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Accor rides back in time with Orient Express hotels

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Orient Express Bangkok hotel will “evoke the train’s ride back in time”.
Orient Express Bangkok hotel will “evoke the train’s ride back in time”.
Although the rail line has taken its farewell journey, our new line of hotels will ensure guests can still enjoy the opulence of legendary carriages, without the risk of motion sickness.– Orient Express Hotels executive director Guillaume de Saint Lager

The Orient Express never travelled to Bangkok, but Accor says the hotel launching under that name next year will be designed to evoke the train’s “historic aura”.

Accor says a portfolio of 10 hotels planned under the Orient Express brand will be like “a luxurious train ride back in time”.

With interiors combining Thai and French artistic styles, the hotel will have 154 rooms including nine suites and two penthouses, a rooftop pool with views over Bangkok, two restaurants, a spa and two bars.

It will be located in the 78-storey King Power MahaNakhon skyscraper, the second-tallest building in the city which is also home to the Ritz-Carlton Residence.

Orient Express Hotels executive director Guillaume de Saint Lager said, “More than 130 years ago, the Orient Express redefined luxury train travel, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture.

“Although the rail line has taken its farewell journey, our new line of hotels will ensure guests can still enjoy the opulence of legendary carriages, without the risk of motion sickness.”


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