Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits

  • English: International Sleeping-Car Company
  • French

Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits is an international hotel and travel logistics company, notable for operating on-train catering and sleeping car services on such legendary European trains as the Orient Express. CIWL on-board personnel are highly regarded for their professionalism: from the 'chef de train' (train manager) to Sleeping-cars conductors, restaurant waiters, cooks or luggage carriers. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Person From To
Subsidiary Compagnie Internationale des Grands Hotels 1894
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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1893/00/00 The Pera Palace Hotel opens in the Beyoglu (Pera) district in Istanbul, Turkey, as accommodations for the passengers of the Orient Express. Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul Istanbul
1929/00/00 The Orient Express gets stranded in the snow at least 80km from Istanbul. Operator Murder on the Orient Express (book)
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