On the banks of the Chao Praya River lies The Siam Hotel, a verdant riverside hideaway resembling a country retreat much more than an urban hotel. It was the brainchild of Thai superstar Krissada Sukosol who, with architect Bill Bensley, created this monochrome masterpiece; stark white walls with black matt blinds with dark teak wooden floors. Rare antiques and artworks from across Asia fill this 39 suite hotel which is located a stone’s throw away from the Grand Palace. It is also the only city hotel with individual pools. The Spa does not disappoint either, the 5 treatment rooms are amongst the biggest you will find anywhere -1000 square metres. It’s akin to having your own personal spa - you have your own shower, steam and changing rooms. The hydraulic treatment beds, especially imported from the US, are the biggest and most comfortable you will find. You can choose from facials using Sodashi products, which all chemical-free so will suit even the most sensitive of skin types. There is a wide range of stellar massages, performed by the magic hands of their Thai therapists. Take advantage of the multi-day spa programmes which will get you over your jet-lag in a jiffy. For those of you who want some extreme fitness, why not throw your hat in the ring, and try some Muay Thai boxing? You will sweat buckets, the trainers are super fit; it’s a complete high impact body work out. If that’s all too much, then try a personal training session in their super-equipped gym, or take an outdoor Yoga session with one of their Yogi masters. The spa welcomes children too, with their own special kids and teen spa which offers specially-designed massages, mini manicures and pedicures. There is also Muay Thai boxing on offer for the kiddies too.
This is the perfect urban spa, the place to come to banish jet-lag, to rejuvenate tired, thirsty skin after a long flight, to discover and live like a local during your Bangkok stay. Expect excellence, under the watchful eye of Jason Friedman - you won’t want to leave.