Four Seasons Hotel returns to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Four Seasons Hotel will open its doors in Bangkok come February 2020, offering 299 keys along the Thai capital’s iconic Chao Phraya River.

Located on Charoenkrung Road, the nine-acre riverfront resort’s design will be one of the key talking points, since the property’s creative aspects is helmed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy – the same name behind other luxe hospitality giants such as Aman Resorts, Park Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, St. Regis, One&Only, and Banyan Tree.

Guests can expect an urban sanctuary: cascading architecture with high ceilings and glass walls, seamless indoor-outdoor transitions leading out to green courtyards – including a private boat dock – forming a natural pathway to the Chao Phraya River. Mr Gathy also worked in a dedicated art space showcasing curated artworks, simultaneously collaborating with the Museum of Contemporary Art to feature pieces by Thai artists.

The family-friendly hotel will offer 299 rooms including suites with garden terraces, two infinity pools overlooking the river, complimentary kids club, urban spa, and waterfront event spaces suitable for business delegates as well.

Dining will also be a star-studded affair. Michelin-starred Chef Qui Xiaogui will craft Cantonese specialties at restaurant Yu Ting Yuan; sample tropical French cuisine at Brasserie Palmier; have afternoon tea or a casual drink with friends at The Lounge or Café Madeleine; and come night, BKK Social Club comes alive helmed by world-renowned mixologist Philip Bischoff – formerly with Manhattan at Regent Singapore.

Reservations are now being accepted for arrivals starting February 1, 2020. Agents will be happy to note that a US$100 credit can go towards dining or spa sessions with bookings of a minimum of two nights.

February’s launch would mark the brand’s return to Bangkok, after its original Four Seasons Bangkok property had been rebranded as the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and Spa in 2015.

The luxury hotelier is one of three properties slated to open in the Chao Phraya Estate: 14.2 acres of prime land valued at an estimated US$1 billion. The waterfront space is shared with Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok, and Capella Bangkok.