Jumeirah to manage five-star hotel in Bangkok

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has been appointed by Country Group, Thailand, to manage a luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok.

The management agreement was signed by Gerald Lawless, executive chairman of Jumeirah Group, and Ben Taechaubol, managing director of Country Group, at a ceremony in Bangkok.

The 305-room, five-star luxury Jumeirah Bangkok will have a prime location on the legendary Chao Phraya River, close to the Sathorn Bridge and Bangkok’s Central Business District. With its 200-m water frontage, the urban resort will be easily accessible from the expressway or by boat through in-house docking stations. The hotel is designed to offer a peaceful environment for business and leisure travellers in the middle of bustling Bangkok.

The concept for Jumeirah Bangkok was developed by the architectural firm Hamiltons International from Singapore in conjunction with UK-based interior design firm United Designs. The luxury hotel will form the iconic centerpiece of a mixed-use development that integrates international and local Thai styles.

Set to open in 2014, Jumeirah Bangkok offers stunning river views, a signature Talise spa, signature food and beverage outlets, retail units, an art gallery and a banquet and conference centre at the heart of which is a 1,200-sq-m ballroom looking out onto an array of immaculately designed gardens.

Jumeirah Bangkok is the second management agreement signed by Jumeirah in Thailand, following the Jumeirah Private Island Phuket project agreed in 2008. This brings the total number of properties under development or in operation by Jumeirah globally to 41.