From a modest fishing village, Hua Hin became a famous beach resort thanks to the railway which was opened in 1911.
The Railway Hotel was build in 1922 by Mr. A. Rigazai, the State Railways’ Italian architect. The hotel had 14 bedrooms, a lobby lounge, bar, restaurant, billiards room, wine storeroom and large verandas. More guest rooms and restaurants were added through the years.
Parts of the famous film “The Killing Fields” (1983) were shot in this hotel which was supposed to be Le Royal Hotel in Phnom Penh.
In 1988, the hotel was purchased by Accor and became the Hotel Sofitel.
It became the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin in 2014. This 5 stars luxury hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
I shot this pictures with a Sony A7R2, Sony G lens 24-70F2.8, the tripod Manfrotto 190 (Markins ballhead) and the Sony infrared remote RMT-DSLR2. The exposure time goes from 30 to 96 seconds (bulb mode). aperture from F11 to F22. ISO 100 for all the pictures. Light editing in Lightroom from Adobe.
Facade of the hotel from the garden with the pond and a statue in the foreground
The entrance of the hotel
The elephant Bar
panoramic view of the bay and the hotel
view of the lobby from the library
the pool and COAST Beach Club & Bistro
Tea Lounge “The Museum”