The Sukhothai Bangkok has unveiled the first
phase of renovations to 40 of the hotel’s superior rooms, with all
100 rooms of this type to be completely refurbished by July 2010.
The current refurbishment has been undertaken by
internationally-renowned interior designer Edward Tuttle, who
masterminded the original interior designs for the property and
has a long association with some of the world’s finest luxury
hotels and resorts.
The rooms have been given a new softness thanks
to the use of subtle but rich chenille canvas wall fabrics by Jim
Thompson, which balance the exotic teak wood, pradou cabinetry and
signature detailing that has always defined the architectural and
interior style of The Sukhothai.
Amenities have been upgraded to include
integrated bars and new flat screen televisions discreetly
installed behind grey mirrors to blend seamlessly with the room
when switched off. In the bathroom, guests will find compartmental
shower and toilet areas remodeled in classic Sukhothai black
granite and mirrored cabinets to create a depth of space.
Tuttle explained, “Keeping the classical image
of The Sukhothai was a major concern when remodeling the existing
bedrooms. Subtle touches such as the new teak wood floor
throughout the bedroom and bathroom, give the entire space another
level of unity and luxury.”
Born in Seattle, but based in Paris for the last
30 years, Tuttle is known for his elegant and creative use of
space. He has been involved with some of the most luxurious hotel
and resort developments worldwide, including Aman Resorts
internationally, The Chedi Phuket and Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme.
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