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Reignited Splendor: InterContinental’s Crown Jewel

InterContinental Bangkok lobbyIn the buzzing heart of Bangkok, the city’s most iconic five-star luxury hotel, InterContinental Bangkok, has returned triumphantly after a spectacular, multimillion-dollar renovation. This grand establishment, a part of the world-renowned InterContinental Hotels & Resorts chain, has sprung back to life, redefining luxury with a modern twist and a hint of Thai tradition.

InterContinental Bangkok SoCal
InterContinental Bangkok SoCal

Holding a prime location in Bangkok’s Central Business District, the newly transformed InterContinental is not just a tower of luxury but a part of the city’s heritage. Directly adjacent to the BTS Chidlom Skytrain, the hotel serves as an oasis of serenity amid the city’s hustle and bustle. It’s now a walk away from the city’s prominent lifestyle shopping locations and corporate addresses, maintaining the balance of work, play, and rest.

General Manager Stephen Gould effused pride during the hotel’s reopening. He emphasised the extensive renovation’s goal of harmonising modern sophistication with Thai heritage. The meticulous design draws inspiration from Thai welcoming ceremonies, combining the past’s elegance with the comforts of contemporary living. Gould reiterated InterContinental Bangkok’s commitment to creating unforgettable guest experiences by uniquely marrying tradition and modernity.

InterContinental Bangkok Junior Suite Room
InterContinental Bangkok Junior Suite Room

At the heart of the transformation is a homage to the city’s magnificent palaces, cultural landmarks, and illustrious skyline. The hotel offers 381 rejuvenated guestrooms, including Club InterContinental rooms and a range of suites. These spaces are redesigned to provide a fresh aesthetic and offer the epitome of Thai hospitality.

The lobby’s centrepiece – an exquisite chandelier inspired by the intricate Phuang Malai garland – greets guests with a warm welcome that is distinctly Thai. A walk through the hotel offers a visual feast with traditional Kranok patterns and modern abstract artworks, each holding deep connections to Thai heritage and culture. The Grand Ballroom’s dazzling chandelier, inspired by the elegant attire of traditional Thai dancers, showcases Thai customs with a touch of glamour.

The InterContinental’s dining experiences have also received a tantalising revamp. Seven dining and bar concepts, headed by some of the most skilled chefs from Michelin-star restaurants, offer an enticing gastronomic journey. The dining options range from authentic Cantonese cuisine at Summer Palace, quality European dishes at Fireplace Grill and Bar, to California-inspired delicacies at SoCal. The Food and Beverage Director Dominique Martinez promises a “symphony of flavours” as the hotel swings its doors open again.

InterContinental Bangkok Infinity Fitness
InterContinental Bangkok Infinity Fitness

Moreover, the hotel’s facilities have seen significant enhancements. An Infinity Fitness Centre offering state-of-the-art equipment, a luxurious Spa InterContinental offering world-class body treatments, and the rooftop pool, Oasis, offering panoramic city views, make a stay at the InterContinental an unparalleled experience. Additionally, 19 versatile function rooms, meeting, and event spaces equipped with the latest technology take care of guests’ business needs.

A part of IHG’s luxury and lifestyle portfolio, InterContinental Bangkok represents the group’s mission to refine luxury hospitality continually. The hotel chain has an exciting pipeline with more than 30 hotel openings in the next two years, all while evolving and redefining its discovery and modern luxury ethos. As part of the IHG One Rewards platform, guests of the InterContinental Bangkok can look forward to richer benefits at 18 leading hotel brands and more ways to be rewarded than ever before, all powered by the new IHG One Rewards mobile app.

Ready to experience the rebirth of the city’s most iconic luxury hotel? Room rates start from 9,000THB++ for a Classic Room, with bookings open from 1 June 2023. For reservations or enquiries, visit the official InterContinental Bangkok website or email intercontinental.bkkhb@ihg.com.

With the reopening of InterContinental Bangkok, a new chapter in Bangkok’s history begins. It’s reviving the city’s most iconic five-star luxury hotel, setting new standards in opulence, service, and experience.






Written by: Supaporn  Pholrach (Joom)







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