First there was Amanpuri in Phuket, and then there will be Aman Nai Lert Bangkok when Thailand's second Aman property opens its doors in two years' time.
Ultra-luxury resort brand Aman has signed a long-term partnership with Nai Lert Park Development, a subsidiary of Nai Lert Group, to manage Aman Nai Lert Bangkok, which will comprise a luxury hotel as well as branded residences slated for completion in 2023.
Led by Naphaporn “Lek” Bodiratnangkura, CEO of Nai Lert Park Development and a fourth-generation member of Thailand’s Nai Lert family, is revitalising the clan's legacy in the real estate business by pumping over 6 billion baht (US$192 million) into developing its hospitality portfolio, which now includes Aman Nai Lert Bangkok.
The ceremonial ground-breaking is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2020, which will then pave for the construction of 36-storey edifice in the century-old tropical gardens of Nai Lert Park, which has been owned exclusively by the Nai Lert family since 1915.
Aman Nai Lert Bangkok hotel will feature 52 suites across floors 9 to 19, along with Arva, Aman’s Italian all-day dining concept, Nama, a Japanese restaurant, the Aman Cigar Club and a 1,500sqm Holistic Wellness Centre, which will include a fully integrated medical clinic, a wellness lounge, and a spa house.
Located on floors 11 to 28 will be Aman Nai Lert Residences Bangkok, with 50 units split across one-, two-, and three- bedroom units. Residents and their guests will have access to several exclusive residents-only facilities, including a private Dining Room & Lounge serviced by its own dedicated chefs, a private infinity swimming pool on the 30th floor and a private Aman Fitness Centre and Yoga/Pilates Studio.
“Aman has always sought the finest locations in the world, and we recently expanded our vision to include select cities. Thailand holds a special place in our heart ever since the conception of Amanpuri, and our brand, in Phuket over 30 years ago. Aman Nai Lert Bangkok will further cement our vision to bring the Aman ethos to global cities," commented Vladislav Doronin, chairman and CEO of Aman.
Doronin added that the Bangkok development will meld the "exquisite legacy and gracious traditions of the Nai Lert family" with Aman's "own unique formula", with renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy, founder of Denniston and a long-time collaborator of Aman, tasked to bring the contemporary urban sanctuary to life.