The Vibe: Contemporary classic.
The Area: Bang Rak, sandwiched between the city’s oldest paved road and the Chao Phraya river.
The DNA: Every space has been designed to draw the outside in and frame panoramic river views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The design offers a decidedly modern interpretation of the district’s rich history as a cultural meeting point between East and West. In the double-height lobby, swathed in marble, taupe and cream, local touches can be found in the little details. A set of armchairs covered in artfully woven rattan. Sunlight seeping through Thai-inspired latticework. Wall-spanning fine art drawing from ancient Thai craft techniques. Restaurant Côte by Mauro Colagreco is Capella Bangkok’s pride and joy. Deservedly so, because the Argentinian chef behind three-Michelin star (and World’s Best in 2019) Mirazur in Nice has done a stellar job transporting his signature, produce-driven Mediterranean flavours to a Thai setting.
Suite-Me-Up: Raising the bar for luxury accommodation in the city, the ‘Verandah’ rooms open to private terraces with raised plunge pools overlooking the river. Other room types, all straight-lined cream-and-wood affairs with travertine marble bathrooms, have access to generous balconies to take in Bangkok’s cacophonous river scenes. The prime real estate, however, is reserved for the hotel’s seven riverfront villas. The first of their kind in Bangkok, these private retreats come with plunge pools, separate dining and living rooms, and private gardens leading right up to the waterside.
Accolades: Condé Nast Traveller Hotel List 2021, Travel + Leisure #4 Best Hotel in the World 2021.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 78 rooms (61m2) (657 sq ft), 16 suites (95-209m2) (1,023-2,250 sq ft), 7 villas (595m2) (6,405 sq ft) • hotel opened: October 2020 • architecture: Hamiltons International • interior design: BAMO ✅ free parking on-site • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible