Dusit International has signed a long-term lease agreement with I Am Chinatown to develop and operate Asai Bangkok Chinatown in the heart of the city’s thriving Yaowarat district.
As the first hotel to debut under Asai Hotels, Dusit’s new lifestyle brand for millennial-minded travellers, Asai Bangkok Chinatown is slated to open early next year in a prime location adjacent to Yaowarat Road and 100m from the new Wat Mangkon station.
Asai Bangkok Chinatown will feature 224 compact rooms measuring between 18-22m2, a large communal space with a workspace, plus other facilities like a fitness centre, a bar and a pop-up restaurant concept featuring a seasonal farm-driven menu curated in collaboration with Paolo Vitaletti and Jarrett Wrisley of Appia, Peppina and Soul Food Mahanakorn restaurants in Bangkok. The hotel’s chefs will seek to use fresh herbs and vegetables from an on-site organic garden.
To further promote sustainable agriculture, the hotel has partnered with Akha Ama, a socially empowered enterprise growing coffee in northern Thailand, to source 100 per cent Arabica beans from the project.
Besides Asai Bangkok Chinatown, five more properties are already confirmed in the pipeline, including three Asai Hotels in Cebu, one hotel in Yangon, and a second hotel in Bangkok. These properties are expected to open from mid-2020 onwards.