The majestic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a Belmond Train Europe, is made up of 17 original 1920s and 1930s carriages, each with its own unique charm and history. The train offers characterful Historic Cabins as well as six Grand Suites. The epitome of elegance and extravagance, they are named after the cities that have inspired the designs – including Paris, Vienna and Venice.
From June 2023, eight new Suites will join the two pre-existing cabin categories aboard Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Adding a new expression of opulence to the train, these have the added benefit of a private marble ensuite bathroom as well as a lounging area by day converted to either double or twin beds, by night.
Steeped in history and cared for with the utmost respect to retaining the craftsmanship of the 1920s and 30s, the new suites are an ode to the dramatic landscape unfolding through the train’s picture windows.
Since the acquisition of the iconic Hotel Cipriani in Venice in 1976, Belmond has continued to perpetuate the art of travel, taking global travellers on breathtaking journeys. Its portfolio extends across 24 countries with 50 properties that include the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, remote beach retreats like Cap Juluca in Anguilla, Italian hideaways such as Splendido in Portofino, or gateways to world natural wonders such as Hotel das Cataratas inside Brazil’s Iguazu National Park. From trains to river barges, safari lodges to hotels, each property offers an incomparable experience with its own story to tell. The essence of the brand is built upon its heritage, craftsmanship and genuine, authentic service. It sees its role as custodians of timeless heritage, dedicated to preserving its assets through sensitive ongoing restoration plans. Belmond is part of the world’s leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.