Each of the 39 art deco rooms at the Siam hotel tells a story about Thai history. The Military Room displays 1940s cigarette cards and machetes; Connie’s Cottage is the teak house where socialite Connie Mangskau hosted such icons as Jackie Onassis. Film nights and craft workshops are often held in the screening room. From $525. 66/(0) 2-206-6999. This appeared in the October 2013 issue.