For more than 135 years, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok proudly stands on the river side of the Chao Phraya in Thailand. Since its inauguration in 1876, the Oriental Hotel is considered as one of the most beautiful hotel in the world. Preferred address of the artists and celebrities, it used to greet celebrities such as Barbara Cartland, Neil Armstrong, Lauren Bacall, George H.W Bush, Jacques Chirac, Audrey Hepburn, Mick Jagger, the Queen Sofia of Spain, Lady Diana and Prince Charles or Elisabeth Taylor.
In 2008, the hotel was renamed as Mandarin Oriental, the iconic hotels group it belongs to. Symbol of absolute refinement, the Mandarin also shines for the excellence of the service it offers to its hosts. Between modernity and tradition, the Art de Recevoir takes its full significance here. The palace appears to be a haven of peace in the vibrant and fascinating Bangkok.
The 393 guest rooms and suites that constitute the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok have all their own character traits echoing to the prestige and the exclusivity of the property. Between contemporary style and Thai tradition, they offer all the comfort and the change of scenery the most demanding travelers are expecting. The rooms and suites offer views over the river, the authors’ wing, the main wing or the gardens. The most spectacular of them might be the Chao Phraya river views. The eyes are caught by the boat’s ballet and the sparkling lights of Bangkok on the evening.
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok suggests several kinds of cuisines echoing to the refinement of the hotel :
- The most extraordinary might be Le Normandie. Numerous celebrities and members of the Royal Family knock at this address. This “precious case” dressed up with silks, crystal chandeliers and fresh floral arrangements is a theater of a French gastronomy. A delicate dish enhances the finest meals as the river is invited at the table through the large bays. The Normandie is one of the rare starred French restaurants of Asia.
- On the other side of the shore, Sala Rim Naam greets its guests in a richly adorned with North Thailand colors pavilion. Each night, it is the scenery of traditional ballets. The restaurant serves an authentic Thai cuisine.
- In a contemporary setting, the Lord Jim restaurant which name comes from the famous hero of Joseph Conrad, is well-known for its large buffets and à la carte extra-fresh shellfishes. The shores of the Chao Phraya are drawn through the windows. The adjoining room may be privatized for 14 to 16 guests.
- The China House restaurant underlines a Cantonese cuisine in a 20’s Shanghai Art Deco style. The property is decorated with fine dark woodwork representing all the opulence of the period.
- The Riverside Terrace welcomes its hosts at the edge of the river. Here, you will have the opportunity to savor an International cuisine with dishes inspired by India to Lebanon, passing through Europe to Asia, dispatched on generous buffets.
- You may also taste Italian cuisine at the Ciao restaurant. The products are acquired directly from Italy or from the biologic culture of the Royal project. Whatever the time of the day, you may have lunch or refreshments indoor or on the terrace of the Verandah.
Two lounges for two singular atmospheres and a boutiques end with elegance the catering proposals :
- Real institution at the heart of Bangkok, the Authors’ Lounge is the tea salon of the Mandarin Oriental. In the purest English tradition, the tea is served in a colonial inspired decor, made of white rattan furniture, palm trees, bamboos and Siamese umbrellas. The best beverages of the world are suggested with little sandwiches, scones and fine pastries enhanced with the unique service only Asia has the secret.
- When the night increases, the Bamboo bar receives Jazz artists in its African lodge style den.
- The Mandarin Oriental also broads on of the Mandarin Oriental shops of Bangkok. The boutique offers a fan of fine pastries, Viennese pasties and chocolates. The inventiveness and delicacy of those delights contribute to its International reputation.
As a must-see charm stop-over on the other side of the shore, the Oriental Spa benefits of the ancestral knowledge about meditation, massages and herbal therapy. The top-of-the-art technologies blend with the classical beauty of the Siam style at the heart of this century-old property.
The Ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok represents one of the magic places to highlight receptions and wedding.
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is located closely to the aerial metropolitan of the city. The Royal Palace is easily reachable by boat.