Silks and sheen
As many frequent travellers to Bangkok will know, the storied Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s conveys a sense of calm in a city known for its relentless energy. Adding to its persistent appeal is its recent THB470 million (RM58 million) renovation of rooms, suites and public spaces, one that has put new gloss onto the chain’s flagship 354-room property.
Besides the hotel’s warm and gracious staff, some of whom have been with the property for decades, the design highlights include the imposing staircase that leads to the entrance, the buzzy lobby bar as well as the recently unveiled Explorer Suite by Jim Thompson.
The 198 square metre two-bedroom suite recollects Thai summer abodes of old. Shiny teak flooring pair beautifully with panelled walls, both of which form a canvas on which exquisite furnishings, standout fabrics and beautiful artworks are displayed. Guests are encouraged to make themselves feel at home in their exclusive Bangkok base.
Accommodations have been thoughtfully appointed by one of Thailand’s most famous lifestyle brands – Jim Thompson. A generous living space and a dining room is just the venue to host an impromptu dinner, while a library and office space projects a more focused atmosphere for a spot of work. Other highlights of this one-of-a-kind accommodation in Thailand are the two brightly lit marble bathrooms, each with a tub to relax in after a busy day of meetings or exploring the enigmatic Thai capital.