Travel promotions for many countries often include claims that the local people are warm and welcoming- whether it’s true or not. In the case of Thailand, however, this claim is well-founded. Indeed, Thailand has become known as the Land of Smiles.
It’s a nation whose cultural heritage is as rich and complex as its food is sumptuous. It is also a land of stunning imagery: white-sand beaches, gilded temples, and emerald-green rice terraces. Come to Thailand and discover its many riches- its food, its arts, its antiquities, its scenic splendors, and the kindly demeanor found in those who live there. Come to Thailand and bathe in the warmth of the land and its people.
In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.
Straddling the banks of the legendary Chao Phraya River, the luxurious Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotel elegantly combines traditional and contemporary Thai ambience. Next to the imposing views of Bangkok, the hotel offers abundant state of the art luxury facilities including beauty, massage, spa and wellness centers or a choice of international high-end restaurants. Already situated in Bangkok’s famous central district, the hotel’s shuttle boat brings myriad cultural and social destinations, such as Asia’s largest night bazaar –Asiatique, even closer.
Experience a touch of peace and zen luxury in this boutique resort, serenely nestled along the bank of the Mae Ping River in the center of Lanna historical city. The architecture and interior décor of the facilities subtly capture the essence of the descendant's Lanna ancestry.
Nestled within a tropical rainforest in a remote corner of the idyllic island of Koh Yao Noi the Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Resort provides the perfect remote hideaway. With an emphasis on using natural materials to harmonize with the surrounding nature, the resort offers a true escape for those seeking privacy and seclusion, without compromising comfort and convenience.
A country minted in times long passed, Thailand is full of treasures waiting to be explored. Ancient temples mixed with French colonial and Chinese architecture, modern, vibrant cities, and an island paradise - all living side-by-side in this amazing country.