Jumeirah Group, the Dubai -based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has been appointed by Country Group (Thailand) to manage a luxury hotel in the heart of Bangkok. The management agreement was signed by Mr. Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group and Mr. Ben Taechaubol, Managing Director of Country Group, at a ceremony held recently in Bangkok.

The 305-room, five-star luxury Jumeirah Bangkok will have a prime location on the legendary Chao Phraya River, close to the Sathorn Bridge and Bangkok’s Central Business District. With its 200-metre water frontage, the urban resort will be easily accessible from the expressway or by boat through in-house docking stations. The hotel is designed to offer a peaceful environment for business and leisure travelers in the middle of bustling Bangkok.

The concept for Jumeirah Bangkok was developed by the architectural firm Hamiltons International from Singapore in conjunction with UK-based interior design firm United Designs. The luxury hotel will form the iconic centerpiece of a mixed-use development that integrates international and local Thai styles.

Set to open in 2014, Jumeirah Bangkok offers stunning river views, a signature Talise spa, signature F&B outlets, retail units, an art gallery and a banquet & conference centre at the heart of which is a 1200m² ballroom looking out onto an array of immaculately designed gardens.

Jumeirah Bangkok is the second management agreement signed by Jumeirah in Thailand, following the Jumeirah Private Island Phuket project agreed in 2008. This brings the total number of properties under development or in operation by Jumeirah globally to 41.

Jumeirah Bangkok will form the iconic centerpiece of a mixed-use development that integrates international and local Thai styles. Attached is a perspective of the development project as well as a rendering of the bedroom.