Park Hyatt Bangkok Is Getting Its Twist
Having had such major openings recently as Sofitel So and W, Bangkok continues apace with new hotels over the next few years, from a Rosewood and a Capella to no less than three Hyatts (Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, and Hyatt Place).
The Park Hyatt will arrive first, scheduled to open next year in a mixed-use building on Ploenchit Road. While completion is still a while away, you can just about start to make out the “twisted coil” architecture that will give the building its distinctive shape. The white skeleton you see peeking out above the exterior cladding on the left swoops up into the tower element that will eventually house 173 rooms and 49 suites. Check out the rendering below to get a better sense of the end result.
The lower half of the building will house a shopping mall, which we heard is due to open early May (as in less than a month from now) – big names we saw at street level ranged from Bottega Veneta to Prada, so upscale it will be for sure.
The overpass you see is the Bangkok Transit System (BTS), which will have a station of the Sukhumvit line conveniently right outside the front door, but making it harder to get a good shot of the hotel.
The best view is probably from the death-defying pool at the Okura Prestige, which, together with the Royal Méridien Plaza Athénée, is right across the street.
We’ll keep you posted as more details on Park Hyatt become available.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter, Rendering: Park Hyatt Hotels]