The riverside is gearing up to welcome two huge newcomers: Capella Bangkok and Four Seasons Hotel (both in early 2020).

Capella will feature 101 suites and villas (from a cool B27,500/night), alongside Côte Capella, a Mediterranean-leaning opening from lauded Italian-Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco, whose three-Michelin-starred restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France, currently stands at no. 1 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list; Stella, a cocktail and dessert bar overlooking the river; Thai restaurant Phra Nakhon; and a ballroom with a river backdrop.

Meanwhile, Four Seasons promises 299 rooms (from B15,300/night), as well as modern Italian restaurant Riva del Fiume; a French brasserie and oyster bar; a high-end Cantonese restaurant; and BKK Social Club, a bar led by the hotel’s high-flying beverage manager and mixologist, Philip Bischoff—former bar manager of Singapore’s esteemed Manhattan—which is set to offer Latin American and pre-prohibition era concoctions. Both properties are now available for advance booking.

300/1 and 300/2 Charoenkrung Rd.