Waldorf Astoria has officially opened its doors in Bangkok, marking the brand’s first venture into the Southeast Asia region.

Designed by award-winning Hong Kong architect André Fu and his design studio AFSO, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will provide guests with a holistic hotel experience that unites the building’s contemporary architecture, with Thai artisanal tradition. Conceptualised to embrace the Thai spirit in an elegant setting, the 171 residential-style rooms are spacious and luxuriously decorated, with suites that feature spa-inspired bathrooms and marble bathtubs.

“We truly believe that the opening of the new, landmark Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will not only redefine the luxury hospitality landscape throughout Southeast Asia, it will create unforgettable experiences for our guests that will last a lifetime,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice-president and global head, luxury & lifestyle group, Hilton.

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Located on Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard by the bustling Ratchaprasong intersection, the hotel is conveniently located a stone’s throw away from some of Bangkok’s renowned shopping areas. Other highlights nearby are the Erawan Shrine, the luxurious Gaysorn Village mall, and the Charoenkrung Creative District.

“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 of Hilton, Asia Pacific. “As the first Waldorf Astoria in Southeast 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.”

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The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is also primed to be a luxury dining destination not just for travellers, but for the local population as well. The property has three different restaurant concepts, a lounge and two bars that can be enjoyed.

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