After construction delays, the Park Hyatt Bangkok is now set to open on May 12. The official website highlights it’s “soon-to-be-iconic” architecture: a “twisted-coil structure” atop the Central Embassy retail complex. (The location is the former gardens of the British Embassy in the Lumpini district.) Occupying the top 24 floors of the building, the five-star Park Hyatt Bangkok was designed by the New York-based Yabu Pushelberg studio. A nice perk: The hotel will have gardens and outdoor terraces with sweeping city views. What’s more, there will be a direct connection to the BTS Skytrain.
The 222 guest rooms are billed as among the largest in the city. (Note: The 32 suites include 2 Diplomat Suites, 2 Ambassador Suites and 1 Presidential Suite.) All rooms come with work desks, complimentary bottled water, espresso machines, and spacious luxury bathrooms with separate rainshowers and soaking tubs. A nice design touch: The oak timber floors and sycamore wood paneled walls.
After a day of meetings or sightseeing, guests will be able to destress in the spa, complete with eight treatment rooms, Jacuzzi, experience showers and a crystal salt steam room. Fitness buffs can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness center with cardio and training equipment. There will also be a landscaped terrace lounge around the 40-meter infinity pool.
Let’s not forget the food. The Park Hyatt Bangkok’s culinary concepts sound pretty cool. Spanning the 24th, 35th and 36th floors, the Penthouse Bar & Grill complex will house an international grill, a chef’s table, a cocktail bar with a resident DJ and a Sky Lounge with panoramas over the city. In addition, there will be F&B outlets on levels 9 and 10. Note that the Butler Bar will have an outdoor terrace overlooking the Bangkok cityscape.
In other news, the Park Hyatt Bangkok is being cited in the industry press as a laboratory for innovation because of its unique operating model, outsourcing functions like housekeeping and security.