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Location. Surrounded by tropical vegetation on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Shangri La Hotel Bangkok stands 25 stories tall, a gem in the midst of historic 'Old Bangkok.' The hotel is within walking distance of several shopping areas, although this property's proximity to an adjacent Saphan Taksin SkyTrain station affords easy access to all sectors of the city.
Hotel Features. NEXT2 Caf? & Terrace provides scenic river views where guests choose among six different food stations and international selections are cooked to order. Salathip is comprised of three linked Thai style houses guarded by stone elephants. This casual restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine and presents Thai dance entertainment. The Shangri La Bangkok offers a myriad of property amenities that range from babysitting services to a business center with six computer stations and complete business amenities. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby and wired high speed Internet access is available in all meeting and function rooms. Modeled after a Tibetan temple, a 10,700 square foot spa offers 40 treatments; two outdoor splash pools lie above the river and hotel gardens. Visitors can also play tennis or squash, relax in two outdoor spa tubs or take advantage of the fitness center.
Guestrooms. Shangri La Hotel Bangkok offers 799 guestrooms that feature bay windows with sweeping river or city views. Welcome amenities include fruit baskets and flowers. Beds are dressed with 220 thread count sheets and cotton duvets. Guestrooms are decorated in warm earth tones and natural materials such as wood, glass and leather. Thick Asian tapestries embellish the walls, anchoring the king beds; marble bathrooms are graced with bathrobes, slippers, scales, and separate tubs and showers. Spacious desks are paired with ergonomic chairs, and all rooms feature high speed Internet access, satellite television and three telephones.
Expert Tip. A private yacht, the Horizon, is available for day or night river cruises. Renovation Notice: The hotel is currently upgrading the Shangri La Wing's swimming pool, coffee shop and the Thai restaurant. The pool and Thai restaurant will re open in late October followed by the coffee shop at the end of November. The hotel meanwhile continues to operate as usual with uninterrupted service. Disruptions are kept to a minimum, and alternative facilities are available. Detached from the main wing, the deluxe Krungthep Wing remains unaffected.