Luxury hotel group Capella has a knack for creating luxurious, tranquil cocoons in busy cities — just take a look at its hidden sanctuaries in Singapore, Shanghai and Bali.
If not for the dreadful pandemic, we’d have had a taste of its first opening in Thailand by now. Opened last month, Capella Bangkok, situated along the Chao Phraya River in the Thai capital city, has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from the award-winning hospitality group, including some serious villas. Yes, villas. In Bangkok.
Sandwiched between Thailand’s revered river and Charoenkrung Road — Bangkok’s oldest paved road — the property not only offers killer waterfront views across all of its accommodations, but also easy access to the city’s trendiest cafes, bars and art galleries. With Capella Curates, guests can get a glimpse into the soul of the storied locale with a selection of local experiences designed by Capella Culturalists.
In contrast to the heaving, exhilarating surrounds so recognisable of the city, the rooms, suites and villas, have a refined neutral palette of warm wood tones and simple lines, complete with elegantly minimalist furnishings that will bring you to a state of calm in no time. Villas and Verandahs come with outdoor jacuzzi plunge pools for further relaxation.
You can hit the town and dine at a myriad of fabulous venues, or you can stay within the serene confines of Capella Bangkok and get exquisitely fed at Côte by Mauro Colagreco, which delivers a contemporary menu that pays homage to the traditional recipes and cultural heritage of the French and Italian riviera. For the uninitiated, Chef Colagreco’s three Michelin-starred restaurant in France, Mirazur, snagged first place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards last year. The alternative is Phra Nakhon restaurant for time-honoured Thai recipes of the district. There’s also Stella, a gorgeous cafe-bar serving decadent patisserie and craft cocktails in a sultry, boudoir-like setting.
For more information and reservations, visit Capella Bangkok’s website.
This story first appeared on Prestige Singapore
(All images: Capella Bangkok)