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Capella to open first Bangkok property in October

Capella Bangkok is one of three properties slated to open in the prized Chao Phraya Estate.

The waterfront space is shared with Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok, and Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok.
The waterfront space is shared with Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok, and Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. Photo Credit:Capella Bangkok

BANGKOK — Capella Hotel Group’s first property in the Thai capital is finally ready to open its doors from October 1, 2020, following a delayed launch initially slated for Q2 2019.

The lifeblood of the Thai capital since inception in 1782, the “revival of the riverside has been happening organically for some years now and it’s incredible to experience the enthusiasm everybody has for a return to the city’s original roots,” says John Blanco, General Manager of Capella Bangkok.

Inspired by the stories – both old and new – of riverfront life and Capella’s brand philosophy of ‘preserving tradition’, ‘heightening discovery’ and ‘celebrating individuality’, the urban resort sprawls across 350 metres of riverfront real estate, also boasting Bangkok’s first riverfront villas. These riverside villa and verandah luxury accommodations additionally feature outdoor jacuzzi plunge pools. All 101 rooms, suites and villas are blessed with unobstructed views of the famous river, as are the resort’s public areas, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.

Guests are invited to soak in luxury whether it’s enjoying menus crafted by celebrated Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco, clocking in spa time at Auriga Wellness, or interacting with locals – easily arranged through ‘Capella Curates’ experiences. Personal assistants will tailor, coordinate and facilitate every aspect of a guest’s stay, including taking guests to engage with locals or in activities that define this neighbourhood – an idea that could also possibly be reinvented to suit incentives trips.

For business travellers and events planners, Capella Bangkok offers a grand ballroom looking out to views of the Chao Phraya River, outdoors in the Courtyard, or even a special event while afloat on the river.

“[Capella’s guests are] discerning travellers seeking highly tailored, curated experiences which give them unique access to authentic Bangkok,” shares Blanco. “The reinvigorated riverside with additions such as IconSiam for shopping and trendy bars, restaurants and creative spaces housed in old shophouses, are all reachable by boat or on foot.”

Blanco brings with him more than 25 years’ experience with stints across brands such as The Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and other award-winning independent hotels. In this General Manager role, Blanco will be tasked with the debut of Capella Hotels and Resorts’ first property in Thailand and providing guidance to the pre-opening team.