The Luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok
Established in 1876 as the first luxury hotel in Thailand, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, has long been famous for its service, style and grace. With 393 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, the hotel also has eleven restaurants and outlets including Le Normandie, The China House, Lord Jim’s, and Sala Rim Naam.
Located on the banks of the ‘River of Kings’ (Chao Phraya River), the luxury Bangkok hotel has been an inspiration to a host of legendary writers from Somerset Maugham to Graham Greene. Voted the world’s best hotel by readers of influential magazines, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has an international reputation for legendary hospitality and state-of-the-art facilities.
The luxury hotel is one of the oldest in Asia and was the first hotel in Thailand.
On arrival you will be greeted with a traditional Thai flower and garland – certainly know how to put a smile on your face!
Also the luxury Thai hotel has one of the highest staff to guest room ration in the hotel industry (3 staff per each guest room)—impressive!
All rooms and suites in the River Wing building were re-designed by renowned firm Lim, Teo and Wilkes (LTW) to combine modern facilities with the hotel’s heritage and Thai culture. All suites at the luxury Bangkok hotel are individually decorated. No two suites are alike. Even the flower arrangements, decorative items and Thai silk bathrobes are all unique to each suite.
A private butler service is provided in all rooms as is high-speed wireless Internet, PC and iPod connectivity, LCD televisions and complete in-room surround sound audio systems. Other facilities include; an internationally renowned Oriental Spa, two outdoor swimming pools, squash and tennis courts and much much more.
By Assif Majid
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