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137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts Launches Luxury Boutique Brand and Announces Expansion Plans in Thailand

April 5, 2016 Hotel Developments No Comments Print Print Email Email

Following the strong success of the stunning 30-suite 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, the Wongphanlert family have created a new luxury brand, 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts – and will continue to expand in Thailand.  The website for the new brand, www.137pillarshotels.com will be live from 17th April 2016. 


At the helm of the brand leading a handpicked team of talented individuals, Christopher E. Stafford leads as Chief Operating Officer, directing and overseeing every step of the creation of this passionately curated brand, to deliver an outstanding and memorable experience for every guest and resident.

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts newest edition; 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok is scheduled to open in late 2016.  The property is located on Sukhumvit Soi 39, a short distance from the upscale and fashionable shopping district of Emquartier/Emporium.

A third property, 137 Pillars Estate Phuket, is scheduled to open early 2019 on the North Peninsula of Kata Beach, with 16 sunset facing Pool villas and 46 Pool Suites.

137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has been passionately curated on the foundation of the historic Baan Borneo at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai.  This original teak homestead dating back to the late 1800s has a rich colonial history and was the former headquarters of the East Borneo Company.  The Leonowens and Bain families lived there, as well as their famous partner Rajah Brooke. Each new hotel will thus feature a Jack Bain’s Bar and Cigar Divan and the elite Louis Leonowens Club for our invited members. These two iconic families form the connection that 137 Pillars Hotels and Resorts will take into each new hotel.

137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok will showcase 34 exquisitely appointed suites and 179 private residences.  The architects for the property are Palmer and Turner from Bangkok, with Interiors by P46 Deesign and Landscape by P Landscape.  Interiors will showcase a warm palette of rich tones with exquisite white and grey marble bathrooms and expansive use of mirrors and glass.


137 Pillars Suites

The hotel suites will be located from the 23rd-30th floor with four categories of one and two bedrooms ranging from 70-127 square meters. Features will include private dining tables, private butler service, maxi bars with wine cellars, user friendly mood lighting, high ceilings, large walk-in wardrobes and stunning marble en-suite bathrooms with chic circular baths complete with built in TV.  The sleep experience will be of the highest standard and the spacious balconies will be the ultimate chill zone, complete with the traditional 137 Pillars House signature rocking chair and an oversized daybed for two, with superb view of the Bangkok skyline.

137 Pillars Residences

The living experience at 137 Pillars Residences will combine world class facilities with spacious, well-designed and elegantly furnished studios as well as one and two bedroom residences.  There will be 179 residences in four configurations ranging from 40-114 square meters, all with spacious private balconies.

137 Pillars Suites & Residences will feature the 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts signature ‘by invitation only’ Louis Leonowens Club, the Jack Bain’s Bar and Cigar Divan, and the exquisite Nimitr specialty restaurant featuring Thai favourites with a molecular twist as well Western delicacies created by our Group Executive Chef and Culinary Artist, Peter Marx from Sweden. The Bangkok Trading Post Restaurant on Soi Sukhumvit 39 will be an all-day dining bistro and deli appealing to local residents and guests and will serve Western and Asian favourites as well as freshly baked breads, connoisseur coffee and specialty beverages, to go or dine-in.  A range of creatively designed retail products will be available at the Bangkok Trading Post. Both restaurants have been designed and created by Bangkok’s chic design couple Sophie Beghin and Faun Israrena na Ayudhya of Santhaya Associates.

Additional features will include our Sky Bar and rooftop infinity edged pool on the 32nd floor. Jack Bain’s Bar and Cigar Divan will be situated on the 26th Mezzanine Floor above the specialty restaurant Nimitr on the 26th floor with a beautiful 6 meter ceiling with panoramic views to the City of Angels. A spa and wellness center with a separate yoga and meditation sala will offer activities including aerial flow yoga, tai chi, reiki and dance. The 26th floor will also have our feature late check out and early check in pods and separate shower facilities in the event suites are fully booked.


Limousines will feature wireless connection and each guest will be given the use of his/her own mobile phone with a local chip for the duration of their stay. For guests connecting to the  Bangkok BTS Skytrain and MRT underground trains, we will offer a Tuk Tuk shuttle fully air-conditioned and designed for maximum comfort of our guests – these will also have wireless connectivity; a first for Bangkok!

Others services include 137 signature dining and picnics by design, a personal shopping service and guide, privately curated and customized tours, tennis and golf practice putting and chipping with personal trainers for both on request, kids’ corner and meeting space.  Fast-track immigration services will whisk guests and residents through airport formalities on arrival and departure.  This service will be complimentary for guests booking direct.

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