February 28, 2019

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is a luxury hotel located in the Lumpini central business district of Bangkok. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok opened in August 2018 making the entry of the Waldorf Astoria brand in Southeast Asia. It is also the fourth Waldorf Astoria to open in Asia.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Hotel Driveway | Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok forms part of the 60-story Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard mixed-use development. The hotel occupies the first 16 floors of the high-rise building together with the 55th-57th floors which house some of the hotel's restaurants and bars.


► FLOOR DIRECTORY OF WALDORF ASTORIA BANGKOK

Floor Facilities
LL Lower Lobby ● Concierge ● Front Room Restaurant
6-15* Guestrooms & Suites
UL Upper Lobby ● Reception ● Peacock AlleyThe Brasserie
16* Waldorf Astoria Spa ● Fitness Center ● Swimming Pool
55 Bull & Bear Restaurant
56 The Loft
57 The Champagne Bar
*Access to these floors are limited to checked-in guests only. An electronic key card is required.



Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has two lobbies. The Lower Lobby (LL) is located on the ground level and is where guests are welcomed by the hotel's concierge. The Upper Lobby (UL) is located between the 15th and 16th floor and is where guests check-in for their stay. To access the 55-57th floors, hotels guests will have to go to the Lower Lobby first and take a separate elevator which connects to the higher floors.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Lower Lobby & Concierge | Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Taking inspiration from the flagship property in New York, elements of Art Deco design is integrated into the modern and elegant interior of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. In stark contrast to the solid walls and almost window-less lobby of the Waldorf Astoria New York, the public areas of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is filled with natural light which streams freely through its floor to ceiling curtain wall.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Lower Lobby | Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Hotel Astoria is designed by Hong-Kong based Andre Fu and his design studio AFSO which is behind some of the most iconic hotels in Asia and Europe. I particularly love how smooth curves are combined with straight vertical lines, creating an illusion of height and gracefulness.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Elevator Lobby (LL) | Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

When I arrived at the Lower Lobby, I was assisted by the bellman with my stuff to the Upper Lobby and led me to the reception for my check-in. As soon as I was seated, one of the receptionist served me with a welcome drink while her colleague processed by registration.

Reception Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Reception, Upper Lobby | Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Check-in did not take too long. After signing the registration form, Iris of the reception offered to assist me to my room. As we walk through the Upper Lobby, Iris briefed me about the guest amenities and dining outlets of the hotel.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Seating Area, Upper Lobby | Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Just like the Lower Lobby, the Upper Lobby is equally bright and elegant, filled with tastefully selected furniture pieces but not feeling crowded or disorganized. Here you also see a lot of curves that break the solid lines towering the height of the ceiling.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Seating Area, Upper Lobby | Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Elements of Art Deco design are also incorporated discreetly in the interior without distorting the elegant Asian theme. There are plenty of seating areas for guests to enjoy an intimate space to socialize or relax. The sun was shining brightly that day but the lobby was well air-conditioned to keep the indoor temperature very comfortable.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Elevator Lobby (UL) | Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has a total of 171 elegant and spacious guestrooms and suites. The Deluxe Rooms start at 50 square meters with views of the city or the park. The Royal Suite is the most luxurious at 300 square meters and is furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen.


Room Category Room Size
(sqm)
Bed
Configuration
Deluxe Room ► 50 King
Deluxe Room City View 50 King or Twin
Deluxe Room Park View 50 King or Twin
Deluxe Suite 75 King
Corner Suite 90 King
One-Bedroom Astoria Suite 100 King
Two-Bedroom Waldorf Suite 150 King & Twin
Two-Bedroom Royal Suite 300 King & Twin




► FEATURED GUEST ROOM: DELUXE ROOM



The Deluxe Room is the lead-in guestroom category of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. Measuring 50 square meters, this lead-in guestroom perfectly fits its classification as a luxury hotel accommodation. The interior has a very clean, bright and elegant design, with neutral earth colors and accents of antique brass.



Here are the key features of the Deluxe Room:
  • 50 square meters of luxury
  • remote controlled in-room lighting, air-conditioner, and curtains
  • 47-inch LED HD television with local and international cable channels
  • high-speed Wifi connection
  • personal bar, Nespresso coffee machine, and tea making facility
  • marble bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • toilet fitted with Japanese washlet
  • body and bath amenities by Salvatore Ferragamo
  • read more ►




► DINING OUTLETS AT WALDORF ASTORIA BANGKOK

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has a total of six restaurants, bars, and lounges, including a specialty restaurant featuring Nordic-Thai cuisine and two rooftop bars with spectacular views of the Bangkok skyline.

Restaurant Dining Experience
Front Room the signature restaurant of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok specializing in Nordic-Thai cuisine designed by Chef Fae Chummongkhon 
Peacock Alley ► serves Western and Thai-inspired sandwiches, as well as pastries, cakes and salads, afternoon tea, coffee and evening cocktails
The Brasserie ► specialty restaurant serving a selection of French and Thai soups, salads, pasta, sandwiches, as well as entrees of meat, fish, and vegetables
Bull & Bear New York-inspired rooftop restaurant specializing in grilled meats and seafood 
The Loft ► a New York-inspired rooftop bar specializing in Artisanal spirits and cocktails 
The Champagne Bar roof-top bar located on the topmost level of the hotel serving champagne and hand-crafted cocktail 




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: PEACOCK ALLEY



The Peacock Alley is the lobby lounge and bar of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok serving pastries and light snacks, as well as espresso-based beverages, premium teas, and chilled juices. It is the perfect venue for afternoon teas or evening cocktails. Read more ►




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: THE BRASSERIE



The Brasserie is a specialty restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok serving French and Thai cuisine. The restaurant features an elegant interior design with floor to ceiling glass window and stylish seating areas. Read more ►




► FEATURED BAR: THE LOFT



The Loft is the New York-inspired bar located on the 56th floor of the hotel. The bar's Art Nouveau design evokes the glitz and glamour of New York, coupled with touches Thai elegance and graciousness. Read more ►




► BREAKFAST VENUES AT WALDORF ASTORIA BANGKOK

Buffet Breakfast | The Brasserie, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

  • Buffet Breakfast at The Brasserie - Guests who booked a bed and breakfast room package can enjoy buffet breakfast for up to persons at The Brasserie. Non-stay guests, as well as checked-in guests who do not have breakfast included in their room package, can also avail the buffet breakfast at The Brasserie for THB 1,125.00++ per person. Read more ► 
  • In-Room Breakfast - Guests who prefer to have their breakfast in the privacy of their room may opt to order in-room breakfast. Choices include Western and Thai breakfast dishes.




► THE WALDORF ASTORIA CLOCK

Every Waldorf Astoria property around the world features a huge clock displayed in its public area. This is inspired by the bronze clock tower at the lobby of the flagship Waldorf Astoria New York. The clock at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is found at the feature wall of Peacock Alley



The clock serves as the unofficial meeting point of guests staying in or visiting the hotel, a tradition which dates back to the late 1800s. "I'll meet you at the clock" is an expression only understood by guests who frequent a Waldorf Astoria, and this tradition continues in Bangkok.




► FITNESS & WELLNESS FACILITIES AT WALDORF ASTORIA BANGKOK

swimming pool of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

All fitness and wellness facilities of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok are located on the 16th floor of the hotel which is accessible via the elevators from the lower and upper lobbies and from the guestroom floors.

spa at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

The Waldorf Astoria Spa offers traditional Thai massages as well as body treatments that helps rejuvenates both the body and the mind. Waldorf Astoria Spa has a total of three private treatment rooms. Guests also enjoy 24-hour access to the Fitness Center which equipped with the latest cardio and strength-training equipment.

swimming pool of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

One of the highlights of the hotel is the outdoor swimming pool which is crowned by a magnolia-inspired canopy. The imposing structure serves both decorative and functional purposes. It allows guests to enjoy the pool and lounges even during noontime when the sunlight is strongest.

sunset swimming pool of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

The swimming pool area is also a popular spot to watch the sunset. With only 171 rooms, the swimming pool area does not really get very crowded. During my stay at the hotel, there were only less than five people every time I visit the swimming pool.




► WALDORF ASTORIA BANGKOK: LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION

View of Bangkok from Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is located along Ratchadamri Road in the Lumphini CBD of Bangkok. The Siam Paragon, Central World and Central Embassy shopping malls are just a few blocks away from the hotel. Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is located some 28km north of the hotel while Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is located some 30km east of the hotel.

  • International Flights - Bangkok has two of the busiest airports in Asia if not the world. Several full-service and low-cost carriers have daily flights to Bangkok coming from key cities in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Europe, and North America. 
  • Airport Transfer - My preferred way to get to the city from either airport (DMK or BKK) is to book a GrabCar using the Grab app. Fare is fixed plus toll fees of THB120.00. Grab fare from DMK or BKK airports to the hotel is around THB320.00 to THB350.00 depending on the time of the day. 
  • Moving Around - For long-distance trips within Bangkok, I suggest that you take the Sky Train. It will save you more time in this city known for its traffic jams. For shorter distances, I recommend taking a GrabCar instead.




Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
151 Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: +66-2-8468888
Email: BKKWA.Hotel@waldorfastoria.com
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