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 32 iconic properties that creates 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. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio, including 18 properties either open or in development, that provide the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. 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 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,200 properties with more than 983,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 108 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy 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