Tips and Articles for Bangkok

Cedric Angeles

My first massage in Thailand left me speechless. It took place a few years ago, when I passed through Bangkok on my way home from Bhutan. I had several... Read More

high style, few francs A new Paris hotel, the Libertel Quartier Latin, takes its decorative cues from its location at the crossroads of the city's... Read More

Stepping through the doors of the Oriental Bangkok from the exhilarating and exhausting tumult of Bangkok is like entering a calmer, quieter, deeply... Read More

once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment The Jet SetRing in the new millennium with a sonic boom. Aboard the Concorde, on Intrav's... Read More

London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated... Read More

. . . from TorontoMatthew Modine, actor "I was shooting a film--Tom DiCillo's The Real Blond, with Daryl Hannah and Marlo Thomas. We did one scene at... Read More

"So, what's new in Bangkok?" I ask my friend Rungsima Kasikranund during a recent visit to Thailand's capital. "Spas, Latin dancing, and coffee bars,"... Read More

Asia is filling up with tourists again, and a crop of newly hip hotel bars is welcoming them—and cocktail culture—with fanfare. Here, where to celebrate... Read More

If you think you know Thailand because you've stayed at the Oriental or shopped for handwoven silk at Jim Thompson's, here's a swift kick in the head.... Read More

London's Metropolitan Hotel now has a super-sophisticated Asian twin in the heart of Bangkok. An attractive staff in urban black welcomes guests into... Read More

Profession: Fashion DesignerHome Base: New York“I appreciate beauty most when i have to look for it,” Derek Lam says. “And that’s what I love about... Read More

Don't you just love it when things cost less than they did a year ago?Well then, love this: • A double room at the Bangkok Oriental (800/526-6566) —... Read More

I returned this past monday from a trip to Delhi and Bangkok, organized around the debut of the new South Asia edition of Travel + Leisure—it’s our... Read More

Thai Airways 791 Economy ClassPassenger Christopher R. CoxAircraft Airbus A340-500Route New York (JFK) to Bangkok (BKK)Class/Seat No. Economy,... Read More

Ever wanted to sit in the front row at a runway show?Tour operator Remote Lands has launched customizable trips to Fashion Weeks in Hong Kong, Bangkok,... Read More

Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way.In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can... Read More

ARUN RESIDENCEThe Look Hidden on a small residential street in the Old City, this quaint four-story hotel abuts the Chao Phraya river and offers views... Read More

THE PENINSULA VS. THE ORIENTALThe NewsThe Peninsula (www.bangkok-peninsula.com) The old spa packed a big punch, despite its diminutive basement location... Read More

The gateway to Thailand got a sleek, shining makeover last month with the opening of Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Designed by... Read More

From New York to Bangkok, we've got the dish. Here, four of the best new tables across the globe.TELEPAN, NEW YORKChef Bill Telepan has taken... Read More

You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing... Read More

Immersion suites—the ultimate amenity for well-being—are popping up at resorts across the globe. At the Guanahani (590/590-276-660; www.leguanahani... Read More

Woe to a hairy man in the world’s hottest city. Bangkok: where the three so-called seasons—Hot, Wet, and Why are you doing this to me?—are a furball’s... Read More

HotelThe 282-room Le Méridien Bangkok (doubles from $260) opens this month in the Silom business district—a refreshing change from the flashy, rough... Read More

The Heathman HotelPortland, OregonBy Gary ShteyngartHolly Golightly believed that nothing bad could happen to you at Tiffany’s, but allow me to... Read More

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