Channeling Bangkok’s spirit of innovation and unconventionality The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon is located in one of the most iconic buildings in the city.

For those unfamiliar with Bangkok’s architecture, the King Power Mahanakhon is the gigantic 77-storey twisting glass skyscraper by German architect Ole Scheeren, principal of Büro Ole Scheeren Group.

The Standard Bangkok is a collaboration between Spanish artist and designer Jamie Hayon and The Standard’s in-house design team. Continuing the Standard’s want, the design aims to defy convention, up the aesthetic stakes, and deliver an experience that only The Standard can.

The Standard’s unconventional and playful sensibility continues the brand’s eccentricities through 155 bright and stylish rooms ranging from 40 square metres, through to a sprawling 144-square-metre penthouse.

The Standard Bangkok MahaNakhon

As with all The Standards from London to the High Line in New York (with those outdoor baths and picture windows respectively, that exhibitionists were so keen to get nude in), there is a small city of experiences to explore.

On the unordinary but expected side is the terrace pool, The Standard Gym and meeting rooms. Then there is the Parlor, the hub of the hotel for check-in and out, cocktails, work or lounging, the eclectic and unexpected Tea Room, American steakhouse classics at The Standard Grill, and a fabulous Chinese restaurant.

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The Standard Bangkok MahaNakhon

However, the most impressive are the two sky-high dining experience from Ojo a Mexican-inspired restaurant and Sky Beach the highest alfresco rooftop bar in Bangkok.

Created in 1999, The Standard International hotel group was founded by incredible hotelier André Balazs (Chiltern Firehouse, Chateau Marmont and The Mercer) and is now run by CEO Amar Lalvani, who is spearheading new projects, including a Melbourne iteration with Woods Bagot.

The Standard Bangkok MahaNakhon

Known for its pioneering design, taste-making clientele, and unrelenting un-standard-ness, the brand was originally launched in Hollywood, with marquee iterations now across the globe including in New York, Miami, London, the Maldives, Hua Hin and Ibiza.

Standard hotels in Lisbon, Milan, Melbourne, Singapore, Dublin and Brussels are under development.

Jamie Hayon
hayonstudio.com

The Standard
standardhotels.com
@thestandard

Photography
Standard International

The Standard Bangkok MahaNakhon
The Standard Bangkok MahaNakhon
The Standard Bangkok MahaNakhon
The Standard Bangkok MahaNakhon
The Standard Bangkok MahaNakhon

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