Orient Express | May 5, 2022
Legendary travel brand Orient Express, part of the world-leading Accor group, has signed a partnership agreement with Italian hospitality group Arsenale S.p.A to open the second Orient Express hotel in Italy at the spectacular Palazzo Donà Giovannelli in Venice. The Groups have selected architect and interior designer Aline Asmar d’Amman and her studio Culture in Architecture to design and decorate the space. Venice, once the gateway to Constantinople and a mythical stop on the legendary Orient Express train – that opened its doors in 1919 with the completion of the Simplon tunnel linking Switzerland to Italy – will be the home of t...
Accor | April 28, 2021
Accor announces the appointment of Stephen Alden to the role of Chief Executive Officer Raffles & Orient Express, effective May 3rd. Stephen Alden will report directly to Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, and will become a member of the Group Executive Committee. Alden, who most recently created and launched the Dedica Anthology brand in 2017, encompassing a portfolio of nine distinctive properties across Europe, will now be heading Raffles & Orient Express brands. He will further build both brands through exceptional programming, dedicated team cultures and accelerated growth. Sébastien Bazin, Accor Chairman & CEO de...
AccorHotels and SNCF Group Sign a Strategic Partnership for the Development of the Orient Express Brand
AccorHotels | October 5, 2017
134 years to the day after the first Orient Express trip between Paris and Constantinople (October 4th, 1883), SNCF Group, owner of the iconic "Orient Express" brand, teams up with AccorHotels to continue the development of Orient Express within the luxury hospitality sector globally. As part of this partnership, which will combine the expertise and savoir-faire of the two groups, AccorHotels will be acquiring a 50% stake in the share capital of Orient Express, until now fully-owned by SNCF. The Orient Express brand is a timeless symbol of the art of luxury travel, steeped in culture, splendor and refinement. The legendary tra...
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