Bangkok’s Funk Shui nightclub experience landed with the exclusive soft launch of the innovative nightclub Chi Ultralounge, when a preview party was held in the stunning inner sanctum for VIP guests.
Chi Ultralounge is destined to change the future of Bangkok nightlife; it promises to be a unique nightclub, lounge and restaurant destination brimming with Asian style, cutting edge beats, one-of-a-kind culinary creativity and a chic Asian-mod aesthetic unlike anything that has gone before. The club will officially launch with a grand opening in the first quarter of 2016.
Under the watchful eye of Chi’s Imperial Dragon, a symbol of protection, affluence and power, the nightclub guides its guests on a journey into a resolutely Asian experience – a high-kicking Kung Fu fling into the exotic mystique that visitors to Asia demand and expect.
As Thailand’s first world-class Diageo Club, Chi provides guests with an exciting array of cocktails concocted by the talents of in-house mixologists selected by nightclub innovator and pioneer, Daryl Scott – a legend on the world clubbing stage with dozens of venue designs and launches to his credit.
Daryl’s vision for Chi centers on Funk Shui, a fun and feisty mix of cohesive yet eclectic featuring heavy swing doors, interconnected mezzanine gantries, private VIP bars as well as an insane audio system and a domed ceiling video display.
Chi Ultralounge’s soft launch preview phase is the first of many special events to take place up to and beyond its official launch, with a party evening planned to celebrate the opening of the club’s Asian fusion restaurant by Blue Elephant in January.
Daryl Scott, nightclub pioneer and owner of Chi, explains the inspiration: “Chi Ultralounge features an uber-cool Asian motif with one-off metallic design; the Zen cultural stylings of Chi Ultralounge give it an authentic Feng Shui vibe, modified to become our ‘Funk Shui’ mantra. The quirky Chinese dragon design concept, incredible 3D video projections onto the domed ceiling, gold leaf and Zen-inspired DJ booth lend to an international ambience for the iconic club design space that was once the famed Bed Supperclub, home to Bangkok’s dance music scene for many years.”
Chi promises a massive suite of improvements over the original Bed Supperclub shell; so much so in fact that only the core structure remains. The new venue is bigger, more impressive and safer. Daryl has placed huge emphasis on safety, convenience and swift serviceability; the venue now features six fire escapes, an advanced sprinkler system which covers the walls and ceilings of every part of Chi. The finishing touch is a stunning seven metre painting commissioned exclusively for Chi Ultralounge by celebrated Dutch artist Peter Klashorst.
Chi Ultra Dining Experience will launch in January 2016 to complete the supper club concept, with an exclusive introduction of “MANNA”, a divine culinary mash-up designed by the renowned Blue Elephant restaurant group, fronted by executive chef Tony Bish, from New York. Guests can dine in the belly of the imperial dragon, while the video-animated ceiling captivates gently, before the club really begins to rock from 10:30 pm each evening, until very, very late.
Close to its former Sukhumvit 11 home, Chi Ultralounge sits on the entertainment hotspot of Sukhumvit Soi 13. It is a stunning reinvention of high-end clubbing in Bangkok that will spearhead Bangkok’s drive back to being at the forefront of global entertainment destinations.