South East Asia’s First Waldorf Astoria Unveils World-class Design and Culinary Inspiration
Iconic hotel brand to debut in Bangkok in the third quarter of 2018
BANGKOK, Thailand - Hilton’s luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, will welcome its first guests in South East Asia in the third quarter of 2018 with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. One of the region’s most anticipated hotel openings this year, the grand debut will introduce the brand’s iconic experience to discerning travelers in the vibrant Thai capital, in the heart of the bustling Ratchaprasong intersection.
With a global portfolio of 30 hotels and resorts, Waldorf Astoria is known for its relentless
commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the
world. Waldorf Astoria consistently offers a strong sense of arrival and impressive public
spaces worthy of hosting history. Numerous historical figures – from Grace Kelly, Marilyn
Monroe and Frank Sinatra, to world leaders – have been associated with the brand.
“Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will mark the brand’s first foray into South East Asia and herald
the introduction of Unforgettable Experiences in Bangkok and beyond,” said Daniel Welk,
Vice President of Operations, Luxury and Lifestyle, Hilton, Asia Pacific. “The hotel’s
timeless environment and exclusively crafted guest experiences, combined with the
brand’s unparalleled True Waldorf Service, will set a new benchmark for luxury in Asia.”
In tribute to the owners of the property, Magnolia Finest Corporation Limited, the building
has been designed to give the effect of springing from the ground like a Magnolia flower.
Towering above the city, the dazzling sculptural appearance of the property cuts a
dramatic profile in the skyline of Bangkok.
The hotel will boast 171 luxuriously appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites, which
reflect the artistry and craftsmanship of award-winning architect André Fu and his design
studio AFSO. Globally recognized for high-profile, high-end hotels, art spaces and fashion
collaborations, the studio has been involved in curating the holistic hotel experience that
brings together the building’s contemporary architecture with Thai artisanal tradition. The
hotel’s crown jewel, meanwhile, will span the top three floors from levels 55 to 57,
comprising three distinctively curated dining outlets by world-renowned design and
concept firm AvroKO, headquartered in New York.
In line with Waldorf Astoria’s culinary heritage, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is primed to be a
dining destination in itself; it will feature three unique restaurant concepts, a lounge and
two bars. Acclaimed chef Rungthiwa Chummongkhon, or Chef Fae, will bring her
experience of working at Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe to head the restaurant
Front Room, which will present an elegant new blend of “new Nordic” and Thai flavors in
a relaxed setting.
For more information and bookings, please visit waldorfbangkok.waldorfastoria.com,
or contact the property at +66 (0) 2 846 8888
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of nearly 30 iconic properties that create a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos