One of the delights of visiting Bangkok is choosing a hotel, as the city offers some of the most luxurious and pampering sleeps in all Asia. There are great deals to be found here, and Bangkok is also one of the greatest spots in the world to splurge on luxury accommodation due to the quality and service available. You can opt for historical and long famed spots along the Chao Phraya River like the Mandarin Oriental or the Shangri La, which are iconic Bangkok lodgings, or try staying on the other side of the river at the Peninsula, or even further afield at the most exclusive of all Bangkok resorts, The Siam Hotel.
If staying downtown is more your thing, the prestigious St. Regis will pamper you silly, and you will also be well taken care of at the new urban chic resorts that represent the new young Bangkok, the Sofitel So and the W Bangkok, both of which feature cutting edge urban design. For a resort within the downtown, try the opulent Siam Kempinski, where all rooms cluster around a series of pools and yet one is literally inside of a shopping mall, as the prestigious hotel sits at the back of the glamorous Siam Paragon Mall. The Sukhothai sits in the business district along Sathorn Road, yet it is an elegant artistic and traditional Thai haven tucked in amongst the high-rises. There are an endless array of choices and they are all truly 5-star.