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.
25 June 2015 – June 2015 – Belmond has launched a series of signature spa treatments at its hotels in Venice, Portofino, Ravello and Sicily.
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.
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.
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.
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 & SPA28 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.
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.
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 SMITH13 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.