City Snapshot: 11,000 New Rooms to Strengthen Bangkok’s Hotel Scene [Infographic]
The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database says the vibrant hotel market in the Thai capital shows no signs of slowing down, with more than 40 projects dedicated to the city.
Although Thailand’s tourism industry has taken a hit from Covid19, Bangkok’s hotel market remains resilient, with our research suggesting that 41 properties and 10,991 rooms are still in the works. We learn more about these upcoming openings.
Bangkok hotel openings by year
In 2021, seven hotels with 2,064 rooms will open their doors – three are already in the pre-opening phase.
Things will accelerate further in 2022, with 11 launches and 3,074 new rooms planned. Then, in 2023, eight more openings are expected to involve 1,711 keys, while 15 more properties and 4,142 rooms are expected to be completed in 2024 and beyond.
Of these 41 new hotels, 28 will be in the four-star category, while 13 will be in the five-star luxury segment.
The three biggest hotel brands are expanding in Bangkok
Eastin Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and DusitD2 Hotels & Resorts will each open two hotels in Bangkok over the next few years, our researchers say.
Eastin tops the list in terms of the number of rooms, with a total of 977 keys having been mentioned. For reference, Ritz-Carlton and DusitD2 are neck and neck in this regard as well – the former is planning 383 new rooms, while the latter aims to provide 381 additional keys.
Bangkok’s most anticipated openings
The 521-room Eastin Grand Hotel Phayathai Bangkok will open in Q2 2022, as part of a larger mixed-use development, with direct access to Phayathai BTS station. Its facilities will include an all-day restaurant, a Chinese specialty restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool with a bar, a gym and an executive lounge. Additionally, 4,285m² of versatile event space – plus a 285m² wedding chapel – should make it ideal for hosting a range of corporate and private functions.
Not to be overlooked, Ascott Thonglor Bangkok will debut on Sukhumvit Road in the heart of one of the city’s most desirable areas, known for its lively spots, international schools and multinational headquarters. Due to open in late 2021, this 451-room hotel will offer easy access to the Skytrain, and guests will be able to choose from serviced studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
Meanwhile, The Langham, Bangkok at Chao Phraya River will launch riverside in early 2023. At this 250-key luxury hotel, there will be a mix of one, two and three bedroom suites, some of which are will be embellished with a separate kitchen. Its 1,500 m² ballroom will also be one of the largest in the city, and its dining options will include a gourmet Cantonese restaurant and the Palm Court, serving the brand’s signature afternoon tea.