Dior Spa takes to the rails: a luxe sanctuary aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

By Amos Chin 3 July, 2024

The Eastern & Oriental Express, a Belmond Train, unveils the first-ever Dior Spa in Southeast Asia, marking a new chapter in the illustrious journey of the train, which resumed its voyages in February

This month, the train welcomes the Dior Spa Eastern & Oriental Express, a haven of tranquillity as guests journey through Malaysia’s lush landscapes and vibrant cities from Singapore. This spa, the third of its kind by Belmond, follows the successful Dior Spa residencies on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Royal Scotsman in Scotland.

Adorned with Dior’s iconic canework, handcrafted tropical wood, and furniture dressed in the iconic Toile de Jouy print, the spa–nestled within one of the train’s 16 lavish Art Deco-inspired carriages–blends with the natural beauty of the passing scenery; it is a holistic journey through the finest wellness traditions.

Completely dedicated to wellness, the carriage will boast the House of Dior’s iconic canework whilst taking inspiration from the beauty of Southeast Asia. Photo by Belmond

The spa menu, curated by Dior’s wellness experts, features bespoke treatments tailored to the discerning tastes of its guests. Among the signature offerings is the D-Jungle treatment, an immersive face and body ritual inspired by Asian techniques, combining rhythmic muscle massages with energy point stimulation. Guests can also indulge in the Constellation massage, designed to alleviate body tension through a blend of techniques, and the D-Tissue massage for profound muscle relief.

Facial treatments take cues from the exquisite art of Asian beauty rituals, with the luxurious Kobi-Dior Facial Treatment leading the offerings. Rooted in the ancient Japanese Kobido massage tradition, this treatment rejuvenates and sculpts the face, bestowing a radiant and youthful glow. For those seeking nighttime serenity, the Le Soin de Minuit treatment integrates meditative exercises to promote deep sleep and optimal skin regeneration, complemented by fine teas and nourishing delicacies.

Guests will be taken into a dedicated reception area to discover the spa and its premium range of products before or after their treatment. Photo by Belmond

The Eastern & Oriental Express, now enhanced with the unparalleled luxury of the Dior Spa, continues to set the benchmark for ultra-luxurious travel. This collaboration not only celebrates the heritage of both Dior and Belmond but also redefines the art of travel, offering a transcendent experience that lingers long after the journey ends.