Bangkok, 18 May, 2021 – Cross Hotels and Resorts and Italmar (Thailand) today began the construction of the 102-key Cross Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station, a joint venture between the two companies signed in 2019.
Mr. Direk Vongvairoj, Chairman of Italmar (Thailand), said he believed that despite the pandemic there was no need for the construction to be postponed.
“There is no better time than now. The industry will bounce back and with Cross Hotels and Resorts and its distribution, we believe that once travel resumes, we will be able to welcome our guests both returning ones and new, back to both of our hotels,” Mr. Direk said.
With the construction of the Cross Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station, Italmar (Thailand) now owns two Cross Vibe properties, in addition to Cross Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit.
Mr. Harry Thaliwal, CEO of Cross Hotels and Resorts, said, “I have extreme confidence in what our Cross Vibe brand can deliver, and we will see its success replicated at Cross Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station.”
Cross Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station is slated to open in Q4 2022. It will offer not only a place to rest, but also abundant working space with a connection area, co-working space, trendy business centre, lifestyle café, fitness centre and rooftop pool.
As its name suggests, Cross Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station is located only steps away from the Udomsuk BTS Skytrain station, which will become the interchange station of the Light Rail Train system’s Bang Na – Suvarnabhumi Airport line.
Udomsuk is being coined ‘The new Thong Lo’ in terms of lifestyle, residential facilities, and convenience. Udomsuk is a hub for digital nomads and a new breed of travellers and has a number of extremely popular restaurants, including the first Michelin Guide restaurant – Bib Gourmand’s ‘Somtum Khun Kan’.
Udomsuk is also renowned for its street food and also touts a community mall that starts from the beginning of Udomsuk Road and runs all the way up to the Srinakarin Intersection. The area is easily accessible by public transportation: the BTS Green Line, the Monorail Yellow Line and the Airport Light Blue Line. Getting there by car is also a breeze, with nearby expressway access and interconnecting avenues linking up with many popular districts in the vicinity. Cross Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station will certainly be a new landmark for the bustling and thriving Udomsuk neighbourhood.
Cross Hotels and Resorts currently operates 22 hotels across three distinct brands – Cross, Cross Vibe and Away, in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Japan under management and franchise agreements.