The Luxe List 2017: Park Hyatt Bangkok

This Yabu Pushelberg–designed property is the epitome of understated luxury.

The Park Hyatt Bangkok’s reception area.

Occupying the upper 24 floors of the sinuous Central Embassy tower, this Yabu Pushelberg–designed property (the first Park Hyatt in Thailand) is the epitome of understated luxury. Its airy, minimalist check-in area, interrupted only by statement pieces from local and international artists, provides a welcome refuge from the chaos of downtown Bangkok. The 222 guest rooms and suites evoke a similar feeling, and a medley of neutral colors and natural materials provides the backdrop for a relaxing stay. Touches like bergamot-scented Le Labo toiletries and fresh blueberries as a welcome treat reinforce the idea that opulence can be found in the smallest details, a mantra that repeats itself throughout the hotel’s design and service. The semi-autonomous Penthouse Bar + Grill, designed to resemble the swanky pad of a well-traveled bachelor, brings several exciting dining and drinking options to the top floors of the hotel. With New York–based design firm AvroKo taking the lead in its creation, the highly polished and over-the-top look of this three-level entertainment space would make Jay Gatsby blush; menu prices, however, are surprisingly reasonable for a hotel of this caliber.

66-2/012-1234; Park Hyatt Bangkok; doubles from US$226

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2017 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“The Luxe List 2017: Park Hyatt Bangkok”).

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