Industrial Chic Design on the banks of the River Kwai.
X2 (pronounced Cross to) River Kwai Resort will open on two acres of prime riverside land on the banks of the historic River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, 90 minutes west of Bangkok on July 1 2014.
The industrial chic design by design firm Agaligo studios combines concrete with wood paneled walls and oriented strand board- boards of compressed layers of wood strands- all inside what look like shipping crates, jutting out over a bend on the river.
U Sukhumvit Bangkok ups the ante with guaranteed 24 hour use of room- no matter what time you check-in
It may seem like an April Fools joke, but U Sukhumvit, which opened April 1, offers guests 24 hours use of guest rooms regardless of what time you check in. That means if you check in at 7pm, you get to stay until 7pm the day of checkout. Being a Hotel Otaku™ I always try to get as much use out of a room as possible. At places where you have status in their frequent guest program it isn’t that difficult to secure a “late checkout” but the latest you can typically get is 4pm, (3pm in most cases). At the new 4 star U Sukhumvit, as well as other U properties throughout Thailand (see below), there is no need to worry about getting your money’s worth.
The Naka Phuket features sleek glass and stone pods “floating” above the mountainside and offering sweeping views of the beach and Andaman Sea.
Ready for something different on Phuket’s west coast? Architect Duangrit Bunnag is taking 1,740 acres and eschewing the traditional Thai resort blueprint in exchange for something more futuristic. Plans for The Naka Phuket show sleek glass and stone pods “floating” above the mountainside and offering sweeping views of the beach and Andaman Sea. Bunnang was also careful to work with the natural landscape and opted to change his design rather than remove mature trees.
You’ve dreamed of a Thailand beach escape for months. Drooled over photos showing aquamarine water and stretches of white sand.
And when it’s finally time for your vacation to begin, Le Coral Hideaway Beyond Phuket wants to make sure you enjoy every minute possible. The resort’s complimentary Fast Track Immigration service and luxe limo transfer will have you relaxing on a chaise faster than you can imagine starting in mid-March.
Intimate 11-suite boutique resort introduces bespoke luxury to Northern Thailand
Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa, an intimate 11-suite luxury resort in the heart of Chiang Mai opens today, in time to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Horse. With an exquisitely intricate design inspired by the Thai royal manors of the 18th century, Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa brings together the rich traditions of Siamese hospitality with modern luxury, offering highly personalized experiences for each guest.