Exploring Bangkok’s city centre is a whirlwind of activity — from its plethora of shopping hubs and crowded food stands, to the blaring street buskers and perpetually heavy traffic. Amidst all this hustle and bustle, it’s a pleasant change to retreat to a resort-styled, luxury hotel located in the city: Siam Kempinski. 

For the full resort experience, the hotel is built for maximum peace and privacy — rooms are faced inward to provide a serene view of the lush, tropical gardens and saltwater pools in the centre of the hotel. Nature is an important part of the hotel’s design, from a vibrant display of fresh flowers and water fountains to greet you at the lobby, to the exquisite paintings of lotus flowers.

Coupled with impeccable hospitality, a variety of facilities and food options to suit your every whim, you can be assured of some much-needed respite from urban life.

Location

Siam Kempinski hotel is a peaceful oasis, situated right in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment hotspots. Shoppers are spoilt for choice: The hotel is attached to the luxurious Siam Paragon Mall, while Central World, MBK and the markets of Pratunam are within easy reach. The nearest BTS (Skytrain) station is a five-minute walk away. Which means you can indulge in some intense retail therapy without worrying about having to lug your bags over a long distance to the hotel.

Rooms

Siam Kempinski
Cabana Room and Duplex Cabana are unique to Siam Kempinski hotel in Bangkok.

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok offers 401 contemporary rooms and elaborate suites, including 21 rooms with direct pool access. Each room features elegant and stylish decor with Thai elements, and guests can enjoy serene views of the hotel’s lush garden and pool.

Delight in a full resort lifestyle experience with the Cabana Room and Duplex Cabana, which offer direct pool access from a private terrace. If you’re after the ultimate luxurious stay, there are three main suites: The Royal Suite, the Presidential Suite and the Terrace Suite. Every suite is decorated with specially curated Thai art pieces, historical artefacts, and purple-hued details such as a carpets and flowers — symbolic of the Thai Princess Sirindhorn’s birthday colour.

Siam Kempinski
Stunning views: Deluxe suite with a living and dining room.

Dining

There’s something for everybody at Siam Kempinski, from wildly innovative degustation menus, a delightful all-day brasserie, to comforting lunches.

Most notable is Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, a memorable experience in contemporary Thai fine dining. Created by world-renowned chef Henrik Yde-Andersen, Sra Bua creatively interprets traditional Thai ingredients and recipes into something that is entirely its own. Food is exquisitely plated, from a tuna tartare presented on a lotus flower, to laksa buried in white sand and seashells.

Siam Kempinski
Creative Thai fine dining: Foie Gras with Ginger and Plum Wine.
Head to Brasserie Europa for a leisurely meal by the pool, or Niche, where each dish on the menu is cooked in two different ways, with either a distinctly Asian or Western interpretation. Highlights include the tender wagyu medallion, which is made either with an Asian-inspired galangal teriyaki sauce, or a Western-style smoked piri piri sauce. For a sweet treat, you can’t go wrong with a creme brûlée — made either with lemongrass and coconut brittle, or red wine poached pears.

Service & Facilities 

Service is paramount to the Kempinski experience. “The Lady in Red” is a signature brand ambassador in Kempinski hotels worldwide, who works alongside the concierge to ensure you’re well-attended to — from the moment you arrive until you check-out. 

You’ll also delight in the variety of facilities for the best hotel experience. For those who are looking for a bit of rest and relaxation, head over to the spa that offers treatments inspired by the four seasons. There is also a Kempinski Kids Club, which provides a fun indoor playground to keep younger guests entertained.

Kempinski
Kempinski The Spa provides natural treatments, using the wisdom of plants, flowers and herbs in all its packages.

Verdict

The Siam Kempinski is perfect for those who want to enjoy the luxuries of a peaceful resort, while being a stone’s throw away from the lively city. Kempinski is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, so you can expect the interiors to be lavish, service is top-notch, and every little detail well thought out. The hotel is also decked out in verdant greenery, which makes it feel like a tranquil escape away from the concrete jungle.

Whether you’re a stressed out urbanite seeking respite from the madding crowd, or simply a tired traveller looking for a serene spot to recuperate after a full day of retail therapy, this is the place you need to be.

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Rama 1 Road 991/9, Bangkok 10330, Thailand, +66 2162 9000