Global Icon: Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand
No other hotel in Bangkok quite embodies the city's rich culture while also paying homage to its history like the Mandarin Oriental. As the oldest luxury hotel in Bangkok and one of the oldest on the entire continent, Bangkok's Mandarin Oriental deserves Fodor's nod. Since opening in 1876, the Mandarin, which sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, has been home to a range of celebrities, dignitaries, and other notables who pass through the city. Some of Bangkok's most famed restaurants and bars are with in the Mandarin, including Le Normandie, Bamboo Bar, and the Authors' Lounge, where Noel Coward, Somerset Maugham, and countless others sat to pen some of their most noteworthy works.
, 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
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