Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to rebrand and manage the Nai Lert Park Hotel, which will undergo refurbishment before reopening as the Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok in early 2019.
Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok will be a partnership with Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), Thailand’s largest private hospital group, which bought the former Swissotel Nai Lert Park in 2016 with plans to develop it into a holistic services medical centre.
A highlight of the property, according to Mövenpick, is its location, nestled within a garden while affording access to urban comforts in the city’s CBD. The hotel is close to malls, embassies and corporate offices, and within walking distance of Ploenchit BTS skytrain station and Phetchaburi MRT metro station.
The resort will become the third Mövenpick in Bangkok, joining Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok and Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok.
“Opportunities to manage legendary hotels do not arise often, and we’re delighted to bring Mövenpick’s signature style to the Nai Lert Park Hotel, which has been a Bangkok landmark for more than three decades,” commented Andrew Langdon, chief development officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.
“We look forward to moving this property into an exciting new era as we introduce a health-conscious generation of guests to Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok and further provide world-class wellness facilities in association with the adjoining BDMS Wellness Clinic,” he added.
Poramaporn Prasarttong-Osoth, COO of BDMS group, said the rebranded property will offer specialised in-house wellness programmes.
Facilities at the 294-key resort will include a large freeform outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and wellness spa. In addition to the pool bar, F&B options will also include a restaurant serving all natural, organic Thai and international cuisine, while the lobby lounge will offer healthy refreshments.
Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok will also be positioned as a meetings and events destination, with its ballroom and function rooms featuring natural light and direct garden access. The hotel’s garden will also serve as a venue for al fresco events and weddings.
The Nai Lert Park Hotel originally opened in 1984, but closed its doors at the end of 2016 to undergo a complete refurbishment.