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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!

Belmond La Residencia

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 30 June 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.

Our most exciting journey to date

23 February 2014

We are delighted to announce that Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is embarking on an exciting new journey.

On 10 March we will rename our exceptional global collection of hotels, trains and river cruises Belmond.  

From Machu Picchu to Table Mountain, from Iguassu Falls to St Petersburg, we continue to curate exceptional travel in some of the most exciting destinations worldwide. Whether you choose to journey aboard the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, or to celebrate at Hotel Cipriani, Belmond offers authentic experiences and personal service, a culture that has inspired us over for over 30 years. 

We look forward to welcoming you.

Help wild tigers as you travel through Asia

14 February 2014

Embark on a special fund-raising journey for the charity Save Wild Tigers aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express train. Highlights include a night's stay at Raffles Hotel in Singapore, a gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur attended by members of Malaysia's royal family and lectures by tiger conservationists. Plus there's a private view of a tiger-inspired art exhibition, a tour of the tiger's jungle habitat with expert guides and a final night's stay at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Bangkok. If you're a fan of these fascinating creatures this is a unique opportunity to learn more about them and to help ensure their survival from threatened extinction in the wild.

Eastern & Oriental Express, Southeast Asia, 2-6 October, 2014

Join Alexander McCall Smith on safari

3 February 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 

The Royal Scotsman heads to London

22 January 2014

New for 2014, Belmond Royal Scotsman train will make four exciting journeys between Edinburgh and London. Two 4-day southbound itineraries feature a tour of medieval Alnwick Castle, the chance to view rare literary treasures in Cambridge's Parker Library and a private reception and evening tour of Sandringham House, country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen. One-night journeys from London to Edinburgh feature gala dining as you travel along what has been voted England's most scenic train route.

London-Edinburgh, August and September, 2014

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