One of the landmarks along Chao Praya River is definitely the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok that was newly renovated in 2010. This award-winning hotel has what it takes from its service and amenities to its restaurants. Shangri-La Bangkok is comprised of two buildings – the main wing and the Krungthep Wing (which is smaller and more exclusive). Both wings have adopted a Western decor with elegant Thai decorative motifs and colourful handcrafted artwork displayed in all parts of the hotel.
The spacious guestrooms are equipped with state-of-art amenities., with most rooms offering panoramic river views. It is quite relaxing to sit by the bay window watching the activities on the Chao Praya River. You can also soak in the large bath tub to unwind after a long day out in the city.
The two swimming pools are surrounded with beautiful lush landscaping making it a tropical escapade from the bustling Bangkok city. There are large sunbathing decks by the pool and the river, which are available for guests to relax after a dip. There is also a Health Club available in the hotel that offers a fully equipped gymnasium, steam room and massage services. Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok is one of the few hotels with a tennis court available for guests.
Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok is renowned for the cuisine served at its restaurants, with extensive dining options from Asian to International cuisines. By the river, you will find the Salathip where diners can enjoy authentic Thai cuisine with traditional dance performances in the Thai teak pavilions. The infamous nightly luxury dinner cruise known as Horizon offers diners an international buffet onboard. The other three award-winning restaurants in the hotel are Shang Palace (Chinese cuisine), Volti Ristorante & Bar (Italian cuisine) and NEXT2 Café (International cuisine). For chocolate lovers, you will be pleased to find Chocolate Boutique located at the lobby where you can indulge in its signature chocolates and beverages.
If you are looking to stay by the Chao Praya River, Shangri-La is a great choice. It is not far from Silom and Sathorn (10-15 minutes by taxi). You will also find the Saphan Taksin skytrain station next to the hotel. Besides that, the hotel provides complimentary shuttle boat services to Asiatique The Riverfront, a popular riverside shopping complex for hotel guests. On top of that, the Sathorn Pier is next to the hotel. This Chao Praya Express Taxi Service provides convenient river access to the historic parts of Bangkok such as the Grand Palace, the Temple of Dawn and the Royal Barge Museum.
All in all, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok is an ideal choice for couples to splurge on.