A city of constant movement – in its crowded streets, the powerful Chao Phraya river, bustling markets, the canals that criss-cross it – the “City of Angels,” as it is called in Thai, is both modern and ancient. Bangkok is a city where ancient temples neighbor modern malls, and cars whiz by street food carts.
An anticipated new art space opens with an impressive exhibition of work by photojournalist Steve McCurry – most famous for his “Afghan Girl” photograph from the cover of National Geographic.
Bangkok’s most prestigious international film festival screens major films from around the globe, and attracts international luminaries such as Werner Herzog and Oliver Stone.
While most of the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations center on the Chinatown neighborhood of Yaowarat, parades, cultural performances, and other festivities are held around Bangkok.
This annual race winds through several neighborhoods and notable landmarks, with runners reaching the finish line near The Royal Grand Palace.
To celebrate the Thai New Year and water festival, for a week each April, Bangkok turns into a giant street party, complete with parades, performances, and water fights in the streets.
A traditional Buddhist holiday, this festival is best-known for the many artfully sculpted candles used to celebrate in temples and processions throughout Bangkok and the rest of the country.
Now in its 19th year, this popular performing arts festival brings renowned musicians and dancers from around the globe to Bangkok, for performances that range from classical to modern.
For one of Thailand’s most traditional and picturesque festivals, locals release small decorative rafts laden with candles, flowers, and incense on the river at dusk.
Street performers, acrobats, musicians, dancers, and other artists fill Lumpini Park for one weekend per year for this popular (and free) family festival.
On Sunday afternoons throughout Bangkok’s mild winter, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra holds free concerts in Lumpini Park, while locals picnic on the grass.
Tap into an impressive wine cellar, dine on gourmet bites inspired by the cuisines of the Mediterranean, and enjoy live music at the hotel’s atmospheric gastro-lounge.
An escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, this verdant outdoor oasis next to the tree-lined swimming pool serves light bites by day, and barbeque under the stars by night.
Designed to feel like a private residence, our award-winning jazz club serves afternoon tea, late-night cocktails, and gourmet snacks alongside world-class jazz music entertainment.
Our award-winning Thai restaurant matches its impeccable, authentic flavors with streamlined and distinctively Thai decor, creating a harmonious dining experience.
Claim a lounger and an oversized umbrella and bask by the serene pool, hidden within sprawling tropical gardens filled with palm trees, orchids, and traditional Thai sculptures.
A hands-on introduction to the delicacies of Thai cuisine and ingredients, our popular cooking classes are held behind the scenes of our award-winning Basil restaurant, with our master chefs.
Indulge in the healing therapies of both traditional Thai and modern luxury spa treatments at the Grande Spa, a soothing oasis where every experience is tailored to you.
Artfully-plated creative dishes highlight seasonal, locally-sourced produce and seafood at this award-winning restaurant that takes a contemporary approach to French cuisine.
Unwind with signature body pampering treatments or massage rituals that blend Thai and French beauty and wellness traditions and are uniquely personalized for each guest.
Relax poolside with the paper and coffee or sip a specialty local Thai rum cocktails at this breezy poolside lounge with a front row view of the sparkling Bangkok skyline.