Iconic luxury train the Royal Scotsman will launch two new Grand Suites in May 2024. Mirroring the look and feel of a luxury country house, the Grand Suites elevate the onboard experience by providing the ultimate setting for a cinematic Scottish escapade. The new suites will take the train’s accommodation categories to four: Grand Suites, Double, Twin and Single cabins.
Enveloping dark wooden wall panelling embellished with intricate marquetry, the spacious Grand Suites brim with elegant references to Scottish culture and its outstanding natural beauty. Interiors take inspiration from the destination through the hues of green, grey, beige and blue used for the handcrafted wall-covering, upholstery and furniture, which reflect the tones of the surrounding landscape.
Local materials like stone and wood are abundantly used in the lavish ensuite bathrooms, while decorative patterns echo Edwardian flair, Pictish stones motifs and Celtic symbolism, all designed by Tristan Auer. The suites also boast a double bed with embossed bedhead, a dressing table with stool, a Scottish larch dining table, and places to relax on a sumptuous sofa and armchair. Guests of the Grand Suites will also benefit from private transfers and a rejuvenating treatment in the train’s moving spa, the only one of its kind in Europe.
The Royal Scotsman offers an all-encompassing experience of the Highlands with its two-to seven-night selection of themed journeys, all leaving and returning to Edinburgh Waverley station. Guests are invited to embrace camaraderie as they enjoy on board dining with their fellow travellers in the two wood panelled dining cars, and live entertainment throughout the stay. Various off board activities – wild swimming, foraging, water rafting, whiskey tastings, castle visits – further elevate the offering, allowing for an authentic immersion in one of the world’s most coveted destinations.