One of Mandarin Oriental's flagship properties, Mandarin Oriental Hotel has been a favorite of the elite since 1876. In 2006, the grand dame of the Chao Phraya River underwent a face-lift. The new spa is known as one of the best in the world and the facilities have been updated to include a large gym, tennis court, squash court, and two outdoor swimming pools. All of the 393 fresh rooms are assigned with personal butlers. Visitors should not miss high tea in the Author’s Wing, a meal at one of the eight famous restaurants, taking a class in Thai cooking/culture, or watching the sunset from the Veranda. Wireless internet, a business center, meeting rooms, and secretarial and concierge services make for an efficient, as well as luxurious, experience. A proprietary boat shuttles patrons five minutes to the skytrain as well as sights along the river. A stay at the opulent Mandarin Oriental Hotel never disappoints and has you wanting to come back.