The Raweekanlaya Bangkok
The Raweekanlaya Bangkok was originally as the residence of the royal governess, Khun Tat Pheungboon Na Ayutthaya, of His Majesty King Vajiravudh or Rama VI. Khun Tat Pheungboon was also the mother of two noblemen, loyal and close aides to the King Rama VI, who played important roles during the King’s reign.
One of the noblemen, Chao Phraya Ramrakob, was the youngest member of the Siam aristocracy to receive the title of Chao Phraya or Most Senior Commissioned Officer in the history of Rattanakosin era. His brother was Phraya Aniruttheva, the commissioned officer served as the rector of the Royal Military and the Master of Ceremony.
King Rama VI was one of Thailand's highly renowned artists, writing modern novels, short stories, newspaper articles, poems, plays, and journals. The rooms at the resort bear names from the celebrated play of King Rama VI called “Mattanapata”. Various areas of the resort are also named after flowers ethnic to Thailand.
The King Rama VI possessed an inherent ability to communicate traditional Thai way of life through his works. His legacy paved the way for future generations of readers and writers in the kingdom. The Raweekanlaya Bangkok draws inspiration from King Rama VI and each room has been uniquely appointed with a poem from Thai literature, thereby depicting the Thai culture and society.
The building has been restored to replicate its 19th century origin and entire complex was expanded to include the adjacent land facing Krung Kasem Road. There are various feature walls across the resort, which have been hand painted or have depictions from the Thai modern history.