Rosewood Hotels & Resorts reappears in Southeast Asia with newly opened properties and updated programming
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, the ultra-luxury hospitality company managing 30 hotels worldwide, is pleased to announce the reopening of Rosewood Bangkok in Thailand and Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos, as well as important updates for Thailand’s Rosewood Phuket and Rosewood Phnom Penh hotels in Cambodia . With a collection of eight hotels and resorts in Asia, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has solid plans to expand its presence in the region and has already announced nine future openings. With the recent reopening of the destination to international travelers, the brand remains focused on building unique and thoughtful programs for guests with a focus on sustainability, wellness and food and beverage initiatives.
“We are thrilled to share the latest news surrounding Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ Southeast Asia properties and look forward to welcoming international travelers back to these sophisticated destinations when travel returns on a larger scale.” said Hoss Vetry, Rosewood Hotel Group’s vice president of operations, APAC. “The reopenings of Rosewood Bangkok and Rosewood Luang Prabang, coupled with exciting program updates at Rosewood Phuket and Rosewood Phnom Penh, mark the brand’s continued establishment in the region.”
Rosewood Bangkok reopens
Located in the premier business and shopping district of Ploenchit, Rosewood Bangkok will reopen on September 20, 2022. The property will unveil 17 new guest rooms, spa studios, signature suites and “houses” that represent First-Of – their superlatives in the capital. The new homes feature expansive high-rise outdoor terraces with private plunge pools, state-of-the-art spa facilities, and uninterrupted views of the metropolitan skyline and lush nearby parks from floor-to-ceiling windows. The largest accommodations of the hotel are the luxurious residence-style houses: Nara House, Thara House and the Bannakarn House.
Inspired by an apartment loft owned by a world-renowned art collector, Nara House’s design features a collection of lavish sculptures as well as contemporary paintings by emerging Thai artists, including a large piece specially commissioned by arts authority SAC Subhashok The Arts Centre. Located on the 23rdapprox On the 2nd floor, the 208 square meter Thara House follows the same design cues as the Nara House, but offers even more living space and an airy ambience with a palette of silver and jade green. Both the Nara and Thara Houses can be combined with a Premier Suite to expand these spacious accommodations into two-bedroom residences. The pinnacle of luxury living in Rosewood Bangkok, Bannakarn House occupies the top floor of the hotel and is inspired by mid-century modernism mad Men Lifestyle of the 1950s and 60s. It features a sumptuous lounge area, an alluring alabaster cocktail bar, a large dining table seating 10 and a fully equipped chef’s kitchen with wine cooler, full size fridge and Gaggenau appliances. Adorned with ornate crown molding and artisan accents by local artisans, Bannakarn House also features a commissioned figurative oil painting on canvas by Bangkok artist Amnaj Wachirasut, a separate powder room, a spacious walk-in closet and an outdoor terrace with sun loungers and a plunge pool. Bannakarn House residents have exclusive access to their own dedicated VIP elevator, accessed via a private entrance.
Two exclusive Sense Studios offer a seamless wellness retreat experience – an oasis of calm and sophistication where guests can unwind with Juliet balconies, temperature-regulating in-room treatment beds, an expansive Jacuzzi and therapies from Sense, A Rosewood Spa.
Reopening of Rosewood Luang Prabang
Rosewood Luang Prabang, the brand’s first luxury tented property reopening on October 1, 2022, is tucked away in the lush green jungle that surrounds the historic royal settlement of the ancient Lao capital. Bordered by a riverfront, the resort offers 23 spacious accommodations including four deluxe rooms, four specialty suites, three riverfront villas, six pool villas and six luxury tents, each with their own private dining areas and wraparound 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. Dining options include The Great House, a relaxed, colonial-influenced bistro with the best local Lao flavors, and the Elephant Bridge Bar, which serves classic cocktails with a twist, made with local herbs and spices from the resort’s organic garden, making it traditional Lao bar snacks. Sense, A Rosewood Spa® uses locally harvested botanicals to create Lao therapies that cleanse, rejuvenate and balance the body, mind and spirit. Located 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 loungers under tented cabanas.
Wellness and sustainability news at Rosewood Phuket
Rosewood Phuket, a 600-metre beachfront property in Emerald Bay and featuring Asaya, an integrative wellness concept, will unveil a range of new wellness, food and beverage and sustainability programs on October 1st.
Asaya’s new seasonal program “Fall into well-being”, is available to both guests and locals and offers a half-day experience that helps participants discover their personal path to well-being. This program begins with a 45-minute health and wellness consultation to identify the body’s essential desires and needs, followed by a comprehensive range of treatments based on five different modalities to enrich the mind, body and spirit: physical, emotional, fitness, skin and nutrition. The program ends with a two-course meal tailored to participants’ dietary preferences.
With sustainability at the heart of the brand values, the resort created its Rosewood Explorers Kids Club with exercise, culture and sustainability as the three main pillars. Yoga classes invite children to learn about health, wellness and meditation, while the Garden Explorers program teaches young guests about the health benefits of homegrown herbs and vegetables. After learning, the Rosewood Explorers will pick from the garden to make their own green juice or plant-based lunch. As part of the Eco Discovery Walk, children learn about the resort’s sustainable practices and how people can reduce their carbon footprint. They will also understand the importance of clean and purified water, solar energy, sustainable building materials and rainwater harvesting when they get back home.
Other activities include “Make your own paper” Class where kids understand the benefits of recycling, an Ocean Life class where they learn about the property’s coral reef restoration program and participate in marine exploration activities, and an Eco Fashion class where kids get outfits made from recycled materials can design. There are even sustainable activities for adults, including a plant-based cooking class where they have the opportunity to learn about the herbs and vegetables grown at the resort and implement sustainable cooking practices.
New food and beverage offerings at Rosewood Phnom Penh
Rosewood Phnom Penh, Rosewood’s Cambodian estate in the heart of Phnom Penh, is excited to launch several new food and beverage initiatives this fall. The property recently cemented its reputation as one of Southeast Asia’s premier cocktail destinations by unveiling its Rosewood Bar Series in collaboration with The World’s 50 Best Bars. Hosted by Sora Sky Bar, the series invites guests to meet with one respected mixologist per month and has hosted veteran bartender Hayden Lambert of Melbourne’s Above Board; Nikos Bakoulis, who runs top Greek bar The Clumsies; the famous Italian bartender Benjamin Fabio Cavagna from Milan in 1930; Industry legend Benjamin Padrón of Licorería Limantour (No. 6) in Mexico City; and Lukas Kaufmann from the famous 28 HongKong Street in Singapore. From November 24th to 26th, Rosewood Phnom Penh will host Head Bartender Giacomo Giannotti from the world-famous Paradiso, Barcelona’s atmospheric speakeasy bar, currently ranked third in the top 50 bars in the world.
The property will also rekindle its partnership with celebrity chef and Cambodian chef Rotanak Ros, better known as “Chief Nak” to introduce a new Khmer menu at Brasserie Louis. The exclusive menu showcases ten cherished local recipes, including three royal dishes found in Chef Nak’s forthcoming cookbook. SAOY – The Forgotten Flavors of Royal Cambodian Home Cooking (“SAOY‘ means ‘eat’ in the context of royalties), due for release in late 2022.
Rosewood’s Southeast Asia hotels can be booked online at rosewoodhotels.com or by calling +1.214.414.7504.
About the Rosewood Hotel Group
One of the world’s leading hotel companies, Rosewood Hotel Group comprises three brands: Ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® in North America, Caribbean/Atlantic, Europe, Middle East and Asia; upscale New World Hotels & Resorts™ in China and Southeast Asia; and KHOS™, a dynamic global business lifestyle hotel brand. The combined portfolio consists of more than 44 hotels in 19 countries. Visit rosewoodhotelgroup.com for more information.