Bangkok, arguably one of Asia’s most exciting cities, will be welcoming a number of high-profile hotel openings this year and beyond. We profile the ones worth traveling for—from a charming hotel with riverside villas to a wellness-minded property set in a lush forest.

Credits: Capella Bangkok

1. Capella Bangkok

With plans to open in October this year, after delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Capella Bangkok looks set to be the latest luxury riverside hotel in Bangkok. Located next to the Chao Phraya River, the 101-suite property is also home to the Thai capital’s first riverfront villas. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensure stunning views of the river, while elegant rooms featuring traditional Thai accents create lovely abodes for guests to nest in. On the dining front, there’ll authentic local food inspired by the old city’s heritage, curated by head Thai chef Whichian “Lek” Trirattanavatin, as well as a restaurant run by Michelin-starred Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco. 

More information here,

Credits: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River

2. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River

Another high-end property opening on Chao Phraya River’s scenic east bank in October is the new Four Seasons Bangkok. designed by legendary Belgian hotel architect Jean-Michel Gathy. Inspired by the flowing river itself, the hotel has a number of water features, from outdoor lap and infinity pools to waterfalls that lead directly to the river. Aside from 299 guestrooms—each one abudantly lit by natural sunlight, the hotel also offers a private boat dock for guests to make their grand entrance. F&B wise, there’s plenty to be excited about, such as Latin-style bar BKK Social Club and Cantonese restaurant Yu Ting Yuan helmed by Michelin-starred chef Qui Xiaogui.

More information here.

3. Orient Express Mahanakhon

Come 2021, luxury train company Orient Express will make its hotel debut in the Thai capital. Housed in the landmark King Power MahaNakhon building, also currently the country’s tallest, the property will take the place of what was originally supposed to be the highly anticipated Bangkok Edition—the result of a partnership between Marriott International and famed hotelier Ian Schrager. Inside, 154 rooms await, including nine suites and two covetable penthouses. Designed by well-known architect Tristan Auer, the rooms feature lush green balconies and timeless decor that evokes Orient Express’ adventurous spirit.

More information here.

Credits: Six Senses Bangkok

4. Six Senses Bangkok

Despite making its exit from the Singapore market, the wellness-minded luxury resort brand has announced plans to debut in Bangkok with its third Thailand property come 2023. In alignment with its sustainability efforts, the new hotel will take pride of place in Forestias, a mixed-use development built within a lush, 158-acre forested environment in the Bangna district of Bangkok. Expect 60 guestrooms, 36 branded residences, and Six Senses’ first membership club in Asia, which allows guests to enjoy the hotel’s various amenities—from medical to spa.

More information here.

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