Rosewood Opens Ultra-Luxury Property in Bangkok

i By April 9, 2019 No Comments

The 159-key Rosewood Bangkok is now open. Located on Ploenchit Road in the heart of the city’s prime central business and retail district, it is the brand’s second property in Thailand and the 27th property in Rosewood Hotels & Resorts‘ growing global network.

“Rosewood Bangkok exemplifies a perfect marriage of destination and Rosewood’s core concept of a modern ultra-luxury hotel experience,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “We are thrilled for travelers and residents to experience the warmth of Thai hospitality and the dynamism and beauty of its culture within such a fresh, exciting and radiant retreat.”

Exterior, Rosewood Bangkok, Thailand.
The 30-storey standalone property is comprised of two graceful, connected structures, the form of which is inspired by the wai — the Thai gesture of hands pressed together in greeting. The team of Kohn Pederson Fox with Tandem Architects as the executive architect designed the building. Its interior design is by Celia Chu Design Associates. The property’s indoor-outdoor saltwater lap pool (shown top of post) is enhanced by the hotel’s interior waterfall, a vertical garden wall, and a whirlpool overlooking the cityscape. 

Luxurious Living

The hotel’s 159 rooms include 34 suites and studios as well as three signature “houses” with private pools and terraces. The building was designed so that no two floors have the same configuration and its floorplates range from one to a maximum of 12 rooms per floor. The property also

Deluxe rooms start at 452 square feet (42 square meters), and include a separate living area, creating a more residential experience. The property’s suite collection includes the loft-style Manor Suite, which features floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows offering an abundance of natural light and a dramatic view of the Bangkok skyline.

The private home of a well-travelled Thai family was the inspiration for the interior design of the guestrooms and suites. Personal touches include books, arts and other decorative accessories. The modern Thai aesthetic is also delivered via the use of tropical woods and rattan-inspired patterns, weaves and panels. The colour palette combines pops of turquoise blue and emerald green against a backdrop of white, cream, brown and gold colour tones. Shown here: 1. Living Room, Manor Suite. 2. Deluxe Room. 3. Premier Room.

Eat, Drink

The property has four restaurants and bars.

  • Nan Bei, which means south and north respectively in Mandarin, is the property’s landmark eatery. Its open kitchens prepare popular Southern Chinese seafood dishes, Peking Duck and other regional specialities from north and south China, served in indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • The Lakeside European Brasserie is an all-day dining venue with an outdoor terrace. It serves Thai specialities as well as classic Western dishes.
  • Lennon’s, a speakeasy-style bar on the property’s top floor (30th), is home to a collection of 6,000 jazz, pop, rock and blues vinyl records—the largest in Asia. Accessible via a hidden entrance in the foyer area, it offers revived classic cocktails (the Alexander, Tuxedo and Martini handcrafted with vintage spirits), pre-Prohibition era spirits, and Cuban cigars that can be enjoyed in its private cigar lounge.
  • G&O (green & organic) is an upscale organic cafe that brings the farm-to-table concept to life through a variety of healthy cuisine options featuring organic and locally-grown and sourced natural ingredients. Libations include hand and cold-pressed coffees and teas and organic wines.
Nan Bei’s bar features a lapis lazuli-topped bar, metalwork chandeliers and contemporized Art Deco design details. Its drink list includes Asian-themed hand-crafted cocktails such as Claypot Tea Negroni, Yoghurt Pisco Sour (made with yoghurt sake and lychee), and My Thai with rum, tropical fruit, chili and curry leaves.

Meeting & Event Spaces

The property has two unique spaces for meetings and events. The Pavilion—a Rosewood signature concept—is a 3,400+-square-foot (320 square meters), high-end residential-style venue with a show kitchen. It can seat up to 200 guests. The 1,078-square-foot (100 square meter) Ploenchit Boardroom offers views of the Bankgok’s skyline from its 28th-floor vantage point.

Thailand’s healing culture

The property’s entire sixth floor is home to Sense, A Rosewood Spa. Offering treatments that revive ancient Thai beauty rituals and “lost remedies” paired with the latest innovations from skincare lines EviDenS de Beauté and Maison Caulières, it has three single and two double treatment rooms.