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Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
The Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok has made a grand return to the city after six years, with a new location on the riverside that positions it as a city resort. The hotel boasts a stylish design that appeals to discerning travelers, and is popular with locals for its wellness facilities and impressive selection of restaurants serving everything from French cuisine to Cantonese dishes.
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Location
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Design
The Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok boasts a stunning architectural design created by renowned Belgian architect, Jean-Michel Gathy. The hotel features a collection of interconnected buildings, cascading down the Chao Phraya Estate and connected by verdant bamboo-filled courtyards. The hotel's bright and spacious layout exudes a luxurious resort feel, rather than that of a city hotel. Contemporary in style, the design incorporates Thai influences in the form of terraced waterscapes and local artworks commissioned by Gathy.
Adding to its allure, the hotel showcases AvroKO-designed restaurants with unique and creative interiors. Art lovers can also enjoy the hotel's private gallery, which collaborates with Bangkok's Museum of Contemporary Art, to exhibit up-and-coming Thai artists. The hotel is located within close proximity to many popular Bangkok attractions, accessible via a short 15-minute long-tail boat ride. It is also conveniently located around 40 minutes from either of the international airports by taxi.
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Facilities
The Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok takes service to the next level, with friendly pool staff serving up refreshing watermelon drinks to guests lounging on comfortable pool chairs. The restaurant staff also go above and beyond to entertain children and provide a delightful breakfast buffet experience.
The hotel's multi-tiered swimming pool overlooking the river adds to the resort atmosphere, while the top-notch wellness center offers a variety of treatments such as high-tech anti-aging procedures and relaxing massages with bamboo sticks. The hotel brings in visiting therapists and wellness experts, providing guests with unique services like pranic healing and astrology readings. Additionally, guests can enjoy aqua aerobics and yoga on stand-up paddleboards in the separate 30-meter lap pool.
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Rooms
The Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok's 299 rooms may feel a bit more understated compared to the hotel's maximalist restaurant designs and colourful art-studded lobby. However, they are far from boring, featuring tasteful touches of faux ostrich leather, Thai silks and marble, complementing the taupe and grey palettes.
It's important to note that not all of the rooms offer river views, despite the hotel's riverfront location. Some overlook the city or one of the hotel's courtyards. For guests who want to take in the magnificent views of the Chao Phraya River, some rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows on more than one side, offering an exceptional view of the river's sparkling waters.
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Dining
The Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok offers a wide range of dining options to suit all tastes. Begin your day with a riverside buffet breakfast featuring Thai congee, hummus, and freshly baked pastries, including a must-try egg pizza. For lunch, head to Riva del Fiume, which transforms into an Italian restaurant serving gourmet pizzas and house-made pastas after breakfast. It is the only place in Bangkok where guests can enjoy the butter-smooth Mayura beef from Australian wagyu, which is fed with candy and chocolate.
Brasserie Palmier is an indoor-outdoor French restaurant with hand-painted floral murals that serves light, easygoing fare like top-notch oysters and fruits de mer towers, steak frites, and onion soup. Cantonese cuisine is also available at Yu Ting Yuan, where Michelin-starred chefs from Guangzhou create the best dim sum in Bangkok, using dumpling flour flown in from Hong Kong.
End your day at BKK Social Club, a time warp to 1920s Buenos Aires with a selection of Cuban cigars and Bossa Nova beats. The bar is run by the highly acclaimed Philip Bischoff, previously of Singapore's Manhattan Bar. The drink list is inventive and heavily features vermouth, small-batch spirits, and unexpected ingredients such as Yerba Mate.
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