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.
10 December 2014 – Designed specifically with the LGBT market in mind, luxury travel collection Belmond has launched belmond.com/lgbt-travel, an easy-to-navigate microsite featuring an exceptional range of travel experiences in welcoming destinations worldwide.
17 November 2014 – Guests can embark on a journey of discovery while experiencing more of the world for less this winter with up to 20% off new bookings across Belmond’s global collection of luxury hotels, trains and river cruises.
2 December 2014 - Award winning wildlife and travel photographer, Sue Flood will host a series of talks and workshops in Myanmar on board Belmond Road to Mandalay and Belmond Orcaella in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.