Thailand continues to be one of the hottest travel destinations and no trip is complete without a stopover in Bangkok. Bangkok draws tourists world over for its glitzy street life, exotic nightlife, opulent palaces, sacred temples, and of course the fact that it is a mecca for shopping. Dynamic and richly cosmopolitan, it never ceases to amaze.
When visiting the capital city, choosing where to stay can be tough, for you are spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation. We scoured the place for our top pick and the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok comes across as a winner for its classic yet contemporary style, service, and excellence. Their Royal Suite makes the cut as our suite of the week.
This stunning 3509 sq. ft. suite is located in the original Royal Wing of The Oriental Hotel and is the jewel in the crown of the renowned Authors’ Wing. The suite was designed keeping in mind the needs of the visiting Royals and dignitaries. A level of understated luxury is maintained throughout with polished marble and sumptuous furnishings in royal colors of purple and white accented by yellow. The suite also features original mouldings, silver leaves, and exquisite chandeliers.
The bedroom comes with a king sized bed, an ornate dresser, a wardrobe, and a small seating area. Picture frames on the wall add a touch of class and the combination of colors – white, purple, and gray lends it a truly luxurious feel. A crystal chandelier in the center completes the entire royal experience. There’s also a river facing balcony that offers fabulous views of the Chao Phraya River, garden, and the hotel’s pool.
The bathroom is understated elegance and once you step in you will be in awe at the luxurious marble setting with a bathtub in the center of it all. It comes with double vanities, a separate bath and rain shower, and is kitted with Molton Brown “Body Remedies” bathroom amenities. It also has two spacious dressing rooms. The simple colors of white and purple, the glass mirrors and chandelier all combine to give it a look of royal elegance.
The suite also comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a luxurious bar pantry with Gaggenau appliances, a study and library, a private gym, spa treatment room, and a separate dining room that can seat up to 12 guests. If you are a big group, you can also opt to connect the suite to the adjacent 2-bedroom Ambassador suite and turn it into the Grand Royal Suite. Booking both the suites together will let you occupy the entire 1 st floor of the history wing.
Needless to say, it also comes with state of the art technology with a 75″ HD LED Smart TV, a complimentary digital movie library, wireless streaming of own audio and video content, B&O sound system, and video & conference facilities available in the living and meeting room.
The hotel also has plenty of fine dining options available. Le Normandie for French cuisine, Sala Rim Naam for Thai, The China house for Chinese, Ciao Terrazza for Italian, and the Riverside Terrace for international BBQ buffet. The Bamboo Bar serves up some fine cocktails accompanied by live Jazz music.
The Oriental Spa is exclusive and luxurious and blends the ancient culture and rituals of the Orient. Their therapies are based on traditional Thai and modern Western techniques and treatments are performed on the traditional style floor mattress. We highly recommend their Oriental Signature Treatment which is a blend of essential oils extracted from plants and combines Thai and European styles to ease muscle tension and energize the body.
Size: 3509 sq. ft.
Occupancy: 2 adults
Why should you splurge on it?
The suite truly represents a gateway” to an escape fit for a king.
There are a few standout features that make this suite really special. It is a palatial area fit for nobility, dressed in marble and accented by elegant crystal chandeliers. Three bedrooms await if combined with the Ambassador suite, accessible via your own private elevator. Lastly, with a private butler service, it is the exceptional service that makes all the difference.
Where: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
8 Oriental Avenue
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: +66 (2) 659 9000