Bangkok | What Makes For A Luxurious Weekend in The City Of Angels?
Bangkok offers great food, ambience and relaxation for a perfectly hedonistic weekend – here are our THM favorites.
The perfect accommodation makes or breaks any luxurious experience in a new city. While Bangkok has many accommodation choices perfect for a luxurious weekend, not many can boast of a riverside view, regal glory and top-notch service quite like the classically restored Praya Palazzo. Flawlessly opulent in all its Siamese glory, it’s akin to being transported 100 years back in time. Take a private ferry to the other side of the river – a mansion beyond your wildest dreams awaits your arrival.
Constructed a century ago as a private mansion in the reign of His Majesty King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), Praya Palazzo shows the graceful Thai-Italian style so popular back in its heyday. Experience the Thai traditions in a bygone era with a twist of modernity. Within the hotel holds a library, where guests can enjoy afternoon tea while perusing books on Thai culture and history, an art gallery, as well as a riverside outdoor pool with an up close view of Chao Phraya River.
Any true fan of Thailand would know that the City of Angels has a strong street food culture, and more recently, a growing fine dining culture. Blue Elephant, a restaurant specialising in royal Thai cuisine, is a clear testament to that, combining the authenticity and sincerity of street food with the luxury of fine dining, winning the hearts of many and paving its way to become internationally acclaimed by bringing the best of Thailand to the rest of the world.
For a unique fusion of East and West, try Blue Elephant’s Spicy Tamarind Foie Gras – the buttery aftertaste of the foie gras accompanied with the authentic Thai fragrance of tamarind encapsulates the soul of Blue Elephant, a beautiful and delicious mix of flavour and elegance.
Fusion restaurants are a dime a dozen in Thailand – but those that truly hit the mark between authenticity and pure luxury are few and far between. Enter NOWHERE, a place where various flavours are crafted into delectable Eurasian cuisine – the best of European fare subtly blended with a touch of Asia. Located in the upcoming Ekkamai neighbourhood, the rooftop restaurant is a casual hangout for upscale Thais and tourists alike to enjoy an everyday rooftop ambience. With a minimalistic but breathtaking interior décor, providing a unique, curated wining and dining experience and a perfect socializing space and ambience for all diners and party goers.
If you’re feeling peckish, try the Watermelon salad accompanied with flavorful bonito flakes and balsamic vinegar for a transformative gastronomic experience.
Don’t chase anything but drinks and dreams – at Cru Champagne Bar, you can achieve both. Rise above the rest and treat your eyes to an unobstructed, 360 panoramic view of Bangkok’s skyline. Cru Champagne Bar is situated on the rooftop of CentralWorld, and joins the ranks of the highest alfresco champagne bars in the world. Choose from a wide array of novelty drinks, many of which has been extravagantly designed with Thailand’s colorful and intoxicating culture in mind. Immerse yourself into the intimate and luxurious setting, and enjoy a romantic evening there as the glow of the sunset surrounds you.
To end a long day of visiting Bangkok’s royal palaces and endless shopping districts, relax and unwind at CHI, The Spa. Owned by the renowned Shangri-La Hotel, the spa prides itself on being one of the pioneer luxury spa establishments in Bangkok. Enjoy the best of both worlds here as European and Thai massage techniques are combined and executed by well-trained therapists, who tailor the treatment to your preferences. Try their signature therapies – such as the Local Coconut Sugar Polish Body Scrub, and the Siamese Massage – all of which are guaranteed to provide a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
If you enjoy a holistic yet lavish approach to spa therapy, you will not be disappointed by the impeccable service and indulgent treatments that CHI, The Spa provides.