If you’re stopping over in Bangkok or spending more time there, here are three luxury stays that will have you racing back to the hotel after days – and of course, nights – out.
For some, The Metropolitan’s biggest draw is the presence of David Thompson’s Nahm in the lobby (indeed, one of the packages offered by the hotel includes a guaranteed reservation at the restaurant). But great dining is just one of the Met’s attractions. Kathryn King’s crisp, uncluttered look is as sharp and timeless as when the hotel opened and room sizes are generous. Feeling flush? Two-storey suites (and a private elevator) await on the 11th floor.
27 South Sathorn Rd, Tungmahamaek, Sathorn, +66 2625 3429
Following the lead of its flagship Hong Kong property, the Peninsula’s Thai outpost is a similar masterclass in cosmopolitan luxury. Marble, timber and objets d’art creates an urbane home away from home while the hotel’s unusual W-shaped design ensures each room enjoys city and river views. Attention to detail is another strong suit, from the big things (helicopter transfers from the airport) to flourishes like great baked goodies left by housekeeping.
333 Charoennakorn Rd, Klongsan, +66 2861 2888
Colonial beauty meets contemporary style at this charming riverside hotel. Elegantly appointed rooms, that palm-fringed pool and great in-house bars and restaurants make Anantara a hard hotel to leave, but guests are encouraged to explore Bangkok’s treasures. Grab a shuttle ferry into town and go exploring with your in-room handset in tow (it’s a map, phone and wi-fi hotspot in one). Otherwise, book in for an excellent Streetwise or Klong Guru tour.
257 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, +66 2476 0022