Orient-Express joins the global party
17th March 2011 – This September, Orient-Express will be hosting the first of the London celebrations of the highly anticipated The Global Party, a unique world-wide event that comprises of 80+ parties over a 24 hour period round the world. The London festivities will commence with a journey for 200 elite VIPs aboard the beautiful vintage 1920’s carriages of the British Pullman, where Champagne will be in abundance, served by liveried stewards.
On the 15th September, departing from and returning to London Victoria, the lucky guests will be whisked away on an exciting and convivial journey through the English countryside, which can be viewed from the plush armchairs which are cocooned by the polished Art Deco Marquetry adorning the walls. Crystal glasses will be topped up with fine Champagne and wines, served alongside a selection of delicious canapés.
Inspired by the travels of Phileas Fogg, The Global Party will be hosting 80+ parties, across 71 cities, over a 24 hour period at some of the worlds most luxurious and prestigious venues, inviting a number of elite individuals. An event with heart as well as style, The Global Party will raise money for 12 charities including ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), The Duke of Edinburgh Award (IAA International Award Association), Tusk Trust and Blue Marine Foundation.
Gary Franklin, Managing Director, Orient-Express Trains & Cruises says “Orient-Express is delighted to be part of The Global Party. We have always stood for travelling in style and celebrating the Golden Age of Travel, a quintessential Orient-Express experience, and are proud to be associated with The Global Party and ARK, raising awareness and money for this worthwhile cause.”
Note to Editors:
Orient-Express, (NYSE: OEH, www.orient-express.com) the name behind an elite collection of travel experiences, first came into being in 1883 as one of the world’s most exciting and indulgent train journeys. Today that evocative name also embraces hotels, cruises and other luxury rail adventures in 24 countries, across five continents. The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it first purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly afterwards, recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities. Today, the company owns or part-owns and manages 50 businesses, 41 of which are highly acclaimed hotels, each unique in style, from the Mount Nelson in Cape Town and Rio’s Copacabana Palace, to the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg and Maroma Resort & Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. There are six luxury tourist trains, two river cruise operations and ‘21’, one of New York’s most iconic restaurants.
The Global Party
The leading strategists behind this ambitious venture are the renowned hedge fund veteran Lord Stanley Fink and luxury lifestyle expert David Johnstone, whose joint expertise have inspired the leading global influencers to commit to such an extraordinary event. The Global Party: Uniting the best locations and luxury brands in the world to raise millions for charities.