Golden sand beaches, mountainous
jungles and wild gibbons.
+66 76 324 333. 70 rooms and villas. US$ 925-
This first Aman resort hotel; the one that started it all.
T: +66 76 330 015. 46 rooms.
Harvard educated architect Mon Tri transformed his waterside
private house into a boutique hotel and restaurant.
No longer a backpacker's secret, Koh Samuiwith its mountainous
interior, nonstop beaches, and inexpensive shoreline lodgingis now a favorite
Thai destination for European tourists looking for a stylish alternative to the more developed Phuket Island.
Koh Samui, Thailand
T: +66 77 245 480. 24 rooms. US$ 261-
This eco-friendly tropical haven of cottages and bungalows sits on 25
acres of lush green hills and private beach.
Forests and wildlife sanctuaries; the foothills to the Himalayas and Thailand's
Thailand's gateway city and capital, founded in 1291A.D.
Its old town is
surrounded by a defensive moat and contains historic Buddhist temples.
6 Rachamanhka 9
Phra Singh A. Muang
Chiang Mai, Thailand
T: +66 53
418-892. 26 rooms. US$ 210-
Graceful and serene, Rachamankha is tucked behind high walls in the old quarter.
Its owner, Thai architect Rooj Changtrakui, designed the hotel after 13th and
14th century Thai temples.
Road, Sri Phom
Muang, Chiangmai 50200
T: +66 53 418-896-9. 40 rooms. US$
Simple yet stylish; located in old town.
Venture deep into hilly, remote and tribal Thailand by taking
a three hour drive northeast of Chang Mai. Here, near the border of Burma and
Laos, you'll find the northern provincial capital of Chang Rai.
Golden Triangle Resort
Chiang Saen, Chang Rai
T: +66 53 784084. 90 rooms. US$ 250-
the hotel you can learn how to ride elephants and/or take a guided tour to a tribal
village. This luxury resort is set in an adventurous location on the Mekong River,
one hour's drive north of Chang Rai.
Capital of Thailand.
The Siam Hotel
Dusit, Bangkok 10300
T: +66 (0) 2206-6999.
36 rooms. $524-
Thai-American musician Krissanda Sukosol Clapp hired renowned hotel architect Bill Bensley to create a romantic hotel evoking Old Siam's ambience.
Located on the Chao Praya River, at the base of Krung Thon Bridge in the historic Dusit district of Bangkok.. The Sukosol family, including the matriach and other family members, are known as the ''musical hoteliers’ of Thailand.