Rosewood Bangkok in Thailand has reopened this week in Southeast Asia, while Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos will welcome guests again from 1 October 2022.
With a collection of eight hotels and resorts in Asia, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has robust plans to expand its presence in the region, having already announced nine future openings. With the recent re-opening of the destination to international travelers, the brand continues to focus on building unique and thoughtful programming for guests, with a focus on sustainability, wellness and food & beverage initiatives.
Rosewood Bangkok has relaunched with 17 new guestrooms, wellness studios, signature suites, and “houses” that represent first-of-their-kind superlatives in the capital.
The new houses feature expansive high-rise outdoor terraces with private plunge pools, state-of-the art wellness facilities and uninterrupted views of the skyline and lush nearby parks from floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel’s largest accommodations are the luxury residence-style houses: Nara House, Thara House and the Bannakarn House.
The design of Nara House is inspired by an apartment loft of a worldly art collector and showcases a collection of voluptuous sculptures as well as contemporary paintings produced by up-and-coming Thai artists, including a large piece specially commissioned by art authority S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre.
Situated on the 23rd floor, the 208 square-metre Thara House follows the same design cues as Nara House but offers even more living space and an airy ambiance, with a palette of silver and jade green. Both Nara and Thara Houses can be combined with a Premier Suite to expand these spacious accommodations into two-bedroom residences.
The pinnacle of Rosewood Bangkok luxury living situated on the hotel’s top floor, Bannakarn House was inspired by a mid-century modern Mad Men lifestyle of the 1950s and 60s. It features a sumptuous lounge area, seductive alabaster cocktail bar, grand 10-seat dining table, and a full chef’s kitchen complete with a wine cooler, full-sized refrigerator, and Gaggenau appliances.
Decked out with ornate moldings and artisanal accents by local craftspersons, Bannakarn House also features a commissioned figurative oil painting on canvas by Bangkok artist Amnaj Wachirasut, a separate powder room, spacious walk-in closet, and an outdoor terrace with sunbeds and a plunge pool.
Bannakarn House residents have exclusive access to their own dedicated VIP elevator accessed through a private entrance.
Two exclusive Sense Studios offer a seamless wellness retreat experience – an oasis of calm sophistication for guests to unwind with Juliet balcony, temperature-control in-room treatment bed, expansive whirlpool and therapies from Sense, A Rosewood Spa.
Rosewood Luang Prabang
Set to re-open on October 1, 2022, Rosewood Luang Prabang, the brand’s first property featuring luxury tented accommodations, is hidden in the lush green jungle that surrounds the historic royal settlement of the ancient Laotian capital.
Bordered by a riverbank, the resort offers 23 spacious accommodations including four deluxe rooms, four specialty suites, three riverside villas, six pool villas and six luxury tents, which include their own private dining areas and wrap-around decks.
Lao tradition and French colonial style are sensitively woven throughout the design and architecture, including the use of indigenous materials and locally inspired artwork. Sense, A Rosewood Spa, draws on locally harvested botanicals to create Laotian therapies designed to cleanse, replenish and balance the body, mind and soul. Seated next to a natural waterfall on a large open space behind The Great House, the oval-shaped pool is the focal point of the property, where guests can relax on sun beds under tented cabanas.