Award-winning Japanese architecture firm Super Potato designed the amazing new rooftop bar of the new Hyatt Regency Bangkok. It’s set to become the best rooftop bar in Bangkok.
As sprawling and glamorous as a luxury home, Bangkok’s newest rooftop bar opened its this week as a sparkling new gem in the crown of Bangkok’s top night spots.
Designed by the Japanese design firm Super Potato, the new Spectrum Lounge & Bar of the Hyatt Regency Bangkok is a multi-faceted venue that quickly parts company with expectation. On three different levels, the expansive lounge features a collection of really cool, intimate spaces.
“The inspiration behind the new venue is a jet-setting couple who have created a soulful welcoming space to entertain guests,” explained Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit General Manager Sammy Carolus.
He added: “This story is told through the design pieces on display, ranging from Thai art to musical instruments, and the variety of distinct areas within the venue, like you’d find in a luxury penthouse.”
Spread over three levels, the journey begins on the 29th floor of the hotel. Handcrafted basket-weave doors lead into a plush gathering space with marble floors and an open kitchen, surrounded by earthy wooden walls.
INFLUENCED BY THE CHAO PRAYA
The Thai influence comes through with a scene of the Chao Phraya River decorating one wall and backlit panels with local patterns shedding light over the space. An intimate study room with a shared table features a flat screen TV for presentations. At night, the hotel metamorphoses into a private dining venue with a floor-to-ceiling outlook on the city’s skyline.
THE BEST PENTHOUSE IN BANGKOK
The spacious living room entices guests to linger. There are deep cushioned chairs and wooden tables spread out over a velvety blue carpet. Above, intricate Thai patterns etched into gold panels are an ode to the iconic gold Thai Buddha’s hand. The nearby indoor bar creates an edgier vibe with a sleek, black marble countertop.
Sliding doors allow each room to be separated from the others. Or all can stay open in order to create a more flowing space. Like the hotel itself, the sum of all Spectrum’s parts evokes a cozy residence.
AL FRESCO TERRACE AT THE HYATT REGENCY SUKHUMVIT
A spacious alfresco terrace spans level 30 and 31. Meanwhile, the eclectic area features a large open deck with seats for two and alcoves framed by verdant trees with huge daybeds and private tables. There are pops of lime green in the seats, as well as more chairs and tables with a nautical theme. There’s also seating for more intimate conversations.
DESIGN BY SUPER POTATO
Given the venue’s name, lighting plays a pivotal role in setting the scene. The overall scheme is designed to create a warm and cozy ambiance. The designers also wanted to create a feeling of being at home. The study and meeting room also has its own individual stage control and the lobby space plays with a changing projection. So this can be adapted to a particular event.
A NEW BAR IN BANGKOK
“Before Spectrum you could not get this type of ambiance in Bangkok,” said Super Potato’s vice president, Norihiko Shinya. “It’s hard to compare this with any other rooftop bar in the area as this is type of space is quite special to have in the middle of downtown.”
A selection of premium tapas such as smoked Scottish salmon & Russian caviar atop bagels, wagyu beef sliders, and crispy soft shell crab with tamarind sauce on a taro fritter, are available at the lounge & bar.
Also, craft cocktails, wine, and a comprehensive beer selection make up the drink menu with concoctions such as Mad Mango, chili-infused vodka, mango puree, spicy mango, elderflower, lime, chili and salt; and Giant Pandan, a blend of vodka, Midori, grapefruit juice, pandan (a common plant in Southeast Asia), lime, egg white & bitters.
With a total space of 280 square meters (over 3,000 square feet) Spectrum can host 80 guests for indoor gatherings and 295 people when utilizing the indoor and outdoor spaces.