Belmond has announced the creation of three new Grand Suites, set to debut on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for the 2020 season, bringing the total number of suites onboard to six. The new suites, Vienna, Prague and Budapest, are each named after European cities the train travels to every year. The suites will launch with the first journey of the season on March 21, 2020.
The Baroque and Gothic architecture of Prague, along with the city’s theatrical feel, will be encapsulated in the Prague Grand Suite through golds and maroons. The balance of ancient and modern will be captured in hand-embroidered cushions and Cubist inspired mosaic patterns. The marquetry will be adorned with hints of red garnet.
Vienna Grand Suite
Vienna is known for its historic landmarks and Grand Palaces, and the city’s imperial nature will be reflected with an ornate and classical design in the Vienna Grand Suite. Hues of gold and emerald green will be complemented by the curved headboard with silk fabric panels and touches of dark wood.
The Budapest Grand Suite takes inspiration from both the Gothic and Ottoman architecture. The suite will be adorned with intricate detailed marquetry and silk embroidery patterns.
Each Grand Suite has en-suite bathrooms and private showers, double beds that can convert into twin beds, and a private living area with underfloor heating. These Grand Suites join Venice, Istanbul and Paris.
Budapest Grand Suite
Guests traveling in one of the Grand Suites will enjoy private transfers to and from the train and a personal 24-hour cabin steward, available for all of their onboard services, including free-flowing champagne and private in-suite dining. Additional touches include bespoke amenities and a complimentary bathrobe.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express travels throughout Europe from March to November and traverses from Paris to Istanbul on a five-night journey once a year in either August or September.