Iconic Bangkok hotels in midst of renovation

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok overlooking the Chao Phraya River

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has announced that its River Wing is scheduled to undergo renovation from March to October 2019, right as another iconic name in the city, The Sukhothai Bangkok, unveils its new Club Wing.

The Sukhothai Bangkok this week completed the transformation of its Terrace Wing into the Club Wing as part of a larger restoration plan covering the rest of the hotel and the main wing room interior over the next few years.

The new wing features 33 brand-new rooms and suites, a club lounge on the sixth floor, a new fitness centre in the basement and a renovated 25m-long outdoor infinity pool surrounded by 12 cabanas.

Rooms in the wing range from 45m2 to 138m2, with some featuring large verandahs. In-room conveniences include Japanese toilets, Harman Kardon sound systems, a 55-inch LED television, digital bedside control panel, a Nespresso coffee machine and a pillow menu.

Club Wing guests also enjoy in-room check in when they arrive.

The club lounge located on the sixth floor of the new wing offers is believed to be one of the largest in the city. As well as a la carte breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails, the lounge also offers a private meeting room for up to six persons.

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok overlooking the Chao Phraya River

Meanwhile, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced a renovation at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok next year, encompassing all the rooms and suites in the River Wing, together with the lobby, swimming pools and Lord Jim’s, The Verandah and Riverside Terrace restaurants.

A major component of the work will be to enlarge the guest rooms located in the River Wing. The overall number of guest rooms will be reduced from 338 to 301, while the number of suites will increase from 30 to 46.

All rooms and suites in the Authors’ and Garden Wings – restored in 2016 – will remain open throughout the renovation.

It will also be business as usual at all other restaurants and banqueting facilities, including the two-Michelin-starred Le Normandie, Authors’ Lounge, Bamboo Bar, Ciao Terraza, Sala Rim Naam, Terrace Rim Naam, The China House and the Ballroom.

As both swimming pools will undergo renovation, alternative arrangements will be made for guests wishing to swim. Spa and fitness facilities will remain fully operational.

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