After overseeing the sprawling, $75 million Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, architect Rachen "Taam'' Intawong went for up close and personal with this eight-room...more
The reception desk is on the beach—just past the pool table—at Cactus Bungalow, an easygoing and easy-on-the-wallet property along Bophut Beach on...more
D2, the precocious new brand of the Dusit hotel chain, is more Soho than Southeast Asia. The staff—make that "agents''—are younger than you, thinner...more
A short ride down an unpaved road off the main highway from Phuket delivers guests to this white-walled 293-room resort on prime frontage along Khao Lak Beach,...more
Patong Beach's popularity is also its bane: Packed with 20 resorts just off the sand, it's a fun place to visit, but not a great place to spend the...more
Phang Nga, the coastal region along the mainland north of Phuket, was slammed by the tsunami. In the years since, the area has not only revitalized itself, it...more
Le Méridien's recent efforts to integrate culture into its urban hotels proved worthwhile at this tower in Bangkok's Silom neighborhood. One dramatic...more
The staff at Chiang Rai's spiffiest new accommodations are eager to make visitors feel at home. Greenery permeates this 159-room resort along North Thailand's...more
At the southern end of Karon Beach, there was once a coconut plantation situated next to the steep, rocky shoreline. In 1985 the Marina Phuket Resort took it...more
A bit of Vermont in the shadow of the Grand Palace? Nantiya Tuliyanont, the friendly, globe-trotting owner of Bangkok's first true B&B, welcomes arriving guests...more
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