First exclusive photos of the brand new Park Hyatt Bangkok
After years of waiting and several delays, Park Hyatt Bangkok opened their doors on Friday May 12th 2017. We made a booking as soon as it was officially announced on their Facebook page and we were the sixth guests to check-in (first guests arrived at 8am- no fair!).
The legendary Park Hyatt luxury brand is the 5th Hyatt-branded hotel in Thailand and 1 of 18 Park Hyatt properties under development worldwide in gateway cities. The dramatic and sensational “twisted coil” exterior smothered in silver shingles to represent the tiles found on the local pagodas of Bangkok of the Central Embassy Building reinforces the Park Hyatt’s brand of luxury and innovative design with a flair for indulgence. Offering a unique Thai experience mirroring the country’s rich culture and acclaimed warm and gracious hospitality, the Park Hyatt Bangkok’s decor is minimalistic and fresh with an unmistakeable touch of glamor.
This theme is mirrored inside this luxurious property in one of the many featured art installations, “Pagoda Mirage”, by Japanese Artist Hirotoshi Sawada, whose work appears in such iconic properties as Four Seasons New York, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo and St Regis Miami. The installation, shown below, is comprised of thousands of conical copper discs, suspended over the grand spiral stairway that descends from the first floor entrance hall to the ballrooms, intended to invoke the reflection of a pagoda on water, a perfect compliment to the external structure.
Designed to embody “livable luxury”, the Park Hyatt Bangkok offers 222 spacious and luxurious guestrooms of which 32 are suites including 2 Diplomat Suites, 2 Ambassador Suites and the crème de la crème Presidential Suite. Even the entry-level guest room will rank amongst the largest hotel rooms in downtown Bangkok with areas ranging from 48-70 sqm in the guest rooms, suites range from 66-177 sqm and the Presidential Suite coming in at a massive 381 sqm. Shown below is one of the entry level Park King rooms, specifically room 2003.
The design gurus will love the timeless Thai accents splashed around the natural materials. The guest rooms have white oak timber doors and sycamore veneer wood paneled walls. You will find a direct dial telephone with 2 lines and speakerphone plus a 48-65 inch LED TV for those who love to watch a big screen. Listen to your own music collection in high fidelity with the BOSE Soundlink Mini 2 bluetooth speaker in every room. There is an in-room safety deposit box to keep your personal treasures or perhaps just your passport safely tucked away and sumptuous bed linen to ensure that you have a peaceful sleep. There are little considerate touches such as complimentary bottled water, a minibar and espresso machine to keep the caffeine addicts smiling, also electric blinds and blackout curtains if you want to shut out the Bangkok skyline.
The Living Room lobby lounge offers light meals, tempting afternoon teas and evening canapés in a lounge type arrangement or casual outdoor setting. Open from 6am to midnight, afternoon tea can be indulged in from 2 to 5 pm. Located on Level 9 the Living Room is the hotel’s sophisticated lounge area aproned with an open-air terrace that is the perfect space for an intimate get together, some alone time scoffing your favorites or a must-have business meeting that is sure to impress.
It is here that you can grab an a-la-carte breakfast, light meals throughout the day such as refined Thai street food, lift your pinky whilst enjoying a traditional high tea in the afternoons or put on your worldly face when sipping a vintage wine in the evenings. You can relax with a cup of loose-leaf tea or satisfy the caffeine addiction with a barista-made coffee.
Step outside the Living Room to the beautiful pool area with a 40 meter long infinity pool that drops off to dramatic views of the Bangkok city skyline (the British embassy grounds are next door so the view will never be built out), landscaped, terraced gardens with plenty of cabanas and sun lounges.
While officially still in the soft opening stage, Park Hyatt Bangkok is offering 3000 bonus points on stays in the World of Hyatt loyalty program. Also, for stays until June 30, 2017, you earn double points from your second stay at any Hyatt, so this a great opportunity to bump up that point balance.