Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Set To Undergo Renovations Again
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is one of the more historic of family hotels in Bangkok, having been in operation for more than a century now. Recently, it put its Authors’ and Garden Wings under renovation back in 2016, and is now set to plan another round of renovation work, set to being in March 2019, with work to be done on the hotel’s River Wing.
Renovation is scheduled for seven months, with the wing’s reopening scheduled for October 2019. With the River Wing to be closed during the renovation, several popular facilities in the hotel will be unavailable, notably, the hotel’s Lord Jim’s. The Verandah and Riverside Terrace restaurants, as well as the hotel’s Authors’ and Garden Wings will remain open during the renovation work.
The historic hotel first opened back in 1876, 142 years ago and is one of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s flagship properties, the other being the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong hotel.
The Hotel’s General Manager, Greg Liddell, talked about the refresh, saying that the renovations on the River Wing will complement the refurbishment work done on the Authors’ and Garden Wing , and has been meticulously designed and planned out to pay tribute to the heritage of the hotel, while still ensuring that the hotel maintains its position as an industry leader, not just for family hotels in Bangkok but for the world.
The renovation will cover all the rooms and suites in the wing, as well as the lobby, both swimming pools, and the restaurants. Guests staying at the hotel will have other options provided to them should they wish to swim.
The room count is also set to drop to 301, from the current number of 338, though this is due to the fact that each room will not only be getting more space, but also additional seats; from 30 to 46.
Jeffrey Wilkes, from the Kuala Lumpur-based Design Wilkes, is in charge of the redesign, which will include updated amenities, bespoke Thai fabrics, new furnishings, as well as reconditioned artwork from the hotel’s collection. The lobby and three restaurants will get face lifts, but will still have a lot of their original features.