Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok completed renovations on its River Wing, concluding the hotel’s most extensive renovations in nearly 150 years. The River Wing redesign followed restorations of the hotel’s Authors’ and Garden wings. Newly renovated guestrooms and suites feature updated facilities, but maintain the hotel’s signature Thai elegance. The renovations also increased the number of suites in the wing, as well as enlarged guestrooms with views of the Chao Phraya River.
Additionally, the on-site restaurants Lord Jim’s, The Verandah and Riverside Terrace have been slightly updated. The hotel also added a new restaurant, Kinu by Takagi, a Japanese kaiseki-style restaurant by Michelin-celebrated chef Takagi Kazuo.
“Throughout its 143-year history, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has been an icon of this vibrant city. The River Wing renovation is a stunning complement to the Authors’ and Garden Wing refurbishment and has been meticulously designed to recognize the property’s heritage while ensuring our continued position as one of the world’s legendary hotels,” said Greg Liddell, general manager, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. “The entire team is passionate about delivering bespoke Mandarin Oriental service and warm Thai hospitality. We are delighted to complete this restoration, and to welcome our guests back ‘home’ to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.”
In honor of the renovations, Mandarin Oriental offers a Be the First to Stay bundle, which includes personal butler service, daily restaurant and spa credits, and a daily buffet breakfast for two. The bundle is available Nov. 17, 2019–March 31, 2020.
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