The Siam Hotel
The Siam Hotel is a fascinating work of art. It is a hidden escape conveniently located in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. I remember entering the lobby and feeling immediately drawn to the space and curious about everything around me. It's one of those places that is incredibly pleasing to the eye everywhere you look. It easily captures your interest because there's so much to find within the details of this Art Deco/Thai antique infused property.
The Siam is designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Bill Bensley, which explains why everything comes together so harmoniously. There is a lot going on with different textures, shapes, objects, and plants. It easy to get clustered when there are a lot of details filling up a space but nothing feels out of place and it's all one big perfect curation. It's easy to wander and get happily lost while exploring this hotel. Antiques can be found at every corner and I often find myself stopping to admire something along my path.
We had a very warm welcome and even our own butler who kindly showed us to our room and helped us with everything we needed. My favorite part about the room was the high ceilings and I even enjoyed a relaxing night time bath. The food was simply amazing. The breakfast buffet has cold or room temperature items to pick and choose from. But everything hot was made to order.
Aside from the regular hotel features you would also find elsewhere such as the spa, bar, pool, restaurants, library/cinema, gift shop, etc, The Siam offers the unique experiences of a cooking class, Muay Thai boxing, Sak Yant tattooing, and a sunset cruise on the river. I think it's safe to say that it's very hard to get bored here. However if you want to leave to explore a little more of Bangkok, there is a shuttle boat service between the hotel and Bangkok’s central Sathorn pier.
There's so much rich history and culture in Thailand, I really admired how this place pays a tribute to that. My stay here was short and sweet so we didn't have that much time to explore as much of the hotel as I would have liked. Therefore I included some photos at the end of this blogpost from The Siam's image library because it's such an amazing space and I feel as though my photos aren't enough to do it justice ;)
Siam's Image Library