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10th April 2014 – Belmond has launched a series of vintage experiences at its hotels in Portofino, Venice, Florence, Ravello and Sicily as they reopen for the summer season.
13 March 2014 – In May 2014, the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is adding a new destination to its regular schedule and heading to the birthplace of luxury train travel Brussels, for the first time. Departures to and from Brussels are available from Venice, Vienna and Budapest, with five new itineraries added to this season’s timetable with durations from one to four nights on board.
DISCOVER BELMOND’S BEAUTIFUL WORLD WITH SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER - ENJOY 15% OFF STANDARD RATES ACROSS THE COLLECTION10 March 2014 – To celebrate the launch of its new brand name, Belmond is offering guests the chance to book an impromptu treat with a special offer across its luxury hotels and travel adventures.
10 March 2014 – Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. today reveals its new brand identity, Belmond, ushering the company into an exciting new era by unifying its diverse collection of luxury hotels and travel adventures.
23 February 2014 – Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. today announced that its board of directors has approved a proposal to operate the Company’s collection of luxury hotels and travel experiences under a new brand name, Belmond, effective March 10, 2014.
21 February 2014 – The new series of pop-up evenings aboard the Belmond British Pullman hosted by an array of award-winning celebrity chefs, together with Executive Head Chef Robbie Gleeson, is announced for 2014. The line-up includes several household names and each event brings cuisine from all over the globe to the 1920s vintage carriages of London’s iconic train, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
19 February 2014 – Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil opened the city’s first luxury pan-Asian restaurant this week, fronted by celebrity chef Ken Hom.
10th February 2014 - New for 2014, the UK’s only luxury sleeper train, Belmond Royal Scotsman, has launched The Golf Tour; a five day journey exploring Scotland’s famed golf courses. Departing from Edinburgh on 18th May and 22nd September 2014, the train will travel through the Scottish Highlands, transporting guests seamlessly between the world class courses, in the height of luxury.
5 February 2014 – The Eastern & Oriental Express hosts a special fund raising journey in aid of Save Wild Tigers from 2 – 6 October 2014. The once in a lifetime journey travels through the tiger’s historic habitat from Singapore, through Malaysia and Thailand and highlights include a Gala dinner at the Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, to be attended by distinguished members of the Malaysian Royal Family, international celebrities and VIPs. This five day adventure includes one night at Raffles, Singapore, two nights on the Eastern & Oriental Express and one night at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
6 January 2014 – Fans of the “No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” have another chance to explore Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith as the acclaimed author accompanies his second Belmond Safaris group from 24 – 30 November 2014. Following the success of Alexander’s first expert-led journey last year, the itinerary has been extended to six nights and will now encompass three luxury lodges: Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Belmond Khwai River Lodge and Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge.
15 October 2013 - New for the 2014 season, the Belmond Royal Scotsman is set to journey between the iconic cities of Edinburgh and London on an itinerary exploring the very best of England and its famous cities and sights, including Sandringham House, Alnwick Castle and the scholarly city of Cambridge.
23 July 2013 - Belmond’s new river cruiser, Belmond Orcaella, sets sail on the maiden voyage this week. Following a traditional Buddhist blessing in Myanmar’s cultural capital, Mandalay, Belmond Orcaella sets sail on its inaugural 11 night cruise along the foothills of the Himalayas on the Chindwin River. As Myanmar emerges as one the hottest new travel destinations, Belmond leads the way in expertly guiding guests through hidden Myanmar.
18th March 2013 – It is a recipe for a California Classic: Take one hotel with a star-studded Hollywood past, add stylish American Riviera décor with one knock-out ocean view, and combine with a sprinkling of art created with diamond dust, California coastal dining at its very best (with the help from one very pampered cow) and seven years dedicated restoration. The result? Belmond’s first hotel on the US West Coast, Belmond El Encanto, which opens today in Santa Barbara.