Luxury hotel to open in Thailand's tallest building
published : 18 Dec 2018 at 19:35
writer: Suchat Sritama
AccorHotels is set to open the first Orient Express Hotel at King Power Mahanakhon Building in 2019, aimed at elite customers from overseas.
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, chief executive of King Power Group, said it spent over 100 million baht on the new hotel.
The launch of the world’s first Orient Express Hotel at King Power Mahanakhon is aimed to serve high-end markets, especially foreign guests -- both business travellers and tourists.
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.
The hotel will open in the last quarter of 2019. It will consist of 154 rooms, including nine suites and two penthouses, as well as an entire floor devoted to wellness -- including an outdoor pool and jacuzzi plus signature Orient Express Spa by Guerlain.
Guests will have access to the building’s spectacular rooftop observation deck and rooftop bar, while all rooms will provide stunning views over the Far East ‘City of Angels’.
At 78 storeys, King Power Mahanakhon Building is currently the tallest building in Bangkok and a visual landmark.
AccorHotels and SNCF Group signed a strategic partnership in 2017 to develop Orient Express hotels after AccorHotels acquired a 50% stake in the share capital of the brand. SNCF retains ownership of the seven original Orient Express carriages, which have been restored and now provide a new and exceptional setting for events in collaboration with Potel & Chabot.
Both groups are committed to preserving, promoting and sharing the heritage connected with the legendary brand.
“King Power Mahanakhon seeks for all of its projects to be different, impressive and distinct, exuding excellence in every dimension. We look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world, and placing Thailand’s tourism scene on the global stage through a landmark that combines exceptional hospitality, award-winning cuisine, a unique shopping experience and Bangkok’s spectacular views, he said.