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Boutique hotels gain new ground in Bangkok

After lagging regional competitors, Thai capital invests in heritage accommodations

103 - Bed and Brews is located on trendy Soi Nana in Chinatown. (Courtesy of 103 - Bed and Brews)

BANGKOK -- In downtown Bangkok, hardly a week goes by without a soft opening for a high-rise hotel offering a plush but hardly unique experience. With around 35 million visitors a year the Thai capital is a spectacular tourism success, but it is lagging behind regional competitors when it comes to quirky, idiosyncratic accommodation.

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