3/2 Thanon Khao, Vachirapayabal, Dusit, Bangkok
You’ll need at least a few days at the Siam Hotel. The first day will be spent marveling at the incredible architecture and design that makes this property one of the most gorgeous hotels in the world. The second day will be spent getting to know all of the various activities and food/dining options on the property—like the private screening room, a period-style library with rare, first-edition books on Asia and Siam, the world’s first professionally-equipped luxury Muay Thai boxing ring and one of the most gorgeous spas you’ll ever lay eyes on. The third day will be spent trying to extend your stay!
Legendary hotel architect and designer Bill Bensley produced the project, working closely with the hotel owners and local architects, including Khemvadee Paopanlerd, who designed the soaring glass and steel dome structure that forms the Atrium (and is purposely reminiscent of the Louvre).
The hotel houses the owner’s prodigious antiques collection, which makes the property feel more like a museum than a hotel. Meant to recreate the halcyon days of Bangkok under King Rama V (ca 1853-1910), The Siam’s styling is colonial majesty meets art deco cool. We at The List are not usually so effusive about one hotel, but in the case of the Siam it’s completely deserving.
A week’s stay here should be on everyone’s bucket list. Simply an amazing hotel.
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