The latest news from our collection around the world.
Introducing Belmond Cadogan in London
8 July 2014
Superbly located at the heart of London’s Knightsbridge, Belmond Cadogan is the newest addition to the Belmond global collection of hotels, trains and river cruises. This historic property, dating from 1887, reopens in summer 2016 fully renovated and reconceptualised. Its 54 rooms and suites and gourmet restaurant will reflect the hotel’s rich heritage, creating a stylish retreat for visitors to Sloane Street and nearby attractions including Hyde Park and the Saatchi Gallery.
Built in Queen Anne style, Belmond Cadogan has played an integral role in the social history of the Kensington and Chelsea area. The US$48 million project will draw inspiration from the neighbourhood’s rich character, offering an elegant meeting place for both international visitors and the local community.
Says John M Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Belmond Ltd. “We are very pleased to be working together with Cadogan Estates on what will become one of London’s foremost luxury hotels and to be partnering with an owner who shares our vision for offering authentic and one-of-a-kind luxury travel experiences.”
Visit Botswana's new World Heritage Site
26 Jun 2014
The watery wonderland of Botswana's Okavango Delta has just become the 1,000th site on UNESCO's World Heritage list. It's perfect timing as July to September is an exceptional season for spotting growing herds of elephants and exotic birds in the sparse bush. Stay for four or more nights at Belmond Safaris and you can enjoy a helicopter flight over this spectacular oasis, viewing wildlife on the prowl below. Our three Botswana safari destinations include Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, in the remote heart of the delta, the perfect base for all the action in this newly honoured natural wilderness.
17 Jun 2014
Belmond is excited to announce an exceptional opportunity: luxuriate in a spectacular suite for up to 30% off. Our new Suite Sensations offer spans iconic resorts from Mexico's Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa and St Martin's Belmond La Samanna to European landmarks including Belmond Reid's Palace in Madeira and St Petersburg's Belmond Grand Hotel Europe. Enjoy the ultimate in indulgence: extra-spacious lounges and bathrooms, fabulous local features such as hand-blown Murano glass at Belmond Hotel Cipriani or perhaps a private terrace with a plunge pool at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa.
Join Alexander McCall Smith at Belmond safaris
4 Jun 2014
Explore Botswana with "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" author Alexander McCall Smith. Following the success of McCall's first expert-led journey last year, the itinerary has been extended to six nights and will now encompass our three luxury lodges in the Okavango Delta, Moremi Reserve and Chobe National Park. Just 12 guests will enjoy the unique insights that only McCall can impart. This is a very special opportunity to get to know one of the world's best-loved novelists while discovering the spectacular country that inspired his work.
Belmond Safaris. 24-30 November, 2014. Discover more >
Live La Dolce Vita at our Italian hotels
23 May 2014
Our six Italian hotels have each launched vintage La Dolce Vita experiences to plunge guests into the luxury and glamour of times past. These nostalgic excursions are inspired by iconic personalities from Hollywood's golden era. Enjoy a private film tour of Venice from Belmond Hotel Cipriani, bask on a sunset cruise from Portofino's Belmond Hotel Splendido or explore Florence by Vespa scooter from Belmond Villa San Michele. If you've ever dreamed of following in the footsteps of Jackie Kennedy, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, why not create your own Grand Tour of Italy? Stay at two or more of our hotels, and double your fun with La Dolce Vita activities wherever you go.
Belmond Copacabana Palace stars on UK television
9 May 2014
Television viewers in Britain can step behind the scenes of Belmond Copacabana Palace with a special one-hour programme that airs on BBC Two on Monday 12 May at 9pm.
"Copacabana Palace" looks at Rio de Janeiro through the hotel's own story. Starting with images from 1923, when the landmark art deco building rose beside the beach, it continues right up to the recent opening of MEE, its glamorous new Asian restaurant. Explore the dazzling architecture and meet the people who ensure that this iconic hotel retains its position as South America's most famous place to stay.
Belmond Miraflores Park in Lima reopens after refurbishment
29 April 2014
Belmond Miraflores Park in Lima has just reopened after four months of renovations with a sparkling new face. A host of new facilities reinforce its position as one of South America's top travel addresses. This chic hotel now boasts a glamorous new restaurant, Tragaluz, serving Peruvian dishes with Mediterranean flair, and Belo Bar, for cocktails and light cuisine. Plus a dedicated business level now features exclusive Club Suites, a 24-hour Executive Lounge, new meeting spaces and seven conference rooms. The hotel is known for its oceanside location, best appreciated from its rooftop pool. It is surrounded by Lima's most stylish shops and restaurants, and close to the city's financial district. This calm, relaxing retreat is the perfect launchpad for journeys to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, locations of other Belmond hotels in Peru.
SPRING INTO SPRING
11 April 2014
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Italy and Mallorca. Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea in Sicily starts its summer season next week, completing our collection of six Italian hotels already open for 2014. Belmond La Residencia on the island of Mallorca has received its first guests of the year too. Why not book a visit to any of these glamorous retreats before 30 June and take advantage of our Discover Belmond worldwide offer. It's time to be seduced by the sun!
An invitation to discover our world
10 March 2014
Join us as we introduce our new worldwide offer, Discover Belmond. Book now for travel by 31 July 2014 and you’ll enjoy up to 15% off our standard rate at our hotels, trains and river cruises worldwide.
As one of the first visitors to our new website, why not explore further to see more of Belmond’s beautiful world. You’ll see that we feature some of the globe’s most iconic destinations, from Machu Picchu to Angkor Wat. Then take advantage of our offer to experience Belmond for yourself.