Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has opened its first property in Southeast Asia, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.

Rising 60 stories above Bangkok's busy Ratchaprasong intersection, the 171-room hotel features six dining and nightlife venues. They include Front Room, which blends Nordic and Thai influences; traditional French eatery The Brasserie; and Peacock Alley, a space modeled after the New York original. The Peacock Alley in Bangkok serves pastries and afternoon tea. 

The hotel's 55th floor houses Bull & Bear, a restaurant specializing in grilled meats and seafood, while New York-inspired The Loft and The Champagne Bar are perched on the 56th and 57th floors, respectively. 

Also of note is the property's Magnolia Ballroom, a soaring 7,900-square-foot space. Anchored by a dramatic staircase, the ballroom can accommodate up to 700 guests standing or 330 guests seated. 

In addition to the Bangkok hotel, Waldorf Astoria is concurrently opening its first Las Vegas property, located in the former Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. 

Waldorf Astoria's portfolio now includes just over 30 locations, with nearly 20 more in the pipeline.

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