Travel journalist and fellow nomad Paul Rubio guest-blogs this week on Worldview, sharing some of his favorite places on the planet. Every day will feature a new destination … Enjoy! —D.N.
The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok — I love to rave about the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (formerly known at The Oriental). My time at this historic hotel is always unforgettable. I savor the flavors of the exceptional Thai cuisine at the signature restaurant, Sala Rim Naam, read books during teatime at the Author’s Lounge, pen my thoughts riverside at the Verandah Lounge, and nearly achieve Nirvana at their Ayruvedic Penthouse. I grow accustomed to long and enlightening chats with the gracious hotel staff, experiencing the genuine hospitality found only in Asia. Without a doubt, I always lose myself in the spirit and history of Asia’s most prestigious hotel.