The Contour of Luxury Summer 2019 - Page 24

Venice Simplon Orient Express exemplifies and exudes a rich history, having served as inspiration to authors and movie directors due to the train’s lavish aesthetic and first-rate service. The first publication arrived in 1932 by Graham Greene, who wrote the best-selling book that was named after the Orient Express. In 1935, the most well-known depiction of the Orient Express rose into existence when author Agatha Christie wrote “Murder on the Orient Express,” spotlighting the train in such a way to bolster its famous name. Source: Belmond Ma