Remembering the grounds of the Siam Intercontinental Hotel


Remembering the grounds of the Siam Intercontinental Hotel - June 30, 2002
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13 Responses to Remembering the grounds of the Siam Intercontinental Hotel

  1. claude fletcher says:

    I would stay at the Siam in the early 1990s as a pilot for Delta Air Lines. My favorite was the pool and the beautiful grounds.complete with peacocks. Thanks for the reminders. claude

  2. So many of us while working for Pan American have fond memories of our layovers in Bangkok and staying at this wonderful hotel. We were all saddened when it was torn down because it was such a beautiful peaceful place in the heart of a busy city. We love your website, keep up the good work.

  3. Barent Springsted says:

    One little known fact about the Siam Intercontinental Hotel is that the original architectural design was drawn up in the mid 1960’s for a luxury beach side hotel to be branded as the Bali Beach Hotel (now the Inna Grand Bali Hotel) on Sanur Beach in Bali, Indonesia. Due to the growing domestic turmoil in Indonesia, including Bali, in the mid 1966’s the blueprints for the hotel to be build in Bali were moved to Bangkok. Those plans ultimately were the basis for the design and construction of the Siam Intercontinental Hotel in Bangkok in 1967 and opened in Aug. 68. That hotel was ultimately torn down in 2002 to make way for the Paragon Dept. Store complex. The Siam Intercontinental Hotel was a gem not to be forgotten.

    • Harald Neumann says:

      Thank you for this information. I spent lovely times in the Hotel in 1990 and 1994. Got tears in my eyes thinking it had to make way for a shopping mall. Greatings to all that share good memories.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Living in Bangkok 1968 to 1972 the Siam Intercontinental was thought to be the epitome of beauty and graciousness
    of all the hotels. Recently I could not believe my ears when a friend told me this gorgeous panacea to all the problems of the world had been torn down. I had to verify it for myself. Interesting that the original plans were for it to be built in Bali. Thank you so much for
    your photographs renewing old treasured memories.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This lovely old girl was our home when we as Qantas cabin crew were in town so much fun was had by the pool I was nearly thrown in on my last trip

  6. Anonymous says:

    I stayed at the Siam intercontinental Hotel several times as a member of the US Air Force stationed in Udorn RTAFB. The luscious 26 acres of grounds was it’s first calling card for me, but I enjoyed every minute of it on my subsequent stays. I went to her website hoping it was still there. Is there any present day Bangkok hotel that matches it’s refinement?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Going though my parents 69 RnR photos I came cross a couple of them from this hotel. Sad to see it no longer exists.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    I stayed between 1969 and 1999 at this lovely hotel.
    Every time I arrived from Europe I felt like I was
    coming home. First day, Yum Nua ( Thai beef salad )
    in the coffee shop to the right of the reception.
    Then the pool.
    It made me sad when I heard it was being torn down.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I was a Delta Air Lines F/A and this was our layover hotel in Bangkok (1990-1991) Loved this hotel, the food, the pool, breakfast by the pool, the lush grounds, the restaurant, the staff was so nice to us. Our flight got in late at night and the hotel let us “debrief” in the restaurant, sooo nice of the Siam. There was an elephant on the grounds when I first stayed there, but the elephant was moved a few months later??? There were also ducks and peacocks. Such fond memories of a beautiful, quiet, lush hotel in the middle of bustling Bangkok. Short walk to “Jim Thompson House” which I loved to visit. Wish I could go back in time…….

  11. Anonymous says:

    I am not 100% sure, but I believe the Siam Inter-Continental Hotel was designed by Joseph Salerno, Westport, Connecticut, USA. He also designed other projects most notable The United church of Rowayton, Rowyaton, Connecticut, USA I am a big fan of his work. The comments about the hotel on this site are amazing. It must have been a masterpiece.

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