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AccorHotels debuts World-First Luxurious Orient Express Hotel in Bangkok - 2019

AccorHotels debuts World-First Luxurious Orient Express Hotel in Bangkok - 2019

Old Dec 18, 18, 5:22 pm
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AccorHotels debuts World-First Luxurious Orient Express Hotel in Bangkok - 2019

AccorHotels is proud to announce the first Orient Express hotel will open in the landmark King Power Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok. Imprinted in both history and imagination, 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.
Property should open Q1 2019.

https://press.accorhotels.group/acco...er-mahanakhon/
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Old Dec 18, 18, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by gilbertaue View Post
Absolutely wonderful news for people planning to visit Bangkok next year, especially if this brand participates in or will participate in Le Club.

Thank you for letting us know !
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Old Dec 18, 18, 5:56 pm
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Great news indeed for this amazing building !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Power_MahaNakhon
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Old Dec 18, 18, 6:48 pm
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I thought it was a RC
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Old Dec 19, 18, 1:54 am
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Great to hear, although I find Accor's management spends far too little time multiplying the number of their high-end brands, vs. e.g. ensuring uniform standards or improving coverage (seems like they can even poach a property off Marwood!)...
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Old Dec 19, 18, 3:58 am
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Orient Express is currently listed as a brand NOT participating in Le Club
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/leclu...xception.shtml
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Old Dec 19, 18, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by cowism View Post
I thought it was a RC
I believe its previously intended to be EDITION Bangkok
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Old Dec 19, 18, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by kaizen7 View Post
I believe its previously intended to be EDITION Bangkok
yeah there is some discussion in MR threat on this. Building change owner.

BTW, I did not know Accor bought Orient Express.
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Old Dec 19, 18, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by starflyergold View Post
Orient Express is currently listed as a brand NOT participating in Le Club
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/leclu...xception.shtml
Actually I wonder if they are not participating like Raffles, then why people will stay there? For me I rather stay in Shangri-la or other brand.
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Old Dec 20, 18, 1:54 am
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This article says opening Q4 2019

https://www.traveldailymedia.com/amp...er-mahanakhon/
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Old Dec 20, 18, 2:16 am
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Actually I wonder if they are not participating like Raffles, then why people will stay there? For me I rather stay in Shangri-la or other brand.
It is my understanding that Raffles is LeClub participating (with an upgrade ceiling of a Junior Suite), but not Accor Plus participating. Am I mistaken?
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Old Dec 20, 18, 2:36 am
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
It is my understanding that Raffles is LeClub participating (with an upgrade ceiling of a Junior Suite), but not Accor Plus participating. Am I mistaken?
ahhhh you are probably right. why I keep mistaken about this.

So go back to my first point, If you cannot earn and enjoy LCAH in OE, so why it is matter that OE is part of Accor?
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Old Dec 20, 18, 2:41 am
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Maybe its like Ritz Carlton Reserves .... bearing RC name yet not participated in RC Rewards program
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Old Dec 20, 18, 2:54 am
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Originally Posted by lingua101 View Post
ahhhh you are probably right. why I keep mistaken about this.

So go back to my first point, If you cannot earn and enjoy LCAH in OE, so why it is matter that OE is part of Accor?
Hopefully the status of Le Club participation will be adjusted once the first hotel opens and the brand is officially (re)launched. Otherwise you're right, if I had a choice between a participating hotel and a non-participating hotel, there's a very low chance I'm going to the non-participating one.
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Old Dec 20, 18, 6:00 am
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If a hotel is not participating, then it's essentially the same as staying in an independent hotel XYZ. While I might stay in such hotel if I hear that it's very good, and if there are not a lot of decent alternatives in that town, but in Bangkok given the choices available there is not a snowball's chance in hell that I will stay in any kind of non-participating hotel, Accor or whatever other brand.
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