Kempinski, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel brand, will open the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok in June.
The luxury city resort with 303 rooms and suites is located adjacent to a royal palace in the centre of Bangkok. All rooms overlook tropical gardens interspersed with extensive water features. Twenty-two rooms have direct private access to the pools in the garden.
General Manager, Mr Thomas Klippstein, said that the property will combine Kempinski’s trademark European sophistication and refinement with the finest of Thai hospitality standards.
“We aim to bring together the best of East and West and create an opulent sanctuary in the heart of the city,” said Mr Klippstein. “The Siam Kempinski will deliver a superlative hotel experience for leisure and business guests.”
The Siam Kempinski, which opens in June, will showcase its standards and traditions in outlets such as the Brasserie Europa, for European fine cuisine, the Sra Bua (“Lotus”) Thai restaurant, the T Lounge, serving the finest teas from around the world as well as cocktails and champagne, and the 1897 bar, named after the year that Kempinski first started business in Berlin.
The new property in Bangkok will also feature an executive lounge on the 17th floor, a 900 square-metre pillar-free ballroom, a rooftop spa, a kids’ club, business centre and four suites including a Royal Suite with a private rooftop garden.
Afternoon fashion shows are being planned for the T Lounge. In a Kempinski tradition, a “lady in red”, a guest service officer in a flowing red dress will always be available to advise and assist guests. The grand lobby area with a 14-metre ceiling will feature two spiral staircases.
The Siam Kempinski will also include 98 serviced apartments called the Kempinski Residences Siam, which will have its own Bistro restaurant.
Thai artistic heritage is a key theme of the Siam Kempinski. The property will display 1,500 pieces of art, including over 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists commissioned by the property.
Mr Klippstein said: “We are proud to support Thai artistic expression. We foresee the Siam Kempinski quickly becoming the preferred venue for important social events in the Thai capital.”