The Eastern & Oriental Express is the latest establishment to serve food to its guests on Villeroy & Boch tableware.
The restaurants on the luxury train, which transports travellers through south-east Asia via Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, are equipped with customised tableware adorned with an application displaying the Eastern & Oriental Express logo.
The pine green and gold décor, which picks up on the colours of the Eastern & Oriental Express, has been applied to premium bone porcelain tableware from Villeroy & Boch’s Stella Hotel collection.
The dinner plates, cups and saucers are decorated with a delicate green and gold border and feature the image of a tiger: an integral element of the Eastern & Oriental Express logo. The logo itself, with the initials E&O, is also displayed on the left rim of the dinner plates.
Eastern & Oriental Express is part of the Belmond Group, which describes itself as ‘the ultimate travel curator and connoisseur’. The Group has a global collection of 46 hotels, trains and river cruises in 22 countries.
Villeroy & Boch has been the preferred supplier for tableware for Belmond Group since 2014. It supplies not only the Eastern & Oriental Express but also the company’s Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train in Europe.
Nicolas Pillet, general manager of the Eastern & Oriental Express, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Villeroy & Boch. They have an excellent reputation in the market and have designed and produced beautiful crockery that complements the surroundings of the colonial style carriages.”
Vittorio Rossetti, sales manager of Villeroy & Boch’s hotel & restaurant division in Italy, added: “We are proud to be part of the original and exclusive experience that is awaiting travellers on board the Eastern & Oriental Express, and look forward to further successful co-operations with the Belmond Group.”
This latest initiative by the hotel & restaurant division joins a series of prestigious projects including equipping of the luxury hotel Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.