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Siam@Siam Bangkok Boutique

Having stayed twice now at this most most Unique and funky, not to forget Arty, hotel. I would be remiss in not sharing the interior for you to see. The last time I stayed in this Hotel , before this occasion was back in 2007 on my Honeymoon, those were the days of well paid employment and being able to treat yourself without feeling guilty.

On this very recent stay it was once again on the Anniversary of my Wedding, times have changed and I could not have even considered this if my significant other had not spotted it for a much lower than usual price in one of their promotions. Spoil again? Why not. Know perhaps that I may either never be able to afford this Hotel for some considerable time, or just may want to stay somewhere else, I decided to photograph everything that I loved about this wonderful work of Art!

‘Unique’ is possible the most overused word in hotel marketing. So much so in fact, one might be tempted to question translation proficiency within the ranks of the Bangkok hospitality industry. Siam@S ram is one property that shies away from such grandiose claims however, subtly allowing guests to appreciate the hotel’s distinction qualities without screaming it from the elegant rooftop terrace.

The hotel itself may have graced Rama I opposite the National Stadium for the past seven years, the Phornprapha family behind the property has owned the land for decades. In fact, the very land the boutique hotel stands on was once the head office of the family's successful motor business. is a homage to the family’s history, local artists were contracted to infuse the hotel with industrial elements that created the family’s fortune.

From the moment one enters through the front doors, it’s plain to see that the talented artists have developed the concept with panache, leaving you in no doubt that this is anything but an average hotel. Borrowing inspiration from fairytale, each door of the 25-storey property marries an elegant combination of dark, sultry red tones with earthly, vibrant woods and artistic façades. Indeed, artistic consideration has been delivered with enthusiasm at every turn. From exposed wooden beams within the welcoming, comfortable bedrooms to the elegant menus at flagship French restaurant La rue (which contain carefully considered poetry, hand-drawn illustrations and dish descriptions from Executive Chef Gilles Poitmin that inform and enlighten), the hotel’s purpose is as layered as the deep artistic ethos.

It’s this attention to detail that demonstrates the passion that went into creating Bangkok’s first art concept hotel, even before the word ‘boutique’ made it’s invasive appearance and became the buzz word for 21st century hospitality

Posted by TheJohnsons 23:12 Archived in Thailand

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