Great Southern Rail’s new Platinum Club is a premium service, offering exclusive luxury benefits to Platinum guests on board The Ghan and Indian Pacific’s rail fleet.
Marking the first refurbishment for the company’s trains since 2008, Platinum Club comes complete with a deluxe bar, lounge and fully accessible dining area, with the carriage offering a daytime lounge setting and adaptable dining options.
Taking inspiration from the Australian Outback, the design is sophisticated Australian and the cuisine is regional, connecting Platinum Club and its guests to the landscapes they travel through.
Speaking of the luxury upgrade, Great Southern Rail spokesman Steve Kernaghan said: “We are delighted to be able to enhance our premium offerings with this new social and dining space on The Ghan and Indian Pacific trains and it was essential for Platinum Club to have a distinct connection to a place, just as the incredible rail journeys themselves do.”
Platinum Club seats 30 guests for dining and an additional 20 in the lounge area, with the space fitted out with granite tabletops, timber flooring, leather and brass fittings and banquette lounge seating in tones of ash, moss and sepia.
“The Platinum Lounge is a premium service offering, an environment of familiar comfort, graciously welcoming the guest to occupy the space as their own,” said Woods Bagot designer Jordan Schumacher, who worked on the design of the refurbishment.
Gold Service travellers on board the Indian Pacific and The Ghan will continue to enjoy the dining and social atmosphere of the Queen Adelaide Restaurant and Outback Explorer Lounge carriages.