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Where to stay in Bangkok, Thailand: The world's first Orient Express hotel will open in Silom this 2019

Where to stay in Bangkok, Thailand: The world's first Orient Express hotel will open in Silom this 2019

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Text: Corinne Cheah


Remember when the movie "Murder on the Orient Express" came out in 2017 and we were granted a glimpse into the famous Orient Express train? Aside from all the suspenseful and shocking revelations of who actually killed Ratchett, we witnessed the beautiful interior of the iconic brand; one of old European luxury with lush seats against polished brown and gold cabin walls. The Orient Express was the pioneer of rail travel back in the 1900s, with its first fleet of sleeper cars that linked the West to East and delivered unparalleled comfort and dining experiences enroute to the final destination. And now, the abode is heading off the rails — in a good way — as the world's first Orient Express Hotel is set to find a home in Bangkok King Power Mahanakhon.

This year, AccorHotels will mark the inaugural opening of the luxurious Orient Express Hotel in the Land of Smiles. Staying true to the stylings and plant motifs of the original Orient Express carriages, the hotel will feature a reimagined blueprint; bringing the mystery and exoticism to the new Orient Express Hotel. 

On top of the 154 rooms including nine suites and two penthouses, the luxurious space also comprises of enticing dining options with Mott 32 and Mahanathi by David Thompson — specializing in Cantonese and Thai cuisine respectively. Take in breathtaking views at the Mahanakhon SkyWalk, Thailand's highest observation deck or sip a tipple at the rooftop restaurant and bar. If that isn't appealing enough, how does an entire floor devoted to wellness sound? Guests can soak in some sun at the outdoor pool and jacuzzi or relax at the signature Orient Express Spa by Guerlain. We can hardly wait to see the hotel come into reality later this year, along with its touristic and cinematic experiences. 

Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok will open in the last quarter of 2019, marking 136 years after the Orient Express took its maiden voyage from Paris. 

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