Plush riverside property Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is looking forward to receiving its first guests. Carolynne Dear takes a look at what they can expect.
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is now open for bookings.
After a tumultuous year, the stunning Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is now open.
Originally expected in February, its first guests are due to check-in from December and the hotel is now open for bookings.
The nine acre property is set along 200m of the city’s main waterway with indoor and outdoor spaces positioned amongst a series of cascading buildings, courtyards, terraces and water features.
“Sometimes dramatic. Sometimes intimate. But always charismatic,” explains designer Jean-Michel Gathy.
Boasting a staff of more than 600, guests will be well-attended to as they enjoy the six dining and bar spaces, 299 rooms and suites (suites come with spacious garden terraces), spa, three pools, fully-supervised kids club and private boat dock.
The Yu Ting Yuan Cantonese restaurant overlooks a reflection pond.
Dining options include signature restaurant Yu Ting Yuan serving Cantonese cuisine with views over lush gardens and a reflection pond from the floor-to-ceiling windows, Italian-inspired RIVA del Fiume on the riverside boasting cascading riverfront terraces with water views, French-influenced Brasserie Palmier which is also on the riverfront and specialises in fish and seafood dishes with an oyster bar, the BKK Social Club for cocktails, The Lounge for afternoon tea and Cafe Madeleine, an artisanal neighbourhood pastry shop.
Wellness offerings include a spa with a seductive Thai-influenced treatment menu, a vitality pool, indoor garden and male/female saunas. There's also a hair salon, barber shop and nail salon. Pilates classes are also available, as well as outdoor yoga sessions and workshops with visiting wellness practitioners.
The spa offers indoor and outdoor wellness spaces.
If you’re looking for a serious swim, there’s an outdoor lap pool as well as the two - more relaxed - infinity pools.
The hotel has also collaborated with the Museum of Contemporary Art to feature artwork by Thai artists in a dedicated art space inside the hotel, with pieces carefully curated by Gathy.
“Jean-Michel Gathy has truly set the stage for a Four Seasons experience like no other,” said general manager Lubosh Barta. “The opening of Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is nothing short of spectacular in every respect.”
We can't wait to see it.