Joseph Conrad Suite
Authors' Wing 101
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok
Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski 3 December 1857 -- 3 August 1924) was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole.
Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, although he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked accent). He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist, who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature.
While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including D. H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry, William Golding, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Heller, Italo Calvino, Gabriel García Márquez, J. G. Ballard, John le Carré, V.S. Naipaul, Hunter S. Thompson, J.M. Coetzee and Salman Rushdie.
Films have been adapted from or inspired by Conrad's Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, The Duel, Victory, The Shadow Line, and The Rover.
Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew on his native Poland's national experiences and on his personal experiences in the French and British merchant navies, to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a European-dominated world, while also plumbing the depths of the human soul. Appreciated early on by literary cognoscenti, his fiction and nonfiction have gained an almost prophetic cachet in the light of subsequent national and international disasters of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Named after legendary author Joseph Conrad, this elegant suite is the only one of our Authors' Suites to feature its own terrace, overlooking our lush gardens and the sweeping Chao Phraya River. Using a soft and calming palette of blues and creams, décor is soothingly stylish, reflecting our calm riverside setting. Featuring a dramatically draped four-poster bed, a selection of light blue armchairs and dark teak wood furnishings, the bedroom enjoys a romantic and elegant feel. Adjoining this the spacious bathroom is a haven of calm with a separate bathtub, walk-in shower and twin vanity area.
Goose down bedding
Complimentary water on turndown service
Large working desk
Separate bath and walk-in shower
Luxurious bathroom amenities
Silk and plush terry bathrobes
Fast, high quality bandwidth, both wired and wireless. Register up to five devices for the same fee
Superlative high definition LCD televisions with an extensive channel selection
High quality audio system
In-room interactive entertainment system which allows integration of iPod or MP3