These four new hotels recently opened in Thailand are already grabbing attention for innovative design and curated service offerings.
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok
Each room at this locally-minded lifestyle hotel in central Bangkok features a minimalist blend of handcrafted Thai textiles, oversized modern furnishings and metallic touches. Floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies bring the greenery closer to you, and a pool enveloped by gardens and an on-site amaranth spa by HARNN makes for a private urban oasis. kimptonmaalaibangkok.com
Cross River Kwai, Kanchanaburi
Cross River Kwai is located on the banks of the most beautiful stretch of this famous river. With a spectacular backdrop of mountain ranges, every room has panoramic views of the river, with some rooms floating on the river itself with direct access to the water and your own private kayak. crosshotelsandresorts.com/cross/resorts/cross-river-kwai-resort
This 101-key beauty boasts private villas, a Capella Culturist for every room ensuring you have the best stay possible and fine dining overseen by a Michelin-starred chef. Yet what makes this five-star hotel truly special is its location, perched on the Chao Phraya River in historic Sathorn, a neighbourhood steeped in tradition blended with fashionable cafes, bars and art galleries. capellahotels.com/bangkok
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
Also located riverside in Sathorn, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is bordered by galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafés, and the hotel itself is a hub of energy and style. Designed by Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy, guests can take in sweeping river views from the lap and infinity pools, savour inventive cuisine ranging from French to Cantonese in the hotel’s restaurants or relax in the green, bamboo-fringed courtyards. fourseasons.com/bangkok