Get a Glimpse Inside the Royal Scotsman Sleeper Train's Two Lavish New Suites

Get a Glimpse Inside the Royal Scotsman Sleeper Train's Two Lavish New Suites
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Upon completion of the new accommodation in May 2024, the swanky new building will be available to visitors.


In an effort to make the Royal Scotsman sleeper train a little bit more luxurious, Belmond is adding a little bit more opulence.

Hotel titan, which oversees 50 properties across 24 countries and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, has announced that in May 2024, the train will be upgraded with two new Grand Suites, which will make the train one of the most luxurious in the world.

With its first launch in May 1985, the Royal Scotsman was introduced to the market as an affordable way to travel throughout the Scottish Highlands and was introduced to the market as a way to get a taste of what the area had to offer, with trips lasting between two and seven nights. 

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It is usually the case that the train journeys are round-trips from Edinburgh Waverley station, and they are usually covering a wide range of subjects, from whiskey to clans and castles, depending on the subject matter of the trip. It is important to point out that overnight excursions are never short on luxury either.

The Grand Suite. Courtesy of Belmond

In the sleeping carriages, one can find Single Cabins, Double Cabins, Twin Cabins and the new swanky Grand Suites, which offer a whole new level of luxury. As well as a private living area, each suite also includes a stately double bed, an en suite bathroom, a dining area and a small kitchenette. It is the dream suite of interior designer Tristan Auer. 

With rich wood paneling juxtaposed with sophisticated tweeds and tartans, the decor is reminiscent of an upscale country manor with rich wood paneling.

As well as a few nationalistic touches, there are also a few other elements that stand out. As well as being made of Scottish Larch, the dressing table and dining table are also adorned with local stone and wood, while the en suite is equipped with local stone and wood. The lounge area also features a modern version of an Orkney chair, which has been updated to suit the modern age. 

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According to Rich Report, the statement piece pays homage to the storied, century-old design of the train, but it is finished with a bespoke tartan designed by Araminta Campbell as a nod to the train's Scottish heritage as well as the train's history. There is a color palette throughout the entire house in honor of the Highlands, which consists of green, gray, beige, and blue shades of furniture.

As a guest of the Grand Suite, you will receive private transfers to and from the train, a personal butler service, in-room dining on request, as well as top-notch cabin amenities throughout your stay. A complimentary spa treatment will also be provided per guest in addition to the complimentary parking. Belmond claims that the spa carriage on the train is the only one of its kind in Europe and is the only one of its kind in the world. 

Alternatively, you can also head to one of the train's two dining cars for a chinwag with fellow passengers or watch the live entertainment every evening in one of the dining cars. As a bonus, you will also have the chance to take part in a variety of exciting excursions and excursions off-board.

The price of two-night Highland Journeys in a Grand Suite starts from $6,400 (€6,000) per person, all-inclusive, based on two people sharing.

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