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BELMOND EAGLE ISLAND LODGE TO RE-OPEN AS BOTSWANA’S ULTIMATE WATER BASED SAFARI

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.

BELMOND LAUNCHES FUN-FILLED FAMILY EXPERIENCES IN ITALY & MALLORCA

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:

BELMOND NAMES PHILIPPE CASSIS AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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.

BELMOND LA RÉSIDENCE PHOU VAO LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE 'MEDITATION ON THE MEKONG' EXPERIENCE

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.

BELMOND NAPASAI LAUNCHES ‘MY FIRST JOB’ CHILDREN’S EXPERIENCES

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.

BELMOND’S HOTELS IN ITALY LAUNCH SIGNATURE SPA TREATMENTS

25 June 2015 – June 2015 – Belmond has launched a series of signature spa treatments at its hotels in Venice, Portofino, Ravello and Sicily.

A GOLDEN AGE OF VARIETY PERFORMANCE ABOARD BELMOND NORTHERN BELLE

03 June 2015 – Belmond Northern Belle launches ‘Variety Dinners’ for Autumn 2015. The special journeys celebrate British entertainment with a line-up of traditional variety acts including cabaret dancers, contortionists, comedians, magicians and musicians. The new theatrical journeys depart from Manchester on 4th September and 7th November and from Birmingham on 30th October 2015.

THE VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS HEADS TO BERLIN IN 2016

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.

BELMOND GRAND HOTEL EUROPE OPENS AZIA

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.

GENERAL MANAGER APPOINTED FOR BELMOND CADOGAN HOTEL

13 May 2015 – Belmond today announced the appointment of Klaus Kabelitz as general manager of Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, which will reopen in autumn 2016 following a complete renovation.

KICK OFF THE SUMMER WITH THE 2ND ANNUAL ‘FOOD, FASHION AND FITNESS’ GETAWAY AT BELMOND MAROMA RESORT & SPA

28 April 2015 – This summer, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa will hold its second annual ‘Food, Fashion and Fitness’ programme, where cuisine, fashion trends and health come together, in one of the most beautiful locations in the world from 18 - 21 June 2015.

BELMOND GRAND HIBERNIAN LAUNCHES GRAND TOURS OF IRELAND

21 April 2015– Belmond Ltd. announces Grand Tours of Ireland aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian, the new Celtic sister to Belmond Royal Scotsman and the first luxury touring train in Ireland. Reservations are now available for the exclusive two, four and six night itineraries throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland.

MEE AT BELMOND COPACABANA PALACE RECEIVES FIRST MICHELIN STAR

20th April 2015 – MEE at Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro has become one of the first restaurants in South America to be awarded a prestigious Michelin star.

BELMOND MOUNT NELSON HOTEL LAUNCHES NIGHT OF DRAMA AND GASTRONOMY WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

13 April 2015 – Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa has teamed up with acclaimed author Alexander McCall Smith to offer guests at this landmark hotel an unforgettable evening of drama and gastronomy.

TURN HEADS AT ROYAL ASCOT THIS LADIES' DAY WITH BELMOND NORTHERN BELLE AND VIVIEN SHERIFF

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.

BELMOND’S HOTELS IN ITALY & MALLORCA REOPEN FOR 2015 WITH BESPOKE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCES

1 April 2015 - Belmond has launched a series of photography experiences at its hotels in Venice, Portofino, Florence, Ravello, Sicily and Mallorca as they reopen for the summer season.

VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS AND BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI LAUNCH POP-UP COCKTAIL BAR WITH RITZ PARIS

24 March 2015 – For the first time ever, three travel icons are coming together as legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Belmond Hotel Cipriani join with Ritz Paris to offer a pop-up cocktail bar next month.

ALL ABOARD THE 'TEA TRAIN' FOR CELEBRATORY AFTERNOON TEA ON BELMOND'S UK LUXURY DAY TRAINS.

18 March 2015 - Belmond announces two new quintessentially British celebratory afternoon teas to be served on board its UK luxury day trains, Belmond British Pullman and Belmond Northern Belle in 2015; the ‘Afternoon Tea by Fortnum & Mason’ and ‘Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea Party’.

BELMOND EL ENCANTO LAUNCHES TAILOR MADE WELLNESS PACKAGE INSPIRED BY THE ELEMENTS

9 March 2015 – Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California has partnered with a local fitness expert to launch ‘Spring into Fitness’, a tailor made wellness package inspired by the elements.

CELEBRITY CHEFS TAKE TO THE RAILS WITH BELMOND IN 2015

23 February 2015 – The new series of ‘pop-up’ evenings aboard, luxury UK day trains, Belmond British Pullman and Belmond Northern Belle, hosted by an array of award-winning celebrity chefs, together with Executive Head Chef Robbie Gleeson, is announced for 2015.

EXPERTS LEAD THE WAY TO MYANMAR WITH BELMOND IN 2015

18 February 2015 – Belmond announces line up of expert guest speakers in Myanmar for 2015. An esteemed military leader, an academic specialist, a bestselling author and an award-winning photographer are the experts poised to host enriching journeys on board Belmond Road to Mandalay and Belmond Orcaella this year, as part of the inaugural guest speaker programme.

BELMOND AFLOAT IN FRANCE LAUNCHES WINE ACADEMY FOR 2015

11 February 2015 – Luxury travel operator Belmond is launching a Wine Academy, exclusive for guests traveling aboard its Belmond Afloat in France fleet of luxury barges in Burgundy.

BELMOND LAUNCHES E-GIFT CARDS

4 February 2015 – Belmond has launched personalised e-Gift Cards. Redeemable for stays and services at all of Belmond’s luxury hotels and for travel aboard the collection’s range of iconic trains and river cruises across the globe, the service is a quick-and-easy way to give loved ones the gift of travel.

BELMOND LA RESIDENCIA LAUNCHES CREATIVE WRITING RETREAT WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR DIANE REDMOND

30 January 2015 – The village of Deia on Mallorca’s peaceful north-west coast has attracted poets, artists and writers for over a century. Famous British writers Alan Sillitoe, Robert Graves and D H Lawrence were all inspired by this artistic haven and now guests at Belmond La Residencia can follow in their footsteps on a six-night creative writing retreat.

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