One of the many jewels of our last visit to Bangkok, was without a doubt our two nights stay at the picture perfect The Siam Hotel. A hotel which holds a very special feeling to me, having seen it evolve from day one till final completion and full operation, and know many of the people involved in the project. But still I went through our stay with a very critic and avid eye, true to my commitment to all of you my followers. The first question I think raises when you even think to stay at this property, is WHY should I stay at a hotel located so far from the traditional attractions and happening of Bangkok. And to my surprise this exact question is the one the management use as their strength, The Siam brings to you a different Bangkok. Serene, lush in natural beauty, yet quite simple are the nouns to describe this hotel.
During our last visit to Thailand, only a few weeks ago, we have the chance to experience and enjoy our lovely Vertigo Suite at the HANSAR Bangkok. I would describe it in a few words as Sweden meets Japan in the heart of one of Bangkok premium locations. Suites are steeped in modern comfort and amenities, contemporary yet timeless in style and adorned in Jim Thompson silk. HANSAR in sanskrit translates as Happiness and Joy, taking its inspiration from Thai culture and from the lively and generous spirit of the Thai people:
And we are back in New York, after spending two AMAZING weeks in Thailand, planning and producing Rubin Singer’s Fashion Shows in Bangkok and Koh Samui. Always a treat to spend time in Thailand, a country I carry close to my heart and always draws a BIG smile in my face. So many old and new friends there, could not be happier. On this trip, my fifth time in Thailand, we visited and spent time in Bangkok, Golden Triangle and Koh Samui. OMG so many photos and videos to share, that will take me forever, therefore I decided to do this summary of our time there. You can read more on the individual posts I have been doing pre/post and will do after our stay at the category Thailand. (photo above at the Four Seasons Koh Samui, where we were hosted for a full relaxing day having spa treatments and lunch at the beach)
Last night we checked in at the stunning sexy and chic W Bangkok. I was not expecting much to be honest, since the hotel just opened four month ago, but I must say the this property has just jumped to my TOP 05 favorite properties in Bangkok. It is sultry inspiring debauchery on its very own Thai style. We are being hosted at the W version of the Presidential Suite, which looks taken out of a premium Gucci store. We just love the style, design, and panoramic views of Bangkok.
Just have to say that I am obsessed with the sky pool at the 25th floor of The OKURA Prestige Hotel in Bangkok. Great views of the Bangkok Skyline. This morning I spend an hour contemplating the views and swimming a few laps.
Blue Elephant is one of the most traditional cooking schools and restaurants of Bangkok. It has been 30 successful years since the first Blue Elephant was opened, surprisingly in Brussels, Belgium, allowing foreign customers to fully experience a real taste of Thailand.
Our Suite is the perfect size for an urban apartment, with all the amenities and services to enjoy Bangkok in full. Literally, both Rubin and I, feel that now, we have arrived to Bangkok. The Okura Prestige allows you to discover and enjoy the City of Angels, in full sophistication, while only steps away from your true urban experience, and that to me, is the way to enjoy Bangkok.
Last night upon arrival back in Bangkok from the Golden Triangle, we Checked IN at the exclusive The Siam Hotel. Many have questioned this hotel over the last few month since opening, due to its remote location compared to other luxury hotel options in Bangkok. Well my full position on this and more to come soon upon check out.
So the BIRTHDAY countdown is OVER and 39th is my new mood. NOW the countdown to our THAILAND experience is on… ( this will be my 5th time in Thailand, land that I LOVE and ENJOY beyond expectations ) only 7 days away from departure. Purpose of the trip: Rubin Singer’s Fashion Show in Bangkok and VIP Fashion Weekend and Photo-Shoot in Koh Samui for L’Officiel Thailand. Of course I will be staying, experiencing and reviewing fabulous hotels, as ALWAYS: Hansar Bangkok, W Bangkok, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, Six Senses Samui -A SALA Property, W RETREAT KOH SAMUI, The Siam and my own personal treat and favorite TOP 05 hotel experience in the entire world, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. So stay tuned for this and much more
GoThaiBeFree.com LGBT Microsite by Tourism Thailand | GoThaiBeFree.com | After many month of joint work and collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, local hotels, tour operators and restaurants, and several visits to Thailand, which will always stay close and dear to my heart, I am happy and proud to share and announce, that the first ever official and fully dedicated Asian destination LGBT Microsite by a Tourism Board, is up and online. This shows the interest, respect and commitment of Thailand as a destination, toward the international Gay Travelers, in a true Buddhist spirit. You will find many of my photos and collaborations on the site, like one above on the main banner, of me seating contemplating Phranang Beach from my villa at the Rayavadee Resort in Krabi. Mai Pen Rai Thailand it has been a pleasure to work with you all along this six month, and thank you for trusting CarlosMeliaBlog.com and myself for this project – www.gothaibefree.com check it out. !!! CM