An Architect's Dream: 8 Bangkok Hotels That Will Blow You Away

Paul Feinstein | December 27, 2017

The Bangkok skyline is packed with stunning skyscrapers that would make any aspiring architect envious. All over the city, you’ll find daring designs that challenge and inspire and keep your head cocked as you meander through the busy boulevards. Here are some of Bangkok’s most architectural awe-inspirers.


SO Sofitel Bangkok

Why it made the list

Conceived by renowned fashion designer Christian Lacroix and some of Thailand’s top designers, the SO Sofitel displays a mix of architectural styles that play on the five elements of water, earth, wood, fire, and metal. A 30-story gem that hangs over Lumpini Park, guests will find a sense of calm in all parts of this meticulously crafted hotel.

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Tower Club at Lebua

Why it made the list

Claiming to be the largest building in Southeast Asia, the Tower is 68-floors high and was designed by the Rangsan Architecture firm. Similar to the Shangri-La, pod balconies hover over the city from every suite, while a gold-domed roof is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in Bangkok.

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The W Bangkok

Why it made the list

While the W Hotel is a modern design treat for the senses, the true architectural gem is the more historic House on Sathorn right next door. This Colonial mansion was built in 1889 and at one point was home to the Russian Embassy. Today, it’s a refurbished hotspot that plays host to fine dining and drinking establishments.

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Chakrabongse Villas

Why it made the list

Owned by members of the royal family, this villa was originally built in 1908 as a present from the queen to Prince Chakrabongse. Today, the prince’s granddaughter still runs the property, which features traditional Thai designs that are awash in teak wood and set on stilts that look out over the river.

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Cabochon Hotel and Residence

Why it made the list

Though it was only built in 2012, celebrated interior designer Eugene Yeh brought an old-world Colonial mansion to life among its modern skyscraping neighbors. Staying here will give you a sense of exploration with antiques strewn throughout the white colonnaded halls.

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The Siam Hotel

Why it made the list

A collaboration between Thai-American pop singer Krissada Sukosol Clapp and famed architect Bill Bensley, this Art Deco masterpiece creates a sense of calm with straight white and black lines, serene water features, and greenery that brings life to the dreamy designs.

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Shangri-La Hotel

Why it made the list

One of the few hotels in the city with open balconies (you don’t want to know why), the Shangri-La was designed by Japanese architect firm Kanko Kikaku Sekkisha and features futuristic overhanging pods looking out on the river.

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Park Hyatt Bangkok

Why it made the list

Designed by architectural firm Yabu Pushelberg, this contemporary designed, twisting metal spire into the sky is the newest and most stunning addition to the Bangkok skyline. Inside the hotel is just as jaw-dropping as guests are treated to ornate art installations throughout the entire property.

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