The newly opened Villa de Pranakorn, a luxury boutique hotel in Bangkok’s historic Sam Yot district, has become a member of Relais & Châteaux, a global hotel and restaurant association. Villa de Pranakorn is the first hotel to join the collection in the country’s capital.
Having officially opened its doors to guests in February, the 47-key hotel is nestled in the Thai capital’s old quarter and blends an urban style and luxury amenities with Thailand’s heritage, culture, and cuisine. Set around an open-air courtyard pool, the property features an urban, minimalist design inspired by the area’s Sino-Portuguese architecture.Every room is equipped with contemporary amenities and adorned with a modern yet understated design and images of old Bangkok.
On the ground floor, the Samranraj Cuisine restaurant pays homage to the owner’s ancestors who arrived from southern China in the early 20th century and offers a journey between past and present. The juxtaposition continues with the light wood, rattan, and wicker furniture contrasted against black-and-white earthenware tiles, a foretaste of the elegant decor awaiting in the rooms and suites. Other facilities include a lobby and pool bar, courtyard pool, treatment room, gym, and an Ancestral Hall unique to the space.
Photo: Courtesy of Villa de Pranakorn