- Mandarin Oriental (Bangkok): This momentous property opened on the banks of the Chao Phraya in 1876 and has been a landmark ever since. The hotel’s old-world glamour, and Thai charm have attracted a host of dignitaries and celebrities over the years, including Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and David Beckham. * Dhara Dhevi (Chiang Mai): Built to resemble an ancient Lanna-era kingdom, this 60 acre property comes complete with moats walls, and gorgeous rooms outfitted with Thai silks and hill-tribe prints. After a night or two here, you’ll feel like royalty. * Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle (Chiang Rai): Trumpeting elephants call out from the jungle while the sun sets over neighboring Burma. This all-inclusive resort in the hills of northern Thailand offers spa treatments in a lush outdoor jungle setting, gourmet meals, and ethical interactions with playful pachyderms.
- Soneva Kiri (Koh Kood): Kick things off on the right (very luxurious) foot and take the 70-minute flight from Bangkok on the resort’s eight-seater Cessna plane to Ko Mai Si, the hotel’s private island. The pampering doesn’t stop until you leave, from fresh-caught fish, to palm-lined beaches, spacious suites, and more.
- Supanniga Home Boutique Hideaway (Khon Kaen): The hotel doubles as meditation retreat for local Thai monks and that tranquil vibe extends to the villas, set on lush grounds and mango trees. The on-property restaurant offers a menu of the owner’s grandmother’s recipes. Khon Kaen is the gateway to Isan, a province in the northeast part of Thailand.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.