PAST PER­FECT

One of South-east Asia’s old­est ho­tels, the Man­darin Ori­en­tal Bangkok is fresh from an ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tion.

Robb Report Singapore - - Travel & Leisure - By DARYL LEE

TheMan­dar­inOri­en­talBangkoki­sev­ery­thing one would ex­pect of a lux­ury ho­tel in a ma­jor me­trop­o­lis. There’s dis­creet, at­ten­tive butler ser­vice, top-notch ameni­ties in each room, world-class spas and restau­rants, plus an eye-pop­ping Grand Royal Suite that spans an en­tire floor and fea­tures six be­d­rooms.

While th­ese are im­pres­sive, they can also be found at any lux­ury ho­tel in any ma­jor city in the world.

How­ever, what pre­cious few ho­tels can claim is his­tory, and it’s some­thing the Man­darin Ori­en­tal Bangkok has in spades. It’s cel­e­brat­ing its 140th an­niver­sary this year, and it’s amaz­ing to think that when the ho­tel first opened in 1876, Thai­land (more

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Singapore

© PressReader. All rights reserved.