Dublin’s classic Georgian style
Belmond Ltd, a global multinational of luxury hotel and travel adventures, has bought ten carriages from Irish Rail and they plan to transform them into a luxury train that can host up to 40 guests.
The 'Orient Express'-style train will be the first of its kind in Ireland, with plans for tours of Ireland's countryside, coast and cities from summer 2016.
The 'grand Hibernian' will offer two, four and six-night rail experiences, with prices starting from €3,200.
- We are proud and delighted to welcome Belmond Grand Hibernian to Ireland’s rail network… Rail is a key element of our national tourism product, and the launch of Belmond Grand Hibernian represents a strong certification of Ireland as a destination by Belmond, said David Franks, Chief Executive of Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail recently to the media.
The train’s interiors will be designed by James Park Associates, who have worked on Belmond’s Eastern & Oriental Express. They will draw inspiration from Dublin’s classic Georgian architecture, adding a “contemporary twist” to Ireland’s ancient folklore and traditions.
Interior in future Belmond’s Eastern & Oriental Express compartment. Photo: Belmond
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