Hyatt to Open First Hyatt Regency-Branded Hotel in Bangkok
- Nov 20, 2012
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced plans to open its first Hyatt Regency-branded hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Upon completion in 2017, Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit will join the already open Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.
Designed by renowned Thai architecture firm Bangkok Architects, the new property will be part of a mixed-use development that includes an upscale residential tower as well as high-end retail space. The hotel will be centrally situated at Sukhumvit Road Soi 13, offering easy access to key points of interest in the city’s commercial and business district.
Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit will feature 300 guestrooms, including 26 suites, a multi-cuisine restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a bar. For special events, the hotel will offer more than 10,700 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom. Guests will also have access to a six treatment- room spa, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and a club lounge.
“Bangkok is a key gateway city in Asia and we are delighted at the opportunity to have a Hyatt Regency in this market. The hotel perfectly complements the currently operating Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and the under-construction Park Hyatt Bangkok and will offer Hyatt guests a choice of high quality hotels,” said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president, real estate and development, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. “The addition of the hotel reflects Hyatt’s commitment to the region and to expanding its distribution in markets where guests are increasingly traveling,” added Verma.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation also announced that Grande Asset Hotels and Property Public Company Limited, a Bangkok-based real estate development company, will manage the new hotel.
“We are thrilled by plans for Hyatt Regency Bangkok, Sukhumvit,” said Watcharakiti Watcharothai, chairman of the Board of Directors, Grande Asset Hotels and Property Public Company Limited. “Bangkok continues to experience strong growth in visitor numbers and this solidifies its position as a major leisure and business destination in the South East Asia region. We believe the hotel’s locations, amenities and overall urban sophistication will be well suited to upscale corporate, leisure and business travelers’ needs.”
Headquartered in Chicago, the Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a leading global hospitality company. Its subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brand names. As of Sept. 30, 2012, the company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 496 properties in 45 countries.