bathrooms, free standing bathtubs, sky lights, a private jacuzzi, steam rooms and exalting views of the cityscape and river. In-room amenities worth mentioning include free snacks and movies, sophisticated sound systems and intuitive room service.

Within walking distance is the Pratunam Market with it's bespoke shopping features and the Chong Nomsi metro rail station. The vibey W MixBar provides sleek terrace dining, while the House on Sathorn is an ideal fine dining getaway within a getaway.

Amenities include a business centre, WiFi, free parking, spa, sundeck and fitness centre.

# 14

Praya Palazzo Hotel Bangkok

Perched atop the Chao Phraya River banks, the elegant yet traditional Praya is a former French mansion that has been re-imagined as a colonial-style boutique hotel with elegant rooms and world-class amenities. The suites at this award-winning abode feature modern facilities from flat-screen TVs, minibars, living areas and generous bathrooms.

Nearby attractions include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Chinatown shopping district and the Grand Palace. Praya dining offers a combination Thai and Western cuisine as well as free breakfast.

A private barge service exclusive to the hotel transports guests to a river cruise, while the Praya Gallery provides ideal meeting spaces and safety deposit box facilities.

Other amenities include complementary WiFi, luxury bath products, a swimming pool and poolside bar.

# 15

Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road

Hotel Indigo is a proud and vibrant expression of contemporary Asian culture, and is ideally situated in the sought-after Wireless road where guests get to enjoy the mesmerising intersection between the old and the new. The sleek suites offer livery and colourful décor with vintage details and rich fabrics along with sensational views of down town Bangkok. Generous bathtubs sit side-by-side with well-appointed antiques and outlandish artwork.

You can enjoy the best of Thai cuisine from the renowned Metro at Wireless, while Lumphini Park brings out the best of the Bangkok good life within walking distance from Indigo. Nearby attractions include the Erawan Shrine, the Skytrain and the famed Lumphini district.

Amenities at the hotels include full-scale business services, a LifeFitness centre, infinity edge pool, indoor parking, wired internet, dry cleaning, laundry and breakfast.

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