Bangkok just wouldn’t be Bangkok without construction cranes all across the horizon. Thailand’s capital is known for its never-ending expansion upwards, and new high-rise developments are still emerging in the heart of the city, from along the Chao Phraya to around downtown.
By Luxury Society Asia Team
Many of these projects are also set to become luxury hotels, upping the amount of five-star accommodation that Bangkok has to offer. Here are a few of the most exciting ones set to join the city skyline:
Opening in 2017, Thailand’s first Capella property is lined up to be the epitome of exclusivity in Bangkok, with only 100 luxury guest rooms and a few waterside villas overlooking the Chao Phraya River. Guests can especially look forward to a 9,000 square foot wellness spa and outdoor pool for unparalleled relaxation and pampering.
Not much is known yet about Dubai-based luxury hospitality company Jumeirah’s upcoming property, but the Bangkok Post is reporting this: The hotel will be part of the 10-billion-baht Landmark Waterfront project by Country Group Development Plc. and will be comprised of 305 rooms in total.
Park Hyatt is poising itself to a front-runner on Bangkok’s growing luxury accommodation landscape, joining other successful properties in New York and Tokyo that share its name. Set to open in mid-2016, find it located inside a unique twisted-coil structure on top of the ultra-modern Central Embassy shopping mall. With every room boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and many also featuring outdoor terraces too, it’s sure to be a comfortable yet upmarket experience.
You know it as a New York icon of glamour and luxury, and now the Waldorf Astoria will be opening a much-talked about location in Bangkok in 2017. Standing 60 storeys high, it’s set to be conveniently located between Chitlom and Ratchadamri BTS stations in the heart of the capital’s shopping district.
On the cusp of completion, this boutique hotel will make its home inside what’s set to be Bangkok’s tallest skyscraper. MahaNakhon features a pixelated, futuristic-looking facade, and looks to be topping out at an unbelievable 77 storeys. Despite that, the Bangkok Edition will be found on the lower floors, with the higher ones slated for the Ritz Carlton Residences condo project and naturally, a rooftop bar.
Sister property to Bangkok’s Okura Prestige, Hotel Nikko is set to open its doors in 2017 near to Thong Lor BTS station. With a Japanese restaurant, fitness club and rooftop pool, it’s sure to be the perfect base for exploring the neighbourhood’s wealth of hip and trendy bars, boutiques and restaurants.
Bangkok’s first Hyatt Regency joins its other sister properties in Thailand, the Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok and Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, in delivering top-quality service and amenities. It’ll be located on Sukhumvit 13 between Nana and Asoke BTS stations, with plenty of square footage for hosting large gatherings and special events.
This 146-room luxury hotel boasts a swimming pool, the hotel chain’s signature Sense Spa and a top-floor event venue offering up panoramic views of the city. Rosewood will be found inside of two connecting high-rise structures architecturally inspired by a wai (the Thai gesture of greeting someone), with an atrium and vertical garden elegantly worked into the framework.