The latest news from our collection around the world.

Sculptures fill the gardens of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

23 December 2014

Captivating works of art enliven the lush gardens of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in this Cape Town landmark's third Summer of Sculpture exhibition. Both established and emerging contemporary artists are featured, with works in bronze, steel, wood and granite. Guests can enjoy the sculptures up close on a wander through the greenery or, glass in hand, from the terrace of the hotel's Planet Bar. The show runs until the end of April 2015.

Expert workshops on board our river cruisers in Myanmar

2 December 2014

Award winning wildlife and travel photographer, Sue Flood will host a series of talks and workshops in Myanmar on board Belmond Road to Mandalay and Belmond Orcaella in 2015. She is the first of a group of experts, from various fields, set to host enriching journeys on board Belmond’s luxury river cruisers next year. With 2015 marking 20 years since Belmond’s first cruises on the Ayeyarwady River, the new guest speaker programme provides the ultimate educational and immersive holiday experience for guests. Experts will impart their personal insights, skills and experiences in both formal and informal settings as they join guests on daily excursions into undiscovered territory and host lectures on board.

Glamorous new suites in St Petersburg

27 October 2014

Belmond Grand Hotel Europe has unveiled six magnificent new suites including the largest presidential suite in St Petersburg and five Avant-Garde Suites inspired by 20th-century Russian artists. All offer space and luxury at the heart of the city and feature 24-hour butler service.

The suites were created by Tihany Design, whose other projects have included the recently opened Oro restaurant at sister property Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice. The vast Presidential Suite is accessed through a grand lobby with a golden domed ceiling and has its own exclusive fitness centre, games room, sauna, music room with grand piano and library. The Avant-Garde Suites were inspired by the work of artists including Malevich, Kandinsky and Rodchenko. The creation of these unique suites is part of a refurbishment plan that began with the restoration of the hotel's facade and will include a new pan-Asian culinary concept.

Introducing Belmond Bonus

9 September 2014

Belmond is inviting guests to discover more with a choice of inspirational complimentary experiences at its remarkable destinations worldwide. This special promotion—Belmond Bonus—showcases the very best of the company’s collection of luxury hotels, trains and river cruises. Activities range from a starlit private dinner on a tropical beach to expert-guided tours through World Heritage Sites. There's the chance to explore exciting local delicacies and wines in an acclaimed restaurant, to indulge in an al fresco treatment at an oceanside spa—and much, much more.

Valued at US$500 per booking, each Belmond Bonus is valid for new reservations made for travel before the end of December 2014 for Belmond hotels, and before the end of March 2015 for participating Belmond trains and cruises. To book and to explore the full list of Belmond Bonus experiences, visit

Stay Longer in Peru

13 August 2014

Spend a magical night at Machu Picchu—with our compliments. Our Belmond Peru Experience promotion lets you book three consecutive nights in any of our five Peru hotels and enjoy a free fourth night's stay at another. You'll find us in key locations near the country's highlights, in vibrant Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and at the entrance to Machu Picchu itself. Plus we have a beautiful train, Belmond Hiram Bingham, to take you to the great Inca citadel. With 15 years' experience of creating unique journeys around Peru, Belmond offers the ultimate way to access the country's finest experiences.

Offer valid on stays up to 30 September, 2014.

Introducing Belmond Cadogan in London

8 July 2014

Superbly located at the heart of London’s Knightsbridge, Belmond Cadogan is the newest addition to the Belmond global collection of hotels, trains and river cruises. This historic property, dating from 1887, reopens in summer 2016 fully renovated and reconceptualised. Its 54 rooms and suites and gourmet restaurant will reflect the hotel’s rich heritage, creating a stylish retreat for visitors to Sloane Street and nearby attractions including Hyde Park and the Saatchi Gallery.

Built in Queen Anne style, Belmond Cadogan has played an integral role in the social history of the Kensington and Chelsea area. The US$48 million project will draw inspiration from the neighbourhood’s rich character, offering an elegant meeting place for both international visitors and the local community.

Says John M Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Belmond Ltd. “We are very pleased to be working together with Cadogan Estates on what will become one of London’s foremost luxury hotels and to be partnering with an owner who shares our vision for offering authentic and one-of-a-kind luxury travel experiences.”

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