Blending The Past With The Present In Orient Express
Written by Pheodora Waqanibaravi on October 17, 2022
For years, several vintage Orient Express train carriages lay, forgotten, at a small railway station on the border between Poland and Belarus called Malaszwewicze. Hospitality group Accor purchased the rediscovered carriages and enlisted Parisian architect Maxime d’Angeac to meticulously restore them, ready for operation on a Paris to Istanbul rail route that’s set to operate from 2025. The first glimpse of the renovated interiors suggest a glamorous travel experience combining Art Deco glamor with modern luxury. Luxury travel company Belmond operates an Orient Express homage between cities including London and Amsterdam. Separately, Accor — as well as having grand plans for the rediscovered Malaszwewicze carriages — is also launching an Italy-based Orient Express service in 2023.