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Where to Stay

Bangkok Publishing Residence, Old City
A Vogue pick for the new generation of trendy hotels in Bangkok.  "Housed in an industrial building on the fringes of Bangkok’s Old C ...
Ba Hao, Chinatown
Cool, edgy accommodations for the intrepid traveller seeking an authentic experience.  "At Ba Hao, the two-bedroom guesthouse, [patrons] ar ...
Issaya Siamese Club, Sathorn
"Issaya Siamese Club is housed in a heritage two-story wooden villa, and its timelessness stands out among the flash-in-the-pan trendiness of ma ...
137 Pillar Suites, Chiang Mai
Financial Times
Slick new hotel spread across across nine floors of a new tower on Sukhumvit Soi 39 in Chiang Mai.   "There are 34 suites – each with ...
Cabochon, Wattana
Financial Times
FT Travel guru Sophy Roberts calls Cabochon, "a small and chicly colonial, under-the-radar address with a restaurant serving the lesser-known cu ...
So Bangkok, Limpini Park
Wallpaper, Financial Times
Chic new 30-story Sofitel in Bangkok with interior spaces by Christian Lacroix.  In June 2012, Sophy Roberts writes for the FT's How to spend ...
Siam Hotel, Chao Phraya River
Elle Decor
Small chic urban resort in Bangkok. "Each of the 39 serene suites or villas of Bangkok's Siam Hotel is decorated with Asian art and antiquities.&nb ...
Hansar Bangkok, Downtown
New, modern-chic boutique hotel in a great downtown Bangkok location. Tatler writes in July 2012, "There is something very soothing about this all- ...
The Sukhothai
British Harper's Bazaar, Our Friends, Financial Times
Harper's Bazaar Thailand resort pick, "Best urban spa." The Sukhothai's Zen atmosphere is created by low pavilions designed in ' ...
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The Metropolitan Bangkok
Wallpaper, Town and Country, Our Friends, Financial Times, DailyCandy
Most popular luxury boutique hotel in Bangkok, and a good option for a long airport layover. Sister to the ultra-hip London prope ...
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Lebua, Bangrak
Financial Times, Our Friends
Luxury hotel located high up in the second highest tower in Bangkok.  Spectacular views.  In March 2010, the FT's How to spend it raved about ...
Muthi Maya, Khao Yai National Park, two hours Bangkok
Our Friends
Good side-trip from Bangkok, two hours away by car. "At the foothills of the UNESCO-protected Khao Yai National Park within a two-hour drive of Ban ...
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Kirimaya Golf Resort Spa, Khao Yai National Park, two hours Bangkok
Our Friends
Good side trip from Bangkok, a stylish golf resort two hours away. "Kirimaya Golf Resort Spa is as close as it gets to a luxury safari in Asia. Exu ...
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Tenface, near Business District
Elle, Our Friends
"Although it can feel a little like a nightclub on entry, once you venture past the cast-iron door and low-lit lobby at Tenface you'll disco ...
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Ma Du Zi Hotel, Klongtoey
Our Friends
"Unassuming, masculine and clubby, Ma Du Zi Hotel [in Bangkok] is a sublime mix of Chinese, Moorish and modern design and a suitably sexy place to ...
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Luxx, Silom, shopping district
Our Friends
"No pool, no gym, no restaurant, no lobby swarming with guests – Luxx is the perfect boutique alternative to Bangkok’s standard brand o ...
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Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Elle, Our Friends
The Mandarin Oriental is a venerable, luxury hotel in Bangkok, selected in Elle by "Suttirat Anne Larlarb—Slumdog Millionaire&rsquo ...
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X2, Kuri Buri, 3 hrs from Bangkok
In April 2008, Wallpaper announced, "A new playground for Bangkok's elite, X2 in Kuri Buri brings discreet urban chic to the beach." 23 villas ...
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Dream Bangkok, Wattana
DailyCandy, Wallpaper
Vikram Chatwal's boutique hotel boasts single rooms with wenge wood furniture and blue under-lit bed. Aussie chef David Hamilton whips up indulgent Engl ...
The Peninsula Bangkok, Klongsan
DailyCandy, Our Friends, DailyCandy
Long-standing favourite luxury hotel in Bangkok.  DailyCandy provides a new tidbit,  "At the swank Peninsula Bangkok, the infinity p ...
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Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
Our Friends
Great hotel for business travellers to Bangkok, according to our friends. ...
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Khaosan Baan Thai, Old Town
Tatler says, "[Baan Thai] is  a small-scale, beautiful place with proper charm--the Thailand of 100 years ago." Great place to pamper you ...

Where to Eat

Jao Long
W Magazine
"Great spot off the beaten track in Bangkok."   Acclaimed sushi chef Masa Tayakama says "My favorite restaurant is actually a noo ...
Le Du, Bang Rak
Financial Times
"Thitid Tassanakajohn, more simply known as Chef Ton, is the creative force behind two of the most exciting restaurants in Bangkok.  [He] o ...
Jae Fai
Financial Times
Great spot to sample top-notch street food in Bangkok.  "[At Jae Fai], the prices are a bit above the norm, but Jae herself whips up t ...
Bo.Ian, Sukhumvit
Financial Times
Buzzy modern-Thai restaurant in Bangkok by Aussie Dylan Jones and his Thai wife “Bo” Songvisava.  "Bo.Ian an elegantly kickback ...
La Table de Tee, Silom, Bangrak
Financial Times
Foodies in Bangkok rave about this French-influenced chef’s table by 31-year-old Chatree “Tee” Chachonklin. "You don ...
Jok's Kitchen, China Town
Financial Times
If you're looking for cultural authenticity in Bangkok, Sophy Roberts for the FT recommends Jok's Kitchen in China Town, where the chef-owner cooks by a ...
Zense, Central World shopping centre
Buzzy spot for drinks in Bangkok.  In April 2009, Wallpaper writes, "Rooftop bars the must-have addition in Bangkok. Zense (atop the Zen ...
Xinn Tien Di, Pathumwan
Financial Times
Asian cooking-author Ken Hom's pick for Chinese food in Bangkok, located on the third floor of a shopping mall. "...The pièce de r&ea ...
Thang Long
Financial Times
"The crowd at Thang Long matches the restaurant: hip, young, mostly Thais. However, this popular restaurant consistently makes the best, inspire ...
Crystal Jade, Pathumwan
Financial Times
For the FT, the Chinese-cooking author Ken Hom wrote, "Living in central Bangkok is foodie heaven.... In fact, when Crystal Jade first opened, ...
Rave reviews for this vegetarian restaurant serving  "vermicelli with morning glory and fresh chili, countless teas, and brownies to boot.& ...
Eat Me
DailyCandy, Our Friends, Financial Times
Industrial beams, dark wood, and indirect lighting on the walls set the tone for this art gallery and trendy restaurant. Excellent, creative Thai/fusion ...
Ember, Soi Lang Suan
"A hotspot [in Bangkok]....with outstanding views and Eurasian fare." [DailyCandy] ...
Supatra River House
"Eat traditional Thai in all its lime juicy, peanuty glory at waterfront Supatra River House." [DailyCandy] ...
Ruen Mallika
Our Friends
Experience a taste of old Siam. Housed in an historic early 19th-century teak house, Ruen Mallika offers classic Royal Thai cuisine in a special setting. ...
Sirocco, Bangrak
Our Friends, Financial Times
Spectacular views over Bangkok, very good food and drinks. ...
Our Friends, Financial Times
Amazing views over Bangkok and good food. Great place for drinks, also. ...
Zanotti, Silom Bangrak
Our Friends
Zanotti is widely considered to be the best Italian restaurant in Bangkok. ...
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