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Four Seasons is returning to Bangkok in a big way. Come February 2020, a new, nine-acre riverside resort will be turning heads on Charoenkrung Road. Architect Jean-Michel Gathy has developed a reputation as a titan of design in the hospitality world, with projects for luxury brands like Cheval Blanc, Amanresorts, Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, St. Regis, Mandarin Oriental, GHM, Banyan Tree and One&Only. His latest work, imagining the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, is a spectacular statement of successive indoor/outdoor spaces that reflect the movement of the river itself: courtyards, water features, and cascading buildings with glass walls.
There will be a spa, two infinity pools with river views, a complimentary kids club, a private boat dock and extensive event space including a waterfront ballroom. The crème de la crème of the 299 guest rooms is the Presidential Suite which sprawls across two floors. Note that there are also suites with garden terraces. Dining will be a focus here, with concepts running the gamut from French to Cantonese cuisine (with a show kitchen overseen by Michelin-starred chef Qui Xiaogui.) Another highlight of the hotel will be the Art Space showcasing contemporary Thai artists.
The general manager is Lubosh Barta, who started out with Four Seasons 15 years ago when he was director of food and beverage at the company’s former location in Bangkok. The urban resort is now accepting reservations for arrivals starting February 1, 2020. To celebrate the grand opening, Four Seasons has rolled out an introductory offer that includes a $100 credit toward dining or spa with a minimum two-night stay.