A diverse restaurant scene begins with Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Yu Ting Yuan, which overlooks a shimmering reflection pond. In a way, this is a dinner and theatrical experience, as diners can be entertained via the show kitchen, where expert chefs prepare succulent Peking duck among other delectable dishes.
Located in the city’s financial district, just a few steps away from the Chong Nongsi BTS Skytrain station, the five-star W Bangkok positions guests right in the beating heart of Bangkok’s shopping district, with the river and trendy nightlife only minutes away.
Part of the Marriott group, W Bangkok follows the brand’s sense of boutique luxury lifestyle coupled with state-of-the-art innovation and quirky design. Often, it’s a winning formula aimed at youthful guests that continues to rank the W label among the city’s heavyweights.
Take your pick from Wonderful, Spectacular, Fantastic, Marvelous, Cool Corner, Wow or even Extreme Wow rooms to unlock a psychedelic retreat, sure to keep the amusement going after your day breathing in the sights of the Thai capital.
Live it up at the electric WOOBAR and monthly DJ pool parties, or unwind after a long day touring across the city’s main destinations at the Away spa, a 630-square-meter venue frequently mentioned among the best wellness centers in Bangkok.
The Siam is a heritage-style luxury hotel in Bangkok’s riverfront Dusit neighbourhood. Courtesy of its own boat operating on a daily schedule, guests can putter down the river to a variety of nearby attractions in either open-air or air-conditioned comfort.
Conceived by renowned design guru Bill Bensley, guests bask in a variety of decorative quirks on arrival in their suite, with contemporary features such as mounted bicycles, bull horns and a plethora of artworks hanging on the walls.
Service is a core element at The Siam, with personal butlers on hand to meticulously meet every guest need, whether that’s delivering a cold martini while you enjoy the sunset overlooking the Chao Phraya River.
Prior to a traditional dinner at Chon Thai restaurant, head to Bathers Bay for a cocktail right by the hotel’s riverside swimming pool.
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Tucked inside a 240-meter skyscraper that resembles a blooming Magnolia flower, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok envelopes each guest in its palatial and spacious interiors, leaving you feeling like visiting royalty.
Rooms overlook either an adjacent golf course or the vibrant city and are elegantly decorated with timeless furniture, rich upholstery and a sumptuous bed just waiting to be sunken into.
Local attractions within walking distance include the bustling Ratchaprasong intersection, a central neighborhood within walking distance to the Erawan Shrine and the exciting Gaysorn Village mall.
Boasting three different restaurants and two bars, Waldorf Astoria’s signature Bull & Bear restaurant specializes in top-quality grilled meats. For a nightcap, head to the glamorous art deco bar, The Loft, proffering a menu of artisanal spirits and classic forgotten cocktails, served with a side of heart-thumping city views.
Color your afternoon bright and pretty with the hotel’s Peacock Alley afternoon tea set or relax at the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool whilst enjoying a refreshing drink.
Shangri La Bangkok
It’s always nice to be welcomed at the airport, even if you don’t know anybody in your destination. The Shangri-La Bangkok spoils guests as soon as they land, with a chauffeured hybrid limousine transporting you on the 40-minute journey to the charming riverside retreat – one of the most prominent properties along the Chao Phraya River.
This expansive dual-tower resort features 802 rooms offering either city or river views. Guests can indulge in some afternoon delight with a selection of Indian sweets and local treats available at the Fashionista afternoon tea.
Dining indulgence comes in the form of the Seafood Night buffet, where top-quality Canadian Lobster is cooked à la minute for your enjoyment.
A popular inclusion on the hotel’s calendar is the Thai night market, which takes place on the last Thursday of the month. Local traders set up stalls in the hotel’s lush gardens, with traditional pha nungs and handcrafted wood carvings among the souvenirs on show.
The Peninsula Bangkok
This riverside icon requires little introduction. The Peninsula Bangkok is a tranquil refuge away from the city’s hustle and bustle, where the brand’s signature savoir-faire blends with genuine Thai charm and hospitality.
Known for its oversized suites, rich polished mahogany doorways are juxtaposed with warm muted white walls and adorned with artworks worthy of a second look.
The floor-to-ceiling windows in its 370 deluxe rooms and suites provide a sense of space and serenity, as they invite you to sleep with the curtains open so you can wake up to the soothing sunrise over the Chao Phraya River.
Awaken your soul with a sunrise yoga session by the river, or indulge in a mindfulness breathing class with a certified instructor whilst you learn to reward your body and mind from within.
Those keen to explore Bangkok’s shopping opportunities and dynamic nightlife will appreciate the Siam Kempinski’s location at the heart of the commercial district, even if it’s a little way removed from the city’s main cultural attractions.
Guests enter to find a soaring lobby with towering pillars and an impressive multi-tiered fountain, with the waters creating a soothing and cascading ambience.
The hotel’s nearly-400 rooms are decorated with traditional Thai effect, with many overlooking beautifully manicured gardens or one of four saltwater pools.
More than 2000 pieces of art can be found around the property, including a unique collection of 200 original paintings and sculptures by local artists.
If you have a soft spot for traditional Thai massages, treat yourself to the perfect spa retreat with the hotel’s Royal Siam Signature experience, a three-hour top-to-toe ritual inspired by local therapeutic traditions.
Nestled in one of the oldest quarters of the capital, Capella Bangkok delivers a whole new level of sophistication to the city as it complements the ‘River of Kings’ with a sun-filled sanctuary of contemporary design.
Diminutive compared to others in the city at just 101 keys, this quaint presence means all rooms enjoy private balconies and front-row seats to the river’s spectacle.
Seven pool villas (a rarity in Bangkok) are located directly on the shores of the Chao Phraya.
Guests can indulge in the exquisite Mediterranean creations of three-starred chef Mauro Colagreco, or celebrate local traditions handed down at the Phra Nakhon Thai eatery.
The St Regis Bangkok
Enjoying a premier location in the heart of the capital’s financial district, and just a short stroll from some of the best restaurants in Bangkok, The St. Regis Bangkok ranks among the most luxurious addresses in town.
The hotel’s 176 rooms and 52 suites feature a contemporary design following Thai traditions, unobstructed views of the city skyline through panoramic windows and 24-hour personalized butler service to grant your every wish. It’s regularly touted as the best address in Bangkok.
After swimming laps at the 15th floor pool deck, unwind at the pampering Clinique La Prairie Aesthetics & Medical Spa, a revitalizing hideaway offering anti-ageing facials, restoring massages and detoxifying treatments.
Anantara Siam Bangkok
The Anantara Siam Bangkok is one of the most architecturally appealing hotels in the Thai capital. It presents a wide variety of rooms, a gym with a private squash room, a luxury spa, and extensive dining options, including a fine-dining Italian eatery.
While you might be staying in the heart of a bustling metropolis, the hotel is across the road from Lumpini Park. If golf is your game, you can arrange a round at one of Bangkok’s best golf courses situated just across the street, with many rooms overlooking the layout.
Designed by the starchitect Bill Bensley, the hotel’s courtyard garden is the perfect spot for koi fish-watching whilst catching up with your beloved one over a sunset walk.
Sindhorn Kempinski Bangkok
Located in Sindhorn Village, a new residential extension of Lumpini Park, the Sindhorn Kempinski provides a quiet and central enclave from which to explore the city.
Designed for comfort, the hotel’s 274 rooms and suites are lavishly furnished, with a colorful cushion layout to suit any mood. The large picture windows offer postcard views over the city and flood the space with natural light.
The hotel presents an extensive restaurant scene, where you’ll find a selection of local delights, including a contemporary take on traditional Thai recipes at its signature restaurant Loukjaan.
End your day at Firefly Bar, where the intimate lighting and dark timber paneling present a perfect setting to enjoy a glass of fine wine and spirits, or even light up a cigar at the Casa Del Habano parlor.
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Located next to the thriving Sukhumvit Road and just a short walk away from the city’s main shopping area, The Okura Prestige is right where you want to be, in the heart of the action steps from your front door.
Cool down with a swim in the hotel’s 25-meter cantilevered pool prior to dinner, best joined by a colorful cocktail.
As the sun sets, discover the chanoyu experience, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha. For meat lovers, an entertaining and mouth-watering teppanyaki experience awaits at the award-winning signature restaurant Yamazato.