A big glossy city-centre hotel with some resort-style flourishes, including sprawling swimming pool and gardens, and an excellent spa and gym. Another big draw is the restaurant Sra Bua, with its lavish tasting menus. The location is hard to beat if you are in town for a spot of serious shopping.
Shoppers couldn’t be better placed: the hotel is attached to the gigantic Siam Paragon Mall and is also within skipping distance of the major shopping hot spots, including Central World, MBK and the markets of Pathuwan. The nearest BTS (Skytrain) station is a five-minute walk away.
Address: 991/9 Rama I Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand.
Style & character
The lobby and public spaces are a world of glass and marble dotted with elegant furnishings, delicate Thai artworks and ornate displays of exotic flowers. The hotel’s large resort-style gardens, terraces and swimming pools add a pleasingly-relaxed feel to the proceedings. There’s also a tip-top spa and a gym.
Service & facilities
Service is warm and efficient.
There are two wings made up of 303 rooms and 98 residences and all have kitchenettes and washing machines, making them well suited to long-stay guests and families. All are spacious with giant beds, comfy chairs, balconies and complimentary soft drinks in the mini-bar. The décor is muted – think mink – but glass-walled bathrooms (thankfully with blinds) and modern silk prints on the walls help to keep things interesting. Upgrade to one of the ground level Cabana Rooms which have terraces with direct access to the pool for a real taste of tropical city living.
Food & drink
The hotel’s flagship restaurant is Sra Bua, the Bangkokian sister of Copenhagen’s Kiin Kiin. It takes Thai cuisine to the cutting edge with extravagant tasting menus that include the likes of smoking (literally) Chiang Mai sausage and sculptural twirls of crispy pork skin. Elsewhere, there’s an all-day brasserie and an excellent healthy-leaning deli bar, Niche, serving smoothies, sandwiches, salads and burgers, as well as a comprehensive breakfast.
Hanuman Bar is the Perfect Meeting Point with Seamless, Essentially Swift and yet Elegant Service. Situated in Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s majestic lobby, Hanuman Bar bar is a perfect place for a rich variety of activities from morning until evening. Breakfast, quick delectable lunch, sophisticated afternoon tea, as well as pre and post-dinner champagne, fine wine and rare spirits are served here to delight both businessmen on the go and leisure guests.