Belmond announces the creation of three new Grand Suites set to join the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for the 2020 season. The new suites, Vienna, Prague and Budapest, are named after iconic European cities the train travels to every year.
The epitome of luxury, each Grand Suite has been created with scrupulous craftsmanship that embraces the train’s iconic history throughout. From the hand embroidered cushions to intricately carved marquetry, the suites offer an unmatchable experience with perfectly placed mosaics, silk patterns, en-suite bathrooms, double beds and a private living area with underfloor heating.
The three new Grand Suites will bring the total number of suites on board to six as they join Venice, Istanbul and Paris, the existing winners of the ‘AHEAD: World’s Best Suite 2019’.
Gary Franklin, Vice President, Trains & Cruises, Belmond comments, “As with everything on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the design and careful restoration that goes into each suite, whilst respecting the original 1920s art-deco design, is extraordinary. Each meticulous suite will draw inspiration from the romance, adventure and style of each great European city we travel to. The suites evoke the individual city experience whether it is walking along the Charles Bridge in Prague or exploring the contrasting Gothic and Ottoman architecture of Budapest. They are a real tribute to the romance and glamour of Europe and the golden era of rail travel.”
THE GRAND SUITE EXPERIENCE
The full collection of suites will now include Venice, Istanbul, Paris, Prague, Budapest and Vienna. Each suite will consist of private bathrooms with showers, double beds that can convert into twin beds, a private living area and underfloor heating.
Free-flowing champagne, a personal 24-hour cabin steward, private in-cabin dining, spacious marble en-suites, bespoke amenities, a complimentary bathrobe and private transfers to and from the train also included in the experience.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express travels throughout Europe from March to November and travels to Istanbul once a year.
A classic one-night journey in a Grand Suite starts from £6,200 per person.