Following an extensive redesign and
refurbishment, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel will
be rebranded on 6 October 2017 as The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury
Collection Hotel, Bangkok.
The hotel, which stands in the grounds of
the royal residence of Princess Valaya Alongkorn, daughter of Chulalongkorn,
King Rama V (1853 – 1938) and the aunt of the late King Bhumibol
Adulyadej, Rama IX, will welcome guests with a grand
staircase, sparkling chandeliers, and an engaging blend of Thai
and European design style that is imbued with the spirit of
Princess Valaya Alongkorn.
The refurbished 374 guestrooms and suites at The Athenee Hotel will incorporate elements of local culture and royal
heritage. Classic furniture, a sophisticated palette of white,
grey and maroon, and elegant Thai motifs on fabrics will be
enriched by the renowned Luxury Collection bed, contemporary
comforts such as an illy espresso capsule machine, and the latest
wired and wireless technology. The Royal Club floor suites have
also been redecorated using royal blue and grey.
“We are thrilled that we will soon be unveiling
the The Athenee Hotel and inviting guests to immerse themselves in
unrivalled levels of luxury and refinement,” said ChooLeng Goh,
General Manager. “Combining the best of contemporary refinements
with a distinct sense of place, The Athenee Hotel is set to become
one of the most prestigious addresses in this intriguing city.”
In addition to the refurbished guestrooms and
suites, The Athenee Hotel project includes a refreshed design and
layout of The Rain Tree Café with the addition of the
period-styled Valaya Room, where guests can enjoy a leisurely
breakfast or private gathering, The Secret Garden and The Bakery.
The Athenee Hotel’s outdoor pool area and function
space on the 4th floor have also been redesigned as a tranquil
oasis in the heart of downtown Bangkok. Located on the 6th floor,
the multi-functional Atheneum Meeting Rooms and Lounge will
provide a perfect venue for business events and
social gatherings, enhanced by themed coffee break with
cuisine inspired by the Princess Valaya Alongkorn’s global travel.
The Athenee Hotel holds the distinction of being
the first hotel in the world to achieve ISO 20121 certification
for planning and delivering sustainable events.
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