BELMOND WELCOMES THE WORLD TO RIO DE JANEIRO WITH LIGHT PROJECTION AND CARTOGRAPHY CREATIONS AT BELMOND COPACABANA PALACE27th July, 2016 - Belmond welcomes the world to Rio de Janeiro with a series of art installations by award-winning Icelandic artist, Kristjana S Williams, at the city’s landmark beach-front hotel, Belmond Copacabana Palace.
BELMOND ANNOUNCES FIRST LUXURY SLEEPER TRAIN IN SOUTH AMERICA - BELMOND ANDEAN EXPLORER, ONE OF THE HIGHEST TRAIN JOURNEYS ON EARTH3 June 2016 - The new train, expected to launch May 2017, is set to travel along one of the highest rail routes on earth traversing the Peruvian Andes from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa, exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on one and two night journeys.
6 May 2016 - Belmond announces expert-led journeys on the rivers of Myanmar with special guestspeakers throughout 2016.
13 April 2016 – Belmond announces partnership with Michelin-star chef and director of Le Grand Vefour Restaurant in Paris, Guy Martin aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
30 March 2016 - A new Bar Car christened ‘3674’ is unveiled aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
22 March 2016 – ‘The List’ 2016 showcases the very best experiences found only at Belmond’s luxury hotels, trains, and river cruises.
BELMOND LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH RESTAURANTEUR LUKE MANGAN ON BOARD EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESS, ASIA11 March 2016 – Belmond is delighted to announce a partnership with leading Australian chef and restauranteur, Luke Mangan. The first hosted journey takes place on 28th October 2016 from Singapore to Bangkok on board the Eastern & Oriental Express train in Asia.
1 March 2016 – Fans of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency can immerse themselves in the private world of Botswana’s unofficial first lady with her creator, Alexander McCall Smith, as the acclaimed author leads an exclusive safari with Belmond from 10 – 16 November 2016.
29 February 2016 – Belmond announces the appointment of JP Kavanagh as General Manager of Belmond Grand Hibernian, Dublin, Ireland from Monday 7 March 2016.
25 February 2016 – Belmond announces the new line up of celebrity chef ‘pop-up’ dinners on board Belmond British Pullman for 2016.
22 February 2016 - Belmond announces a 20 Year Anniversary cruise on board the Grand Dame of the Ayeyarwady River, Belmond Road to Mandalay, on 1st October 2016.
18 February 2016 – Belmond and Bowdens create a historic first at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show in 2016 with the largest ever display since the show began 102 years ago.
5 January 2016 – Belmond kicks off 2016 by unveiling The List, a ‘must-do’ guide of experiences designed to inspire unforgettable travel moments, exclusively curated by Belmond for the year ahead.
21 December 2015 - The first images of Belmond Grand Hibernian’s carriages are released as the transformation into 20 luxury en-suite cabins, two dining cars and an observation car gets under way in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
16 December 2015 – Belmond’s first Director of LGBT Sales, Tom Alderink, has been awarded the Winq Travel Award 2015 at the inaugural Winq ‘Man of the Year’ Awards.
14 December 2015 – Oro Restaurant at the iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice has been awarded its first Michelin star less than two years after opening.
22 October 2015 – Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has long been the venue of choice for meetings, banquets and weddings in South Africa. Enjoying a superb location at the foot of Table Mountain and in a tranquil garden setting, the hotel recently unveiled four completely renovated function rooms which have been refurbished by New York City-based design company Champalimaud.
5 October 2015 – Families are invited to step aboard the first ever ‘Festive Express’ this Christmas on board Belmond British Pullman. Departing London Victoria on Saturday 5th December, the festive journey, in the nostalgic 1920s carriages of this luxury train, is set to be filled with music, magic and family entertainment as the train travels through the Kent countryside.
30 September 2015 – Belmond today announces the appointment of Jan-Paul Kroese as General Manager of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire.
21 September 2015 – HAMILTON, BERMUDA – . Belmond Ltd. (NYSE: BEL) (the “Company” or “Belmond”) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has named Board member Roeland Vos as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Vos succeeds John Scott, who has resigned by mutual agreement with the Board and has also stepped down from the Board. Mr. Vos will remain on the Board of Directors.
21 September 2015 – Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea in Taormina Mare, Sicily has launched luxury new cabanas on its private beach. Located in a secluded area of the beach, the six exclusive cabanas allow guests to retreat to a personal sanctuary beside the azure sea – the perfect way to spend a day at the beach.
21 September 2015 Luxury travel collection Belmond has partnered with renowned champagne house Krug to launch an exclusive ‘Sensual Krug Music Ritual’ at its hotels in Italy, allowing guests to ‘listen’ to champagne during a private tasting in a selection of the country’s most celebrated locations.
18 September 2015 – Belmond.com received the top award for ‘Best UK Hotel’ for Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons at the prestigious Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards 2015. The third annual awards ceremony took place in Tel Aviv, Israel on 6th September and recognises the world’s most exciting destinations, hotels and trips as voted by tens of thousands of readers of the Times, Sunday Times and Sunday Times Travel Magazine.
17 September 2015 – The much anticipated ‘Oscars’ of the restaurant world, The Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, have been revealed and Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire has retained its two Michelin stars for the 32nd year.
17 September 2015 – Luxury travel collection Belmond has launched a new online magazine, Belmond NOW, an easy-to-navigate topical guide of inspiring ideas and entertaining articles.
BELMOND MOUNT NELSON HOTEL AND ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH STAGE 'NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY, THE MUSICAL'14 September 2015 – – Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa has teamed up with acclaimed author Alexander McCall Smith and award-winning director Nicholas Ellenbogen to stage No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, The Musical.
17 August 2015 – The ultimate Okavango Delta water-based safari, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana reopens in November 2015 following an almost total rebuild, bringing innovation and originality to the Okavango experience. Reflecting the region’s natural beauty and offering an insight into the heart of the delta, local artisans and materials have been used to create the lodge’s fresh new tented guest accommodation, restaurant and lounge.
10 August 2015 – Belmond has launched a series of fun-packed family experiences at its hotels in Venice, Portofino, Florence, Ravello, Sicily and Mallorca. These family-friendly luxury hotels offer an array of kids’ facilities such as special restaurant menus, children’s spa treatments and in-room bathrobes and slippers. Family experiences on offer include:
3 August 2015: Belmond Ltd., a global collection of 46 hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in some of the world’s most inspiring destinations, today announced the appointment of Philippe Cassis as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.
30 July 2015 – Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao in Luang Prabang, Laos has launched an exclusive ‘Meditation on the Mekong’ experience, immersing guests in an integral cornerstone of Buddhism during an intimate tour of the country’s spiritual capital.
27 July 2015 – From budding gardeners to Michelin starred chefs in the making, Belmond Napasai on Koh Samui, Thailand, offers children a fun-filled insight into the world of work with a new range of ‘My First Job’ activities, nurturing children’s interests from an early age.
26 May 2015 – In 2016, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express embarks on a new journey to Berlin taking guests on a fascinating journey through time. In the tradition of the first pioneering days of rail travel, this new route links three historic European capital cities, London, Paris and Berlin. The inaugural departure leaves from London to Berlin via Paris on Thursday 2 June 2016.
2 April 2015 – For the first time, luxury UK day train, Belmond Northern Belle and British milliner, Vivien Sheriff are joining forces to ensure race goers turn heads with the perfect show stopping hat for Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot.
18 May 2015 – The iconic Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg has unveiled a stylish new restaurant, its most ambitious and anticipated culinary opening to date. Paying tribute to Asia’s vibrant gastronomic culture and heritage, the 140 seat restaurant, named AZIA, puts a creative twist on classic recipes and cooking techniques expertly combining past and present in new and imaginative ways. AZIA comes at an exciting time for the hotel as it celebrates its 140 year anniversary.