Thailand is an exquisite and exotic travel destination for those in search of culture, landscape, experience, cuisine and exotic accommodations. Yes, exotic is the word that comes to the minds of most when they envision Thailand, so let’s explore travel options for its most popular city-Bangkok. Three of the most unique and luxurious of Bangkok’s hotels:
1. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
2. Peninsula, Bangkok
3. The Oriental, Bangkok
Shangri-La Hotel. This is a signature spot for those who wish to experience Thailand, yet prefer to stay in an upscale exotic hotel rather than a bungalow, or hostel filled with 20 somethings. Rather than a commercialized feel, the design expresses the welcoming and rich Thai culture and traditions.
This luxury Bangkok hotel features manicured gardens, remarkable river views, and all the amenities of a 5-star luxury hotel. Shangri-La is nestled within the warmth of the Thai capital, with all the trimmings of a tropical retreat. There are 799 rooms, including 52 suites in 2 wings, Shangri-La and Krungthep, and it is in proximity to Saphan Taksin station of the Skytrain, the elevated metro system.
Peninsula Bangkok. The stunning riverside Peninsula Bangkok is one of the city’s finest hotels-drawing visitors from all around the world. Peninsula Bangkok has received many accolades since its debut, including “World’s Best Hotel” in 2003 by the readers of Travel and Leisure magazine.
Still not impressed? The unique wave-shaped design and envious location on the shores of the Chao Phraya River make it an appealing sight, and that is just from the exterior. The luxury within the 39-story spectacle is equally impressive, with uninterrupted panoramic views of Thailand’s capital from each suite. The design theme is a medley of traditional Thai and timeless elegance, coupled with the added bonus of luxury. Staterooms are equipped with state of the art technology, allowing guests to control their environment.
Amenities include proximity to business and shopping districts, a three-tiered swimming pool, fitness center, gym, sauna and steam rooms, beauty salon and spa. Guests of this exotic Bangkok hotel also have access to the exclusive Thai Country Club golf course.
The Oriental. The Oriental Hotel Bangkok is a 5-Star accommodation that delivers in the luxury department. This legendary slice of Thailand’s capital dates back over 125 years, when it first debuted on the banks of the fabled Chao Phya River, or “River of the King”.
The Oriental is among the finest hotels in the world, with an extensive and rich history, having housed Heads of State, Royalty and Nobility. Acclaimed authors have also found inspiration within the exotic walls of the Oriental Bangkok. The décor boasts delicate Thai accents coupled with striking views of the river.
With the Chao Rhya River outside, guests have access to Bangkok’s famed temples, palaces and awesome floating markets. Amenities include posh pools, spa, gym, and choice of 10 restaurants offering up some of the best cuisine Thailand has to offer. We are just left to wonder what Bangkok’s exotic rental car options are.
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