Siam InterContinental Hotel

The Siam InterContinental Hotel was a luxury hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. It stood on Rama I Road, in the neighbourhood now known as Siam in Pathum Wan District, on land leased from Sa Pathum Palace. It opened as part of Pan Am's InterContinental hotel chain in 1966, operated by the Bangkok Intercontinental Hotels Company. It stood until 2002 when it was demolished to make way for the Siam Paragon shopping mall. The Siam InterContinental was Bangkok's first luxury international-brand hotel, and was also particularly known for the striking design of its main building, by American architect Joseph P. Salerno.[1]

Siam Intercontinental Hotel
1967 postcard photo of the hotel
Hotel chainInterContinental Hotels & Resorts
General information
Location991 Rama I Road, Pathum Wan
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Opening1966 (1966)
ClosedJune 30, 2002; 21 years ago (2002-06-30)
OwnerBangkok Intercontinental Hotels Company
Design and construction
Architect(s)Joseph P. Salerno
Known forLongest operating international chain hotel in the Thailand,
First hotel in 4-star hotel in Bangkok

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Ünaldi, Serhat (2016). Working Towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. pp. 149–151. ISBN 9780824855758.

External links edit

  • "Siam InterContinental". Designing the Luxury Hotel: Neal Prince and the Inter-Continental Brand. The New York School of Interior Design Library.

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