Owned and developed by the Wanglee family, one of the country’s oldest Thai-Chinese tycoon families, Lhong 1919 sits on the old pier where, according to old journals, the ancestors of most Thai-Chinese families first set their feet in Thailand after migrating from China. Besides being home to many Chinese immigrants in later years, the area near the pier is home to the shrine of Mazu, the goddess who is believed to bless sea travelers. Rujiraporn Wanglee, the founder of award-winning interior firm PIA, has renovated Lhong 1919 with much respect to the original structure. Excess paint was removed to reveal century-old murals, while new cool was tastefully injected to where it was needed.
The storied lifestyle space is home to a number upscale restaurants and shops.