Capella Hotel Group has announced its plans to launch its first urban resort in Thailand: Capella Bangkok, set to open in the second quarter of 2019 the east bank of the Chao Phraya River.
Billed as the river’s first new luxury property “in the last two decades”, Capella Bangkok will offer 101 suites and the city’s first riverfront villas located within the, also soon to open, Chao Phraya Estate, a 14-acre plus waterfront development which boasts “unprecedented” accessibility and 350 metres of riverside real estate.
Designed to evoke the feeling of a personal pied-à-terre with unobstructed views of the river from every room, the property features a signature restaurant curated by celebrated Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco; Auriga Wellness with an extensive list of carefully curated Asian therapies combining traditional techniques with contemporary solutions, and The Capella Living Room – a light-filled, river-facing lounge that will host local artisans, music and culinary delights to reflect the neighbourhood’s passion for food, wellness and culture.
John Blanco, general manager of Capella Bangkok said: “The revival of the riverside has been happening organically for some years now and it’s incredible to experience the enthusiasm everybody has for a return to the city’s original roots. It’s reminiscent of the redevelopment of historic – and often artistic – waterfront locales in other major metropolises such as the Meatpacking District in Manhattan and Belém in Lisbon, and I have every confidence that it will have the same uplifting effect on the city as a whole.”
Blanco went on to add: “I am sure our guests will enjoy exploring the locale and discovering the diverse street food stalls, riverfront seafood markets and decades-old shophouse restaurants including the legendary Thip Volcanic Fried Mussel & Oyster, in addition to the fashionable new eateries celebrating Bangkok’s bygone culinary roots. Guests are also sure to be enamoured by groups of all ages performing tai chi and yoga along the river and games from badminton to native takraw”.