Guests entering the lobby here are greeted by imposing chainmail partitions and a magisterial stone statue – in harmony with what’s to come. The five-star, figure-eight-shaped Park Hyatt – in its elevated glory inside the central embassy – is where present-day amenities meet a bona fide Thai fabric running through the aura and the design ethos. Some 32 suites are among 222 guest rooms, including the colossal Presidential Suite, which is resplendently kitted out with a home theatre and gym. All rooms provide private, spa-palatial bathrooms.
Before a well-earned dish at the Living Room, the Embassy Room (for a piscine treat) or a dram of specialist whiskey in The Bar, guests can splash away to their hearts’ content in the striking cliff-edge infinity pool, with views of the looming downtown skyscrapers.