One month after its Parisian event, Orient Express Revelation: Once upon a time, there was the future Orient Express train, is heading to Miami from November 30 to December 4 for the 18th edition of the international Design Miami/ fair. Guests will discover the legendary train via an original immersive experience complete with virtual reality.
After Paris, the Orient Express legend unveils its secrets at the heart of a major international design fair: Design Miami/. At the crossroads of creativity and a healthy imagination, Orient Express has found the best setting to unveil the exclusive decor of a Presidential Suite that will mark the history of train travel and continue the Orient Express legend with authenticity and unparalleled luxury. Chairman and CEO of Accor Sébastien Bazin
Orient Express is bringing its virtual immersion concept to the United States for the first time ever at Design Miami and is inviting visitors to a new space, bathed in midnight blue, Orient Express’ signature colour, and engraved with its signature star. It is a journey to discover the future Bar-Car and Restaurant-Car, the Suites and corridors of the train, and the exclusive revelation of the second chapter of the project: the Presidential Suite.
Fascinated by the great revolutionary artistic movements and a lover of travel novels, architect Maxime d’Angeac has been carrying out prestigious restoration and decoration projects for major luxury houses (Daum, Hermès, Guerlain, etc.) for the past 20 years. “The Orient Express Presidential Suite captures the essence of the future train,” he explained, adding: “It is a work carved out of excess, inspired by the geniuses and pioneers of Art Deco, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann and Armand-Albert Rateau, and by the importance of refinement and the absolute finesse of detail. It is a Suite where travellers can experience history, extreme luxury and ultimate comfort all at once.”
Occupying an entire train car of the former Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express, the Presidential Suite is a space of unprecedented dimensions: 69 feet long and 9 feet wide. The 55 square meter space was designed to accommodate a theatrical “4 Column room,” adorned with the most beautiful Lalique panels and a gas fireplace. The spacious bedroom offers more subtle decor, wrapped in embroidered velvet, decorated with custom-made furniture and is home to an elegant bathroom, a tribute to Albert-Armand Rateau and his work dedicated to Jeanne Lanvin.
True to its heritage, the Presidential Suite opens onto a unique collector’s item: an “LX” luxury cabin dating from 1929, with two beds, adorned with solid mahogany and Nelson and Prou marquetry, found aboard the Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express and fully restored. The ultimate surprise is the Cabinet de l’Égoïste, a secret room dedicated to good vibes and epicurean festivities.
ABOUT ORIENT EXPRESS, PART OF ACCOR
Artisan of travel since 1883, Orient Express sublimates the Art of Travel with its luxury trains, unique experiences, and collections of rare objects. And coming soon: its first hotels around the world, with the opening of Orient Express La Minerva in Rome and Orient Express Palazzo Donà Giovannelli in Venice in 2024. Another project has also been announced in Riyadh, the first city in the Middle East to announce the arrival of an Orient Express hotel. The luxury travel experience will continue with the launch of Orient Express La Dolce Vita and the return of the legendary Orient Express to railways.
ABOUT DESIGN MIAMI/
Design Miami/ connects the world by bringing together art galleries, designers, brands, experts, collectors and enthusiasts on three continents and presents design collaborations with renowned brands and houses. With its premier fairs at Art Basel Miami each December and Basel and Switzerland each June, Design Miami will invite visitors to share its design culture for the first time in Paris in October 2023. Design Miami is accessible 365 days a year on design-miami.com, a content-rich market-place that features works from leading art galleries and editorial and video content.
About Accor, a world-leading hospitality group
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 230,000 team members worldwide. Members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its global sustainability commitments (such as achieving Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050, global elimination of single use plastics in its hotels’ guest experience, etc.), Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticket: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit group.accor.com or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.