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Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Grand Staircase

Waldorf Astoria’s elegant entrance in Bangkok

Featuring 171 spacious guest rooms, cuisine by a Michelin-trained chef and one of the grandest ballrooms in Bangkok.

Latest luxury hotel to enter Bangkok

Featuring 171 spacious guest rooms, cuisine by a Michelin-trained chef and one of the grandest ballrooms in Bangkok.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has just inaugurated in the heart of Bangkok, by the busy Ratchaprasong intersection, which is just a few minutes’ walk to the Erawan Shrine and the luxurious Gaysorn Village mall.

Designed by award-winning architect André Fu and his design studio AFSO, the building’s contemporary architecture seamlessly blends with Thai artisanal tradition. The 171 spacious guest rooms and suites feature luxurious, spa-inspired bathrooms and marble bathtubs.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Swimming Pool at night
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Swimming Pool at night

Hold your wedding or lavish social event at the 730 sqm Magnolia Ballroom on level 10, with a statement staircase and 8 m high ceiling. It can host up to 700 standing guests or 330 seated guests, and is set to be one of the city’s most sought-after venues.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Peacock Alley Night
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Peacock Alley Night

The hotel features three distinct restaurant concepts, a lounge and two bars. Highlights include the signature restaurant Front Room, helmed by Chef Fae Rungthiwa Chummongkhon, who has worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe. The menu will feature a combination of ‘new Nordic’ and Thai flavours.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Frontroom Showkitchen
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Frontroom Showkitchen

Dine with a view at Bull & Bear on level 55, featuring grilled meats, seafood, a live raw bar, a specially-made grill for smoking, slow roasting, baking and grilling, all in a setting with Art Deco-inspired interiors.

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

For after-dinner drinks, we recommend either the Loft on level 56–which revives long-cherished cocktails from the 1935 Waldorf Astoria Bar Book with a modern twist, using house-made ingredients—or the Champagne Bar on the top level, level 57, which offers fine champagnes, handcrafted cocktails and an excellent view of Bangkok. Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

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