Our Story Heart of the City Town & Country Secluded Retreats Explore & Discover There's often more to a name than meets the eye. We're fortunate that ours has symbolised the world's most exclusive railway journeys for over a century. But for those in the know Orient-Express stands for so much more. We offer our guests the opportunity to search for something beyond the conventions of today's luxury travel; something more enriching. We're not after a uniform travel experience all around the world. We're interested in the intangible qualities of travel captured in memorable and meaningful moments. A story that reveals a new side to a familiar place. A diverting conversation that gives an insight into the local culture and community. Each experience offers our guests the opportunity to discover more about the world around them. Since we acquired our first hotel – the spectacular Hotel Cipriani in Venice – we have scoured the globe for other unique properties, many of which are destinations in their own right. Today our collection is diverse, spanning land and water, adventure and relaxation, strong local presence and international acclaim. Yet there is a common theme in being managed locally, to the highest standards, by staff who regard them as 'their' properties and are encouraged to innovate and contribute new ideas. Every hotel, train, restaurant and riverboat has its own name and personality, and all are in exceptional locations. To help you find out more, we've arranged our collection based on the type of experience you might be looking for: Heart of the City, Secluded Retreat, Town & Country and Explore & Discover.