Thailand for a highly discerning, luxury traveler who values the finer details in their everyday lives and vacation time.
Like royalty: The Siam Bangkok
You know you’re somewhere special when you’re apologetically ushered out of your Muai Thai lesson at the hotel gym because a Thai Princess is coming for a workout. That’s just one example of the kind of story that you’ll bring back with you from a stay at The Siam. The antique collecting obsession of one of Thailand’s most influential families results in an awe-inspiring project – a super-luxurious boutique hotel to display them in. The Siam’s 38 suites are fusions of art deco and Thai traditional style and its easily one of the best boutique hotels in the world.
Paradise found: Point Yamu by COMO
Possibly Thailand’s most exclusive beach getaway, this gives Thai luxury a touch of Italian sophistication. Paola Navone set out to create a sleek, Mediterranean-inspired, ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ style resort and succeeded in creating this perfectly sublime piece of heaven, overlooking the dramatic Phang Nga Bay. With fantastic suite options and multi-bedroomed villas, you’ll be spoilt for choice. What’s more a private beach club will soon be opened for guests on the breathtaking Naka Island.
Michelin Star: Nahm, Bangkok
When David Thompson and his life partner Thanongsak Yordwai decided they were going to open their dream restaurant, they never thought that an Australian chef would become famous as a world leader in Thai food, or that, in doing so, he would be awarded a Michelin Star – but that’s exactly what happened. Reservations are required here, as this is arguably Thailand’s most lauded restaurant, recently named one of Asia’s Top 5 places to eat. You’ll find this gastronomic gem at Bangkok’s Metropolitan Hotel by COMO.
Elephant polo: King’s Cup, Bangkok
What started out as a whimsical conversation between two quirky sport lovers is now the spectator sport of choice among Thailand’s chic and jet-sets alike. Moving from the Golden Triangle to Hua Hin and now Bangkok, the King’s Cup is one of Thailand’s biggest events and quite a thing to experience. Watching players skillfully work together with these majestic creatures and the rest of their team offers an experience that is always memorable and unique to Thailand.