The Jakarta Post
The grand staircase at the Waldorf Astoria in Bangkok. The hotel recently opened, making it the first in Southeast Asia. (Waldorf Astoria Bangkok/-)
The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok hotel has officially opened.
Managed by Hilton, the luxury hotel is the first Waldorf Astoria in Southeast Asia. In Asia, it has previously opened in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, China.
Waldorf Astoria in Bangkok is located in the Ratchaprasong intersection, near the Erawan Shrine, Gaysorn Village mall and both lines of Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) Skytrain.
Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton, through a statement said the Waldorf Astoria brand had a long-standing legacy of defining the hospitality experience for the modern-day traveler.
Hong Kong-based architect André Fu and his design studio AFSO took a holistic approach that united the building’s contemporary architecture with Thai tradition.
The hotel has 171 guest rooms and suites, and its top three floors comprise three dining outlets. There are Bull & Bear that specializes in grilled meats and seafood, The Loft bar that was inspired by the original 1935 Waldorf Astoria Bar Book and The Champagne Bar that offers a more intimate environment.
Meanwhile, chef Fae Rungthiwa Chummongkhon helms the hotel’s signature restaurant Front Room, bringing a touch of Nordic to Thai flavors based on her experience of working at Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe. The Brasserie serves traditional French brasserie fare daily from breakfast through dinner, and Peacock Alley caters afternoon teas and light meals.
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is located at 151 Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. (wng)