Top Suites: Bangkok

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.

Bangkok is a city of contrasts where old meets new, and tradition and opportunity thrive. Whether you come to ride in tuk-tuks, haggle at the markets and try world-class street food or to visit important palaces and Buddhist sites, you’ll find the perfect place to stay among our pick of the top suites.

Grand Royal Suite


Last year, after completing an extensive renovation of the Authors’ Wing, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, created the fabulous Grand Royal Suite. It spans the entire first floor and encompasses the Royal Suite, Ambassador Suite and three guest bedrooms. In addition to the Royal Suite’s formal living room, there is another lounge, dining for 12, a study and a full kitchen and bar, all lavishly decorated in homage to The Oriental Hotel, the original property built in 1876. Thai silks, antiques and original art fill the suite and its 11.5 ft-high ceilings, all decorated with great detail. A beautiful highlight is the Victorian-inspired glass conservatory. The suite’s open balcony offers views of the property’s tropical gardens and the Chao Phraya River.

Special amenities Private butler service, powder room, butler’s pantry, private elevator, in-suite fitness and spa facilities, separate private meeting room suitable for security monitoring
Size 6,458 sq ft
Number of bedrooms Six
Nightly rate $9,420
Contact Amanda Hyndman, general manager,, +66 2 659 9000,