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BEST HOTEL LUXURY
FINALIST

WALDORF ASTORIA BANGKOK
THE DESIGN FIRMS: AFSO, Hong Kong; AvroKO, Bangkok
THE MUSE: Create an opulent retreat from the bustle of the

surrounding city. 
THE MAGIC: Both design firms (AFSO designed the lobby, function
space, Front Room, Peacock Lounge and guestrooms, while AvroKO
handled F&B venues Bull & Bear, The Loft and The Champagne Bar)
found ways to bring modern glamour into this newbuild, 171-key
hotel. Tactility is key here, for spaces from the entrance to the guestroom. The marble bar in the Peacock Lounge is effortlessly luxe. Bull
& Bear's metallic focal points bring the sheen.
THE MAVERICK MOVE: Even though the rooms are over 500 sq.ft.,
this property has a tight and organic building plan to work around.
Succinct planning juxtaposed with timber and Thai fabrics, juxtaposed with Thai fabrics, makes guest room surfaces into a statement.

THE MESSAGE: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The design
teams anticipated what that eye would see.  Symmetrical layouts
around a bar, focal point or bed strike a classically perfect note.

SOURCES
OWNER: Magnolia Finest Co.,Ltd., Bangkok; OPERATOR: Hilton International Asia Pacific, Singapore; DESIGN FIRMS: AFSO, Hong Kong: André Fu, principal; Lewis Lo, director; AvroKO, Bangkok: William Harris, Kristina O'Neal, Adam Farmerie and Greg Bradshaw,
partners; ARCHITECTS: Gensler, Bangkok; Beaumont Partnership, Bangkok; PURCHASING FIRM: Cairncross Martin Company, Ltd., Bangkok; The Parker Company, Dubai; GENERAL CONTRACTORS: Aumnajchaiyakij Interior Company, Ltd., Bangkok; Kanok
Furniture and Decoration Company,Ltd., Bangkok; Kingsmen C.M.T.I. Plc. Company,Ltd., Bangkok; Sangfah Construction Company, Ltd., Bangkok; Wellcon Interior Company, Ltd., Bangkok; Woodwell Manufacturing Company,Ltd., Bangkok; DESIGN CONSULTANTS:
Be Lit (architectural lighting; be>our>friend studio (graphics and wayfinding); Brand Bureau (graphics and wayfinding); HBA Graphics (graphics and wayfinding); Isometrix (lighting); Meinhardt Light Studio (lighting); MG Art Design (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;
Brand Bureau; 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 Jeffreis; Vycon; WINDOW TREATMENTS: Lutron; Nicedrape Solar Protection System; Toso

FINALIST

SIX SENSES DUXTON
SINGAPORE

THE DESIGN FIRM: Anouska Hempel Design, London

THE MAGIC: Respecting the entirety of the neighborhood's timeline. Including, the, erm, more
"colorful" bits. "The Duxton Road has had a rich history: from humble beginnings, starting out
as a nutmeg plantation to its more notorious days where it was a red light district complete
with opium and gambling dens. Both the light and dark aspects of the site's personality were
embraced and used to influence the final hotel," says Anouska Hempel, founder of her namesake firm. First-floor Pearl suites play with the genteel white-on-white. On the floor above, the
Opium suites channel the forbidden sensuality of that part of Duxton Road's past, complete
with 18th-century inspired calligraphy wallpaper.
THE MAVERICK MOVE: Placing a Traditional Chinese Medicine room in the hotel. "A majestic
tiger with piercing eyes presents the Yin & Yang duality of the Chinese medicine," says Hempel.
THE MESSAGE: With the pressure on developers to find different types of opportunities,
unconventional sites and structures are more than worth checking out. Here, warm illumination ties together the entire hotel.
SOURCES
CLIENT: Garcha Hotels, Singapore; ARCHITECT: Moya Design, Singapore; DESIGN FIRM: Anouska Hempel Design, London: Anouska Hempel,
founder; PURCHASING FIRM: Argenta, London

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M A S A N O K AWA N A P H O T O G R A P H Y ( WA L D O R F A S T O R I A B A N G KO K ) ;
COUR TE S Y OF ANOUSK A HEMPEL DE SIGN (SIX SENSE S DUX TON)

THE MUSE: Convert a row of former shophouses into Six Senses' first urban property.

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