Park Hyatt Bangkok On Fire!


The opening of Park Hyatt Bangkok may have again slipped due to the fire on the 26th floor of the building. It is unclear what damage the fire may have caused.

Park Hyatt Bangkok Fire

The fire started on the 26th floor that was used to store material and the cause was likely short circuit.

Here’s an excerpt from Thai publication Khaosod (access the entire piece here):

Maj. Sompong Buahom of Lumphini police said they could not yet say what caused the fire which broke out Thursday night on the 26th floor above the shopping mall, where a five-star hotel is under construction. No one was injured.

“We don’t know the cause of the fire, so we’re still investigating and need more time,” said Sompong, who was on the scene Thursday night.

More than 10 fire trucks responded after flames erupted at about 11pm from the 36-story structure.

The 26th floor was being used by construction workers to store construction materials, and firemen found piles of plywood on fire. Officials last night suspected it was started by a short circuit. The fire took about 20 minutes to put out.


It remains to be seen if this latest setback will cause further opening delay. The original planned opening date has long gone that is not unusual with hotel developments in Bangkok.

The website still states that the scheduled opening date is June 30, although the first date that the hotel is now available for bookings has moved to July 5.

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  • SH

    I’m a bit worried as I have a stay booked starting the 30th June with other activities planned nearby revolving around the hotel stay. If they delay the opening to July 5th or beyond it would impact our plans significantly. In that case would it be possible to claim some kind of compensation?

    • I would say that it is fifty-fifty chance that the hotel would be open on June 30th. The opening has been pushed back number of times. I would make arrangements to stay at other hotel just in case.

      Hyatt may give you some points as a compensation if the hotel is not open on June 30th.

  • Dr.Florida

    I switched all BKK stays to the Conrad. Not my favourite but safe 🙂