All aboard! Travel through time with the new Lego Ideas Orient Express set

Travel / Recreation

The LEGO Group today unveils the LEGO® Ideas Orient Express – a beautiful brick recreation of the one of the world’s most luxurious and legendary forms of travel. Known as a ‘rolling palace’ the Orient Express was the world’s first international luxury train that carried thousands of passengers across Europe to Istanbul from 1883 to 1977.

Giampaolo Ottazzi appointed as General Manager for the first Orient Express Hotels in Rome & Venice

Expertise / Hotels

Orient Express has appointed Giampaolo Ottazzi as General Manager of the first two Orient Express Hotels in Italy: Orient Express La Minerva in Rome and Orient Express Palazzo Donà Giovannelli in Venice.

Ottazzi will be responsible for the strategic positioning, development, and operations management of both hotels, which are set to open in 2025.

Orient Express Celebrates its 140th Anniversary, embarking on ‘Beyond a world of dreams’

Celebration / rebirth

In a tribute to the past, celebration of the present and looking toward the future, Orient Express proudly marks its 140th anniversary today, October 4th, 2023. Commemorating the very moment when Georges Nagelmackers’ Orient Express embarked on its inaugural journey from Paris to Constantinople in 1883, Orient Express is not merely celebrating a legacy, it embraces its rebirth. The Orient Express legend lives on today through a collection of travel experiences including the highly anticipated launches of its legendary trains, a collection of luxury hotels, and Orient Express Silenseas – the world’s largest sailing ship.

Behind the Scenes of Orient Express x Montblanc High Artistry Collection: A Journey on the Orient Express

Craftsmanship / Wonder

The exceptional Montblanc High Artistry A Journey on the Orient Express collaboration features 7 exclusive limited edition writing instruments crafted in the tradition of the finest artisanal techniques and savoir-faire. Thorsten Hering, director of Mont Blanc’s Artisan Atelier, shares 7 insider secrets behind the collection’s technical and creative challenges and manufacturing methods. By Alexis Chenu.

 

Montblanc High Artistry A Journey on the Orient Express is Montblanc’s most extraordinary collaboration to date. From the Orient Express’ rich history and the power of the pages of literature including Agatha Christie’s characters like infamous spy Mata Hari to the sumptuous settings, the décor and fine materials and the role of celebrated designers like René Prou and Lalique, Montblanc wanted to create something truly unique. Introducing the most complex collaboration ever achieved by the famed luxury house.

Orient Express Silenseas: The legendary train heads out to sea as the world’s largest sailing ship is unveiled

Travel / Discover

140 years after the launch of its first luxury trains, the Orient Express legend continues with the unveiling of the world’s largest sailing ship, Orient Express Silenseas. This revolution in maritime history is an ambitious undertaking that pushes the limits of what is possible. The result of a unique French partnership between world leader in hospitality Accor and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a globally leading shipbuilding company, this extraordinary sailing yacht of the future with spectacular interiors will set sail in 2026.

Orient Express Revelation Travels to Design Miami

Dream / Discover

One month after its Parisian launch, 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/ show.

Guests will discover the legendary train via an original immersive experience complete with the exclusive revelation of its future Presidential Suite.

ONCE UPON A TIME… THERE WAS THE FUTURE ORIENT EXPRESS TRAIN

Dream / Reveal

This is the story of a train born from a dream, one that defies time. Today it has been reimagined by architect Maxime d’Angeac. An original design, inspired by the 1920s, created with the codes of contemporary luxury. On the occasion of Contemporary Art Week in Paris, Orient Express will unveil the design of its future train exclusively at the Domus Maubourg* from October 17th to 21st. The new design will also be shown at Design Miami/ from November 30th to December 4th 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida.

The French architect is behind the design of the future Orient Express train presented in October in Paris and at the next Design Miami

Imagine / Dream

A lover of adventure and travel literature from the stories of Paul Morand and Henry Miller to Ernest Hemingway, Joseph Kessel and Blaise Cendrars, Maxime d’Angeac is a Romanesque architect. After journeys to the ends of the earth and exploring every continent often by train, he answers High-Life’s “Travelers” questions. By Alexis Chenu.

Orient Express entrusts the interiors of its first hotel in Rome to architect & designer Hugo Toro

Dream / Travel

Orient Express, artisan of travel since 1883 and brand of Accor, and Italian group Arsenale S.p.A, experts in luxury hotels and hospitality, have chosen architect and designer Hugo Toro to adorn the new Orient Express La Minerva hotel in Rome.

The legendary train, returning soon to railways

Dream / Travel

Orient Express, artisan of travel since 1883, announces the return of its legendary train in a new and unique format.

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