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Boutique city hotel akyra Sukhumvit to open in Bangkok

Boutique city hotel akyra Sukhumvit to open in Bangkok

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Early 2018, the iconic AKARYN Hotel Group, will further expand its diverse range of luxury hotels and resorts, with the launch of the highly anticipated akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok.

This boutique city hotel located in the happening hub of Bangkok will be made up of swanky rooms designed for admiring the city’s captivating landscape and an extensive rooftop terrace for enjoying cocktails and entertainment through the day and into the night.

The latest addition to the three akyra sister properties, akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok will offer re-imagined urban accommodation for savvy travellers in the heart of the Thai capital’s most dynamic city. The akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok is well located on Sukhumvit Soi 20, an area known for its buzzing atmosphere, green recreation spaces and fine dining. The 50-room akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok will offer guests generous accommodations with incredible cityscape views only found in Bangkok.

This downtown property will boast an upscale rooftop space, where guests can sip craft cocktails at the pool bar and relax on stylish sun loungers and cabanas, all perfectly positioned to take in dramatic panoramas of Bangkok’s modern architectural design. Open to guests and outside visitors this spacious rooftop terrace (100-person capacity) is destined to be the city’s hotspot for after work sunset drinks or a glass of bubbly before I night out on the town. The rooftop will also be available to host memorable gatherings, private dinners and VIP receptions.

This hotel aligns perfectly with the akyra brand; defined by smart technology, funk, flair, experimental approach to design, all within trendy locations where the young at heart intersect and connect. The akyra hotels are designed for travellers looking to make the most of Asia’s most diverse and culturally rich country.

Each of akyra’s four, distinct five-star hotels are founded on akyra’s brand ethos whilst reflecting unique regional tradition. Every property offers experiences and activities designed to allow guests to interact with the area’s surrounding history and culture – far from a cookie-cutter experience.

The launch of akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok at the beginning of 2018 follows the recent opening of akyra Thonglor Bangkok – another stylish property comprising 148 studios and one- to three-bedroom suites located in Thonglor, Bangkok’s fashionable district renowned for its contemporary culture and creative cuisine.

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The Athene - Bangkok

Stunning redesign for The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok

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The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has announced the reopening of The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok following an extensive renovation and transformation into a Luxury Collection hotel.

The Athenee Hotel will offer global explorers a gateway to the inspiring history and culture of Bangkok through the lens of The Luxury Collection, a glittering ensemble of world-renowned hotels and resorts delivering unique, authentic experiences.

Formerly known as Plaza Athenee Bangkok, the newly restored Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, stands on the grounds of the Kandhavas Palace, former royal residence of Princess Valaya Alongkorn. A homage to its regal lineage, the hotel’s opulent re-design is a modern take on traditional Thai design elements with a distinctly European flair. With the opening of Athenee Hotel, The Luxury Collection continues its commitment to celebrating the heritage of the world”s most iconic hotels through meticulous restoration projects that pay tribute to local indigenous charms and treasures.

Overseen by interior design firms Vekhin Interior and Bangkok Dec-Con PLC, The Luxury Collection’s multi-million dollar renovation of The Athenee Hotel will bring to life Bangkok”s roots in an authentic and indigenous way. The redesign incorporates many aspects of the Thai colonial style of the princess” lifetime, from the influence of Thai royal ceremonies in the Royal Club guestrooms and Athenee suites to the carefully selected color palettes and artwork for the interiors.

In addition to the refurbishment of common spaces and all 374 luxurious guest rooms, The Athenee Hotel’s transformation includes a newly redesigned city-lagoon styled swimming pool area. Skillfully merging the outdoor pool area with an indoor function space inspired by the timeless style of Kandhavas Palace, the designers have created a distinctly Thai venue for leisure and relaxation. Guests will also have several food and beverage options to enjoy, from the popular Smooth Curry restaurant to The Glaz bar, whose timeless neo-colonial décor celebrates the hotel’s location on the site of a former royal palace.

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Anantara Siam Bangkok unveils new guestrooms

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Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel has unveiled its new contemporary Thai inspired guestrooms, offering discerning leisure and business travellers even more luxurious style at the brand’s Thai flagship property.

Designed by Jeffrey A. Wilkes of LTW Designworks, who is recognised for his ability to blend cosmopolitan influences with tradition, the new interiors of the Deluxe and Premier guestrooms inject a fresh sense of luxury by infusing a more contemporary aesthetic, greeting guests with a subtle Thai character remaining true to the ethos of the Anantara brand.

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Using elegant regional undertones, typical Asian details were eschewed with the design instead paying homage to Thai palaces that have been constructed with European influences. Thai silk has been used as wall panels to give a simple and elegant finish, a refined reflection of Thailand, and an antique map of Bangkok in the Deluxe rooms provides an interesting conversation piece.

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The 307 new 42 square metre Deluxe and Premier guestrooms in one king size bed or two double beds configurations can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and a child, and feature an en-suite marble bathroom with a deep soaking tub and separate glass enclosed shower.

Four room categories are available: Deluxe Room; Deluxe View Room; Premier Room; and Premier View Room. The View category rooms’ expansive windows reveal the hotel’s magnificent tropical gardens; swimming pool; or the immaculate private golf course of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club in the heart of one of the world’s most enigmatic capital cities.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel - Premier View RoomIdeal for business travellers, some of the Deluxe and Premier guestrooms are located on the hotel’s exclusive Kasara Floor where, at a daily fee, guests are afforded access to the Kasara Executive Lounge with all-day dining; dedicated Concierge and business services; and private meeting facilities.

The addition of a complimentary Handy smartphone in every room allows guests to keep in touch with family and friends with unlimited international calls and texts to 25 countries, and 4G and preloaded popular apps to explore Bangkok with ease.

The refurbishment of its Deluxe and Premier guestrooms completes a THB 470 million project that also saw the upgrade of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s suites and public spaces.

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Haven't Met Silom.

Technology-focussed Thai hotel concept launches flagship property

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An innovative hospitality concept for savvy millennial travellers called Haven’t Met is launching its flagship hotel in Bangkok, Haven’t Met Silom.

The hotel offers modern travellers a choice of unique and engaging destination experiences supported by a custom travel app.

The hip new technology driven brand offers comfortable yet practical city stays with integrated technology that connects guests with each other and the city using a dedicated app and complimentary use of 4G connected, interactive in-room tablets.

The tablet comes pre-loaded with a local area map, hotel directory, restaurant and room service menus, as well as music streaming via JOOX, and a dedicated chat room for guests to chat with each other about the best locations and activities on offer around town.

Haven’t Met Silom seamlessly incorporates all these highlights through its app so that guests can share ideas and inspirations before, during and after their trip. The technology gives them 360-degree insights into what the destination has to offer, and the hotel supports this with a choice of unique, guided urban travel experiences that can be booked directly on the tablet.

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pentahotels opening Bangkok property in 2020

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pentahotels, the design-led and neighbourhood lifestyle brand, today announced a new management agreement with The Nest Property Company a subsidiary of PM Group, to open the first pentahotel in Bangkok, Thailand in 2020.

pentahotel Bangkok, Ploenchit, will be located in Lumpini in the central business area of Bangkok. The announcement marks the first official step in pentahotels’ expansion in Southeast Asia, building on the brand’s plans to open its second Hong Kong property in Summer 2017.

pentahotelsAs a new build property, tailored to pentahotels’ design standards, it will feature the brand’s hallmark design-led environment, including the signature pentalounge, a new-concept reception area that combines function with entertainment, welcoming guests to relax and socialise around a stylish bar.

The hotel will also feature 157 guestrooms, a swimming pool and gym. Located close to many large shopping outlets, high-rise offices and the Lumpini park, pentahotel Bangkok will offer business guests and leisure travellers alike the perfect window into the capital’s modern, vibrant and tropical lifestyle.

Hotel to open in Chatuchak Market

Dusit International to open hotel in Bangkok’s renowned Chatuchak Market

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Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Dhanasansombut Development to operate the first ever hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s world-famous Chatuchak Market.

Forming part of Dhanasansombut’s new mixed-use development, Mixt Chatuchak, the new hotel will comprise approximately 250 rooms. Chatuchak Market, also known locally as Jatujak or JJ, is located in the north of the city next to Chatuchak Park, one of Bangkok’s largest green spaces, and near Or Tor Kor, recently named one of the world’s best fresh markets by CNN.

Ms Nontaya Apitanotai, the majority owner and authorized Director of Dhanasansombut said: “Mixt Chatuchak is the only building located directly within JJ Market, making the mixed-use project and Dusit’s new hotel a unique proposition for guests who will benefit from the large array of shops and services within our building as well as on their doorstep. Our companies share a complementary vision to impress the world with Thai hospitality, and by drawing on the energy, culture and vibrancy of the iconic JJ Market, we are confident this synergy will be a huge success.”

With 29 properties currently in operation across four brands in eight countries, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase which will see the number of Dusit properties reach 70 within the next three to four years across Southeast Asia, China, sub-Saharan Africa, the GCC region, Europe, and more key markets.

Continuing the company’s series of firsts, Dusit International recently became the first hotel operator in Thailand to to accept WeChat Pay, which allows Chinese guests to pay their hotel bills via the mobile e-payment platform initially at Dusit’s owned properties in Thailand, and soon its other properties around the world.

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Steigenberger Hotel Riverside Bangkok scheduled to open in 2019

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Deutsche Hospitality has signed an agreement for its first hotel in Thailand. The five-star Steigenberger Hotel Riverside will open in the capital city of Bangkok in 2019.

It will offer 259 rooms, including deluxe rooms, suites, superior suites, honeymoon suites and a Presidential Suite. Its conference and banqueting facilities will extend over an area of 900-square-metres. The hotel’s gastronomic concept will boast features such as a pool restaurant, a roof terrace bar and restaurant and a VIP lounge. A generously proportioned 1,200-square-metre spa and gym area will contain both an indoor and an outdoor pool. The hotel will also have a landing stage to enable guests to undertake tours by shuttle boat.

“The Steigenberger Hotel Riverside Bangkok is our gateway to the market in Thailand and allows us to establish a brand presence in a city of superlatives,” explained CEO Puneet Chhatwal. “Achieving such a step is a source of great pride to us, and this also strengthens the presence of Deutsche Hospitality in our target growth market of Asia.”

Bangkok has over eight million inhabitants and is both the capital and largest city in Thailand. It represents the political, economic and cultural centre of the country and is also Thailand’s most important transport hub. According to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, which ranks cities by overnight visitor arrivals, Bangkok was the most popular city destination in the world in 2016 with over 21 million international visitors. The Steigenberger Hotel Riverside occupies a position which is both quiet and central, directly on the banks of the River Chao Phraya within the immediate vicinity of the city’s main sights.

The hotel will be operated via a management agreement. The property owner and contractual partner is the Thai company River Garden.

137 Pillars Suites Bangkok Nimitr Restaurant

137 Pillars Suites Bangkok to open in April

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137 Pillars Suites Bangkok, showcasing 34 exquisitely appointed suites is scheduled to open on 2 April 2017. The property is a sister hotel to the award-winning 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, and is located on Sukhumvit Soi 39, a short distance from the upscale and fashionable shopping district of Emquartier/Emporium.

137 Pillars Suites Bangkok
The architects for the property are Palmer and Turner from Bangkok, with Interiors by P49 Design and Landscape by Wabi Sabi Studio. Interiors will showcase a warm palette of rich tones with exquisite white and grey marble bathrooms and expansive use of mirrors and glass.

137 Pillars Suites Bangkok
The hotel suites will be located from the 24th to 32nd floor with four categories of one and two bedrooms ranging from 70-127 square metres. Features will include private dining tables, private butler service, maxi bars with wine cellars, user-friendly mood lighting, high ceilings, large walk-in wardrobes and stunning marble en-suite bathrooms with chic circular baths complete with built in TV. The sleep experience will be of the highest standard and the spacious balconies will be the ultimate chill zone, complete with the traditional 137 Pillars House signature rocking chair and an oversized day-bed for two, with superb view of the Bangkok skyline. 137 Pillars Suites will be a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).

137 Pillars Suites Bangkok
A range of creatively designed retail products will be available at the Bangkok Trading Post. Both restaurants – Nimitr and The Bangkok Trading Post – have been designed and created by Bangkok’s chic design couple Sophie Beghin and Faun Israrena na Ayudhya of Santhaya Associates.

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Meliá Bangkok will be the company's first city-centre hotel...

Meliá Hotels signs first property in Bangkok – Meliá Bangkok

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The recent signing of Meliá Bangkok marks Meliá Hotels International entry into the Bangkok hotel industry in 2022. Meliá Bangkok is the company’s second property in Thailand, following the signing of Sol Beach House Koh Samui in 2015, and will be Meliá Hotels & Resorts first city-centre hotel.

Meliá Bangkok will be managed under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. The new-build, upscale ‘bleisure’ hotel will strengthen the brand’s portfolio of global urban resorts and will boast 315 luxurious guestrooms, exceptional F&B outlets, spa amenities, a fitness center and meeting facilities. The hotel’s site will also be home to retail and office space.

Meliá Hotels & Resorts, the most international brand of the MHI, has 126 properties worldwide and more than 30 years of presence in Asia. The announcement of Meliá Bangkok reaffirms of the group’s commitment to the region, which is highly valued by travellers worldwide and characterised by the personalised experiences provided through the Passion for Service culture.

In 2016, Meliá Hotels International celebrated its 60th Anniversary. MHI has outlined the Group’s vision to double the Asian hotel portfolio by 2020 and the signing of Meliá Bangkok brings MHI’s presence in the Asian market to 13 operating hotels with a further 22 properties in the pipeline.