Located on the 19th floor of the Rosewood Hotel in Bangkok, Nan Bei, meaning South and North respectively in Mandarin, is a luxurious, contemporary Chinese dining experience backdropped by an exhilarating view of the Bangkok skyline.
Sonia Cheng, CEO of New World Development and Rosewood Hotels, tasked us with creating a refreshingly modern and forward-thinking expression of the Chinese restaurant befitting a new generation of diners and in sync with the progressive and artful mission of the Rosewood Hotel brand evolution. We were entrusted to deftly navigate the delicate balance between the importance of authentic Chinese tradition and the appetite for innovation. Nan Bei propelled Chinese fine dining forward and the result has been overwhelmingly embraced.
Upon entry, guests are greeted by a stunning, seven-meter-tall light installation in the atrium. Over 800 hand-folded brass metal mesh magpies coexist in a reflective sea of warm LED lights, framed by a modern moon gate screen. When one walks down the flanking corridors, the shape of the magpie bridge mystically comes into shape.