Hilton signs with AP Prime Property Company. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
BANGKOK - Hilton has signed a management agreement for its largest hotel in Bangkok yet. Together with real estate company, AP Prime Property Company, Hilton will convert the former Grand Ayudhaya Hotel into a 608-room hotel and open it in 2022.
The launch of the hotel will represent the groups third hotel to operate under the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand in Bangkok, joining sister hotels Millennium Hilton Bangkok and Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok.
"Bangkok is a key regional business hub and has long been an established destination for leisure travellers, as well as a venue of choice for meetings and events. Combined with the government's direction for the Ratchadapisek area to be the next business and financial district in Bangkok, the upcoming Hilton Bangkok Ratchada will be in one of the most coveted addresses for businesses in Bangkok when it opens," said Mr Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton.
"We are always looking for the right opportunity to grow the presence of our flagship brand, and we are delighted to be working with AP Prime Property Company Ltd to plant the Hilton flag in yet another prime location in Bangkok," said Mr Paul Hutton, vice president, operations, South East Asia, Hilton.
"Having been in the real estate business for a long time, we have worked with a number of management companies and are mindful of what we look for in a partner. Signing this agreement with Hilton is testament of the confidence we have in their management experience and track record, and we look forward to working with Hilton to create an outstanding hotel that will exceed the expectations of our guests," said Dr. Apichai Taechaubol, president, AP Prime Property.
Less than 27 km from both the Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport, the hotel will be located on one of Bangkok's major arteries, Ratchadapisek Road. It is close to landmarks such as the Thailand Cultural Centre and Siam Niramit, both of which are locations for international cultural shows in Bangkok.
The hotel will feature an executive lounge and two restaurants, including an all-day dining restaurant and a Chinese specialty restaurant, with other dining options available in the hotel's café and bar. It will house meeting space of up to 2,584 sqm, including an 816 sqm ballroom.