The Bangkok Marriott Resort and Spa will be rebranded into an Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas property in November of this year. The Bangkok Marriott and the Anantara hotel chain are owned by Minor International, a Thai-based company headed by prominent businessman William Heinecke.
The resort will be enhanced prior to becoming an Anantara property but will remain completely operational throughout the transition and guest bookings will not be affected.
The 413-room property, located by the river, is seen as a better fit under the Anantara umbrella than as a Marriott resort. Peter Carmichael, senior vice-president of Anantara, said: “The new addition to the Anantara portfolio will undoubtedly prove to be an asset with its sought-after riverside location providing a perfect match with Anantara’s own charming identity.”
Currently, Minor International owns Marriott resorts in Pattaya and Hua Hin, as well as a JW Marriott in Phuket. Other brands in its portfolio include the Four Seasons and St Regis.