The first batch of guestrooms involved in the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok's extensive remodelling programme are now open and ready for use, after a slight delay in schedule.
The opening of these 197 deluxe rooms, located on floors six to 12, represents the culmination of the first of a two-phase refurbishment of all 374 guestrooms and the club lounge. The second phase is scheduled to begin in April 2013, with completion set five months later in September.
Initially, the property hoped to have the first batch of rooms ready for occupancy in August (see here), "but in this industry, we sometimes experience delays in work schedule. We opened the rooms gradually instead, with some available in October, many opening in November and the last few to open next week," explained Patty Lerdwittayaskul, director of marketing communications at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.
"The new rooms have a more residential feel. In fact, as soon as you step off the elevator on the renovated floors, you experience a homey, comfortable atmosphere," she added. The new interiors, crafted by American designer Tony Chi, includes a living area which features a daybed, large octagonal multi-functional glass desk and arm chair. All furniture in the room is moveable, allowing guests to personalise the space further, Lerdwittayaskul explained. The bathroom has undergone a complete overhaul, and now features a sliding window that connects the bathtub with the bedroom, and individual shower and toilet units.
Technological updates include iPod docking stations, automatic sensors that turn the lights on and off upon entering and leaving the room and international plug sockets.
The hotel is now offering 2,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points for a weekend stay (Friday to Sunday) in the new-look guestrooms, valid December 1, 2012 until March 31, 2013. You must quote BK123 offer code to enjoy this.
For more information, visit www.bangkok.grand.hyatt.com