The East Asiatic Company building, that charming Venetian-style structure built in 1884 by the Chao Phraya River (also known as the seemingly abandoned building right next to The Mandarin Oriental), will soon become the kingdom’s first Nobu hotel. Called The Plaza Athenee Nobu Hotel and Spa Bangkok, it will be developed by AWC, which claims that it will respect the original structure while still injecting the modern minimalist luxury of the Nobu brand.
Set to open in 2026, the Plaza Athenee Nobu Hotel and Spa Bangkok will be, more or less, a spinoff of the Plaza Athenee Nobu Hotel and Spa New York.
But you won’t have to wait three years to experience Nobu hospitality. The brand is opening a restaurant in Bangkok before the end of this year—after some significant delays—at Empire Tower on Sathorn.
AWC also has another riverside hotel under construction: the Ritz-Carlton at Lhong pier.