The shrines of Bangkok are a match only by the city’s vibrant street life. With everything from the Grand Palace in the city’s Royal Rattanakosin district in all its opulence, to several sacred temples including Wat Arun Temple and Wat Pho Temple, Bangkok is a city you must see. The key to any successful visit to Bangkok, though, is a stay in one of their best luxury hotels. There are several that we really like, but our top three are our favorites – hopefully, we won’t make your decision too difficult!
The true style of the five-star Peninsula shines through in Bangkok. Its sleek sophisticated luxury is paired with the charm of Thailand with a gentle immersion in the Thai culture. It’s difficult to choose one thing we love about the Peninsula, the food is outstanding as the chefs use the same recipes that have been used for generations; and, the setting is spectacular. Hop in one of the hotel’s Tuk Tuks or make your way down the Chao Phraya River for a true Thai adventure, or just relax in the hotel’s three-tiered pool. Of course, you will experience all of this splendor in the lap of luxury. Visit The Peninsula for more photos that will entice you and for more information about this luxurious hotel.
From the time its name became famous as a mystical and harmonious place in the James Hilton’s 1933 novel “Lost Horizon”, to being synonymous with luxury today, the attentive staff of the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok describes it as “A tropical city resort by the magnificent River of Kings”. The waterfront luxury resort sits on the Chao Phraya River and has become a local landmark (as you can see from that photo!). The modern facility honors Thai tradition through its outstanding food as well as its evening Horizon Cruise. You’ll feel pampered and cultured at the same time at the Shangri-La. Visit the Shangri-La Hotel to learn more about this award-winning landmark hotel.
At 34 floors in height, the Okura Prestige Hotel is the ultimate in high-rise luxury in the heart of Bangkok. It’s the best of both worlds with style and service inspired by Japanese traditions while paying homage to its home in Thailand. The hotel is so centrally located, you’ll experience all that Bangkok has to offer. Within walking distance are a wide array of luxury destinations including Gaysorn Plaza, Erawan Bangkok, CentralWorld, Siam Paragon, and Central Embassy. Plus you’re just steps from the city’s transit SkyTrain network at the Phloem Chit station or the city’s MRT underground rail. These trains (or taxis) will take you to restaurants, bars, and shops – both high-end and local vendor-oriented, to give you the full Bangkok experience. Back at the hotel, you’ll find everything you come to expect with luxury – shops, restaurants, spa, gym, and an infinity pool that will take your breath away.
Bangkok is an ideal vacation when you want to immerse yourself in local culture, but still enjoy the benefits of luxury travel. So which of these luxury hotels will you choose for your luxury Bangkok vacation?
While you’re in the neighborhood, you may want to spend a few days in Beijing. Be sure to see our picks for luxury hotels in Beijing, China.