Mandarin Oriental Bangkok will reopen its River Wing on November 11 this year, following a seven-month refurbishment featuring newly designed guestrooms and suites as well as a variety of updated facilities.
The refurbished River Wing’s accommodation features an increased number of suites along with enlarged guestrooms with “enhanced views” of the Chao Phraya River.
A spokesperson from the hotel has confirmed to Business Traveller Asia-Pacific that there will be 301 rooms and suites in the River Wing, and the Deluxe Room is slightly expanded from 40 to 43 sqm with a private balcony. There are also new room types such as Deluxe Premier Room, Deluxe Suite, Deluxe two-bedroom Suite and Junior Terrace Suite (one-bedroom suite).
Three restaurants, including Lord Jim’s, The Verandah and Riverside Terrace, along with the hotel’s lobby have been revamped, with many original features restored and re-instated.
“The Verandah restored the restaurant’s mosaic floor tile while the interior design has been refreshed with touches of local art and crafts. The wall features local-inspired pattern. The architect and designer has preserved the layout of renowned Lord Jim’s in the form of ship while the furniture and lighting have been changed for reimagined restaurant. Riverside Terrace will feature a new façade offering airy space perfect for evening dining with a private dining room. Some of wooden furnitures and granite floor have been restored,” said the hotel’s spokesperson.
In addition, the hotel now has a new Japanese Kaiseki-style restaurant, Kinu by Takagi, which is the first restaurant in Thailand by Michelin chef Takagi Kazuo of Kyoto Cuisine Takagi in Japan.
In terms of wellness facilities, the luxury property’s two swimming pools have also been relandscaped to provide additional relaxation areas and cabanas.
“Throughout its 143-year history, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has been an icon of this vibrant city. The River Wing renovation is a stunning complement to the Authors’ and Garden Wing refurbishment and has been meticulously designed to recognise the property’s heritage,” said Greg Liddell, general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
“The entire team is passionate about delivering bespoke Mandarin Oriental service and warm Thai hospitality. We are delighted to complete this restoration, and to welcome our guests back ‘home’ to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.”
The reopening of the River Wing will mark the completion of “the most extensive restoration” in the hotel’s 143-year history. In 2016, the luxury hotel already renovated the Author’s and Garden Wings.
In August, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok opened its doors at ICONSIAM, a multi-purpose complex situated by the Chao Phraya River. The property is the first residence run by Mandarin Oriental in Southeast Asia, and the hotel group’s seventh residential project in the world.
In recent years, the Thai capital has seen many hotel openings giving more options to business travellers.