Singapore's Capella Hotel Group and Thailand-based real estate developer Country Group Development—a subsidiary of Country Group—are partnering up to open Capella Bangkok in the fourth quarter of 2018. Along Thailand's Chao Phraya River waterfront promenade, the Capella Bangkok resort will have 101 suites and villas.
The master planner of the new hotel is Hamiltons International while BAMO, PIA Interior Designs and Hirsch Bedner Associates will handle the interior design. It is being developed as part of the new mixed-use project Chao Phraya Estate.
Capella Hotel Group operates hotels across the globe under its two brands: Capella Hotels and Resorts and Solís Hotels and Resorts. Capella Hotels and Resorts has properties in Düsseldorf, Saint Lucia, Shanghai and Singapore. Another set of Capella hotels have been planned to enter the markets in Ubud, Bangkok, Maldives and Sydney. Meanwhile, Solís Hotels and Resorts has hotels in Donegal, Ireland, Nanjing, China and Atlanta, U.S. Even more hotels under the Solís are in the pipeline for Bali and Guangzhou as part of Capella Hotel’s expansion plans.
The hotel group's Ubud, Bali property opened this year along the Wos River. Denton Corker Marshall, who is known for designing The Melbourne Museum and The Stonehenge Visitor Center, designed the 108-key Solís Ubud. Prior to this announcement, Capella Hotel Group agreed to manage Shanghai Hengfu Investment & Development's Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li and Capella Residences Shanghai, which began operating in early 2017. In the Xuhui District, Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li is the city’s only all-villa resort in the last remaining cluster of “shikumen” (stone warehouse gate) estate, which dates back to 1930s Shanghai. As part of the Jian Ye Li heritage conservation estate, the hotel has 55 villas next to the 40 apartments of the Capella Residences.