The Siam, a luxury boutique hotel currently under construction in Bangkok, has moved back its opening date to June 2012. The riverfront hotel has been slightly affecting by the recent flooding in the Thai capital, forcing management to postpone the launch.
In a statement, the hotel said that while designers at Bensley Design Studios had raised the overall ground level of the property and construct a high river wall, a “minor breach” had occurred last month, flooding the property’s underground car park.
The opening was not postponed due to any flood damage however, but to account for temporary delays in local supply chains, and to allow workers to return home to help their affected families.
“Like many countries over recent years, Thailand has suffered its unfair share of political incidents and those of Mother Nature’s force majeure, yet what sets us apart is our ability to remain the unequivocal Land of Smiles in the face of adversity. The most supportive action anyone can take is to spread the word that Bangkok and Thailand as destinations are perfectly safe as we move into what is normally the dry, sunny high season. Not only is Thailand a major player in the global supply chain, it is and will remain the true hub of Southeast Asia in the international tourism arena,” said the hotel’s GM, Jason M. Friedman.
Once open, The Siam will include 39 rooms designed in a traditional Thai style, complete original wooden houses, restaurants, a cooking school, spa, yoga terrace and even a Muay Thai boxing ring. It is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).