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Jet, set and go! Thailand is welcoming travellers from 45 different countries and allowing them to skip quarantines from November 1

Additional reporting by Andrea Saadan.


Thailand has just announced that travellers from 46 low-risk countries who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit Thailand without quarantine requirements from November 1 as long as they enter the country by air and test negative for Covid-19.  

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The announcement was made by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on his Facebook page on October 21 and comes shortly after the country announced that it would only be letting in travellers from 10 low-risk countries including Singapore, China and the United States.

With the new regulations, travellers must simply have been in the eligible countries and territories for at least 21 consecutive days. They will also need to take a reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test within 72 hours of travelling to Thailand.

They will then have to take another RT-PCR test when they arrive and wait for their results in an approved hotel. Once they get a negative test result, they can roam Thailand freely. 

If you are planning to make use of the loosened regulations and to take a trip to Thailand, keep scrolling because we have a list of some of the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok for you to enjoy your stay in.

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1. Capella

With gorgeous views of the majestic Chao Phraya River, ultra-luxury hotel brand Capella’s new property in Bangkok is certainly a sight to behold. 

The hotel opened late last year and features 101 suites and villas that all boast unobstructed views of the river and manage to exude tranquillity despite being in the heart of the busy city. 

With restaurants such as Côte by Mauro Colagreco, a three-Michelin star chef, Stella, Phra Nakhon and more, you are guaranteed to be in the lap of luxury during your stay.

Find out more here.  

2. Four Seasons

As an urban, riverside resort, the Four Seasons is certainly a luxurious hotel that you cannot go wrong with. The hotel was opened last year along the Chao Phraya River and was designed by legendary hotel architect Jean-Michel Gathy.

The property boasts two infinity pools, a private boat dock and restaurants such as BKK Social Club and Yu Ting Yuan which is led by Michelin-starred chef Qui Xiaogui.

You’ll want to check out its executive suites as they come with the most Instagram-worthy views of the Chao Phraya River and courtyard.

Find out more here

3. Intercontinental Bangkok

Located right in the heart of the Ratchaprasong area, this five-star hotel is an easy choice for travellers who are looking for easy access to some of Bangkok’s most popular sights and shopping districts such as Central World, Gaysorn and Siam Paragon.

Decorated in a contemporary art style, the Intercontinental Bangkok boasts 381 luxurious guest rooms as well as a rooftop swimming pool and an urban spa that features a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline. 

Tatler Tip

Go for the Club InterContinental rooms that offer extra space for guests along with outstanding views. You are also given access to the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge, where you will be personally greeted and escorted to check-in upon arrival at the hotel. At the lounge, Club InterContinental guests also get to enjoy complimentary afternoon tea along with evening drinks and canapés. You can also invite a non-staying guest to join you for dining in the lounge at no additional charge.

Find out more here

4. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

The Waldorf Astoria in Bangkok has long been the pinnacle of luxury and grandeur. Located in Bangkok’s Central Business District, the Waldorf Astori tends to be popular largely because of its proximity to popular places in Bangkok such as Wat Phra, Wat Arun, and the Chatuchak Weekend Market. 

With a luxury spa, golf course views, and an outdoor pool with floating cabanas, you will definitely make memories here—even if it involves not leaving the property much.

Find out more here.

5. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Located along the Chao Phraya River, The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is a truly remarkable hotel that features large rooms and spectacular views of the river and city. 

If you are looking for a real treat, you can opt for its suites which offers privacy and lavishly decorated rooms with wide-open spaces and private balconies. 

Recently, The Mandarin Oriental also reopened its River Wing after one of the biggest renovations in its 145-year history. Its stunning transformation maintains its classic Thai-influenced elegance while also keeping the hotel’s grandeur intact.

Tatler Tip

Be sure to make a reservation at Le Normandie, a two-Michelin-starred French restaurant located at the hotel. The decadent souffles are worth the extra calories and the service is absolutely impeccable.

Find out more here.

6. Grand Hyatt Erawan

As one of the world’s top hospitality companies, it is no surprise that the Grand Hyatt Erawan is considered one of the most luxurious properties in the Erawan area. 

Housing 380 contemporary rooms with dynamic views of the city, the Grand Hyatt Erawan is an easy choice for travellers who are looking to stay somewhere with easy assess to Bangkok’s famous sights such as the Erawan Shrine as well as its shopping districts. 

For the ultimate luxury, opt for its grand executive suite king which is a luxurious suite that features sweeping views of Bangkok and exclusive access to Grand Club Lounge. You can also enjoy a separate living and dining area. 

Find out more here.

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7. The Landmark Bangkok

Situated next to BTS skytrain station, this all-round impressive hotel is near all of Bangkok’s landmarks. 31 storeys of elegant and spacious accommodation (comprising of 399 rooms, including suites) await.

The hotel’s accommodation and restaurants are in line with the highest international standards and offers sublimely Thai service.

Multi-award winning restaurant Rib Room & Bar Steakhouse restaurant sits on the hotel’s rooftop. Specialising in steakhouse favourites and gourmet French cuisine, indulge in a hearty meal prepared by the hotel’s highly regarded Executive Chef.

Find out more here.

8. The Sukhothai Bangkok

Dubbed the best hotel in Sathorn, the hotel regards hospitality as an art form. Expect precision and dedication during your stay at the five-star hotel right in the heart of the Bangkok financial district.

Garnering its namesake from the ancient capital of the City of Angels, the hotel is surrounded by luxurious gardens and lotus ponds that are reminiscent of Thailand’s well-known old-world elegance.

Indulge in the hotel’s award-winning restaurants, exquisite spa facilities, state of the art fitness centre, and expansive swimming pool.

Find out more here.

9. The Peninsula Bangkok

Boasting unparalleled service and rooms with stunning views, the hotel is your luxurious urban retreat. Situated in Bangkok’s scenic location in the Thonburi district, guests are treated to a relaxing oasis.

Sustainability philosophies are core to the hotel, with the belief that the highest standards of luxury hospitality need not be wasteful. It delivers sustainable and responsible services to guests, colleagues, and local communities.

Tatler Tip

Go for the ‘Luxury In Advance’ offer to enjoy deluxe room accommodation and flexible check-in and check-out times. Daily international breakfast at River Café & Terrace for two will also be included, along with complimentary wellness activities throughout your stay. 

Find out more here.

10. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

The perfect destination for business and leisure travellers, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the famous Siam Paragon shopping mall via a covered walkway.

The hotel’s 397 luxurious rooms and suites are adorned with traditional Thai accents, with most rooms including private balconies overlooking the hotel’s lush gardens and free-form swimming pool. The luxury spa and health club ate at your service, offering a tranquil atmosphere and a serene escapade from the bustling Bangkok street.

Find out more here.

11. Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit

Conveniently located on Sukhumvit Road with direct access to BTS skytrain Nana Station, the hotel offers a fitness centre, swimming pool, outdoor spaces, and Regency Club Lounge, which offers floor to ceiling glass windows.

Guests who stay in Club Rooms and Suites are able to enjoy Regency Club Lounge benefits including complimentary continental breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening canapés, free-flow evening cocktails and exclusive check-in.

The hotel also offers exclusive dining experiences at its Market Café, The Lobby Lounge, and rooftop Spectrum, Lounge & Bar.

Find out more here.

12. The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon

The Standard’s Asia flagship hotel is located in one of the most iconic buildings in the Thai capital. The 155-room hotel is also equipped with a terrace pool, fitness centre, meeting rooms, and a variety of food and drink.

Sky-high dining experiences at Ojo, a Mexican inspired restaurant and Sky Beach, the highest alfresco rooftop bar in Bangkok are housed in the hotel.

All of its rooms are artfully designed and offers Bang & Olufsen blutooth speakers and Davines bath amenities.

Find out more here.

13. Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

You know you’re in for a satisfying stay when the hotel offers stylish facilities including a pool that overlooks the Langsuan oasis and a luxurious spa, the amaranth spa by Harnn.

Kimpton Bangkok also offers Kimpton’s pet-friendly privileges for your to travel with your fur-kid. The staff’s intuitive service and expertise in hospitality is sure to amplify your vacation.

Find out more here.

14. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The hotel has been a go to spot for travellers looking to stay along the Chao Praya River. With a reputation for style, service and excellence, it houses contemporary accommodations and facilities while maintaining classic Thai-influenced elegance.

It’s multi-award winning spa, The Oriental Spa is set in a restored century-old teakwood house. Guests are invited to indulge in wellness in the spa’s oasis of peace and tranquillity.

Find out more here.

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