Story by Nop Meechukhun
Nestled on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the newly opened Capella Bangkok captivates guests with its extraordinary design and stylish features, along with dramatic panoramic river views. The lobby blends a sophisticated palette of light wood, warm upholstery, mirrored surfaces, intricate carvings and artworks that juxtapose the rich culture of Bangkok’s historic riverside. Past the reception area, guests will find an exclusive yet cosy inner sanctum, The Capella Living Room, which is adorned with wood floors and eclectic furnishings. It evokes a residential ambiance with outdoor spaces that overlook the property’s gardens and pool.
Capella Bangkok features 101 guest rooms, suites and villas, each of which boasts uninterrupted views of the River of Kings. With floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor living spaces, the rooms allow guests to take in natural sunlight while contemplating the city’s most captivating scenery. Tropical outdoor spaces, including rooftop terraces, gardens, spacious salas and riverside outdoor Jacuzzi plunge pools are found in private Verandah and Villa room categories. These are truly unique in a city hotel—and a first in Bangkok. Sophisticated design with thoughtful details are also found amidst the hotel’s eco-friendly amenities, from guest toiletries to premium in-room technology.
Enchanting waterfront dining at Phra Nakhon (Thai) and Côte by Mauro Colagreco (French and Mediterranean) add much to the capital’s culinary landscape. Deriving its name from Bangkok’s historic riverside district, Phra Nakhon elevates traditional Thai cuisine through modern creations in which new stories are told in each dish. The menu was developed by Chef Wichian “Lek” Trirattanavatin, who has a lifelong connection with the Phra Nakhon district and a skilled team of chefs who combine time-honoured recipes with responsibly sourced ingredients. Meals end with a selection of not-to-be-missed traditional Thai desserts, such as sweetened taro, caramelised water chestnuts and homemade ice cream with a choice of toppings. As the sunset lights up the sky and reflects off the undulating river, guests will feel as if they have been transported on a journey through Thailand’s culinary heartland.
Côte by Mauro Colagreco features a nightly nine-course “Carte Blanche” dining experience inspired by meals on the shore of the French Riviera. The menu is the creation of Italo-Argentinian and three-Michelin-star-chef Mauro Colagreco. Côte serves a series of pre-dinner small tasting plates with Champagne cocktails followed by an after-dinner aperitif, in which Thai ingredients such as ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime and pomelo are infused into the menu. Diners will enjoy a sophisticated and serene dining experience amidst a breath-taking riverfront setting.
Guests should also explore Stella, the glam riverfront bar at Capella Bangkok that pays homage to extraordinary female leaders in Asia with bespoke cocktails, including either original compositions or reborn classics. These serve as a perfect pairing with Stella’s omakase desserts. Enjoy authentic and signature Thai flavours of Isaan rum in “The City of Khai” with a bite of “The Secret of Ya Mao,” a dessert of Chiang Mai chocolate, cocoa nibs and cocoa pods.
Thai residents and expats currently can enjoy a special staycation package with daily credits that can be used for wellness treatments and at the hotel’s dining venues. At Capella Bangkok, guests can experience tranquility and privacy in the midst of one of the city’s most dynamic neighbourhoods. For more information visit https://www.capellahotels.com/en/capella-bangkok