A passion for collecting is the driving force for this new hotel in central Bangkok’s Dusit, on the Chao Praya river. Just 39 all-suite rooms, geared for the cognoscenti: From French flea market bric a bric, to massive Palaeolithic earthenware jugs from Southeast Asia’s cradle of civilisation in Ban Chiang, to Han through Ming dynasty pottery from China. Loved the mint condition Absinthe and French liqueur posters, and in the gym Thai beefcake and cheesecake mags from the 50s. Great beds, super spacious rooms, finest manchester. Then there’s the food, the service, the ambience. And the experience!