The Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok in Thailand soft opens today, 22 July 2010.
The 303 luxury room, cabana and suite property in the absolute centre of the Thai capital is Kempinski’s 64th iconic property worldwide. Kempinski, headquartered in Geneva, was established in 1897 in Berlin and is today Europe’s oldest luxury hotel brand.
“Kempinski is delighted to open such a magnificent property in the heart of what many people consider to be Asia’s most vibrant and colourful city,” said Kempinski President and CEO, Mr. Reto Wittwer, who was in Bangkok for the hotel’s soft opening reception.
“Kempinski’s commitment to excellence means that we choose our hotel developments very carefully,” he said. “I’m optimistic that the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok with its strategic location and beautifully appointed facilities will become one of Kempinski’s more sought after and acclaimed properties.”
The Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, which is adjacent to the Siam Paragon lifestyle mall, is unique due to the hundreds of Thai art works commissioned and visible throughout the property. All rooms look onto large tropical landscaped gardens with extensive water features and three saltwater swimming pools.
The hotel’s European heritage is evident in the signature Brasserie Europa fine dining restaurant, the T Lounge and the 1897 whisky bar and cigar court. The Sra Bua modern Thai dining restaurant and Kempinski The Spa will open in a few weeks’ time.
Modern Thai aesthetics dominate the dramatic 14-metre tall marble lobby which features two spiral stair cases and a multi-tiered fountain.
“The Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is proud to stand for individualistic luxury, affinity with Thailand, refinement and efficiency,” said Mr Philippe Caretti, the property’s Interim General Manager. “We believe business travellers, holiday makers, companies holding meetings, couples on honeymoon, Thai residents and expats committed to the finer things in life will all be delighted by what we have created here,” he said.
The Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is a five-minute walk from the BTS “skytrain” network and close to the new airport train link.