A49, White Jacket design New World Grand Rama 9, Bangkok Hotel

New World Hotels & Resorts announced a long-term agreement to manage a property in Bangkok, which is scheduled to open mid-2017. 

The 285-room New World Grand Rama 9, Bangkok Hotel will be a component of the Grand Rama 9 mixed-use development located at the Rama 9 Intersection off Ratchadapisek Road, near the Phra Ram 9 MRT station and close to the new Stock Exchange of Thailand. As part of Bangkok’s new Central Business District (CBD) and financial hub, the Grand Rama 9 will be comprised of eight new residential towers; Grade A office space including the mixed-use “super tower” and Unilever House, home of Unilever’s Asia-Pacific headquarters; a 3,000-square-metre (32,292 square foot) convention center; and The Shoppes Grand Rama 9 complex with its direct link to the MRT concourse.

The hotel’s architectural design will be led by Bangkok-based A49, while Singapore-based White Jacket will design the hotel’s interiors.

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The property will have New World Hotels & Resorts’ signature Residence Club executive floors and lounge.

Food and beverage choices will include a lobby lounge, café, specialty restaurant and rooftop pool bar.

Meeting and function facilities totaling 13,993 square feet will include a grand ballroom with landscaped outdoor terrace on the top floor, and four meeting rooms with circular connecting stairway.

Recreational options will be provided by a rooftop outdoor swimming pool and fitness center.

The development is in line with the company’s target of 30 hotels in operation by 2020. The hotel company will broaden the New World Hotels & Resorts presence in Asia with the latest addition to the brand’s existing portfolio of properties in mainland China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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