Even amongst the coming and going of the great cities, once in a while, it is possible to find a pocket of peace. In the heart of Bangkok, the bustling capital city of Thailand, if we follow the Chao Praya River upstream, we will come upon The Siam, a luxury bubble where, upon passing the door, it will feel as if entering a new dimension.
As you enter the complex, leaving the city chaos behind, you will find yourself in a charming patio surrounded by beautiful buildings. The architectonic style at The Siam is a unique mixture of the traditional Thai style with a dash of Art Deco, and you are welcome to explore and take your time deciding in which room to stay – they are all different from one another, and incredibly spacious. You can even stay at Connie’s Cottage, a historical cottage rebuilt on site that is equipped with the best of luxury and its very own private pool.
Once you settle down, leave it all in the hands of your butler and personal assistants – for it is time for you to go exploring. Bangkok, also known as the Venice of Orient, is a city that attracts a great deal of tourists all year round, and it is very evident why. Only five minutes away from The Siam you can visit the Dusit Zoo, the Throne Hall and various palaces, as well as the Emerald Buddha and the Dawn Temple. Evenings at the city can be truly wonderful, and The Siam even offers an exclusive view to its nightlife: TukTuk by Night, a guided boat tour that will take you along the city canals to visit some of the most exclusive and extravagant bars.
If, on the other hand, you wish to remain at the hotel, there is still plenty to keep you entertained. You could join the chefs at Chon, the hotel’s main restaurant, for Thai cooking lessons, or spend the evening at the Deco Bar and Bistro, where the live music never stops. The Cha café has delicious, freshly baked pastries and biscuits to enjoy at the shaded veranda that overlooks the river, and there is also a spa where you can relax with their exclusive massage menu. You can even book an appointment with the tattoo artist Ajarn Boo, a master of the Sak Yant, an art that consists of making tattoos imbued with prayers that, according to tradition, confer magical properties to their wearers. The Siam is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the largest exclusive collection of independent luxury resorts in the world. Their premises are up and beyond standards to provide you with a memorable stay – and the city it sits atop is a true sight to behold. Vastly recognized for its excellence and in the heart of an incomparable place, make sure to book your stay for your next time in Bangkok. You will have a great time, and will definitely want for more time before going home.
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