Thai break

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It’s been a long time com­ing, but the Wal­dorf As­to­ria group has fi­nally landed in South East Asia. Its lo­ca­tion, in Bangkok’s Ratchapra­song, pays off vis­ually with spec­tac­u­lar views over the Royal Bangkok Sports Club and the city’s sky­scrapers. The 171-room ho­tel oc­cu­pies 14 floors of a 60-storey tower that its ar­chi­tects, global firm Gensler and lo­cal stu­dio DI De­signs, con­ceived as a spi­ralling mag­no­lia flower in bloom, while most of the in­te­ri­ors are the work of An­dré Fu. The Hong Kong-based de­signer took his cues from mem­o­ries of vis­it­ing the Wal­dorf As­to­ria New York as a child, while infusing the in­te­rior with a del­i­cate sense of place. The lime and mus­tard ac­cents in the Front Room restau­rant echo the shades of Thai spices, while bronze screens are gar­nished with art deco pat­terns and sub­tle Thai twists. Among the ho­tel’s six bars and restau­rants, the top-floor Cham­pagne Bar of­fers views across the city.

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