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.
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.