Following an extensive redesign and refurbishment, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel will be unveiled on October 6, 2017 as The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. Featuring a blend of contemporary and authentic Thai design elements, the luxury hotel will provide business travellers with a range of elegantly-furnished accommodation options along with a variety of meetings and events spaces.
Reimagined to define the destination’s history, culture and location, The Athenee Hotel’s transformation was inspired by Princess Valaya Alongkorn, daughter of Chulalongkorn, King Rama V (1853 – 1938) and aunt of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX. The princess lived during a time of modernization, social reforms, and Western influence through architecture, fashion and etiquette.
The iconic hotel will welcome guests with a grand staircase, sparkling chandeliers, and a Thai and European design style. The refurbished 374 rooms at The Athenee Hotel will incorporate elements of local culture and royal heritage, including classic furniture, a sophisticated palette of white, grey and maroon, and elegant Thai motifs on fabrics, enriched by the Luxury Collection beds, illy espresso capsule machines, and internet connection. The Royal Club floor suites have also been redecorated using royal blue and grey.
In addition, a refreshed design and layout of The Rain Tree Café is complemented by the newly-added period-styled Valaya Room, The Secret Garden, and The Bakery. The hotel’s outdoor pool area and function spaces on the fourth floor have been redesigned as a tranquil oasis in the heart of downtown Bangkok.
Located on the sixth floor, the multi-functional Atheneum Meeting Rooms and Lounge will provide an ideal venue for stimulating business events and social gatherings, enhanced by themed coffee break with cuisine inspired by the Princess Valaya Alongkorn’s global travel.
The Athenee Hotel holds the distinction of being the first hotel in the world to achieve ISO 20121 certification for planning and delivering sustainable events. www.starwoodhotels.com
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