I stayed in the brand new Waldorf Astoria in Bangkok, and thought it was the perfect respite in a city known for chaos
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- The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, which opened in late 2018, is a thoughtful, tranquil, luxurious hotel in Thailand's capital.
- From its rooftop bars, fantastic restaurants, and spacious rooms, to its infinity pool, fitness center, and spa, I found the hotel offers a calm and relaxing escape from Bangkok's hustle and bustle.
- Click here to make a reservation at the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.
- Hilton, which manages the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, offers three different personal American Express credit cards, each of which come with benefits that you can use during your stay: the "regular" Hilton Honors American Express Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card, and the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card.
The storied Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York has been an icon for nearly a century. One of a few standards for elegance, class, and luxury in urban hotels - the Plaza, the original Ritz, and a few other historic spots - the Waldorf was, until recently, one-of-a-kind.In 2006, Hilton Hotels - at that time owner of that first Waldorf - launched a new global brand based around the New York original. (Hilton no longer owns the New York Waldorf Astoria. It was purchased by Chinese conglomerate Anbang in 2014, but Hilton still manages it and owns the brand.)
Today, Waldorf Astoria is a powerhouse brand of luxury hospitality comparable to brands like Four Seasons. With more than 30 properties open around the world - some newly acquired or rebranded legacy properties, and some new hotels - and more locations set to open in 2019, the past decade-plus has been transformative.
One of the flagship openings in 2018 was the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, a new and massive addition to a burgeoning luxury hotel market. In just the past few years, Bangkok has seen an explosion of its tourism market, with a record-breaking 38.3 million international visitors to Thailand in 2018.
With 171 rooms and suites, five restaurants, and two breathtaking bars on the top floors, the Waldorf Astoria makes an elegant and spacious addition to the local hotel scene, offering an elegant oasis in a city that can otherwise be overwhelming in its crowded, traffic-jammed signature chaos.
My wife and I had the chance to stay in the Waldorf for three nights last month.
From the hotel's food and service, to its architecture, amenities, and design, I was thoroughly impressed. While less expensive accommodations are available in Bangkok, I would likely opt to spend on the Waldorf again.Keep reading to see why I was so impressed by the Waldorf.
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