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Grand Suite Luxury Train

Venice, Paris, London, Verona, Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Vienna on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express now features three Grand Suites. Here we uncover some of the beautiful details of the Grand Suite Luxury Train.

Journeys Grand Suite Luxury Train

London or Paris to Verona or Venice

Venice or Verona or Innsbruck to Paris or London

Venice via Budapest, Prague or Vienna to Paris or London

Budapest, Prague or Vienna to Paris or London

London or Paris to Berlin

Berlin to Paris / London

Paris to Istanbul

Istanbul to Paris

Cuisine Grand Suite Luxury Train

In-suite dining is a feature of the Grand Suite for the ultimate privacy.

The Bar Lounge Car and dining cars of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express are extraordinary; sometimes however that special person and occasion needs total focus. Service provided in Grand Suite by your own steward Mathieu is prefect.

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About The Grand Suites

Each Grand Suite has a double or twin bedroom, a living area with private dining space and a sofa which can be converted into an additional bed. The private en-suite bathroom has a shower, unique washbasin and toilet, plus bespoke amenities and complimentary bathrobes. The 24-hour cabin service includes complementary champagne in the Grand Suite.

Orient Express carriages were displayed at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. It was then possible to buy and design your own Orient Express car to be attached the the train.

“Inspired individuals would purchase their own carriage and task designers with transforming them into beautiful and opulent spaces that were uniquely theirs,” Pascal Deyrolle, General Manager, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, reveals. “The Grand Suites are a re-imagining of this tradition. We’re going back to our history to create something that feels revolutionary.”


The three new Grand Suites have their own carriage. Each Grand Suite is uniquely designed to reflect the spirit of the city they are named after. Paris, stylish and fiercely republican but always aware of Versailles. Venice - La Serenissima - is about calmness and artistic wealth, a refuge. Istanbul, exotic testimony to centuries of fused cultures.

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is already well-known renowned for art deco interiors, formal dining and cocktails in the bar to the sound of the piano. These Grand Suites provide an extra tier of luxury. They have double or twin beds, marbled en-suite bathrooms, private dining and limitless champagne.

The Grand Suites are works of art in themselves and are the work of authentic maîtres artisans. Pascal Deyrolle is clear, “Silverware should be heavy, a door handle should be heavy, a crystal glass should be heavy... That’s the way luxury has always been.”

Glass Basins and Lights

Grand Suite Luxury Train unique crafted bathroom basin Grand Suite Luxury Train unique crafted bathroom basin

Verrerie du Marais is a glass-blowing workshop near Riom, France. Nicolas Diverchy is the carftsman who trained in France and Sweden.

Nicolas has created unique glass basins and delicate light fixtures for the private bathrooms of the Grand Suite Luxury Train. “The quality is not in the time, but in the process”. Nicolas explains, “With the twists and the layers, it’s like capturing motion.” A fitting metaphor for the world’s most romantic journey.

Mosaics

Mosaicist Jérôme Clochard of Absolut Mosaique is an expert in the restoration of ancient mosaics. He has previously worked on The Palais Garnier and Opéra-Comique in Paris, as well as the Belmond British Pullman.

Materials including marble, onyx, Venetian granite and Italian glass are cut to small sizes called ‘tessels’. Then Jérôme carefully works them into the template he has drawn, adding them upside down in a method called ‘indirecte’. When he is happy, they are placed and sealed to make them strong and water tight.

“It’s a fascinating project and a beautiful professional relationship,” he smiles, “We’re both working to bring a gem to life.”

Marquetry

Grand Suite Luxury Train Marquetry Istanbul Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Philippe Allemand is responsible for the marquetry, one of the Grand Suite Luxury Train’s most striking and memorable features.

His relationship with the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express began in 1997, when he was commissioned to restore one of the sleeper carriages.

The marquetry process is incredibly delicate. To add to the luxe feeling, Philippe sticks to exotic woods. Each layer of wood is shaved to a thickness of between 0.6 and 0.9mm.

“Each 3cm of marquetry could contain between 8 and 10 individual elements. Therefore each large panel can contain several hundreds or thousands of pieces,” Philippe explains. His work is visible in almost all aspects of the Grand Suites, including the walls, cupboards, beds and doors.

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