The Siam Hotel launched in Bangkok
10 July 2012
has officially opened as a luxury boutique hotel set on three acres of Chao Praya river frontage. Owner and Thai celebrity Krissada Sukosol Clapp conceived the 39-suite retreat with architect and designer Bill Bensley.
Each suite is individually designed with a theme (from local architecture to beauty queens, music to military, diplomats to contemporary art), with every public and private space said to “draw on Thai life and culture through the ages”. These were also influenced by turn-of-the-century oriental artworks and antiquities from Krissada’s private art collections.
Featuring Bangkok’s most spacious suites, The Siam offers 10 private pool villas with open-air roof terraces (four with uninterrupted river views). In the Main Residence, adjacent to the spa with convenient access to the gym, library and meeting room, are 16 Siam Suites (standard rooms) and 12 Mae Nam Suites (river view).
Additionally, the premier accommodation, Connie’s Cottage, allows guests to stay in a century-old Thai teakwood house sourced by silk tycoon Jim Thompson and former socialite owner Connie Mangskau. All rooms are outfitted with super-sized king beds, lofty ceilings, Art Deco-style living rooms, and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and walk-in showers. Upon request, personal butlers are available. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available property-wide.
Three additional Thai houses form together to make Chon, The Siam’s signature Thai restaurant and cooking school. Executive Chef Blair Mathieson helms the venue. Other food and beverage venus include Deco Bar & Bistro and Café Cha.
Other facilities include a spa and hammam; a period style library; a screening room; a meeting room; a gym with retro décor; an outdoor grass yoga sala; an art gallery under a 14-meter-high glass arcade; an antique gift shop; a riverside infinity swimming pool with Jacuzzi beds and poolside bar; a conservatory with roof garden; a private pier with Thai barge and speedboat; a coffee house; and Bensley’s sculpted gardens.
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