Resorts

The Siam

Set on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the city side of the Chao Phraya River, The Siam is a private 39-room luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, the Art Deco inspired, Thai antique infused masterpiece will be the kingdom’s premier urban resort.

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Guests have an array of superlative amenities at their fingertips: restaurants, cooking school, bar, café, spa, gym, yoga terrace, Muay Thai boxing ring, beauty salon, library/cinema, infinity pool, gift/antiques gallery, conservatory and traditional Thai houses. For an unforgettably unique experience, relish the exclusivity of staying in one of the Orient’s most distinctive destinations. The Siam is a member of Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts and Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

ACCOMMODATION
The Siam features 39 of the capital’s most spacious suites and pool villas as well as a uniquely historical Thai House. All rooms are outfitted with plush furnishings, super-sized king beds and lofty ceilings. Each suite is individually designed with original turn of the century oriental artwork and antiquities and is catered for by a personal butler. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available property-wide.

DINING
At The Siam, guests are treated to a cultural experience like no other, with sublime service in a serene riverfront setting. Diverse dining options include: Chon, resort’s signature Thai restaurant and cooking school where guests may savour and create authentic Thai cuisine; the dapper Deco Bar & Bistro, which serves home-style meals as well as small plates set to live music in a jazzy atmosphere and Café Cha, all day patisserie replete with shady verandah and garden where guests may indulge in a range of freshly baked pastries while sipping perfectly brewed cups of coffee, tea or exotic local infusions. Adjacent to the infinity pool along the riverfront lawn, the Bathers Bar offers in-house guests refreshing, light snacks, poolside bites and beverages after a soothing, cool dip. Sit back in your spacious daybed and sip on sunset cocktails while taking in the unencumbered, private views over the majestic Chao Phraya River. Mealtimes at The Siam are relaxed and informal, with a creative emphasis ‘Moveable Feast’ and ‘Sundowners’ concepts.

WELLNESS
Set in opulent surrounds and intimately private, the Opium Spa provides a haven for renewal and inspiration for lifestyle change. Choose from facial, body and massage therapies using chemical-free Sodashi products or indulge in a tailored multi-day spa package to suit your individual needs. Engage one of the personal fitness trainers in the gym and luxury Muay Thai training centre or take a yoga or Tai Chi class on resort’s outdoor terrace or pier. Unwind with dry and steam saunas, steam showers and Jacuzzis. Hotel also has at your disposal a kids’ and teen’s spa treatment menu and a full-service hair and nail salon. Enjoy the journey as well as the destination.

AMENITIES

  • Riverside infinity pool with jacuzzi beds Children’s splash pool
  • Library with screening room
  • Meeting room for 30
  • Gardens
  • Antique gift shop / art gallery
  • Private pier for river excursions Complimentary boat shuttle between hotel & Bangkok’s central Sathorn pier
  • Limousine service

THE SIAM THAI CLASS
Muay is a traditional Thai sport and one of The Siam’s specialties.  The word Muay is derived from Sanskrit, meaning to bind together.  It is referred to as the art of 8 limbs because of its use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes.

Muay Thai is not simply a fighting sport, it also helps to increase your fitness and emotional wellbeing.

THE SIAM SAK YANT
The Siam has integrated an ancient Thai tradition with the recent opening of a specially consecrated space devoted to the inking of sacred tattoos. Known as Sak Yan in Thai (and popularly spelt Sak Yant even though the t is always silent), the magical-religious designs in black ink can be traced back to their use among animistic Tai tribes in southwestern China and north western Vietnam two millennia ago.

Ajarn Boo inks all tattoos by hand using traditional khem.  To address concerns about hygiene, he screws disposable needle tips onto the traditional needle shaft.