SALA Hospitality Group has unveiled the latest addition to its curated collection of beachfront resorts and boutique hotels: sala bang pa-in, a chic and stylish new retreat on a private island in the Chao Phraya River.
With a fleet of boats awaiting to transport guests on immersive excursions, including complimentary transfers to and from the Summer Palace, every traveller can uncover the rich heritage of a charming yet relatively undiscovered part of the Kingdom.
Scheduled to open its doors on 1 May 2021, sala bang pa-in will become the group’s ninth property in Thailand and the fifth member of sala boutique, a portfolio of intimate hotels situated in picturesque locations, many of which are filled with historical significance.
Found between Ayutthaya and Bangkok, Thailand’s ancient and modern capitals, Bang Pa-in is an exceptional addition to this anthology.
Celebrating this destination’s vivid backstory and natural beauty, sala bang pa-in is a contemporary boutique retreat that puts guests on the doorstep of the Summer Palace. The hotel houses 24 deluxe rooms and pool villas, all of which reflect a modern minimalist design concept and cutting-edge technology, such as high-end sound systems with smartphone connectivity, LED TVs and Espresso machines in every villa.
Each spa-inspired bathroom comprises a separate bathtub and rain shower, and all 10 villas open out onto expansive riverside terraces with daybeds and private pools. The top room category, the three-bedroom river view presidential pool villa, offers 484 square-metres of indoor and alfresco living space, making it ideal for families and groups of friends.
Days can be spent exploring this intriguing area aboard the hotel’s own handcrafted 40-ft wooden motorboat which offers river cruises to the Summer Palace (included in the room rate), along with daily sightseeing tours and sunset cocktail cruises. Alternatively, a luxurious 26-ft speedboat is available for half- and full-day private charters and group events.
sala bang pa-in joins sala rattanakosin Bangkok, sala lanna Chiang Mai, sala ayutthaya and sala khaoyai in the sala boutique portfolio. Like all its sister hotels, it infuses the genuine warmth of Thai hospitality with a focus on authentic art, design and culinary creativity.
sala bang pa-in is located 60km north of downtown Bangkok, and accessible from Don Mueang International Airport (41km) and Suvarnabhumi International Airport (74km).
Rates start from THB 5,180 net per room per night, including breakfast.
More at salahospitality.com/bang-pa-in.
Lead image: River View Pool Villa, sala bang pa-in