The Orient Express Unveils Luxurious Presidential Suite Paying Homage to Art Deco Design

Orient Express - Presidential Suite

In late October 2022, hospitality giant Accor revealed the first glimpse of its revamped Orient Express train. With interiors designed by respected French architect Maxime d’Angeac, the Nostalgie-Istanbul-Orient-Express train cars paid homage to their past while boldly marching into the future. Now, the sumptuous Presidential Suite—which occupies an entire train car—has been revealed. And the results are as incredible as you might imagine.

With a roomy interior inspired by the masters of Art Deco design, the Presidential Suite is 69 feet long and 9 feet wide. As travelers step inside the private entrance, they will be greeted by a Maître d'hôtel, whose job is only to serve Orient Express voyagers. He'll guide guests through the one-bedroom suite, which includes Lalique paneling, custom furniture, and a gas fireplace.

“The Orient Express Presidential Suite captures the essence of the future train,” explains d'Angeac, who is known for his work with fashion houses Hermès and Guerlain. “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 travelers can experience history, extreme luxury, and ultimate comfort all at once.”

Along with the expected living room, bedroom, and bathroom, the suite is full of surprises. This includes 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.

The full magic of the Orient Express Presidential Suite is currently on display at Design Miami/. Through December 4, 2022, guests at the international fair can experience the opulence of the suite for themselves thanks to an immersive virtual reality experience.

Accor has revealed the sumptuous interior of the new Orient Express Presidential Suite.

Maxime D'Angeac Presidential Suite Orient Express

Accor Orient Express Presidential Suite

Inspired by the masters of Art Deco design, the suite spans an entire train car.

Accor Orient Express Presidential Suite

Orient Express - Presidential Suite

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Accor.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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