The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel

A royal Thai escape with European flair
VERIFIED LUXURY

The 29-story Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel stands on the grounds of the former Kandhavas Palace, the royal residence of Princess Valaya Alongkorn, the aunt of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Against this royal backstory, The Athenee joined SPG’s Luxury Collection in 2017 and was spruced up to give off a decidedly early 20th-century European flair with perceptible Thai influences.

The 374 rooms and suites offer a level of refinement that draws inspiration from Princess Valaya’s palace with opulent furnishings that incorporate elements of local culture and royal heritage. Accommodations also come with the latest technology, such as a 48-inch LED TV, Bluetooth audio and one-touch lighting — providing a juxtaposition between past and present.

The property’s location on Bangkok’s Wireless Road could not be more convenient. The Athenee counts several embassies and offices of multinational companies as its neighbors, while the gleaming Central Embassy shopping mall and the BTS Skytrain are just a short stroll away.

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Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The outdoor pool area is an excellent place to watch the sunset. On clear days, you can see the sky turning pink over the horizon as the pool gives off a reflection of Bangkok’s gleaming skyscrapers as they start to light up.
  • The hotel’s namesake spa is not to be missed. A signature massage is customized according to your blood type, using specific oils, herbs and stones to boost immunity and induce relaxation.
  • Dining options abound with no less than eight venues in which to indulge. The Reflexions, a modern French restaurant, offers a sensational Saturday Social Lunch, and Smooth Curry serves excellent Thai cuisine.
  • The concierge team here is unlike any other. Each member proudly wears the Les Clefs d'Or insignia and always stands ready with one or two Bangkok secrets to share — from making reservations in one of the city’s top restaurants to deciphering the location of an eatery whose name only exists in Thai.
  • A Royal Club Room is worth the splurge. You’ll enjoy late checkout among other perks, including complimentary suit pressing and breakfast.

Things to Know

  • The Bangkok hotel’s Wireless Road location makes it popular with weekday business travelers, which means it’s a great spot for a weekend stay. You’ll also avoid traffic jams and crowds, should you choose to visit on a holiday.
  • Avoid the long taxi queue at the airport by opting for the hotel’s limousine transfer service. The well-appointed BMW 730 comes with complimentary bottles of water, towels and even Wi-Fi.
  • Optional butler service can be arranged. Your personal attendant can handle everything from delivering coffee to your room each morning, with newspaper in hand, to assisting in the packing and unpacking of luggage.
  • This is one of the exceedingly few pet-friendly luxury hotels in Bangkok.

The Rooms

  • Popular among visiting dignitaries, the five themed suites offer unrivaled levels of opulence with exquisite silks and floor-to-ceiling paintings. The décor ranges in style from 10th-century Khmer to 19th-century Euro-inspired Thai.
  • The largest room in the house, the Ratanakosin Suite provides 3,700 square feet complete with two bedrooms and its own gym.
  • Luxurious marble bathrooms feature large soaking tubs and sumptuous Thann amenities, including bath salts and oils.
  • For a little extra space, opt for the corner Athenee Prestige rooms. For a nominal price increase over the basic accommodations, you’ll enjoy an extra 86 square feet of space flooded with natural light from additional windows.

The Restaurants

  • Smooth Curry, the in-house Thai restaurant, is helmed by chef Montri Jiratitkankit, who has cooked for members of the Thai royal family.
  • Bangkok residents tend to frequent The Reflexions for its Saturday Social Lunch. Complemented by free-flowing wine and beer (for an extra fee), the meal features a wide array of à la carte offerings from succulent scallops to a juicy beef tenderloin.
  • The Bakery is an elegant afternoon tea venue with interiors mimicking a conservatory. Enjoy freshly baked patisserie surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the greenery of Wireless Road.
  • The Rain Tree Café serves one of the most extensive breakfast buffets in Bangkok with Western, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Thai selections. Drink juices squeezed on the spot or, for a more local flavor, order the Thai iced tea — an off-menu signature sip.

Amenities
24-hour room service
Bar
Fitness classes
Gym
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Restaurants
Spa
Getting There
61 Wireless Road (Witthayu) Lumpini, Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330 Thailand
TEL800-325-45454
TEL66-0-2650-8800
NeighborhoodSukhumvit, Lumpini
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
BKK (26-40 min)   DMK (22-35 min)  
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