Hotel Okura Co Ltd’s subsidiary, Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co Ltd, announced this week that Hotel JAL City Bangkok is set to commence operations on July 3, following a delay of three years.
Originally, the hotel was slated to open in May 2020. However, the unfolding of the Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in travel lockdowns, disrupted this plan.
With travel demands now reviving and Japanese tourists increasingly visiting Thailand again, the hotel is set to begin accepting reservations from June 16 onwards.
The president of Okura Nikko Hotel Management, Kikuhiko Okura, along with the director of the Board Committee of Grand Tower Enterprise (the hotel’s owning entity), Wisit Eamsherangkul, declared the plans for reopening and the opening date earlier this week.
Hotel JAL City Bangkok is situated in close proximity to Hotel Nikko Bangkok, which started operations in January 2019. The Thonglor BTS Skytrain station is merely a three-minute walk away from the hotel.
Thonglor, extending north and south from Soi Sukhumvit 55 or popularly known as Thonglor Road, is located in the Wattana district at the heart of Bangkok.
The area is an ideal spot for business and leisure, with the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, a diverse range of restaurants, bars, community malls, and international hospitals conveniently nearby.
Hotel JAL City Bangkok, a 16-story establishment, houses 324 rooms, a restaurant with a seating capacity of 148, and three meeting rooms (232 sqm, 75 sqm & 23 sqm).
About Hotel Okura Co Ltd
Established in 1958, Hotel Okura Co Ltd unveiled its premiere hotel, Hotel Okura Tokyo, in 1962. This top-tier hotel quickly gained international acclaim for successfully blending traditional Japanese aesthetics with the finest offerings in hospitality, cuisine, and service.
In August 2015, the hotel shut down and, following a four-year renovation, reopened as The Okura Tokyo in September 2019.