Landmarks and Luxury in Thailand: The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Bangkok
The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Bangkok, will be Thailand’s tallest building and the city’s most prestigious address. This modern landmark has a jagged and pixelated design, optimizing the layouts and views of the residence’s ultra-luxurious units.
Coldwell Banker Thailand’s headquarters occupies a desirable spot on the 31st floor of Bangkok’s most prestigious office tower, Sathorn Square. Looking out the window, you can see the gold dome of the State Tower, the winding Chao Phraya River, and stunning evening sunsets. You won’t notice these at first, however — because there’s something even more eye-catching in your line of sight. At first glance, you’ll think of a half-finished game of Jenga. Since 2011, PACE Development, a leading listed company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, has been building an architectural masterpiece. The 77-story tower is easily distinguished from the rest by its jagged and pixelated design and has earned the designation of Bangkok’s tallest building. Coldwell Banker feels privileged to be located adjacent to this landmark, watching its progress and working closely with the developer to present and sell the most prestigious new address in town, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Bangkok.
The Ritz-Carlton is one of the most renowned brand names in the luxury hotel industry, and they have come to make a statement in Bangkok’s CBD. With an expected completion date of Q2 2016, the five-year project is finally coming to a long-awaited end. The unique tower, which will undoubtedly become an iconic piece of the city’s skyline, distinctively rises above the rest. The exterior’s pixelated design is both aesthetically pleasing and also serves to create various layouts that are one-of-a-kind. Residents can enjoy units with glass skyboxes, protruding from the tower and affording widespread, unobstructed city views. Large terraces and garden areas uncharacteristic of high-rise buildings also lend to the exclusivity and appeal of the Residences.
Contributing to the project’s high profile status is David Collins Studio, who was commissioned for the Residence’s interior design. The studio has worked with a lengthy list of high-end restaurants and retailers (e.g., Harrods in London) as well as A-list celebrity clients such as Madonna and Tom Ford. One tour through the showroom and the impressive client list is quickly validated. With a design that is both contemporary and classic, the spaces exude an Old Hollywood charm. Perhaps this is why the company has already hosted several requests to use the showrooms for music videos, movie productions, and photo shoots.
These freehold units range from two to five beds, including Simplex and Duplex layouts, and start at 45.5 million Thai Baht (USD equivalent $1.3 million.) With a strong exchange rate for the dollar, Thailand’s most sought after address is obtainable for significantly less than international comparables. The Residences will be set within the MahaNakhon (“great metropolis” in Thai) Development — a thriving new social scene that will include famous Studio 54 co-founder and hotelier Ian Schrager’s first hotel in Asia — the five-star The Bangkok Edition Hotel. The hotel will occupy 20 floors below the Residences, while luxury retail will occupy an additional seven floors. Add a rooftop terrace bar with 360-degree views of Bangkok, extending to the Gulf of Thailand, and the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok, will be the place to see and be seen. More information and photos for this remarkable new project can be found here, at Coldwell Banker Thailand.