As more business travellers and visitors head for Bangkok, the Thai capital is seeing new hotels open every day. Thai hospitality brand Dusit International is getting in on the trend with the announcement today that it will open its first ASAI-brand property in Bangkok’s Chinatown in early 2020.
A partnership with I Am Chinatown Co., Ltd., the all-new ASAI Bangkok Chinatown will be located next to Yaowarat Road – a prime street food destination – and will be the first property under the ASAI Hotels banner.
In line with its ethos of providing essentials, authentic connections and a sustainable ecosystem, ASAI Bangkok Chinatown will have 224 compact but well-designed rooms rendered in contemporary Thai-Chinese style. Guests can expect clean comfortable spaces where superior quality beds and high-pressure rain showers take centre stage.
Visitors in town for work will be able to use the comfortable, efficient workspace located in the communal area. After hours, travellers will be able to relax with the property’s fitness centre; bar stocked with craft beers and creative cocktails; and a pop-up restaurant featuring seasonal menus created in collaboration with Paolo Vitaletti and Jarrett Wrisley of Bangkok restaurants Appia, Peppina and Soul Food Mahanakorn.
Guests will be immersed in the bustling old-world district that surrounds the hotel and features temples and shrines, galleries and museums, bars and coffee shops, and a plethora of eateries. They will also to quickly access the rest of Bangkok thanks to the new Wat Mangkorn underground station which is less than 100 metres from the hotel.
“Our investment in ASAI Bangkok Chinatown highlights our commitment to providing broadened experiences for our customers across the lodging spectrum and delivering sustainable, enduring value for all our stakeholders,” said Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO of Dusit International. “With its strong community focus and strategic location in one of Bangkok’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, the hotel is perfectly positioned to capture the attention of millennial-minded travellers, establish our presence in the affordable lifestyle market, and prepare the ASAI brand for further expansion within the city and throughout Southeast Asia.”
As well as ASAI Bangkok Chinatown, five other ASAI properties have already been confirmed throughout asia. These include three ASAI Hotels in Cebu, Philippines; one property in Yangon, Myanmar, and a second Bangkok hotel. These new hotels are slated to open from mid-2020 onwards.
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