5 November 2014 - Belmond Ltd. announces its first train in Ireland; anticipated for launch in summer 2016. Belmond Grand Hibernian will be the first luxury overnight rail experience of its kind in Ireland with plans for tours of the magnificent open countryside, dramatic coastal scenery and fascinating cities of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
29 October 2014 – Venice Simplon-Orient-Express announces new ‘Nordic Adventures’ for June 2015. The stunning journeys visit three of Europe’s most fascinating cities: Venice, Copenhagen and Stockholm; sharing their waterside, canal-latticed characteristics in common and now linked by the legendary train. The four night, five day journeys depart from Venice to Stockholm on 1 June 2015 and Stockholm to Venice on 6 June 2015.
28 October 2014 – Guests at Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can now enjoy a private sunrise picnic at Christ the Redeemer. Exclusive to the landmark hotel, this once-in-a-lifetime experience gives visitors crowd-free access to the monument on Corcovado Mountain before it opens to the public.
20th October 2014 – Russia’s first ever five-star hotel, 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. Created from 19 first-floor rooms in response to a growing demand for suite accommodation, the new suites offer space and luxury at the heart of the city with 24-hour butler service.
13 October 2014 –Belmond, owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and authentic rail experiences is launching two new journeys with rich and diverse itineraries on the Eastern & Oriental Express in 2015. The five night ‘Fables of the Peninsula’ from Singapore to Bangkok on 29 March 2015 and the two night ‘The Ancient Temples of Lanna’ departs on its inaugural journey on 15 October 2015 from Bangkok to Chiang-Mai.
9 October 2014 – Be it a 10k, half marathon or the full 26 miles and 385 yards, running has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Today the sport is no longer just about pounding the streets as runners look for new and unusual destinations to enjoy their favourite fitness activity.
2 October 2014 – Family adventure travel made easy. Discovery and adventure should have no age boundaries and with this in mind Belmond has launched a series of activities for its younger guests at the Company’s collection of five hotels in Peru.
12 September 2014 – Belmond is offering guests the opportunity to soak up some late summer sun with 25% off suites at Belmond Reid’s Palace in Funchal, Madeira.
8 September 2014 – Offering exceptional travel experiences in some of the world’s most remarkable destinations, Belmond is inviting guests to discover more with a range of inspirational complimentary experiences. Each Belmond Bonus showcases the very best of the company’s collection of luxury hotels, trains and river cruises, enabling guests to get the most from their stay – from a starlit private dinner on a tropical beach to expert-guided tours through World Heritage Sites.
23 July 2014 – Catering to the travel trend for creative event facilities in inspiring destinations, Belmond is updating business amenities and offering special group rates across its curated collection of luxury hotels and travel experiences. Highlights include a new event conservatory at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire and a Highland Games experience on board luxury sleeper train, Belmond Royal Scotsman.
16 July 2014 –As the Commonwealth Games approach and Scotland gears up for a summer of sport, Belmond Royal Scotsman is offering its guests a taste of a traditional Scottish Highland Games let by expert Highlanders.
16 July 2014 - From the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang to the mighty Ayeyarwady River, the Belmond collection features eight hotels, trains and cruises in some of Southeast Asia’s most stunning locations. Seeing these awe-inspiring treasures has now become even easier with a selection of exclusive offers from Belmond.
BELMOND LA RÉSIDENCE D'ANGKOR LAUNCHES LUXURY FITNESS RETREAT WITH TRAINING SESSIONS AMONG THE TEMPLES14 July 2014 - As the travel trend for fitness fusion holidays gathers pace, Belmond has launched the ultimate wellness escape – a week-long luxury fitness retreat at Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
8 July 2014 - Belmond today announced that it has signed a management agreement with Cadogan Estates Limited to operate The Cadogan, a 64-key hotel on Sloane Street in the heart of Chelsea, as part of Belmond’s collection of luxury hotels and travel experiences.
3 July 2014 – From August to October this year, children travel for free on board luxury UK day train, Belmond Northern Belle. Families are invited to embark on an unforgettable day out from over 60 different regional UK departure points.
25 June 2014 – This week, Botswana’s Okavango Delta was voted the 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its extraordinary wetland system and rare wildlife. The region is popular with safari-goers hoping to spot some of the world’s most endangered large mammals including the cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion.
17 June 2014 – Belmond is offering guests the opportunity to luxuriate for less this summer with up to 30% off suites at some of its iconic resorts, from Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera and St Martin’s Belmond La Samanna, to Belmond Reid’s Palace in Madeira and Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice.
May 2014 – Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel celebrates Cape Town's World Design Capital status by installing a pop-up gallery to showcase local artists. Guests can take a guided electrical bicycle tour of the highlights of design in Cape Town.
13 May 2014 – Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has launched a ‘Food, Fashion and Fitness Getaway’ from Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 June to immerse guests in gastronomy, style and wellbeing.
9 May 2014 – Guests can enjoy late availability ‘Discover Belmond’ summer offers across a worldwide selection of Belmond’s iconic hotels, trains and river cruises.
29 April 2014 – Belmond Miraflores Park in Lima, Peru has reopened following a sophisticated four-month refurbishment, which reinforces its position as one of South America’s leading city hotels.
22 April 2014 – The iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy has reopened for the 2014 season with a stylish new restaurant overlooking the lagoon.
10th April 2014 – Belmond has launched a series of vintage experiences at its hotels in Portofino, Venice, Florence, Ravello and Sicily as they reopen for the summer season.
13 March 2014 – In May 2014, the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is adding a new destination to its regular schedule and heading to the birthplace of luxury train travel Brussels, for the first time. Departures to and from Brussels are available from Venice, Vienna and Budapest, with five new itineraries added to this season’s timetable with durations from one to four nights on board.
DISCOVER BELMOND’S BEAUTIFUL WORLD WITH SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER - ENJOY 15% OFF STANDARD RATES ACROSS THE COLLECTION10 March 2014 – To celebrate the launch of its new brand name, Belmond is offering guests the chance to book an impromptu treat with a special offer across its luxury hotels and travel adventures.
10 March 2014 – Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. today reveals its new brand identity, Belmond, ushering the company into an exciting new era by unifying its diverse collection of luxury hotels and travel adventures.
23 February 2014 – Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. today announced that its board of directors has approved a proposal to operate the Company’s collection of luxury hotels and travel experiences under a new brand name, Belmond, effective March 10, 2014.
21 February 2014 – The new series of pop-up evenings aboard the Belmond British Pullman hosted by an array of award-winning celebrity chefs, together with Executive Head Chef Robbie Gleeson, is announced for 2014. The line-up includes several household names and each event brings cuisine from all over the globe to the 1920s vintage carriages of London’s iconic train, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
19 February 2014 – Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil opened the city’s first luxury pan-Asian restaurant this week, fronted by celebrity chef Ken Hom.