Kempinski’s first property in Thailand – Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
LocationSiam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is situated right in the heart of one of the city's major shopping, entertainment and culture destinations. A royal neighbour; between Siam Center and the canal, almost hidden away, is a small but rather important
palace, the Sra Pathum Palace. This was the home of Prince Mahidol, the father of the present king. It is now home to HRH Princess Srindhorn, who cut the ribbon during the hotel's Grand Opening festivities. As the Sra Pathum Palace is still used as a royal palace, the building and grounds are not open to the public. Siam Kempinski Hotel was designed and built in a way that would not disrupt the privacy of Sra Pathum Palace and its residents, making it impossible for guests or other visitors to look over the palace and the palace grounds.
Throughout the hotel, the lotus flower plays an important role in reflecting the area's history. The logo of the hotel is a lotus bloom about to open; lotuses can be found in the designs of carpets, as water fountains in the lobby, in prints and photos in every single guest room and residence, as well as in the fresh flower decoration in all public areas. All the hotel's banqueting rooms are named after various lotus varieties. Furthermore, the colour purple is used throughout the property, as it is the colour of the crown princess.
Every room offers modern comforts and in-room entertainment systems. Wifi and high-speed internet connections are available throughout the hotel. All guest rooms are decorated with pieces of Thai art, prints of lotus flowers and scenes of Thai life. The three main suites, the Royal Suite, the Presidential Suite, and the Terrace Suite, are decorated with the original artwork.
Art connoisseurs will certainly appreciate with over 4,000 pieces of art, including over 200 breathtaking original paintings and magnificent sculptures by Thai artists, that add elegance to the refined atmosphere of this beautiful hotel. The essence of this unique art collection is to express the vitality, personality and cultures of Bangkok.
Kempinski The Spa has been introduced to Siam Kempinski Hotel. It's the first Kempinski The Spa in Asia. Following the philosophy of the four seasons and using herbs and plants as the base for all treatments, traditional Thai influences are incorporated to make a visit to the spa unforgettable.
For parents looking for a little “me” time, children can spend the day at the Kempinski Kids. Club, an enjoyable place for children to hang out while their parents enjoy the marvels of the hotel's facilities. The extensive services include baby-sitting, especially prepared meals, entertainment, games and activities.
Guests staying on the Executive Floors and in Suites will enjoy access to the Executive Lounge. Located on the 17th floor, the lounge offers personalized check-in and check-out for Executive Floor guests, as well as providing business centre services. It is also equipped with small meeting rooms allowing guests to hold meetings. Complimentary beverages like beer and house wines will be available throughout the day, and a buffet breakfast, lunch snacks and an afternoon menu with
Thai and European hot dishes, followed by an evening snack buffet of beautifully presented tapas in individual portions, will be served daily.
A BTS (sky train) stop and a short walk away is the Jim Thompson House. Jim Thompson is widely known as the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. The house, which was Mr. Thompson's home, consists of a complex of six traditional Thai-style houses, teak structures that were purchased from several owners and brought to the present location from various parts of Thailand. The construction of the Thai house was completed in 1959. Many of the houses are at least two centuries old. Among others, visitors can experience the Thailand of a bygone era with Jim Thompson's beautiful and eclectic collection of art and artefacts from Thailand.
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