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The Rise of Bangkok’s Hotel Residences

ICONSIAM-MO_living.jpg The Residences by Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

This week sees the opening of 137 Pillars Residences, a hotel residence concept at the top of an exclusive Bangkok tower block from the owners of the luxury boutique 137 House in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.

The furnished residences are available to rent and come with access to hotel-like facilities including fitness, wellness and all day dining.

“The market for serviced residences with inclusive services and convenience is expanding in Bangkok,” says Christopher Stafford, COO of 137 Pillars Hotels and Resorts.

“The trend in residential rentals is changing from long term stays to shorter term visits. We will also provide temporary storage of personal effects for this highly mobile group of business & leisure travellers.”

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The Tycoon’s Designer

Sixty Soho, New York

Sixty Soho, New York

A-list designer Tara Bernerd is describing her typical clients, “highly successful bachelors”, and what they are looking for in an apartment style: “What I call the tycoon flavor is evolving,” she says. “It used to be all about marble and gold in Hong Kong; as black as marble or as gold as gold could be. That was a mix of symbolism and materials – it’s very hot here in Asia and you don’t want carpets for example. But not everything is marble now. Wood flooring might come in which over the years we haven’t seen much of.”

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For the haves and have yachts

Outdoor carpet by Tai Ping

Tai Ping received so many requests from customers for carpets specifically to put on their yacht decks that they’ve decided to launch an outdoor collection. Designed to withstand water and UV rays, and to place on the terrace or next to the swimming pool as well on a boat, the range is made to the same exacting standards as Tai Ping’s existing hand made collection. Which is reassuring to know next time you accept an invitation aboard P Diddy or a random Oligarch’s super yacht. Meanwhile we can daydream by staring at this idyllic picture…

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