Accor has announced a series of new executive appointments for Raffles & Orient Express, brands of its Luxury & Lifestyle Division. The new hires will join the leadership team overseeing two of the world’s most prestigious hospitality brands and will be based in both Paris and New York.
140 years after the launch of its first luxury trains, the Orient Express legend continues with the launch of the largest sailing ship in the world, Orient Express Silenseas. A revolution in maritime history, and a fabulous project that pushes the limits of the possible
Accor announces that Omer Acar has been appointed as CEO Raffles & Orient Express. His appointment will be effective March 1st, 2023.
140 years ago, Georges Nagelmackers turned his dream into reality by launching the first luxury Orient Express trains. Today, the legend continues with the unveiling of the future Orient Express train. Completely re-imagined, the old historic carriages, disappeared, forgotten, and then found again, are back in service.
Having joined forces to launch the Palazzo Donà Giovannelli hotel project in Venice, Orient Express and Arsenale S.p.A. have come together again for the opening of the next Orient Express La Minerva Hotel in Rome, a prestigious address acquired by Arsenale in February 2022.
Orient Express, part of the Accor group, has signed a partnership agreement with Italian hospitality group Arsenale to open the second Orient Express hotel in Italy at the spectacular Palazzo Donà Giovannelli in Venice.
Accor-owned Orient Express will launch a new train service in Italy in 2023. In partnership with Arsenale, La Dolce Vita will launch more than 150 years after Georges Nagelmackers debuted the luxury express.
Accor has announced the appointment of Stephen Alden to the dual role of chief executive at Raffles and Orient Express. He will take up the position on May 3rd.
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.