Located on the site of Kandhavas, the Palace of Princess Valaya Alongkorn, Plaza Athénée Bangkok has long been associated with the royal family and refined luxury, with a design that celebrates its heritage and Thai history. Now, however, the property is set to reopen as The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Bangkok, with a modernised look and feel that continues to honour the past with elements of Thai design. On 6 October, the redesigned and extensively refurbished hotel will open its doors, offering guests a completely new experience.
Fusing contemporary European and Thai design — a tribute to Princess Valaya Alongkorn — The Athenee Hotel will introduce a new standard of luxury to the neighbourbood when it opens its doors next month. Sparkling chandeliers, a grand staircase and stunning white marble accents will amaze those who enter the stories lobby.
Upstairs, the 374 newly refurbished guest rooms and suites feature local elements. For example, you’ll find elegant Thai motifs on the silk drapes, curtains and upholstery on the renowned Luxury Collection bedding, reminiscent of the Thai royal heritage. Each of the spacious guest rooms is furnished in a sophisticated palette of pearl white, slate grey and imperial maroon. Against the antique-styled furniture in natural dark oak, the rooms exude a sense of refined luxury from a distant past. The Royal Club floor suites, meanwhile, are adorned with royal blue and fine grey accents. Aside from a new look and feel, all rooms and suites have been outfitted with 21st-century technology and contemporary comforts such as an illy espresso capsule machine.
The redesign extends beyond the guest rooms: popular all-day dining venue The Rain Tree Café will now boast rich, warm wood and homely timber touches, complementing the restaurant’s neo-colonial Thai décor. On Sundays, the restaurant’s bronze open kitchen will feature new interactive live cooking stations with exciting buffet islands surrounding it. The redesign also includes the addition of the period-styled Valaya Room, for breakfast and private intimate gatherings. For a more laid-back and informal experience, you can also dine at The Secret Garden and The Bakery, which offers stunning views of Wireless Road.
Above all, we’re most to see the redesigned outdoor pool area and function space on the 4th floor of the property. Positioned as a tranquil oasis in the heart of Bangkok, the shimmering pool expands to a mezzanine where you can relax by the water and enjoy evening soirées. For those who are looking into wedding venues, the newly redecorated space would be perfect for an intimate celebration.
The Athenee Hotel is now a part of the Luxury Collection Hotel collection, enhancing the iconic hotel’s Thai aesthetics with new modern touches. Check out the hotel’s extraordinary transformation in October and celebrate its royal heritage that has always been an integral part of its identity.
The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, 61 Wireless Road (Witthayu), Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, +66 2650 8800