|Hyatt plans Regency for Bangkok.|
Friday, 16th November 2012
Source : Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt continues its focus on Thailand’s commercial capital with plans for Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Grande Asset Hotels and Property Public Company Limited, a Bangkok-based real estate development company, for Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit. Expected to open in 2017, the hotel will be the first Hyatt Regency-branded hotel in Bangkok, and will join the already open Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.
Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit represents an integral step towards the brand’s distribution in one of Asia’s key markets. Located in the heart of the rapidly expanding commercial city centre, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use development that includes a boutique shopping experience and an upscale residential tower.
“Bangkok is a key gateway city in Asia and we are delighted at the opportunity to have a Hyatt Regency in this market. The hotel perfectly complements the currently operating Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and the under-construction Park Hyatt Bangkok and will offer Hyatt guests a choice of high quality hotels,” said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president, real estate and development, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. “The addition of the hotel reflects Hyatt’s commitment to the region and in expanding its distribution in markets that its guests are increasingly traveling to,” added Verma.
Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit will feature 288 guestrooms, including 26 suites. Designed by renowned Thai architecture firm Office of Bangkok Architects and PIA Interior Co., Ltd., the hotel will feature a three meal multi-cuisine restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a bar. Designed to offer a full range of services and facilities tailored to serve the needs of meeting planners, the hotel will have over 1,000 sq m (10,700 sq ft) of contemporary meeting space, including a ballroom. Additional hotel amenities will include a six treatment- room spa, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and a club lounge.
“We are thrilled by the plans for Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit,” said Mr. Watcharakiti Watcharothai, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Grande Asset Hotels and Property Public Company Limited. “Bangkok has its strong position as a major leisure and business destination in the South East Asia region. We believe the hotel’s location, amenities and overall urban sophistication will be well suited to upscale corporate, leisure and business travellers’ needs.”
Centrally situated at Sukhumvit Road Soi 13 in close proximity to the Asoke station of the Bangkok Transit System, the hotel will offer efficient access and visibility, connecting guests with ease to key points of interest in the city and the airport. Given its central business district location, Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit will be surrounded by premium residences, the offices of major international companies and high-end retail stores.