A classic photo gallery dedicated to the history of Sukhumvit Road
Located at the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 31, Hyatt Regency Sukhumvit insists on prolonging the legacy of Nana.
Bangkok 101 was able to catch up with Mr Sammy Carolus, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit about
the inspiration of the gallery.
The founding of Nana can be traced back to the 1850s and the signing of the Bowring Treaty, an agreement between the
Kingdom of Siam and the British Empire that liberalised foreign trade in Siam.
Now, apart from its rich culture, Nana serves as an important intersection within and gateway to urban business where locals and foreigners interact.
The area is an original and multicultural melting pot in Bangkok, which is connected to the construction of Sukhumvit Road.
Bangkok and Sukhumvit are interdependent, cosmopolitan yet firmly rooted in its past, creatively combining modern urban
lifestyles with history. As a result, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grande Asset Hotels and Property PCL and also a former Bangkok governor, Dr Bhichit Rattakul, began acuumulating research and collecting data from National Library of Thailand, National Archives of Thailand and more reliable resources to finally establishing Sukhumvit Gallery.
The permanent collection exhibits rare, irreplaceable photographs, a valuable story archive of Sukhumvit Road, key
personages, landmarks, palaces, mansions and transportation that was never previously revealed to the public. They are
sourced from families that originally lived on the road and advised by honorary professors and historical experts. The space can act as a learning platform that reflects genuine Bangkokian way of life through the generations in contrast to the contemporary representation of the neighbourhood that has become one of the busiest and most developed in the city. The displayed materials will allow guests to understand the drastic transformation of the road from decades ago until turning into a fast-growing business capital.
The hotel’s Marketing Communications and Food and Beverage team also works closely to ensure that visitors can experience the photography exhibition along with Afternoon Tea filled with content and aesthetics.
Hyatt Regency Bangkok Hotel
4F, 1 Sukhumvit Soi 13 (BTS Nana)
Tel: 02 098 1234