Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced its South East Asian debut with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok within the 60-storey Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard.
“With Asia Pacific enjoying a golden age of travel, we are witnessing unprecedented demand for our brands and are creating some of the world’s greatest luxury hotels,” says Alan Watts, President, Hilton, Asia Pacific. “As the first Waldorf Astoria in South East Asia, the opening of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok adds a much-anticipated chapter to the brand’s story in Asia. It builds on our series of iconic Waldorf Astoria hotels in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, while prefacing the arrival of additional unforgettable Waldorf Astoria hotels in the near future.”
Architect André Fu and his design studio AFSO has designed the main hotel, curating a holistic experience that unites the building’s contemporary architecture with Thai artisanal tradition. Conceptualised to embrace the Thai spirit in an elegant setting, the 171 residential-style guestrooms and suites feature spa-inspired bathrooms and marble bathtubs.
Elsewhere, the hotel’s crown jewel venue spans the top three floors from levels 55 to 57, comprising three distinctive dining outlets by AvroKO. Channelling glamour and luxury, the opulent interiors of Bull & Bear, The Loft and Champagne Bar showcase a nod towards the Waldorf Astoria legacy, all accompanied by views of the city. Meanwhile, The Champagne Bar, located at the hotel’s peak on level 57, offers an intimate environment and a list of fine champagnes, handcrafted cocktails and expansive views over the city, whilst a 730m2 Magnolia Ballroom on level 10 will host social events and weddings.
“From Waldorf Astoria New York to Waldorf Astoria Chengdu, the Waldorf Astoria brand has a long-standing legacy of defining the hospitality experience for the modern-day traveller,” adds Martin Rinck, Executive Vice President and Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “We truly believe that the opening of the new, landmark Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will not only redefine the luxury hospitality landscape throughout South East Asia, it will create unforgettable experiences for our guests that will last a lifetime.”