Visitors to Thailand’s biggest market, Chatuchak, will soon be able to stay overnight in a new brand new hotel.
Best Western has revealed plans to open a midscale property adjacent to Kampang Phet MRT subway station. This will be on the doorstep of Chatuchak, which is also one of Asia’s biggest markets with approximately 8,000 stalls.
Scheduled to open in early 2020, Best Western Chatuchak will feature 168 rooms, all featuring free Wi-Fi and other modern amenities. As well as being next to the market and MRT, the hotel will be located close to Mo Chit BTS skytrain station and Bangkok’s elevated highway network, making it accessible from the airports and the rest of the city.
This accessibility and close proximity to Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok’s low-cost terminal, is expected to make the hotel popular for affordable weekend shopping breaks.
“Chatuchak Market has long been one of Thailand’s most popular visitor attractions and a thriving retail hub for locals and tourists alike,” said Olivier Berrivin, Best Western’s managing director of international operations for Asia. “Until now however, the thousands of visitors who flock to Chatuchak every weekend had no reputed local place to stay.
“We are delighted to be able to change all that! In partnership with JJ Siam Pattana, we are creating an exceptional hotel that will suit the needs of both domestic and international travellers. Perfectly located, modern, stylish and environmentally-friendly, Best Western Chatuchak will provide an ideal base for business travellers, shopaholics or those seeking to discover a new side of Bangkok,” he added.
The new hotel forms part of a broader development strategy for Best Western in Bangkok. The company is currently developing its first high-tech Vib hotels in the Thai capital, as well as two upscale properties: Best Western Premier Montien Riverside Hotel and Best Western Premier Montien Bangkok. These, and Best Western Chatuchak, will join the company’s existing portfolio of four hotels in the city.