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BEST LOBBY LUXURY

SOURCES
OWNER: Magnolia Finest Co., Ltd., Bangkok;
OPERATOR: Hilton International Asia Pacific,
Singapore; DESIGN FIRM: AFSO, Hong
Kong: André Fu, principal; Lewis Lo, director;
ARCHITECTS: Gensler, Bangkok; Beaumont
Partnership, Bangkok; PURCHASING FIRM:
The Parker Company, Dubai; GENERAL
CONTRACTORS: Aumnajchaiyakij Interior
Company, Ltd., Bangkok; Kanok Furniture
and Decoration Company, Ltd., Bangkok;
Bangkok; Sangfah Construction Company,
Ltd., Bangkok;  Woodwell Manufacturing
Company,Ltd., Bangkok; DESIGN
CONSULTANTS: Be Lit (architectural
lighting) be>our>friend studio (public area
graphics and wayfinding); HBA Graphics
(restaurant graphics and wayfinding);
Isometrix (public area lighting); MG Art
Design (public area artwork and accessories);
ART & ACCESSORIES: MG Art Design;
AUDIO/VISUAL & ELECTRONICS:  Atkrist
Company, Ltd.; BATH & SPA: Wattana
Company Limited; FABRICS: Atfield;
Atmosphere; Bravo-PLM; Beacon Hill; BV05;
BV11; Carlucci; Casmance; Cetec; Contessa
Contract; CHC Concepts;  Decobel;  Englisch
Dekor; Essenza; Faux Leather; Global Luck;
Harmontex; Harmony Peppled; Innovations:
Joanne;  Jim Thompson; Keleen Leathers;
Perennials; Richie; Rubellie; Sahco; Sankon;
Toscana Collection; Ultrafabrics; Veranda;
Zenway ZxCollection; ZR; FLOORING:
Banco; Beste Wahlen; Dokomite; Equal
Limited; Henkyu Carpet Consultants; Tai Ping
Carpets; FURNITURE: Best Value; Decca
Furniture (Thailand) Ltd.; LIGHTING: Be Lit;
Isometrix; Meinhardt Light Studio; SIGNAGE:
be>our>friend ; HBA Graphics; SURFACING
MATERIALS: Bravo Collection; Cobelco
Industrial Supplies; Country Dragon Group;
Forms + Surfaces; Formica Corporation;
Glass Label Limited; Jebsen Building
Products; Metal Art Collection; Prestige Fine
Marble; Saint Glas; StoSilent A-Tec; Top Star
Building Supplies; Woodmark Thailand; ZISA;
WALLCOVERINGS: Elitis; Donghia, Inc.;
Innovations; Koroseal; Philip Jeffries; Vycon;
WINDOW TREATMENTS: Lutron; Nicedrape
Solar Protection System; Toso

WINNER

WALDORF ASTORIA
BANGKOK

THE DESIGN FIRM: AFSO, Hong Kong
THE MUSE: Update and globalize the Waldorf Astoria's classic design tenets.

THE MAGIC: Pulling inspirations from not only the expected luxury hotel
playbook (Art Deco, "The Great Gatsby" and so on), but also from carefully
researched pieces of Thai culture. Two bronze screens in the entry are designed
to evoke the hand movements of traditional Thai dance. Flipped-up Thai food
stall shutters were the "aha" moment that drove designers to echo them in The
Front Room, the hotel's Nordic-Thai fusion lobby restaurant.
THE MAVERICK MOVE: There is a meeting point between elegance and
sensuality, and this project walks that line. A restrained color palette focused
on white and gold reinforces a modern, streamlined take on the kind of jet-set
cool that's always been a brand tenet. Curving shapes and touchable fabrics
invite guests to feel, not just see, the sensory indulgence around them.
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THE MESSAGE: Full-on glam isn't going anywhere. From multiple show
kitchens to opulent lighting arrangements, travelers in 2019 and beyond still
want to feel like movie stars.

M A S A N O K AWA N A P H O T O G R A P H Y

Find sensitive (not literal) ways to give the design of this newbuild, 171-room
hotel a subtle but distinctive Thai accent.


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From the Editor
Social Circles
All 4 One
Products: Lighting
Products: Flooring
Exit Interview
Boutique Design - December 2019 - Intro
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