The Gold List 2020 Best International Hotel — Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

The Gold List 2020 Best International Hotel — Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Classic Thai Influenced Elegance

Text: Sweezy Tan Photos: Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok - 04 August 2020


Built in 1876 and ideally located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has always been a truly remarkable hotel that understands and knows Bangkok as well as it does its guests.  Not only was it the first luxury hotel to open in Thailand, it was also the first to open on Bangkok’s vibrant river.

Throughout its 144-year history, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has been an icon of this vibrant city. The River Wing renovation completed last year is a stunning complement to the Authors’ and Garden Wing refurbishment, and has been meticulously designed to recognise the property’s heritage.

The restored River Wing’s accommodation comprises an increased number of suites along with larger guestrooms with enhanced views of the Chao Phraya River. Newly designed guestrooms and suites and a variety of updated facilities will enhance the hotel’s unique resort style while maintaining its classic, Thai-influenced elegance.

This 331-room hotel has 60 suites ranging in size from the 83 sqm Chao Phraya Suite, located on the Garden Wing building facing the majestic Chao Phraya River, to the 376 sqm new Oriental Suite, comprising two bedrooms with a wrap-around 58 sqm terrace, large sitting room, dining room for 12 and its own entertainment room, all offering guests with sweeping views of the River of Kings.

Besides, the newly redesigned guestrooms, ranging in size from 38 to 63 sqm, are all elegantly inspired by the essence of the hotel’s historic riverside location, and feature teakwood floors, carefully crafted furniture and beautiful Thai silks, enhancing the resort-style ambience.

The elegant property presents 11 restaurants and bar choices, from traditional Thai cuisine to two-Michelin starred French fine dining at Le Normandie. In the meantime, Lord Jim’s, The Verandah and Riverside Terrace restaurants along with the hotel’s Lobby have been stylishly renewed, with many original features restored and re-instated. In addition, the hotel has a new Japanese Kaiseki-style restaurant, Kinu by Takagi, the first restaurant in Thailand by Michelin-celebrated Chef Takagi Kazuo of Kyoto Cuisine Takagi in Japan.

The property’s two iconic swimming pools have also been re-landscaped to provide additional relaxation areas and cabanas. Guests can also hop onto private teakwood shuttle boats which provide daily access to The Oriental Thai Cooking School, the hotel’s Thai restaurants - Sala Rim Naam and Terrace Rim Naam; and the award-winning The Oriental Spa and Fitness & Wellness Centre, all located across the river.

The hotel is at a strategic location with the Saphan Taksin sky train station and IconSiam nearby. IconSiam is Thailand’s latest mix-used complex, shopping mall, and home to The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Add: 48 Oriental Ave, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Web: https://www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/chao-phraya-river/luxury-hotel

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