AccorHotels will open the first Orient Express hotel in the landmark King Power Mahanakhon Building, currently the tallest building in Bangkok.
Orient Express Mahanakhon Bangkok will have 154 rooms including nine suites and two penthouses.
An entire floor will be devoted to wellness, including an outdoor pool and jacuzzi plus a signature Orient Express Spa by Guerlain.
Guests will have access to the building’s rooftop observation deck and rooftop bar, with stunning views over the city.
Two signature restaurants will include Mott 32 on level 2 and Mahanathi by David Thompson on level 5 of the hotel.
Designer Tristan Auer has been tasked with reimagining the Art Deco stylings and plant motifs of the original Orient Express carriages into the modern skyscraper.
The 78-storey building is encased in a glass curtain with cuboid spiral cut-outs.
The hotel will open in the last quarter of 2019, 136 years after the Orient Express took its maiden voyage from Paris.
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 retained ownership of the seven original Orient Express carriages, which have been restored.
Michael Issenberg, chairman and CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific, said: “Orient Express redefined rail travel in the 1900s, introducing the first sleeper cars linking West to East and delivering unprecedented levels of comfort and dining. We look forward to bringing this same luxury and refinement to the new incarnation of Orient Express hotels.”