HKR International (HKRI) Limited’s first Sukhothai Hotels and Resorts-brand property, The Sukhothai Bangkok, has opened its new Club Wing following a six-month makeover.
The launch of the new Club Wing marks the end of the first phase of the landmark Bangkok hotel’s restoration project over the next few years. The Sukhothai Bangkok was first opened in 1991 and was HKRI’s sole property under the Sukhothai brand until the opening of The Sukhothai Shanghai at the new HKRI Taikoo Hui mixed-use development at the end of April.
Renowned American architect and interior designer, Ed Tuttle, who was behind the original design the hotel, has similarly overseen the restoration. “The basic brief was to upgrade, but also come up with an evolved style rooted in the original design concept,” said Tuttle.
Transformed from the hotel’s former Terrace Wing, the residential-style Club Wing consists of 33 rooms and suites with sizes ranging from 45 to 138 square metres. All rooms and suites combine subtle Thai features with modern technology, such as Harman Kardon sound systems, digital bedside control panels and high-tech Japanese toilets. Club Wing guests also enjoy in-room check-in services upon arrival.
The wing’s Club Lounge on the sixth floor is also among the largest of its kind in the city and provides a la carte breakfast, afternoon tea, and signature cocktails at the private bar for eligible guests. There is also a private meeting room within the lounge that can accommodate up to six people.
The hotel’s award-winning La Scala Italian Restaurant, located in the same building, is also set to reopen to the public after completing its renovation, while other new facilities include a new high-tech fitness centre located in the basement, and a renovated 25-metre-long outdoor infinity pool surrounded by 12 cabanas.
The Sukhothai Bangkok is located in the heart of Bangkok’s business and embassy district on South Sathorn Road, a short distance from notable attractions including Patpong Night Market, Sukhumvit Road and the Chao Phraya River.