2020 was set to be another big year for Bangkok, with an exciting array of new hotels poised to open in the Thai capital – that is until COVID-19 temporarily brought much of the world to a standstill. From the very first Orient Express property in Bangkok’s landmark MahaNakhon Tower, to the long-awaited Capella and Four Seasons hotels nestled along the famed Chao Phraya River, a fresh wave of high-end hotel openings promises to usher in a new level of luxury to the city later this year.
Located in the heart of Bangkok, the highly anticipated Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok will offer 349 artfully designed guest rooms, including 124 serviced residences, when it opens its doors later this year.
Guests will be able to look forward to a wide range of culinary delights at the two onsite dining establishments, whilst also relaxing at the hotel swimming pool, fitness centre and spa facilities. The Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok is the first of IHG’s cool Kimpton brand in Thailand, and only the brand’s second hotel in the Asia region.
Set to cause a stir later this year when it opens along the majestic banks of the Chao Phraya River, Capella Bangkok’s 101 suites and villas are inspired by the soul of riverfront life, offering guests pristine views of the river from the property’s privileged location.
The hotel will be headlined by a number of contemporary dining outlets, including Thai restaurant Phra Nakhon, Patisserie Stella, the Tea Lounge, and modern French and Italian establishment Cote by Mauro Colagreco, helmed by the celebrated Michelin star chef.
Described as an all-new “urban resort” set along the famed Chao Phraya River, the cascading buildings, courtyards, terraces and water features that integrate so seamlessly with the unabashedly luxurious indoor and outdoor spaces of the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok help make this 299-room property truly one without peer.
With a focus on helping guest rejuvenate the mind, body and soul, the hotel’s impressive facilities include an urban spa; two infinity pools overlooking the river; a complimentary kids club; a private boat dock; and world-class culinary offerings. The opening of the property represents the Four Seasons’ long-awaited re-entry into the Bangkok market, following its departure in 2015.
Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is situated in the upscale Langsuan neighbourhood, placing it just steps away from Bangkok’s sprawling green oasis Lumphini Park. With room sizes starting at 66 sqm, the entry-level room category is the largest of its kind in the city.
One not-to-be-missed feature of the 285-room hotel is the integrated spa facility, developed in partnership with leading global wellness expert, Resense. The 4,000 sqm space comes outfitted with 26 treatment rooms offering a bespoke collection of detoxification treatments that include everything from Dermalux facials and Pressotherapy to a detoxification circuit and an authentic Moroccan hammam.
The first Orient Express hotel in the landmark King Power Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok pays homage to the fine craftsmanship, innovations and exquisite dining experiences that were so synonymous with the long-distance passenger trains that it shares its name with.
Just as the Orient Express redefined rail travel in the 1900s, the new 154-room hotel seeks to reinterpret the art of luxury travel for the modern traveller. Home to two signature restaurants, including Hong Kong’s famed Mott 32 Cantonese restaurant, the hotel will dedicate an entire floor to wellness and include an outdoor pool, jacuzzi along with the signature Orient Express Spa by Guerlain.
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