MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BANGKOK UNVEILS THE CITY’S GRANDEST PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Following an extensive renovation of its historic Authors’ Wing, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is delighted to unveil the city’s grandest presidential suite, the Grand Royal Suite, overlooking the Chao Phraya River.
Beginning with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Joseph Conrad during the late-nineteenth-century, the hotel has welcomed numerous heads of state, captains of industry and a host of world renowned writers and celebrities over the years and has long been famous for its service, style and elegance. Meticulously designed to accommodate the requirements of the most discerning clientele, the new Grand Royal Suite is the epitome of opulence and sophistication in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
The six-bedroom, 600 square metre suite occupies the entire first floor of the renowned Authors’ Wing, which was the original Oriental Hotel, built in 1876. The Grand Royal Suite has private elevator access and is comprised of the one-bedroom, 315 square metre Royal Suite and the adjoining 165 square metre Ambassador Suite with two bedrooms, as well as three further separate guest rooms to accommodate family and entourage. A private separate meeting room offers state-of-the-art security monitoring and communication facilities.
Ample stately meeting and hosting spaces include a spacious formal lounge, a second living room, a study and a dining room for twelve guests with a fully equipped kitchen and a luxurious bar pantry. A beautiful light-filled Victorian-inspired glass conservatory offers further dining for six guests and relaxed lounge seating. The 140-year-old building’s restored original open balcony affords stunning vistas over the tropical gardens of the Authors’ Wing and the majestic River of Kings – the perfect setting for cocktails mixed by the suite’s Private Butler.
The corner master bedroom also overlooks the river, as well as the hotel’s grand pool, and includes a large bathroom with double vanity, steam shower, a deluxe roll-top bath centrepiece and his and hers walk-in wardrobes. Private fitness and spa facilities offer a haven of peace and tranquillity from which to experience the award winning Oriental Spa’s signature treatments and wellness programmes in secluded luxury.
The comprehensive renovation of the Authors’ Wing and the construction of the Grand Royal Suite have been designed to restore the celebrated heart of the hotel to its classic late-nineteenth-century design. For Thai designers P49 DEESIGN the story of The Oriental Hotel, which is also in part the story of Thailand and the flourishing of Bangkok in the late 1800s, inspired the opulent suite’s interiors.