Bangkok’s Siam Kempinski Hotel maybe one of the newer five-star hotels in the capital, but rest assured, these internationally-renowned hoteliers certainly know a thing or two about luxury, with 76 hotels in over 30 different locations worldwide. They're also recognised as Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, dating back to 19th century Berlin.
This Bangkok branch really does epitomise what the Kempinski brand is all about. The lobby entrance is about as grand as we’ve ever seen in Bangkok, while numerous (and in some cases, award-winning) restaurants, bars and facilities all help to keep the whole family occupied, not forgetting the spectacular resort-style swimming pools and garden. Siam Kempinski’s location couldn’t get much better either, linked to Siam Paragon Shopping Mall and the BTS Skytrain.
- Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour
You don’t truly appreciate this fact until you open the enormous balcony doors and gaze down from above: this hotel feels like a real resort, more fitting of Phuket than Bangkok, with its tropical gardens, interconnecting pools and rows of sun beds that are either bathed in sunshine or sheltered under the palm trees. Bliss!
Siam Kempinski is the only hotel in Bangkok to link to Siam Paragon Shopping Mall, one of the largest and most popular of its type in Bangkok. If high-end brands are not your thing, Paragon is also home to a good range of restaurants and more affordable high street stores. Failing that, you can just use the mall as an air-conditioned long-cut to the BTS Skytrain.
A complimentary Kids Club service, an exclusive privilege for Kempinski's in-house guests, is an absolute life-saver for parents wanting to escape for a short shopping trip, or even for the whole day, as it stays open from 09:00-18:00 every day. Your little ones will be enjoying a wide range of fun activities, indoor and outdoor, under the supervision of well-trained and friendly Kids Club attendants. Elsewhere, children will love the hotel’s shallow swimming pool, while extra beds can be provided for families of three or four.
Three different types of foie gras, freshly imported oysters from France, lobster claw, fresh crab, Champagne refills, delectable a la carte selections… you get the picture. The Sunday Brunch is genuinely one of the finest we’ve ever experienced in Bangkok, as well as the longest (at five hours!). Catch it at Brasserie Europa every Sunday from 12:00-17:00, with prices starting at 2,200 baht per head (with non-alcoholic drinks) and 1,200 baht per child aged 6-12.
You’ve seen the picture-postcard view on the brochure, but when you arrive, you’re stuck with that unwanted room, facing the car park at the back: it’s a familiar story with many hotels across the world – but not the Siam Kempinski Hotel. All rooms and suites here offer a beautiful view of the landscaped garden and pools - a view you can enjoy from your own private balcony.
If you’re looking for a fresh, innovative take on Thai classics, few restaurants in Bangkok deliver the same experience as Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Siam Kempinski’s signature restaurant. The whole menu was conceptualised by Henrik Yde Anderson, the world-renowned chef behind ‘Kiin Kiin’ in Copenhagen, the only Thai restaurant in the world to hold a Michelin star. Hungry yet?
Indulge yourself into one of the Siam Kempinski's lavish rooms, Cabana Room or Duplex Cabana, which offer direct access to the swimming pools from an in-room private terrace. Simply check in to enjoy a pool time from day to night or just sit back and relax at the terrace while listening to the sound of the birds. A limited number of rooms are available and are booked up fast, so advance reservation is a must.
Kempinski's iconic Lady in Red service combines a dual role of the hotel's concierge and customer relations. They are a one point of contact for VIP guests or guests who need special travel assistance. Spot them (their red dresses are difficult to miss) around the giant downstairs lobby, or contact concierge directly from your room for special requirements.
Many luxury hotels claim to be in Siam, but when you arrive you find out that it’s actually closer to a different BTS Station. Siam Kempinski, with direct access to Siam BTS via Siam Paragon, is the only five-star hotel truly in the centre of Siam.
No five-star hotel is complete without a spa, and the one at Siam Kempinski is something quite special. An intimate small-scale spa features eight beautifully appointed rooms, some with a private bathtub. The extensive treatment menu includes its signature 'Seasonal Massage' which was inspired by the European cycle of the seasons - including spring, summer, autumn and winter. Treatments can also be personalised according to the mood of the day. All skilful therapists are with over a decade experience in their field.