Bangkok offers travellers a chance to feel the limitless energy of its people and the general pace of life here. What is astounding are the innumerable markets that do brisk business all day long, without being tied down by the limitations of a clock. Here are our recommendations for a lux stay in Bangkok where you are closer to these thriving marketplaces but adequately far from its din. Top 4 hotels to stay while you shop in Bangkok :
This swanky riverfront property in downtown Bangkok is just a stone’s throw away from Central World, one of the largest malls in the world. Also, a walkable distance away are bustling marketplaces like Asiatique and Indy market.
Mandarin Oriental greets you with fantastic views of the Chao Phraya. Rest for the day in suites which fuses contemporary style with Oriental influences in its interiors complimented by neutral colour palette. Fresh breeze and views of bejewelled river boats cruising down the river will compliment delectable food at the riverside restaurant. Do not miss out on the classical Thai dance show set in a decorated pavilion. The elegantly dressed artists perform to you while you dine on sumptuous food at Sala Rim Naam.
This exquisite riverside spa resort is very close to the world’s largest and most diverse weekend market in the world – the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Get the whiff of fresh cut flowers as the scent fills the air at the Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market. Also hundreds of varieties of orchids that paint the market in all hues. Hop on a boat and meander through the canals of the world renowned Taling Chan Floating Market.
Let the elegantly designed lobby area with its high roof and pillars having golden edges give you the first hint of luxury at The Siam. Rest in plush interiors having contemporary designs in any of the river view suites. Soak in views of the majestic river when you take a dip in the infinity pool at the property.
The famous night market having rows upon rows of multi-coloured canopies lined parallelly called the Ratchada Rot Fai Night Market is close to St. Regis. The cacophony on the streets of Bangkok sound like a distant lull when you are in these rooms and suites.
Set in Bangkok’s prime locality, this opulent hotel redefines luxury with a sleek décor and high-end facilities. The suites are decked in shades of beige to compliment the striking views of the city from your suite. What better way to end the day with a delectable cocktail in hand while soaking in the infinity pool with views of the city beneath you.
Close to the Ratchada Rot Fai Night Market and the Khlong Toei fresh produce market, 137 Pillars is strategically located in downtown Bangkok. You are not far from the soul of Bangkok as you are close to the Grand Palace and Wat Arun.
Tucked away in a high rise, this swanky hotel reeks of modern décor with minimalistic design. Spectacular views of Bangkok’s skyline are assured and the views will chase you with floor-to-ceiling windows whether you are in the living room, bedroom or while soaking in your bathtub. The infinity pool is the most striking amenity in the property. The pool seamlessly blends into the perfect blue sky offering unparalleled views of Bangkok.
Have a memorable experience by adding a touch of luxury during your time in Bangkok.