Great timeless classics and resorts off the old track, whether for a wellness stay or a holiday in TV series locations, Thailand reflects its character in its hotels: pure elegance without pretentiousness.
The history of Thai hoteliery can be summed up in three words: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. The hotel was established one hundred and forty-seven years ago and since then has been a reference point in the capital. Starting with the location, on the banks of the Chao Praya River, the beating heart of the city which can be admired from many of the three hundred and thirty one rooms. Stay in one of the suites to experience the legendary atmosphere of the hotelOld WingEnjoy afternoon tea in the original wing, andwriters loungeSo called because everyone from Joseph Conrad to John le Carré passed through here.
Descending the river’s meandering course, an hour south of Bangkok, millennia of oriental culture of wellness meets the most modern wellness techniques at RAKxa, a retreat of villas only with garden or private pool. The holistic approach implements personalized programs such as “Rebalance Body and Mind”, which include massage, acupuncture, tai chi and detox diets.
the following follow Rumor the location of White lotus 3 will be one of Four Seasons’ Thai resorts, rumors supported by the fact that the first two seasons were filmed at the group’s hotels. This time, therefore, it could be the turn of the Four Seasons Bangkok or the Tented Camp Golden Triangle, as it is located along Laos and Myanmar in the region known as Laos and Myanmar. golden triangle, Only sixteen bamboo tents, tent-suites surrounded by jungle, recreate the atmosphere of the first explorers’ camps in an uber chic Key.
The ocean view, however, belies the other likely candidate for TV stardom: the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. Joe is already a star on the island of Samui in the Gulf of Thailand thanks to his villas with private pools just a stone’s throw from the beach. And White lotusso far always preferring setting feet in the water,
The wildest island in Thailand is Koh Kood, off the Cambodian coast. Occupying an entire bay on Sonawa Kiri, thirty-three villas ranging from one to five bedrooms, all with Infinity pool And Barefoot Guardian, staff member who takes care of guests round the clock. When it comes to time, it flows here: during the day, swim among the fish on the white sand beach or on the coral reef; In the evening, watch a movie at “Cinema Paradiso”, a movie theater set up under the stars.
From the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea: Thai modern architecture for Rosewood Phuket, perched on a hill that merges with the sea on the private beach of Emerald Bay on Phuket’s west coast. Inside the property, seventy one suites and villas, four restaurants and bars, spa. In addition, natural fabric dyeing workshops were conducted by stylist Philip Huang, who dressed Tilda Swinton, among others.
Also in Phuket, Kemala’s Cottages and Villas, part of the Collection, look like large nests perched on trees Small Luxury Hotels of the World, They’re built from natural materials, from clay to bamboo, for a Robinson Crusoe environment. Although with all the amenities.
For all-white furnishings with a colonial touch, there’s Cape Kudu, on Yao Noi island, between Phuket and Krabi. The highlight is the view of the limestone islands that float like giant statues on the emerald waters of Phang Nga Bay. Movie buffs will recognize it as the location for many films from James Bond to more recent red notice (2021) with Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, and Dwayne Johnson. To explore the most photogenic corners of the bay, the resort organizes excursions on traditional boats bow long tailButBoats with suggestive “long tails” are typical of Southeast Asia.