Standing in the heart of Bangkok’s main business and shopping district, and surrounded by an enclave of embassies and elegant business towers, the Rosewood Bangkok hotel reaches new heights of ultra-luxurious hospitality and is a point of reference for the Thai capital. Rosewood Bangkok was inaugurated in March 2019 and its design expresses the city’s dynamism and the rich culture of Thailand as a whole. Its 30-storey-high silhouette, designed by the Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF) team in collaboration with Tandem Architects as the Executive Architect, is a new addition to the Bangkok skyline, where it blends seamlessly into the contemporary urban architecture of its surroundings. The Thai spirit is infused into every aspect of the Rosewood Bangkok experience, starting with the building’s shape: it is formed of two structures that are connected in an almost iconographic symbiosis inspired by the wai, the traditional Thai greeting of palms pressed together as in prayer. The hotel consists of 159 suites and studios along with private pools, rooftop bars, four luxurious restaurants, pavilions, conference rooms, and spas and fitness studios. Works by Thai artists are displayed in a modern atmosphere that is characterised by tropical accents of fine woods and textures inspired by rattan, in a palette of relaxing and neutral colours.
In addition to its spectacular glass facades and extraordinary architecture, the hotel boasts many water features, including a scenic 10-storey waterfall, in a tribute to Bangkok, a city built on water. In fact, water – sacred in Thai culture, where it is used in ceremonies and rituals to symbolise peace and harmony – is a theme that runs through the entire hotel. One example is the outdoor infinity pool set between the two architectural blocks, which has a line of light running around its perimeter. By highlighting the edges of the pool, the light profile adds force and momentum to this body of water, directing the guest’s eye towards the Bangkok skyline.
The lighting project is the work of the Be Lit team, who chose L&L Luce&Light solutions in the form of their Rio Sub underwater LED linear profiles. The devices’ body and screen are made of co-extruded opal PMMA, which, together with the AISI 316L stainless steel end caps and the A4 stainless steel screws, guarantees a maximum degree of robustness, and impact and scratch resistance (IK10). The process used to polish the surface of the PMMA creates an aesthetic uniformity between the fixture body and the diffused light – for which the team deliberately chose a warm colour temperature (3700K) to contrast with the blue of the pool floor. Also at the designers’ request, a special version of the light profile was designed and produced that creates a continuous line of light, with no visible interruptions between its different segments.
Rio Sub is a recessed fixture for underwater environments (IP68) that can be used at a maximum depth of 10 meters, thanks to its intelligent protection system (IPS) that protects the device from water infiltration. This innovation, patented by L&L, also guarantees electrical protection against polarity reversal, hot plugging, ESD and power surges up to 48Vdc, which can occur if there are faults in the electrical circuit. Other L&L devices – Litus recessed fixtures – were installed in the public areas inside the structure.
Standing in the heart of Bangkok’s main business and shopping district, and surrounded by an enclave of embassies and elegant business towers, the Rosewood Bangkok hotel reaches new heights of ultra-luxurious hospitality and is a point of reference for the Thai capital. Rosewood Bangkok was inaugurated in March 2019 and its design expresses the city’s dynamism and the rich culture of Thailand as a whole. Its 30-storey-high silhouette, designed by the Kohn Pederson Fox Associates...
- Year 2019
- Status Completed works
- Type Hotel/Resorts / Wellness Facilities/Spas