By Gaya Travel on October 7, 2016


Leaders in hotel innovation, SilverNeedle Hospitality, are delighted to welcome the iconic Riva Arun Bangkok hotel to it’s boutique collection of luxury handpicked properties ‘The SilverNeedle Collection’.

Riva Arun, uniquely positioned on the Chao Phraya Riva, is located in Bangkok’s preserved Rattankosin Island, the historic heart of the city. Nestled in a captivating neighbourhood of traditional houses, shops and warehouses, tastefully converted into stylish guesthouses, cafes and galleries, the architecture and interior design of Riva Arun Hotel reflect influences of “Chino Colonial” culture with a contemporary twist – displayed throughout the property in the carved wooden interiors and ornate ironwork.

Surrounded by some of Bangkok’s most treasured sites; Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha, Wat Arun, temple of dawn, the Museum of Siam and the Grand Palace, Riva Arun offers the the city’s most sought-after river views. The 25 guest rooms range in size from comfortable studios to expansive Jacuzzi suites – each with panoramic views of either the Chao Phraya River or old city.


The rooftop restaurant Above Riva serves a superb Thai menu – an infusion of local flavours, market fresh ingredients and a variety of creative influences handpicked from across the globe, against a backdrop of stunning scenes of Thai history and culture. Waterside Dining is also offered at the soon to launch Riva Café – a stunning private pier, café and open-air bar serving cocktails into the evening.

Francis Zimmerman, Managing Director of SilverNeedle Hospitality, SouthEast Asia, says: ‘Thailand is a primary growth country for SilverNeedle Hospitality and Bangkok is a continuously growing destination for international tourists. We’re delighted to apply the SilverNeedle management expertise to Riva Arun and welcome guests to this one-of-a-kind property – Riva Arun offers business and leisure travellers a unique, refined and authentic Thai experience.’

A boat connects the new Riva Arun to it’s sister neighbouring property, Riva Surya. Also a SilverNeedle Collection hotel, Riva Surya boasts 68 beautifully designed rooms, adding a touch of style and charm to the once dubbed ‘Venice of the East’. The hotel has elegant dining options, a riverside swimming pool and multiple leisure facilities, all conveniently accessible and exclusively available and for guests of Riva Arun.


Opening offer: Riva Arun rooms and suites start at $75USD a night. Learn more at:


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