The anticipation has finally come to an end: After years of waiting, including several unfortunate delays, the Park Hyatt Bangkok has finally opened its doors. Set amongst the bustling central business districts of Chitlom and Phloen Chit, this new five-star hotel sits atop Central Embassy and is the latest luxury newcomer to Bangkok’s hotel scene. Bridging traditional Thai culture with contemporary style, this sophisticated sanctuary marries modern touches with local flair.
Occupying the top 27 floors of Central Embassy, Park Hyatt Bangkok offers 222 luxurious guestrooms, including 32 Premier Suites with sweeping views of the city skyline. Starting at 48 square metres, the entry-level rooms are amongst the largest in the city; at the other end of the spectrum, the 510-square-metre Presidential Suite, situated on the 33th floor, features an outdoor terrace, private gym, personal spa-treatment room, equipped kitchenette, and a plunge pool.
Aside from breathtaking city views and spacious guestrooms, Park Hyatt Bangkok provides an array of modern facilities and intuitive amenities. On Level 9, there’s an outdoor saltwater pool surrounded by verdant greenery and comfortable cabanas. At the spa, a selection of indulgent treatments includes holistic massages, beauty facials, and signature rituals designed to relax and rejuvenate guests.
The hotel boasts four stylish dining venues, each offering the option of al fresco dining. Embassy Room serves a mix of Western- and Asian-influenced cuisines with a seafood focus. For light fare and luscious wines, the Living Room offers high tea in the afternoon and small canapés in the evening. For whisky and creative libations, guests can head to The Bar, whilst The Penthouse Bar & Grill, the three-storey signature entertainment complex, features five separate dining areas: an international grill restaurant, a cocktail bar with local DJs, a mezzanine, a whisky room, a rooftop terrace, and a chef’s table — all with unobstructed views of the city skyline.
Like other Park Hyatt properties around the world, this one is as much an art gallery as it is a luxury hotel. By the staircase leading to the ballroom, you’ll notice a beautiful abstract installation by Hiroshi Sawada; composed of small copper swirls dangling from the ceiling, it resembles a Thai pagoda. In the lobby, two contemporary paintings by renowned painter Chatchai Puipia — also known as “the artist of the year” — are colourful, poised, and modern, both having been commissioned especially for this property, adding a sense of locality to the hotel. Elsewhere, a lovely artwork named Bodhi Tree is planted in the private dining room on Level 9, a stunning work of art by up-and-coming artist Atinya Imjinda.
Designed by London-based Amanda Levete Architects and Bangkok-based Pi Design, the hotel boasts a curvilinear, twisted-coil structure. As a result, the structure is asymmetrical in all dimensions, and the floor plan of each level forms a three-dimensional figure eight, meaning no two rooms are exactly alike. Outsided, the exterior is adorned with shimmering aluminium tiles all arranged in a moiré-like pattern; during the day, they provide surfaces for natural light to interact with, and in the evening, the backlit tiles create an illuminated façade. Sleek lines, smooth curves, and stunning art everywhere — this hotel is a unique, modern space imbued with artistic flair, and a very welcome addition to Bangkok.
Park Hyatt Bangkok, Central Embassy, 88 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Bangkok, +66 2 012 1234