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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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