Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok


Key selling points: A supremely spacious living room and dining room combine with fine appointments for a truly sumptuous, inviting suite complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies touting wide views of Bangkok’s magnificent River of Kings, and access to the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge.

Standout service: To celebrate the birthday of a young Malaysian princess, staff decorated the suite’s living area with pink rabbit balloons, created a playhouse full of snacks, and served a birthday cake in the shape of a Barbie doll.

Style: Elegant East-meets-West, by Wilson & Associates, 2010

Special amenities: Bulgari bath amenities, 50-inch Samsung flat-screen TV, Grohe bathtub and Jacuzzi, TOTO shower, in-room exercise machine


Square footage: 2,529

Number of bedrooms in suite: One

Number of bathrooms: Two

Number of rooms and suites in hotel: 802, including 72 suites

Who’s slept here?: Heads of state and royalty from China, Brunei, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, UAE, and beyond

Nightly rate: About $4,708

Location: 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak

Vice President and General Manager Kieran Twomey

66-2-236-7777 ext. 6000