When one says the Orient-Express, he is generally referring to this iconic train. The ultimate in luxury train travel, this train takes guests on the classic journey from Paris to Istanbul. The art deco interiors in the authentic vintage carriages and the gracious service take one back to the glamorous age of train travel of the 1920s and 30s. Other itineraries include London to Venice or Rome as well as those that stop in Prague, Dresden, Krakow, Bucharest, Budapest, and Vienna. The three restaurants on the train (Etoile du Nord, Cote d’Azur, and L' Oriental) ensure that no guest eats the same thing twice – unless he or she wants to! All meals are freshly prepared on board by French chefs of the finest supplies that are acquired throughout the journey.
While traveling in private cabins, passengers are attended by cabin stewards throughout the journey. Each cabin is beautifully decorated in mahogany panels and Art Deco floral and leaf patterns. During the day, the cabin is a lovely seating area where guests can enjoy tea, and at night, while guests dine, the steward transforms the cabin into a comfortable bedroom with soft towels and crisp linens.
Park Hyatt Istanbul
Ideally located in the fashionable Nisantasi residential and shopping quarter, Park Hyatt Istanbul perfectly combines the historic architecture of an Art Deco building with innovative interior design. It is situated in the Sisli district, at the exit of the Bosporus Bridge linking Asia to Europe, making it a convenient stay for both business and leisure travelers. The boutique hotel is but a short walk to the attractions of Maçka neighborhood, Beyoglu and Topkapi Palace. Park Hyatt Istanbul - Maçka Palas houses 90 rooms and suites, in addition to Emporio Armani and Gucci boutiques on the ground floor.