The Vibe: Soaring ceilings, swathes of gleaming white marble and spacious rooms.
The Area: In Bangkok’s downtown Ratchaprasong intersection, with spectacular views over the Royal Bangkok Sports Club against the city’s looming skyscrapers.
The DNA: Occupying the first 16 floors of a 57-storey mixed-use tower conceived as a spiralling magnolia flower in bloom, most of the interiors of the 171-room Waldorf Astoria Bangkok hotel are the work of André Fu. Here, the Hong Kong-based designer took his cues from his memories of visiting the legendary Waldorf Astoria New York as a child, while infusing it with a delicate sense of place. As such, the tropical lime green and mustard accents in the Front Room echo the shades of Thai spices, while bronze feature screens are garnished with art deco patterns and subtle Thai twists. Of the six restaurants and bars, three have been designed by New York-based AvroKO. This includes The Champagne Bar on the top floor, where bubbly is served by the glass against some of the best views of the city.
Suite-Me-Up: Rooms are located between the sixth and 15th floors, and shaped slightly differently due to the unusual architecture.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 171 rooms & suites (50-200m2) (538-2,153 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2018 • architecture: Gensler • interior design: André Fu (Hong Kong), AvroKo (New York) ✅ free parking on-site • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk