Park Hyatt’s newest Asian property offers ample ways to relax in chic, contemporary surrounds.
Travelers seeking out a tranquil oasis amid the bustling Thai capital should look to the much-awaited Park Hyatt Bangkok, which opened its doors on May 12. The hotel is housed in a 27-story tower at the Central Embassy retail complex, an eye- catching curvilinear structure whose facade draws on motifs and patterns found in traditional Thai design. Access is a cinch, thanks to its location in the heart of the downtown area and a direct connection to the BTS Skytrain at Phloen Chit station. Thailand’s warm and gracious hospitality finds renewed expression in the hotel’s discreet service and a personal level of care, which allows for ultimate relaxation and peace of mind. When a guest comes to stay at Park Hyatt Bangkok, the team of hosts welcome them as they would a visitor to their own home. Guests here can look forward to some of the largest hotel rooms in the city. Entry-level rooms measure in at a generous 48 square meters, while the majority of deluxe rooms range from 68 to 177 square meters in size. What’s more, the sophisticated interiors have been designed to create a calming, intimate environment. High above the teeming streets, the spaces combine clean, modern lines with artwork and finishes influenced by traditional Thai craft. Floor-to- ceiling windows offer unobstructed views of the surrounding cityscape and let natural light into the quarters, whose private spa– like bathrooms add an extra touch of comfort to the experience. Relaxation is also the name of the game at the leisure facilities downstairs. The ninth-floor pool deck is an ideal place to decompress after a long day of sightseeing or business pursuits, thanks to the presence of a 40-meter outdoor saltwater pool, clad in volcanic stone tiles from the Philippines and surrounded by sun loungers, cabanas, and terraced gardens. Elsewhere in the property, a spa and 24-hour fitness center round out the offerings. Gourmands have plenty to savor as well. Seafood enthusiasts should dine at the Embassy Room, while the light-filled Living Room, with its eight-meter-high windows and outdoor terrace, draws patrons for its comfort food, afternoon tea, and canapés. And with its range of dining and entertainment venues on the top three floors of the hotel, Penthouse Bar + Grill is a serious contender for one of Bangkok’s top evening destinations.
“Pagoda Mirage” by Sawada Studio. Clockwise from left: The Park Hyatt makes for a unique addition to the Bangkok skyline; inside the Executive Suite.