Hyatt has opened the doors of the first Park
Hyatt hotel in Thailand.
Once the scene of elegant garden parties hosted
by the British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, the Park
Hyatt Bangkok enjoys a prime corner plot in the heart of the city.
The BTS Ploenchit station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel.
“We are excited to open Park Hyatt Bangkok
in this incredible city that is full of culture, history and a
rich sense of place,” said Michael Golden, general manager of Park
Hyatt Bangkok. “Our goal is to make all of our guests feel welcome
and very much at home with highly personalized service in a
luxurious and sophisticated environment.”
The interior design brief – to create a
sophisticated private residence and sanctuary reflecting
Thailand’s rich culture – was eloquently executed by New
York-based Yabu Pushelberg, who also served as the designers of
the brand’s flagship Park Hyatt New York hotel. This is the
award-winning design duo’s first hotel in Bangkok.
New York-based AvroKO designed the three
uppermost floors of the hotel’s Penthouse Grill & Bar.
“We found the perfect interior for Park
Hyatt Bangkok is when all the parts – the lighting, materials,
space, texture – work as a whole and you get this sense of
calmness, of sensuality,” said designer and co-founder Glenn
Park Hyatt Bangkok houses 222 guestrooms,
including 32 suites, all blessed with views of the capital.
Starting at 48 sqm, the Standard rooms rank amongst the largest in
The luxurious bathrooms have been conceived as a
private spa, and feature a separate soaking bathtub and rain
shower; an illuminated make-up mirror; and bathroom amenities by
New York brand Le Labo.
Park Hyatt Bangkok’s architecture is
designed by AL_A, the London-based studio founded by Amanda Levete
and Bangkok-based Pi Design (consultant architect of record).
The hotel and adjacent luxury shopping
mall are bound together by a continual looped form merging plinth
and tower. The twisted coil forms a three-dimensional figure of
eight, a lucky number in Chinese culture. Drawing on motifs and
patterns found in traditional Thai architecture, the eye-catching
façade is clad in extruded aluminium tiles, creating a shimmering
moiré-like pattern. The design comes together with views of the
bustling, energetic city from numerous outdoor terraces.
Similar to other Park Hyatt hotels, art is
intrinsic to the experience. Two of Park Hyatt Bangkok’s most
dramatic installations were created by Japanese artist Hirotoshi
Sawada. ‘Pagoda Mirage’ incorporates hundreds of small, conical
copper swirls, suspended en masse to evoke the reflection of a
pagoda on water. Equally striking is the ‘Naga’ (Level 9), a
series of batons suspended from the ceiling that resembles a
mythical water dragon traveling between the pool and internal
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