You may remember the Dusit group for its delightful relic of a hotel currently being ripped to bits across from Lumphini Park. Now the Grand Old Dame is back with a new brand, Asai Hotels, made for a younger crowd. Opened on Sep 15 behind I’m Chinatown, the Asai Chinatown boasts 224 rooms with pared-down designs, plus a large communal space, a bar offering craft beer and cocktails, a courtyard with an organic herb garden, and Jam Jam, a restaurant serving creative Thai cuisine. Rates start from around B1,500/night. The brand expects to open hotels in Sathorn, Cebu, Yangon and Kyoto in the next year, too.