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Our Story

It all began in 1976, when we received the keys to the legendary Cipriani, a Belmond hotel in Venice. A year later we began collecting the carriages for the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which launched in 1982 to whisk intrepid travellers to La Serenissima in style.

Belmond joined LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in April 2019, reinforcing our place among the international leaders in luxury. For over 40 years we have followed our pioneering spirit and passion for authenticity to create and uncover some of the world’s greatest travel adventures. Today, our collection includes one-of-a-kind hotels, trains, river cruises and safari lodges in stunning destinations across the globe. Each has an incredible story to tell.

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      Travel with Care

      Corporate Social Responsibility

      We aim to tread lightly and make a positive contribution to the many destinations where we operate. You can rest easy knowing as you explore our world, we’re working to keep it as wonderful as possible.

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