Founded in 2012 by musician, actor, and creative director Krissada Sukoso Clapp, The Siam Hotel, Bangkok brings a whole new level of East meets West luxury to three acres of waterfront property along the River of Kings. Nestled amongst historical palaces, temples and museums, the boutique-style oasis offers modern levels of luxury while simultaneously offering guests a glimpse into Thailand’s past.
Upon Krissada’s inheritance of the property circa 2005, he was inspired to build a hotel to house his vast collection of European and Asian antiques. To help help him achieve this goal, Krissada tapped globally acclaimed architect, interior and landscape designer Bill Bensley who, along with his team, managed to frame Krissada’s collection within a greater work or art. Today, the hotel’s 39 luxury guest rooms are dispersed between the property’s main hotel and its four traditional teakwood houses. Each guest room boasts its own unique design, inspired by pop-culture and historical Thai themes, and the hotel’s overall look recalls Bangkok’s greatest grandeur period (circa 1853-1910), with Art Deco accents throughout. Adding a transportive sense of romance to it all are enchanting little pocket gardens, 11 pool villas and expanses of lushly landscaped grounds. When asked about his inspiration for the overall space, lead architect Khemvadee Paopanlerd gave a nod to Paris’ Musée d’Orsay, elaborating, “My work is an expression of how I wish the world could be: serene, lush in natural beauty, yet quite simple.” Sounds like a place we’d like to stay! How about you?
Sources: Siam Bangkok, Gogobot, Hotels & Style,