To celebrate Bangkok’s coming out of the closet (again), with the Thai capital set to host its first LGBTQ-Pride festival in over a decade, we’ve “Thai’d up” with hotel aficionados Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Together, we’ll bring you some fab inspiration, not to mention some truly sweet, suite deals on the best SLH hotels in Asia between now and the end of the year. We hope that you can join in the festivities and make your next visit to the Land of Smiles extremely OutThere.

The award-winning Small Luxury Hotels of the World (or SLH to the well-travelled) is the luxury portfolio of global hotels that believes that size isn’t everything. They seek out small hotels that offer a unique personal touch and a genuine one-of-a-kind experience that leaves a lasting impression. The ten OutThere hotels that we’ve chosen together are exquisite, but every one of the brand’s 520 small, independent hotels has one thing in common: excellence. They’ve carefully hand-picked each of their hotels and celebrate their individual quirks and characters, and they ensure they’re all of a consistently high standard. What’s more, if you join SLH’s ‘The Club’ (it’s free!), you’ll be first in line for the exclusive, additional Club privileges available at each of these Thai hotels.

Discover ten independently spirited Thai properties below and book an exclusive ‘suite deal’ at www.slh.com/partners/outthere

137 Pillars Suites, Bangkok

137 PILLARS SUITES, BANGKOK

Soaring above the streets of Bangkok, 137 Pillars Suites is a distinctive boutique hotel designed with ultimate luxury in mind. Occupying the uppermost levels…


Aleenta Resort Hua Hin

ALEENTA RESORT, HUA HIN

Escape to the secluded retreat of Aleenta Resort & Spa Phuket Thailand, set on a sandy white beach facing the crystal clear Andaman Sea…


Keemala Phuket

KEEMALA,
PHUKET

The authentic and the avant-garde combine in this luxurious rainforest retreat. Stay in a Clay Cottage, inspired by the ‘Pa-ta-pea’ clan, or a Tent Pool Villa…


Twinpalms Phuket

TWINPALMS,
PHUKET

A tranquil and secluded escape just metres from Surin Beach, Twinpalms Phuket Resort is set in a magical, water garden landscape. Contemporary and stylish, this private…


Akyra Beach

AKYRA BEACH CLUB, PHUKET

Thailand’s best-kept secret, akyra Beach Club Phuket, a place for laid back afternoon chill out sessions, cool vibes, sunset cocktails by the pool and a DJ…


Cape Kudu

CAPE KUDU, KOH YAO NOI

You have two choices for arriving at Cape Kudu Hotel on Koh Yao Noi. Either channel James Bond and swoop in by speedboat, or take a leisurely long-tailed boat…


Nakamanda

NAKAMANDA,
KRABI

A wonderful celebration of nature, Nakamanda Resort & Spa is the ultimate place to experience amazing sweeping seascapes, lush jungle thickets…


Akyra Chiang Mai

AKYRA MANOR,
CHIANG MAI

This city centre boutique hotel captivates from the moment you see it. Take in the awe-inspiring architecture, designed to reflect Chiang Mai’s ancient walls…


Cape Nidhra

CAPE NIDHRA, HUA HIN

This is the most brilliant bolthole. Set in a leafy garden, bordering a golden beach with stylish, contemporary suites each with their own private pool…


The Racha

THE RACHA,
PHUKET

Indulge mind, body and spirit at The Racha – an eco-luxury beach resort fringed by the powdery sands of Batok Bay. By day you can learn…