Okura Nikko Hotel and Grand Tower Enterprise have signed an agreement to open JAL City Hotel in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok.
Currently operating as “Hotel Verve Bangkok”, the property will be rebranded as “Hotel JAL City Bangkok” and reopened as an Okura Nikko Hotel Management property from 2nd quarter of 2020. The agreement was signed on November 15, 2019.
Hotel JAL City Bangkok is situated adjacent to Hotel Nikko Bangkok, which was opened in January this year. Thonglor BTS Skytrain station is just a three minute walk away. Thonglor is an area extending north and south around Sukhumvit Soi 55, commonly known as Thonglor Road, in the Wattana District of central Bangkok, an area which has long been home to many Japanese and other expatriates as well as wealthy Thais. The Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre and Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, as well as multinational restaurants, bars, community-type malls and international hospitals are all nearby, making it a prime location for both business and leisure.
Marcel P. van Aelst, CEO, Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., commented, “We are delighted to be able to introduce the Hotel JAL City brand outside Japan for the first time, and are hoping it will help bring broader recognition of the Okura Nikko Hotel brand in Thailand. We aim to provide services that take advantage of the convenient location of the new hotel, which is situated adjacent to Hotel Nikko Bangkok.”
The hotel will offer 324 guest rooms with a standard area of about 26 square meters. In-room TVs will offer nine Japanese TV channels, including commercial channels. All bathrooms will be equipped with bathtubs, creating a chic and relaxing atmosphere. Spacious rooms, with an area of 56 square meters, will offer bathrooms with a separate shower booth as well as a separate toilet. It’s suitable for long-term stay.
An all-day dining on the second floor will offer breakfast from 5 a.m. for the convenience of guests departing early. Two meeting rooms will be available. Guests staying at the hotel will additionally be able to use the swimming pool at the adjacent Hotel Nikko Bangkok.
The hotel will be the first overseas property operating under the Hotel JAL City brand, and the fourth property in Thailand to be operated by Okura Nikko Hotel Management, following The Okura Prestige Bangkok (2012), Hotel Nikko Bangkok (2019), and Hotel Nikko Amata City Chonburi (scheduled to open in 2021).