Viking picked us up at the Bangkok Airport and drove us to the Shangri-La Hotel. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide said the following, "With 800 rooms, the Shangri-La is one of Bangkok’s biggest luxury hotels. It has several restaurants and bars, the excellent CHI, The Spa, a fitness center, a pool, and tennis and squash courts."
The Shangri-La is a beautiful hotel located along the Chao Phraya River. It contains a combination of dramatic architectural design and an inspiring merging of decoration and art. One feels enriched by being inside the hotel.
There is an open-air restaurant on the lower level where one could dine and watch the activity on the Chao Phraya River. I was so impressed by everything - inside and outside.
The rooms were very nice, and the bathroom facilities excellent and very modern. Bottled water was complementary in the rooms.
The breakfast buffet was included in the trip. It was exceptional and included everything imaginable - one of the best buffet breakfasts that I ever had.
Photos belong to Phil Bianco.