A piece of China in Thailand
The Shanghai Mansion hotel is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Bangkok’s historic Chinatown. The hotel is beautifully appointed in the style of 1930s Shanghai. Decorated with bright colours, dark wood, printed wallpaper and beautiful silk, the suites are equipped with every modern convenience. The suites differ in size and decor – perhaps the most beautiful is the Mu Dan Peony Classic Suite which has an exquisite Chinese wedding bed.
Art Deco with many perks
Internationally renowned architect Bill Bensley created the refined Art Deco design of The Siam, located in the quiet Dusit district. The hotel boasts 39 suites, some with a picturesque view of the Chao Phraya River. The Siam offers guests a selection of unique activities, from yoga to cooking lessons. There is also a movie theatre with retro chairs and a Muay Thai boxing ring in the fitness centre. You can also unwind in the hotel’s chemical-free spa.
Enormous Buddhist artworks on the walls and a menu of Thai-fusion cuisine are just a few elements that reveal the theme of the Tenface Hotel. Located in a quiet side street in Bangkok’s business district, the hotel exudes a modern Thai atmosphere. The suites are spacious and upon arrival, guests receive a welcome package containing toiletries, a Skytrain-pass, a SIM card and an iPod Nano with podcasts recommending sights, shops, restaurants and cafés. You don’t have to go far for a drink though: the hotel bar is elegant and fun.