Bangkok, Thailand – Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, has been appointed by Country Group (Thailand) to manage a luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok. The management agreement was signed by Mr. Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group, and Mr. Ben Taechaubol, Managing Director of Country Group, at a recent ceremony in Bangkok.
According to a press release received by Elite Traveler, the 305-room, five-star luxury Jumeirah Bangkok will have a prime location on the legendary Chao Phraya River, close to the Sathorn Bridge and Bangkok’s Central Business District. With its 656-foot water frontage, the urban resort will be easily accessible from the expressway or by boat through in-house docking stations. The hotel is designed to offer a peaceful environment for business and leisure travelers in the middle of bustling Bangkok.
The concept for Jumeirah Bangkok (its New York property, The Jumeirah Essex House is pictured above) was developed by Singapore-based architectural firm Hamiltons International in conjunction with U.K. interior design firm United Designs. The luxury hotel will form the iconic centerpiece of a mixed-use development that integrates international and local Thai styles.
Slotted to open in 2014, Jumeirah Bangkok will offer stunning river views, a Talise spa, signature F&B outlets, retail units, an art gallery and a banquet and conference center at the heart of which is a 12,917-square foot ballroom looking out onto an array of immaculate gardens.
Jumeirah Bangkok is the second management agreement signed by the company in Thailand, following the Jumeirah Private Island Phuket project agreed in 2008. This brings the total number of properties under development or in operation by Jumeirah globally to 41.