The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is as elegant as ever. The prestigious train is getting more luxurious every year. Three brand new Grand Suites will be added by 2020 named after three iconic cities: Vienna, Prague, and, of course, Budapest.
Travelandynews.com reports that The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will get even more luxurious in 2020 with three new Grand Suites.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a private luxury train service from London to Venice and other European cities. It is currently owned by Belmond Ltd., which operates 45 luxury hotels, restaurants, tourist trains and river cruises in 24 countries.
The new suites are named after three historical European cities: Vienna, Prague and Budapest, because the train visits these cities every year. It was a way to honour these famous destinations. The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express already has existing suites named after Venice, Istanbul and Paris.
The three new suites will be designed by the luxury interior design firm Wimberly Interiors. Senior Vice President and Studio Director of Wimberly Interiors London; Rachel Johnson said:
“We have worked closely with the Belmond team to ensure that the train’s iconic cities are reflected in the suite design.” For example, the design for the Grand Suite named after Budapest is inspired by Gothic and Ottoman architecture, which can be found on both sides of the Danube.
The suites will include double beds (which can be transformed into twin beds), a private living area, en-suite bathrooms, underfloor heating, mosaics, inlay work, hand-embroidered cushions and silk patterns. The suites also offer champagne, round-the-clock cabin steward, private in-cabin dining, and private transfers to and from the train, among other amenities.
Gary Franklin, Vice President at Belmond Ltd., said that “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.”
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