Originally slated for a 2014 launch, the Park Hyatt Bangkok is finally ready to open its doors by March 2017.
Occupying levels nine to 36 of the Central Embassy mixed-use complex in Bangkok’s CBD, the hotel is connected to a luxury shopping mall and entertainment centre, featuring a cinema and 45 restaurants.
The exterior, designed by London-based Amanda Levete Architects, is covered in silver shingles – an inspiration taken from the tiles found in local pagodas, which will be backlit to create a stunning shimmering effect in the evening.
The hotel will offer 222 luxurious rooms and suites, with 57 different configurations offering adjustments such as bathrooms with or without windows to cater to individual guest preferences.
The décor has been residentially inspired to achieve a “home-from-home” feel that is minimalist and fresh. This includes bright, white-oak floors and timber veneer panels on the walls.
According to Michael Golden, general manager of the Park Hyatt Bangkok: “There will be lots of technology in the rooms, but not to the point where you feel you need a manual. The light switches are very simple – people always seem to struggle with that – but there will be USB ports and universal plug sockets everywhere so it’s easy to charge your devices”.
Luxury hotel dining and entertainment options will include Penthouse Bar & Grill, the signature entertainment complex at Park Hyatt Bangkok, made up of three and a half floors, comprising different areas such as a speakeasy, VIP area and restaurant with an open show kitchen.
Embassy Room will be one of the main dining spaces at Park Hyatt Bangkok. The menu, devised by executive chef Franck Detrait, will offer Western and Asian cuisine with a particular focus on seafood.
The dishes below include John Dory filet with carrot and orange mousseline, baby spinach and ginger; and coconut cheesecake crumble with crunchy coconut milk and pineapple sorbet.
There will also be the Living Room lobby lounge, offering light meals and afternoon tea, and The Bar specialising in vintage wines, Champagne and creative cocktails.
Event facilities are spread across 2,000 sqm, and include a pillarless ballroom with direct car park access, the “Apartment” with outside terrace, and smaller meeting rooms that open onto a show kitchen.
“Thailand is becoming more of a luxury destination – in fact the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has just launched an ‘amazing Thailand’ campaign to focus on the high-end, luxury accommodation and experiences you can enjoy, and we’ll be able to compliment that with the Park Hyatt Bangkok”, said Golden.