Rosewood Hotels & Resorts was appointed by hospitality investment company Rende to manage the Rosewood Bangkok, which is scheduled to open in 2017. This latest signing marks Rosewood's ninth management agreement to be announced globally, and fourth this year in the Asia-Pacific region.
Rosewood Bangkok will be located within Bangkok's central business district along Ploenchit Road, adjacent to Ploenchit Skytrain Station, to which it will be directly linked. The hotel will be a part of the luxury enclave encompassing several embassies and new residential towers, offices and upscale retail.
The 146-room, 33-story property will have two restaurants and bars, Rosewood's signature Sense spa, a swimming pool and a fitness center. Meeting facilities will include The Pavilion residential-style meeting and function space and the top-floor Sky Villa event venue which will offer panoramic views of the capital. Guestrooms will include 689-square-foot Pool Sky Villas with terraces and private plunge pools.
New York-based architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), a consultant to the local design firm (Tandem Architects), will reference cultural touchstones to create a hotel that reflects Thailand's heritage and customs. Two connecting high-rise structures will create a form inspired by the hand movement of the wai - the Thai gesture of greeting and welcome, which conveys Thai tradition and culture. In keeping with the tropical environment, an atrium complete with a vertical garden will separate the two structures.
Rosewood Bangkok will be KPF's first project in Thailand. The firm’s designed properties include the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, the Shanghai World Financial Centre, Lotte World Tower in Seoul, the Heron Tower in London and the renovation of the MoMA in New York.