Channeling the chic of Paris herself, the new suites feature Art Deco marquetry, light fixtures and a beautiful private marble bathroom to harken back to the City of Love.
Belmond has opened a new cabin category aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe, with eight new suites joining the rake from June 2023.
Two original carriages have been restored by expert French designers, who reimagined the spaces on board the train whilst retaining the 1920s and 30s craftsmanship. The suites also coming with a private marble en-suite bathroom and a lounging area, which can be converted to either double or twin beds by night.
The suites celebrate the dramatic landscape unfolding through the train’s picture-windows. The French craftsmen took inspiration from four different designs: La Campagne (the countryside), Les Montagnes (the mountains), Les Lacs (the lakes), and La Forêt (the forest).
The new designs seek to immerse guests in diverse European scenery through glorious colours, patterns and textures. Plush fabrics and furnishings channel famed Art Deco designers, such as Majorelle, Dufrene, Leleu, Rousseau, Prou and Lalique.
The interiors are a celebration of European landscapes and the surrounding abundance of nature: the arable plains with their swathes of vineyards, the ancient forests of central Europe, the sharp rise of mountain ranges and smooth glacial lakes.