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All Aboard! Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Train Announces New Cabins

There may have been murder on the Orient Express – but let me say that the new suites to debut next year will also be killer. And I mean that in the best way possible.

Belmond recently unveiled a new cabin category aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe. Eight new Suites will launch in June 2023, further elevating the original legend of the infamous rails as it crisscrosses through Europe.

Belmond is part of the world’s leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

A classic one-night journey in a Venice Simplon-Orient Express Suite will start at EUR 5,500 per person (that’s about $5,700 USD). Bridging the train’s iconic history and authentic craftmanship with modern comfort and luxuries, the lavish new accommodations will feature a private marble ensuite bathroom and a spacious lounging area by day that seamlessly transforms into either double or twin beds by night. Additional amenities will include a personal 24-hour cabin steward and a complimentary kimono and slippers.

Two original 1920s and ‘30s carriages, accommodating just four Suites on each car, will be carefully restored and reimagined by expert French craftsmen and designers. Paying homage to the dramatic European landscapes through which the train passes, the Suites are inspired by four regions: La Campagne (the countryside), Les Montagnes (the mountains), Les Lacs (the lakes), and La Forêt (the forest). The interiors will be a celebration of nature’s landscapes, and plush fabrics and furnishings will channel famed Art Deco designers, such as Majorelle, Dufrene, Leleu, Rousseau, Prou and Lalique.

La Forêt Suites will echo the Black Forest, the mountainous region in southwest Germany – a route taken when traveling from Prague to Paris.

From wilderness to countryside, La Campagne Suites will be adorned with vivid velvet greens and intricate flower marquetry as an ode to the pastures and vineyards of Northern Italy and the picturesque vista along the Cȏte d’Azur in the South of France.

Les Montagnes Suites will mirror the mountainous peaks of Austria’s Arlberg massif, a backdrop on the train’s classic route to Venice.

Les Lacs Suites will reflect the beauty of the spectacular lakes passed such as Lake Zug in Switzerland and Lake Como in Italy.

Belmond has been a pioneer of exceptional luxury travel for over 46 years, building a passion for authentic escapes into a portfolio of one-of-a-kind experiences in some of the world’s most inspiring destinations. Since the acquisition of the iconic Hotel Cipriani in Venice in 1976, Belmond has continued to perpetuate the legendary art of travel, taking discerning global travelers on breathtaking journeys.

Maybe now would be a good time to renew your passport.

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