The oriental Dane who founded an Oriental chain

The Oriental hotel in Bangkok was originally a project with low status, but was transformed by the investment of Hans Niels Andersen in 1881. He hired top talent to rebuild, based on his experience of grand Asian hotels, and established a venue which impressed the local King and began attracting royalty for years to come. Andersen sold his stake in 1893 amid political uncertainty, but the hotel’s development continued, and it is now regarded one of the world’s most luxurious.

Key Points:

  • The foundation for The Oriental, Bangkok was built by Hans Niels Andersen
  • In 1875, the Oriental was rebuilt by C Salje and H Jarck
  • The hotel is part of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s 41 hotels worldwide

“Within weeks, the seamen’s mission was his, and the foundations were laid for what was to become one of the world’s leading luxury hotels: The Oriental, Bangkok.”

Original Source: The oriental Dane who founded an Oriental chain – The Copenhagen Post

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