The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok Reopens as a Luxury Collection Hotel

by Holly Riddle

Dec 10, 2017

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The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, a Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts property, recently reopened after extensive renovations, making it worthy of the Luxury Collection label.

The property rests on the grounds of the Kandhavas Palace, once the royal residence of Princess Malaya Alongkorn. The redesign keeps this royal heritage in mind and adds in traditional Thai touches with a little European flair.

“The debut of our second hotel in Bangkok marks an important milestone for The Luxury Collection as it showcases our commitment to expanding our global portfolio and growing our footprint in Thailand,” said Mitzi Gaskins, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection and JW Marriott. “The restoration and reopening of The Athenee Hotel, Bangkok is another addition to The Luxury Collection’s portfolio of historic renovated properties around the world.”

The refurbishment extended from the common spaces to all 374 guestrooms. Property reps are particularly proud of the newly redesigned lagoon-style swimming pool, which mingles with the indoor function space. Dining options are also newly opened, including Smooth Curry, which already has a popular following, and The Glaz bar, with its stylish Neocolonial decor.

“In refurbishing and rebranding this property to become a Luxury Collection, the hotel embarks on a new era offering guests unique perspectives and experiences both of Thailand and international-standard luxury. The stage is set to write the next glorious chapter,” said Karl Hudson, area vice president, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, Marriott International.

“Meticulous planning and uncanny inspiration has gone into every stage of this remarkable hardware transformation, which the design world has justly bestowed its Best Hotel Interior Thailand seal of approval. And moreover, the software, our personalized services and hospitality, have been re-calibrated accordingly. Indeed, no other hotel in Bangkok now delivers such eloquent expressions of all the very best of the Thai experience,” added Rajeev Menon, COO, Asia Pacific excluding Greater China, Marriott International Inc.


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