Park Hyatt Bangkok - The Hallmark of Luxury

A hidden gem of a hotel with discreet luxury and chic habitués, gorgeous room, an emerging art installation in and around the hotel, the Park Hyatt Bangkok is sitting atop a relatively new shopping mall inside a building that bounds together by a continual form merging plinth and tower that is quite striking in its architectural qualities, though the outer exterior may not appeal to everyone. mylifestylenews writes.

The twisted coil forms a three-dimensional figure of eight, a lucky number in Chinese culture. Drawing on motifs and patterns found in traditional Thai architecture, the eye-catching façade is clad in extruded aluminium tiles, creating a shimmering moiré-like pattern.

The design comes together with spectacular views of the bustling, energetic city from numerous outdoor terraces. What is important is what is on the inside and since the opening in 2017, this Park Hyatt in Bangkok is brimming with style that is understated and noteworthy in so many ways and there is always something stunning to admire especially in a luxury state of mind.

The main entrance of the hotel is located at the side of the building and from the ground floor you take an elevator to the 9th floor where the Park Hyatt experience unfolds, starting small and then getting bigger. You pass the lobby bar on the way to reception without knowing what lies within and on arrival at the check-in, you have views of a Bangkok skyline that juxtaposes lots of greenery along the leafy boulevard of Wireless Road and long known for being Bangkok’s most desirable neighborhood.

With a multitude of skyscrapers, embassies, and residences connecting the luxury shopping district and Bangkok financial centre in Ploen Chit area and for those of us that are used to the Bangkok skyline, this is another vantage point that may have not be seen before and it is charming in its own way.

The check in was done with great efficiency and discreetly and gave us some time to admire the internal architecture as it begins to show itself. With art installations, soaring ceilings, grand staircases leading to the Living Room and the Embassy Room with views of the infinity swimming pool and more. You really do have a relatively high expectation when your eyes alight such features that we feel instantly references everything that is a Park Hyatt.

Our Park King Room was another revelation in minimalist sleek design, but offering every creature comfort you could possibly need, with the bedroom and bathroom offering the same park and skyline views. There was a walk in wardrobe on the left next to the entrance hallway, a separate toilet to the right as you walk into the bedroom; with a chaise lounge situated at the window to pass the time reading or admiring the views and a large ensuite bathroom around the corner that features a striking lotus bloom hand-carved into the creamy stone wall. A spacious walk-in rain shower is inviting as well as the free standing bathtub positioned at the window to also admire the views while having a hot bath with its bespoke bathroom amenities by Le Labo of New York that deliver a sensual touch.

The room interior design is all about neutral colours, chic, modern and contemporary urban living, as the real draw card is what lies outside your window, both day and night, as Bangkok never sleeps and even for those of us that have visited many times, the traffic, the views and the greenery never cease to amaze you, whether it is raining or basked in sunshine, such is the attraction of this “City of Angels". The lighting, materials, space and texture work as a whole and you get this sense of calmness of sensuality.

There are those little touches that you only begin to notice when you begin to enjoy the amenities of the room: sensible pen lights for bedside reading so you don’t disturb your other half, plenty of hanging space in the wardrobe, gorgeous bathroom toiletries that are heaven sent, thoughtful books and magazines that immerse you further into the touches of the Park Hyatt brand and more, with a strong sense of locale articulated in calming natural materials punctuated with subtle Thai accents.

Of course, one needs to explore the hotel environs and what is outside of the guest room is just as important as what lies within. Wherever you walk internally, there is something that catches your eye, such as designer chair, a stunning staircase descending to renown food & beverage experiences, soaring spaces to accommodate local art that is not shy in grabbing your attention.

Similar to other Park Hyatt hotels, art is intrinsic to the experience. Do schedule yourself with a comprehensive one hour art tour to learn more about the inspiring art installation and the artists behind it with John Sandhu from the service team. His enthusiasm and knowledge in art will take you on an artistic journey and walking through the hotel less known “secret passages” to discover the understated luxury.

The “Naga” installation by Japanese artist Hirotoshi Sawada on level nine located at the Living Room is the elephant in the room. Entitled “Naga”, after the mythical water dragon, this installation is composed of batons suspended from the ceiling, traveling between The Embassy Room, the pool and an interior waterfall. Its twisting, dance-like flow begins erratically in bronze acrylic; then sweeps into dark-brown timber swirls through the main Living Room; before settling into an undulating vertical pattern of clear and frosted acrylic along the Veranda next to the Living Room.

Another favorite artwork by the late Thai artist Nonthivathn Chandhanaphalin is the Attainment Concentration at the lobby level. Nonthivathn was one of the country's best known modern sculptors and created artworks reflecting Buddhist philosophy and nature for almost 50 years. Nonthivathn’s Buddha statue combines both traditional and modern aesthetics. Using one of the most recognized forms of classical Asian symbolism – the seated Buddha – but rendered in a unique and modern way, this combines both a commitment to refined and contemporary sensibilities, while being rooted in Thailand’s rich culture.

Ensure you make your way down to the ballroom foyer (a staircase off the side of the ground floor entrance foyer), as another art installation awaits your attention and then there is the lobby bar tucked away off the main lift lobby that has some more stunning art and gives you a view of the other side looking out over one of the busiest main thoroughfares in Bangkok, but high enough not to get too involved in the congestion that unfolds.

The upside down Pagoda Mirage also designed by Japanese artist Hirotoshi Sawada at Level G Ballroom evokes a Thai temple pagoda. This abstract art installation is composed of hundreds of small, conical, copper swirls suspended en masse. Poised in the well of the sweeping, minimalist staircase leading to the ballroom, it rains blessings on the guests as they encounter its aura.

There are a few more interesting paintings and installations to explore within the informative tour. We segued to an signature afternoon tea at the Living Room to savour some of the handcrafted delicacies from salmon gravlax, foie gras & quince paste, burrata cheese, crab meat savoury to some enticing Opéra, Mont blanc & blackcurrant, Matcha croquet en bouche, strawberry & vanilla and ice bonbons served with a premium  selection of tea and coffee.

For further indulgence, Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé champagne to add on for the afternoon tea is an absolute delight.

The gorgeous interior at the Living Room

You have to reach the top of the hotel for some in-house dining delights, the Penthouse Grill + Bar is truly to dine for if you love your steak as well as to explore the “hidden” masculine whisky bar that seems to be for only those in the know, plus a private dining space “Chef Table” that can only be accessed through its own private kitchen.

The infinity swimming pool on level nine is the green oasis above the urban jungle that is capacious compared to some, subtle music to set a mood, flower arrangements that give a stunning pop of colour, inlaid motifs in marble walls that reference the beautiful free-standing lotus leaf floor lamps (architectural in themselves) and the 40-m saltwater pool surrounded by sun loungers, cabanas, elevated landscape terrace gardens and of course the dramatic views to relax and indulge under the sunlight. It is all designed to achieve “liveable luxury” in ways that relax and revitalize.

The Park Hyatt Bangkok’s team really have outdone themselves and are consistent in every touch point. We could not fault any moment we had throughout the entire stay and were constantly marveling at product knowledge, service standards and warmth of hospitality.

Sometimes, a destination is a place that inspires the journey.

Hearty breakfast is served daily at the Embassy Room and the Living Room.

The Park Hyatt brand has evolved over the years into creating sumptuously minimalist spaces that can reference its locality. Being the first Park Hyatt in Bangkok, the hotel doesn’t seem to fail to deliver all the aspects that the brand has to offer especially in a luxurious and sophisticated environment. From contemporary architecture matched by luxurious residential interiors, expertly curated art, world-class food and wine, and refined service, all coupled with a promise to offer refined and uniquely Thai experiences that reflect the country’s rich culture, gracious hospitality, and colorful lifestyles. As they say, “all good things come to an end”, but only until we book to stay again, as this has to be your preferred accommodation choice for a visit to Bangkok.

Tried & Tested:
Location: 5/5
Design & Decor: 5/5
Room Amenities: 5/5
Housekeeping: 5/5
Food & Beverage: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
Experience: 5/5

Central Embassy
88 Wireless Road 
Pathumwan Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 012 1234

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated. 

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