The Royal Oriental Suite
Key selling points: Touting panoramic views of the Chao Phraya River, this two-bedroom suite also boasts fine artwork and soothing furnishings, two balconies, and 24-hour butler service. A living room with an adjoining sitting room and dining room means plenty of elbow room to relax, or entertain.
Standout service: The hotel had a special acupuncture bed delivered, and arranged for Bangkok’s top acupuncturist to treat a Hollywood celeb in the comfort of her own suite.
Style: Timeless, refined elegance, by LTW Designworks, 2009
Special amenities: 48-inch Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TV; Acqua di Parma, Aromatherapy Associates, and Asprey bath amenities; fresh fruit daily; goose-down bedding; wireless entertainment system that can sync with five devices
Square footage: 3,175
Number of bedrooms in suite: Two
Number of bathrooms: Two and one half-bath
Number of rooms and suites in hotel: 393, including 35 suites
Who’s slept here?: Bill Gates, Mick Jagger, David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Kofi Anan
Nightly rate: From $5,913
Location: 48 Oriental Avenue (Soi 40, Charoen Krung Road)