Hilton, Asia Pacific has announced the biggest hotel launch in Bangkok of 2018 this morning with the official grand opening of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.
Discussing the launch at a press conference last night Alan Watts, president of Hilton in Asia Pacific said: “With Asia Pacific enjoying a golden age of travel, we are witnessing unprecedented demand for our brands and are creating some of the world’s greatest luxury hotels.”
“A much-anticipated chapter to the brand’s story in Asia”
“As the first Waldorf Astoria in South East Asia, the opening of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok adds a much-anticipated chapter to the brand’s story in Asia. It builds on our series of iconic Waldorf Astoria hotels in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, while prefacing the arrival of additional unforgettable Waldorf Astoria hotels in the near future.”
Found within the 60-storey Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard, the new hotel is a striking one – with a design from award-winning architect André Fu and his AFSO studio which incorporates contemporary architecture with traditional Thai artisanal elements creating a set of 171 spacious “luxuriously appointed” rooms and suites, with spa-style bathrooms featuring some rather glam marble bathtubs.
From levels 55 to 57 of the hotel, the design of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s eateries the Bull & Bear, The Loft and Champagne Bar, is taken over by another group of superstar creatives, design and concept firm AvroKO, who channel the legacy of Waldorf Astoria commitment to opulence with their artful but totally glamorous interiors – all three restaurants come with sweeping views of Bangkok through vast floor-to-ceiling windows.
“We are thrilled to be adding Waldorf Astoria Bangkok to our rapidly expanding luxury portfolio here in Asia Pacific,” said Dino Michael, global head of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “As we continue to debut contemporary and iconic hotels in landmark destinations all over the world, we consider it a true honour to introduce our brand to a city as vibrant as Bangkok.”