Park Hyatt Bangkok is set to open in 2014.
Hyatt announced this week that a contract has been signed with the developers of Central Embassy, a new high-end luxury shopping, entertainment and lifestyle venue, on the corner of Wireless and Ploenchit Roads, on the extensive grounds of the former gardens of the British embassy.
Park Hyatt Bangkok will feature 222 rooms, including 49 suites. Average rooms sizes are slated at around 50 square meters. The hotel will of course feature “all-day dining and specialty restaurants, a lobby lounge and specialty lounge, as well as a sky bar and restaurant with magnificent views of downtown Bangkok. There will also be 15,515 square-feet of meeting space and amenities including a spa, business center, fitness room and swimming pool.”
The Park Hyatt Bangkok will be Thailand’s first park Hyatt and it’s third Hyatt after the Grand Hyatt Erawan and the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin. (See my review of the Grand Hyatt Erawan. Flickr photo set here.) There are also plans for another Park Hyatt on Phuket, in Siray Bay, down the road from the Westin Siray Bay.
Positioning itself in the super luxury realm alongside the St Regis, which opened last spring, rooms are expected to sell for higher than USD300 per night, which is considerably higher than the famously low rates for 5 star hotels in Bangkok of around USD100-180. Then again, the St. Regis and Park Hyatt are true 5 star hotels, in contrast to some hotels that seem to play a little loose with the definition….
Are you as excited about this new property as I am? Probably not, I’m pretty excited
If you have any thoughts or observations about this new addition to the high end of Bangkok’s luxury hotel market, leave them below. Do you think USD300 is too expensive for a night in a Bangkok hotel, especially when they don’t have personalized butler service like the St. Regis?