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Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train Unveils New Dior Spa – The First in Southeast Asia

I have personally travelled on the Eastern and Oriental Express and didn't think it could get any more luxurious ... until now.

Following its much-anticipated return to the rails in February 2024, the Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train, Southeast Asia is proud to announce a long-term partnership with the House of Dior to create the Dior Spa Eastern & Oriental Express. Joining  the rake from July 2024, this will be Dior’s first ever spa in the region. The train invites travellers on seasonal journeys departing from Singapore and travelling through Malaysia’s ever-changing landscapes and vibrant cities: The Essence of Malaysia (November to February) and Wild Malaysia (March to October). The addition of a Dior Spa will offer guests a wellness space to unwind and rejuvenate from days adventure in the lush mountainscapes and verdant jungles of Southeast Asia.

DIOR SPA EASTERN & ORIENTAL: WELLNESS RITUALS, ON THE MOVE

Following a temporary residency on the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express,  Belmond’s first permanent Dior Spa launched on the legendary Royal Scotsman, A Belmond  Train, Scotland in April 2023, making the new Dior Spa Eastern & Oriental Express, Belmond’s third Dior Spa on the rails.

Offering a sanctuary of tranquillity for guests, the new Dior Spa Eastern & Oriental Express  will be housed in one of the train’s 16 plush Art Deco-inspired carriages. Completely dedicated to wellness, the carriage will boast the House of Dior’s iconic cane work whilst taking inspiration from the beauty of Southeast Asia. Using hand-crafted tropical wood materials, the interior is designed to blend with the natural surroundings in which the train winds through – bringing the essence of the region to life through its carefully curated ambience. In homage to Christian Dior’s love for flowers, the new Dior Spa Eastern & Oriental will use rose emblems on the carriage carpets, in shades of green and beige.

Guests will be taken into a dedicated reception area to discover the spa and its premium range of products before or after their treatment. The space expands into two luxurious rooms, each designed with furniture which merges Dior’s elegance with inspiration  from the location. Furniture adorned in the iconic Toile de Jouy print showcase the tiger, a  nod to the Malaysian Sacred Tigers known to the region.

NEW ASIAN-INSPIRED BEAUTY TREATMENTS UNVEILED

Bringing the savoir-faire of two leading luxury brands together, the Dior Spa Eastern &  Oriental Express provides guests with the ultimate beauty experience to complement the  serene and natural landscapes of Southeast Asia. The new well-being menu will feature five tailor-made treatments, devised by the French Maison’s Wellness Experts. The bespoke approach caters to the specific needs of the train’s guests, ensuring a truly immersive experience that leaves them feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Signature treatment D-Jungle, an exclusive face and body treatment of Asian inspiration, will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a perfectly rhythmic, deep muscle massage from head to toe, performed using stretching techniques and targeting specific energy points. Signature treatments also include a relaxing Constellation massage which is designed to use a mix of massage techniques to relieve tension from the body. For the ultimate muscle relief,  the D-Tissue massage uses deep, slow and soothing movements for those with a focus to release muscular pain.

Drawing inspiration from the exquisite art of Asian beauty rituals, the luxurious facial treatments at the spa seamlessly blend traditional Asian techniques with the opulence of the Dior Prestige skincare line. Guests can indulge in the Kobi-Dior Facial Treatment, a massage rooted in the ancient Japanese Kobido massage tradition, that rejuvenates the skin. This treatment expertly sculpts the face, leaving guests with a radiant and youthful appearance.

For those seeking wanting a better nights sleep, Le Soin de Minuit treatment offers guests an unparalleled experience. This indulgent session incorporates meditative exercises designed to promote profound sleep and optimise skin regeneration, ensuring a luminous and revitalised complexion by the morning. To complement the experience, guests are invited to savour the moment with a selection of fine teas and nourishing delicacies.