Thailand has long maintained a tradition of excellence regarding hospitality. If you have ever visited Thailand and particularly if you may have been lucky enough to frequent one of the higher-end hotels (indeed there aren’t any shortage of luxury hotels in Bangkok, and throughout Thailand) and experienced the graciousness of the hosts there, you will know the reason. Thailand on the whole has developed a very large number of luxury-brand products in the upper end of the accommodation sector, and indeed the practices and systems of numerous Thai branded Hotel chains, are known to have set the standards that have been adopted by large 5 and 6 star hotel groups around the world. With regards to this article, we will be showing examples of the best of the best, concentrating mainly on luxury hotels in Bangkok. The 5 hotels are offered in no particular order.
The Oriental Bangkok
With a history that stretches way back over 130 years the Oriental (that was the first hotel built-in Thailand) is rich in Thai History and culture, and was the second acquisition of the Mandarin Oriental group which which began in Hong Kong. Situated on the banks on the Chao Phraya river, the brand has become synonymous with luxury, and discerning travellers to Thailand always head straight towards the Oriental.
The Banyan Tree Bangkok
Situated centrally in Sathon the Banyan Tree is not just one of the finest hotels in Bangkok, but also one of the tallest. The hotels famous restaurant and bar, aptly named “Vertigo” command spectacular views across the city over 60 stories up, and therefore are a favourite haunt of Thai celebrities, dignitaries and tourists alike. Considering it’s convenient location, the Banyan Tree feels as though a millennia from the hustle of Bangkok. Each room and suite has a warm, tradtional Thai flavour, and is decorated with plenty of great looking warm coloured woods and Thai silks. Popular with business people and tourists too, the Banyan Tree is among the most popular luxury hotels in Bangkok today, and will no doubt remain so for some time yet.
Regarded by many as the best hotel in Bangkok, the Peninsula, with it’s unique design, riverside location and legendary service remains in the top 5 selection of Bangkoks luxury hotels every year. The rooms are vast and luxurious with plush carpets and just the right fusion of tradition and technology. Like it’s neighbour the Oriental, which is just across the river, the Peninsula is likewise owned by a hotel group based in Hong Kong, whose flagship hotel, The Peninsula Hong Kong is thought to be one of the top hotels on the planet bar none, and was recently featured in Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the top ten hotels worldwide.joy your shopping feeling relaxed right from the start of the day.