HotelsThe Thai capital’s famous Chao Phraya River is experiencing a revival, including the entry of multiple international luxury hoteliers.

Capella Hotel Group opening first Thai property in Bangkok

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The Living Room.
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Events hosted here include the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, Speedy Grandma, and Soy Sauce Factory, the latter two the handiwork of locally based French gallery owner and entrepreneur, Thomas Menard

The eastern bank of Bangkok’s famous Chao Phraya River is experiencing a cultural and lifestyle revival, a contemporary stage all set for its rich history to be rediscovered – including the entry of international luxury hotelier Capella Hotel Group in Q2 2019.

The world’s second most-visited city – according to Euromonitor International’s “Top 100 City Destinations 2018” report – has in recent years seen the emergence of its first official Creative District, which helped thrust this riverside zone and the major road channel Charoenkrung road, which runs parallel to the waterway, to become Bangkok’s hippest neighbourhood. 

Events hosted here include the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, Speedy Grandma, and Soy Sauce Factory, the latter two the handiwork of locally based French gallery owner and entrepreneur, Thomas Menard.

The lifeblood of the Thai capital since inception in 1782, the “revival of the riverside has been happening organically for some years now and it’s incredible to experience the enthusiasm everybody has for a return to the city’s original roots,” says John Blanco, General Manager of Capella Bangkok. 

The luxury hotelier name is one of three properties slated to open in the Chao Phraya Estate:14.2 acres of prime land valued at an estimated US$1 billion. The waterfront space is shared with Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok, and Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok.

Inspired by the stories – both old and new – of riverfront life and Capella’s brand philosophy of ‘preserving tradition’, ‘heightening discovery’ and ‘celebrating individuality’, the urban resort sprawls across 350 metres of riverfront real estate, also boasting Bangkok’s first riverfront villas. All 101 rooms are blessed with unobstructed views of the river, as are the resort’s public areas, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.

Guests are invited to soak in luxury whether it’s enjoying menus crafted by celebrated Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco, clocking in spa time at Auriga Wellness, or interacting with locals – easily arranged through ‘Capella Curates’ experiences. Personal assistants will tailor, coordinate and facilitate every aspect of a guest’s stay, including taking guests to engage with locals or in activities that define this neighbourhood.

“[Capella’s guests are] discerning travellers seeking highly tailored, curated experiences which give them unique access to authentic Bangkok,” shares Blanco. “The reinvigorated riverside with additions such as IconSiam for shopping and trendy bars, restaurants and creative spaces housed in old shophouses, are all reachable by boat or on foot.”

In anticipation of the hotel’s opening, a teaser video has been made of the iconic Chao Phraya estate. Click here to view.


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