Waldorf Astoria debuts in South East Asia as new luxury hotel opens in Bangkok

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Elizabeth Jenkins-Smalley

Editor In Chief at The Executive Magazine

Iconic luxury hotel brand Waldorf Astoria has conquered South East Asia with the opening of its stunning new hotel in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

Located within the 60-storey Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard, the hotel is located near the active Ratchaprasong intersection, within walking distance of world-renowned shopping precincts.

Award-winning architect André Fu and his design studio AFSO designed the main hotel. Designers have created a Waldorf Astoria Bangkok experience that unites the building’s contemporary architecture with Thai artisanal tradition.

Owned by Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited, and managed by Hilton, the new building embraces the Thai spirit in an elegant setting, with 171 residential-style, spacious guest rooms and suites that feature spa-inspired bathrooms and marble bathtubs.

A stunning aspect of the property is the 730sqm Magnolia Ballroom on level 10. Accommodating 700 standing attendees or 330 seated, the ballroom offers an elegant and sophisticated setting for weddings and social events, with a sweeping staircase providing an unforgettable photography backdrop and impactful arrival.

One of the highlights of the luxurious Waldorf Astoria is the culinary options: spanning the hotel’s top three floors from levels 55 to 57, dining outlets Bull & Bear, The Loft, and Champagne Bar give diners sweeping views of the beautiful landscape.

Bull & Bear on level 55 specialises in grilled meats and seafood, and features a live raw bar along with a custom-made grill designed for smoking, slow roasting, baking and grilling.

Above the Bull & Bear, The Loft on level 56 is a glamorous, New York-inspired bar, steeped in the romance of modern art. The Champagne Bar, located at the hotel’s peak on level 57, offers an intimate and inspirational environment, designed with meticulous attention to detail. An exquisite list of fine champagnes, handcrafted cocktails and one of the best views of Bangkok combine to create the ultimate setting for a spectacular evening out.

“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 South East Asia, the opening of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok adds a much-anticipated chapter to the brand’s story in Asia.”

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is located at 151 Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

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