AccorHotels has announced that its Orient Express brand will mark its grand debut with the opening of a property in the landmark King Power Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Orient Express brand has been reinvented for the future, with a vision to build a collection of prestigious hotels, steeped in tradition, myth and adventure.
Acclaimed designer, Tristan Auer, has been tasked with reimagining the art deco stylings and plant motifs of the original Orient Express carriages into a modern skyscraper in the heart of a bustling metropolis, with the hotel scheduled to open for business in the final quarter of 2019.
Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok will house 154 rooms, including nine suites and two penthouses, as well as an entire floor devoted to wellness, featuring an outdoor pool and jacuzzi and the signature Orient Express Spa by Guerlain.
Other key features of the hotel include two signature dining outlets – Mott 32 on level 2 and Mahanathi by David Thompson on level 5 – and a stunning rooftop observation deck and bar.
Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels, Sebastien Bazin enthused on the monumental project: “Orient Express has always acted as a passport between worlds, and a trip on these legendary trains was historical, touristic and cinematic with an inimitable experience.
“This linking of Occident and Orient, of history and modernity, and of curiosity and cultures will be a hallmark of the new Orient Express Hotels, and we are excited to bring back this spirit of luxurious adventure to today’s modern travellers,” he concluded.