Set in a former Chinese opera house, Shanghai Mansion brings a touch of glamour and vintage cool to Yaowarat, Bangkok’s historic Chinatown district. Every detail of this restored property is reminiscent of the resplendent 1930’s Shanghai, from the plush crimson leather sofas and black-and-white-tiled floors in the lobby to alluring portraits of Chinese ladies and an old-fashioned—and working—gramophone in the restaurant. The Oriental charm is extended to the 76 guestrooms: the vividly hued interiors are kitted out with expansive beds, wooden lattice walls, Art-Deco lamps and faux-silk wallpapers.
Don’t forget to visit Shanghai Mansion’s Cotton bar for the live jazz music, while the water garden in the central courtyard offers a tranquil spot for soothing quzheng (traditional Chinese zither) tunes. Make the most of the hotel’s strategic location by exploring the maze of alleyways, temples and countless street-food stalls that make up the bustling Yaowarat. A design-oriented retreat, a stay at Shanghai Mansion will make you feel like a modern-day emperor.
479-481 Yaowaraj Road,
Samphantawong, Bangkok, Thailand