Southeast Asia welcomes its first ever Waldorf Astoria
THAILAND just got it first taste of Waldorf Astoria-branded luxury as the hotel brand just opened its first upscale accommodation in Southeast Asia, right in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant metropolis.
Housed in a dazzling 57-story high-rise building, Magnolia Ratchadamri Boulevard, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is an interfusion of the brand’s legendary heritage and the modernity of the capital city it now calls its home.
Internationally celebrated André Fu and his Hong Kong-based design studio AFSO designed most of the hotel’s spaces save for the top three floors, which were shaped by design firm Avroko.
“The inspiration for the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is birthed out of my personal reflection of many artisanal aspects of Thai culture, infusing these elements with what I felt would evoke the quintessential Waldorf Astoria experience,” Fu said.
“I am also hugely inspired by the art deco motifs in the original Waldorf Astoria New York and I sought to challenge myself with the goal to juxtapose these elements into a new form of expression in the Bangkok hotel,” he added.
The state-of-the-art full-service hotel is a masterpiece from start till end. Upon entering the lobby, guests will be immediately immersed into the premise of an iconic, original Waldorf Astoria property.
While the exterior is a modern, dramatic, and fluid profile, the hotel’s interior boasts an eight-meter-high lobby lined in pristine white Carrara marble, symmetrical floor-to-ceiling burnished bronze screens, an intricate lattice that intertwines the iconic Art Deco motifs, and bespoke furnishing.
A walk across the polished white marble floor will lead guests to the elevator, towards any of the 171 guestrooms located from Levels 6 to 15.
And no matter which guestroom you choose, all guestrooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows and have very tactile features, starting with hardwood flooring and large wood furniture that is grained.
Each sumptuous room has also been thoughtfully appointed with key features such as a purpose-designed bar cabinet and walk-in closet. But the stars of the show are perhaps the suites.
The 10 Astoria Suites feature a bedroom, separate living and dining area, powder room, and private pantry while the two Waldorf Suites each feature two ensuite bedrooms and an entrance foyer in dramatic mineral blue that opens out into the airy living and dining area.
The Royal Suite, the one and only, offers an exceptional cityscape that includes The Royal Bangkok Sport Club and features two bedrooms, separate living room and a dining room for eight with fully-equipped kitchen and bar counter.
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s wealth of facilities and amenities doesn’t end there.
With six restaurants and bars on the premises including rooftop dining 55 floors up and a signature Nordic – Thai Restaurant, guests will be spoiled for choice every breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
And as a nod to giving its guests nothing but the best of its trademark service, a truly pampering experience awaits at the Waldorf Astoria Spa with exclusive treatments featuring world-class products.
A personal concierge will also be at hand for the entirety of the stay, providing anticipatory yet unobtrusive service to ensure the stay is unique and flawless.
For more information, visit Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s website.