Belmond has announced three new private Grand Suites will debut aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express in March 2018.
Creating new levels of luxury accommodation aboard the historic train; each suite features private bathrooms with showers, double beds and a living area, offering the ultimate in style and comfort.
Named after the romantic cities to which the train travel, Paris, Venice and Istanbul; interior designs of each cabin reflect the spirit of each city while staying true to the original 1920s art-deco design.
The elegant new suites transport guests back to the golden era of travel, when travel by train pioneered the way for travellers to cross international borders.
Authentic interior designs evoke the nostalgia and glamour of a bygone era which is complemented with spacious interiors and en-suite bathrooms.
“This is a one of a kind restoration project; we are going to completely transform the individual classic cabins into three exceptional suites.
“This is such an exciting project and one where for we can offer guests spacious accommodation with private bathrooms and showers.
“The designs are sensitive to the original history of the carriages and each cabin is inspired by the city it represents,” commented Gary Franklin, managing director, trains and cruises, Belmond.
The unique design project is undertaken by London based Wimberly Interiors.
“It was extremely important when developing the design concept, that we embraced the unique story and history of the brand.
“To capture the epitome of classic luxury travel that the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express exudes, we focused on moments within each city, inspiring visual cues and the overall Belmond guest experience.
“It was an exciting challenge to use this inspiration to recreate the essence of art deco glamour in an elegant and timeless design,” said Rachel Johnson, studio director, Wimberly Interiors.