The latest news from our collection around the world.
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.
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 2014New 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
Book now for vintage fun in Madeira
29 November 2013
Lovers of classic cars—or indeed anyone who enjoys a vibrant spectacle—should book now to secure your place at the Belmond Reid’s Palace Classic Auto Show, May 2014. At the 2013 event, nearly half of the island’s 800 vintage motors turned out to take part, as did a fantastic array of motorbikes and scooters. And with the show fast gaining momentum even more are expected to participate next year. Enjoy racing and touring competitions on May 10; the following day you have the chance to admire the highly polished and cherished vehicles, from Rolls-Royces to Ford Model-Ts, as they line up in front of Reid’s Palace. This is not the only event with oomph: around this time, Madeira really springs to life. Also in April and May are the annual film festival, the Funchal book fair and the famous flower festival, when for two weeks after Easter the streets fill with exuberant parades and displays.
Dive into Hotel Rio Sagrado's new pool
20 November 2013
Guests already drawn to the waterside setting of Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, which nestles beside the Urubamba River in Peru’s Sacred Valley, can now enjoy a new liquid attraction: an infinity-edged, solar-heated swimming pool. The first of its kind in the valley, the 11m x 7m oasis is heated by six groups of solar panels that store heat on cloudy days, ensuring a warm experience all year round. As you float serenely or complete your lengths, expect to be rewarded with breathtaking mountain vistas. Or relax with a pisco cocktail and a Rio Sagrado mini-burger from the special pool menu. This is just one of the fabulous enhancements at the hotel; also recently unveiled are two new treatment rooms in the beautiful wood-and-stone Spa Mayu Wilka.
Grand Hotel Europe top 5 favourite in prestigious poll
13 November 2013
Nearly 80,000 discerning travellers have voted Belmond Grand Hotel Europe one of the top 5 hotels in Eastern Europe. The accolade was a result of the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, in which the leading magazine’s globetrotting readers rate their favourite hotels and resorts around the world. Grand Hotel Europe was the only St Petersburg winner in a category that embraced Estonia, Finland, Romania and Russia. An architectural gem at the heart of the city, the hotel is famed for its magnificent suites overlooking Nevsky Prospekt or Arts Square; its opulent art nouveau restaurant, Europe, and its decadent Caviar Bar.