Hilton’s luxury brand, you know it as a New York icon of glamour and luxury, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will open doors, grand opening on 30 August 2018. 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.
With a global portfolio of 30 hotels and resorts, Waldorf Astoria is known for creating a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Waldorf Astoria consistently offers a strong sense of arrival and impressive public spaces worthy of hosting history. Numerous historical figures – from Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, to world leaders – have been associated with the brand.
“Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will mark the brand’s first foray into South East Asia and herald the beginning of Unforgettable Experiences in Bangkok and beyond,” said Daniel Welk, Vice President of Operations, Luxury and Lifestyle, Hilton, Asia Pacific. “The hotel’s timeless environments and exclusively crafted guest experiences, combined with the brand’s unparalleled True Waldorf Service, will set a new benchmark for luxury in Asia.”
In tribute to the owners of the property, Magnolia Finest Corporation Limited, the building has been designed to give the effect of springing from the ground like a Magnolia flower. Towering above the city, the dazzling sculptural appearance of the property cuts a dramatic profile in the skyline of Bangkok, in the heart of the bustling Ratchaprasong intersection.
The hotel will boast 171 luxuriously appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites, which reflect the artistry and craftsmanship of award-winning designer André Fu and his design studio AFSO. Globally recognized for high-profile luxury fashion and retail projects, the studio has been involved in curating the holistic hotel experience that brings together the building’s contemporary architecture with Thai artisanal tradition. The hotel’s crown jewel, meanwhile, will span the top three floors, comprising three distinctively curated dining outlets by world-renowned design and concept firm AvroKO, headquartered in New York.
In line with Waldorf Astoria’s relentless committment to culinary expertise, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is primed to be a dining destination in itself – it will feature three unique restaurant concepts, a lounge and two bars. Acclaimed chef Rungthiwa Chummongkhon, or Chef Fae, will bring her experience of working at Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe to head the restaurant Front Room, which will present an elegant new blend of Nordic and Thai flavors in a relaxed setting.