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Capella Bangkok: The Thai Capital’s Latest Riverfront Masterpiece

The new Capella Bangkok is the latest luxury hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya, offering stellar views and waterfront vibes

What’s the Deal


Charoenkrung, an ancient road along the east bank of the Chao Phraya river, has transformed into a creative hub. Now come the luxury hotels: Capella Bangkok is the first major debut in about 20 years (along with Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, which is set to open in 2020). Starting at a generous 61 square metres, the urban resort’s 101 suites and villas feature balconies or private plunge pools with gardens. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal the river’s daily rhythms.

Why Stay?

Credit: Courtesy of Capella Bangkok

Capella Bangkok nails the big and small stuff. It snagged chef Mauro Colagreco of the French Riviera’s three-Michelin-star Mirazur for its fine-dining restaurant and enlists other talents for events in the Living Room. All guests get flexible check-in/check-out and a dedicated Capella Culturist to personalise local recommendations.

Don’t Miss

Change up your usual spa routine at Auriga Wellness, which offers mixed martial arts, tok sen (a Thai massage involving a hammer and chisel) and water therapy – as if the views weren’t restorative enough.

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