The Siam

  • Jennifer Ryan

Traveling by boat through Bangkok’s Dusit district, one cannot help but notice the traditional Thai houses that stand on stilts at the edge of the Chao Phraya River. The historic houses mark your arrival at the Siam hotel, the first hospitality project of its kind in the residential neighborhood of Dusit. Scheduled to open in June, the independently owned Siam aims to use its setting to its advantage, offering a quiet yet convenient alternative to Bangkok’s bustle and traffic.
 
Siam guests will be able to reach the Grand Palace and other Bangkok attractions via a 15-minute speedboat ride that leaves from the hotel’s private dock. After a day of sightseeing, visitors might unwind at the Siam’s wellness and workout facilities, screening room, bars, or Chon restaurant and cooking school, which overlooks the river from its perch in three of the traditional houses.
 
Set behind the houses, the Siam’s newly constructed main building recalls the long hallway of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The hotel’s 39 suites and villas are distributed among the main structure, a modern row of townhomes, and the artfully restored riverfront houses. The Siam, +66.2621.2296, www.thesiamhotel.com

Read Next Article >>
The resort has reopened after being forced closed by Tropical Cyclone Ita…
The 251-year-old French crystal house opens its first hotel…
Photo by Ken Seet
From private-island villas to overwater bungalows, the Maldives offers no shortage of over-the-top...
Photo by Mark Wieland
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples reopened to guests last October after a two-month renovation...
The river cruise line Uniworld will christen the S.S. Catherine, a 159-passenger ship set to sail...
Photo by Roberto Bonardi
The Palazzo, which is set within a former noble residence, celebrates Milan’s architectural...
The historic Knickerbocker hotel reopens as a hotel for the first time in nearly a century…
Photo by Mark Wieland
L’Apogée Courchevel opened in December atop the highest point of a former Olympic ski jump...
Photo by Michelle Chaplow
A new boutique hotel was built on the original site of the Hyde Park Corner tube station...
Photo by Brent Madison
Every one of the resort’s 141 guest accommodations features beautiful ocean views…