When the Capella opened on Charoenkrung Road in 2020, it brought new cachet to the southern stretch of the riverside. All 101 rooms, suites and villas face the water and boast floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies or terraces. The Verandah Suites even have private gardens and plunge pools – rare amenities in Bangkok. Don’t overlook the bars and restaurants. Michelin-starred Côte represents star chef Mauro Colagreco’s first outlet in Asia while live music wraps around a centrepiece white peacock at raucous Stella Bar.