The highly anticipated opening Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is ready to welcome its first guests in South East Asia by the third quarter 2018.

With a global portfolio of 30 hotels and resorts, Waldorf Astoria is known for its relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Waldorf Astoria consistently offers a strong sense of arrival and impressive public spaces worthy of hosting history. Numerous historical figures – from Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, to world leaders – have been associated with the brand.

“Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will mark the brand’s first foray into South East Asia and herald the introduction of Unforgettable Experiences in Bangkok and beyond,” said Daniel Welk, Vice President of Operations, Luxury and Lifestyle, Hilton, Asia Pacific. “The hotel’s timeless environment and exclusively crafted guest experiences, combined with the brand’s unparalleled True Waldorf Service, will set a new benchmark for luxury in Asia.”

In tribute to the owners of the property, Magnolia Finest Corporation Limited, the building has been designed to give the effect of springing from the ground like a Magnolia flower. Located in the heart of the bustling Ratchaprasong intersection.

The 171 luxuriously and spacious guest rooms and suites are designed by award-winning architect André Fu and his design studio AFSO. While world-renowned design and concept firm AvroKO, headquartered in New York is responsible for the hotel dining experience. In line with Waldorf Astoria’s culinary heritage, chef Rungthiwa Chummongkhon bring her experience of working at Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe to head the restaurant Front Room, which will present an elegant new blend of “new Nordic” and Thai flavors in a relaxed setting.