Hilton has expanded its luxury Waldorf Astoria
brand to the colourful city of Bangkok, Thailand.
Located within the 60-storey Magnolias
Ratchadamri Boulevard, the 171-room Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is owned by
MQDC (Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited) and
managed by Hilton.
The hotel, designed by award-winning architect
André Fu and his design studio AFSO, is located by the
bustling Ratchaprasong intersection, within walking distance of
renowned shopping precincts and just a few minutes’ stroll to the
Erawan Shrine, the luxurious Gaysorn Village mall and both lines
of the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) Skytrain.
“With Asia Pacific enjoying a golden age of
travel, we are witnessing unprecedented demand for our brands and
are creating some of the world’s greatest luxury hotels,” said
Alan Watts, president, Hilton, Asia Pacific. “As the first Waldorf
Astoria in South East Asia, the opening of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
adds a much-anticipated chapter to the brand’s story in Asia. It
builds on our series of iconic Waldorf Astoria hotels in Beijing,
Shanghai and Chengdu, while prefacing the arrival of additional
unforgettable Waldorf Astoria hotels in the near future.”
In line with Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of
culinary expertise, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is aiming to become a
dining destination in itself. The property features three unique
restaurant concepts, a lounge and two bars, including:
Front Room, the hotel’s signature restaurant, is
helmed by acclaimed Chef Fae Rungthiwa Chummongkhon, who brings
her experience of working at Michelin-starred restaurants in
Europe to present an elegant blend of “new Nordic” and Thai
flavors in a relaxed setting.
The Brasserie, located on the upper lobby, offers stunning views of the city. Using
locally sourced ingredients, the restaurant serves traditional
French brasserie fare daily from breakfast through dinner.
Peacock Alley, which sits on the same level as
The Brasserie, is for afternoon teas
and light meals. Modeled after the New York original, Peacock
Alley presents a menu of delectable homemade pastries and
refreshments throughout the day.
The hotel’s crown jewel spans the top three
floors from levels 55 to 57, comprising three distinctive dining outlets by world-renowned design and
concept firm AvroKO. The opulent
interiors of Bull & Bear, The Loft and Champagne Bar showcase a
nod towards the Waldorf Astoria legacy, all accompanied by
sweeping views of the city.
Bull & Bear on level 55 specializes in grilled
meats and seafood, and features a live raw bar along with a
custom-made grill designed for smoking, slow roasting, baking and
The Loft on level 56 is a glamorous, New
York-inspired bar, steeped in the romance of art nouveau. Taking
inspiration from the original 1935 Waldorf Astoria Bar Book,
artisanal spirits and forgotten cocktails are crafted to the
modern palate using a collection of house-made ingredients,
accompanied by gourmet bar bites.
The Champagne Bar, located at the hotel’s peak
on level 57, offers an intimate and inspirational environment. Fine
Champagnes, handcrafted cocktails and one of the best views
of Bangkok combine to create an ideal setting for a spectacular
The 730-square-meter Magnolia Ballroom on level 10
features a sweeping staircase entrance, 8-meter-high ceiling, and
accommodate up to 700 guests standing or 330 guests seated.
“From Waldorf Astoria New York to Waldorf
Astoria Chengdu, the Waldorf Astoria brand has a long-standing
legacy of defining the hospitality experience for the modern-day
traveler,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global
head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “We truly believe that the
opening of the new, landmark Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will not only
redefine the luxury hospitality landscape throughout South East
Asia, it will create unforgettable experiences for our guests that
will last a lifetime.”