Patrick Both, GM, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok: "Our meeting venues and F&B outlets aren't just for meetings or dining; they too are versatile spaces that speak to planners looking for distinctive venues." Credit: IHG
BANGKOK - IHG will debut its boutique luxury brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in South-east Asia with the opening of Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok in Q4 2020.
The 362-room Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok will open in the Langsuan area, next to Lumpini Park, and will house 131 serviced residences.
It will offer access to the city's prime districts including Sukhumvit, Silom, Siam and Chidlom, and unobstructed views of Lumpini Park, one of the largest public parks in central Bangkok.
The hotel takes its name after Maa-lai, the traditional Thai floral garland symbolic of welcome, good health and respect to honour guests, families and loved ones.
"Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok will celebrate the modern Thai urbanite through playful, sophisticated design and immersive guest experiences designed to foster genuine human connections," said Mr Patrick Both, GM, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok.
Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok: one of the serviced apartments. Credit: IHG
"Our meeting venues and F&B outlets aren't just for meetings or dining; they too are versatile spaces that speak to planners looking for distinctive venues.
"For example, our purpose-built cooking studio in the Stock.Room, and open pastry show kitchen with private entrance, allow event organisers to curate ridiculously personal experiences for an extra dimension with smaller meeting and incentives groups."
The hotel has four restaurants and bars - CRAFT for top notch coffee; Stock.Room, a casual grocerant (grocery and restaurant); Ms Jigger, a craft cocktail bar; and Bar.Yard, a rooftop garden and bar.
Meeting space spans across 578 sqm, comprising six studio rooms and one boardroom. The venues can be combined and reconfigured into bigger rooms.
The Studio, modelled after photo studios and art galleries with natural sunlight and floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, offers live cooking stations. Bars and kitchens are woven throughout the space to expound on the ethos of culinary-lead experiences for events.
The hotel gardens will be able to host bijou weddings, solemnisations, and cocktails. Panoramic views of Bangkok's skyline are available from the hotel's 30th floor.